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Celebrating All Things Disney with News, Analysis & Best-in Business Ideas on Life & Work from the Happiest Places on Earth!

Disney Insights Performance Journeys

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Celebrating All Things Disney with News, Analysis & Best-in Business Ideas on Life & Work from the Happiest Places on Earth!

    Epcot’s Transformation Completed with CommuniCore and ¡Celebración Encanto! Opening

    Epcot’s Transformation Completed with CommuniCore and ¡Celebración Encanto! Opening

    This week the Vice President of Epcot, Kartika Rodriguez, announced that “after years of creative vision, innovation and dedicated work, I’m thrilled to share that the historic transformation of our park is complete.” We will look at this final puzzle piece of this important transformation. CommuniCore is a complex which includes food and beverage, meet ‘n’ greets, indoor and outdoor event space, and a great new show. We look at the original proposal for not just all of Epcot, but specifically for what is now CommuniCore. The soul of this place is the ¡Celebración Encanto!  This show is hot, and the theater much hotter–literally. I review all of this in detail. We talk in memoriam about what is missing as this transformation comes to an end. And we talk about new attractions that are just around the corner at Walt Disney World.

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    My new book, A Century of Powerful Disney Insights, Volume I 1923-1973, The Walt & Roy Disney Years is available! 
    Also, check out my two of my other books, The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney and Disney, Leadership and You.
    Also, for those examining = other business benchmarks beyond Disney, check out Lead with Your Customer: Transform Culture and Brand Into World-Class Excellence.
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    More Disney Insights can be found below!
    Disney Insights YouTube Page--Check it out and subscribe.
    DisneyInsights.com--So many resources at our home site. Be sure to subscribe to receive notice of upcoming podcasts.
    Disney Insights Facebook Page--Come join and interact in conversation with others.
    The Wayfinder Society--Disney Insights Patreon Page--More Disney Insights to interact with, while supporting the podcast. Here we bring the best in Disney both in terms of the magic of the parks as well as the business behind the magic!
    ________________________________________________________
    Check out Zanolla Travel to book your next vacation!
    David & Leah Zanolla
    ZanollaTravel.comOwner/Agents(309) 863-5469
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    Performance Journeys
    This podcast and post is provided by J. Jeff Kober and Performance Journeys, which celebrates more than 20 years as a training and development group bringing best in business ideas through books, keynotes, workshops, seminars and online tools to help you take your organization to the next level.
    Want a Keynote Speaker? More than just nice stories, I offer proven insight and solutions having worked in the trench.
    Need Consulting? I’ve worked for decades across the public, private and non-profit arena. 
    Need Support? We offer so many classroom, online, and other resources to help you improve your customer service delivery, leadership excellence, and employee engagement.
    Contact us today, and let us help you on your Performance Journey!

    • 52 min
    Celebrating 5 Years of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge & and 7 Decades of How It Came to Be: Part II

    Celebrating 5 Years of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge & and 7 Decades of How It Came to Be: Part II

    Last week we shared how the better part of 7 decades took George Lucas as a child from the Disneyland Park gates in 1955 through to creating the cinematic masterpiece Star Wars to working with Disney to build Star Tours the attraction to even selling Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company. Today we step off from that point to see how Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge came to be. We’ll share the moment it was announced through development and construction. Remember Seasons of the Force and Star Wars Launch Bay? We’ll talk about that. I’ll share my feelings entering Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge during the first week of operation at Disneyland, and the subsequent chaos of Disney’s Hollywood Studios opening. And then there is Rise of the Resistance, followed by Rise of the COVID-19. Join us for some remarkable insights on the creation, opening and operation of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, all on the 5th anniversary of this attraction.

    __________________________________________________
    My new book, A Century of Powerful Disney Insights, Volume I 1923-1973, The Walt & Roy Disney Years is available! 
    Also, check out my two of my other books, The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney and Disney, Leadership and You.
    Also, for those examining = other business benchmarks beyond Disney, check out Lead with Your Customer: Transform Culture and Brand Into World-Class Excellence.
    ________________________________________________________
    More Disney Insights can be found below!
    Disney Insights YouTube Page--Check it out and subscribe.
    DisneyInsights.com--So many resources at our home site. Be sure to subscribe to receive notice of upcoming podcasts.
    Disney Insights Facebook Page--Come join and interact in conversation with others.
    The Wayfinder Society--Disney Insights Patreon Page--More Disney Insights to interact with, while supporting the podcast. Here we bring the best in Disney both in terms of the magic of the parks as well as the business behind the magic!
    ________________________________________________________
    Check out Zanolla Travel to book your next vacation!
    David & Leah Zanolla
    ZanollaTravel.comOwner/Agents(309) 863-5469
    ________________________________________________________
    Performance Journeys
    This podcast and post is provided by J. Jeff Kober and Performance Journeys, which celebrates more than 20 years as a training and development group bringing best in business ideas through books, keynotes, workshops, seminars and online tools to help you take your organization to the next level.
    Want a Keynote Speaker? More than just nice stories, I offer proven insight and solutions having worked in the trench.
    Need Consulting? I’ve worked for decades across the public, private and non-profit arena. 
    Need Support? We offer so many classroom, online, and other resources to help you improve your customer service delivery, leadership excellence, and employee engagement.
    Contact us today, and let us help you on your Performance Journey!

