I REALLY hope Tink won't talk while she's in the parks interacting with guests... I would imagine it would be different from having a huge mask over your head. If Tinkerbell let out just one word that wasn't bells, it might ruin the whole thing. And how are they going to do the bell thing anyway? They have to have the bells.
Tinker Bell will be talking, like she will in the new movie.
I meant besides the Castle. Walt used her though because if the park was a flop he didn't want Mickey to be connected to that, so he picked a smaller side character...hence Tinkerbell starting the Disneyland shows he did and Wonderful World of Color and such. I consider her an icon for the park.
Actually, I believe that Tink was given the opportunity of being associated with the park because the studio considered her of insignificant marketing value while they didn't want to relinquish any of the studio's other major characters.
Personally, I believe that Tink is the only REAL Disneyland character. The others were added later. But while I have no problem with characters related to attractions being included in the park, I DO have a problem with the characters (even Tink) being given a role that appears to overshadow the park itself.