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After the scene, ABC ran a commercial for Walt Disney World. Hal Boedeker, TV critic for the Orlando Sentinel, called it “redundant, because ‘The Middle’ had done a fine job of selling Disney World.” Boedeker called the entire episode a “bracing valentine” to the park. Product placement in entertainment programs isn’t new. In the past few years, television networks have increasingly sought creative ways to get commercial messages across at a time digital video recorders allow viewers to fast-forward through ads. Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said viewers should at least be told they are getting a marketing message in such instances. There was no fee paid by Disney World for the episode, said Tammy Golihew, spokeswoman for the show’s producers, Warner Bros.
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Disney says the investment is important to improving time spent in the parks. Its not about a Walt Disney World vacation, said Sinoff. Its about spending time with their family or their friends that they come with. What we believe this does is takes away the friction that took away from those great experiences, their ability to really spend that quality time together, and it gives it back to them. By offering advance ride reservations, Disney hopes guests will use their extra free time to shop, dine, and otherwise freely explore and have fun. The new system is intended to take the pressure off of a Disney vacation. No longer does the amazing race happen when the rope drop occurs where people run to FastPass locations that were decentralized, noted Jim McPhee, Senior Vice President, Walt Disney World Parks. Now, guests who dont book FastPass+ reservations in advance online can simply visit any of the kiosks throughout each theme park to plan out their day or just grab whatever is the next available spot, by passing long waits in lines. Jim McPhee (center) discusses MyMagic+ at a recent Walt Disney World press event.
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Members of the East Wake High School music department became stars of their own Disney show April 26, when they entertained resort guests at the EPCOT Park. The group traveled from Wendell to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts program. The East Wake High School Mixed Chorus, under the direction of Amy Parker, performed at the Melody Gardens Theater in the EPCOT Park Saturday afternoon. The chorus performed a variety of numbers including, Bring Me Little Water, Silvy arranged by Moira Smiley with body percussion. Later that day, the East Wake High School Concert Band, under the direction of Alan Mason and Dwayne Barnes, entertained EPCOT Park guests with a crowd-pleasing show. The band attracted a large audience with a medley of songs from the Disney movie Frozen. This was both groups first visit to the resort with the Disney Performing Arts program.
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