    • 51 min
    Celebrating 5 Years of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge & and 7 Decades of How It Came to Be: Part I

    Celebrating 5 Years of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge & and 7 Decades of How It Came to Be: Part I

    The story of how Star Wars Galaxy's Edge came to be is one that goes back nearly 7 decades. It is a story that circles back around to Disney’s own history again and again. This presentation showcases those milestone moments that paved the way for this attraction to occur. It is the story of George Lucas and how he created one of the most beloved film franchises, one that truly seemed like it was something from the Disney Studios. It moves forward through the development of Star Tours and ultimately the purchase of Lucasfilm. Join us for Part I as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge with this historical timeline.

    __________________________________________________
    My new book, A Century of Powerful Disney Insights, Volume I 1923-1973, The Walt & Roy Disney Years is available! 
    Also, check out my two of my other books, The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney and Disney, Leadership and You.
    Also, for those examining = other business benchmarks beyond Disney, check out Lead with Your Customer: Transform Culture and Brand Into World-Class Excellence.
    ________________________________________________________
    More Disney Insights can be found below!
    Disney Insights YouTube Page--Check it out and subscribe.
    DisneyInsights.com--So many resources at our home site. Be sure to subscribe to receive notice of upcoming podcasts.
    Disney Insights Facebook Page--Come join and interact in conversation with others.
    The Wayfinder Society--Disney Insights Patreon Page--More Disney Insights to interact with, while supporting the podcast. Here we bring the best in Disney both in terms of the magic of the parks as well as the business behind the magic!
    ________________________________________________________
    Check out Zanolla Travel to book your next vacation!
    David & Leah Zanolla
    ZanollaTravel.comOwner/Agents(309) 863-5469
    ________________________________________________________
    Performance Journeys
    This podcast and post is provided by J. Jeff Kober and Performance Journeys, which celebrates more than 20 years as a training and development group bringing best in business ideas through books, keynotes, workshops, seminars and online tools to help you take your organization to the next level.
    Want a Keynote Speaker? More than just nice stories, I offer proven insight and solutions having worked in the trench.
    Need Consulting? I’ve worked for decades across the public, private and non-profit arena. 
    Need Support? We offer so many classroom, online, and other resources to help you improve your customer service delivery, leadership excellence, and employee engagement.
    Contact us today, and let us help you on your Performance Journey!

    • 33 min
    Putting the Fun in Funmeister: Insights on Pleasure Island--35 Years Ago

    Putting the Fun in Funmeister: Insights on Pleasure Island--35 Years Ago

    Like Disney-MGM Studios, Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World opened up 35 years ago. Also like Disney's Hollywood Studios, it morphed over time. Unlike the studios however, it's gone--with only a few remnants reminding us of that strangely unusual "outside the brand" creation. We consider each of the clubs, plus restaurants, stores and more. We look at how it got started, and how it met its demise. And I share my own personal stories of interacting with this unique entertainment offering and its incredibly talented Cast, all the while staying sober. Join us as we find insights from Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island.
    __________________________________________________
    My new book, A Century of Powerful Disney Insights is available! Now available on Amazon!
    Also, check out my two of my other books, The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney and Disney, Leadership and You.
    ________________________________________________________
    More Disney Insights can be found below!
    Disney Insights YouTube Page--Check it out and subscribe.
    DisneyInsights.com--So many resources at our home site. Be sure to subscribe to receive notice of upcoming podcasts.
    Disney Insights Facebook Page--Come join and interact in conversation with others.
    The Wayfinder Society--Disney Insights Patreon Page--More Disney Insights to interact with, while supporting the podcast. Here we bring the best in Disney both in terms of the magic of the parks as well as the business behind the magic!
    ________________________________________________________
    Check out Zanolla Travel to book your next vacation!
    David & Leah Zanolla
    ZanollaTravel.comOwner/Agents(309) 863-5469
    ________________________________________________________
    Performance Journeys
    This podcast and post is provided by J. Jeff Kober and Performance Journeys, which celebrates more than 20 years as a training and development group bringing best in business ideas through books, keynotes, workshops, seminars and online tools to help you take your organization to the next level.
    Want a Keynote Speaker? More than just nice stories, I offer proven insight and solutions having worked in the trench.
    Need Consulting? I’ve worked for decades across the public, private and non-profit arena. 
    Need Support? We offer so many classroom, online, and other resources to help you improve your customer service delivery, leadership excellence, and employee engagement.
    Contact us today, and let us help you on your Performance Journey!

    • 47 min
    New Tokyo Disney Attractions--Implications for American Parks!

    New Tokyo Disney Attractions--Implications for American Parks!

