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Walt Disney World College Program Alumni answers

Disney Customer Service Keynote Speaker
2012, Photo courtesy of University of Iowa

 

My email response in it’s entirety to the Walt Disney World Alumni Association questionnaire/profile request yesterday. It was fun to write and reminisce.

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Answers to the questions contained in your previous email. Thanks again…

Name? jeff noel

School? West Chester University

College program dates and role? Spring 1982, Jungle Cruise skipper

Where do you live and what do you do now? Have lived behind Magic Kingdom for 25 years and travel for work

Career success? Recently retired (early at 55) after 30 incredible years at WDW: 15 in Park/Resort Ops and 15 as a speaker at Disney Institute. Honored to receive both Partners In Excellence and the Walt Disney Legacy Award. Have my own speaking and business advising company now.

Fun fact? Have spoken to over one-million people globally through Disney Institute.

Gained during program? The realization that there was no place else in the world that i’d rather work and be a part of. The dedication to excellence and the Guest experience was the most amazing thing i’d ever experienced.

Tip for future Walt Disney World College Program Cast Members? You’ll get out of it what you put into it. Focus on building strong relationships.

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