The Walt Disney Company has a knack for bringing characters to life that teach us lasting lessons. Whether it’s on paper, film or in person at one of our parks and resorts, these characters have a way of speaking to us all. Most recently, Walt Disney Studios has brought “Winnie the Pooh” back to the silver screen for it’s newest film “Christopher Robin.” While you may not think you have a lot in common with this bubbly bear and his friends, there’s plenty to be learned from this crew. Here are five “Winnie the Pooh” quotes to guide you on your program:
“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.’
Participating in a Disney Program will have its challenges – you can guarantee it! However, it’s important to remember that you are on this Disney journey for a reason. During those tough days, remember that you are more than capable of overcoming any obstacles that come your way, and know that these are all lessons that will make you a stronger cast member and person overall!
“Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.”
As you begin your journey, you’ll find that even some of the smallest experiences or simplest tasks become an important part of your program experience. Whether it’s grabbing a cookie at your Disney Service Center every day, meeting your co-workers for dinner after your shift or catching the first glimpse of Cinderella’s castle when you visit the parks on your day off, you’ll cherish these memories for months and years to come. Don’t be afraid to stop and take in these small moments that make up your program.
“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
Guests visit Disney Parks and Resorts for a variety of reasons, but regardless of what force brought them to the parks, they all hope to experience just a little bit of Disney magic! While it might not seem like much in the moment, even the smallest acts of kindness can have a lasting impact. Try to embrace the Disney culture from day one of your program and make it your mission to brighten someone’s day. Pretty soon you’ll see that these simple moments will become lasting memories for you as well.
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
Many participants hope that their program is the beginning of a lifelong career with The Walt Disney Company. However, it can seem overwhelming and hard to find your path when you first begin your Disney journey. Know that there is no right or wrong way to navigate your career with the company, and don’t be discouraged if you do not find yourself immediately in your dream role. Try to find a lesson or skill to learn in each new role and trust that these will all help guide you to more exciting opportunities.
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
During your program, you’ll meet participants from all over the country, even the world! While this is an exciting and rewarding part of the experience, it can make saying goodbye that much more difficult. However, don’t think that the miles of separation mean that these friendships won’t last. There are countless examples of friends, roommates or coworkers reuniting years after their program is over! Even though you may only participate on a program for a few short months, take the time to build lasting relationships because these will become an integral part of your program experience. After all, it’s never really goodbye, but see you real soon!