Friday, May 04, 2007

Don't Miss: Selling the Dream

Over at Passport to Dreams Old and New, Foxxfur has just posted the latest installment of her Selling the Dream series of articles about the various television specials Disney has produced over the years to promote their theme parks. Today's post takes a fascinating look at the 1982 EPCOT Center Grand Opening special hosted by Danny Kaye. The program was a very odd juxtaposition of idealistic pontifications and not-so-subtle advertising, but as Foxxfur ultimately concludes, it represented a significant moment where Disney actually promoted the "thematic and intellectual concerns" of one of its parks.

Great, great information and insight as we've come to expect from Passport to Dreams Old and New.