The little details around a Disney Park are what sets the company so far ahead of the competition. Since the infancy of Disneyland, the details have always been a top priority with no cost or obstacle being an issue. From the placement of trashcans to the type of plants used around the various lands, there has always been a reason for the details…. no matter how big or small.
Walking around the Parks is something stepping into a movie. The smells of freshly baked treats enrobe you, the absence of litter is apparent as soon as you enter the gates, and the landscaping provides such a strong sense of immersion that you forget you’re just miles outside of normal life. All this is chalked up to a bit of Pixie Dust and Disney Magic.
But someone has to sprinkle the dust and create the magic, right?
The People Behind the Magic
One Day at Disney is a terrific book that the Walt Disney Company published, showcasing a number of cast members who work backstage ensuring everything at the company runs smoothly. The book has also been adapted into a Disney+ series.
Full of colorful images and brief descriptions of various cast member and employee duties, this piece gives you a glimpse behind the curtain that you wouldn’t otherwise get. Each page of One Day at Disney will introduce you to a different area in the company and tell you what it’s like to work in that job for a day.
Some of the positions include an ESPN anchor, a stage performer, and even an animator. The highlights for me are the positions that you may never have thought existed, such as a SCUBA mechanic who works on all the attractions that feature water.
If you’re looking for an awesome coffee table book, One Day at Disney is a good choice. I find myself routinely looking through all the awesome images featured in the book.
The Disney+ series follows pretty closely to the book, and provides more information, but nothing beats the fun of having a giant book on your coffee table that everyone can look through.
Have you read One Day at Disney, or watched on Disney+?