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Old 02-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #31
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #32
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I never saw this as a major promotion in the first place... So I guess the answer is no - I'm not disappointed, because I never saw it as a big deal to start with.


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Me either. It is not as if they have been running ads on tv saying Limited Time Magic, Watch What We Come Up With!!! People are victims of their own huge expectations.


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Old 02-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #33
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Well, I didn't like it because on our most recent trip, we arrived on a Thursday, and left on a Tuesday. So, for the first 'week' we were there, the LTM event was at Epcot; but we weren't planning to be at Epcot until the next Monday (event over!); and the next week, the LTM event was at MK, but, we had already visited MK the Friday before.

I didn't really care about the particular events, but I would imagine that there are a number of people who miss out on the LTM because of the limitations on location (one park) and time (one week). I think a month would have been better; even a month of different LTMs for each park, so you could really partake of it.

Anyway, not like it really bothered me one way or the other, but just thought the execution was not the best.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:58 PM   #34
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Yeah, if you think in terms of the committed Disney fans on this kind of board and live far away. For us it's a disappointment.

But for the potential audience whose never been there and locals this is freaking brilliant marketing. Basically Disney gets to make a new announcement every week making the parks sound like they are constantly changing and there is always something be, exciting and fresh to be discovered. Freaking brilliant.

It doesn't work well on those of us who have been fans but think of the effect they are trying to have someone whose never been there or someone who lives close. They hope locals will come for an extra visit and new people will come because they could get something special when they are there. Yep, clever marketing to specific target audiences.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:05 PM   #35
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Me either. It is not as if they have been running ads on tv saying Limited Time Magic, Watch What We Come Up With!!! People are victims of their own huge expectations.

For me, being at WDW is enough. I don't need them to add anything else extra to make my trip special.
But they are running TV adds featuring the Limited Time Magic. Setting up expectations that are bound to go unfulfilled.

Meh. After last years disappointment I didn't have my hopes up anyway, so I can't say I'm either surprised or disappointed. But why didn't they just call it Limited Magic and be done with it. Limited, as in not much of it. I'd rather see no promotion at all than this pitiful effort. Soup. Really??
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #36
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But they are running TV adds featuring the Limited Time Magic. Setting up expectations that are bound to go unfulfilled.
I must not watch enough TV. I've only heard about LTM on Twitter and here. The only Disney ads I see have nothing to do with LTM.
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What if, for a limited time, there were no tour groups? Now that would be something
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I must not watch enough TV. I've only heard about LTM on Twitter and here. The only Disney ads I see have nothing to do with LTM.
I haven't seen many either. And we have some sort of Disney programming on ALL THE TIME.

I also don't get what people are so upset about. I keep seeing posts whining that "my week" wont have anything. Why the sense of entitlement? DIsney doesn't HAVE to do anything. If your there and can take advantage of it, great, if not, I just dont see the big deal. I will also be there from Feb 24-Mar 1. and I am not concerned in the slightest about what "my" magic will be. For people who proclaim to love Disney so much, all I read on nearly every Disney forum is the miserable things.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #40
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The use of the term "Limited" in the promotion is very weird to me. It implies that it is less than what it could have been.

Why didn't they call it something like the "The Year of Magic" or something like that.

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I never saw this as a major promotion in the first place. I didn't think of it as 2013's version of "YoaMD" or "100 Years of Magic". I just thought of it as a small extra add-on that was better than nothing.

I just came home last night, and this week there wasn't *any* special event. No harm done. We got the last couple days of "long lost friends", but I don't think I ever saw them. (Had Esmeralda been among them, I might have made more of an effort.)

So I guess the answer is no - I'm not disappointed, because I never saw it as a big deal to start with.
I also agree.

Here is the thing. Disney flat out doesn't have to do any of these things. However, guests have come to "expect" something awesome. It is the guests who set their expectations. No one else.

I think Disney shot themselves in the foot with things like "Year of a Million Dreams" (x2). Set the bar too high for themselves. So now that they are doing smaller events and promotions, guests are upset. Guests need to readjust their expectations some now.
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Yeah, if you think in terms of the committed Disney fans on this kind of board and live far away. For us it's a disappointment.

But for the potential audience whose never been there and locals this is freaking brilliant marketing. Basically Disney gets to make a new announcement every week making the parks sound like they are constantly changing and there is always something be, exciting and fresh to be discovered. Freaking brilliant.

It doesn't work well on those of us who have been fans but think of the effect they are trying to have someone whose never been there or someone who lives close. They hope locals will come for an extra visit and new people will come because they could get something special when they are there. Yep, clever marketing to specific target audiences.
Not necessarily a local, but an AP holder within driving distance. Yes, I did take an extra trip for Long Lost Friends week. But soup? Think I'll just go to Panera's instead, where I don't have to ride a tram in from my parking spot.
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Don't know much about this promotion (been gone for a few months), but I doubt anything could be worse than the "free on your birthday" promotion from a couple years back.
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I don't get it. What is the big deal about these things anyway? What do they do... a different show each year or something like that? I remember a time where they turned the castle into a giant cake, is this something similar?

I just go for the rides man....
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"I bet when you buy a hat like that you get a free bowl of soup..."

It's not like you can even plan a trip to be there to catch a specific promotion. So if we plan on going in, say the last week of July, you're only going to get what they give you.

With my luck, it'll be Limited Time Tongue Bath from Stitch...
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