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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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i was there the Summer before Epcot Center opened

Epcot's 35th anniversary
The day after i return from Glacier National Park, i plan to visit Epcot to say, “i was there.”

 

i was there the Summer before Epcot Center opened.

In fact, i arrived January 24, 1982.

Why?

The next day i was scheduled for Disney Traditions, the new Cast Member orientation class.

A few months later, tram tours around Epcot Center’s perimeter were offered to Cast Members and their Families.

My Dad and Stepmom were staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

We have Super 8 movie footage (somewhere) of the whole place under construction.

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Could This Change Your Life?

WRITE. It changes everything.

Teaching slogan
Walking into Epcot yesterday.

 

Teaching slogan
Asked the 4th grade Teacher if i could take a better photo of her bag.

 

Spaceship Earth
Texted this to my college buddy so he knew i had arrived.

 

Disney business author jeff noel
College buddy’s wife took this photo. Writing a quick sentence for a Disney business book.

 

Test Track outside
Not many take a good look in the center.

 

Work is only work if you’d rather be doing something else.

Writing never feels like work.

It teaches and inspires me.

Are you writing?

 

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No really

Do world class organizations make big mistakes?

Epcot's Spaceship Earth
Epcot Center officially opened October 1, 1982. Photo from yesterday, January 20, 2015.

 

Walt Disney World hidden Mickey
Drain covers at Walt Disney World feature Mickey Mouse. Photo, January 20, 2015.

 

We should always remember to take solace in making mistakes, even big ones.

Disney characters were not part of the original vision for Epcot Center in 1982, when Walt Disney World’s second theme park opened to the public. The only place you could find Mickey Mouse was on the drain covers, in the photo above.

How did Disney miss the obvious?

How do we?

Forgive yourself, fix it, move forward.

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Walking through Walt’s Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

Walking through Walt's Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
Walking through Walt’s Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

 

Walking through Walt’s Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

People who visit only once in their entire lifetime to people who call it home.

Celebrating what unites us and what makes us different is Epcot’s essence.

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