Quora: “Does any one at Disney still think in terms of ‘What would Walt Disney do?'”

The “anyone” part of the question is a bit ambiguous, as there are those who actually work in the Parks, and those who ‘build’ the Parks. Also, the word “do” can mean something different depending on who you ask. Having worked at Disneyland in Attractions (Autopia, and lots of guest control,) as well as in Guest Relations, and finally as a locomotive engineer, I had the opportunity to help and talk to guests face-to-face on a daily basis, in different capacities. I also learned a lot about other …

Quora: “What are the most important things to know when visiting Disneyland?”

Relax. Have fun. I know it’s outrageously expensive to go to Disneyland, but I’ve personally seen it many times – people want to ‘get their money’s worth’ – but it ends up stressing people out. Just take your time. Don’t worry about long lines or crowds. Once you walk under the railroad bridge after you get through the Main Entrance, just absorb. Notice the detail in everything. You can plan out what attractions you want to see, then go see them. And if you don’t get to see/do …

Quora: “How is Disney pulling their content from Netflix going to impact streaming services?”

Netflix will be fine. DISNEY is the one you shouldn’t bet on. The streaming market is so splintered now, that people need to subscribe to half-a-dozen different services. HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney, Paramount… and each one costing at least $10/mnth. Not to mention people who ALSO pay for cable TV. While Disney has a lot of content – there’s A LOT of the same stuff. Once you watch ALL of the Marvel movies on the Disney streaming service, what’s left? Kid’s shows for Disney… and …

Quora: “What do you like the most about a DeLorean car?”

As a friend once said, ‘The DeLorean isn’t a speed machine, and it’s not a time machine – but it IS a smile machine.’ What I like most about owning and driving a DeLorean is how happy it makes people. I’ve only owned #10515 since November 2015, but just about every time I drive it – to get gas, car shows, meeting friends for dinner – people always comment about the car, take photos, and are usually smiling. 99% of that comes from the Back to the Future …

Reselling billboards in Google Maps

I spend waaay too much time in Google Maps. I love it. Part of it is the history aspect. Part is the technology aspect. Part is just the ability to plan and know what an area or route looks like without having to go there. I used TerraServer and MapQuest before Google Maps, and they were amazing for their time. But Google Maps is the juggernaut. So much information about so many places in the world – with many of those places visible in Street View, as if …