“We are just Disney fans who want our real Disney back and not this creepy nonsense against American family values.”
“It seems like the same people who control Joe Biden control Disney. It’s that bad.“
The Walt Disney Company lost about $24 billion in market cap on Friday, November 17, 2022.
Today it was announced that Bob Chapek is OUT as Disney CEO and was replaced By PREVIOUS CEO Bob Iger.
🔹This is the struggling business empire’s worst stock price loss since 2001–the year of the September 11th attacks.
🔹Since the beginning of the year, Disney stock has dropped 44 percent –so far in 2022.
🔹They have lost over $4 billion just from its streaming service during Fiscal Year 2022
🔹Disney continues to struggle with ongoing problems with its theme parks and films, as well as their Disney+ streaming service that has exclusive rights to Disney movies and TV shows.
🔹Disney’s corporate officers keep blaming these losses on just about everyone but themselves. Most recently they have attempted to reassure their anxious investors that an upcoming price increase, amidst the Biden recession and an inflationary crisis, is negatively affecting entertainment budgets.
🔹Leadership plans an ‘ad-tier’ that offers limited content with advertising to help stop the profuse financial bleeding.
🔹Signs of their self-imposed wokeness dilemma is not a new phenomenon. By April 2022 stock was down 71%, and park attendance decreased 54%.
🔹Disney Plus continues suffering massive numbers (520,000+) of cancelled subscriptions.
A self proclaimed Disney Enthusiast described their family’s five-day summer 2022 vacation to Disney World.
“Our children walked away with the same feelings we (the parents) did,” said William D. from Texas. “Whoever is running Disney is ruining it. They are working far harder to social engineer than to entertain.”
“We spent almost $7,000 in their hotel, parks and restaurants,” he continued. “It was insane. They are doing everything they can to take away the nostalgia and emotions we cherish. Their changes are not good. This was our last trip. It seems like the same people who control Joe Biden control Disney. It’s that bad.”
“Service is down. Facilities are going downhill. Many rides are breaking down. Prices are sky high. Hotel rooms are as grim as some of the parks,” his wife, Judith said. “We’ve been coming annually for years and have never seen it anywhere near this bad. Their solution is to cut costs and hire more leftists with marginal credibility. It starts at the top. It feels dirty and slimey, both in the facilities and in their entertainment changes.”
What was Disney CEO Bob Chapek thinking by throwing the entertainment organization into progressive politics?
Chapek took on popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and the state’s Parental Rights in Education bill which prohibits educators from teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation from pre-K through third grade.
Chapek, leftist organizations, and mainstream corporate media erroneously tagged the bill with their buzz: “Don’t Say Gay.” The text of the legislation did not include the word “gay” and in no way outlawed its use.
“Their creativity is too focused on changing our thoughts,” William noted. “We heard there was big time controversy from the Star Wars and Marvel fanbases because of their terrible creative decisions.”
“Although some of the Board of Directors members fortunately left, their replacements are not better,” he revealed. “But hey, they’re not asking us. We are just Disney fans who want our real Disney back and not this creepy nonsense against American family values.”
Here are what Disney fans are posting on various social media sites:
To many American families, The Walt Disney Company has “GROOMING” and “WOKE” image problems and it shows.
While consumer prices continue to skyrocket up under the Biden regime, it appears new data for Disney is disappointing.
The more woke and leftist they become, Walt Disney “must be rolling over in his grave” with the lower financials and attendance of the company he founded.
As of this writing, The Walt Disney Company has a 12-month low of $90.23 and a 12-month high of $179.25 on it’s stock.
A recent survey revealed 92.6% of the over 18,000 surveyed believed the cost of a Walt Disney World vacation is out of reach for an average family.
This month KTLA News in the local Los Angeles area reported fans of the original “Happiest Place on Earth” are feeling a sense of loss….”The Magic’s Gone!”
Many travelers remain frustrated with challenges getting into their favorite park since Disney requires people to make advance reservations in addition to having tickets. The days of spontaneously visiting the theme parks are over it seems.
