Trust & The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Trust & The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

The success of The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is due to so many things–among them polished performers, amazing technical effects, and a tie to a great film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. That film has its own story around trust, but the show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World wouldn’t have come together if it wasn’t for Jerry Rees, who took a stunt show and made it into something both epic and spectacular. We look at how that came to be, and in Disney’s trust in Jerry’s ability to make movie magic come to life. But the story doesn’t end there, as this is a show that involves real stunt performers doing things that are actually dangerous–even fatal. We look at that reality, and it’s own repercussions. It’s a story that suggests how important trust is to creating success not just in a world of make believe, but in the real world itself.

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Links, Quotes & Photos to Today’s Podcast

The link to the Michael & Mickey short by Jerry Rees can be found here.

The link to Cranium Command can be found here.

We shared a story of Bob Lamb at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We also mentioned his beverage buck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here it is below:

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

–Stephen R. Covey

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” 

–J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Souvenirs for You and Your Organization

As in every Disney at Work post & podcast, we provide you the following souvenirs for your consideration:

  • What are the critical messages for my organization in terms of trust?
  • In what ways do I find trust manifested in my organization?
  • Where could we improve trust?
  • What are the barriers to creating greater trust?
  • How could I better build relationships of trust with others?
  • How could I help positively influence others in acting consistent with this standard?

In addition, I suggest you reflect deeply on the following three sets of questions

  1. Do I trust others? How do my actions show that I trust others in my daily affairs?
  2. Do others trust me? What qualities cause others to trust me no matter the circumstance?
  3. Do I trust myself? What do I do that shows trust in myself day in, day out?

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

–Stephen R. Covey

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” 
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

The Wayfinder Society: A Patreon Site for Disney Fans

We are offering a new program where you have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive offerings from Disney at Play and Disney at Work. Join us as we introduce our new Patreon program, the Wayfinder Society, intended to give you new insights to all things Disney, whether its work or play. I am truly excited to share this new opportunity with you and look forward to creating new experiences that you will enjoy whether at home or at the Disney parks. There are a variety of options for joining, depending on your interests:

When you join, you will be given access to unique, interactive apps that explores the parks in new ways, offering stories, photos, videos and more. 

Here are some of the interactive apps we share with members of our society: 

  • Pandora: World of Avatar: This is an expansive and detailed look at every aspect of this land. You can’t find any source that has covered this entire land with its attractions, retail and dining more in depth.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Across the Globe: We not only compare this attraction in parks world-wide, but we deep dive into what makes each unique. Currently we’ve covered Tokyo Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. More to come!
  • Coming Soon! S.E.A. Assembled! The Society of Adventurers and Explorers are coming to the Wayfinder Society. We’ll document their whereabouts and showcase their imprint on Disney attractions world-wide.
  • Disney at Work Interactive Tour: Disneyland. For our upper tiers, we have an interactive business tour of Disneyland to include more than fifty attractions spread throughout the park. These are best-in-business ideas you can apply to your own organization.
  • Coming Soon! Disney at Work Interactive Tour: Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary. Looking at the heritage of Most Magical Place in the World, we draw best practices from over the years that you can again, apply to your organization. 

As you see, we have so much to share. And when you donate, a portion of your contribution goes to Embrace Celebration, dedicated to helping Disney Cast Members and others in this area who are unemployed during this pandemic. To learn more, visit our site to discover our offerings and various tiers. Join us!

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J. Jeff Kober