Speaking of the parking lot yesterday brought something to mind; "Ye reaps what ye sows"...
The Disney Company is making so much damn money at the parking booths these days that guys in PORSCHES are sticking them up! Whoa! Now that's what I call INFLATION!
Time was, trains, banks and liquor stores were the chosen prey of stick up banditos. Disney must really be cleaning up if a single ticket booth is worthy of robbing...ON CAMERA!
Walt was often questioned about his policy of a very slim profit margin for Disneyland's parking rates. For over twenty years, the rate remained under a dollar. His theory was basically, to not squeeze his guests dry for things that have little to do with the park itself or certain souvenir items that would promote the park once the guest left.
In other words, people have to park their cars in order to PAY admission to the park itself...let's not get greedy and we'll end up getting return business through goodwill.
The Eisner management thought this showcased Walt's naivete and poor business sense. What do you think?