My thoughts on Memories and Projectors…

23 Sep

The goal of this blog is to help consolidate information and to record what I see on my almost daily visits to the parks and venues in and around Orlando with a mix of humor and information.

That being said, I wanted to take a moment to react to the newest Disney Ad campaign that was announced by the Walt Disney Company in New York City earlier today.

Now while it wasn’t what the on-line community of Disney fans expected and hoped for, I believe it was an interesting decision.

What I am interested in is what emotions they are tapping into with the “Let the Memories Begin” promotion.

First off they are relying on something that other vacation spots can’t offer, which is the emotional ties that most Americans have to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We all have memories of our first walk down Main Street, and who doesn’t want to give that same experience to their child. What about the countless television programs that show a couple sharing a smooch during a fireworks spectacular, and who wouldn’t want to have that same romantic exchange?

Secondly they are tapping into a more recent desire of most people, the want/need for 5 minutes of fame. Who amongst us, even the most die hard, who wouldn’t just love to see our family, projected for the entire park to see? And with so many photos being chosen daily, the odds of “your” picture being show on either Cinderella’s Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort or It’s a Small World in Disneyland.

Is this the announcement that I personally wanted? No.

Does this tap into and add an intangible amount of value to a vacation choice when we are all facing very difficult times and Decisions? Yes.

Seems (unfortunately) pretty smart from my point of view…

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2 Responses to “My thoughts on Memories and Projectors…”

  1. Diana September 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    Great post, looking forward to reading your blog! While I was somewhat disappointed in the announcement, I am looking forward to submitting some “memories.” For Disneyland’s 50th, they solicited pictures from family trips to DL, and a few of ours were included in mosaic’s across both parks. It was so cool to see pictures of my family and I having fun in DL while visiting for the Happiest Homecoming on Earth. I hope this promotion evokes a similar response.

    • shelleycaran September 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

      Thanks! 🙂

      I was disappointed that there wasn’t more substance to the announcement, but I think that this is really going to be a fun thing to experience. To me, it is akin to the warm and fuzzies I got from the Year of a Million Dreams.

      That is awesome that your pictures were included!!!!

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