This week’s episode of The Dub Dee Dub Revue was all about possible events at Walt Disney World to drive traffic/revenue to the parks during slower times of the year. This is such an amazing topic to explore and can lead you down so many different paths. As per the usual, I will share what I thought of the choices of the amazing hosts Chris, Pete, and Stacey and then share maybe one or two of my own suggestions. Why do I like doing this each week you may ask. Well, it makes me feel like I am always part of the show and hopefully after reading this, if you haven’t already listened to The Dub Dee Dub Revue Podcast you will go do so.
I will not go into too many details of the hosts’ picks (because you should have already listened, right???) but I will say that their ideas for this show may be some of the best I have heard of any show they have done. I’m not sure there was a bad idea in the bunch. While I am not too keen on having more roads shut down for a bicycle race, I think that it would be a lot of fun. I have seen sand sculpting at the beach at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts, but agree that a much larger scale version on different beaches across property would be fantastic. We too love The Amazing Race so that idea was right up our alley. Knowing how The Amazing Race typically goes I’m sure contestants would have to swim with sharks and repel down Spaceship Earth. The window/balcony decorating contest (Thanks for the shout out guys!) is a great idea but would probably have to be restricted to value resorts as the guests at those resorts are more likely to be understanding of the decorations and extra foot traffic and more likely to take part and enjoy it as well. As for the best idea of the bunch, I am giving it to Chris Malek! What?!?! How can this be so you ask?
His idea for a nighttime scavenger hunt was off the charts good! I have not been a fan of the after-hours party’s at Magic Kingdom due to their insanely high price point and the fact that there are limited extra things to experience, but with this, I could get on board. Teams checking in at the front gates as the park is getting ready to close. Like with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party the contestants could be let in early with a wristband to enjoy the nighttime festivities. Happily Ever After could serve as the send off to the competitors as they start their journey through the themed lands of Magic Kingdom. I can actually completely visualize this happening. Be sure to listen to the episode to get more details of how Chris sees this event coming about.
As for my idea? Since it is quite obvious that the powers that be insist that Epcot have something going on at all times, why not make it so. They have added the Fine Arts Festival between the holiday season and the Flower and Garden Festival. They keep extending the Food and Wine Festival. Why not have a Summer Festival that focuses on BBQ and Beer and Music. A street festival if you will that can run between Flower and Garden and Food and Wine. Of course, each street festival would be themed to the pavilion and the American Garden’s Theater can feature some different types of music like Country/Western or Jazz. SeaWorld has their Bands, Brews, and BBQ which seems to do really well during the summer. I bet a version of this at Epcot would be very popular.
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