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Forget TSA, why not outsource school security to Disney?

March 8, 2018

Disney’s technology applications are impressive (and effective)
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This is a flashback post from the HomaFiles that I think provides timely “inspiration” given the current discussions re: school safety.

Later posts will reference back to some of these ideas.

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Last year, I took a  fact-finding trip (aka. family vacation) to Disney World.

I was blown away by the park’s technology and security operations ….

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No surprise, there was a huge rush of “guests” entering the Magic Kingdom when the gates opened at 8 a.m.

The crowd measured into the thousands … all needing to be security-screened.

All bags and strollers had to be hand-checked … all kids – big & little – had to be ushered through metal detectors.

Nightmare, right?

Maybe at the airport, but not at Disney.

Our wait & processing time: less than 10 minutes.

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Then came the good part…

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Seriously, why not outsource TSA ops to Disney?

January 25, 2018

Note: We’re doing an amusement park case in class this week …

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Disney’s technology applications are impressive.

I know because I took a fact-finding trip (aka. family vacation) to Disney World.

Here’s some of what I found.

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No surprise, there was a huge rush of “guests” entering the Magic Kingdom when the gates opened at 8 a.m.

The crowd measured into the thousands … all needing to be security-screened.

All bags and strollers had to be hand-checked … all kids – big & little – had to be ushered through metal detectors.

Nightmare, right?

Maybe at the airport, but not at Disney.

Our wait & processing time: less than 10 minutes.

clip_image002

Then came the good part…

(more…)

Seriously, why not outsource TSA ops to Disney?

November 14, 2017

Disney’s technology applications are impressive.
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Note: We’ve been doing an amusement park case in my current course.  So, we’re reprising a post from the archives.
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Last Spring, I took a fact-finding trip (aka. family vacation) to Disney World.

I was amazed at the way that Disney uses technology.

My first “wow” was at the entrance gate.

No surprise, there was a huge rush of “guests” entering the Magic Kingdom when the gates opened at 8 a.m.

The crowd measured into the thousands … all needing to be security-screened.

All bags and strollers had to be hand-checked … all kids – big & little – had to be ushered through metal detectors.

Nightmare, right?

Maybe at the airport, but not at Disney.

Our wait & processing time: less than 10 minutes.

clip_image002

Then came the good part…

(more…)

Seriously, why not outsource TSA ops to Disney?

March 22, 2017

Disney’s technology applications are impressive.

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I know because I’m Just back from fact-finding trip (aka. family vacation) at Disney World.

Here’s some of what I found.

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No surprise, there was a huge rush of “guests” entering the Magic Kingdom when the gates opened at 8 a.m.

The crowd measured into the thousands … all needing to be security-screened.

All bags and strollers had to be hand-checked … all kids – big & little – had to be ushered through metal detectors.

Nightmare, right?

Maybe at the airport, but not at Disney.

Our wait & processing time: less than 10 minutes.

clip_image002

Then came the good part…

(more…)