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Blog Tour: One Day at Disney by Bruce C. Steele and introduced by Bob Iger (review + giveaway)


Welcome to the blog tour for One Day at Disney by Bruce and Bob Iger. This tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours and Walt Disney Publishing. Being part of this book tour is a huge honor for me as a Disney dreamer. Below you'll find my thoughts about the book, an awesome trailer, a great giveaway, and the dates and links to check out the rest of the tour. I hope you'll journey with us as we celebrate One Day at Disney. As always, happy reading Dreamers!



One Day at Disney
by Bruce Steele, Bob Iger (Introduction)
Published: 3 December 2019
Publisher: Disney Editions Deluxe
Pages: 224
Formats: Hardcover
Source: Physical copy provided by Publisher

Disney+ subscribers can watch the original documentary as of December 3rd!
Discover what it's like to report to work every day for The Walt Disney Company. Step behind the scenes to immerse yourself in one "ordinary" day at Disney. In addition to the book, the Disney+ team was on hand to capture stories along the way. A full-length documentary and 52 short-form episodes expand the profiles and delve deeper into the essence of what it's like to be a Disney cast member.

On a Thursday in 2019, a small army of photographers and videographers scattered across the globe to capture what goes on beyond those tantalizing "Cast Members Only" doors - whether eavesdropping on historic endeavors or typical tasks. All the photos in this book were taken on that single Thursday, beginning early in Tokyo and following the sun around the world through Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and dozens of places throughout the United States. More than 40 hours after it began, the day ended as the sun set on the Aulani resort in Hawaii.

On that day, some 80 Cast Members agreed to open up their workshops, dressing rooms, kitchens, cubicles, TV studios, labs, locomotive engines - and some even more surprising and diverse work spaces. They also shared their stories: childhood dreams and chapters, career pivots and triumphs, workaday hurdles and joys. It was just a day in the life, as extraordinary as any other day at Disney. As any Cast Member can tell you, a Disney job is less a destination than a limitless journey. And for just One Day at Disney, we can all tag along for the ride.

Purchase: Disney Store | Target | IndieBound | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | Amazon




Ever since I was a little girl, I have been in love with everything Disney. Walt Disney has been a hero of mine since reading my first biography on him in the third grade. I have wanted to be a Disney animator, a voice actor, a park cast, a book illustrator, and more. In high school, I had the chance to see a little bit of the "behind the scenes" before our choir performed at Disneyland. Needless to say, that was one of my most memorable life experiences. Having the chance to see more through this book brought back those memories and made me even more intrigued by this fascinating company. As I've grown, I have faithfully remained in awe of the far-reaching possibilities of Disney.

When I first opened the package and pulled out One Day at Disney, I was struck by the sheer size and heft of the book. The dust jacket has a nice gloss to parts of it with a matching cover underneath. The colors are vibrant and seeing Disney on the cover made me break out into a wide grin. Of course, the first thing I did when I opened the book was to inhale deeply and savor the delicious smell of ink and paper. I then flipped through the book quickly to take a peek at what was to come. One Day at Disney is a magical book that I can see myself going back to again and again simply because it is full of so much love, talent, and inspiration. The "chapters" had a time frame mentioned in which different cast members are shown doing what they do best. Each employee has at least one page with their name, hometown, job title, and favorite Disney film, attraction, or park listed. Reading about what these individuals do within the Disney family ranged from sculpting intricate designs on fruit to making that yummy toffee I love so much to designing wearables for children to engineering rides and new attractions and so much more. The sheer volume of possibilities within this mammoth company is impressive, but it is the passion and talent of the staff members highlighted that make this book truly shine.

I could talk all day about how much I loved the layout, the font choices, the range of colors and textures peppered throughout, the way my eyes started brimming with happy tears as I read about the touching stories and experiences, or how much I appreciated the variety and breadth of the individuals introduced within its pages. It's easy to feel that "Disney magic" I've always held in my heart when I see others loving what they do. I hope that everyone may have the chance to enjoy what they do and share that magic and enthusiasm with others. So live your best life, enjoy good books like One Day at Disney, and should Disney ever be looking for a Children's Librarian, please feel free to send them my way!

3 winners will win a finished copy of One Day at Disney | US Only

Meet the Authors!



Bruce C. Steele is a journalist and Disney fan with a long career of profiling the famous and the unheralded, from the pastry chefs at the Biltmore Estate to the stars of Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. A Pennsylvania native and University of Alabama graduate, he started his career at a daily newspaper in Louisiana and most recently worked at the paper in his current home of Asheville, North Carolina. In between he was the executive editor of Out magazine and the editor in chief of The Advocate newsmagazine and also took time to get an MFA in film studies from Columbia University. He has lived in New York City and Los Angeles, where his husband was a Disney animator. He's now a freelance writer and regular contributor to Disney's twenty-three magazine. Apart from this book, some of his favorite past interviews have been Emma Watson, Sir Ian McKellen, Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and crawfish farmers in the Louisiana bayou.
Catch Mr. Steele on Twitter & Instagram





Robert A. Iger is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Iger is the steward of one of the world’s largest media companies and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. His strategic vision for The Walt Disney Company focuses on three fundamental pillars: generating the best creative content possible; fostering innovation and utilizing the latest technology; and expanding into new markets around the world.

Mr. Iger has built on Disney’s rich history of unforgettable storytelling with the acquisitions of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), Lucasfilm (2012) and 21st Century Fox (2019), as well as the landmark 2016 opening of Disney’s first theme park and resort in Mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort. Always one to embrace new technology, Mr. Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across new and multiple platforms, most recently leveraging cutting-edge direct-to-consumer technology to successfully launch the Disney+ streaming service on November 12, 2019 and ESPN+ in 2018.

Disney’s exceptional entertainment experiences, widely diverse content, and unique skill in managing businesses in an integrated manner have led to strong results. During Mr. Iger’s tenure, The Walt Disney Company has been recognized as one of the “Most Reputable Companies” in both America and the world by Forbes magazine (2006-2019); one of the “Best Employers” in both America and the world by Forbes magazine (2019 and 2018, respectively); one of the “World's Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine (2009-2019); one of the “World's Most Respected Companies" by Barron’s (2009-2017); one of the “Best Places to Launch a Career” by BusinessWeek magazine (2006-2010); and as “Company of the Year” by Yahoo Finance (2013).

Prior to his current role, Mr. Iger served as President and Chief Executive Officer beginning October 2005 and President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000-2005. Mr. Iger officially joined the Disney senior management team in 1996 as Chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group and in 1999 was given the additional responsibility of President, Walt Disney International. In that role, Mr. Iger expanded and coordinated Disney’s presence outside of the United States, establishing the blueprint for the Company’s international growth today. As Chairman of the ABC Group, Mr. Iger oversaw the broadcast television network and station group, cable television properties, and radio and publishing businesses and also guided the complex merger between Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. During Mr. Iger’s years with ABC, he obtained hands-on experience in every aspect of the television business—including news, sports, and entertainment—as well as in program acquisition, rights negotiations, and business affairs. He began his career at ABC in 1974.

Mr. Iger has been named one of the “World’s Most Powerful People” by Forbes magazine (2018); one of Fortune magazine's “25 Most Powerful People in Business” (2006, 2007); one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes magazine (2009); one of the “Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor magazine (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); MarketWatch CEO of the Year (2006); and “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive (2014). Mr. Iger serves on the boards of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Bloomberg Philanthropies. In 2012, Mr. Iger became a member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, which recognizes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.

Mr. Iger is a graduate of Ithaca College.
Catch Mr. Iger on Twitter

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