Epcot IMC – #EpcotHolidays

For this week’s MMC-5006 assignment, we want to utilize Disney’s Epcot Center social media channels – specifically Facebook and Twitter – for the month of December to promote Epcot’s upcoming holiday events with goals of increasing attendance at those events and increasing engagement and followers on the SM channels. The park/resort appears to have four or five special holiday events for the month and my campaign will primarily focus on those:

  • The Candlelight Processional featuring a series of celebrity guest narrators.
  • Holidays Around the World
  • Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy
  • Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season
  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

All Facebook posts would be accompanied by a link and a photo similar to those embedded in some posts below. Questions are for stoking conversation with users. (I tried to incorporate questions in Twitter posts but was too hampered by character limit.) All tweets carry hashtag of #EpcotHolidays. All tweets regarding celebrity narrators include celebrities’ official Twitter account links in order to potentially spur engagement favorable to our purposes.

Final measurements can be made from user engagement on Facebook/Twitter and attendance numbers compared to December 2014 and December 2013.

Tuesday Dec. 1
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Neil Patrick Harris tonight through December 3) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. What’s your favorite Disney holiday tradition? http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

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Twitter:  Guest narrator @ActuallyNPH delights tonight thru 12/3 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Wednesday Dec.2
Facebook:  Delve into the vivid stories of Father Christmas, dating back to 15th-century England. Just one of many opportunities to celebrate Christmas around the world at Epcot World Showcase. What’s your favorite Disney holiday tradition? http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  Wanna do Christmas in Norway? Spend time with Sigrid and learn about Julenissen, the Christmas Gnome! #EpcotHolidays

Thursday Dec.3

Facebook:  Get an in-depth look at how Walt Disney World Resort parks and hotels get dressed up for this very special time of year with Joy from the World. Head backstage and get the scoop on the staggering logistics involved in the wintertime transformation of Walt Disney World Resort each year! Each guest will also receive a special holiday keepsake! What could it be? http://tinyurl.com/m3543m9

Twitter:  Experience the holidays like never before with “Joy from the World!” and receive a special holiday keepsake! #EpcotHolidays

Friday Dec. 4
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Whoopi Goldberg tonight through December 5) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. What’s your favorite Disney holiday tradition? http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter:  Guest narrator @WhoopiGoldberg spins the Christmas story tonight thru 12/5 at Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Saturday Dec.5
Facebook:  Walk in Our Winter Wonderland. Come celebrate the magic of the holidays like only Disney can with the festive sights and sounds of the season. As night falls, your “holiday host” will unwrap some of the secrets behind our most cherished traditions. What’s your favorite Disney Holiday tradition? http://tinyurl.com/nesfomb

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Twitter:  Join us as we unwrap some of the secrets behind our most cherished traditions. What’s your favorite holiday tradition? #EpcotHolidays

Sunday Dec. 6
Facebook:  “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season.” Be inspired by a seasonal showcase that blends gospel and inspirational melodies with jazz, R&B and urban music! http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  It’s Sunday at Epcot and time for some Gospel! “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season” will have you shouting “Amen!” #EpcotHolidays

Monday Dec.7
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Scandal’s Joe Morton tonight through December 8) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. What’s your favorite Disney holiday tradition? http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter: Guest narrator @JOEtheMORTON tells the Christmas story tonight thru 12/8 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Tuesday Dec.8
Facebook:  ¡Feliz Navidad! Join mariachis and dancers as they bring color and excitement to the music, dances and traditions of a holiday fiesta. Just one of many opportunities to celebrate Christmas around the world at Epcot World Showcase. What’s your favorite Disney holiday tradition? http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter: Follow the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour through the Great White North! Christmas Around the World! #EpcotHolidays

Wednesday Dec. 9
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Ana Gasteyer tonight through December 11) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. How many times have you done Disney for the holidays? http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