GROOMING and being WOKE are self induced problems Disney has created for themselves in their overt attempts at social engineering—like treating ethnic or sexual diversity as an opportunity for virtue signaling and political posturing.
It didn’t help that at the beginning of this month a rich but ungrateful Abigail Disney tore her great-uncle Walt Disney up for being “fascist” and stoking anti-Semitism and racism when he ran the company he co-founded with her grandfather Roy O. Disney.
“He bordered on rabid fascism,” the 62-year-old heiress who suffers from drug addiction (with a long record of seeking on-and-off rehabilitation) said of Walt Disney.
🔹Disney World closed temporarily for Hurricane Ian this past month–the seventh closure in the park’s history. .
🔹In September 2017, the theme park closed for two full days because of Hurricane Irma and cost Disney World $100 million, the company disclosed.
🔹Disney World also closed early before Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.
🔹The longest shutdown in Disney World’s history was from the COVID-19 pandemic when the parks shut down for nearly four months in 2020. The closures walloped The Walt Disney Co.’s pocketbook, costing them billions as movie theaters, parks and cruises stopped abruptly.
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide.
It operates through two segments, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
The company engages in the film and episodic television content production and distribution activities, as well as operates television broadcast networks under the ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Fox, National Geographic, and Star brands.
Its studios produce motion pictures under the Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Searchlight Pictures banners.
Disney enjoyed local government and sole control over the Reedy District for the last 55 years. It looks like now they will be sharing power with the state.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature is on track to create a successor agency that will lack some of the antiquated and unused powers of the original Reedy Creek district.
Disney tried to influence woke and social engineering with their 38 hired lobbyists.
Disney has focused in recent months on repairing its damaged relations with LGBTQ organizations. Last week, the Human Rights Campaign announced that it had accepted a contribution from the company, six months after rejecting it. HRC said that Disney had “stood firm in their commitments to our community.”
Here are the first 25 known American corporations who pledge to help employees with travel and/or other expenses for abortions.
Alaska Airlines – Supports travel monies for employees who don’t value human life.
Apple – Bill Gates is supportive of depopulation and fully supports mothers-to-be who want to travel out of state for abortions. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation currently owns 2.25% of the $79,000,000 in Apple shares totaling $1.8 billion in Apple holdings.
Box.com – “All in” to cover travel and medical expenses for abortions.
Bumble – The female-driven dating service app is donating some of their profits to Planned Parenthood.
Comcast-NBC Universal – Cable television moguls are offering $4,000 per trip and up to 3 abortions per year. So as soon as the woman kills her baby in the womb, she can go home, get pregnant again, and plan her next “vacation.”
Condé Nast – This media company will pay for travel and lodging for baby killers and anyone who wants to become infertile or mutilate their genitals with irreversible surgery.
Dick’s Sporting Goods – “Need a Vacation? Go to Dick’s,” is the latest buzz around lunchtime tables and breakrooms across the nation this week. The far left sporting goods company will give $4,000 to women to travel out-of-state for abortions.
Disney – Much has been reported of Disney’s growing grooming and pedophilia trends in recent years. They now are on the bandwagon offering funds for “family planning” to pregnant women who select abortion as the alternative for their baby’s lives.
Goldman Sachs – Will pay all in or out-of-state medical procedures, treatments and evaluations that lead to abortions.
JPMorgan Chase – They’ve covered abortion for years, but starting in July, will add abortion travel money to their company benefits package.
Kroger – This grocer’s “healthcare package” includes $4,000 to cross state lines for abortions.
Levi Strauss – The denim company will reimburse employees, including even their part-time staffers, for abortions.
Match Group – Another dating app company is partnering with Planned Parenthood and provides travel, lodging and extraction of the baby.
Meta – The tech giant Meta (Facebook) funds out-of-state abortions that are deemed “legal.”
Microsoft – Depopulation King Bill Gates and his company are targeting minorities with “critical healthcare,” for abortion and/or vaccination for their babies.
Netflix – With the Obamas securely on their Board of Directors, it is little wonder this business is providing $10,000 in abortion and travel expenses, as well as gender mutilation and “affirming care.”
