Forbes report "The Secrets Behind Disney's $2.2 Billion Theme Park Profits"

Started by SGregory27, July 15, 2014, 01:22:47 PM

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2015-Sequoia Lodge Honeymoon Suite
2015-Sequoia Lodge GF Lakeside
2014-Sequoia Lodge- Hubby's big 30
2013- Newport Bay- 1st time with kids 4y &1y
2008-Sequoia Lodge
2005-Sequoia Lodge - Got engaged
2004-Sequoia Lodge


4 trips to DLP, 3 to WDW, 1 to Disneyland California


I sort of knew this but only in bits and pieces, the article pulls everything together very well.
July 2003 My Travel Explorers
May 2004 Sequoia Lodge
July 2006 Patio St Antoine @Nation (RER commute to DLRP)
December 2007 Kyriad Val de France
August 2009 Hotel New York
May 2015 Hotel Cheyenne

Sulley's Arms

I must be reading the contract extracts incorrectly, because I thought DLP had to pay TWDC each time they have different characters (therefore they don't bother) but the way I read this it seems to suggest that they pay a %age of the take each year, not linked to which characters they have.

But if that were the case, surely they'd have loads of different characters all the time - of course, the ones they have are great, but we have met them a million times and new ones would make trips to DLP even more appealing.
Trip Counter
Nov 07 - DCR [4d]
Mar 09 - DCR [3d]
Feb 11 - DCR [4d]
Oct 11 - Kyriad [3d]
Dec 11 - Adagio [3d]
Feb 12 - DCR [6d]
Jun 12 - Crecy Golf [4d]
Aug 12 - Crecy Golf [2d]
Feb 13 - Adagio [4d]
Dec 13 - Crecy Golf [3d]
Feb 14 - DCR [5d]
Mar 15 - Sejours [4d]
Feb 16 - Kyriad [4d]
Dec 16 - Offsite [3d]
Feb 17 - Adagio [4d]
Aug 17 - Offsite [2d]
Dec 17 - Offsite [3d]
Dec 18 - Cheyenne [3d]


I'm assuming they have a blanket license deal for the broad Disney IP use in the park, but they may still need to license individual costumes for the CMs, something that could get pretty costly I imagine if you refreshed regularly. :)