The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
  • Alex Wright
  • English
  • 08 May 2017
  • 0786855533

About the Author: Alex Wright

Alex Wright is a show designer for Walt Disney Imagineering in Orlando, Florida His credits include concept and set design work for Disney s Animal Kingdom and Journey Into Imagination with Figment, as well as various enhancement projects all over the Walt Disney World Resort Alex received a BA in design theory from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1992 and an MFA in scenic design from the California Institute of the Arts, in Los Angeles in 1994 Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.


The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney WorldThe First In A Series Of Pocket Sized Paperbacks Will Answer The Question, What Would It Be Like To Walk Through The Disney Theme Parks With An Imagineer By Your Side The Imagineering Field Guide To The Magic Kingdom At Walt Disney World Provides That Experience Pointing Out Details And Telling Stories, Back Stories, And Imagineering Insights Never Before Heard, Condensed Into A Portable, Easily Referenced Park Guide You Ll Never Spend Time At Walt Disney World The Same Way Again Each Spread Contains Fascinating Textual Information And Related Images Drawings, Photos, Graphics Such As

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10 thoughts on “The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

  1. Sesana says:

    This will not replace your trusty Birnbaum guide on your next trip to Disney World It doesn t cover everything that you ll see It slike taking a pleasant stroll through the park with a knowledgeable imagineer This would be a fantastic book to carry through the park Sitting at home, you kind of need to be a bit of a Disneyphile to get into it Fortunately, I am a Disneyphile There are a lot of really cool illustrations, almost entirely from the imagineer files I loved seeing all of th This will not replace your trusty Birnbaum guide on your next trip to Disney World It doesn t cover everything that you ll see It slike taking a pleasant stroll through the park with a knowledgeable imagineer This would be a fantastic book to carry through the park Sitting at home, you kind of need to be a bit of a Disneyphile to get into it Fortunately, I am a Disneyphile There are a lot of really cool illustrations, almost entirely from the imagineer files I loved seeing all of the concept art, elevations, and color studies That alone is worth giving the book at least a look The only drawback is that I wanted

  2. Kristin says:

    I ve been to Disney World 8 times since 1998 so I looked forward to reading this book in advance of a potential 9th trip, just to see what I ve missed overlooked on all the previous trips The guide was written prior to the recent renovations to the Magic Kingdom that expanded Fantasyland and removed Mickey s Toontown Fair, so some of the attractions featured, including most of the Fair, the Snow White ride, and Dumbo, have either been removed or changed That said, it was interesting to learn a I ve been to Disney World 8 times since 1998 so I looked forward to reading this book in advance of a potential 9th trip, just to see what I ve missed overlooked on all the previous trips The guide was written prior to the recent renovations to the Magic Kingdom that expanded Fantasyland and removed Mickey s Toontown Fair, so some of the attractions featured, including most of the Fair, the Snow White ride, and Dumbo, have either been removed or changed That said, it was interesting to learn about some of the attractions we generally overlook like the spinning teacups and Tom Sawyer Island as well as learn the backstory behind our favorite parts of the park.This book seems best suited to the WDW veteran who has already visited the park a few times and is looking for somethingThere is so much to see in the Magic Kingdom that to obsessively look for just the things pointed out in the guide would take away from the overall experience and independent discovery that make visiting the Mouse s house so much fun.What I felt the guide lacked was the intercalation of the food and shops with the vision of the Imagineers It focused on the rides and external structures, but many of the shops continue the themes presented in the rides, and the variety of foods available fit the lands where the eateries are located Perhaps the latter isprevalent in some of the other parks, as Magic Kingdom is where we ve had the hardest time finding a good meal, but I feel the dining experience is just as important as the rides and shows

  3. Sarah says:

    My girlfriend picked this up in a Disney gift shop during our last trip to the park We both read it cover to cover that very night Though a slim little book, it s full of details about the engineering behind the Magic Kingdom, and it s filled with sketches and concept art for many of its attractions.To be accurate, over engineering would be a better term for what this book is about Though most people who visit the Disney parks will exclaim over the attention to detail the obsessive atten My girlfriend picked this up in a Disney gift shop during our last trip to the park We both read it cover to cover that very night Though a slim little book, it s full of details about the engineering behind the Magic Kingdom, and it s filled with sketches and concept art for many of its attractions.To be accurate, over engineering would be a better term for what this book is about Though most people who visit the Disney parks will exclaim over the attention to detail the obsessive attention to detail many of the elements of park and attraction design are so subtle as to go unnoticed on a conscious level Guests can t help but absorb the Disney magic as they walk though the park, but will they notice the forced perspective of the architecture, the details of the garden beds, the careful placement of speakers to ensure the background music for one land doesn t bleed into the next You don t need to witness the magic for it to be effective, of course, but if you re the sort to take apart appliances to figure out how they work, you ll appreciate having this book on hand before your visit This is a situation where a glimpse into the magician s bag of tricks only increases your appreciation for his well practiced sleight of hand

