Jody Jean Dreyer worked for the Walt Disney Company for 30 years and in Beyond the Castle she shares one-of-a-kind stories and insights into what sets the Disney experience apart, as well as secrets to help you discover your own "happily ever after."
When the credits roll and you've left the park, when your Disney day is over, how do you take the magic with you into your everyday work and life?
The wish for happy endings is written in our hearts. Every park guest or movie watcher is looking for their own "happily ever after," as they ask the questions: What’s my story? Does it matter? Will the story end well for me? Jody's personal experiences and her underpinning faith help her to offer practical and sometimes unexpected principles to better appreciate and navigate our own stories.
Now updated with a discussion guide for individual and group study, you can open the doors and peek inside the castle – and more, to unlock and illuminate life's true treasure.
Beginning with her first position as a summer intern at Walt Disney World, through her role leading synergy and special projects for Disney (reporting to former CEO Michael Eisner), to her work with top leadership at Walt Disney Motion Pictures sharing the magic of Disney films around the world, Jody's entertaining storytelling unpacks secrets that can change the way we understand ourselves, our work and relationships, and how we can find our own path to happiness. You will read her stories about working with Walt's nephew, Roy E. Disney, her front-line role in the opening of theme parks around the world and her own journey to discovering how to bring some Disney magic into every day.
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About the Author
A 30-year Disney veteran, Jody Jean Dreyer was a member of Disney senior corporate staff. She led worldwide synergy, headed Disney’s global outreach initiatives, and held various marketing positions in both the theme park and motion picture units. Among many projects, she performed a major role in the grand opening of Disneyland Paris. In 1986, she traveled the world as the Walt Disney World Ambassador. She met her husband, John, former head of Disney’s Corporate Communications, at the Disney company Christmas party. They have been married 25 years and live in South Carolina. Follow Jody at Jody Jean.com.
Stacy Windahl, a Phi Beta Kappa economics major with an MBA made a right turn out of corporate marketing to freelance writing. For 16 years she has worked with Young Life Communications. She writes from her home in Bay Village, Ohio, along the Lake Erie shore where she and her family celebrate all things Cleveland. Stacy and Jody share a love of Young Life, pixie dust and happy endings. Read more at Stacy Windahl.com
Table of Contents
PART ONE: ONCE UPON A TIME
Chapter 1: A Magical Family Vacation
Chapter 2: Boardrooms and Tiaras
Chapter 3: Is your Beast a Prince?
Chapter 4: Tell Your Story
PART TWO: KINGS AND KINGDOMS
Chapter 5: Characters
Chapter 6: TEAM
Chapter 7: Castle Guests
Chapter 8: Beauty Below
PART THREE: IN A LAND FAR, FAR AWAY
Chapter 9: Enjoy the Ride
Chapter 10: Stuck in the Tower
Chapter 11: Ambassador of Goodwill
Chapter 12: Don’t Forget the Fireworks
EPILOGUE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER