Abigail Disney not happy with workers’ conditions at theme park


INVOLVED, THERE’S A LOT OF SPECULATIVE ACTIVITY THAT IS JUMPY. NEIL: LET ME SWITCH GEARS TO DISNEY. ABIGAIL DISNEY, PART OF THE FOUNDING FAMILY, I GUESS SHE WENT UNDERCOVER AT DISNEYLAND TO SEE HOW WORKERS WERE BEING TREATED. NOT WELL, TO HER. IT’S A BAD REFLECTION ON THE COMPANY SHE SAYS DISPROPORTIONATELY PAYS ITS HONCHOS, INCLUDING BOB IGER, TOO MUCH.>>SHE REALLY BEAT UP ON BOB IGER. HE’S PAID MORE THAN $65 MILLION, MORE THAN 1,000 TIMES WHAT THE AVERAGE WORKER AT A THEME PARK, FOR EXAMPLE, IS GETTING PAID. ABIGAIL DISNEY IS REALLY SAYING THIS SHOULD BE ABOUT SORT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD CONDITIONS. WE ARE HEARING THE SAME KIND OF STORIES FROM WORKERS AT AMAZON AS WELL. THIS IS A CONVERSATION THAT’S ONGOING. WE DO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND SAY THIS IS THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO LIVE IN, YET THERE DEFINITELY COULD BE MORE THAT IS DONE WHEN IT COMES TO CORPORATIONS — NEIL: THEY ARE ALREADY PAYING $15.>>THEY ARE PAYING IT.>>THEY SAID THEY ARE PAYING THEIR WORKERS $15 AND THEY HAVE PROGRAMS WHERE PEOPLE CAN HAVE CONTINUING EDUCATION AND REALLY GET INVOLVED, YOU KNOW, MOVE TOWARDS, YOU KNOW, HAVE MULTIPLE PROMOTIONS TOWARDS UPPER MANAGEMENT. THINK ABOUT WHERE DISNEY’S STOCK IS NOW. UNDER IGER’S TENURE, IT’S GONE UP FIVE TIMES. NEIL: IT’S MADE ABIGAIL RICH.>>WAS THAT IGER OR THE MARKET?>>HE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO HAVE ALL THAT CONTENT ON, YOU KNOW, NETFLIX AND HULU. HE DID A STRATEGIC DEAL WITH LUCAS FILMS, A STRATEGIC DEAL WITH FOX, WHICH IS THIS NETWORK, OWNED BY THIS NETWORK.

Industrial Engineering at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts



what inspires me everyday is knowing that our guests are waiting a long time to come here and saving up to have those precious memories with their families as an industrial engineer I get a look at where the attractions going to go how the guests are going to interact with it and what experience we want our guests to have one of my favorite things about working in the industrial engineering department is it we really focus on the collaborative as opposed to the competitive work environment so constantly I'm going back and forth and asking my counterpart who supports the other Park and saying how would you handle this situation and kind of brainstorm a lot of things together one thing that I love about the Industrial Engineering rotational program is in the past five years I've been able to support three very different client areas first I started off at Disney's textile services which is one of the largest laundries in the world next I went to Disney Cruise Line I was on the team that helped planned at the Disney Wonder relaunch in 2016 I looked at the guest experience both on board and at Disney's Castaway key and then planned for how we were going to change during the relaunch in Spain and then afterwards look at how guests were experiencing our beautiful new spaces now I support the master planning team that looks at the needs for the next 10 years at our part coming from the outside and starting work at Disney was a complete paradigm shift for me now I needed to get inside the guests head to understand their dynamics wants and needs I loved focusing and trying to find patterns and problem-solving mostly then once I found out about Disney it was really incredible that we could apply all of these problem-solving than that mindset and working with people to a theme park environment after my sophomore year I applied for an internship here that was a really incredible experience for me I just started full-time about a year and a half ago I think the greatest part about working here is that I'm sitting directly at a table with the vice president of the park with the GM's of all the park and they all know me by name and everything we do we want to give the guests that wow we want to completely immerse them in a new environment I got the opportunity to support so many different areas distribution horticulture textile services Disney Cruise Line all the parks entertainment Disney vacation planning Disney Spring and here I get to partner with all of these to keep pushing forward and deliver on industry trends everything that we do is telling a story we have so many numbers that we're always looking at and so what we do every single day is try to take these numbers and see how do we place this on a page to really tell a story and really make our point come across you're constantly focused on the guest experience like that's what it all comes back to we have our four keys here and it's safety courtesy show and efficiency and while efficiency is important at top of mine for me it's really not necessarily always going to be the most important thing so we're tying it back constantly to Walt's vision and what the guests experience ultimately will be in the end of the day this year I was very honored to be nominated by my peers to get the Legacy Award this embodies Walt's dream create and inspire every day I get a dream big with all my partners here to figure out what we want to provide for the guests and also to look at their experiences and create those memories I love that I'm part of teams that's looking into the future and using strategy and advanced analytics to come up with those products and the new attractions to make sure that they have a balanced and very fun experience here

Rafiki’s Planet Watch – Full 2019 Renovation Tour – Animal Kingdom



hey guys Henry here at the newly reopened conservation station for the keys planet watch Animal Kingdom I'm gonna give you a little tour of what's changed what's the same and what's going on in here so as you come in off the train what was originally the entrance is now exit only so don't go in that way go in secret passage to the left the affection section is still here also known as the petting zoo area about all the animals for you to interact with we shop here right now is appropriately Oh Lion King stuff as are all the characters that you draw in the animation experience do you have frames for sale so you're really proud of the drawing that you did in the class [Applause] as you enter all the animal divots are still down to the left most of the center has been taken over by the as you can see the animation experience does take a while the better room is pretty big crowd for this show and all of the educational exhibits are still intact as they were the main difference is that the doc McStuffins meet-and-greet is no longer there you can't meet Rafiki here anymore and the sounds of the rainforest exhibit is covered by trees to be appropriately Concord take them all to consider Lord ask you know you are going to be headed inside for your animation experience and you are welcome to hang out with us we are looking at kawaii who is our milk people trained in the art fitness courtyard for the last two weeks with our birds but you know what hasn't been here with our really cool experiences with our Packman monica is going to help wedding be successful that's what we're doing all the time we want him to be able to earn those treats that we're offering them so she's making it a little bit easier movie in that perch a little bit closer we feel like that too and they can't rate we wanted to says it's awesome so the more that clay does this with all of you around the more and more quick he'll be at knowing exactly what this behavior is at home did all the smart that's really fast so Coletti is gonna head on out of here in just a second and I want you guys to hang out if you don't have to rush inside because we might have another murder – you got a problem out here – hanging out as well do you guys have any questions anything that we can wait exactly delivering content Kevin things like insects that would be flying around please one of his favorite foods and spit yes so we'll see if you want to maybe even do one or two months before he has done out of here you guys are just showing up my name's Larry I'm over here this is brew our knob for milk learning in this environment today second everything out