For many years, there has been a major Cast Member recognition program entitled Partners in Excellence. For the 2% of the total Cast Member population who received that honor, they were given a small statue similar in size to the one found in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and Cinderella Castle at Disneyland and the … Read more
Can you really be creative when you are trying to cut costs? It seems counter productive, but read this article to see how Disney and Cirque du Soleil approaches it successfully–and not so successfully. You can find out more here.
Taking themes from Fantasia 200his article focuses on the courage and discipline required to really be creative. You can read the article here.
A few years ago when you checked your favorite pet into one of the the Kennel Clubs at Walt Disney World, they would sometimes provide a particular guest with a certificate that read: Walt Disney World Resort Kennel Club Hosted by Friskies It is with the greatest pleasure that we proclaim _____________________ has been an … Read more
Read this article about Garner Holt, and his life long work creating audio-animatronics. You’ll be surprised how much of the attractions you enjoy at Disney are actually outsourced, and how Garner Holt has become in some ways more Disney than Disney!
Head over to Universal Florida’s CityWalk next time your in Orlando. At Jimmy Buffet’s Margartaville, there is a spot known as the Porch of Indecision. It’s a great place to sit back and linger for a while, enjoying something to eat, and listening to some of Buffet’s biggest hits. It’s ideal for those needing a … Read more
Read this great insight about how Disney came together to create the Disney Cruise Line. It also notes how Disney failed when it came to coming together to build the original Disney California Adventure. You can read more here.
The photo above is of Huey, Duey, and Luey working the docks at Dixie Landings. It reminds me of the following quotations: “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” Thomas Edison “I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to … Read more
Ever get scared that you might miss a deadline? Well, that’s the whole story around building Epcot. Read more in this article that discusses the last minute challenges created in making The American Adventure in World Showcase come alive.
You absolutely must read Harvard Business Review’s interview of Bob Iger by Adi Ignatius. At least, you ought to listen to the audio interview. Bob talks about the challenges in becoming CEO. He talks about his predecessor and his responsibility as second in command to be loyal to the one in charge. He also expresses respect to … Read more