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    Is DL doing anything to celebrate Mickey's 80th Birthday?

    It occurs to me that next year (2008) will be Mickey Mouse's 80th birthday. Is Disneyland (or "DisneyParks, Inc. TM") planning to do anything to celebrate this? Would it be better to have this as a promotion than an allegedly possibly extended YOMD? Or has the "Mickey's Birthday" theme been done to death?

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    Re: Is DL doing anything to celebrate Mickey's 80th Birthday?

    i hope they do it would be something.

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    Re: Is DL doing anything to celebrate Mickey's 80th Birthday?

    I doubt Disney will something.

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    Re: Is DL doing anything to celebrate Mickey's 80th Birthday?

    I would think that they almost have to do something. He is essentially the mascot of the whole franchise as well as the parks. How could you not celebrate his birthday? It would surely be a great marketing campaign. Maybe not, a year long celebration but it is definetly worthy of something on a large scale.

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    Re: Is DL doing anything to celebrate Mickey's 80th Birthday?

    I was thinking some more about this, and the last big celebration that I can remember them having for Mickey at DL was for 60th, in 1988. You could say that Mickey's Toontown was his "birthday present" for his 65th, in 1993. However, I don't recall hearing about any major celebrations for Mickey's subsequent big birthdays.

    I was thinking about whether this would be too soon to make another big deal about a birthday after DL's 50th, however, DL's big 35th celebration was just 2 years after Mickey's 60th birthday celebration.

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    Actually, they made a big deal of Mickey's 75th. 80 isn't a milestone number, so I wouldn't expect anything. I don't figure they'll do anything major until 100, and that should be cool.

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    Re: Is DL doing anything to celebrate Mickey's 80th Birthday?

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    Actually, they made a big deal of Mickey's 75th. 80 isn't a milestone number, so I wouldn't expect anything. I don't figure they'll do anything major until 100, and that should be cool.
    I agree with all this, except that I think they will do a little something, just not a huge year-long or season-long promotion. Maybe a celebration over that month or week, with a new pin or two coming out, maybe a button on the birthday, and/or using Mickey's 80th as a theme for the front cover of the park maps. Mickey turning 100 will be a year-long theme, I think.
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    Re: Is DL doing anything to celebrate Mickey's 80th Birthday?

    Well they didn't do anything for Snow White's 70th so who know what Disney will do for Mickey's 80th. I would of though they would of done something for Snow White this year sends she was out in 1937 and she was the first movie cartoon that Walt did hope they will do something for her on her 75th birthday.

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