that was shown on ABC, I was wondering what happened to the Disney Institute? Was the program shuttered after lack of turnout? It was hyped so much in 1996-1997 before the cruise line debuted.
The special also made me ask, "How come Disney doesn't do any more ABC promotional shows debuting new attractions/celebrations at the theme parks?"
There wasn't a one hour special set aside on ABC for Disneyland's Happiest Homecoming on Earth or even, Disney Parks's Happiest Celebration on Earth.
If you get the chance, take the time to watch the Walt Disney World 25th Anniversary Special hosted by some stars of ABC's TGIF lineup. There was such strong pride in preserving Walt Disney's vision and building on his dream.
*And this was before Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's California Adventure...
**By the way, how come Disney's Animal Kingdom was such a thematic success with Paul Pressler and Michael Eisner at the helm and Disney's California Adventure was mediocre at best?
Just always, Remember the Magic.