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Thursday, January 19, 2012


First day in the Disney Look

According to Webster's Dictionary, tradition means the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another.  So yesterday I had a Traditions class with Disney.  They taught us all about the values that Walt himself put in place for the large company.  Even today the company is still using those values at keys to success in anything and everything that they do.  We started off in a classroom at Disney University and received our employee id's!! Then we got to observe the values in action... In the Magic Kingdom!!!!

We all got earpieces to be able to listen to our tour guide/teacher.  The teacher that took us on our tour is currently the manager of entertainment in Magic Kingdom!  He knew everyone that we saw.  We entered the Magic Kingdom through the underground tunnels, which was SUPER cool.  Then we walked down Main Street USA looking for examples of the values in action!  I mentioned something about the number of trash cans, and he asked if anyone knew the number of trash cans down Main Street up to the castle... 168!!  Then we went back to the classroom and talked about the examples some more.  

In the middle of our training class there was a knock on the door... it was MICKEY!!  He came in and was so excited to see everyone.  I got to hug Mickey and got a little character for answering a trivia question.  When Mickey came in he brought a present with him, which had our name tags.  We all got our name tags and became official Disney employees.  

This class really inspired me and reminded me of the magic Disney creates every day.  I can't wait to get out there and start learning and creating magic for others.  After watching so many Disney employees and how much they truly LOVE their jobs I want to be them.  I truly hope this is just the beginning and maybe one day I'll move up in the company and continue to work for the most magical place on earth. 

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