Buzz Stories at Thirty Thousand Feet

Buzz Stories at Thirty Thousand Feet

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Overview

Harrison “Buzz” Price was a true Disney Legend and his son David Price has now written the ultimate professional and personal tribute to his father and mentor. Part memoir, part consulting primer, and part love story, “Buzz Stories at Thirty Thousand Feet” contains stories written by those with whom he shared his intelligence, humor, passion and wit. It brings you closer to understanding the birth of an industry and a life lived The Buzz Way. Each chapter stands on its own as a tribute to a well-rounded, intelligent, one-of-a-kind pioneer who saw numbers not only as the means to an end but as a portal to magical worlds of entertainment . Known as Walt Disney's "Numbers Guy," Buzz created the magic formulas for where to build both California’s Disneyland and the later, Walt Disney World in Florida. It was his "rollercoaster math" that made building a successful theme park possible, in an age before real theme parks existed. Everyone who ever knew Buzz has countless stories to tell of their relationship. Some are sad, some are funny, some are enlightening, and some are not suitable for print. But all show the brilliance of the man and help explain why he is today recognized as the dean of entertainment attraction consulting. This volume is an entertaining and informative read about the life and times of Harrison Buzz Price.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996750431
Publisher: Casa Flamingo LIterary Arts
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 988,936
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

David Price, President and Founder of the Price Leisure Group, is the son of Disney Legend and IAAPA Hall of Fame recipient Harrison "Buzz" Price. Having grown up in the business, David brings a lifetime of professional experience and relationships in the attractions industry involving family attractions, theme parks, resorts, hotels, restaurants and mixed-use development. He has more than 35 years as a practicing architect and worked extensively with Buzz Price on attractions-related projects in North America and Asia, gaining insights and understanding from the man best known as Walt Disney's "Numbers Guy" and author of Walt's Revolution by The Numbers. Today the Price Leisure Group provides strategic planning, design, project management and owner representation services to its valued clients. David's professional background and understanding of The Buzz Way allows him to bring together the talent, technology, chemistry, expertise and experience to support the unique needs of developers, designers, operators and owners in the hospitality, entertainment and attractions industry.

Table of Contents

Forward.............................................................................................................1

by Monty Lunde

Preface..............................................................................................................5

by “Buzz” Price

CHAPTER 1..........................................................................................................9

Beyond the Numbers

by David A. Price AIA

CHAPTER 2.......................................................................................................13

The Wit and Wisdom of Buzz Price

by Bob Rogers

CHAPTER 3.......................................................................................................21

Master of Numbers and Life

by Michael Lee AIA

CHAPTER 4.......................................................................................................25

Life Lessons

by Patrick Scanlon

CHAPTER 5.......................................................................................................29

Women in the Workplace

by Jill Bensley

CHAPTER 6.......................................................................................................33

Gold Standard Mentor

by Sharon Dalrymple

CHAPTER 7.......................................................................................................39

Special Qualities Not Often Found

by Adam Krivatsy

CHAPTER 8.......................................................................................................45

We Didn’t Get the Job

by Barry Howard

CHAPTER 9.......................................................................................................51

Buzz’s Name Kept Coming Up – It Changed My Life

by Michael C. Mitchell

CHAPTER 10.....................................................................................................55

Five Decades with Buzz

by Nick Winslow

CHAPTER 11....................................................................................................63

A Buzz Story from Buzz

by “Buzz” Price

CHAPTER 12....................................................................................................69

Buzz Stories at Home & Beyond

by David A. Price AIA

CHAPTER 13................................................................................................. 107

What Would Buzz Do?

by David A. Price AIA

Acknowledgments.................................................................................111

Contributing Writers’ Biographies.................................................113

About the Author....................................................................................123

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