Published: November 15, 2013 at 10:48 PMAs 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.
Published: November 16, 2013 at 6:04 PMAs 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.
Published: November 17, 2013 at 9:32 AMWhat are the Christmas products found in the stores?