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    Epcot’s Matsuriza Taiko Drummers

    For the last seventeen years, six times a day, five days a week, the Matsuriza troupe of Taiko Drummers have been entertaining guests at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion beautiful five story pagoda. In the Japanese language “Taiko” means “great drum” but you will find drums of all sizes being used by these talented, and very fit ladies. […]

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    Five Disneyland Cast Members Have Measles

    According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, Disneyland officials have said that five cast members have been diagnosed with measles since last Thursday. Two of those employees had been vaccinated, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. According to California’s Department of Public Health, between December 15th and December 20th, guests at the […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Five Completely Unrelated News Bites

    Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Opens at #3. The soundtrack from the blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy, opened at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 60,000 sold the first week. The Awesome Mix Vol. 1 album was initially heading for a start of around 15,000, but the movie and its music clearly […]

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    Disney World and Unions Agree to New Contract

    The deal includes unprecedented wage increases, limits employees’ healthcare costs and protects cast members’ defined benefit pension plan. Walt Disney World’s largest union group voted on Friday to approve a contract that will increase minimum pay for workers to $10/hour by 2016. Sixty-seven percent of the approximately 7,000 employees who voted approved the contract, said […]

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    Lost And Found!

    Look what these Disneyland parade marshals have found, a lost boy! The young lady who found him is holding his hand while the gentleman from Disneyland security and here help to find out who he is. Once his interview is over she helps walk the little boy over to the Lost & Found room at […]

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    Former Disney Cast Member Wins Miss USA

    During one of the most exciting MISS USA pageants in the show’s 63 year history, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Nevada USA, Nia Sanchez, as Miss USA 2014. Nia Sanchez is a 24 year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada. Sanchez has also been a face character for Disney in both the United States and […]

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    DbM’s Top 2013 News Stories – Disney Corporate

    There was a lot of important Disney corporate news stories this year. After-all, Disney is the worlds largest media company! DbM’s top corporate stories have been divided into four different categories: Overall Corporate, Hires – Fires – Promotions, Employee Relations, and Public Relations. So let’s get started cause these are BIG stories! Overall Corporate November […]

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    Disneyland Paris Magic Christmas Season Launch
    Disneyland Paris Signs Intergenerational Agreement

    Summary: Disneyland Paris signs a Inter-generational Agreement with it’s trade unions. Disneyland Paris becomes the tourism industry’s first major business to sign the agreement, while committing to hiring 600 ‘under 26s’ and 75 ‘over 50s’ by 30 September 2016. Disneyland Paris and the trade unions (CFDT, CFE- CGC, CFTC, CGT and Unsa) have just signed an intergenerational […]

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    Effort to Improve Staff Relations at Disneyland Paris Backfires

    According to The Guardian, an attempt to improve relations between bosses and staff at Disneyland Paris went wrong after a management-commissioned report described union leaders as incompetent and illiterate. Staff at the theme park were furious after the survey, based on anonymous interviews with workers, questioned the intelligence and even the ability to spell of their union […]

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    Attempted Suicide of Cast Member at Disneyland Paris Revealed

    At the end of October, the National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (Unsa), a French confederation of trade unions, wrote to the chief executive of Disneyland Paris demanding an improvement in working conditions following the attempted suicide of a cast member, according to The Independent. The incident took place earlier in the month when a worker […]

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    Kidcot Fun Stops

    Kidcot Fun Stops are craft stations for kids 3 to 6. Located in World Showcase pavilions, it is a fun way to “travel the world” while drawing, writing, and stamping too. Kids get to meet Cast Members from different countries and learn about their customs. Kidcot Fun Stops are at: Mexico Pavilion (near Animales Fantasticos) Norway Pavilion (The Puffin’s Roost) […]

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    Disney To Hire 1,000 Vets in the Next 2 Years

    Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the importance of hiring military veterans at todays Veterans Institute Conference at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Disney created the event after seeing the success of its Heroes Work Here initiative in 2012 that resulted in more than 1,000 veterans finding new jobs at Disney. […]