Nike -The progressive leftist sportswear company funds travel packages they’re calling a “family planning journey.”
Starbucks – It’s not a surprise that they will be funding the “medical travel benefit” for out-of-state abortions
Uber – The rideshare company owned by Baidu Inc, with headquarters in Beijing, China, will pay for out of state travel for baby terminations.
Yelp – The company says they support “human rights,” but not the rights of the fetus.
Warner Bros Discovery – The owners of CNN will cover expenses for moms and their family members who want to travel to an abortion state for that purpose.
Zillow, HP, HPE, and Accenture are “all in” for funding a whole range of human abortion benefits, travel assistance and covered medical services.
New information from the March 2022 six day human trafficking sex sting operation in Polk County, Florida, reveals more Disney World employees were among those arrested.
Since 2005, more than 40 Disney employees have been arrested in Florida on child sex offenses.
From 1984 to 2020, the Disney company had only two CEOs: Michael Eisner from 1984 to 2005 and Bob Iger from 2005 to 2020. Since Bob Chapek took over two years ago, Disney is suffering with the current board of directors decisions to promote wokeism.
🔹Entertainment Chief Peter Rice was terminated this week.
🔹Disney continues to face a staff and employee revolt. Some insiders indicate Chapel may be leaving soon, especially since their big meeting of over 300 executives in March was “postponed.”
🔹The chairperson of the board, Susan Arnold, who is openly gay, has been especially active against Chapel’s waffling stance about challenging the state of Florida anti-woke actions.
In the meantime:
The Sheriff’s Office website posted the following press release concerning the arrests:
108 people were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit during a six-day undercover human trafficking operation, “Operation March Sadness 2,” which began on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. PCSO was assisted in the effort by police departments from Winter Haven, Haines City, Lake Wales, and Auburndale, as well as the Office of the State Attorney 10th Judicial Court, members from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and anti-human trafficking organizations: One More Child, Heartland for Children, and Selah Freedom of Sarasota.
Detectives identified prostitutes who posted online advertisements as well as the “johns” who were seeking out the prostitutes via online communications, with the intent to identify and free any victims who were being forced into prostitution (human trafficking), or anyone participating in the trafficking of victims. Detectives also identified and investigated adults who engaged in on-line sexually charged communications with those they believed were children—four men were arrested for preying on children online.
“The arrests of a human trafficker and four child predators alone makes this whole operation worthwhile. The on-line prostitution industry enables traffickers and victimizes those who are being trafficked. Our goal is to identify victims, offer them help, and find and arrest those who are profiting from the exploitation of human beings. Johns fuel the trafficking and victimization. Where there is prostitution, there is exploitation, disease, dysfunction, and broken families.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff.
Undercover detectives communicated online with the suspects and arranged for a meetup at a location where they were arrested after their arrival.
Members of the anti-trafficking organizations were on hand to speak with the prostitutes to help determine if they were human trafficking victims—they were offered services and counselling.
🔹The oldest person arrested was 67-year old Derek Collins who showed up to the residence drinking Ensure, the youngest was a 17-year old male. Both were arrested for soliciting for a prostitute.
Among the 108 arrests made, there were several which stood out.
🔹Human Trafficking Suspect: 32-year old Tiffany Nash of Orlando was arrested for trafficking another woman in prostitution. The woman, an adult female, arrived at the residence as a prostitute, but an investigation revealed that Nash repeatedly threatened violence against the victim if she didn’t prostitute herself.
Nash would take all money derived from the victim’s prostitution. When Nash arrived at the location to check on the victim, she was taken into custody and charged with: Human Trafficking (F1), Deriving Proceeds from Prostitution (F2), Possession of Cocaine (F3), Possession of Methamphetamine (F3), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1).
Nash’s victim was provided the assistance of one of the anti-trafficking organizations.
🔹39-year old Timothy Finley of Mulberry began communicating online with an undercover detective, thinking he was chatting with a 13-year old female.
Finley traveled to the residence with the intent for sexual conduct with her. He was arrested and charged with: Travel to Meet a Minor/Using Computer to Lure (F2), Attempted Lewd Battery (F3), Transmit Material Harmful to Minor (F3), Possession of Methamphetamine (F3), Resisting (M1), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1).
