Where else would you expect a true Hollywood-Style flash mob but on Hollywood Boulevard? That’s what these guests were a part of prior to today’s Pixar Countdown to Fun Parade. Here’s what it looks like: Flash Mob at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Missed the fun today? No problem, because it will happen tomorrow and the next … Read moreFlash Mob at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney fans love the great theming in Liberty Square. They speak of the glass on the windows, and of references to Ichabod Crane. There are shutters that are hung loosely with leather straps, and a path down the middle of the street representing draining sewage. But few, if any, have ever mentioned this symbol found between … Read more“Contributionship” at Liberty Square
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 moreThe Fairest In The Land
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 moreHarry Potter–Twice the Price?
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 moreMorale–Mission Impossible?
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 moreFeed the Birds
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 more3 Lessons Disney Learned From Marriott
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 moreStaggs: What Does It Mean To Be Innovative?
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.