Kenny Vee

Published: November 15, 2013 at 10:48 PM

As far as the Jingle Cruise goes, I think that if Disney had just quietly added the decorations and new jokes without promoting it as a "holiday transformation," people would have thought of them as really neat little touches. Heck, even I probably would have sung its praises (and I've been an opponent of the Jingle Cruise concept since it was announced).

But by making it sound like a big deal, it made some people expect much more than was done (like African bull elephants wearing Santa hats, as shown on the poster), and it made others, like me, wonder why they have to keep changing classic attractions every few months.

Sometimes, when it comes to marketing the holidays, less is more. Add the decorations, let the skippers tell seasonal jokes, and let people be pleasantly surprised instead of taking everything as a marketing opportunity. The holidays at Disney parks are truly magical -- you don't have to specifically advertise the addition of some decorations in one of the queues.

James Rao
Writer

Published: November 15, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Robert, you can't eat avocado??? I am sooooo sorry! Love the Disneyland updates, though! Thx.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: November 15, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Yeah, avocados, bananas and walnuts, for some reason. Used to love 'em, but my throat just closes up and my mouth burns like fire when I eat any of them now.
Anon Mouse

Published: November 16, 2013 at 6:04 PM

As much as I love Disneyland's Christmas, I can't take the combination of cold damp weather and the big crowds. It is just too much of a good/bad thing. I did the Small World Holiday and the Christams Haunted Mansion one too many times. Can't take another collision of the holidays.
219.73.26.208

Published: November 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

What are the Christmas products found in the stores?