This is from a poster over at Laughingplace.com who had a few announcements:
>>They've released a Cast Member Reference Guide for July 17th and it has some surprisingly candid answers in it to the most frequently asked questions.
The ceremony on the 17th will be in front of the Castle, and it is designed for the media. Just like on the 5th the average Guest won't be able to get near it.
If you are going on the 17th you will get a free set of mouse ears, a free cupcake, and AP holders get a free pin. And that's all that is happening, aside from the short media ceremony with Art Linkletter, Eisner, Schwarzenegger, etc.
They will not let anyone camp out overnight on Disney property. As a courtesy, they will open the Pumbaa lot for overnight parking. But Anaheim Police and Disneyland Security will secure Disney property the night before and not let anyone on property until the early morning hours.<<
Any thoughts on Eisner and the Terminator showing up?
I'm also not particularly happy they are doing this as a "Media Only" thing. In past major anniversaries .. It seemed ceremonies were (to coin the phrase - "User Friendly") ... Public/Guest Friendly. The DL going crowds were "invited" in .... and not pushed aside for media people.
I figured ... they did the "Media" thing for May 5th. Which I decided to avoid. Not important to me........... But July 17th is the day that counts .. and for many DL patrons as well.
So ..... I wish it was Iger .. the new CEO who's replacing Eisner in just a few short months from now.
I would think .. Eisner (with all the venom toward him) .. would start to be seen less .. and let Iger take the reign. Particularly for this event.
I understand Eisner was booed on the day of May 5th. And no matter who feels that act was tacky ... makes no difference how many people decide to chime in and say 'oh that's just tacky, that's just tacky.'
Reality is reality - Eisner has made many loyal Disney fans upset. And if he gets booed ... why be surprised?
So before anyone says "booing" is tacky .. well .. get ready ..... people are people .. humans are humans ..... and I personally won't be surprised. I won't be booing .. but I also won't be snickering toward anyone, not with Eisner's history of 10 years of company decay.
So, July 17th will most likely bring in even more faithful and loyal Disneylanders than the May 5th media event.
And to top it off ....... Schwarzenegger. (1) I'm not a Scharzenegger fan.
(2) Eisner there .....
(3) Pushing for an exclusive media thing .. when they already had it ...
This is one ceremony I'd rather pass on ... and give Asimo my time instead.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?