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Which is your favorite theme park advertisement?

My favorite is from Disney.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted February 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM
The one with the talking animals from Jungle Cruise. It is very funny.

Runner-up: Universal's Halloween with the guy who goes to the theater's lobby to buy snacks. Creepy!


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From Hermione Potter
Posted February 18, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Funspot! I've never actually been to the place but I can do the dance - I think all Orlando residents can actually. :)

From Colton McLaughlin
Posted February 18, 2011 at 11:27 PM
I've never seen the Jungle Cruise one, but that HHN one is creepy. Mine would also be from HHN, number thirteen. It's Paulo explaining his work and it really gets to me for some reason...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln3dmK6dg-c

From Anthony Murphy
Posted February 19, 2011 at 12:03 AM
I liked the "What Will you Celebrate" with the song Celebrate you!

There are some really good "Magic Happens" ads from a couple of years back. I like them because they are Disney, but much more subtle.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted February 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM
Colton, here is the link to the Jungle Cruise ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tEYS5vHMdY&playnext=1&list=PLD0695154CD261773

From Colton McLaughlin
Posted February 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM
That beats mine by a long shot. I literally LOL'D through the whole commercial!

From rick stevens
Posted February 20, 2011 at 12:08 AM
Kind of an east coast west coast thing. The theme park ads are few and far between on the west coast. They seem to only run regularly in the summer. I think it would be interesting to see comparisons of ads from across the country. The cheesier the better!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 20, 2011 at 4:59 AM
Rick, same thing here. Aside from the national Disney ads and TV spots for SF GrAdv, there's very little. What really amuses me are the ads for GAdv that showcase rides not found at that park.

From Colton McLaughlin
Posted February 20, 2011 at 8:51 AM
Mike, don't forget about the old man who dances with what looks like a child suffering from progeria.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted February 20, 2011 at 9:16 AM
Mr. Six is still a pretty clever character!

From Andy Milio
Posted February 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM
You can't hate an old guy dancing for Six Flags!

From Colton McLaughlin
Posted February 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM
How is an old man dancing clever? I never said I don't like him, I just don't like the commercials. They play non-stop on Summer nights and become very irritating very quickly.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 21, 2011 at 4:59 AM
Andy: Yes I can. Watch me.

Colton: I don't like him OR the ads.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:45 AM
Mr Six looks like Freddy Krueger.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM
^^LOL

From Joshua Counsil
Posted February 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM
The Disney ones are brilliantly manipulative. They sure know how to make parents teary-eyed. Having said that, I don't like the Disney ads. Those heartstrings ploys are pretty cheap.

From Kelly Muggleton
Posted February 22, 2011 at 2:37 AM
We have a Disney ad running in the UK - its 'home video' of parents telling the kids they are going to WDW or DLP... 'the magic starts the moment you tell them. So when are you going to tell them?'

Even though I am a fully grown adult I still looked at my parents and said - yes, when ARE you going to tell me?
Curses to that emotional Disney blackmail! :-)

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:01 AM
I like the Disney's hotels billboards showing kids sleeping with Disney characters; for kids to see that must be awesome. I just wonder if they get disappointed when Mickey and Donald are not in the room.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:14 AM
I, for one, would be pretty upset if I found a mouse in my hotel room. Especially a very large one.

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted March 1, 2011 at 5:18 AM
Kelly - I'm from the UK too and love those adverts! The first time I saw the one where they write 'We're going to Disney World' on the fridge with fridge magnets...and then the little girls faces as it registers... Oh dear, tears in my eyes, big time. How sad! Now I can just decide myself when we're going, it's not quite the same! (Still get just as excited though!)

From Kelly Muggleton
Posted March 1, 2011 at 6:09 AM
Hey Lauren, it sounds like the first time I saw it too! The magnets just got me!
It made me think about all the years I begged to 'go and see Mickey' and when I heard those magic words 'we're going to see Mickey!' I was an 11 year old wreck!
Really really clever ads those ones.... parents guilt tripped up and down the country I reckon!
:-))

From Joshua Counsil
Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM
After Robert's recent Blog Flume post, I have a new favourite PR team.

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