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Old 03-15-2010, 05:03 PM   #16
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Not so much Imagineering, but still a great read is Spinning Disney's World:Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent by Charles Ridgway. He covered the opening of DL for a newspaper, started working for Disney in the 1960s, and kept on going. It's a really fascinating book from a different perspective.

Another Disney book that is interesting but *much* harder to read is Vinyl Leaves....Forget the author's last name, it was written in the early 1990s, so a little out of date. It is more of a social/cultural/anthropological analysis of WDW--I was an American Studies major in college, and that was a good excuse to read the book, LOL.

I forgot to add, I liked reality land too.

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Old 03-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #17
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There's a very good book for DisneylandParis. It's called Disneyland Paris: Sketch to Reality. It's by Alain Littaye and Didier Ghez.
Another who can confirm that this is really the one of the definitive books about Disneyland Paris
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:10 AM   #18
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It's only just dawned on me that my university library will have a lot of the Disney company books. A quick search of the catalogue tells me that they have around 30 books about the Company. I know what I'll be spending the next few weeks doing!
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:07 PM   #19
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Just did a quick search on my local library system, and they only have a few of the books listed. ILL it is for me, and that can take forever, depending on how far it comes from....But this is fun, I love hearing about new-to-me Disney books.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:00 PM   #20
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Make sure you check out Designing Disney by John Hench. He was a such a force behind some of the best loved Disney attractions and theming. He explains how so many aspects combine to create the Disney mood- color, music, atmosphere, costumes, etc. He also spends some time discussing how important the guests are to the entire process of making magic.
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Now does anyone here who has any of these books willing to part with them?
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #22
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The one I picked up is the Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom. I'm sure there are other editions out, but I love the Magic Kingdom and had to have it. The book was by the Disney Imagineers. Lots of facts, figures, photos, stories and more. One of the better books I own on Disney.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:47 PM   #23
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Another who can confirm that this is really the one of the definitive books about Disneyland Paris
I bought it last year. This is probably one of the best books on ANY Disney park. Amazing photos and info.

You can buy the English language version directly from the author at his blog. There's some good pictures of the book open to show you what's inside. It's pretty expensive (around 100 Euro shipped to the USA). But I'm happy with the purchase.

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/20...-gift-for.html

The blog itself is pretty amazing too. Tons of great pictures and stuff from all the parks:

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/
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Wish I could afford $100 Euro!
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Imagineer Boooks

I only have the WDW ones but i like them really full of disney knowledge


i have animal kingdom, epcot, hollywood studios and Magic Kingdom.
also managed to get the ultimate guide to disney dining which is brilliant
got the menues from january 2010 aswell as how the restraunts were themed and made.
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Wow..!! That's really amazing..@@ I also like to know about these themes..!!
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I only have the WDW ones but i like them really full of disney knowledge


i have animal kingdom, epcot, hollywood studios and Magic Kingdom.
also managed to get the ultimate guide to disney dining which is brilliant
got the menues from january 2010 aswell as how the restraunts were themed and made.
That restaraunt has slipped under my radar...
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Dining Book

wen i gt home tnite i will post the full name of the bookfor u i bought them all off a UK seller on Amazon.
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