Regular Class – Walt Disney World Plans 50th Birthday Celebrations

Warm up
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  1. What industry do you work in and what is your role?
  2. What are your responses in your role / position?
  3. Can you describe to the function of your workplace / company?
  4. How many departments, how many offices. National or International?
  5. What are the minimum requirements for employment ie Education or Experience?
  6. How many opportunities are there to ‘move up the ladder’?
  7. What is the process for changing job roles ie Interview? Test?
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General discussion about your workweek:
  1. Current projects? Deadlines? Opportunities?
  2. Anything of interest happening?
1. Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration for its 50th birthday. Starting on October 1, 2021, all four parks at the Lake Buena Vista, Florida resort will be part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
2. The original part of the resort, the Magic Kingdom, opened to guests on October 1, 1971. Since then it has grown to include EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, as well as hotels, water parks, and restaurant and shopping areas.


Have you ever been to a Disney theme park? If so, when and where? If not, would you like to?

3.[responsivevoice voice = "US English Female" buttontext = ""]The celebration will include a number of shows at each of the parks, including a nighttime light display called “Disney Enchantment,” at the Magic Kingdom. The show will have light effects that start at Cinderella Castle and go down Main Street, USA.

4. EPCOT will featureHarmonious,” a show where famous Disney songs will be sung in more than a dozen languages. And at Animal Kingdom, “Disney KiteTails” will feature kites being flown at the Discovery River to the sound of some favorite Disney songs.

(1) When was the last time you went to a theme park?

(2) Were you into Disney cartoons when you were growing up?

(3) What’s the last Disney film you saw? Did you like it?

5. Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto, as well as many others, will be included in a collection of special gold sculptures which will feature in all four parks.
6. The parks’ characters will also be dressed in sparkling costumes for the celebration. The event will also feature “Beacons of Magic” each night at all four parks, in which the main buildings at each park will light up and sparkle at night.

(1) What are your thoughts on “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”?

(2) What’s the best theme park attraction or ride you’ve ever been on?

(3) If you could open a theme park based on any movie, which would you choose and why?

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