Tuesday, July 29, 2008

An interview with an international skipper

I was contacted recently by a former skipper named Jim Smith who had some stories to share about his experiences as a skipper at both Tokyo Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.  I'm always interested in how attractions that are nominally the same are usually pretty different in the different parks and, of course, behind-the-scenes stories of Disney parks, so I had a lot of questions for Jim about his unusual perspective as an international skipper.

He was gracious enough to agree to an e-mail interview and the transcription is now up on the site. Hope you enjoy learning about Jim's comparison of the two parks, how he left his mark on the Tokyo spiel, what surprising benefit Tokyo employees don't get, and which Jungle Cruise he enjoyed more.

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