About The Magic of YPO and Abracadabra! The Magic of YPO-WPO at Walt Disney World for 2014
To see the world through the eyes of your child
The Magic of YPO is the team of member champions and professional staff that bring you Abracadabra! The Magic of YPO-WPO at Walt Disney World.
When Peter Pan brought Wendy back from Neverland, he asked only that she never forget what it was like to be a child. The limitless and boundless optimism …the sense of wonder and amazement …the ability to suspend reality and belief … to live in the moment. These are the qualities of which YPO members are robbed by the day-to-day pressures of life and work.
Our planning committee has worked exhaustively with Disney to produce experiences that had never before been offered to any other group. Many of these experiences will be adapted and enhanced for each event, and Abracadabra! will remain child-centered experiences to be discovered by the children and their parents together …and with other YPO-WPO families.
These experiences include themed parties, exclusive character visits, YPO-only access to parks and attractions and VIP services. In addition, we provide YPO-first access to hard-to-book optional activities including Princess Breakfasts and behind-the-scenes tours.
To see what the 2012 was like, see http://vimeo.com/41852283
YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects you with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™.
A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality.
Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.
To join YPO, you must be under the age of 45 and the chief operator (CEO, managing director, president, chairman or equivalent) of a company that fulfills minimum size and revenue requirements. Upon turning 50, you transition from YPO into WPO (World Presidents’ Organization), which allows you to continue reaping the benefits of the YPO experience while also recognizing that your priorities may have shifted over time.