    Last week we spoke about new announcements at Disneyland Paris and their implications for American Parks. This last week news and video has been coming out about the new Fantasy Springs that is beginning to open at Tokyo Disney Sea. Plus news of Disneyland Forward being approved by the Anaheim City Council means that work can commence on a future Disneyland that has many more possibilities than ever before. Add new attractions coming to Walt Disney World "Beyond Big Thunder" and elsewhere, and we have one amazing podcast. We'll talk about Tokyo attractions based Frozen, Peter Pan, Rapunzel, Beauty & the Beast, Space Mountain, Toy Story, Wreck-It-Ralph and more, and how they may impact attractions coming to you based on Cars, Moana, Zootopia, Encanto, Coco, Indiana Jones, Pandora, Marvel, Star Wars and more. This is a big podcast, so join us as we look at how new Tokyo Disney attractions just may have implications for the American Parks!
    __________________________________________________
    My new book, A Century of Powerful Disney Insights is available! Now available on Amazon!
    Also, check out my two of my other books, The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney and Disney, Leadership and You.
    ________________________________________________________
    More Disney Insights can be found below!
    Disney Insights YouTube Page--Check it out and subscribe.
    DisneyInsights.com--So many resources at our home site. Be sure to subscribe to receive notice of upcoming podcasts.
    Disney Insights Facebook Page--Come join and interact in conversation with others.
    The Wayfinder Society--Disney Insights Patreon Page--More Disney Insights to interact with, while supporting the podcast. Here we bring the best in Disney both in terms of the magic of the parks as well as the business behind the magic!
    ________________________________________________________
     
    Check out Zanolla Travel to book your next vacation!
    David & Leah Zanolla
    ZanollaTravel.comOwner/Agents(309) 863-5469
    ________________________________________________________
     
    Performance Journeys
    This podcast and post is provided by J. Jeff Kober and Performance Journeys, which celebrates more than 20 years as a training and development group bringing best in business ideas through books, keynotes, workshops, seminars and online tools to help you take your organization to the next level.
    Want a Keynote Speaker? More than just nice stories, I offer proven insight and solutions having worked in the trench.
    Need Consulting? I’ve worked for decades across the public, private and non-profit arena. 
    Need Support? We offer so many classroom, online, and other resources to help you improve your customer service delivery, leadership excellence, and employee engagement.
    Contact us today, and let us help you on your Performance Journey!

    • 37 min
    Disneyland Paris Announcements--Implications for American Parks

    Disneyland Paris Announcements--Implications for American Parks

    Big new announcements have been made at Disneyland Paris and whole new lands and experiences are opening at Tokyo Disney Resort. We not only look at some very new ideas for what could be in a Disney theme park, but we see how some of this could be coming to Disneyland or Walt Disney World here in the United States. Perhaps not the show, but the concepts, the intellectual properties, special technologies and ride vehicles. We'll look at resorts here at Disneyland Paris, happenings at Disney Village and the Disneyland Paris Park, and then go over to The Walt Disney Studios Paris park for what are massive and major changes. Lots of implications for the American parks, so join us for this Disneyland Paris announcements.
    __________________________________________________
    My new book, A Century of Powerful Disney Insights is available! Now available on Amazon!
    Also, check out my two of my other books, The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney and Disney, Leadership and You.
    ________________________________________________________
    More Disney Insights can be found below!
    Disney Insights YouTube Page--Check it out and subscribe.
    DisneyInsights.com--So many resources at our home site. Be sure to subscribe to receive notice of upcoming podcasts.
    Disney Insights Facebook Page--Come join and interact in conversation with others.
    The Wayfinder Society--Disney Insights Patreon Page--More Disney Insights to interact with, while supporting the podcast. Here we bring the best in Disney both in terms of the magic of the parks as well as the business behind the magic!
    ________________________________________________________
     
    Check out Zanolla Travel to book your next vacation!
    David & Leah Zanolla
    ZanollaTravel.comOwner/Agents(309) 863-5469
    ________________________________________________________
     
    Performance Journeys
    This podcast and post is provided by J. Jeff Kober and Performance Journeys, which celebrates more than 20 years as a training and development group bringing best in business ideas through books, keynotes, workshops, seminars and online tools to help you take your organization to the next level.
    Want a Keynote Speaker? More than just nice stories, I offer proven insight and solutions having worked in the trench.
    Need Consulting? I’ve worked for decades across the public, private and non-profit arena. 
    Need Support? We offer so many classroom, online, and other resources to help you improve your customer service delivery, leadership excellence, and employee engagement.
    Contact us today, and let us help you on your Performance Journey!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

DCL Podcast ,

SEK

My go to podcast for Disney history, along with current events happening all around the Disney Company.

John&Lorie ,

Excellent Information

Jeff is able to provide the insight that allows this Disney lover and old timer to experience the magic with each broadcast. He consistently provides the insight and analysis that only he can with his exceptional knowledge and experience.

Zak from Illinois ,

Very Informative!

Jeff and his guests always provide top-notch information and perspectives. From business “souvenirs” to tips for your visit to the park, they really provide an amazing podcast experience that is truly magical. They also provide analysis on breaking Disney news and are my primary source of staying up to date on all things Disney!

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