The Thinking Fan s Guide to Walt Disney World

Author: Aaron Wallace
ISBN: 0998059234
Release Date: 2017-01-31

Learn to Slow Down and Savor the World's Boldest Theme Park There's no place like Epcot. It's the theme park that endeavored to change the world. Now, more than 30 years later, Aaron Wallace dives deep into the heart of Epcot. Step beyond the typical rush-here, do-that frenzy of most guidebooks to truly appreciate the park's history, storytelling, and controversies. The Thinking Fan's Guide is a lighthearted but scholarly tour through every Epcot ride and show. You'll learn to unpack big questions like: - Should a Future World attraction ever take place in the past? - Are Frozen's Anna and Elsa holding World Showcase hostage? - Do Disney characters belong in Epcot? - Why does the park spend so much time in Ellen DeGeneres's head? - Has Epcot lost its way? - Did the park really change the world? This is a guide for those ready to immerse themselves in the wondrous achievement of 1982's EPCOT Center and the multi-faceted, modern-day Epcot it has become. Longtime Disney buffs will find new insights and surprising perspectives, while newcomers will get more out of their vacations by learning to look at Epcot as a work of art. Fall in Love with Epcot for the First Time... or All Over Again.

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

Author: Susan Veness
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440504327
Release Date: 2009-05-18
Genre: Travel

Sure, it's the Happiest Place on Earth, but how much do the 45 million-plus people who visit the Disney World theme parks annually really know about it? From where to find all the hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota's ring at the Haunted Mansion, learn all about the hidden magic that permeates these fabulous resorts in this tell-all handbook. Readers also get the insider's take on: The smell of home-baked cookies on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom The Fountain of World Friendship in Epcot that contains water from rivers and oceans around the globe Walt Disney's opening day speech tapped out in Morse Code in Frontierland The eco-friendly benches (recycled milk jugs) in the Animal Kingdom Two versions of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios Complete with secret tips from Disney's Imagineers, this book is the perfect in-park companion for Disney World fans.

The future world of transportation

Author: Valerie Moolman
ISBN: 0717281418
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Transportation

Traces the history and discusses the future of transportation with emphasis on the development of different types of vehicles and modes of transport. Based on the "World of Motion" exhibit at Walt Disney's EPCOT center.

Hocus Pocus in Focus

Author: Aaron Wallace
ISBN: 099805920X
Release Date: 2016-09-06

The Hocus Pocus "BoooOOOoooK" Fans Have Been Waiting For In the first and only book ever written about the beloved 1993 Halloween movie, Aaron Wallace takes readers deep into the world of Hocus Pocus to learn everything they never knew. He provides a lighthearted but scholarly look at the film in its all spooky-kooky glory. You'll learn: The fascinating history behind "Come, Little Children (Sarah's Song)" and "I Put a Spell on You" How Steven Spielberg shaped the movie Why there's all that talk about yabbos and virgins How Hocus Pocus got away with being the edgiest Disney movie ever made Whether a sequel could really happen And much, much more Featuring a foreword by Golden Globe nominee Thora Birch (Hocus Pocus's Dani), afterword by Mick Garris (the film's writer and producer), and the largest collection of Hocus Pocus fun facts and trivia ever assembled, this is the ultimate unofficial fan guide for Halloween and movie lovers everywhere. Finally, Hocus Pocus is celebrated as the classic it's become. You'll love the movie more than you ever knew you could. About the Author Aaron Wallace is a bestselling author, entertainment critic, and attorney with a particular interest in the artistic output of The Walt Disney Company. His critical interest in entertainment began at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Communication Studies (with a concentration in Media Studies) and English. While there, he taught a recitation course in analyzing children's literature, with an emphasis on Disney's adaptations in theme parks and film. Wallace later pursued an interest in law, earning a Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University. Additionally, he is a professional entertainment critic, having published more than two hundred movie, television, and music reviews to an audience of millions. Since 2004, he's been a part of the writing staff at, one of the internet's most accessed sites for entertainment journalism. In addition to writing, Aaron hosts Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod, the web's longest-running podcast dedicated to all things Disney. Apple has recognized the show as one of its "Featured Travel Podcasts," and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod can often be found among the top-ranking downloads on the iTunes Travel charts. Aaron also appears as a regular co-host on The Hub Podcast, another popular show devoted to having fun with Disney. The author's website is available at"

Walt and the Promise of Progress City

Author: Sam Gennawey
Publisher: Ayefour Publishing
ISBN: 0615540244
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Performing Arts

Walt Disney's vision for a city of tomorrow, EPCOT, would be a way for American corporations to show how technology, creative thinking, and hard work could change the world. He saw this project as a way to influence the public's expectations about city life, in the same way his earlier work had redefined what it meant to watch an animated film or visit an amusement park. Walt and the Promise of Progress City is a personal journey that explores the process through which meaningful and functional spaces have been created by Walt Disney and his artists as well as how guests understand and experience those spaces.

