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Disney Reppin’

Something I really like to do once in a while is to help out the Marketing department when they are hosting media events.  It’s a great way to get out on into our resorts and parks, and really show off the great experiences we can offer our Guests.  The role of the Disney Rep is to make sure that the media gets to all their events, and broadcast locations, and to get them interviews.  In the process, we get to know each other and at least for a few days, become friends.  It’s sometimes fun, sometimes a headache, but always very interesting.

Each event is a bit different, sometimes it’s a new attraction, or a new theme for the year, such as Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary, or the “Year of a Million Dreams.”  The last one I did was the opening of “Expedition Everest” and I spent a few days with a wacky guy from Chattanooga who did a regular travel segment for a local TV morning show.  Before that it was Fox TV from the Washington, DC area for the 50th, and I spent several days with their (very high-strung, high-maintenance) reporter, a producer and a cameraman doing live and taped segments for their morning news show and even hits for several other Fox stations. 

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