The word Disney is not mentioned once

Public hallway at Disney
Public hallway at Disney


This morning, the first post sharing the news.

(sure it happened 100 days ago. And yes, no one blogs like this. Blah, blah, blah, right?)

Has anyone ever worked – say 34 years – for a moment to finally say, it’s done. It’s available online?

The word Disney is not mentioned once.

No reference whatsoever.

The most under rated piece of peace of mind that could ever be placed in a book is what I was able to leave out.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff, for those of us that know you, you don’t have to mention the “D” word to know that it is there. Just like the book of Esther in the bible, the word for God is not mentioned once, but yet we know He is there. It means a lot to me to know the culture that has influenced you over the years because when I read your book, you didn’t have to mention “D” to know it was there.

  2. David, thank you for having such a nice way with your words. Disney is in the author’s DNA.

    Moving from Washington State to Orlando (permanently) in 1984 was intentional and had only one purpose, to plant a life at Disney, thrive there, and die there – devote the rest of a life to serving there.

    And it began on January 25, 1982, as this blog is named, with the very first role portrayed by that ‘average joe’ from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.

    God has richly blessed jungle jeff, his wife (also 30 years as a CM) and family. Being close enough to hear and see the Magic Kingdom fireworks was also accomplished by design.

    Be well David, and remain amazed. Your house pictures are really starting to show the finish line is nearing for you and Cindy.

  3. PS. There is nothing to hide, simply a creative challenge to demonstrate integrity, authenticity, and the power of applying world class business concepts to anything.

    It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

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