Do world class organizations make big mistakes?

Epcot's Spaceship Earth
Epcot Center officially opened October 1, 1982. Photo from yesterday, January 20, 2015.


Walt Disney World hidden Mickey
Drain covers at Walt Disney World feature Mickey Mouse. Photo, January 20, 2015.


We should always remember to take solace in making mistakes, even big ones.

Disney characters were not part of the original vision for Epcot Center in 1982, when Walt Disney World’s second theme park opened to the public. The only place you could find Mickey Mouse was on the drain covers, in the photo above.

How did Disney miss the obvious?

How do we?

Forgive yourself, fix it, move forward.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.