The Details of Disney

Another thing I noticed very quickly about Disney was that they pay great ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Everything “t” is crossed and “i” dotted. One thing that really stood out to me was the inside of the castle at Magic Kingdom. I have been to the Magic Kingdom park probably more than a dozen times in the past several years. Every time I’ve been there we could only see this amazing castle from the outside perspective.

But on one of our visits this last time, they had the castle open so you could walk through it. As I walked through the main hallway I noticed the incredible murals on the walls of famous Disney characters. But these weren’t just painted on. They were small mosaic tiles put together into works of art. I was amazed that they would put that much work into an area that is very seldom open to the public.

As well, everywhere you look in Disney you probably don’t realize what you DON’T see. You don’t see cables exposed, trash lying around, or things out of place. Disney pays close attention to the details and they create a place that looks as magical as it feels.

I believe the church or any organization could learn a lot from Disney. Perhaps we need to take a tour with fresh eyes and see how many things are out of place and wires exposed. Some people take the approach that superfluous stuff like that doesn’t matter in a church. As long as we sing and preach, that’s all that matters.

I disagree. We are serving the most important thing to our community – the Bread of Life (Jesus). He deserves better!

The details matter.

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