🔹41-year old Shannon Johnson of Orlando believed he was chatting online with a 13-year old female, sent a nude photo, and then travelled to the residence with the intent for sexual conduct with her.
He was arrested and charged with: Travel to Meet a Minor/Using Computer to Lure (F2), Attempted Lewd Battery (F3), and Transmit Material Harmful to Minor (F3).
🔹36-year old Jody Rose of Gainesville communicated online and via text with an undercover detective posing as a 13-year old girl. Rose sent sexual images and graphic descriptions of what he wanted to do.
A warrant was obtained on Rose for Transmission of Material Harmful to a Minor (10-counts, F3) and Unlawful Use of 2-Way Communication Device (F3), and he was arrested in Alachua County.
🔹27-year old Xavier Jackson of Kissimmee, whoworked as a lifeguard at the Polynesian Resort for Walt Disney, communicated online and via text with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year old girl. During the communication, Jackson sent sexual images and graphic descriptions of what he wanted to do.
A warrant was obtained for Jackson for Transmission of Material Harmful to a Minor (3-counts, F3) and Unlawful Use of 2-Way Communication Device (F3).
🔹49-year old Seth Phillips of Bradenton arrived with a woman, 34-year old Christina Garite, with the intent of both committing prostitution with two undercover detectives.
When a detective tried to cancel the meet-up due to a scheduling conflict, Phillips became angry, and made demands that the undercover detectives would have to give him money for the appointment and for the drugs he was going to sell them. Phillips showed up at the residence, and when detectives opened the door, he pointed a gun at them.
Phillips was arrested and charged with: Attempted Armed Robbery with Firearm (F2), Extortion/Threats (F2), Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell (F2), Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon (4-counts, F3), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1), Offering to Commit Prostitution (M2).
🔹42-year old James Compton of Kissimmee told detectives that he is married with eight children, and had left one of his children at a soccer game taking place nearby in order to meet with a prostitute. He was arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute. Compton was charged with Soliciting a Prostitute (M1).
🔹66-year old Daniel Peters of Palos Hills, Illinois told detectives that he is a retired judge (Cook County 4th Sub Circuit) and a Special Assistant for Legal Affairs at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. He was charged with Soliciting a Prostitute (M1).
MORE DISNEY CAST MEMBERS
Also arrested, were three other Disney employees for soliciting sex services fron a prostitute, were:
🔹 Wilkason Fidele, 24, who worked at the Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland for four years.
🔹Shubham Malave, 27, who is on a visa citizenship from India and worked as a software developer for Disney
🔹Ralph Leese, 45, who spent nearly four years working in IT for Disney.
“We protected some little girl someplace that was groomed or potentially groomed by these evil, deviant criminals, thugs, that’s all they are,” said Sheriff Judd. “They’re dangerous people.”
Moms for Liberty co-founder Tiffany Justice indicated in March their organization will be promoting a boycott on Disney for woke and sexual stances.
“Parents are not going to put up with this nonsense. We are watching woke corporations chip away at our parental rights. So we’re not just going to stand out on the street with our ‘Boycott Disney’ signs. We’re going to do what we need to do as parents across the country and make sure we spend our money with companies that align with our values, and sexualizing children is not a value we hold. We do not believe that is an appropriate thing for any adult to be doing.”
“I think Disney has severely underestimated Florida parents because they live in a California bubble, not in reality,” Justice insisted. “But it’s not surprising to me that a company that plays make-believe for a living would be out of touch with the average American parent.”
In July 2021, other Disney employees were arrested on similar charges:
Kenneth Javier Aquino, 26, a lifeguard at Animal Kingdom Lodge, charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor For Sex, Attempted Lewd Battery and Transmission of Material Harmful to Minor.
🔹Jonathan McGrew, 34, of Kissimmee, engaged in an online conversation with an undercover detective who was posing as a 13-year-old girl. He told the “girl” that he wanted her to come to his apartment and have sex with him and his girlfriend, Savannah Lawrence. He sent videos of him and his girlfriend performing sex acts on each other. Upon their arrests, McGrew and Lawrence told deputies that they are custodians at Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios.
