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    Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

    Ross sent an email to his colleagues Friday morning, saying, "I no longer believe the Chairman role is the right professional fit for me. For that reason, I have made the very difficult decision to step down as Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, effective today."
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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

    Two words for the resignation. John Carter.

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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

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    Two words for the resignation. John Carter.
    Three more: Mars Needs Moms
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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

    And considering the Avengers is going to be massive kind of weird timing.
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    Rich Ross should just stay away from Mars period.

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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

    I guess this means the Mission to Mars movie is getting shelved.

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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

    Another writer makes a good point. If another bad choice is made for the successor, it's on Iger this time.
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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

    Wonder where he will land next? So many of the ex-imagineers Disney discarded are responsible for the new attractions and upgrades at the Universal Parks. Giggle every time I think of the Disney Heads that released the imagineers so they could help build Potterland.
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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

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    Wonder where he will land next? So many of the ex-imagineers Disney discarded are responsible for the new attractions and upgrades at the Universal Parks. Giggle every time I think of the Disney Heads that released the imagineers so they could help build Potterland.
    You mean Potter mini-mall? One new ride does not a land make.

    I'm sure he won't be collecting food stamps any time soon.

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    Re: Rich Ross resigns as Chairman of TWDS

    Quote Originally Posted by DVCDad View Post
    You mean Potter mini-mall? One new ride does not a land make.
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    Frogs Choir, Ollivanders Wand, Twiwizard Spirit. There are 5 shops and Hogs Heads Pub and Three Broomsticks Restaurant. The Imagineering of the land is amazing, it all ties together so nicely. It is anticipated the expansion to be equal in quality. Disney is already ripping off Hogs Head Pub with their Tavern in the expansion, so Disney obviously respects HP-land.

    As much as I am impressed with the Circus Theming at the Magic Kingdom, it has a lot of small details and Dumbo is beautiful, the Disney Imagineers really missed with the Great Goofini. The queue is cute however the raw, off the rack coaster is just plopped inside metal mesh fence.

    If any park deserves the criticism for one ride per land it would be Animal Kingdom. You can put the MK, DHS and Epcot inside AK yet very few rides and tons of stores to shop in. And that carnival-land with the Primeval Whirl, oy, can't hold a candle to the Imagineering of Harry Potter.

    I wish Rich Ross luck with where he lands next. Those leaving Disney seem to be doing well for themselves.
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    Mars was not kind to Rich

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