Disney Institute Offers a Sneak Peek at ‘50 Years of Magical Learnings from Walt Disney World Resort’

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Amie Gorrell

As Walt Disney once said, “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” And,
as a Disney Parks Blog fan, you are definitely more curious than others about new Disney experiences! That’s why I’m excited to share with you a sneak peek at something you may have never done before—virtually venture behind the scenes to explore the business behind the magic.

Introducing 50 Years of Magical Learnings from Walt Disney World Resort, a new Disney Institute on-demand course created in honor of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration. Join us online and learn a unique perspective on the historic transformation of 47 square miles of Florida wetlands into the world’s most magical vacation destination.

In this new Disney Institute online experience, you will choose your own learning adventure by navigating Walt Disney World Resort through an interactive map. As you hover over various locations on the map, exciting lessons will reveal themselves and let you take a “virtual” peek behind the scenes to enjoy compelling stories, engaging videos, interactive activities, and exclusive downloads.

‘50 Years of Magical Learnings from Walt Disney World Resort’ from Disney Institute

This self-paced adventure showcases how five decades of legacy, collaboration and innovation
have shaped Walt Disney World Resort into the destination it is today.

Hear from opening-day and current cast members, Disney executives, Imagineers, and operations leaders to learn how they continue to bring Walt Disney’s vision to life, while crafting their own personal leadership legacies and vision for the future.

Discover what it takes to align tens of thousands of cast members around a common goal. You will pull back the curtain to see how Disney heritage, traditions, collaboration, recognition, and training are critical elements required to create our culture. You will also get a glimpse at key “backstage” areas such as Disney University, where cast members go through their very first day of training.

And, if you’ve ever wondered how cast members are empowered to deliver great guest service, we’ll show you the method behind the magic. You will get a closer look at the processes we have created and perfected that enable our cast to deliver a world-class experience.

Tom Thomson,
Disney Institute content manager and former Walt Disney World Ambassador
(2000), shares this special sneak peek:

Registration is now open for this exciting course, with the first 20 lessons debuting on Oct. 1 with the kick-off of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration. Then, more engaging content will be added over the next few months, resulting in over 50 lessons to explore during your one full year of on-demand access. Remember, you can go at your own pace and start/stop the content as you wish to explore everything at your convenience.

This is the
most comprehensive online-learning experience Disney Institute has ever
created, and it was designed with our most curious and passionate Disney fans
in mind—to motivate and inspire you. I hope you’ll check it out!

And, if you’d like to refine your professional skills and learn more Disney best practices, Disney Institute also offers a full collection of online courses presented by Disney leaders that explore the topics of leadership excellence, quality service, and employee engagement. Come discover what you can learn. Let’s be curious together!

For more information, visit DisneyInstitute.com, sign up for our email newsletter, or follow us at @DisneyInstitute on social media. Disney Institute online courses and email communications are only available in the U.S and Canada (excluding Quebec). All courses are presented in English. Individuals must be 18 years or older to register and participate in a Disney Institute online course.

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