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The Customer Rules – Book Review and Giveaway

This review for The Customer Rules by Lee Cockerell is part of a Magical Blogorail sponsored campaign. Copies of the book were received free of charge for a review. Opinions are those of the reviewer and do not represent those of the author.  Your opinion may vary. The Customer Rules – The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service Recently, I received a review copy of The Customer Rules – The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service by Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Walt Disney World Resort is known for its world-class service, and Mr. Cockerell’s leadership and philosophies on business are one of the primary reasons behind that reputation. In this book, he shares 39 simple, common-sense rules that anyone can use to bring that level of service to their business or career – whether you are...
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Disney Magic

Magical Families: Connecting in Walt Disney World

As we gear up for Thanksgiving here in the I asked 2012 Walt Disney World Mom’s Panelist Kim Dillen to share a very special guest post about the magic of family. I write about special families – for me, that means families like mine, with more than kids and kids with neurological differences and food allergies. Kim’s family story fits right in here at Return to Disney. She might not have the biggest family on the block, and she might not carry a loaded pharmacy in her purse, but she is definitely a special mom with a special story! * * * * * November is National Adoption Month. A time set aside each year to raise awareness about the staggering figure that we now have more than 153 million orphans worldwide. It’s also an opportunity for adoptive parents to honor the exceptional and sometimes arduous journeys...
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Bringing Disney Home

Dear Santa . . . Love Dragyn Holiday Giveaway and Gift Guide

It’s the middle of November – already! Time to start thinking about holiday gifts. I’ve teamed up with my blogging friend Dragyn to bring you the #DearSantaLoveDragyn Holiday Giveaway and Gift Guide! DragynAlly has been really good this year and she’s sharing her wish list with the world in the “Dear Santa…Love Dragyn” holiday gift guide. Featuring over twenty giveaways from brands that are good for guys, dolls, adults and kids. The Dragyn’s Lair is coming at you with fun and exciting products for all ages! Products from the likes of Safari Ltd, May Designs, and Playmates Toys. Starting today you can have the chance to win books toys and personalized gifts. There’s even a resort stay at the Valley Forge Hotel and Casino. A fan of more “grown-up” fare? Then you can win a gift certificate to go towards a bottle from Plagido’s Winery or a cool product...
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Disney Magic

Dreams Do Come True!

“A dream is a wish your heart makes . . .” When I was about four years old, I latched on to a dream: I wanted to write a novel. I wanted to be an author when I grew up. Other kids wanted to be rock stars or astronauts or actors (I did grow up in California!), but I dreamed of sitting in front of a keyboard making up stories. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of other things, but this is the one thing that’s always stuck with me. And now I know that dreams do come true. This week, I’m so excited to share this dream with you! Because without you – every one of you who has read this crazy, “I have no idea what I’m doing or where I’m going with this, but I just have to write” blog – I would not have gotten...
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Characters

Looking for a Great Character Interaction? Find a Villain!

Let’s face it, everybody wants to meet the Disney Princesses. But if you want a really great character interaction at a Disney park, find a villain! Check out this video. I love how the evil queen goes to great lengths to stay in character and to do what her character would do – prove that she is in now way jealous of Snow White! Why did this little girl get such an over the top character interaction? I bet it had a lot to do with the fact that she picked a villain. They get a lot fewer kids running up asking for their autographs, so they have more time, more mental energy to focus on the ones who do. Do you have a great character interaction story – with a villain or one of those pesky heros? Share it in the comments! Pin It
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