Not only does Disney plan to phase out Marvel and Star Wars-themed slot machines, it also hopes to prevent the development of new casino resorts in the state. Online Roulette - Some basics for beginners Although roulette is truly a game of chance, it should be analyzed carefully to increase the probability Peter Pirate , Apr 6, I mean for crying out loud you can go to a movie anytime at home. From a business standpoint, it makes sense that Disney would not want another tourist draw infringing on its potential customer base in the Orlando area.
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Then they noticed Church Street Station was doing great business in downtown Orlando as a conglomeration of family-friendly bars and restaurants; along came Disney Island and Downtown Disney to grab those dollars, and Tango Uniform for Church Street. They used to partner with Premier Cruise Lines with Disney characters on board and nice coordinated packages; then they decided they were letting too much money go outside and bought and now run their own cruise ships, putting Premier out of business.
They noticed Wet n Wild was doing well, so, voila! Blizzard Beach and another water park. WnW is close to bankruptcy.
Let's build Animal Kingdom. Universal Studios doing well? Build Hollywood Studios park. More and more destination on-property resorts. So, they don't want to offer gaming, who cares why. But to Disney, that means nobody else should do it either. Mickey Rat has decided, so mote it be in Florida. Did I say rat? Should have been pig.
Not sure of the timing, but the Iron Man slot that I think is brand new; not sure who offers it , might be the best new slot I've seen in the last 5 years. It can't be more than 2 years old given what it does, with the entire lower case a touch screen and the bonus sliding up onto the top screen as well. Just a phenomenal job by WMS. I note the date on this video per Google is November , so about 2 years, I guess.
I dare you to watch this and not want to play that game afterwards. Nov 2, Threads: Over 50 million people visit the entertainment resort every year and partake of theme parks like Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. From a business standpoint, it makes sense that Disney would not want another tourist draw infringing on its potential customer base in the Orlando area.
Disney denies that self-interest is its main motivation for opposing new casinos. Finger made no statement suggesting that Disney is protecting its own interests by objecting to more casinos. This inference has been made, however, by critics based on the connection between Disney and its Marvel and Star Wars slot machines that recently came to light. Critics also cite the fact that increased Florida casinos might steal valuable convention contracts from the Mickey Mouse company.
At this point, Disney hosts approximately , square feet of convention space in its Florida resorts. Critics immediately began shouting hypocrisy at the fact that Disney, a vocal gambling opponent, owns and profits from character-themed casino slot machines.
A spokeswoman responded that the company's affiliation with the casinos was only temporary, and that it would take a few years for current slot machine contracts to expire. When Marvel and Star Wars-themed slots do eventually disappear from casinos, their absence will be a blow to the gaming industry. Casino patrons are drawn to the colorful games touting Spider Man, Darth Vader, and other exciting Hollywood characters.
Until the machines are completely phased out, the characters will continue to entertain casino patrons both online and on land. The online gaming industry will definitely be affected by Disney's prohibition. The Spider Man Slot game, for example, is an enticing game for online gamblers that was introduced in The eventual loss of these games will leave a gaping hole in customers' palette of gaming choices. Last month, a group called the Associated Industries of Florida launched a new pro-casino campaign.
It makes no difference to me one way or another, but it could be interesting if Disney had gambling on a riverboat cruising the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. On the other hand, Disney should consider how strong some people's opposition could be. Would they lose more money in the long run from families opting to abandon Disney altogether -- not just the parks but possibly merchandise and movies as well -- than any share of the gambling pie they may not be receiving currently?
I'm sure that if Disney hears from enough people like the one quoted by the OP, Disney may hold off on the casino idea. Obi-Wan Pinobi , Apr 6, DCL is already going head-to-head with all the other cruise lines that currently offer gambling. Does it appear that DCL is having a hard time booking their cruises? Regardless of what the liberal media try to force down our throats, there is still a huge market out there for good,wholesome family entertainment.
Bottom line, DCL does not need casinos. As for inland gaming - slot parlors and full fledge casinos - Disney had better tread very lightly in this area. For one, there is an "element" not refering to the Car 3 crowd that always follows gambling. Disney does not want this element infesting WDW. Plus , Apr 6, Oct 27, Messages: Rence , Apr 6, Apr 16, Messages: I love casino's and like to hit them here at home from time to time.
Having said that, I just don't envision casino's as being compatible with a WDW vacation. I have a hard enough time with their being a large movie theater on property. I mean for crying out loud you can go to a movie anytime at home. I guess I just view a Disney vacation with s different focus entirely.
Mickmse , Apr 6, It doesn't bother me that Disney has a large movie theatre on property. It's a good place to hang out during the hot days of summer, and nothing like a state of the art THX system. Course I guess it depends on where you come from.
We are from a small town, so it's definitely a step up. I wouldn't see anything wrong with a casino at the Contemporary or Coronado Springs as these are convention centers and there a lot of convention attendees that wouldn't mind a bit more mature entertainment.
You have to remember these are the kind of people that convention in Vegas, Atlantic City and other such havens. I wouldn't like to see slot machines in every resort, but I think in those two, it could be of value.
Disney is a company of balance and it's not just a place for kids and families. So why not offer some other types of venues for those that want that? I hate thrill rides, but people like them, so I understand they're putting them in to provide that balance. To me, if I'm by myself and not with family, the whole wholesome thing gets a bit thin, despite my love for the Disney.
ShadowWind , Apr 6, ShadowWind, while I'm happy to have someone else not totally eschew my belief that casinos are not inherently bad, I do disagree that WDW or DL would be a good place for them.