Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

Collapse

Get Away Today

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #21
    Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

    While Christians may still be a majority in this country, they are not world-wide. I know that I won't be attending any Disneyland special event that focuses so heavily on the story of Christ, not being of that faith.

    Comment


    • #22
      Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

      Probably better you won't be attending since you seem to be a scrouge. This is a great holiday season and Disney has done its best to appeal and is continuing to evolve. Just enjoy and watch others enjoy. I see Muslims, Jews, Christians and others all enjoying.

      Comment


      • #23
        Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

        Originally posted by dougeebear View Post
        While Christians may still be a majority in this country, they are not world-wide. I know that I won't be attending any Disneyland special event that focuses so heavily on the story of Christ, not being of that faith.
        The Christmas Parade is totally secular. Almost all of the holiday events in Disneyland are. They do not emphasize the religious aspect of Christmas at all. The only exception is the Candlelight Processional, and since 1957 this has been a one or two time a year event. It is not part of the regular offerings. So, if you went to the park during the holidays, you would find no religious aspects at all. But, since they have discussed including the Candlelight Processional as part of the after hour special ticketed events, I would avoid those. They have mentioned that they may have many more Candlelight Processionals next year, like over 20, but this is a new thing. Traditionally it has always been done only once or twice a year.
        ___________________________________________


        Now Presenting --- DISNEYLAND - A MAGICAL AUDIO TOUR
        An amazing interactive audio experience found only at my website -www.DisneyChris.com
        ____________________________________________

        Comment


        • #24
          Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

          It's all secular until we get to the Candlelight Processional, which is now apparently an every-night (or close to it) event in Disneyland in December. I do wish they'd throw Hanukkah a bone and have a menorah somewhere in the resort...anyway...

          They have to offer something 'exclusive' for the parties or people won't want to attend. If Candlelight is that exclusive, it preserves the fireworks and parade for everyone. Since Candlelight is such a specifically religious event, it's less likely to have an effect on the resort crowd as a whole.

          On the other hand, offer Candlelight as a paid-only perk and you a)cut off an event that has traditionally been free which is just not cool; b) alienate those who might enjoy a "holiday" party but not the retelling of the Christmas story.

          Take away the fireworks or the parade from the general public and you're cheating them out of something that hs always been free with admission. It's that simple. Christmas is the one time of year when most parks/etc. offer free entertainment; for Disney to reverse that trend and take away the parade and fireworks would be crass. Having the Soundsational Parade roll through those streets decorated with holiday lights would be weird. Do they design a SECOND holiday parade? They could have something for the public and something else for the parties, but that would they?

          If Disneyland were savvy they would try to come up with some holiday experiences that are not parties. Breakfast/lunch/dinner with Santa, perhaps?
          Merida looks like this. Not a Barbie doll!

          Comment


          • #25
            Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

            Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
            Nope, it's being talked about lots at TDA. It's just a matter of them deciding to pull the trigger or not.
            Being talked about and being implemented are two different things. There are tons of things talked about at Disney everyday. Not all of them get implemented. The idea that it is definite for next year is most certainly internet rumor until there is something official announced.

            Originally posted by Prof. Emelius View Post
            The Christmas Parade is totally secular. Almost all of the holiday events in Disneyland are. They do not emphasize the religious aspect of Christmas at all.
            While Disney does focus on the retail side of the holidays more than the religious, a Christmas Tree and Santa are hardly non-secular. They are very much symbols of that religious holiday.
            Last edited by calsig31; 11-17-2012, 08:57 AM.
            "Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

            Comment


            • #26
              Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

              I think the parade is the one thing that should stay for the non party guest if that does happen but there does need to be special offers during an up charge party, like special fireworks and character meet and greets. The biggest for me would be to actually cap the events so it feels like a special event with far less crowds!
              BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

              Comment


              • #27
                Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                Originally posted by Malina View Post
                It's all secular until we get to the Candlelight Processional, which is now apparently an every-night (or close to it) event in Disneyland in December. I do wish they'd throw Hanukkah a bone and have a menorah somewhere in the resort...anyway...
                Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_8843.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	133.6 KB
ID:	7346933

                Comment


                • #28
                  Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                  Originally posted by Buster Keaton View Post
                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]25160[/ATTACH]
                  One tiny barely visible menorah is hardy representation.
                  "Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

                  Comment


                  • #29
                    Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                    One tiny barely visible menorah is hardy representation.
                    I was thinking more of a menorah that is like the Christmas trees, ie, you can see it as you're walking around, not one you have to search for. If they celebrate Day of the Dead, Mardi Gras, Lunar New Year, why not give this holiday and tradition a more visible nod, too?
                    Merida looks like this. Not a Barbie doll!

                    Comment


                    • #30
                      Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                      Originally posted by Malina View Post
                      I was thinking more of a menorah that is like the Christmas trees, ie, you can see it as you're walking around, not one you have to search for. If they celebrate Day of the Dead, Mardi Gras, Lunar New Year, why not give this holiday and tradition a more visible nod, too?
                      Exactly.
                      "Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

                      Comment


                      • #31
                        Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                        Originally posted by Malina View Post
                        I was thinking more of a menorah that is like the Christmas trees, ie, you can see it as you're walking around, not one you have to search for. If they celebrate Day of the Dead, Mardi Gras, Lunar New Year, why not give this holiday and tradition a more visible nod, too?
                        Ah, now I see what you were originally getting at! I agree.