Epcot s World Showcase

Author: Rick Killingsworth
ISBN: 1941500641
Release Date: 2015-10-26

Let's Go Around the World!No thrill rides. Few characters. Great food and shopping. Alcohol. For many Disney guests, Epcot's World Showcase is THEIR kind of theme park, and this first-ever, illustrated, pavilion-by-pavilion guide is YOUR passport to everything it has to offer.

Ears of Steel

Author: Bart Scott
ISBN: 1937011348
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Travel

Provides no-nonsense guidance for men to Walt Disney World, offering humorous and lighthearted reviews of restaurants, entertainments, bars, rides, and Disney culture.

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2018

Author: Bob Sehlinger
Publisher: The Unofficial Guides
ISBN: 9781628090680
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Travel

THE trusted source of information for a successful Walt Disney World vacation Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World digs deeper and offers more than any other guide. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2018 explains how Walt Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With an Unofficial Guide in hand, and authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides, find out what’s available in every category, from best to worst, and use step-by-step detailed plans to help make the most of your time at Walt Disney World.

Disney s Hollywood Studios

Author: J. Jeff Kober
ISBN: 1941500021
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Amusement parks

Guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios become the stars in a theme park experience like no other. In this behind-the-camera book, you'll find out how Disney does it, and how you can use the same techniques to bring some show biz into your biz, with your customers the stars. Former Disney University leader J. Jeff Kober shares little-known stories behind dozens of park attractions, restaurants, and shops, and teaches you how to use Disney's peerless storytelling and customer service secrets to take your life and your business to new heights. From the "ugly ducklings" of Min and Bill's Dockside Diner (and how to turn your own weaknesses into strengths) to Toy Story Midway Mania (and how to prevent "mania" from undermining your success), Kober takes you on a tour of Disney's Hollywood Studios that will change how you view the park - and how you view your own life, both personal and professional. --

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2013

Author: Bob Sehlinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118330609
Release Date: 2012-10-26
Genre: Travel

Unofficial Guides Hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price categories Evaluations based on reader surveys and critiques—compiled by unbiased inspectors Detailed, two-color maps

The Dark Side of Disney

Author: Leonard Kinsey
ISBN: 0615506135
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Travel

THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don't want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World.From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at "The Happiest Place on Earth"."Pack the trunks and leave the kids at Grandma's because THE DARK SIDE is about to make your next Disney vacation the best one ever!" -Chris Mitchell, author of CAST MEMBER CONFIDENTIAL

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World2005

Author: Bob Sehlinger
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 0764559729
Release Date: 2004-08-20
Genre: Travel

The Disney World bible-our #1 travel bestseller, year after year * Based on interviews and surveys of 19,500 patrons, this evergreen bestseller ranks and rates all attractions by age group-and shows visitors how to make the most of their time * Features objective ratings of each ride, field-tested itineraries to help save time and beat the lines, in-depth rankings and reviews of hotels and restaurants inside and outside the World, and special tips for families with children, honeymooners, and seniors * Now updated to cover the latest Orlando-area developments, including a new resort and rides

The Unofficial Guide The Color Companion to Walt Disney World

Author: Bob Sehlinger
Publisher: The Unofficial Guides
ISBN: 9781628090291
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Travel

Following in the best-selling tradition of The Unofficial Guides series, The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World gives readers the inside track on visiting Disney World and making the most of their time in the park. Complete with hundreds of full-color photographs, this essential visual guide is a must-have for any Disney World vacation. With hundreds of pages of highly detailed information on planning, staying, and surviving a visit to Walt Disney World, The Color Companion by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa takes the Unofficial approach while also showing readers exactly where they'll be staying and what they'll be doing, all in a trim little book that's perfect for tucking into a backpack.