January 2013 Discounts

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by Grumpy Grandma, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. DanInMN

    DanInMN Mouseketeer

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    Having worked corporate jobs for over 30 years, with my last real job as VP, I can certainly commiserate about the "heartless business machine". I'm sure Disney fits that model at some level, yet they are able to do things other corporations can't... foster imagination and creativity to create an experience that we will pay dearly for. And they are not afraid to spend money to keep the WDW facility in top shape (other corporations cut, cut, and cut some more).

    My son was in the College Program at WDW a few years ago, and Disney did a great job with the kids. The company even went over the top in providing fun things for them to do in their off-time. They realize that treating employees well is essential to having employees treat guests well, which is needed to provide the "magic" we crave. Other companies treat their employees terribly, and wonder why threats and intimidation don't work.

    There is a lot for other companies to learn from Disney. And they teach it at the Disney Institute. However, coming home from such a course and getting the ideas accepted in a traditional corporation would likely be difficult!
     
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  3. DeborahA

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    We are AP holders, and Florida residents. There is usually a discount we can use at this time of year--has been that way for our last four trips in Jan. Not this year--AP rate plus dining has no discount as of yet. We have a RO discount,but we would like to pay for dining plan. Rack rate plus dining plus a package charge is not a discount.:confused3
     

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