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A revealing glimpse backstage at Disneyland examines its development operations while revealing stories of mischievious employees and devious guests
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A revealing glimpse backstage at Disneyland examines its development operations while revealing stories of mischievious employees and devious guests
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964060586
  • Publisher: Bonaventure Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 590,619
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    Great Book!!!

    I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I found all the little stories amazing and it makes me want to go to Disneyland. I can't wait for more books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2005

    The Happiest Place in Anaheim?

    I worked for Disneyland as a Jungle Cruise Skipper (yes, the guy who drives the boats and shoots the hippos and tells the dumb jokes) for two summers in the early 1990s, so I have had a fascination with Disney since then. Like in the original Mouse Tales, author Koenig interviews hundreds of cast members to get their experiences and thoughts, and presents a comprehensive look at the workings of the park. Mouse Tales and More Mouse Tales told me plenty of things I didn't know about the park (although I know plenty of stuff that's not in the books), and I especially enjoyed the lengthy overview of the drama in the Jungle Cruise that happened to some of my former co-workers in the mid-1990s. The end of the book gets a little preachy and tedious, though, with Koenig calling out management for their cost-cutting efforts. As a former Cast Member, I can attest that everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) who works at the park for any length of time starts commenting on what Walt would or would not have done or liked. Frankly, there's no way of knowing, because the man kept everyone on their toes all the time. Koenig seems to have bought into the typical long-time employee's lament that things are going downhill all the time, and he fails to remain truly objective. Oh well, it doesn't ruin a good tell-all book that is a must-read for anyone who has an interest in Disneyland.

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  • Anonymous

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    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 Book

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  • Anonymous

    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.

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