Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Disney Movies, Books, TV and Music
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
DIS Veteran
Babbletrish's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 592

Question Favorite non-fiction books about the Disney parks?

Book for the Disney World geek! I'm hoping to find some I am currently unaware of, since the history of the Disney parks is so fascinating.

My list of favorites begins and ends with the Unofficial Guide, but the Guide editors also wrote a history of Disney World that is, sadly, a little hard to find now. Interesting read though, it details some of the strange things that happened during the Eisner era.
Babbletrish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
DIS Veteran
santadog's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madison,Wi
Posts: 625

I just got a kindle, and downloaded "Mousejunkies!: Tips, Tales, and Tricks for a Disney World Fix: All You Need to Know for a Perfect Vacation"

It's a pretty entertaining read
santadog is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-08-2011, 08:19 AM   #3
ChrystalUnicorn's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 258

Passporter's Walt Disney World and the Unofficial Guide are my faves.
ChrystalUnicorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #4
DIS Veteran
lamb616's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 912

I recently read The Keys to the Kingdom: How Michael Eisner lost his Grip and just got Disney War out of the library. Can't wait to start reading it. Interesting stuff!
: Feb. 2011 ~ 1st family trip to WDW ~ All Star Music

April, 2012 ~ Impromptu mother/son trip ~ Caribbean Beach Resort!
lamb616 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
DIS Veteran
teekathepony's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Breton, NS
Posts: 4,540

Definitely the Unofficial Guide for me.
teekathepony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 02:20 PM   #6
Earning My Ears
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 15

Originally Posted by teekathepony View Post
Definitely the Unofficial Guide for me.
Yeah, I'd have to agree. I love all of the extra information the unnoficial guide has.
SimonCharles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 07:44 AM   #7
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 42

Alice In Wonderland
mike7184 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 08:55 PM   #8
mousterpiece's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 140

I'm a fan of David Koenig's books. They're definitely more historical, going all the way back to the development of Disneyland in the early 1950s, but if you're interested in reading about how the parks have operated in the past, and how they've transformed into what they are now, I'd recommend looking into his works.
Check out the Mousterpiece Cinema podcast on iTunes, on Twitter, on Facebook, or on the show's blog!
mousterpiece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 11:46 PM   #9
gcferg's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 97

Book Suggestions

Just read in the last couple of months three books that I enjoyed.

1. Four Decades of Magic: Celebrating the First Forty Years of Disney World by Chad Emerson - This book is a series of short essays on disney world from the monorails, to rides, to resorts that never came to be. Very interesting for the Disney Fan.

2. The Vault of Walt by Jim Korkis - More focused on Walt Disney himself with some very interesting stories with personal interviews from Disney employees who worked with Walt.

3.Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World by Chad Emerson - A quick and easy read about how Walt secured the land for Disney World.

If you want ride specific books try the ones by Jason Surrell. He has books on the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. Two of my favorite rides. These cover the history of the rides and the transition of the rides to movies.

Offsite 81,83,86,87,88,90,91,93 All Star Movies 95,05,06 Coronado 08 AKL Kidani 10 Saratoga Springs 11
gcferg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 02:05 AM   #10
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stroudsburg, pa
Posts: 69

My current favorite is "the hidden magic of walt Disney world."
1995 off property//1998 dixie landings//2001 off property//2003 FW cabin//2005 swan //2007 POR//2009 CBR//2010 SSR//2012 BLT//2012 OKW//2015 SSR

dkoerner27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 02:27 PM   #11
DIS Veteran
figment_jii's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 12,394

I like the Imagineering Guides to Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. I also like the Complete Walt Disney World (mostly for the pictures).
figment_jii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 06:07 AM   #12
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 50

Frankly i say i don't like to reading books.
gillcrist32 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.