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10 books about Disney
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The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes (Unofficial Cookbook) by Ashley Craft
This book was published last year by Adams Media and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
The Wall Street Journal Bestseller USA TODAY Bestseller Experience the magic of the Disney Parks right in your kitchen with these 100, easy and delicious recipes inspired by Walt Disney World! Stroll right down the middle of Main Street USA, journey from Adventureland to Infinity and Beyond at Pixar Pier, and explore every avenue in between to taste the flavors of the Disney Parks…all without leaving your kitchen. With The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook you can bring the magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World snacks and treats right to your home. Recreate favorites like the classic Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels to new favorites like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier. These 100 recipes inspired by iconic yummies are perfect whether you are a forever Disney fan or just love a good snack. Now you can feel as if you shared a snack with Mickey himself right from the comfort of your own home!
The Disney Story: Chronicling the Man, the Mouse and the Parks by Aaron H Goldberg
Category: Actors & Entertainers
This book was published 5 years ago by Quaker Scribe and takes approximately 8.8 hours to read.
Follows Walt Disney's career inspired by his dreams, including the creation and output from Disney Studio, and the formation of Disney amusement parks around the world, and chronicles important events throughout Disney history.
Secret Stories of Walt Disney World: Things You Never Knew You Never Knew (Volume 1) by Jim Korkis
Category: Tourist Destinations & Museums
This book was published 6 years ago by Theme Park Press and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
The Rosetta Stone of Disney Magic. Warning! There be secrets ahead. Disney secrets. Mickey doesn't want you to know how the magic is made, but Jim Korkis knows, and if you read Jim's book, you'll know, too. Put the kids to bed. Pull those curtains. Power down that iPhone. Let's keep this just between us...
Disney Devotionals: 100 Daily Devotionals Based on the Walt Disney World Attractions by Albert Thweatt
This book was published 2 years ago by Theme Park Press and takes approximately 7.1 hours to read.
Finding Grace in the Magic When Albert Thweatt began working the night shift in his new job as a paramedic, he realized he would be missing something important. The nightly, family devotionals he had always participated in with his wife and two sons now had to be done without him several nights a week. He hated that he had to miss this special time with his family, so he decided to do something about it. He began writing and emailing devotionals to his wife to be read and discussed with the family. He centered each of these devotionals around one of his favorite subjects and one he knew his family would enjoy as well: Walt Disney World. Disney Devotionals is a collection of 100 daily devotionals each based on a Walt Disney World ride, show, or other attraction. Each devotional begins with some facts, trivia, and highlights for the Disney attraction, then transitions to a thought or lesson based on the same attraction with Biblical scripture references. You and your family will enjoy this fun and inspirational collection of devotionals that will stimulate thought, discussion and growth. Journey through each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks to Disney transportation and every ride, show, and attraction in between. You will acquire lots of fun knowledge about Disney as you also learn about the Bible and the valuable lessons within. Disney Devotionals is a must-have for every family who wants to discover more about Walt Disney World while at the same time gaining valuable Biblical lessons that will help their family grow closer together.
Disney's Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World by Richard Snow
This book was published last year by Scribner and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
A propulsive and “entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) history chronicling the conception and creation of the iconic Disneyland theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow. One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people “could live among Mickey Mouse and Snow White in a world still powered by steam and fire for a day or a week or (if the visitor is slightly mad) forever.” Despite his wealth and fame, exactly no one wanted Disney to build such a park. Not his brother Roy, who ran the company’s finances; not the bankers; and not his wife, Lillian. Amusement parks at that time, such as Coney Island, were a generally despised business, sagging and sordid remnants of bygone days. Disney was told that he would only be heading toward financial ruin. But Walt persevered, initially financing the park against his own life insurance policy and later with sponsorship from ABC and the sale of thousands and thousands of Davy Crockett coonskin caps. Disney assembled a talented team of engineers, architects, artists, animators, landscapers, and even a retired admiral to transform his ideas into a soaring yet soothing wonderland of a park. The catch was that they had only a year and a day in which to build it. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its gates…and the first day was a disaster. Disney was nearly suicidal with grief that he had failed on a grand scale. But the curious masses kept coming, and the rest is entertainment history. Eight hundred million visitors have flocked to the park since then. In Disney’s Land, “Snow brings a historian’s eye and a child’s delight, not to mention superb writing, to the telling of this fascinating narrative” (Ken Burns) that “will entertain Disneyphiles and readers of popular American history” (Publishers Weekly).
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler
Category: Performing Arts
This book was published 14 years ago by Vintage and takes approximately 30.4 hours to read.
A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.
The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom by Susan Veness
Category: State & Local
This book was published 6 years ago by Adams Media and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Complete with secret tips from Disney's Imagineers--from where to find all the hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota's ring at the Haunted Mansion--this tell-all handbook provides an insiders take on popular park, as well as maps of all four parks highlighting hidden surprises. Original.
The Disney Book: A Celebration of the World of Disney by Jim Fanning
Category: Performing Arts
This book was published 6 years ago by DK and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
The Disney Book is a beautiful, visual exploration of all things Disney from the animated and live-action movies to the theme parks and attractions that have made Disney the beloved brand it is today. This classic DK-style book is packed with stunning visuals including concept art, original story sketches, merchandise, a range of movie posters, and collectibles. Explore rarely seen treasures including props, art, early merchandise, and more from Disney's extensive archives and celebrate more than 90 years of Disney storytelling and entertainment with The Disney Book. © 2015 Disney
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger
Category: Performing Arts
This book was published 2 years ago by Random House and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
The CEO of Disney, one of TIME's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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