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Old 02-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #61
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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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I'm with you -- on all counts. It wears a little thin, right?

Welcome to the internet: where people who love something come to bash it!

Yes - its your right, it's a discussion forum, etc. etc. It's just incredible how strong the human drive is to complain, yet not nearly as strong to compliment. Shows up everywhere online. It's why I take breaks from it for months at a time when I'm far enough between trips.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #62
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Ok, who else is with me?
4 weeks into the year and I think Disney really dropped the proverbial ball here!!!!
This entire "Limited Time Magic" has been so LAME.... it's a joke!

Come on Disney!!!..... Really??? This is all you can come up with??!!?
Lol. Maybe it's us, maybe we should just expect "basic" from Disney?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:09 AM   #63
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I'm with you -- on all counts. It wears a little thin, right?

Welcome to the internet: where people who love something come to bash it!

Yes - its your right, it's a discussion forum, etc. etc. It's just incredible how strong the human drive is to complain, yet not nearly as strong to compliment. Shows up everywhere online. It's why I take breaks from it for months at a time when I'm far enough between trips.

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See I'm the total opppsite. I think if you drop the ball, you drop the ball. I hate people who feel that they have to accept any product simply because "God Mickey" delivered it.
A crappy promotion is a crappy promotion. The truth hurts. JC Penny ran a stupid no sales promotion over the holiday. It bombed, now they are changing. I think as a consumer it's my duty to let a company know when they are delivering shoddy product.
Do feel free to take any thing simply because a giant mouse delivers it, for my thousands of dollars, yep I expect a lot. You love your children, do you demand the best from them at school? Or do you just say "oh well he can perform any way he wants, we're just so lucky?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #64
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See I'm the total opppsite. I think if you drop the ball, you drop the ball. I hate people who feel that they have to accept any product simply because "God Mickey" delivered it.
A crappy promotion is a crappy promotion. The truth hurts. JC Penny ran a stupid no sales promotion over the holiday. It bombed, now they are changing. I think as a consumer it's my duty to let a company know when they are delivering shoddy product.
Do feel free to take any thing simply because a giant mouse delivers it, for my thousands of dollars, yep I expect a lot. You love your children, do you demand the best from them at school? Or do you just say "oh well he can perform any way he wants, we're just so lucky?
Lol! So far, all we know is that LTM is "bombing" -- A MERE ONE MONTH IN -- according to some vocal people on a bunch of unofficial online Disney boards. That's a tiny bit of information.

Disney does surveys for EVERYTHING, and I'm sure they are on LTM as well. And maybe they will decide to alter this promo in some way if they get a statistically significant amount of feedback suggesting that this is in order.

We have DIS blinders on here sometimes -- extrapolating that what is said by a small group of people online (relative to the masses who go to WDW every year) is representative of a large enough constituency that Disney should make modifications.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #65
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Would someone mind sharing with me where I can find the limited time magic promotions? I'd like to know what's going on in the coming weeks and such

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:11 AM   #66
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Would someone mind sharing with me where I can find the limited time magic promotions? I'd like to know what's going on in the coming weeks and such

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Disney Parks Blog- the "Official One" on the Disney Website. Type in Limited Time Magic in the search box. Disney is only telling so far ahead- I am not sure if all of February has been announced. This month so far it's soup, and a Super Bowl themed float at the front of the parade (for a few days). And then some love related Valentines day things- one night is an exclusive meal.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #67
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Would someone mind sharing with me where I can find the limited time magic promotions? I'd like to know what's going on in the coming weeks and such

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If you're on Twitter, you can also follow @WaltDisneyWorld -- they announce on there and provide updates.

I've heard about some of the promos there before anywhere else -- they're much better these days about being the first ones to break their own news!

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #68
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As far as I can tell, the LTM promotions are not announced ahead of time, except for a few of the bigger ones, like True Love week. The rest have been coming out on the Friday before the week starts. So there's no planning around certain weeks and promotions, unless you're a local. You get what you get.