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Twitter:  Guest narrator @AnaGasteyer tells the Christmas story tonight thru 12/11 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Thursday Dec.10
Facebook:  “Joy from the World!” Get an up-close look at the traditional trimmings of Main Street, U.S.A. and see a Currier & Ives-themed Christmas bring the spirit of Santa Claus to life. How many times have you done Disney for the holidays? http://tinyurl.com/m3543m9

Twitter:  The spirit of Santa comes to life in Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy! How many times have you done Disney for the holidays? “EpcotHolidays

Friday Dec. 11
Facebook:  Visit a Resort hotel and learn how the lavish holiday atmosphere is created through the grand-scale application of color, texture, architecture, illusion and attention to detail – and receive a special holiday keepsake! http://tinyurl.com/nesfomb

Twitter:  Celebrating the holidays at Disney is the gift that keeps giving! #EpcotHolidays

Saturday Dec. 12
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Meredith Vieira tonight through December 14) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. How many times have you done Disney for the holidays? http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter:  Guest narrator @meredithvieira tells the Christmas story tonight thru 12/14 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Sunday Dec. 13
Facebook:  “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season.” Be inspired by a seasonal showcase that blends gospel and inspirational melodies with jazz, R&B and urban music!  http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

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Twitter:  It’s Sunday at Epcot and time for some Gospel! Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season will have you shouting Amen! #EpcotHolidays

Monday Dec.14
Facebook:  Share your Christmas wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy Hanukkah traditions, and experience the spirit of Kwanzaa. Plus, treat your ears to the Voices of Liberty Dickens Carolers—an outstanding a cappella group that sings a special repertoire of classic songs. What’s your favorite holiday classic? http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  Celebrate a world of cheer with unique entertainment commemorating the international spirit of the season. #EpcotHolidays

Tuesday Dec.15
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (America Ferrerra tonight through December 17) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. What’s your favorite holiday classic? http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter:  Guest narrator @AmericaFerrera tells the Christmas story tonight thru 12/17 at our Candlelight Processional. Your favorite holiday classic? #EpcotHolidays

Wednesday Dec.16
Facebook:  Enjoy a festive holiday meal—and guaranteed seating at the annual Candlelight Processional! Guests who reserve a Candlelight Dining Package are able to enjoy a leisurely holiday meal with their friends and family—knowing they have guaranteed priority seating at this highly sought after Christmas event. What’s your favorite holiday meal? http://tinyurl.com/q8g4q2n

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Twitter:  Want guaranteed seating at the annual Candlelight Processional? Book your festive holiday fine dining experience today! #EpcotHolidays

Thursday Dec.17
Facebook:  Ring in the season as World Showcase comes alive with holiday traditions from around the globe. Come! Take a journey through the seasons of holidays in Morocco, where celebrations are “the spice of life.” What’s your favorite holiday spice? http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  Meet the kind-hearted witch La Befana who arrives on the eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children. #EpcotHolidays

Friday Dec.18
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson tonight through December 20) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter:  Guest narrator @ChandraLWilson tells the Christmas story tonight thru 12/20 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Saturday Dec. 19
Facebook:  Candlelight Dining Packages are available for lunch and/or dinner and include a 3-course meal or full buffet, depending on the location. Simply choose your restaurant, enjoy a sumptuous feast and then take your seat—as you absorb all the sights and sounds of this joy-filled family tradition! What’s your favorite holiday meal? http://tinyurl.com/q8g4q2n

Twitter:  Delicious Dining, Spectacular Shows! Savor a delectable dinner, followed by an awe-inspiring holiday show. #EpcotHolidays

Sunday Dec.20
Facebook:  “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season.” Be inspired by a seasonal showcase that blends gospel and inspirational melodies with jazz, R&B and urban music! http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  It’s Sunday at Epcot and time for some Gospel! “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season” will have you shouting “Amen!” #EpcotHolidays

