/ Friday, May 17th, 2013

3pigsThis Limited Time Magic theme has been such fun–from the return of our long lost friends like the 3 Little Pigs to Boy Band Magic to May the Fourth festivities, the Imagineers have had their creative thinking hats on in overdrive this year!  With all this work, they must be VERY busy, so we decided we should offer some armchair opinions about what would make for some magical, limited experiences.

Last month, we started offering our creative services to the very busy team at WDI, giving our thoughts on how to recognize May celebrations, from specific holidays, like Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, to more long-term celebrations, like graduation season and National Hamburger Month (it’s true!)   We had so many great suggestions for May, we thought we would continue the process!

The month of June is approaching, and with it, a number of occasions on the calendar that could be sprinkled with a little “pixie dust.”  Imagine you were working at WDI and were charged with creating ONE limited time magic promotion for the month of June to honor one of the occasions listed below.  Which would you pick?  How would YOU celebrate that occasion in the parks?  Describe YOUR perfect limited time magic experience for June in the comments below. 

OPTION 1: FATHER’S DAY

OPTION 2: DONALD DUCK DAY (June 9, the anniversary of his debut in “The Wise Hen” in 1934 )

OPTION 3: FIRST DAY OF SUMMER (June 21, The “Longest Day of the Year”)

OPTION 4: NATIONAL DAIRY MONTH

4 Responses to "Wanna-be Imagineers: Let’s Design Some Limited Time Magic for June!"

  1. Tony E (BacksideOfWater) says:

    For Father’s Day we could have another long lost friends week and bring out Maurice, Geppetto, King Trition, Merida’s father, and King Stephan

  2. Blake says:

    Hmmm, all of those sound intriguing… but I think the most fun and unique would be the First Day of Summer. With Phineas and Ferb being such a hot topic right now, there are abundant ways the characters could be infused into things with the summer theme. At DHS especially–add Agent P to the meet & greet for a limited time, learn how to draw Phineas & Ferb characters at Animation Academy, maybe even bring in a version of the street show that performs at California Adventure.

    Frankly, now that I come to think of it, I’m surprised Disney didn’t just wait to do the 24-hour day on June 21 rather than in May… the whole “longest day of the year” thing is marketing gold! (AND it’s the release date of Monsters University, so they still could have had all of those Monstrous Summer tie-ins.)

  3. DCR says:

    Well, Donald Duck day could have a special parade with long lost Huey Dewey and Louie, maybe Uncle Scrooge. Perhaps have talking Donald as a meet and greet on Main Street.

    On the longest day of the year, have the park stay open all day! As a part of Phineas and Ferb’s Carpe Diem Celebration! This day seizing spectacle will take place that morning, with Phineas and Ferb’s themselves “waking up the park” for the day, this will replace the welcome show,but the Main Street welcome show will still arrive, the train station show will be replaced by a short show with Phineas and Ferb sitting outside of the train station, they get an idea, they’ll wake up the park, with their Magic Megaphone! Once they wake the park up, the train pulls in,and the mayor of Main Street along with Cinderella, captain jack sparrow and Brer Rabbit, and Mickey Mouse, will arrive on the train, as all of the lands have been woken up and the longest Disney Day of the year will begin!

  4. Richie says:

    Ok, here’s the classicist in me (this would never happen):
    Clearly, they do amazing things at Disney, and this includes pastries, sweets, and stuff. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wygYntuN_nw)
    Well, I think they should have a “Summer Magic” Day on the first day of the season (alluding to the 1963 movie starring Hayley Mills and Burl Ives), and have a cupcake making session with the based upon the theme of the BEST song from the film: : “The Ugly Bug Ball”
    SO I propose: an Ugly Bug Ball Cupcake Making Party on the first day of summer!!!!

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