|Mickey and Minnie Celebrate The Lunar New Year|
A Disney Parks Blog Photo
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Limited Time Magic - So Far - Old Ideas In A New Package
Impressed with Disneyland's Limited Time Magic promotion so far? Somehow, I think I've seen this all before as Disney comes up with new ways to pull things out of there park archives, put it in a new package, then call it Limited Time Magic. There doesn't seem to be a lot of original thought going on here.
We've had the 3 Kings Day celebration. They did that last year. We have a Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue - nice - but that show came and went and the new (shorter) show just borrows from the old classic show minus some of the comedy bits. We are now in 3 weekends of celebrating Mardi Gras which seems to bring out a lot of the same elements Disney used when they were promoting The Princess and the Frog (an excellent movie BTW). Some New Orleans Jazz, a few special dining options from the NOS dining establishements and, well, you get the picture - been there, done that.
During Valentine's week, Limited Time Magic brings a week of love. Really? Kind of a no brainer there. They've announced a week of celebrating American independence during the July 4th holiday - something that has been done forever as far as I know. Also coming up in February comes a solute the the Chinese Lunar New Year over in DCA. Below is a promotional Mickey and Minnie picture from Disney Parks Blog. Somehow I get the feeling I've seen that picture before.
Maybe there will be something in this Limited Time Magic promotion that strikes the imagination and shows some original creativity. So far it appears to be a lot of retreaded material from Disney's bag of tricks.