Tag Archives: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Disney launches “Show Your Disney Side” campaign

Remember when the rumor mill was turning last month about the “Show Your Disney Side” campaign Disney might be launching? Looks like the rumors were true!

Disney recently launched the Show Your Disney Side page as part of the Disney Parks website. Guests are invited to share photos and videos of their Disney vacations by using the hashtag #DISNEYSIDE. Now here’s the kicker: most of the photos on the website allude to sharing photos that contain costuming and Disneybounding. Disneybounders rejoice!

For more information about the new campaign, visit the Disney Parks website.

Friday the 13th makes Disneybounders villainous

Walt Disney World celebrated Friday the 13th with Unleash the Villains, a piece of Limited Time Magic when everyone’s favorite Disney villains descended upon Hollywood Studios. Disneybounders created their own homage to the villains.

I didn’t decide to participate in the event until last night, so I pulled together an outfit with clothes I all ready owned. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be the Queen of Hearts or Henry J. Waternoose III, but I wasn’t able to find a red blouse to go under a blazer. In the end, the Queen of Hearts won out.

I wore brown boots, a pair of jeans, a black t-shirt, and a red sweater. Luckily, I had some accessories to pull everything together. When I was in high school, I bought a red hair bow and an Alice in Wonderland necklace with matching earrings from Claire’s. In my second ear piercing, I wore heart studs. Finally, I wore a heart chain ring I was given for Valentine’s Day.

Here are some pictures of my ensemble:

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Disneybounders were really creative with their villain bounds. There were a lot of Hades bounds, a few Ursulas, and others. Take a look at some of them yourself. Can you tell who they’re Disneybounding as? Hover over the image to find out.

Top 10 reasons Kent students should apply for the Disney College Program

Keep Calm & ApplyApplications for the Spring 2014 Disney College Program have been posted. I participated in the College Program last spring, and it was the best decision I ever made. Here are the top 10 reasons you, as a Kent State student, should apply.

10. You get to work for Mickey Mouse. I mean, come on. How many people get to say that?

9. You can escape part of an Ohio winter. Let’s face it, Kent gets cold and snowy and icy and unpleasant. Why not spend those winter months in Florida or California instead?

8. You get to see what happens behind-the-scenes at Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Did you know there are tunnels beneath Magic Kingdom? You could see those with your own eyes.

7. You get free access to Disney Parks. Have a day off of work? Chill out at Magic Kingdom. Or Animal Kingdom. Or Hollywood Studios. Or Epcot.

6. You receive college credit for the classes you take through Disney. Ask your advisor to see a list of transient credits you could earn by studying in Disney. I know at least one of the classes is Kent Core, so it’s a guaranteed three credit hours. And guess what? Disney classes only cost $10.

5. You can put a unique experience on your resume. Even though you’ll only be a frontline employee in the parks and resorts, you can say you worked in a Fortune 100 Company and have observed the way it successfully runs its business.

4. You can network with professionals in a Fortune 100 Company. During my college program, I went to a panel discussion about social media and marketing. When I was there, I networked with several marketing professionals that work in the parks and resorts who then helped me network with the social media manager for Disney on Broadway. Disney Theatrical Group public relations is my dream job.

3. You get to make magic for other people and thus experience 1208987_10151593039656016_1739207293_nmagic yourself. One time, I asked a group of teenagers some Disney trivia questions to help make their wait time to meet Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore faster. By the time they got to the front of the line, they not only asked the characters to sign their autograph books, they asked me to sign as well.

2. You make lifelong friends. I still talk to my DCP roommates and friends on a daily basis. One has extended his program and is currently in Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parade, one is a Photopass Photographer at Disneyland, and several are back at their colleges across the country.

1. Your life will be changed. You can’t help but be changed by the magic of Disney, the amazing guests, and your fantastic fellow Cast Members.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

“Show Your Disney Side”

The Disney Company has seemed to turn a blind eye on Disneybounders since the fashion movement was created in 2010. But perhaps the company was keeping a closer watch on the DB community than we thought.

The year 2013 brought weeks of amazing Limited Time Magic, from long-lost character friends to boy band Dapper Dans. People are on the edge of their seats to find out what 2014 will mean for the parks and resorts. I’m hoping executives will clue us in next week at the D23 Expo. For now, indulge me in what I hope is in store for 2014.

Recently, some other Disney blogs did a little digging and found Allison Miller’s portfolio. Miller is a senior art director at advertising agency mcgarrybowen, a company that has worked with Disney on such campaigns as Let the Memories Begin and I Am A Princess. Miller’s newest portfolio additions include the tagline “Find Your Disney Side” overlaid on photos of what appears to be some pretty great Disneybounders. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

Still not convinced? Here’s another tidbit to stew over. Try visiting mydisneyside.net. Now, showmydisneyside.com. How about showyourdisneyside.com? Go ahead. Try it.

They each take you to the Disney Parks website.

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So what does this mean? Along with some pretty experienced Disney bloggers, I’m speculating that with the “Find Your Disney Side” campaign, the parks are finally bringing Disneybounding to its home at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The parks are going to do something special to encourage park goers to Disneybound when they visit.

As of right now, the campaign remains unconfirmed, but I really, really hope this is the direction Disney will take. Keep your fingers crossed, Disneybounders!