                        Comment


                        • #32
                          Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                          Originally posted by Witches of Morva View Post
                          ORGOCH: Sorry, but ya lost me. Still cain't tell which side a the fence yer on, gomezaddams. ducklin'.
                          Darling Orgoch,
                          Please excuse my familiarity, but I find a lady with sultry cerulean salubrity so seductive. I heartily apologize for my failed missive. By comparing Mr Iger to Ebenezer, I thought that my position that all hard ticket "celebrations" should be halted would be apparent. By also stating that it would take a spiritual revelation to change the regime's attitude, I erred in thinking that it inferred that such action would be improbable. We are suffering under the relentless pecuniary lust of Iger & company & that this lust is not endemic to all businesses.
                          If any other clarification is required, please consider me your obsequious vassal.
                          Skiddley Whiffers is a cruel mistress; cold and unforgiving.

                          Comment


                          • #33
                            Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                            Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                            Unfortunately it's GOING to happen.
                            I bet a lot more money on it happening than on an NFL game tomorrow.


                            Originally posted by BasilofBakerStreet View Post
                            The Christmas special event and been rumored for several years now and I hope it stay that, just a rumor.
                            It really has been a rumor that rolls over every year since WDW started ticketed parties. However like Halloween, Food and Wine, races, it's nearly a forgone conclusion that it too will makes it's way to DLR at some point.
                            Be Cool Stay in School!
                            Next year I'm trying for a summer internship at Stark Industries.

                            Comment


                            • #34
                              Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                              I'm with you.

                              Comment


                              • #35
                                Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                                This is really a simple business model. Why give something for free when there is a demand for it and people are willing to pay extra for it? There is no doubt that Christmas time at Disneyland is a premium product. By having it a separate, hard ticketed event, this turns out more money for the company and could intentionally go towards new experiences for the resort. Will a separate admission deter some people? Sure. But, like many have stated, people plan their trips to the resort around this time and these people will be willing to do it.
                                Jeff Wayne






                                Comment


                                • #36
                                  Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                                  Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                                  Club 33 doesn't upcharge its customers special-event prices for the privilege of being packed into a sardine mosh pit. The issue isn't elitism or "rich people," the issue is Disney's blatant greed in overselling special event tickets.
                                  I'd go a step further than that. The sardine packing ability of TDA is yes an issue (especially if their advertising it as a "special party," in what world does a special party include 60,000 of your closest friends?). I'd say the bigger problem is the business model that Disney is using to create this new party. In comparison to Club 33 (which was made with the purpose of being a quasi-elitist privilege), here the company is creating a product repackaging and rebranding pre-existing shows, the newest of which (snow) has been offered with park admission for about 5 years and the parade of fireworks being a half-century old tradition.

                                  EVEN worse though, if history is any indication, Disney will continue to offer a non-holiday parade and firework show. It would be one thing if Disney was making a business decision in not showing the holiday shows to their general audience in order to save money (a unpleasant business decision at least, but a more respectable one, especially if they need to "cut corners" for some reason, not that Disney does). But instead they choose to replace the holiday shows with traditional ones at what one would suspect is a higher cost to the company due to the extended length of the traditional shows (For example RDCT lasts I believe about 13-14 minutes in its cut version and Magical is about 14 minutes as well, the holiday firework show is about 8.5 minutes.

                                  This would be equivalent of a restaurant replacing your dinner salad with a more expensive side dish you didn't want just so you are encouraged to spend the extra money on the overprices side salad (which is still nothing more than simple greens). At that is what reeks of a greedy business model.

                                  Comment


                                  • #37
                                    Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                                    ^ Bingo.


                                    Originally posted by GhostHostJeff View Post
                                    By having it a separate, hard ticketed event, this turns out more money for the company and could intentionally go towards new experiences for the resort.
                                    It definitely makes more money for the company, but the idea that the profits "go towards new experiences for the resort" is a myth -- a holdover from the pre-Eisger era when Disneyland's profits were plowed back into Disneyland.
                                    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                                    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                                    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                                    designed to appeal to everyone."

                                    - Walt Disney

                                    "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                                    - Michael Eisner

                                    "It's very symbiotic."
                                    - Bob Chapek

                                    Comment


                                    • #38
                                      Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                                      I'm usually very chill with what Disneyland has done these past few years, but if they were to charge for things that have been free for years & what I feel should be available to all guest at this point, I will be very disappointed.

                                      How about adding to the event? Disney thinking about taking things away just kind of shows how money-hungry Disney has become over the past few years. I hope this stays a rumor.

                                      Comment


                                      • #39
                                        Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                                        Originally posted by BlAcKoUt510 View Post
                                        How about adding to the event? Disney thinking about taking things away just kind of shows how money-hungry Disney has become over the past few years. I hope this stays a rumor.
                                        It may be more like WDW, where it takes some away to the ticketed event and adds more to the daily "free" stuff. The parade and fireworks are in the MK ticketed party. Epcot has Holidays around the World in World Showcase, plus you can watch from the back of the ticketed viewing for Cadelight. DHS has the Osborn Lights. AK has a christmas parade. Think of all of the new stuff in DCA this year.
                                        Be Cool Stay in School!
                                        Next year I'm trying for a summer internship at Stark Industries.

                                        Comment


                                        • #40
                                          Re: Christmas Parade for exclusive party guests only?

                                          Originally posted by BlAcKoUt510 View Post
                                          I'm usually very chill with what Disneyland has done these past few years, but if they were to charge for things that have been free for years & what I feel should be available to all guest at this point, I will be very disappointed.

                                          How about adding to the event? Disney thinking about taking things away just kind of shows how money-hungry Disney has become over the past few years. I hope this stays a rumor.
                                          I'm with you. The only way I would back this is if they came out with a new parade and fireworks show.
                                          Jeff Wayne






                                          Comment

                                          Get Away Today Footer

                                          Collapse
                                          Working...
                                          X