Published: January 12, 2010 at 4:15 PMI loved it! It made me laugh quite a bit at some parts. I don't see anything wrong with it at all!
Published: January 12, 2010 at 4:55 PMI nearly caffeinated the Tivo the first time I saw it! It made me LOL out loud! I really do think that Disney has a terrific advertising agency when it comes to their park/resort ads. I haven't been too impressed with their radio spots as a whole, and their casting ads left a lot to be desired, but their resort/ticket/park TV spots have been terrific.
Published: January 12, 2010 at 5:44 PMNow the rest of the world knows how it feels to be a cast member, stuck in the Jungle rotation for four hours-plus, when the hallucinations kick in....
"We were somewhere around Schweitzer Falls on the edge of the Jungle when the hours of spieling began to take effect. I remember saying something to a guest like 'I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...' And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge Tinkerbells, all swooping and screeching and diving around the boat, which was going about five miles an hour with the throttle down, on the way back to the dock. And a voice was screaming, 'Holy Walt! What are these talking animals?'"
Published: January 12, 2010 at 7:08 PMBeing surround by Disney World stuff all day long, it is rare that I get excited about Disney commercials. I love this new Florida Resident commercial. It is really creative!
Published: January 12, 2010 at 9:36 PMI hate to kill the buzz, but this was a big "meh". With that in mind, after seeing it multiple times I would probably hate it. Decent concept, good production, but the jokes could have been much better.
I watched Enchanted last night, and it was a pretty good example of self-referential humor. This commercial could definitely take a note from that movie. I do, however, like Paul's idea for a series of these if they can pull it off properly.
Published: January 13, 2010 at 4:10 AMMy heart? Ewwwww... that's gross!
Hey, I would eat my heart out for an attraction that was representative of this commercial. Sadly, there is nothing of the sort featured at the Magic Kingdom. Instead we get a snooze inducing boat-on-a-rail adventure, dilapidated animatronics, and groan worthy jokes.
Still, I like the commercial. At least WDW's ad agency knows how to make a good safari boat attraction!
Published: January 13, 2010 at 6:39 AMFrom a larger perspective the commercial -- along with last year's release of Weird Al Yankovic's "Skipper Dan" -- solidifies the pop iconographic status of the attraction. Although the ad is aimed at Florida residents, it is an affirmation that the Jungle Cruise is not only one of the Walt Disney Company's signature theme park attractions, but it is so popular as to be recognizable -- and thus suitable fodder for an ad campaign.
They could have done Pirates or Haunted Mansion ... but they picked the Jungle Cruise.
Published: January 13, 2010 at 11:41 AMWhat debate? That's a great commercial! Fast and funny.