Friday, August 7, 2020

Disney Books

From time to time someone asks for Disney reading recommendations. That's a complicated question, because it there are a little of different topics under the heading of "Disney," so I'm working a handful of different lists of books in different categories where I have some useful ideas to share. The first step was for me to catalog all the Disney books I currently own.

Here's that list, which covers everything from travel guides to cookbooks to biographies of Walt Disney to Cast Member tales to the history of the Disney corporation. Add in some books I've borrowed from the library and a bunch more on my personal wishlist and you can see why I need to break my recommendations list up into categories!


My Disney Library

Docter, Pete. Marc Davis' Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks: Volumes 1 and 2. Disney Editions, 2019.
Gurr, Bob. Bob Gurr: Legendary Imagineer. Bob Gurr, 2019.
Iwerks, Don. Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor. Disney Editions, 2019.
Pierce, Todd James. The Life and Times of Ward Kimball. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
Sklar, Marty. Travels with Figment. Disney Editions, 2019.
Sehlinger, Bob. The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2018. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.
Brandon, Pam. The Best of Epcot Festivals Cookbooks. Disney Enterprises, Inc., 2016.
Korkis, Jim. How to Be a Disney Historian. Theme Park Press, 2016.
Marley, David John. Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland's Jungle Cruise. Theme Park Press, 2016.
McGinnis, George. From Horizons to Space Mountain. Theme Park Press, 2016.
Neary, Kevin. Maps of the Disney Parks. Disney Editions, 2016.
Brandon, Pam. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Disney Enterprises, Inc., 2015.
Crawford, Michael. The Progress City Primer. Progress City Press, 2015.
Ghez, Didier. They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age. Chronicle Books LLC, 2015.
Koenig, David. The People v. Disneyland. Bonaventure Press, 2015.
Nabbe, Tom. The Adventures of Tom Nabbe. Theme Park Press, 2015.
Pellman, Ken. Cleaning the Kingdom. Synergy Books Publishing, 2015.
Sklar, Marty. One Little Spark!. Disney Editions, 2015.
Sullivan, William "Sully". From Jungle Cruise Skipper to Disney Legend. Theme Park Press, 2015.
Baham, Jeff. The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion. Theme Park Press, 2014.
Broggie, Michael. Walt Disney's Railroad Story. The Donning Company Publishers, 2014.
Gennawey, Sam. The Disneyland Story. Keen Communications, LLC, 2014.
Korkis, Jim. The Vault of Walt: Volume 3. Theme Park Press, 2014.
Ward, Jessica. Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance Man. Disney Editions, 2014.
Bossert, David A.. Remembering Roy E. Disney. Disney Editions, 2013.
Sehlinger, Bob. The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2013. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
Sklar, Marty. Dream It! Do It!. Disney Editions, 2013.
Ghez, Didier. Walt's People - Volume 13. Theme Park Press, 2013.
Crump, Rolly. It's Kind of a Cute Story. Bamboo Forest Publishing, 2012.
Gurr, Bob. Design Just for Fun. APP-GurrDesign, 2012.
Handke, Danny. Poster Art of the Disney Parks. Disney Editions, 2012.
Schneider, Ron. From Dreamer to Dreamfinder. Bamboo Forest Publishing, 2012.
Sehlinger, Bob. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2012. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
Sehlinger, Bob. The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2012. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
Smith, Dave. Disney Trivia from the Vault. Disney Editions, 2012.
Ghez, Didier. Walt's People - Volume 11. Xlibris, 2011.
Hahn, Don. Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self. Disney Editions, 2011.
Flannery, Laurie. Little-Known Facts About Well-Known Places - Walt Disney World. Fall River Press, 2011.
Emerson, Chad. Four Decades of Magic. Ayefour Publshing, 2011.
Gennawey, Sam. Walt and the Promise of Progress City. Ayefour Publshing, 2011.
Susanin, Timothy S.. Walt Before Mickey. University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
Ghez, Didier. Walt's People - Volume 9. Xlibris, 2010.
Black, Keith. Attention to Detail: A Look at Walt Disney World Parks. Keith R. Black, 2010.
Burns-Clair, Pam. Harriet Burns: Walt Disney's First Lady of Imagineering. The Donning Company Publishers, 2010.
Emerson, Chad. Project Future. Ayefour Publshing, 2010.
Korkis, Jim. The Vault of Walt. Ayefour Publshing, 2010.
Lindquist, Jack. In Service to the Mouse. Chapman University Press, 2010.
Sehlinger, Bob. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2010. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
Wright, Alex. The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot at Walt Disney World. Disney Editions, 2010.
Wright, Alex. The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Disney Editions, 2010.
Yee, Kevin. Walt Disney World Hidden History. Ultimate Orlando Press, 2010.
Kober, J. Jeff. The Wonderful World of Customer Service at Disney. Performance Journeys, 2009.
Safro, Jill. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2010. Disney Editions, 2009.
Snyder, Chuck. Windows on Main Street. Disney Editions, 2009.
Wright, Alex. The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney Editions, 2009.
Ghez, Didier. Walt's People - Volume 8. Xlibris, 2009.
Wright, Alex. The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland. Disney Editions, 2008.
Barrier, Michael. The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney. University of California Press, 2008.
Ghez, Didier. Walt's People - Volume 7. Xlibris, 2008.
Cockerell, Lee. Creating Magic. Crown Business, 2008.
Gordon, Bruce. Walt Disney World: Where dreams come true. Disney Editions, 2008.
Hench, John. Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show. Disney Editions, 2008.
Ghez, Didier. Walt's People - Volume 6. Xlibris, 2008.
Hoffman, David. Little-Known Facts About Well-Known Places - Disneyland. Fall River Press, 2008.
Yee, Kevin. Mouse Trap: A Memoir of a Disneyland Cast Member. Ultimate Orlando Press, 2008.
Alcorn, Steve. Building a Better Mouse. Theme Perks Inc., 2007.
Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. Vintage Books, 2007.
Koenig, David. Realityland. Bonaventure Press, 2007.
Ridgway, Charles. Spinning Disney's World. The Intrepid Traveler, 2007.
Koenig, David. Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland. Bonaventure Press, 2006.
Stewart, James B.. Disney War. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006.
Ghez, Didier. Walt's People - Volume 2. Xlibris, 2006.
VanPelt, Peggy. The Imagineering Workout. Disney Editions, 2005.
Foglesong, Richard E.. Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando. Yale University Press, 2001.
Safro, Jill. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2002. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 2001.
Safro, Jill. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2001. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 2000.
Lefkon, Wendy. Walt Disney World Resort: A Souvenir for the Millennium. Disney Editions, 1999.
Safro, Jill. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2000. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 1999.
Eisner, Michael. Work in Progress. Random House, Inc., 1998.
Smith, Dave. Disney A to Z. Hyperion, 1998.
Thomas, Bob. Building a Company. Hyperion, 1998.
Birnbaum, Steve. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 1998. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 1997.
Birnbaum, Steve. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 1997. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 1996.
Kurtti, Jeff. Since the World Began. Hyperion, 1996.
Birnbaum, Steve. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 1995. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 1994.
Birnbaum, Steve. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 1994. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 1993.
Birnbaum, Steve. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 1993. Hearst Business Publishing, Inc., 1992.
Culhane, John. Disney's Aladdin: The Making of an Animated Film. Hyperion, 1992.
Birnbaum, Steve. Steve Birnbaum Brings You the Best of Walt Disney World 1992. Hearst Professional Magazines, Inc., 1991.
Greene, Katherine. The Man Behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney. Viking, 1991.
Grover, Ron. The Disney Touch. