In case you hadn’t heard, Disney planned a “major” announcement for 12:45 p.m. this past Thursday, and were doing live streaming video of the announcement. Bloggers, Twitterers, Facebook fans, and internet junkies all around the world cleared their calendars, sent their kids to the neighbors, rearranged meetings and spent two days online *talking* about it in advance: What would it be? A new ride? Another new DVC resort? New country in Epcot (LOT of votes for that one!)? Next year’s theme perhaps? Or all of the above?
So at the appointed time, millions of people all tuned in….
and the Disney site apparently crashed as a result.
A little too much interest shall we say…..
Once things got settled, the U-Stream video began, and we all learned that the BIG announcement was…………drumroll please……..
…..next year’s theme, which is centered around guest photographs and videos, submitted online and taken at the parks, to be used in commercials and shown on Cinderella’s Castle. The name is “Let the Memories Begin” …..and once the big announcement was over, it was more like “let the howling begin”.
It’s been an interesting day reading blogs since then as a result. Here are some viewpoints of the new promotion:
The official announcement from the Disney Parks Blog is here: Disney Guests Become Stars of TV Ads, Castle Show As Walt Disney World and Disneyland ‘Let the Memories Begin
And John over on The Disney Blog offers a slightly different perspective: Let the Memories Begin, Disney Parks Launch Latest Promotion (part two)
Feel free to offer your own thoughts, either in the comments below, or on our Facebook page where we have been having a fairly lively discussion.
Alrighty then. In other news, there were some truly superb blog posts written on other topics too! A few favorites:
This is a touching story from the Disney Driven Life: EVOLUTION OF A DISNEY GEEK
And our friends at Chip and Co continue to be very very busy! With the new Chip Panel, there have been some amazing tips, thoughts, ideas, and stories shared! Here are some that were among my favorites this week:
- Take Five at Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom
- The Disney Lesson I should have learned the first time!
- Favorite Snack Credit Splurges from a Disney Chocoholic
- Surrounding Ourselves with Disney Lovers
Whew! Busy week in the World of Disney blogs! Have a magical weekend!