McGrew was charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor For Sex, Transmission of Material Harmful to Minor, Attempted Lewd Battery.
🔹McGrew’s 29-year-old girlfriend, Savannah Lawrence was charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor For Sex and Attempted Lewd Battery.
In 2019, these Disney employees were arrested for similar offenses:
🔹Brett Kinney, 40, worked in Disney’s entertainment department the last 15 years and was most recently a manager.
🔹Donald Durr, 52, worked 20 years as a maintenance worker at various Disney property hotels. He reportedly told investigators that he “was a pervert, but not a monster.”.
Between 2005 and 2016 at least 35 employees of Disney World were arrested on child sex offenses according to county records.
In July 2018, Disney Studios severed their ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn when he took responsibility for offensive tweets that joked about topics including rape and pedophilia.
Disney stock is down 71%, and park attendance is down 54%. Disney Plus is suffering massive numbers (480,000+) of cancelled subscriptions.
What was Disney CEO Bob Chapek thinking by throwing the entertainment organization into progressive politics?
Chapek took on popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and the state’s Parental Rights in Education bill which prohibits educators from teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation from pre-K through third grade.
Chapek, leftist organizations been and mainstream corporate media have been erroneously tagging the bill with their buzz “Don’t Say Gay.” The text of the legislation does not include the word “gay” and in no way outlaws its use.
Here is a sampling of how America see this Disney debacle on social media.
The start of World War II meant that many firefighters and other able-bodied men were deployed, leaving communities to manage wildfires themselves. .
The head of the Forest Service at that time, Lyle F. Watts, decided to attack the wildfire problem by educating the public about their role in fire prevention. Watts invited the Ad Council to join the Forest Service in this new ad campaign.Watts and team soon realized that they needed a symbol or character to represent their fire prevention campaign. A forest animal would be ideal.
The Disney Studios offered one of their characters to be the “face” of the fire prevention plan. The movie, Bambi, enjoyed widespread popularity at the time, so the deer Bambi represented the original ad campaign—but Disney’s licensing contract lasted just one year.
Seeing an overwhelmingly successful first year, Watts and his team chose a bear to replace Bambi.
Two decades before, on a July morning in 1922, a case of magnesium powder exploded in a warehouse in New York’s Greenwich Village. The resulting fire was devasting and claimed the life of a heroic firefighter named “Smokey” Joe Martin.
On August 9, 1944, the first Smokey Bear poster appeared. The bear was named in honor of “Smokey” Joe, and his first piece of public service artwork depicted the animal in his iconic hat, dousing a fire with a bucket of water.
Artist Albert Staehle painted this first Smokey Bear poster.
The ‘50s and ‘60s brought Smokey’s “ABC” campaign. This was a national push to educate the public about wildfire prevention in three easy steps, and it was broadcast to American homes through radio and TV spots.
It wasn’t long before more posters of Smokey appeared. The bear gained widespread popularity. Soon Smokey Bear was featured on everything from comic books to toys. He was an undisputed success.
A real Smokey Bear
In 1950, a wildfire burned in New Mexico’s Capitan Mountains. Firefighters there found a young bear cub clinging to a tree branch. Firefighters presumed the cub climbed the tree to escape the raging fire. The little bear was alive, but severely burned. Firefighters rescued the cub and aptly named him Smokey.
News of a real Smokey Bear soon spread across the country. When Smokey had sufficiently recovered from his ordeal, he was moved to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., where he continued to play a role in educating people about fire prevention.
To handle all of his fan mail–up to 13,000 letters a week–the U.S. Postal Service set up his own personal zip code, 20252, for his area in the zoo. The zip code was decommissioned in 1994, but fortunately brought back in honor of Smokey’s 70th birthday.
When the real Smokey Bear died, his body was taken back to the Capitan Mountains for burial in the State Historical Park.
Smokey carried his “only you can prevent forest fires” message into the early 2000s and placed the responsibility on us all to be careful around the campfire. Additionally, the shift in the use of “forest fires” to “wildfires” in Smokey’s messaging is present, as well.
