Anticipating Pandora the World of Avatar

Disney at Work Podcast #8: Anticipating Pandora – The World of Avatar

There are a lot of people anticipating Pandora – The World of Avatar, opening this week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney is king at creating anticipation. And that excitement is very real as this new land gets ready to premiere to the public. Our latest podcast talks about how Disney gets people anticipating Pandora – The … Read more

Free! Complete E-Guide to Pandora: The World of Avatar

In time for the opening of Walt Disney World’s newest attraction, we offer a free, complete guide to Pandora: World of Avatar. Subscribe today to not only access what is perhaps the most comprehensive insight into this new land, but to also gain additional exclusive Disney at Work newsletters, guides, and insights that you can’t get … Read more

Avatar’s Avatar at Disney Animal Kingdom

Avatar at Disney Animal Kingdom We have an interesting insight into a major component of Pandora-The World of Avatar, opening soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are two major attractions in this entirely new land. One of them is the Na’vi River Journey. We learned something very interesting about this ride. But we should offer you first … Read more

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

Walt Disney With Jane Goodall

Well, kind of. I’ll explain in a minute. This weekend, in commemoration of Earth Day, Disney’s Animal Kingdom hosted Dr. Jane Goodall in celebrating the launch of the Disney Conservation Fund’s “Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time” initiative. Disney is working with the Jane Goodall Institute to help protect great apes in the wild and … Read more

The Problem at Disney

The Problem at Disney

What is the problem at Disney? Internal sources at Disney say that nearly every inch of concrete at Shanghai Disneyland has been torn up three times to get things right, causing an increase in costs and a delay in schedule. Still, I look at new photos daily of Shanghai Disneyland. I studied the exhibit carefully … Read more

Hastening Service

While the film has yet to come out, the scene that follows couldn’t be funnier. It’s a preview of Disney’s new film, Zootopia, in which a rookie cop needs to run a license plate–fast. The scene brings us to the one place nothing ever goes quickly–your local Department of Motor Vehicles. You’ll see why in … Read more

Five Hopes for Walt Disney World in 2016

Sixteen is my lucky number, so I’m hoping that some fantastic things are on their way for this next year. In a previous blog, I noted the top 5 things that surprised me and delighted me in 2015. Let me share with you the 5 things I hope to see happen in 2016 for Walt … Read more

5 Surprise Hits of 2015

Before we get too much further into 2016, I thought I would share my top 5 surprise hits at Walt Disney World. These are the things that I didn’t have too much expectation around, but inevitably found great value. 1. Anything to do with Disney Springs. Everything that Disney seems to be touching at this … Read more

The Engineering Awe of Avatar

Major strides are being made on the construction of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But they aren’t without enormous effort and cost. Over the weekend, floating islands were being put in place to the exterior of the attraction. These are small pieces compared to the major segments that will largely cover the front of the building. … Read more