While Disney was preparing for the millennium celebration, some cast members recommended Disney adopt the idea of tradable pins. The cast members had been at the Olympics and noticed athletes traded pins to each other. The idea was adopted by Disney World and has gone on to become a multi-million dollar per year idea. Disney trading has become a popular past time for Disney enthusiasts.
The lesson in the story is to keep your eyes open for new ideas. Watch for ideas and concepts others are already doing that you can put in place at your organization.
Loved listening to this; great to hear the development behind Disney Pin Trading. Following two/three visits to Walt Disney World from the UK, my three kids and I have a nice little collection – though it’s harder growing that from here in the UK!