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Old 12-09-2012, 03:01 AM   #16
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I can appreciate a barbershop quartet, especially the Dapper Dans! I think them singing boyband songs just shows them that they're very versatile with thier singing. I would think it was a challenge to "barber quartet"-up the songs they're doing.

As for Lida Rose, it is a classic that I can respect. For all we know, it could have been the "boyband" interpretation of it's time.
Lida Rose was not a boy band song. We do know that, lol.

Main Street has just gone so far from its roots. To me, it is sad.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #17
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So is there a calendar out somewhere? Did the announcement say that the Dapper Dans would be in early January? Help I need to know when Pirates week(s) is!!!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #18
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Thank you for sharing. I thought the Dapper Dans did a wonderful job. I loved it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #19
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To be blunt, I still think this whole LTM idea is stupid.

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So is there a calendar out somewhere? Did the announcement say that the Dapper Dans would be in early January? Help I need to know when Pirates week(s) is!!!
No and no. I don't expect Disney to release ever release a full 2013 calendar; they'll probably just tweet each week's theme or put it on their website or something, as it would make them "social media savy". I would expect the first announcement around (perhaps just after) Christmas, but we'll see.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #20
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Hate it. I don't even like the idea of the Dapper Dans singing boy band songs. I will try to avoid seeing it in person.
I thought they did an excellent job of picking songs (or song parts) that sounded "natural" with four part harmony. One of the reasons I don't like Straight No Chaser's "Teen Sensation Medley" is that it feels like a bunch of kids imitating a rock song; the Dapper Dan medley felt like the songs could have been written for that format.

I'm not really familiar with the songs either band chose, which might make a big difference.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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Thanks for sharing Robo! My DD10 loved the One Direction song.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:31 AM   #22
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To be blunt, I still think this whole LTM idea is stupid.
It's a plan with the potential to make about 10% of savvy guests happy, and about 70% of savvy guests unhappy, at any given time. (At least 20% won't care, either way.)

I don't like those odds, when a different kind of program could allow guests to make an advanced decision.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #23
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It's a plan with the potential to make about 10% of savvy guests happy, and about 70% of savvy guests unhappy, at any given time. (At least 20% won't care, either way.)

I don't like those odds, when a different kind of program could allow guests to make an advanced decision.
I wonder where did you get numbers?
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I'll agree with your numbers--and put myself in the 70% unhappy!

Why "surprise" guests with long-lost friends when most are their to see Mickey and Cindy? My DS is a HUGE character fan and we'd make a special trip if we could plan in advance. He's got pictures of Clarabelle's footprints from near the circus tent in Fantasyland for goodness sake. I didn't say he wasn't a bit odd, but we love him!
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I think marketed the correct way this could bring more profits and higher crowds to Disney. On January 1, share a calendar so that families can plan. I know we are a family that would take a special trip just for pirates week. We would need a place to stay and food to eat as well as tickets. This would bring Disney a lot more money than waiting til the week of and announcing it on Twitter (if that's what they plan to do). If they wait that long then the only people who are going to enjoy this promotion are the people already in the parks and the people who live VERY close to Disney. Neither of those groups of people are going to bring lots of extra money into Disney.

Not sure I understand the whole promotion......
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #26
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On January 1, share a calendar so that families can plan. I know we are a family that would take a special trip just for pirates week.
If they do it this way, or put up a calender every few months (winter, spring, summer, MNSSHP, MVMCP ), I would think it would pull in more people than only announcing things the week or day of.

People thought the whole "pictures on the castle" thing would be boring, and once people actually saw it there were a lot of positive reviews and a couple of, "Okay, I was wrong"s. So who knows?
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I think marketed the correct way this could bring more profits and higher crowds to Disney. On January 1, share a calendar so that families can plan. I know we are a family that would take a special trip just for pirates week. We would need a place to stay and food to eat as well as tickets. This would bring Disney a lot more money than waiting til the week of and announcing it on Twitter (if that's what they plan to do). If they wait that long then the only people who are going to enjoy this promotion are the people already in the parks and the people who live VERY close to Disney. Neither of those groups of people are going to bring lots of extra money into Disney.

Not sure I understand the whole promotion......
Of course the whole idea behind any promotion is to bring more profits to Disney. It's just that some ideas are a whole lot better than others. Last years big New Years Eve announcement consisted of 1 Day out of the entire year where they opened MK for 24 hours. 1. day. While they had pretty good attendance for that day, how many people would pay airfare, hotels, food and tickets just for that?

So I agree- if it's to be a success they'll have to provide a decent lead time for each of these weeks so people can make plans. And they can't confine it to just Twitter. I'm sure that they realize that there is still a segment of society that isn't glued to their smart phones 24/7. Or that, gasp, don't even own a smart phone.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #28
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As someone who enjoys listening to Barbershop Quartets, I always enjoy the Dapper Dans. That being said, the idea of boy band music* on Main St USA is awful. So, I'll watch the Dans when they're not singing boy bands, and avoid them when they are. Fortunately, Youtube has got a lot of great Barbershop selections.

*Boy bands are not music to my ears.
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