Inside Disney: The Incredible Story of Walt Disney World and the Man Behind the Mouse (Unofficial Guides)

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9780028632759: Inside Disney: The Incredible Story of Walt Disney World and the Man Behind the Mouse (Unofficial Guides)

The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' 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 they're 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 they're 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 it's 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.

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From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World® "A Tourist's Best Friend!" —Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" —The New York Times Inside you'll learn the stranger-than-fiction history of Walt Disney World:

  • Who was "Uncle Walt," and who is Michael Eisner? And why are people saying all those things about them?
  • What was Florida like before the mouse moved in?
  • Disney "Imagineers" didn't leave any stones unturned. How was Disney World created?
  • Disney World keeps expanding like there's no Tomorrow-land. What do these new ventures cost—and where does the money come from?
  • What's it like to work in Wonderland?
  • And much more!
Formerly The Unofficial® Disney Companion. This guide is a completely independent evaluation of the Disney Empire and has not been reviewed or approved by Walt Disney World or the Walt Disney Company, Inc. Find us online at www.frommers.com

About the Author:

Eve Zibart: Critic, editor and columnist at various times for Washington Post. In addition to her Post columns, Eve has written or co-written eight books and regularly appears in a variety of lifestyle magazines.

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