At parks across the globe, Disney creates happiness by providing the best in entertainment for people of all ages. New attractions are continually built, and the traditional attractions become more and more sophisticated. Oftentimes, this requires new leaps in technology and a deeper understanding of how the attractions operate.
Michael Tschanz, the Director of Engineering, Technology and Analysis at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, explains, “We work with many different electromechanical systems, industry control manufacturers, and drive manufacturers, resulting in many different data streams that must be analyzed and brought together.”
That’s where Hitachi comes in.
Hitachi Vantara helps create data-driven insights that deliver magical experiences to guests across Disney Parks. In fact, some of your favorite attractions might implement our technologies. Hitachi Vantara is the official ride and show analytics provider for Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort.
As a proud partner of Disney Parks, we not only collaborate on technological advancements and data-driven innovations, we also unite around our aligned values.
Hitachi’s core values of Harmony, Sincerity, and Pioneering Spirit have lived within the One Hitachi family for over a century. At Disney Parks, the values of courage and kindness are embodied by beloved characters who inspire these heroic values in all of its guests.
Today marks the first-ever World Princess Week, a weeklong celebration aimed at inspiring a million acts of kindness around the globe.
As a proud partner of Disney Parks, Hitachi Vantara is joining the Disney family in celebrating World Princess Week. Here’s a look at how our employees and their loved ones are embodying values of courage and kindness in each of their communities.
“I recently stepped out of my comfort zone to gift a bouquet of flowers to a neighbor I haven’t met before. My family is new to the neighborhood, and I’ll admit, building relationships amidst COVID-19 hasn’t been easy! But from the smile on Tally’s face, I’m hopeful this small act of kindness will be the start of a new friendship!”
– Mikaela Johnson, Social Media Specialist, Hitachi Vantara
“Growing up, I always had a passion for animals, and now I get to pass that on to my son. We often go on hikes through our family’s neighborhood trails; we take that time to teach him about how special the animals are and how to be kind to them.”
– Deborah Fuhrmann, eServices, Hitachi Vantara
“In preparation to move, my friend is having a series of garage sales to help clear out her belongings; it’s an arduous task to lug out boxes, set out items, help with sales, and then clean up, but time and effort pass quickly with a friend lending a hand. As simple and mundane a task as it was, what was most important was just spending time with a good friend and being there when needed.”
– Eileen Rabaja, Project Coordinator, Hitachi Vantara
“My daughter and I are practicing courage and kindness by taking time to stop and appreciate nature.”
– Whitney Abbott, Senior Video Producer, Creative Brand, Hitachi Vantara
“As a proud new girl dad, it is my responsibility to consistently model kindness and courage in all the little and big ways, so that my little princess can ingrain these traits as part of her character as she grows up.”
– John Choi, Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Hitachi Vantara
“The garden is my Nana’s happy place. She recently hurt her knee, so she hasn’t been able to tend to her garden as much as she’d like to. I spent my afternoon visiting with her and caring for her flower and vegetable gardens. After all the love she has brought into my life, I was happy I could bring her this small joy.”
– Aimee Miller, Digital Communications Manager, Hitachi Vantara
“Being kind takes only a moment – from thanking the bus driver to holding the door open for a stranger, it can make all of us happier. We oftentimes forget to check in with each other because we’re all so busy, but a simple, ‘Hey, how are you, by the way?’ can mean a lot.
For almost 10 years, Ambika has been my best friend. Our daily catch up through messages and calls changes my entire mindset and brings a smile no matter what the day was like. I’m very grateful to be her best friend.”
– Manasa M, Pre-Sales, Hitachi Vantara
“I baked cupcakes for my neighbors who were going through a tough time and delivered them to their doorstep. I hope this small act brightened their day.”
– Sandra Labram, Senior Customer Success Manager, Digital Insights Group, Hitachi Vantara
We encourage you to join the festivities and share your acts of kindness across social media with #HowDoYouPrincess.