Inside Disney: The Incredible Story of Walt Disney World and the Man Behind the Mouse

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations2 attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they2re spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they2re extremely easy to scan. Who better than the Unofficial Guides to bring you an behind-the-scenes look at how the Disney empire runs? The essays in this fascinating, completely updated guide reveal how the parks were created, how Walt Disney and his successors have run the company, what it2s like to be a Disney character, what imagineering is, and much, much more. If you love Disney and Mickey or pop culture in general, this is the book for you. Other Unofficial Guides to Disney and the rest of the central Florida parks include The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, Mini Mickey, and Beyond Disney: The Unofficial Guide to Universal, Sea World, and the Best of Central Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface: Welcome to the World.
Introduction: A View of the World.
In the Beginning: The Buying of Walt Disney World.
The World According to Wait: Walt Disney's America.
The Mouse That Scored: The Michael Eisner Era.
Creationism: Backstage and Below Ground.
The Fun Factory: "Whistle While You Work".
Pleasure World: The Adult Industry.
America's Adventures in Wonderland: The Disney Version of History.
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?: The "Real" World.
Mickey & Company: The Cast and Crew.
Afterword: "Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…".
Appendix: A Brief History of the World.

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