Today, new Public Service Announcements to educate the public on different ways that wildfires are caused, including hot coals, dragging chains, and burning debris. Smokey’s wildfire prevention message was already resonating with audiences—now, they just needed actionable steps to take.
Children can still write an actual letter to the loveable bear. Just use the zip code: 20252.
Other Smokey Bear facts
The Smokey Bear campaign is the longest-running Public Service Advertisement campaign in U.S. history.
In 1953, the Ideal Toy Company made a Smokey Bear doll. Included with the doll was a card that when mailed back gave children an official “Junior Forest Ranger” identification card. Within two years, over half a million kids had applied and received the unofficial honor.
Since its development in the 1940s, it’s estimated that the Smokey Bear ad campaign has reduced the number of acres lost to wildfires by 15.6 million annually.
Smokey does not have a middle name. (It’s Smokey Bear. Not Smokey “The” Bear.) A song about the forest icon added “The” to his name in order to make the lyrics and melody sync better.
One of our favorite rides at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Many young girls have grown up reading Snow White and dreaming about their Prince Charming.
It is only after the world turned into a more “woke” society that certain fringes saw the traditional story as somewhat problematic. To some, this tale is not child-friendly enough. In any event, for me it was the seven little dwarves who were the highlight – even when my cousins and classmates read the books and watched numerous TV adaptations and animated films based on Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.
What Are The Names Of The Seven Dwarfs?
Have you ever thought of the names of these dwarves? Not many can tell you all the seven names. We asked ten people. Only one was able to name all seven. Between the two of us, Dodie and I could only remember five. Don’t peek. How many can you name?
Initially, Walt Disney came up with different names for the dwarves, which were later changed when the cartoon movie came out. If we go by the original names, the seven dwarfs were called:
In our humble opinion, the new names are far better than the original ones.
1. Bashful: Known for his shyness and flushed cheeks, Bashful is easily recognizable by his batting of eyelids and blushing. In the 1937 movie, Scotty Mattraw gave his voice to the character.
2. Doc: In the movie adaptation, he was voiced by the great Roy Atwell. Often regarded as the wise leader of the dwarves, Doc is the only one with the glasses. His bossy attitude, along with those glasses, makes him the natural chief.
3. Dopey: He is like the little kid of the group. You can recognize him by his quietness as well as the affectionate bond he shares with Snow White. Eddie Collins voiced him in the movie. He is easily noticeable among the seven dwarves as he is the bald one wearing a purple hat and his oversized tunic.
4. Grumpy: Staying true to his name, Grumpy has major temperament issues. He is always complaining or arguing and is never up for anything. He is always at loggerheads with Doc, and his angry face makes him distinct. If you see a stubborn faced dwarf in a red tunic, you’d know he is the one. He is voiced by Pinto Colvig in the film.
5. Happy: As the name suggests, Happy is completely opposite of Grumpy. You will never see him without his endearing smile and a joyous mood. Happy is voiced by Otis Harlan in the movie. This dwarf, with his broad smile and puffy stature, is very easy to recognize on the screen.
6. Sleepy: Of course, Sleepy loves his sleep! No matter what time of the day is, this dwarf is always up for a nap, and once he gets drowsy, nothing in the world can stop him from snoring. Not just Grumpy, Pinto Colvig voices Sleepy as well. His droopy eyelids and the tired look is enough to tell you which one of the lots is Sleepy.
7. Sneezy: No, it’s not COVID! He is the one dealing with flu and cold all the time. It’s best to keep your distance away from him if you don’t want to fall sick. He just cannot control his sneezes. Also, the sneezes are timed at the worst moments. Billy Gilbert voiced him in the movie.
This Great Northern beans soup recipe is inspired by the original Disney Soundstage Restaurant in Florida. This eatery was one of the original restaurants from Opening Day of the Disney-MGM park and seated 560 people.
It was themed as a wrap party for the 1988 film “Big Business” and was decorated with movie sets from the Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin film.
