Staying At The Top Of Your Game With Brian Collins.
On today’s show, Ryan and Howie welcome back former Imagineer and friend, Brian Collins. Brian was a Disney cast member since the early 1990’s and helped create magic daily as he worked both on the front line of customer service at the Contemporary front desk and as a Disney Imagineer. If you’re interested in hearing more about Brian’s work at Disney, check out show #20 of season 2.
In this episode, Brian shares with us what he’s been up to since the last show. This includes upcoming work on a new theme park, non-Disney related, in China. He shares how exciting and challenging it is to develop meaningful stories and concepts that fit with the Chinese culture and how the theme park industry overseas is raising the bar. Brian then talks with us how he stays on top of the theme park industry by attending conferences like ITSEC and IAAPA. It is really fascinating to learn about what goes on behind the curtain of the theme park industry and what new and innovative things are just around the corner that is being showcased at these conferences.
Brian also discusses with us his recent trip down to Puerto Rico and his relief effort through his deployment with the Civil Air Patrol ( U.S. Air Force auxiliary ). Listen as we hear the challenges that the Puerto Rico people face and how we as educators and humans should partake and encourage community service.
Brian has many wonderful stories and insights that directly relate to education and helping our young ones grow up with global awareness and skills that will help them be successful in our ever-changing world. We hope you enjoy listening to our discussion with Brian as much as we enjoyed talking with him.