Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent

Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent

by Charles Ridgway
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Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent by Charles Ridgway

An official "Disney Legend," newsman Charlie Ridgway started covering Disneyland before it opened. A few years later, he hired on as a publicist for Disney and spent the next forty years cooking up ways to get "the Mouse" free publicity. For Donald Duck's fiftieth birthday he trained 50 white Peking ducks to waddle behind Donald down Main Street, U.S.A. He helped open new Disney parks in Orlando, Paris and Hong Kong. Along the way he rubbed shoulders with presidents and princes, helped usher in the era of electronic newsgathering, and was on a first-name basis with every great journalist of the last half of the twentieth century. In this engaging and light-hearted memoir, Ridgway shares the special magic that makes Disney's world universally beloved. This paperback edition includes a new foreword by Rick Sylvain, the current head of PR for Walt Disney World and Charlie's hand-picked successor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887140676
Publisher: The Intrepid Traveler
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,124,762
Product dimensions: 6.57(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Charles Ridgway is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. He lives in Longwood, Florida, near Orlando. He was named a Disney Legend in 1999.

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Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Mary Michelle Adam More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Disney World fan. It was interesting to hear the author's inside view of the history of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. I found the book easy to read and interesting enough to keep my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you are interested in Disney & Public Relations. I loved all the behind the scenes information and just the overall sharing by Ridgway of his Disney career.
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