I vaguely recall seeing a recommendation in the 2022 Unofficial Guide for a book on the history of Walt Disney World. Can’t find it now, maybe I imagined it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Has anyone read The Disney Story: Chronicling the Man, the Mouse and the Parks?
I love anything about Disney World history! Especially old videos and pictures.
As a Disney Parks fan, you may be interested in Bob Iger’s book “Ride of a Lifetime”. I found it very interesting!
I also really liked the Imagineering Story series on Disney Plus, if you haven’t already seen it:
Thanks for your recommendations! I will definitely check out that Disney+ series, sounds very interesting!
I might pass on the Iger book, though. I’m sure it’s worthwhile, but I only have so much bandwidth available for this and I want to find something less business-oriented, and by a disinterested outsider.
I read a Kindle sample of the Disney Story title I mentioned above, but I didn’t find it very engaging. Still looking for a good all-in-one generalist history.
I ordered this,
Admittedly, I haven’t started reading it, but it chronicles the history of WDW through newspaper articles.
You might be thinking of the Unofficial Guide’s Disneyland Story
I enjoyed it
This sounds good, but I really want one that covers WDW.
Oh yeah I wish they’d written one about WDW too!
I’ve started The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom by Aaron Wallace and I’m finding it delightful. Part guidebook, part history, but not really typical of either genre.