Crowds are lined up pretty much throughout the day. Photo by J. Jeff Kober

Red Rose Tavern at Disneyland–Facebook Live

With the new Beauty and the Beast film currently in theaters, the folks at Disney came up with a creative (and revenue generating) approach to celebrating the film via the Red Rose Tavern at Disneyland. Our most recent Facebook Live event takes us to the former Pinocchio’s Village Haus, which has been temporarily transported into a new … Read more

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The Real Story Behind Miss Adventure Falls

Disney Water Park Competition in A New Facebook Live Event Disney water park competition just got bigger as Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World opened Miss Adventure Falls today. We’ve got a great Facebook Live event available for you to see here. Check it out! And be sure to Like the page, because there’s more to … Read more

Mountains still under construction. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Podcast Episode #2: Organizational Lessons From Disney in 2017

Big things are happening this year–what organizational lessons from Disney will you be able to apply to your company in 2017?  Our second podcast notes five of these milestones, and discuss lessons you can take from them for your own organization. You’ll see that their successes and failures could teach you a lot about how you … Read more

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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

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Facebook Live Event #1: J Jeff Kober Introduction

Thanks for joining me for my first Disney at Work Facebook Live Event. Just like Walt Disney would introduce his TV show from his office (albeit it was a re-creation on a soundstage), I wanted to use this first event to introduce or re-introduce myself. And I thought the best place to do it was … Read more

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Perspectives for 2017 From Walt Disney

Happy 2017! A new year offers an opportunity to reflect about our accomplishments, and to think about the year ahead. One of my Christmas gifts this year is a copy of Jim Korkis’s new book, Walt’s Words: Quotations of Walt Disney with Sources! I’ve had other Disney-produced publications that shared any number of quotations by Walt … Read more

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Bob Iger, Sushi, and Excellence at Disney

Bob Iger: Showman of the Year Congratulations to Bob Iger, who has just been named Variety’s Showman of the Year. Variety did the kind of interview I would want to have with Bob Iger. It covered important issues that needed addressing. I strongly encourage studying all of it. As CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob … Read more

Monorail Red entering the express side of the MK station. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Monorails and The Powers That Be

A 45 Year Old Gem: The Walt Disney World Monorail As Walt Disney World celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, so does its legendary monorail system. The thread of the “Vacation Kingdom” was and in many ways still is the monorail system. It was usually the first “wow” guests had when they visited this East coast version of … Read more

Guests boarding vehicles at Test Track, a complicated attraction where computers manage the acceleration and braking for the passenger. Photo by J. Jeff Kober

Safety at Disney: Is There a Problem?

It’s been a long summer at the house of the Mouse. And the real culprit seems to center around safety at Disney. In what should have been a blockbuster summer of opening several shows and  attractions such as the new Soarin’ Around the World, Frozen Ever After, Friendship Faire and Rivers of Light, the advent of these … Read more

A tribute to Jane Goodall's work near the Gorilla exhibit at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Building Advocates

I mentioned in a previous post how Jane Goodall’s work in Africa with primates was showcased in a 1963 edition of National Geographic along with Walt Disney. That combination would come again in the early days of Disney’s Animal Kingdom development. One of the things that Disney learned in the wake of its failed attempt … Read more