  4. Andrew says:

    I was skeptical of these imagineering field guides after finding out that Walt Disney Imagineering A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real was mostly a vehicle for propaganda While one still feels the influence of corporate on every page of this book, it doesn t feel quite as heavy handed because the focus is on the rides, not on the imagineering process Probably my biggest complaint is with the pocket guide layout It s a clever idea, but there is some great artwork included that h I was skeptical of these imagineering field guides after finding out that Walt Disney Imagineering A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real was mostly a vehicle for propaganda While one still feels the influence of corporate on every page of this book, it doesn t feel quite as heavy handed because the focus is on the rides, not on the imagineering process Probably my biggest complaint is with the pocket guide layout It s a clever idea, but there is some great artwork included that had to be scaled extremely small to fit the page A very successful aspect of the book is the fact that it does manage to touch on every single ride in the park with approximately the same level of detail for each It was nice to see some of the lesser known aspects of the park get the same attention as the E tickets Certainly a worthwhile book for those new to the Disney parks More hardcore Disney nerds won t find too much new material here, but it s a quick, reasonably enjoyable read none the less

  5. Jessica says:

    A great read if you are a fan of Disney parks One of the reasons I love Disney so much is they put so much thought into every aspect of your experience at their parks I loved reading about some of the details they ve included While this book was very interesting, it seems like there is so much they did not include at the same time I was so happy that they included a bibliography so I can do some further reading on the development of the parks.

  6. Christopher says:

    Read the night before visiting Magic Kingdom had been there before and love learning about the little details that most don t notice that make the park so amazing Great little read.

  7. Katy Roach says:

    This book is SO GOOD I got this one to go with my Disneyland volume, because I ve only been to Disneyland and wanted to learnabout The Magic Kingdom This book didn t disappoint I learned a lot I love the way this book is formatted in the beginning, they have an Imagineering Index to inform you of what the different Imagineering words think Plussing Cast Members , etc mean They go through each of the lands, starting in Main Street and moving counterclockwise Adventureland, Fron This book is SO GOOD I got this one to go with my Disneyland volume, because I ve only been to Disneyland and wanted to learnabout The Magic Kingdom This book didn t disappoint I learned a lot I love the way this book is formatted in the beginning, they have an Imagineering Index to inform you of what the different Imagineering words think Plussing Cast Members , etc mean They go through each of the lands, starting in Main Street and moving counterclockwise Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, etc They provide fun facts about each attraction mentioned, and at the end they have a map of the Park I ADORE these books They provide so much information about the Parks, and this one just made me want to go to Walt Disney World all the

  8. Jon says:

    The edition I read was from 2009, and took less than an hour to go through It s 9 years old, so portions of it are outdated it includes things like Mickey s Toon Town and Stitch s Great Escape, which I don t think exists any in WDW I was hoping to be clued in toobscure park details, but the only uncommon details presented dealt with which old time imagineers were involved with what project There really wasn t a uselful detail in the book for me, but people who know and or follow t The edition I read was from 2009, and took less than an hour to go through It s 9 years old, so portions of it are outdated it includes things like Mickey s Toon Town and Stitch s Great Escape, which I don t think exists any in WDW I was hoping to be clued in toobscure park details, but the only uncommon details presented dealt with which old time imagineers were involved with what project There really wasn t a uselful detail in the book for me, but people who know and or follow the history of the imagineers might feel differently

  9. Catherine says:

    As a Disney fan, and particularly a fan of the Magic Kingdom, I really enjoyed this book It taught me lots of little things that I love knowing, and the text is fun and accessible My only complaint what keeps it from 5 stars for me is the physical size of the book While made to slip into a pocket, which I appreciate, some of the pictures are too small to really get a good look at their details I would like a second copy at twice or three times the size to keep at home for really poring ove As a Disney fan, and particularly a fan of the Magic Kingdom, I really enjoyed this book It taught me lots of little things that I love knowing, and the text is fun and accessible My only complaint what keeps it from 5 stars for me is the physical size of the book While made to slip into a pocket, which I appreciate, some of the pictures are too small to really get a good look at their details I would like a second copy at twice or three times the size to keep at home for really poring over the photographs and diagrams

  10. Lori says:

    This isn t a guide to the magic kingdom butof a history of what went into the planning and the rides and the details of the park Very interesting information I am going here next month so fun to read about it in advance of the trip One thing I didn t like about the book is that certain sections were very hard to read, meaning the font itself was difficult light type on a light page or dark type on a dark page, or double letters which made it blurry.