Okay. So many of us were less than impressed with Disney’s Big Announcement regarding their 2011 marketing this week. Some of us (namely me ) were a bit outraged.
What would have the announcement been if you had been in charge?
What is your very favorite theme or addition from the past years?
What was your least favorite?
Here are mine:
- I’d like to see a pirate themed marketing strategy. There are two princess themed character dinners you can have. There are a ton of Girlish photo ops. I would like to see a restaurant in MK in a pirate ship with Hook, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Mr. Smee.
DH suggested a Hidden Mickey theme. Maybe admission tickets are generated that are coded with hidden Mickey’s for different attractions. Maybe someone’s triggers something at Pirates, someone else might trigger something at Splash Mountain or a restaurant or resort. Also, there could be new Hidden Mickey medallions to search for that would generate surprises. I know in our city there is a winter carnival where people go crazy trying to find a medallion every year.
I only have three years of experience going to Disney, so my list to choose from is small, but we LOVED The Year of a Million Dreams in 2007. Our family got to be the family of the day at the Garden Grill. They treated us like royalty! We also noticed the people walking around with the lanyards for free FPs. Our Family of the Day status included one FP and that was the first year of Soarin’ I believe, so we wouldn’t have gotten on it otherwise that year.
I had never even been to WDW at the time they covered our beautiful castle in that Hideous Pink, but even I knew that was just wrong. I felt so sorry for the people who had planned their first trip for that year and would not be able to get a picture of the castle in its true glory.