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Go Magic: Disney World president bets Disneyland president that Magic will win

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MORE 'MAGIC' AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM; DISNEY WORLD ROOTS FOR THE MA

Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton and Disneyland President Ed Grier are squaring off – all in fun – as their local teams, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers, head for the NBA Finals.

With both Disney parks asking guests “What Will You Celebrate?” in 2009, Grier and Crofton are getting in the act, making a celebratory wager on the outcome of the NBA Finals:

If the Magic win, Grier will walk down Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park wearing a pair of specially made Mickey Mouse ears in Magic blue and silver. If the Lakers win, Crofton will don a pair of Lakers’ purple and gold mouse ears and walk down Main Street, U.S.A. at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom.

“The Lakers are going to make your team very Grumpy this week,” predicted Grier to Crofton.

“But we have ‘Magic’ on our side,” countered Crofton. “And isn’t that what Disney is all about?”

Crofton and Grier went through their respective parks Wednesday looking for supporters. Grier shot some hoops with Donald and Pluto in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, while Crofton (along with Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale) drummed up Orlando Magic support in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort.

The park presidents even pledged to turn the lights of their respective castles to their team colors in celebration of the historic pairing.

Lakers Celebration at Disneyland

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4 comments

djdrew June 3, 2009 - 3:31 pm

Anyone notice the care given to be sure that both pictures have different characters. It’s as if they each live at their respective parks. Even the article mentions different characters. [i’d like to point out that mickey decided to go all political and not throw his ears into the ring!]

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djdrew June 3, 2009 - 3:32 pm

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Kerry June 3, 2009 - 4:27 pm

I was just thinking that. Makes sense though, you can’t have Donald pulling for BOTH teams…can you?!

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Lyric Medlie June 6, 2009 - 8:20 pm

GO DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!!!! Check me out on lyricmedlie.blogspot.com

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