March 19, 2013
Over the weekend I went to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for the first time in nearly a decade. Being a Florida resident and having friends and family that intend to go over the next couple of months, I decided to snatch up the current deal they’re offering. The price is pretty unbelievable. I tell you that, because I’m not a huge fan of things that are Disney and wouldn’t normally go if I had to pay full ticket price. I mostly view Disney as this huge corporate money-making monster that makes decent films based off of old attractions. (Side note, my fingers are crossed for a few good Star Wars movies in the future!) Opinions aside, you can’t deny that Disney is one of the world’s more recognizable brands. They also do a pretty good job at maintaining it. When we see a Disney film today we expect a higher level of quality and entertainment. When shelling out the dough to visit one of their theme parks and resorts, we expect to experience “the happiest place on earth.” That’s a major promise to make, and it takes a huge amount of consistency, attention to detail, money and hard work to maintain that.