And yes, one month isn't much time to declare an entire year's promotions as "lame", but you'd think they would at least make a bit of effort at the start to kick things off.

Even the west coast has a better option for this upcoming week; they're celebrating Chinese New Year there. Why did they decide to do soup instead of Chinese New Year in Disneyworld? Think about it; focus on the China Pavilion at Epcot, do a small dragon parade, some special Chinese food offerings, maybe a Mulan meet and greet at Magic Kingdom, a focus on the animals of China in the Asian section of Animal Kingdom a Chinese acrobat troup in HS maybe....... It wouldn't cost much and took about 2 minutes to think up. Imagine what they could come up with if someone put 5 or even 15 minutes of thought into it?

Instead we got someone saying, "What's going on this week? Super Bowl? How about soup? Okay, done for this week." Lame
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:26 AM   #69
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As far as I can tell, the LTM promotions are not announced ahead of time, except for a few of the bigger ones, like True Love week. The rest have been coming out on the Friday before the week starts. So there's no planning around certain weeks and promotions, unless you're a local. You get what you get.

And yes, one month isn't much time to declare an entire year's promotions as "lame", but you'd think they would at least make a bit of effort at the start to kick things off.

Even the west coast has a better option for this upcoming week; they're celebrating Chinese New Year there. Why did they decide to do soup instead of Chinese New Year in Disneyworld? Think about it; focus on the China Pavilion at Epcot, do a small dragon parade, some special Chinese food offerings, maybe a Mulan meet and greet at Magic Kingdom, a focus on the animals of China in the Asian section of Animal Kingdom a Chinese acrobat troup in HS maybe....... It wouldn't cost much and took about 2 minutes to think up. Imagine what they could come up with if someone put 5 or even 15 minutes of thought into it?

Instead we got someone saying, "What's going on this week? Super Bowl? How about soup? Okay, done for this week." Lame
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #70
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See I'm the total opppsite. I think if you drop the ball, you drop the ball. I hate people who feel that they have to accept any product simply because "God Mickey" delivered it.
A crappy promotion is a crappy promotion. The truth hurts. JC Penny ran a stupid no sales promotion over the holiday. It bombed, now they are changing. I think as a consumer it's my duty to let a company know when they are delivering shoddy product.
Do feel free to take any thing simply because a giant mouse delivers it, for my thousands of dollars, yep I expect a lot. You love your children, do you demand the best from them at school? Or do you just say "oh well he can perform any way he wants, we're just so lucky?
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #71
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I'm thinking a hat FILLED with free soup.

This is great!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #72
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Well, it looks like it may be over already. I see nothing after Feb. 9th. This really was limited time.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #73
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This should be next year's promo.
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Not too far into the year, let's see what they have offered:

1. A New Year's dance party that was running anyway - they just extended it.
2. Appearances of some of the winter-costumed characters at Epcot where they don't normally appear. Plus soap-bubble snow.
3. Dusted off some old character costumes (this is the best one they've had, actually, they should have added MORE unseen characters.)
4. Vote for a logo for 2014. (Oh come on.)
5. Super Bowl VIP pre-parade for a few extended days without the Super Bowl VIP. Plus you can buy some soup at Cosmic Ray's.
6. Special restaurant menus and decorations for Valentines Day and they'll bring out the princes to appear with some of the princesses (looks like it might be nice if you're a couple who wants to drop some bucks on dinner. if you're not, no big thing). That starts Feb. 11 so yes, they do have something after Feb. 9.

So far, it seems to be a case of inflated expectations that haven't been met. And Disney did inflate the expectations. They released a few examples of what would be done - like the Golden Horseshoe returning to DL and a "villains week" for September. Those look good. But they're not keeping those expectations up for the year so far - "vote for our next year's logo?" Seriously?

Among the fans there's some perception that Disneyland got awesome stuff so far and WDW's offerings haven't kept up.
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This should be next year's promo.
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