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Limited Time Magic

This morning in New York's Times Square Disney announced it's new 2013 promotional theme is called 'Limited Time Magic'. They said that there will be a new theme every week during this promotion, pirate week, lovebirds week, villains week, even a Dapper Dans sing Boy Bands week! Each of these themed weeks will have it's own special events going on with fun surprises for guests. What do you think of this new theme featuring many themes?

To mark the occasion Times Square was filled with ice sculptures including a 25 foot tall castle, just like these special weekly themes, the castle will be up for a limited time only as it melts away.

Times Square: Disney Ice Castle Fun Facts

  • Hours 6 a.m.-Noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • The ice castle stands 25 feet tall, 9 feet deep and 15 feet wide.
  • It was created using 45,000 pounds of ice " 267 blocks of ice in all.
  • The castle was first assembled into 37 pieces, then boxed and driven to Times Square to reassemble.
  • Each of the 37 pieces was lifted into place by a 15-ton crane.
  • Construction took 12 hours as craftsmen worked around the clock to erect the castle.
  • Six additional ice vignettes surround the castle representing precious moments in time " a grandparent with a child, a child donning Mouse ears, a family taking a portrait, a balloon vendor and more.
  • Mickey and pals Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Cinderella and Merida, from the Disney-Pixar film "Brave," joined in the morning celebration.

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Sounds amazing! Did they say how many months into 2013 these promotions are going to go? Of course, I'd love to see what they have for the Villains! mickey

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The promo usually go Oct to Oct don't they? I like the idea but at the same time if you have a little pirate at home and you are not there for pirate week that could be disappointing. Are the weeks posted well in advance so you can plan to be there doing that week. Adults for love bird week, Villians week for Magic Mirror laugh will they be listed ahead of time for planning or not. Or am I putting to fine of a point on this.

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angels444 wrote:
The promo usually go Oct to Oct don't they? I like the idea but at the same time if you have a little pirate at home and you are not there for pirate week that could be disappointing. Are the weeks posted well in advance so you can plan to be there doing that week. Adults for love bird week, Villians week for Magic Mirror laugh will they be listed ahead of time for planning or not. Or am I putting to fine of a point on this.

The time period of the promotions has been flexible in past years, like the year of a million dreams was actually 18 months. The past two years promotions though have gone Jan-Dec, and that seems like what the Limited Time Magic promotion is.

A couple of weeks have been announced for planning ahead but not all of them. Love birds week is over Valentines Day, Villains week covers Friday the 13th in the fall, Independance week over the 4th of July. From what I gather the weeks will be announced a week or two ahead on the website, but that's not really enough time for most people to plan. As always with Disney that's subject to change.

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I think I like this idea. It will give us something "new" to look forward to for our trips. As far as knowing in advance, I do not think I really need to know much in advance what the theme for our week will be. I am sure we will just go with the flow.

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That will be nice to have something different going on when were are there for a change...although part of me wishes I could experience all the weeks

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I like this idea...I hope it will be Pirates week when I am down there next year!