Which is your favorite theme park advertisement?My favorite is from Disney.
From Daniel EtcheberryThe one with the talking animals from Jungle Cruise. It is very funny.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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 PotterFunspot! I've never actually been to the place but I can do the dance - I think all Orlando residents can actually. :)
Posted February 18, 2011 at 9:21 PM
From Colton McLaughlinI'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...
Posted February 18, 2011 at 11:27 PM
From Anthony MurphyI liked the "What Will you Celebrate" with the song Celebrate you!
Posted February 19, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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 EtcheberryColton, here is the link to the Jungle Cruise ad:
Posted February 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM
From Colton McLaughlinThat beats mine by a long shot. I literally LOL'D through the whole commercial!
Posted February 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM
From rick stevensKind 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!
Posted February 20, 2011 at 12:08 AM
From Mike GallagherRick, 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.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 4:59 AM
From Colton McLaughlinMike, don't forget about the old man who dances with what looks like a child suffering from progeria.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 8:51 AM
From Anthony MurphyMr. Six is still a pretty clever character!
Posted February 20, 2011 at 9:16 AM
From Andy MilioYou can't hate an old guy dancing for Six Flags!
Posted February 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM
From Colton McLaughlinHow 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.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM
From Mike GallagherAndy: Yes I can. Watch me.
Posted February 21, 2011 at 4:59 AM
Colton: I don't like him OR the ads.
From Daniel EtcheberryMr Six looks like Freddy Krueger.
Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:45 AM
From Mike Gallagher^^LOL
Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM
From Joshua CounsilThe 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.
Posted February 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM
From Kelly MuggletonWe 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?'
Posted February 22, 2011 at 2:37 AM
Even though I am a fully grown adult I still looked at my parents and said - yes, when ARE you going to tell me?
From Daniel EtcheberryI 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.
Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:01 AM
From Mike GallagherI, for one, would be pretty upset if I found a mouse in my hotel room. Especially a very large one.
Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:14 AM
From Lauren HayhurstKelly - 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!)
Posted March 1, 2011 at 5:18 AM
From Kelly MuggletonHey Lauren, it sounds like the first time I saw it too! The magnets just got me!
Posted March 1, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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 CounsilAfter Robert's recent Blog Flume post, I have a new favourite PR team.
Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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