Disney is kickin' it old school in 2013 with "Limited Time Magic!"
Originally Posted by JneratorX
the promo is nothing new, they've done this before with the various "holidays" throughout the year one year. I believe it was this past year, with Dland celebrating Chinese New Year, etc...
but the name is ghastly... how about Moments of Magic?
Limited Time Magic is SOOOOOO stupid, whoever thought of this name should be fired!!!
JneratorX, since you fully appreciate "Limited Time Magic," I wanted to get your input on potential slogans for 2014's promotion. Here are just some of the ones proposed on another thread (link: PREDICTIONS for title of the 2014 promotion) along with some new ones:
"We put the vile in privilege!"
"We put the FU in fun!" (Stolen from Ed Alonzo)
"Welcome! Spend! Get out!"
"We're Disneyland. Whatya gonna do 'bout it? Nothin'? We thought so!"
"See the abandoned Peoplemover track before it goes away. . .FOREVER! Just kidding, it's never going away!"
"On one randomly selected day we'll reveal what the h--- Goofy is!"
"Who says you can't buy magic?"
or "Magic: it's just as close as your wallet!"
"Walt's dead. Get over it."
"Spend $100 or we'll kill the mouse. And his little dog too!"
"Not enough time for your kids? We'll make up for it."
Re: Park Blogs noting that Disney is kicking off 2013 as the year of "Limited Time Ma
Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins
^ Well said. Your post made me realize that "Limited Time Magic" isn't hitting people wrong just because of the word choice, but because of the context of the words -- that context being years of cheesy marketeering from Staggs, Rasulo & Co. and the management hierarchy they've hired. With year after year of the in-your-face hype that has become Disney's M.O., even the most diehard fans will eventually be turned off.
Thanks, Mr. Wiggins. And I must concur with what you said earlier about some of the philosophies that have been installed at the Disneyland Resort and how many of the recent leading "philosophers" are those schooled in the Eisner manner of thinking.
Because I'm thinking that maybe this is one of the main reasons behind why I feel a sense of disconnect from the park that I didn't used to feel.
For me, the park used to feel homey and warm. Now it's about traversing the park without being slammed into by aggressive guests or inundated by people yelling in my ear, or the like. It just feels different.
What keeps me going are the memories of what it used to be. Keying in on a special place in the park where I can connect.
I know that in some ways I'm absolute "nostalgia gone wild."
But I think it's simply because some of the recent stuff is so commercialized and in your face that when you don't connect with what's there, you tend to find yourself looking to the past.
I'm one of those old (okay, 47 y.o.) codgers who liked the edutainment aspect of the park. I will even go as far as to say that I'm so "old school" Disney that when I see a sweatshirt or tee-shirt I like, it is very simple, verging on the retro look....and doesn't say "Disneyland Resort." "Disneyland" is all I need on my clothing. Weird, I know. But that's how it is.