Discussion in 'Walt Disney World and Disney Springs' started by mkTink, May 23, 2011.
Are there any really good books about Disney the history and secrets ?
I'm reading the hidden magic of walt disney world by Susan Vaness, it has allthe hidden secrets around the 4 theme parks. It's a great read and i can't wait to find all the little things the imagineers have added.
I'm desperate to find a book on WDW showing how it's developed over the years and would lve to hear if there is such a book around.
I have "The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot". Written by Imagineers. Fun facts and history. I got it at a store in DTD a year or so ago.
Also, not helpful to you, but I have a book just titled "Walt Disney World". It was published just after DHS opened (as MGM). It's a trip down memory lane because of all the old attractions that are featured. LOL!
If you're into Hidden Mickeys, HM books are sold all over Epcot. Usually, I just look up the HM for the country I'm in so, I'm pretty sure I've read the book for free at this point. LOL!
I've read two books, which I thought were both brilliant, I'm not sure if you can still get them though
The first one is:
The Walt Disney World Trivia Book: - More Secrets, History and Fun Facts Behind the Magic written by Louis A. Mongello
The second is:
Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney written by Katherine Greene and Katherine Barrett
I am SO glad I wandered onto this posting! I have been looking for books on this very topic. I'd like to give one to my 12 yr old during our ride down. I think she would enjoy being able to match what she read to what she saw and tell us about it.
I've read numerous books about Disney but the main one I've read and keep coming back to is:
The ILLUSION OF LIFE: DISNEY ANIMATION by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
If you're looking for the definitive "bible" on Disney animation, this is it. Written by two of Walt's "nine old men", it's a brilliant offering on the history and the technical aspects of Disney Animation from the early days on to today.
Tom macwave:... amazed!)
Ohhh.... there's a bunch of those! Try this list.
Tom macwave:.. hope you find something!)
I've got a few but can't remember them off the top of my head. I'll try and post the titles this weekend.
Ah thank you Tom , will have a look through these
This thread is perfect. I am really interested in reading all about the Walt Disney Company mostly from the view of the animation and the buisness and of course the man. Any good books for that I am trying to get in as much research now with the hopes that I will be able to write about Disney for disseration next year.
I would just like to point out that I am a huge fan of Disney I know that a lot of academics choose to write negativley about Disney well I am not one of them I love Disney
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