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Why name it JungleJeff.com?

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Disneyland’s world-famous Jungle Cruise before it was famous.
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From the late 1980’s Disney Look Book. The center Cast member looks familiar.
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Zooming in reveals Jungle Jeff in a Contemporary Resort Front Desk “Lead” costume.

Spoke with Jody Maberry yesterday – New Year’s Eve – and confirmed our “If Disney Ran Your Life” podcast will launch January 25, 2019.

Why then?

January 25, 1982 is my original Disney hire date.

Seems fitting to start a “Disney” podcast on the same day that i started a Disney career. 

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Staying creative means never getting bored with the basics

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Two of the 30+ years worth of Disney Name Tags. Photo: Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park a couple weeks ago.

 

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Stay flexible and strong, and of course, stay creative.

 

Staying creative for a lifetime means never getting bored with the basics.

Have strong beliefs.

Be flexible.

Ask others for help.

And test things, take risks – launch, learn, revise, repeat.

 

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You must wear this every single day for your entire career

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Esteemed colleagues (L-R) Dennis and Byran prepping for big client. Dennis and i met in 1988 and had lunch yesterday.

 

We had lunch at Cracker Barrel and talked for nearly three hours. Dennis was my Disney Traditions Manager in 1988, when 13 hourly, front-line Cast Members (i was one of them) were selected from hundreds of applicants.

Becoming a Disney Traditions instructor is one of the highest (non-promotional) honors an hourly Cast Member can receive. It’s a year-long cross-utilization role and several times each month you are pulled from your operation for a day to teach brand new Cast Members on their very first paid day at Walt Disney World.

It’s an engaging and exciting day-long introduction to the Disney culture, history, milestones, “business secrets, and it’s where they receive their Disney Name Tag.

Wearing your Name Tag is expected every single day of your Disney career because of what it represents to our Guests – it means any Cast Member can help you with anything.

Seems simple enough.

It’s what separates good and very good companies from world-class.

PS. Dennis retires from Disney and Disney Institute April 29th.

 

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