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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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Emotion Trumps Everything

The secret ingredient is optimism

Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Yesterday, the Castle forecourt was uncrowded, sunny and bright, loud, and Magical.

The secret ingredient is optimism.

This hit me yesterday while spending four hours, unexpectedly, at Magic Kingdom. Optimism is our (Disney’s) super power, not Magic.

i misjudged Walt Disney World’s closing by one day, and am so glad for the error.

Seriously, thinking about a Disney-less world, it was almost like heartbreak.

Our world needs Disney.

Our world needs optimism.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Podcast summary

spent dandelion
The ultimate design for every living creature is to reproduce. And perfectly, there are beautiful and wondrous exceptions. Some march to the beat of a different drummer and contribute in endlessly special ways.

If Disney Ran Your Life podcast assumptions:

  • Personal vibrancy yields balance
  • High Disney-style standards will not be lowered
  • Participation in the 72-hour challenges is expected
  • Each episode builds on the previous episode
  • You must believe balance is achievable
  • You must teach what you learn and do

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Freaks unite

Magic Makers needed

Magic Makers Group
On a call yesterday with Pete Blank, he shared this website. i know a bunch of these Disney folks. Wishing them well. Lots of mouths to feed.

Magic Makers needed.

Our world needs more Magic makers.

So grateful i’ve opted for simple, lean, and over-focused.

.think .differently

Excited to be meeting our son at the dining hall after his last class today. We’ll take a short break in his dorm room and then walk to see the world premiere of Disney/Pixar’s Onward.

Being an army of one is tough work. Doing hard work also yields benefits uncommon to the corporate world. Namely, flying 900 miles to see a world premiere Pixar movie with your college freshman son.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Hei Moana, share some Magic

Cinderella
Cinderella making Magic Happen.
Miguel from Coco
Miguel from Disney Pixar Coco, making Magic Happen.
Disneyland parade float
Five Cast Members are required to move the float forward.
Todrick Hall
Todrick Hall co-composed the songs for Magic Happens. He sat a few people to our right.
Disneyland crowd control
Minutes after the world premiere of Disneyland’s Magic Happens parade.

Hei Moana, share some Magic.

Ok.

These photos do just that.

Did you see what i did with the title?

Used a word from each of today’s previous three post titles.

Magic does happen.

If you over-focus on the same things you used to under-focus on or ignore.

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