Wayfinding Through Pumpkins!

With the Halloween season, perhaps it would be appropriate to offer something that ties into the season. Let’s talk about Wayfinding Through Pumpkins! I know it seems like a peculiar topic. But I’m a big fan of creating ways to navigate the customer through spaces through innovative means. Our example today is a great example … Read more

Sue: The Best Magic Kingdom Magic

I’ve spent many an article here chronicling examples of great customer service at Disney. I’ve discussed transactions versus interactions, and how the latter is what creates the magic. Included has been the idea of creating Magical Moments and Take 5’s. These are planned and improvisational activities for making the guest experience memorable. I’ve shared some … Read more

D23 VIP Treatment

A D23 Imagineering Moment I have mixed feelings about D23. I somewhat understand that an event held for the fan faithful will be attended in droves. I arrived at 6:40 am and essentially began a waiting experience that continued until about 9:40 am, when we were finally escorted into the exhibit hall. That’s a three … Read more

Shanghai Disney Resort

Happy Birthday, Shanghai Disneyland Resort

It is the first anniversary of the Shanghai Disney Resort. Congratulations for arriving on your first anniversary! It’s been a big year, which followed an enormous opening. Over 11 million guests have already visited that park. The Chinese are coming to realize that this is a fantastic experience, and worthy of their time and attention. … Read more

Celebrating 10 Years of Kober Blogging

Celebrating 10 Years of Kober Blogging

This year I celebrate my tenth anniversary of sharing my ideas, my insights, and a little hope and inspiration with my readers. I want to share not only the highlights of the last 10 years, but give you an idea of how we look forward to celebrating in the months to come! First of all, I want to … Read more

Avatar’s Avatar at Disney Animal Kingdom

Avatar at Disney Animal Kingdom We have an interesting insight into a major component of Pandora-The World of Avatar, opening soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are two major attractions in this entirely new land. One of them is the Na’vi River Journey. We learned something very interesting about this ride. But we should offer you first … Read more

Disney Behind the Scenes

Disney at Work Podcast #4: Disney Behind the Scenes

Thanks for joining us for the fourth episode of the Disney at Work Podcast where we discuss what’s going on behind the scenes at Disney! We’ll head throughout the Disney parks to talk about places few ever get to see. You can find the link on iTunes, SoundCloud, or TuneIn. Some of the things we chatted about on … Read more

Disney at Work Podcast #3: New Disney Pricing Structures

Thanks for joining us for the third episode of the Disney at Work Podcast where we discuss new Disney pricing structures being implemented. We’ll compare them to Universal, Sea World and even Royal Caribbean. You can find the link on iTunes, SoundCloud, or TuneIn. Some of the things we chatted about on today’s episode include: Does Disneyland’s … Read more

Disney at Work Podcast #1: Excellence at Disney

Our first Disney at Work podcast is here! You can connect to it on iTunes. We’re excited to have you take a listen. It re-introduces us and then talks about the Chain Reaction of Excellence, shown below: Let’s review visually the key points we spoke of in the podcast: Growth & Long Term Success Organizations … Read more