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Old 02-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #76
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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.
You forgot the hats that had been on sale for two months previous.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:25 AM   #77
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where do I find out about this - it's the first time I am hearing about this promo (granted, I haven't been paying attention).

Is there a different special "something" each week? Is there something that shows what it is?

I think that while some of the promos are lame, Disney doesn't NEED to do "big, wow, etc" at every turn. Why can't going there for vacation be the big, wow moment?
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #78
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You forgot the hats that had been on sale for two months previous.
I thought there was suppose to be new hat designs every month. Went a couple days ago and they still had the same ones.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #79
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I am totally seeing a theme here.......
One that is good for Disney's business... $$ ...

Purchase soup!
Purchase the special "Hats"...... (throw some glitter on what they have in the warehouse!!)
Purchase a "special" dinner that is already cooked and everyone gets the same meal????!!! How is that special??
Vote on a logo that will be put on a T-shirt that we can all "PURCHSE" next year IF we can scrape up the money to go again!

I wonder what they will "LET ME PURCHASE" when I go in May??
Maybe they will empty out the outlet warehouse and give me a "special" price ..... by doubling the price!

I love going to WDW and it is always special for us!

I dont understand what they were thinking with this?????
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #80
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If you were in charge of Limited Time Magic, what would your ideas be?

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I think the real problem with this promotion is that the average DISer could come up with 52 better ideas than Disney has been offering. Its the lack of perceived effort that is disappointing, if you are going to do something, you should do it well.
I'm still waiting for those who are dissatisfied -- and certain they could do better -- to post their awesome ideas on this other DIS thread by DisneyDreamer2325...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3058262
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #81
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I think that while some of the promos are lame, Disney doesn't NEED to do "big, wow, etc" at every turn. Why can't going there for vacation be the big, wow moment?
It's DISNEY'S promo. If they didn't want a different wow moment each week of the year, they shouldn't have promoted it as such. Being able to buy a hat isn't a "magical moment." Their marketing department really fell down on this one.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:59 PM   #82
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I'm still waiting for those who are dissatisfied -- and certain they could do better -- to post their awesome ideas on this other DIS thread by DisneyDreamer2325...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3058262


I never saw that thread since it is in the Theme Park Community board, and I don't ever look at that. If it was on the main Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies boards, it would probably have pages of responses. Anyway, here are the ideas I posted there with very little thought. If I took more time, I'm sure I could come up with more.






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"Re-open" each of the former clubs from Pleasure Island for a week (Adventurer's Club probably would need multiple weeks).


"Celebrate" a different classic Disney movie for a week. This could include meet & greets, as well as appearances in parades and shows by characters from the particular "movie of the week", the obligitory merchandising push, showing that movie at the resorts that show movies, and I'm sure they can come up with more ideas around each movie. This could easily occupy 20-30 weeks.


A lot of people seemed to really like the "Year of a Million Dreams" promotion. I did not visit during that promo so I can't speak about it first-hand, but since it was so well-received, they could revive the basic premise for several weeks throughout the year. It would need a different name, so they can call them "Random Acts of Magic Weeks" or something.
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"Re-open" each of the former clubs from Pleasure Island for a week (Adventurer's Club probably would need multiple weeks).
if they did this regarding AC, it would have to be in a different venue as the original building has been gutted. Could be done in a theater in a park (like they do with the Holiday Comedy Warehouse at DHS) or a resort convention center, it's been done before for conventions. They don't seem to be doing anything for Limited Magic that would cost a whole lot. Most of the AC actors still work at WDW but doing this would likely mean paying them overtime? Not sure about that one.
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I never saw that thread since it is in the Theme Park Community board, and I don't ever look at that. If it was on the main Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies boards, it would probably have pages of responses. Anyway, here are the ideas I posted there with very little thought. If I took more time, I'm sure I could come up with more.
I believe it was moved (could be wrong) -- I am seldom on the community board -- was here for a while with few responses.

