Disney has a brand new Instagram wall at Disney Springs for Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas and we have a look at the schedule as well!
The popular countdown to Christmas will begin on December 1, with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), and will run daily through Christmas on December 25th.
Over in the Disney Springs area, by the Disney’s Days of Christmas store, you can visit the new “photo wall” aka Instagram wall and take a selfie to promote Disney, I mean share with your followers!
If you had any doubt about my saying Disney want to use these as free promotion, the following passage from the Disney Parks Blog makes it pretty clear:
“..guests can check out a festive photo wall. Capture the perfect selfie in front of a wintery wonderland featuring some of Freeform’s holiday icons. Don’t forget to tag your photos with #DisneySprings and #25DaysOfChristmas!”
I’m really trying to be nice, but the walls are just getting ridiculous at this point.
It’s further frustrating when you hear the anecdotes about why we didn’t get the Star Wars restaurant with live performers. According to “sources” they look at the walls as “free publicity” because according to some of the higher ups the “guests would rather post pictures on their phone than watch a dinner show with Star Wars characters.” That was the alleged justification for why it was axed, back when they had more than enough money to add it in.
Then throw in how they furloughed live performers, and made cuts to them way before COVID-19, and they add more Instagram walls. Because that’s just as good right?
Maybe my aversion is because the attitude behind it was kind of insulting and I remember when Disney would actually try to do better than a “#InstagramWall. It’s like their idea for entertainment is to have people take photos in front of ads. You don’t drive down the road and stop to take a picture because there’s a new bill board for McDonalds. I don’t know, but if you like walls there’s yet another one.
However, I will fully endorse Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas though. I’ve been looking forward to these back when it all started as “The Family Channel’s 25 Days of Christmas.” It’s always a great way to get some holiday movie fun because you know they run them daily.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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