A handful of solid members take care of Disneyland Paris throughout its momentary closure, some on web site, most of them working from house. Paul Nichols is a type of Magic Keepers.
Inform us about your background and expertise.
I’ve been with The Walt Disney Firm for 30 years. Earlier than that… I used to be in class! I’ve a Grasp’s diploma in Music Efficiency – Trombone, which led me to begin my profession as knowledgeable musician with Disney. After a number of years, I joined the present manufacturing groups, first as a Manufacturing Assistant, then as a Manufacturing Supervisor and Producer, and now as an Government Producer.
Inform us extra about your present position.
I’m an Government Producer at Disney Parks Dwell Leisure, the entity managing the creation and supply of all leisure merchandise for the Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line world wide. At Disneyland Paris, I’m answerable for the present choices associated to the enlargement of Walt Disney Studios Park. I’m additionally answerable for the Music, Leisure Communication and Character Coaching groups.
What are your missions through the momentary closure?
My precedence and that of my groups is to outline the present choices for the reopening of our vacation spot. Which Disney characters will our company be capable of meet? At what areas? What protocols ought to be put in place? These are simply among the questions we’re engaged on in shut collaboration with the Operations and Security groups, with the purpose of delivering essentially the most immersive expertise doable, whereas respecting well being requirements.
What different tasks are you at present engaged on?
I’m persevering with to work on the present program for the subsequent few years, significantly for 2021 and 2022, and in addition, that for future Leisure content material within the Walt Disney Studios Park.
What’s your greatest problem associated to the present state of affairs and the constructive stuff you get out of it?
The context is clearly tough for a lot of solid members and distributors. The problem is to remain centered on our mission and the way forward for our vacation spot. In spite of the present state of affairs, the endurance and positivity of the solid members at Disneyland Paris conjures up me enormously.
What’s a typical day for you?
There’s the one earlier than March 2020: all day on the workplace, going from one on-site assembly and site to a different. After which there’s the one these days: in entrance of my pc, video-conference after video-conference. It’s the brand new customary! The way in which we meet and work has advanced and reveals that we might be productive from wherever. I additionally assume working remotely is much less tense in some ways as you’re employed from a well-recognized surroundings and may extra simply stability your skilled and private life.
Your philosophy at work?
“Folks first, solid members first”; I dedicate myself fully to my groups. My purpose is to create an inclusive surroundings the place everybody is ready to specific their full potential.
What’s your favourite expertise at Disneyland Paris?
With out hesitation, “Mickey and the Magician.” It was the primary present I labored on as Government Producer at Disneyland Paris. It’s going to all the time maintain a particular place for me. I recall all the nice work finished and the partnering and collaboration with the assorted groups. The present’s success with the company and the award it obtained [Best Theatre Production Award in the category of parks with more than 3 million visitors at the IAAPA Brass Ring Awards] are my greatest rewards.