Monday Dec.21
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Daniel Dae Kim tonight through December 23) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter:  Guest narrator @danieldaekim relates the Christmas story tonight thru 12/23 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Tuesday Dec. 22
Facebook:  Discover the magic of Père Noël and the joy of the season through a Christmas letter from a child. World Showcase comes alive with holiday traditions from around the globe. What are you asking for in your Christmas letter this year? http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

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Twitter:  Ring in the season as World Showcase comes alive with holiday traditions from around the globe. #EpcotHolidays

Wednesday Dec.23
Facebook:  Holidays Around the World at Epcot! Amid joyful music and seasonal food favorites, time-honored traditions spring to life as costumed performers present holiday heritage throughout World Showcase. What’s your favorite Disney holiday tradition? http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  Ring in the season as World Showcase comes alive with holiday traditions from around the globe. #EpcotHolidays

Thursday Dec.24
Facebook:  Do you hear what I hear? Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Edward James Olmos tonight through December 23) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. Nightly through December. http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter:  Guest narrator @edwardjolmos reads the Christmas story tonight thru 12/26 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Friday Dec. 25
Facebook #1:  Merry Christmas to all of our Guests and friends. May your day be magical!
Twitter #1:  Merry Christmas to all of our Guests and friends. May your day be magical! #EpcotHolidays

Facebook #2:  IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – Behold the past, present and future of Earth at this stunning fireworks show that celebrates the spirit of humanity. What gift stunned you this Christmas? http://tinyurl.com/d6n8wgy
Twitter #2:  Stunning fireworks show that celebrates the spirit of humanity – tonight at IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. #EpcotHolidays

Saturday Dec. 26
Facebook:  Feast your eyes on the colorful Chinese Lion Dance, which brings good fortune and happiness to all during major celebrations like the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival. World Showcase comes alive with holiday traditions from around the globe. http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year at World Showcase. #EpcotHolidays

Sunday Dec.27
Facebook:  Last chance to catch “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season.” Be inspired by a seasonal showcase that blends gospel and inspirational melodies with jazz, R&B and urban music! http://tinyurl.com/apbs2qt

Twitter:  Catch the 2015 finale “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season.” #EpcotHolidays

Monday Dec.28
Facebook:  IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party – A Feast for Your Senses
Celebrate the cultures of the world with a confection of exquisitely crafted sweets from around the globe. Savor delectable desserts and wines in an exclusive setting and enjoy a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon as it erupts in a symphony of color and sound during the Epcot fireworks spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. http://tinyurl.com/obnq6qz

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Twitter:  Experience a taste explosion with an internationally inspired lineup of confections at IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party! #EpcotHolidays

Tuesday Dec.29
Facebook:  Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator (Amy Grant tonight through December 30th season finale) accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir in our famed Candlelight Processional. http://tinyurl.com/bzqyhfb

Twitter:  Guest narrator @amygrant tells the Christmas story tonight thru 12/30 at our famed Candlelight Processional. #EpcotHolidays

Wednesday Dec. 30
Facebook:  IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party – Make your visit to Epcot extra sweet with tempting treats, spirited drinks and a VIP view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. http://tinyurl.com/obnq6qz

Twitter:  What are ya’ doin’ New Year’s? IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party – tempting treats and a VIP view! #EpcotHolidays

Thursday Dec. 31
Facebook:  IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks display featuring
– The Inferno Barge, a liquid-propane mechanism that launches balls of fire 60 feet into the air
– The 350,000-pound Earth Globe, the world’s first spherical video display system
– Jim Cummings—the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and other Disney characters—narrating this nighttime spectacular

http://tinyurl.com/d6n8wgy

LIGHT THE NIGHT Spectacular fireworks customized to a symphonic score burst above Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon during IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Lasers, a revolving Earth Globe and leaping flames co-star in this 13-minute spectacle. IllumiNations is the nightly finale at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Computer-generated image). (Copyright 2001. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.)

Twitter:   IllumiNations Fireworks Extravaganza – Gather around the World Showcase Lagoon to witness the incredible history of Earth. #EpcotHolidays

 

 

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