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If Disney Ran Your Life

Disney’s PATA to CAST

Disney acronyms
Disney hiring acronyms.

Reflected on my wife’s illustrious 35-year Disney career. After her first year, she then spent 34+ years in Disney Human Resources.

Ten consecutive years in Disney Casting. Casting is the outside world’s equivalent to an Employment/Hiring department.

She was the Casting Operations Area Manager when we opened the brand new Casting Center along Interstate 4 in 1989.

During the next two decades, the hourly Cast hiring interviewers used an acronym to ensure they consistently covered the same four non-negotiables with every applicant. At one point, the acronym changed – why it took so long is anyone’s guess. Note the content didn’t change, just the way we remember it.

Disney’s PATA to CAST

PATA:

  • Pay
  • Appearance
  • Transportation
  • Availability

CAST:

  • Compensation
  • Appearance
  • Scheduling
  • Transportation

Change what you see and what you see changes.

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It's Not Over Rated

After all these years, finally back

Last night’s time stamp.
Hard to get any closer without being on the stage.
We felt special and valued.

After all these years, finally back at Epcot’s Candlelight Processional.

It’s been so long since the last visit that i had almost forgotten.

We had a unique opportunity last night that we never enjoyed before.

The biggest dissatisfier at every theme park in the world (and perhaps in any industry) is waiting in line.

Couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying evening.

Sometimes Cast Members are treated like royalty.

Never gets old.

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Final 120 Days

Disney Engraving Cast Member Name Tags

Disney Cast Member t-shirt from 1980’s
Disney Cast Member t-shirt from 1980’s. Wore it yesterday to go furniture shopping.

Disney Engraving Cast Member Name Tags…400 per day, 100k a year.

If you look closely in the video, there are clips from a Disney Traditions class. In reality, a traditional and very special presentation makes the reciepient feel Magical (hinting to you that what you see in the video isn’t exactly how it happens…it’s much better).

Guessing this clip was modified to keep the “secret’ a secret.

Ask me and i’ll tell you the secret face to face, and then ask you to pinky-swear to keep it a secret.

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Podcast

We start with Cast Previews

Disney Podcasts
Recorded two episodes yesterday. One on Dreaming and one on Coaching.

Launched If Disney Ran Your Life January 25, 2019.

Have recorded six episodes, including number 5 and 6, yesterday.

Until further notice, every Podcast episode we publish is considered part of the Cast Preview stage. Cast Previews are offered to employees when we (Disney) are close to opening something new (Theme Park, Hotel, Attraction, Restaurant, etc).

Cast Previews are a Disney strategy to tweak and refine the Guest and Cast experience. It’s a critical success factor.

My wife and i have always loved being among the first to spend a night, ride an attraction, take a cruise, or dine in a new place. So special and Magical.

As we use it at Disney, so i am using it for the podcast.

Sidenote: i didn’t launch with this in mind. 

Big mistake.

Should have seen it coming.

Perfect example of 80 & go (Episode 3).

So an outcome from this is the opportunity to reprise the January 25 Intro episode. Jody Maberry asked me three core questions:

  1. Who is Jeff?
  2. What does he do?
  3. What can we expect?

Some details for consideration:

If Disney Ran Your Life is a chance for you to develop new opinions about personal vibrancy, and to try out ideas among people with similar hopes and challenges.

Jeff is focused on the big picture, but he has the experience and passion to help you .think .differently about everything, and challenge you to take calculated risks and turn desire into action and action into change – small, practical steps you can take to develop new habits, stop old habits, and modify habits that can use refinement, as you seek to build a more balanced life.

If Disney Ran Your Life podcast might be a great fit if:

  • Your mental attitude could improve
  • Your physical health could be better
  • You seek greater peace and contentment
  • You’re often over-worked and under-appreciated
  • You’d like to be more organized at home 

Imagine your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with someone from one of the most  (#4 in 2018) admired companies in the world, who has been teaching global leaders since 1999 about organizational vibrancy, and who has translated Disney’s time-tested business principles into practical, common-sense blueprints for you to use as you pursue personal vibrancy.

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Travel down this Disney Rabbit Hole

 

Disney Institute speakers
Disney Institute Customer Service Summit yesterday at Disneyland.

 

Disney Institute speakers
Disney Institute is a world-recognized leader in professional development.

 

 

Travel down this Disney Rabbit Hole: 79 Disney insights supposedly gleaned from Cast Members.

 

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