07-20 NFFC Celebrates First Anniversary of Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary
First Person: NFFC Celebrates First Anniversary of Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary
By C. W. Oberleitner
July 25, 2006
Our Mr. Oberleitner is on the road again this time traveling from Anaheim, California—where he attended the NFFC’s Disneyana Convention 2006 and Disneyland’s July 17, 51st birthday celebration—to San Diego where he plans to take part in ComicCon 2006. Before decamping for San Diego he filed the following report.
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Re: 07-20 NFFC Celebrates First Anniversary of Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary
I believe that you and Deep Mouse are both correct, Chuck. It all depends on who you're dealing with inside Disney.
Some execs may view the fans as the "lunatic fringe" or worse. Some may see them simply as Disney's best customers and not necessarily freaks at large. And others may take a somewhat negative slant regarding the more intense fans, aka "foamers" (favorite term of a well-known ex-Imagineer), while still enjoying the company and disposable income of the entire group.
There have been and always will be varying shades of fanaticism amongst the Disney Faithful. Depending on where and why and who you're with, YMMV.