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

Mark Twain at Disneyland

New Facebook Live From Mark Twain at Disneyland

We’ve broadcasted a Facebook Live event from the Mark Twain at Disneyland this week! The Mark Twain is an original attraction from opening day at Disneyland, though it was ridden by guests a few days before when Walt and Lilly celebrated their wedding anniversary with a few close friends. Our story on Facebook Live comes from … Read more

Pirates of the Caribbean

Disney at Work Podcast #5: Celebrating Pirates of the Caribbean Around the World

Pirates of the Caribbean opened this week fifty years ago.  We are celebrating this amazing attraction by visiting its counterparts around the world, and looking at the lessons learned from each. Join us on this podcast as we celebrate Pirates of the Caribbean around the world.  You can find the link on iTunes, SoundCloud, or TuneIn. Disneyland … 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

VIP Treatment at Disney

VIP Treatment at Disney

Do you want VIP treatment at Disney? Perhaps you should visit the Fantasyland courtyard at the Magic Kingdom. There sits the Sword in the Stone. From time to time you find The Royal Majesty Makers inviting guests to pull Excalibur from its rock foundation. After older adults find no success, they usually identify a young child who easily pulls … Read more

Who at City Hall at Hong Kong Disneyland is really determining the park's future? Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Disney Parks Compete in Asia

Albert Cheng, columnist for the Hong Kong Economic Journal, asked some interesting questions about Disneyland Hong Kong in a recent article. In his column he notes the following: Last year, Hong Kong had 50 million visitors–a number to be envied by most any city in the world. Visitor spending in Hong Kong was up last … Read more

"Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the most difficult manager of them all?" Photo by J Jeff Kober.

Queen or Snow White? Pitching In To Help

Some of my favorite attractions at Disney parks are the dark rides. And perhaps one of the most memorable has been Snow White’s Scary Adventures. I remember riding this attraction at Disneyland as a child, and being very intimidated by the experience aboard the mine car. I was disappointed that the attraction was removed at Magic … Read more

This beautiful fountain is working, but many guests over the years have commented how the lights on the Plaza Gardens sign were often burned out. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Brush And Roll

Disneyland Paris’ news magazine posted an article focusing on new maintenance projects that have been established to improve the guest experience. My understanding from my inside sources is that Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney of Disney Parks and Resorts, has personally emphasized this initiative. Everyone has known that Disneyland Paris suffers from ongoing maintenance issues. Finally, … Read more

I hosted a private event at Disneyland Paris. Captured in the photo of the guests are the branches which are spoken of.

An Imagineering Look at Additive Collaboration

In our previous blog, we discussed the beauty of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, or Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris. Tom Morris began his career as a balloon seller at Disneyland as a teenager. He graduated from position to position until he became the designer of Fantasyland for Disneyland Paris at the time … Read more

This painting helped to excite the world to a new Disney park in Paris. Painting by Frank Armitage.

Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant

Website Disney and More reported last week that Disney Legend, painter and imagineer Frank Armitage passed away. The author offers a great overview of his life and artistic contribution. But one famous painting of his stands out above others in my mind: I have visited every Disney castle around the world, and I look forward … Read more