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Since the World Began - Walt Disney World: The First 25 Years is the first and only concise, authorized history of "The Vacation Kingdom of the World." This lavish, entertaining, and absolutely unique history of Walt Disney's city of dreams tells the story of America's most popular tourist attraction, beginning with the success of Disneyland and Walt Disney's personal vision of a futuristic planned city in central Florida. There is also a special look at the visionary future of the World, including the eagerly ...
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Overview

Since the World Began - Walt Disney World: The First 25 Years is the first and only concise, authorized history of "The Vacation Kingdom of the World." This lavish, entertaining, and absolutely unique history of Walt Disney's city of dreams tells the story of America's most popular tourist attraction, beginning with the success of Disneyland and Walt Disney's personal vision of a futuristic planned city in central Florida. There is also a special look at the visionary future of the World, including the eagerly anticipated opening of Disney's Animal Kingdom. With sidebars sharing insider stories, including the scoop on the World's spectacular landscaping, ingenious environmental awareness programs, and state-of-the-art technology, Since the World Began also features a behind-the-scenes peek at the underground "first floor" of the Magic Kingdom and offers insight into the special training Walt Disney World "cast members" undertake.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786862481
  • Publisher: Disney Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.47 (w) x 11.23 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Kurtti is the author of twenty books, a writer-director of award-winning documentaries, and a respected public speaker, host, and panel moderator. A Seattle, Washington native, Kurtti worked as a production coordinator on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, followed by two years as the assistant to the president of the California Institute of the Arts. For several years, he worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, the theme park design division of The Walt Disney Company, and then for the Corporate Special Projects department of Disney. Since 1995 he has enjoyed a career as an author, writer, and consultant in the motion picture, theatre, and themed-entertainment industries.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2000

    A Must for the Disney Obsessed

    Although a little outdated at this point, this book contains many beautiful photographs of WDW. It also contains some really interesting history and behind the scenes informations, especially about Disney's Animal Kingdom - showing the proposed layouts for the never built 'Beastly Kingdom' land. For hardcore fans, the photos are worthwhile although the text is much a rehash of information that you probably already know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2000

    For Walt Disney World Fans

    For anyone interested in the history behind the creating of Walt Disney World, this book is for you. The book's title perfectly captures what this book hopes to accomplish. In addition, there are numerous rare and interesting pictures throughout.

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