Realityland has ratings and 84 reviews. Amanda said: I rarely read non- fiction, but I am a huge fan of the Disney parks and I read the other books. Buy Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World Reprint by David Koenig (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices . 1 Oct Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World. David Koenig, Author Bonaventure Press $ (p) ISBN

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That was more my cup of tea and I was completely hooked reading the last half of this book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

It stumbles a bit, though, when no such interview is available. I know they fight tooth-and-nail to protect their image, but the realktyland they whitewash it, the more bland and unappealing it becomes.

Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World

This book would have gotten 4 stars from me, but the last third of it really loses its luster. Oct 08, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: Realitylabd is absolutely fascinating, well-written and engaging.

Then along came Realityland Written by David Koenig, someone with a journalism background, Realityland offers readers a more candid take on Walt Disney World’s history. Towards the end, you got an underst I am an all things Disney freak. View or edit your browsing history. David Koenig is an amazing researcher.

Universal, animals at Disney, security, and more. Scared the shit out of me when I was little. Back when the goal was to completely put the customer first, price tag and all. Many of the stories were rehashed from other Disney and Eisner books Walt Disney: Either way, you may be less likely to choose Disney World as your vacation destination after you read this book.

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Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World by David Koenig

Realotyland chaotic construction and frantic first years of the Magic Kingdom Aug 16, Joe Andrukaitis rated it really liked it. The hasty assemblage of both MGM-Studios Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are touched on here, but only within the last four to five chapters as Michael Eisner takes over the company.

Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Jan 24, Hannah Polley rated it it was ok Shelves: He lets eyewitness testimony speak for itself rather than injecting his opinion of a person’s character.

If you want to learn realittyland the behind the scenes of the construction of Magic Kingdom and Epcot, get this book Highly recommended for fans of Disney and it’s history. There’s also a story of man who went streaking through the Magic Kingdom in the middle of the day Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

I’m guilty of reality,and very sympathetic to what is admittedly a money-making machine at its current core. Of course, this book was written prior to Disney’s recent acquisitions and park expansions that show promise such as Cars Land in Disneyland and Fantasyland in Walt Disney World.

Bringing the reader almost up to modern day, many behind the scenes stories from all time periods are told. And today is his birthday, happy birthday Walt! He has spent more than 25 years interviewing hundreds of cast members and researching the history and mystery of the Disney Empire.


The pacing shifts several times during the story as the author rushes through some periods while lingering on others.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Fodor’s Walt Disney World: It is a great corporate bio that tracks the post Walt era of the company and how Epcot got scaled down over time and the company as a whole realitylnad a lot of it’s soul in the following decades.

He has a great writing style where he shares all these details with you realigyland it never gets boring. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It’s a must-read for anyone who has been realutyland Disney World. A fun, fanciful read about how a fantasyland operates in the reality of the real world. Of course a thorough look at all aspects of Disney World, a giant in a world of giants, is a daunting proposition and realigyland have taken double the pages Koenig had to spare here. It’s hard not to detect the bitterness in the author’s tone over the last few chapters of the book, and I certainly can’t blame him.