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Posted August 4, 2000
A solid follow-up to the original book
I read the original book and like the original, this book gives the reader information about what it must be like to work at the Disneyland Park. Like the original, it gives information about the people who work at the park and some of the things that the Disney Company does to try to maintain the feeling of magic for its customers. I enjoyed both this book and the original, but I have to wonder if I would have the same feeling about this book if I had not already read the original. I guess I will never know about that for sure. I enjoyed reading the many stories about how things work at Disneyland. I especially enjoyed the little boxes at the bottom of many pages of this book that quoted funny customer comments and sometimes gave bits of trivia about the park. I was fascinated by the stories of people who get hurt after ignoring or purposely circumventing safety mechanisms and rules while trying to pull some sort of shenanigan. Worse yet is how these same people turn around and sue the park, trying to blame the park for not protecting them from their own foolishness. This book also details some of the difficulties that have occurred between management and labor. While I found some of this interesting, I found most of it to be tedious reading. All companies have management/labor difficulties from time to time and I personally don¿t care to read about it in a book such as this. This aspect seemed incongruous to the rest of the book. Overall, I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in how Disney runs their parks and makes those parks so popular. This book is a good sequel to the original, but I am afraid that the reader might have to read the original book to get the most from this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 10, 2000
A MUST READ
This set of 'tales' is definitely one to add to your collection. The revealing look behind Disneyland is neither sugar coated nor inflammatory. It is just a simple, well-written look into what most books about disney try to steer clear of...the truth. Great Info Great BookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2000
More fun than the first
More Mouse; A close peek backstage at Disneyland is a fabulous book. Koeing has interviewd hundreds of Disneyland Cast Members, not missing a single one, if they had a story, he'd talk to them. This sequel to his first 'Mouse Tales' book has more information than the first, plus interesting facts which amaze even Disneyland Cast Members. This book isn't just facts and figures, it's real stuff, from real people.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.