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:50 PM   #85
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if they did this regarding AC, it would have to be in a different venue as the original building has been gutted. Could be done in a theater in a park (like they do with the Holiday Comedy Warehouse at DHS) or a resort convention center, it's been done before for conventions. They don't seem to be doing anything for Limited Magic that would cost a whole lot. Most of the AC actors still work at WDW but doing this would likely mean paying them overtime? Not sure about that one.

Understood. That's why I put "re-open" in quotes. Preferrably though, they could use a location in the Parks and not a resort location. Isn't the old Wonders of Life pavilion used for "special events" maybe they would be able to use that or the theater in DHS like you said.


Another idea for LTM...they could do something similar to what they are doing at DLR with celebrating Chinese New Year's. WDW could use a week to celebrate each of the countries in World Showcase. They break out the booths they use during F&W for each of those countries offering special dishes and drinks during their respective weeks and have special performers from those countries.

It's really not difficult to come up with ideas for this. Clearly though, they are looking for things that are not going to cost any money at all.
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Clearly though, they are looking for things that are not going to cost any money at all.
Did they really spend that much on year of a million dreams? Doesn't strike me as an expensive promo. For all the great feedback that gets on DIS, we had two trips during that period and received NOTHING. Didn't care, mind you -- we don't go for whatever their annual promotion is. At least with LTM anyone can choose to participate in the promo going on at the time they visit.

This is all so subjective -- I'd personally much rather see rare characters or "snow" in Canada than have a pleasure island club reopened. If that was so popular with people, presumably they wouldn't be closed. And not that this is a bad idea -- just goes to show (the obvious) that Disney can't make everyone happy.

And I love that "Disney should have repeated their old, wildly successful promo" is being used against Disney here. LOL! "Disney, not ALL your ideas/promos are AWESOME -- IN MY PERSONAL OPINION -- I'm SOOOO disappointed!!!" I don't get it.

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Did they really spend that much on year of a million dreams? Doesn't strike me as an expensive promo. For all the great feedback that gets on DIS, we had two trips during that period and received NOTHING. Didn't care, mind you -- we don't go for whatever their annual promotion is. At least with LTM anyone can choose to participate in the promo going on at the time they visit.

This is all so subjective -- I'd personally much rather see rare characters or "snow" in Canada than have a pleasure island club reopened. If that was so popular with people, presumably they wouldn't be closed. And not that this is a bad idea -- just goes to show (the obvious) that Disney can't make everyone happy.

And I love that "Disney should have repeated their old, wildly successful promo" is being used against Disney here. LOL! "Disney, not ALL your ideas/promos are AWESOME -- IN MY PERSONAL OPINION -- I'm SOOOO disappointed!!!" I don't get it.

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I like the rare characters / long lost friends concept a lot. They should recycle that a few more times throughout the year. I also think most people (myself included) really like the idea for the villians week and would love to see that repeated more than once also.

I understand it's not always going to be something that everyone likes or has any interest in. But, I think people just would like to see inspired ideas - whether they like them or not - over things like logos and soup (unless it involves selling LeCellier's cheese soup at every stand in WDW ).
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #88
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The name is terrible... reminds me too much of "limited time offer", "limited time only", and "limited time warranty" which all make me think of a used car salesperson trying to sale me a lemon.
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Disney magic shouldn't be portrayed as being "limited" in any way. The magic is always there!
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I like the rare characters / long lost friends concept a lot. They should recycle that a few more times throughout the year. I also think most people (myself included) really like the idea for the villians week and would love to see that repeated more than once also.

I understand it's not always going to be something that everyone likes or has any interest in. But, I think people just would like to see inspired ideas - whether they like them or not - over things like logos and soup (unless it involves selling LeCellier's cheese soup at every stand in WDW ).
I agree -- more character weeks, repeated, would be great -- and they may well do that! Some of the things that some are saying would be "so much better" as LTM weeks could well be planned -- LTM is WIDE OPEN as a promo theme.

And I would just say that one person's "inspired" is another person's "eh" -- also subjective!

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