(This is Main Street by Angie, who is working on art goals here on the blog!)
This has been a personal project to blog every day for a school year on goals and dreams. My hope was that I could find a group of people to work with me.
I was lucky enough to find a small, but sincere group of inspirational people to keep me company. We've been using Walt Disney's philosophies or creations as inspiration.
I am no longer blogging daily, but I am notified if comments are posted, and I'll be happy to keep the discussion going!
art by A.Daley
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6 Days to GOal: Boldly go where no park has gone before!
I am getting ready to leave my beautiful room and go back to Jersey.
The fact that this blog is ending with a trip to Disney is a coincidence. Somehow, though, it seems fitting that a year of considering how Walt Disney’s projects, dreams, and ideals might inspire daily projects would end this way.
I spent some time yesterday with some of the most inspirational cast members, working on a story about the way that WDW uses technology to make the parks and attractions accessible. (More about this later in my trip report. It is exciting stuff, and a dream come true for me to speak to these fascinating people!)
I remember when I was a kid, enjoying the forward-thinking technology notions on the attractions. I can remember when the Kiosks for making computer reservations in Epcot were a big deal! I can remember standing in line for an hour to use a computer program that let you paint various Disney icons. Walt Disney World is, if fact, just one big technological people project that goes on for a long, long time.
Yesterday, though, I got an education on some of the practical uses of technology to keep the World accessible, all in the name of fun, entertainment, and access for all.
I saw a young man who is hearing impaired use a device to see the words that the audio-anamatronic presidents were saying in a computer controlled show! I saw modified attraction cars designed to hold wheelchairs for an attraction that also offers closed caption or audio caption to tell the story of new innovations. It was like technology squared! The layers just magnify the deeper you look!
The possibilities are endless! Today, as I enjoy the rest of my trip, I think I’ll take a few moments to appreciate the people who create, maintain, and use the technology that goes into everything from timing the monorails to ordering the meal by computer at The Contempo Cafe.
And I will also take a few moments to appreciate YOU who used the technology to read this blog today.
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