From Artist Discrimination to “It Gets Better” Today marks the anniversary of the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles. The question isn’t whether Snow White is still the “Fairest in the Land” but whether its practices in being diverse makes the company the “Fairest in … Read more
More confirmations are coming around Harry Potter bringing a presence in the Universal Studios park at Universal Florida. Speaking to an employee within the organization, this is what I’ve learned over the weekend: Railroad engineers have been on property extensively designing a train track that would run backstage. You would be looking out of the … Read more
Tom Cruise’s new movie, Mission Impossible is out this weekend. It’s Brad Bird’s first live action movie, having created before both of Pixar’s highly acclaimed films, Incredibles, and Ratatouille. One of my favorite quotes on employee morale comes from Brad: “In my experience, the thing that has the most significant impact on a movie’s budget–but … Read more
While at Chick-Fil-A the other day I caught sight of a worker who had taken left over break to the back of the restaurant to feed the birds and ducks. While Chick-Fil-A often gets involved with many good causes, I don’t know that feeding the birds is listed any where in their annual philanthropic report. Nor … Read more
After spending 60 years with his family’s company–40 of those as CEO, Bill Marriott has announced that he is stepping down at 80. The Marriott company is legendary in the hotel business. But few people know the relationship between the two and it’s influence on Disney. Click here to read how Marriott was not only … Read more
Would you like to see Splash Mountain improved at The Magic Kingdom? Would you like to have Aladdin’s Magic Flying Carpets go away? Would you like to have a new parade? Read here to find out how Disney is gathering your opinion.
Last month Tom Staggs sat down with Eyes and Ears, which is Walt Disney World’s internal newsletter. He recapped the year, which has been fairly big: The launch of the Disney Dream; the opening of new attractions like Star Tours and Little Mermaid; the ground breaking of Shanghai Disneyland; the opening of Aualani; two new … Read more
Do you love the muppets? Have you been to Studio 1 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? It’s themed as a run-down hotel, and it reminds me of a previous hotel stay on one of my business trips. Read more here.
Do you know what this is? It’s part of how Disney makes decisions on multi-million dollar projects they create. You can read more of this article here and see how Disney walks in the shoes of its customers–or residents.
Notice the attention to detail that carries on even in a Disney restroom? On my new site, Performance Journeys, I’ve posted an article about the branding of restrooms, and the impact of caring for them has on the culture. Its titled, Has Your Brand And Culture Gone Down The Toilet? I use examples from Disney, … Read more