Guests would enter the restaurant through the back of a set, leading to the film’s hotel lobby location. Cast Members at the restaurant wore catering costumes.
The restaurant was later themed to animated films such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Hercules”, “Mulan” and “Pocahontas.
The camels that had appeared in Aladdin’s Royal Caravan parade stood out front before they were later relocated to the Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction at the Magic Kingdom.
During this time period, there were character breakfasts each morning and a buffet the rest of the day.
Guests would hear songs from animated films as they were eating and visiting with the characters. The restaurant closed on November 14, 1998 and the building was later used for the Bear in the Big Blue House and Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior stage shows.
The first version of the Soundstage Restaurant was a food court with lines for pizza, sandwiches, soup (including one called Soundstage Great Northern Bean Soup), salads and dessert. This soup is full of vegetables in addition to the beans and some smoked ham. Healthy and satisfying.
It takes about 1-2 hrs to prepare, but it’s worth it.
1/2 pound dried great northern beans 10 cups water 4 chicken bouillon cubes 3/4 cup celery, minced 1 cup onion, minced 1 cup carrot, minced 1 cup smoked ham, minced 3/4 cup tomato, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 1/4 cup cornstarch dissolved in 2/3 cup water
Soak beans, in enough water to cover, overnight. Drain; rinse and place in large soup pot with 10 cups fresh water and bouillon cubes. Bring to boil; reduce heat to simmer. Cook 1 hr until tender but firm on the inside.
Add celery, onions, and carrots; cook 30 minutes until vegetables are tender. Add ham, tomato, salt, pepper, and thyme; mix well. Cook 10 minutes. Add cornstarch and water; simmer 5-10 minutes until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, cool 10-15 minutes. Mix well and serve.
In addition, a lightly toasted bread – such as fresh baked French – is a delicious accompaniment to the amazingly tasty Great Northern Bean soup.
The Secret to How Ritz-Carlton, H-E-B, Disney, ClubCorp and Goettl Soar
JackNotes: Summaries of Wisdom
Fortunately, I worked for a remarkable Texas business, H-E-B Food Drugs, from 1980 to 2010 and retired early as an executive over their facilities management organization.
H-E-B invests a great deal in training their employees (known as “Partners”) including customer service all the way. I made certain to retain and use this learning in my personal growth but loved to share it within my department.
Personal significant learning events included Six Sigma Certification, Executive Reinvention by Tracy Goss, Disney University, Project Management, Executive Finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and so much more.
Working with Clubline at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club near San Antonio, I’ve been able to practice what I preach adapting their “Warm Welcomes, Magic Moments, and Fond Farewells” creed.
Like H-E-B, one of the best in their business is Ritz-Carlton. Service is EVERYTHING to them. It is what defines the chain in their very competitive niche. This is not to say that other firms that offer similar products do not have as a goal top-level customer service. They do. But few execute this as well as the Ritz-Carlton.
Three Steps of Service
It starts with their Three Steps of Service. These are:
A warm and sincere greeting. Use the guest’s name. As you walk about you are surprised by the number of times you are actually referred to by your name. Super simple idea that is sales or marketing 101. It is, however, very hard to execute on this. The Ritz-Carlton does this very well. Find a way to incorporate this into the approach of your staff to your clients. No one ever heard a better word spoken than their own name.
Anticipation and fulfillment of each guest’s needs. Your needs are anticipated in advance through questions, and the answers and preferences are recorded for future use. Don’t like a high floor? You will probably never be assigned one again. But this is the easy CRM type stuff. The difference is a rooms attendant seeing that champagne is in a container with mostly melted ice and immediately returning with ice to refill… anticipation of the need, with no management intervention.
Fond farewell. Give a warm good-bye and use the guest’s name. As you leave you are graciously thanked by everyone in the lobby area for your stay, and sent on with wishes to see you back as a guest soon. But with them it doesn’t just come from one individual, this comes from at least two other reception staff, from the two executives that are in the lobby awaiting arriving guests, from the many other staff, out the door to the bellman and valet driver, you are experiencing the delivery of an entirely different level of service.
