Words of Walt- Mickey Mouse

This is probably one of the most famous quotes by Walt Disney, and one of my all time favorites-

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing- that it was all started by a mouse.”

To me this quote is a symbol and a beacon of what Disney is.  There is SO much that goes on at Disney on a daily basis.  So much to see and do, but don’t lose sight of the fact that it was all started by a mouse, something small.  It’s not always about the large moments, sometimes it’s about the small things.

 

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Words of Walt- Business Model

“To try to keep an operation like Disneyland going you have to pour it in there.  It’s what I call ‘Keeping the show on the road.’  Not just new attractions, but keeping it staffed properly… you know, never letting your personnel get sloppy, never let them be unfriendly.  That’s been our policy all our lives.  My brother and I have done that and that is what has built our organization.”

I think that one of the greatest things about Disney and one of the things that keeps me coming back over and over again.  The customer service is outstanding.  There are very few companies that maintain such high standards, and I am thankful that Disney does!

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

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Words of Walt- Deadlines

“Everyone needs deadlines.  Even the beavers.  They loaf around all summer, but when they are faced with the winter deadline, they work like fury.  If we didn’t have deadlines, we’d stagnate.”

I know that I need deadlines to be productive, even if I procrastinate and put something off until close the deadline.  I agree with Walt.  Without a deadline I would be a lot less productive!

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com

ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com

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

ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com

ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com

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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ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com

 

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