53: What Would Walt Disney World Do?

by Max Leibman


Hakuna matata! In the tradition that stretches back to Episode No. 1, the Priority team takes a quarterly break from their usual topics to discuss a cultural artifact. This time, though, they’ve picked a doozy: the Walt Disney World resort, in Orlando, FL. 

It’s not all dark rides and roller coasters, though—between losing track of which Little Mermaid-themed attraction is which and waxing nostalgic about their childhood visits, our intrepid hosts manage to shoehorn in a few weightier topics. What role do fantasy and illusion play in our lives? What lessons can the mother of all theme parks teach us mere mortals about our work? And, perhaps most importantly, which is better—a Mickey Mouse-shaped ice cream bar, or a Mickey Mouse-shape Rice Krispie treat?

Links: 

Back to Work Episode No. 123: "I Want to See Your Face the Whole Time (LIVE)" | 5by5 Podcast Episode

Previous Episodes of our Quarterly Specials covering Groundhog Day, Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas.

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