A Google idea for Disney

Everyone has used Google Maps in some form or another. Most people have switched between map view and earth view to get their bearings on a location. Being that Disney is one of the biggest marketing juggernauts in history, here’s an idea for them…

Just looking at Disneyland in Google earth view, shows the number of rooftops that are blank canvases for the company – with no impact to guests (from ground-level, you can’t see rooftops!). Then think about ALL of their parks… and show buildings. That’s a lot of space to advertise Disney movies, attractions and products, for fairly low cost and for long-term impact. Hmm… and I wonder if they could do something fun with a scavenger hunt or puzzle that involved several Park rooftop advertising…

Here’s just a couple of fun mock-ups:

it’s a small world


Indiana Jones Adventure


Captain America’s sheild on Innoventions

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Disneyland Dedication

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”

– Walt Disney

Disneyland Dedication | WaltsApartment.com

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Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room - WaltsApartment.comOn June 23, 1963 Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room opened – which is the only attraction at the park that contains Walt’s name. The location was originally planned as a restaurant but that never came to be… the kitchen entrance is immediately to the left as soon as you enter the building.

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Club 33 “facts” and comments

Many sites publish ‘little known facts’ about Club 33, Royal Street. Here are some comments and responses to some of those lists. (These are opinions, just as the articles I’m referencing are opinions, and this is not intended to be a debate about “who’s more correct” or not – this just just for fun.)

  • Club 33, Royal Street is often called a “5 star restaurant”, but it can’t technically be classified as such, since it’s a private club. It isn’t listed in Zagat and doesn’t have Michelin stars. It might better be called “an equivalent to a 5 star restaurant.”
  • The (original) entrance to Club 33, Royal Street is between 31 and 35 Royal Street, ‘hidden’ in plain sight to those who don’t know about the Club. While stories abound that there were 33 original investors of Disneyland or the 33 on it’s side looks like MM for Mickey Mouse, the club got its name from the address. Yes, it was a private dining space for Walt and executives to bring investors and a place for those investors to bring their own clients. Prior to the club opening, Walt would bring high-level visitors to the Red Wagon Inn at the end of Main Street (now called the Plaza Inn) for food and refreshments.
  • The Club opened on June 15, 1967.
  • The cost of membership has changed over the years. There are different membership levels, but they generally work the same way – a member can call Club 33, Royal Street - WaltsApartment.comto make reservations for themselves and their guests. However, the member does not always need to be present for their guests to enter the Club.
  • Membership does not include the cost of the meal. Members and guests must still pay for their lunch or dinner and drinks on top of the member’s initiation fee and annual membership fee. In 2013, Lunch was approximately $100 per person and dinner was approximately $175 per person – that also included admission ticket to the park. Around 2014/15, when the organization changed, members got a limited number of admission tickets to give to their guests.
  • The Club 33 in Tokyo Disneyland is not a private club, but a regular dining location.
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