What Would Walt Do?: An Insider's Story about the Design and Construction of Walt Disney World

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An insider's story that demonstrates how Walt Disney still influenced the design and construction of Walt Disney World after his death.

Before Walt Disney died in December 1966, he assembled a dedicated team to create a new theme park near Orlando, Florida. Walt's brother Roy would eventually name the attraction Walt Disney World so that no one would ever forget whose dream it was. People who had worked for Walt since the 1950s designing, building, and operating Disneyland in ...

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Overview

An insider's story that demonstrates how Walt Disney still influenced the design and construction of Walt Disney World after his death.

Before Walt Disney died in December 1966, he assembled a dedicated team to create a new theme park near Orlando, Florida. Walt's brother Roy would eventually name the attraction Walt Disney World so that no one would ever forget whose dream it was. People who had worked for Walt since the 1950s designing, building, and operating Disneyland in Anaheim, California anchored the team. Team members were guided in the years after Walt's death by asking each other, "What would Walt do?" This question was asked countless times during the design and construction of the huge theme park. It was asked about issues involving quality, creativity, safety, and the guest experience. The team usually knew the answer would be that Walt would have done the right thing. The team knew what that right thing was, and they always did it, regardless of cost.

What Would Walt Do? chronicles the experiences of a young Florida engineer who served the team during construction of Walt Disney World from 1968 to 1971. Author D.M. Miller suggests that Walt Disney World may be the highest quality construction project ever built.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595172030
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 802,056
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    A Fascinating Look Behind the Scenes

    A great read on how Walt Disney World became the happiest place on earth!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2002

    Not What You Think

    This book turned out not to be what i had expected it to be. The actual facts in it were interseting but the author often used up half a chapter talking about his life at The University of Flordia, and other things that did not have the slightest thing to do with the title. Very Disappointing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    Interesting history

    The title 'What Would Walt Do?' is catchy and creates curiosity. When learning it is about experiences while building Disney World, one is anxious to read it. It is written in an easy-to-read format and I found I could not lay it down once I started reading. The author, D.M. Miller, was able to put me right on site as this wonderful project came to life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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