Ladies and Gentlemen
How do the management drill this level of engagement down so that it is authentically delivered without prompting by the entire team? What gives the staff, the Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen as they are referred to, the OK to boldly step out with imaginative service in ways that seem held at bay with other companies despite their best intentions?
I am sure there are many more points but this list of 12 ‘Service Values‘ give clues. Read this list and where it says ‘Ritz-Carlton’ change that name for your company or personal brand.
Change also the word ‘guest’ to client or customer, as for most readers that is probably more relevant anyway.
The list of 12 starts with a declaration of the corporate mindset that you, the employee, are proud TO BE Ritz-Carlton. The brand, the experience, IS YOU.
This is reinforced by the following:
I build strong relationships and create Ritz-Carlton guests for life.
I am always responsive to the expressed and unexpressed wishes and needs of our guests.
I am empowered to create unique, memorable and personal experiences for our guests.
I understand my role in achieving the Key Success Factors, embracing Community Footprints and creating The Ritz-Carlton Mystique.
I continuously seek opportunities to innovate and improve The Ritz-Carlton experience.
I own and immediately resolve guest problems.
I create a work environment of teamwork and lateral service so that the needs of our guests and each other are met.
I have the opportunity to continuously learn and grow.
I am involved in the planning of the work that affects me.
I am proud of my professional appearance, language and behavior.
I protect the privacy and security of our guests, my fellow employees and the company’s confidential information and assets.
I am responsible for uncompromising levels of cleanliness and creating a safe and accident-free environment.
These are reviewed continually. It is not enough, as most companies do, to have an orientation meeting or two, give the employee the manual, and think the job is done. Daily focus is paid to one of these service values. It is as if the life of the company depends on it. Guess what? It does!
Without this the Ritz-Carlton is just another luxury brand chain, H-E-B is just another grocery and gas store and Goettl Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing would only be defining themselves by the facilities, the amenities, the products and services they sell.
Woke Disney World has finally begun damage control efforts after a year of laying off 32,000 people, limited openings and going full steam ahead with liberal woke movements.
Disney let go of at least 18,000 in Central Florida, according to last year’s Florida’s state filings.
In December, 2020, Walt Disney World reversed their policy of adding digital masks to the faces of park visitors who chose not to wear a mask in ride photos.
“In response to guest requests, we tested modifying some ride photos,” the park said in a statement shared by WDW News Today on Dec. 12. “We are no longer doing this and continue to expect guests to wear face coverings except when actively eating or drinking while stationary.”
The buzz against Disney exploded across social media. The digital face masks were first edited into images from Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at the Magic Kingdom and Dinosaur in Animal Kingdom.
The park especially faced growing criticisms and ridicule for not only adding the digital masks to photos, but from visitors who’ve had to wait for long periods of time for PhotoPass photos because of the edits.
Many Americans, upset with Disney’s support of liberal and socialism politics, decided to postpone or make other plans for a 2021 Disney World vacation.
Last year, Disney announced they were overhauling the Splash Mountain flume ride to lose its traditional story line inspired by their Song of the South movie to satisfy current Woke Movement standards.
“Disney-focused sites are full of users who decry what they see as a progressive agenda in the parks, and announcements about updates are typically greeted with threats of a boycott,” stated the Washington Post earler this month.
When Universal Orlando announced they were relaxing the COVID-19 rule of wearing masks Friday, their reservation desks lit up with inquiries.
Within hours, Disney World followed suit and the new policies at both parks goes into effect Saturday indicating guests will not be required to wear a mask outdoors.
Universal guests are asked to bring masks with them to wear when they go inside, according to a statement from Universal spokesman Tom Schroder.
Anyone in an outdoor line for a ride must have a mask on.
“Face coverings will remain required at all indoor locations, including restaurants, shops, and indoor hotel public areas. Face coverings are also required at all attractions from the moment guests enter the queue to when they exit the experience,” Schroder said in the statement.
At Disney World, masks are still required for indoor spaces including theaters throughout the attractions, on Disney transportation and at restaurants, except when guests are eating or drinking while stationary, according to the new posted rule online. Masks are optional in outdoor common areas and pool decks.