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    Hello gang!

    I just realized that the vote for the 2012 Olympics is July 6th. In the running are Madrid, London, Paris, and New York City. Dare i suggest the Walt Disney Co. rooting for Paris? DLP celebrates its 20th birthday in 2012 and the Summer Olympics would be a fantastic boon for business over there.

    Any thoughts?

    Brian
    Originally posted by aashee
    We are 100% grade A Disney Dorks.

  • #2
    ^^^Great point. But any of those European cities would likely bring an upswing in attendance at DLP. So I guess all-American Mickey has quite the difficult decision -- does he pull for NYC (like he should) or think with his wallet?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by WDW1974
      ^^^Great point. But any of those European cities would likely bring an upswing in attendance at DLP. So I guess all-American Mickey has quite the difficult decision -- does he pull for NYC (like he should) or think with his wallet?
      I agree. But who knows. We'll just have to wait and see.

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      • #4
        Personally, I prefer the games to be any where but here in UK, but any city in Europe can only be good news for DLRP.

        I'd expect Disney to get involved if Paris is chosen.
        (Special pins etc and who knows, maybe Team Mickey will go back to being a beautifully themed sports store instead of a discount clothing warehouse...)


        "I'm gettin' kind of fond of you, kid.
        Not that I want to pick out curtains or anything."

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        • #5
          I was in paris in march. There were neon lights/ flags/ tons of paris 2012 stuff. I think it is a really popular candidate! New York is also real close (to my oppinion, paris wins).
          It's kind of fun to do the impossible!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tayati
            I was in paris in march. There were neon lights/ flags/ tons of paris 2012 stuff. I think it is a really popular candidate! New York is also real close (to my oppinion, paris wins).
            Ha! Have you seen London lately? I live about 50 miles away from London and there are billboards near my house!
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            • #7
              I personally don't care who gets the Olympics as long as it isn't New York.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TDLFAN
                I personally don't care who gets the Olympics as long as it isn't New York.
                Agreed!
                "I'm surrounded by idiots"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ian P
                  Agreed!
                  Count me in on that one...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TDLFAN
                    I personally don't care who gets the Olympics as long as it isn't New York.
                    Why is that? I don't really care who gets it. I am leaning toward Paris but I would like NY if not Paris.

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                    • #11
                      America has have the Olympics too many times, give other places a chance.

                      The last time it was in the UK was 1908 & 1948.

                      USA has had - Summer Games

                      St. Louis 1904
                      Los Angeles 1932
                      Los Angeles 1984
                      Atlanta 1996

                      Winter Games -
                      Lake Placid 1932
                      Squaw Valley 1960
                      Lake Placid 1980
                      Salt Lake City 2002
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                      • #12
                        ^^^Uhm ... since when were Sydney and Athens part of the USA?

                        And since NYC is the center of the world, whether folks like it or not, having the Olympics there makes some sense. Although I can imagine the venues spread out into CT and NJ ... and logistics would be a nightmare.

                        but, hey, I remember when Orlando actually thought it had a shot at the Olympics ... imagine a little tourist backwater with strip centers, fast-food outlets and 7-11s as far as the eye can see thinking it's a world-class city ... that's wild.

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                        • #13
                          Sorry I did a cut and paste, but missed removing Sydney and Athens.

                          Ian
                          "I'm surrounded by idiots"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by WDW1974
                            And since NYC is the center of the world, whether folks like it or not, having the Olympics there makes some sense.
                            I tell you what, that really makes my blood boil.

                            Who the hell made New York the center of the world? Because the United Nations is headquartered there? Whatever, as far as I am concerned, there is NO center of the world. And if there was one, it wouldn't be in the USA as many people like to believe.
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                            December 2008 - Walt Disney World Resort
                            July 2009 - Disneyland Resort Paris
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                            • #15
                              Phft, New York hasn't been the acknowledged center of the world since the mid-20th Century. And the Olympics being held there is more of a logistical nightmare than I'd care to imagine.

                              It would be nice for DLP to get the boost it needs from Olympics nearby. Who knows? If Paris wins the bid, maybe some new attraction capital will find its way to the Park.

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                              • #16
                                NYC won USA's vote.. (Tampa and orlando were up gainst them and had a good thing... thought one key component wont happen from it... that darn rail.. I hated it.)

                                I would enjoy it in NYC.. but if it were in London... Call me.. I would be there in a short amount of time.. (and looking for olde Doctor Who memorabilia from the olde series..)

                                or Paris.. (I do need to visit DLP then...)

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by figment1986
                                  I would enjoy it in NYC.. but if it were in London... Call me.. I would be there in a short amount of time.. (and looking for olde Doctor Who memorabilia from the olde series..)
                                  Nice to see another Who fan on these boards! I visited the BBC Wales offices (where the new series is made) this week, on a quest for more info, but to no avail. They're keeping things top secret!
                                  Originally posted by fizzog
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                                  • #18
                                    Too bad my PBS doesn't show it anymore... they shown in it movie format for 3 years.. then in episode format.. then stopped.... I "now" can sponsor the show i watched thought... I wish some channel picked it up here... Wasn't Sci-fi offered it but turned it down... not enough time and money left after Batle star galatica....(I hear a summer run on NBC soon.. mabey they will get time and money then..)

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                                    • #19
                                      I thought Disneyland was the center of the world?!

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