File this under “Flying V.”
The marketing folks at Disneyland Resort are killing it.
Their latest was pulled right out of the “sin bin” – Anaheim Ducks Day is February 11, 2019.
Yes, I typed that correctly: Anaheim Ducks Day.
For those of you who are among the uninitiated, the Anaheim Ducks are a professional (NHL) hockey team and used to be a named “The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim,” who were named after a Disney film entitled: The Mighty Ducks. And, at one time, the team was owned by The Walt Disney Company.
I “quack” you not…
The 2018-2019 hockey season marks the 25th anniversary of the Anaheim Ducks. We are celebrating at the Disneyland Resort with Anaheim Ducks Day at Disney California Adventure park on Feb. 11, 2019! This day will create memorable experiences for Disney and Ducks fans alike, with special activities, photo opportunities and more.
Anaheim Ducks Day at Disney California Adventure park is part of the Anaheim Ducks Silver Celebration Week, Feb. 10-17, 2019. The Ducks are celebrating their milestone season with special events and festivities all week long.
The National Hockey League club was founded in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company and was originally known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, a name which was inspired by the 1992 film, “The Mighty Ducks.” The name remained the same until the 2006-2007
So, believe it or not, at one time I was paid to follow the Boston Bruins around the country and Anaheim (duh) was one of my favorite stops
Seriously. That was my job.
Wait, I can prove it:
I was “^BISH,” and it was on one of these trips I first saw Disneyland – for a grand total of 2 1/2 hours, so I am forever grateful to the Ducks, who also allowed one of my favorite people to join the Bruins (and, that trip, later helped spawn this avocation).
And, a little while after that, I was able to accompany Shawn — known as an enforcer or “beat cop” in hockey parlance (he used to fight a bunch) — to his ancestral home in Northern Ireland.
Truth! He even wrote about it in a book I co-authored:
But, I digress.
So, I have a very soft spot for the Mighty… er, Anaheim Ducks, and really wish I could attend the party on Feb. 11.
I wonder if “Thorty” will be there?
Anyway: What do you think? Are you a hockey fan? Do you remember the movie? Have you ever seen a Ducks game (under either moniker)? Will you go to the event?
Let us know in the comments below… and if you see Shawn Thornton, tell ’em “Bish” sent you.