Every few weeks our writers get together to answer a Disney related question. Here is this week’s question and answers.
Question of the Week: As Easter weekend comes and goes, what holiday would you like to see the U.S. Disney Parks celebrate more?
Andrew – I’ll kind of cheat here by picking more than one. I would like to see more foreign holidays celebrated at Epcot and California Adventure. This has already started to a degree as Chinese (Lunar) New Year celebrations are apparent on both coasts. I’d like for this to be taken a step further and Epcot is an obvious gateway to doing that. Golden Week celebrations in the Japan Pavilion and Boxing Day parties in the Canadian Pavilion. Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and Bastille Day in France. Those are the best examples off the top of my head but those could easily be integrated there and in California Adventure, as California is a melting pot of different cultures. I think this would add to the culture of Epcot and could entertain while informing on both coasts.
Leslie – I’m not certain there are more holidays personally I would like to see, instead I would like to see certain holiday celebrations stretched out a bit more. 4th of July and Valentine’s Day are the two that come to mind. While it might not be reasonable to do such a huge fireworks display more than two nights (once for the tester and once on the 4th) I feel the park to embrace these holidays a bit longer. Perhaps more Americana theming the week of the 4th. As for Valentine’s Day it would be nice to see the character couples more available than simply on Valentine’s Day. More theming and perhaps a specific midday show for both would be lovely in my humble opinion.
Melissa – Hmmmm I would agree with all of the above! I think it would be great to start celebrating the American Holidays other than just Christmas, New Years and Halloween for a month. But maybe around Memorial Day bring back out the patriotic items. And like Leslie said make these other holiday.
Cassie – I’m gonna go way out there and say Thanksgiving! Eating at the parks is one of my favorite things to do and I think if there was some sort of feast dinner it would be really fun. Maybe also a pie cook off or something along those lines.
What holiday would you like to see more of at the Disney Parks? Let us know in the comments!
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