Words of Walt- Music

As much as I love Disney and dream of one day working for the mouse, I am currently a music teacher.  I am passionate about music, and I enjoy this quote from Walt because it shows the role that music played in the early days of Disney films.

“Throughout our career in motion pictures, classical music has played a very important part.  Early in the beginning we created a cartoon series called Silly Symphonies… simple short subjects that relied heavily on the works of classical composers.  The popularity to the Silly Symphonies led us to undertake a major effort, Fantasia, which featured the music of Bach, Dukas, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Beethoven, and Schubert.”

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

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Words of Walt- The Park

Today is a magical day for me, because I’m leaving for Disney after work today!!!  This coming weekend I will be running the Disney World 1/2 marathon!  Today’s “Words of Walt” quote is from the opening day at Disneyland and articulates BEAUTIFULLY why I love Disney, and why if I’m going to run 13.1 miles I choose to do it at Disney!

“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome.  Disneyland is your land.  Here, age relives fond memories of the past… and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.  Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America… with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

 

If you’re interested in booking your own disney vacation or more information on RunDisney, contact ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com

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Word’s of Walt- Customer Service

“The first year [at Disneyland] I leased out the parking concession, brought in the usual security guards- things like that- but soon realized my mistake.  I couldn’t have outside help and still get over my idea of hospitality.  So now we recruit and train every one of our employees.  I tell the security police, for instance, that they are never to consider themselves cops.  They are there to help people.  The visitors are our guests.  It’s like running a fine restaurant.  Once you get the policy going, it grows.”

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

 

Words of Walt

Alright, I am starting a new segment, and I will feature it on Thursdays.  Not every Thursday, but on occasional Thursdays we will hear “Words of Walt” and I will post a quote from Walt Disney himself.  I believe that Walt was an incredible genius and I’m intrigued by his business model and his life.

Walt about Family-

“The important thing is the family.  If you can keep the family together- and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families- that’s what we hope to do”

Well Walt, I would say the Disney Parks do a great job of keeping families together!  I’ve yet to have been on a trip where I haven’t seen a family wearing matching shirts that say “Family Reunion” on them!  It’s the perfect location for young and old!  I can’t wait to go with my Aunt and Mom in January for some family time!

Family Reunion at Disney World

Family Reunion at Disney World

 

Today’s quote is from the book- “The Quotable Walt Disney” compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith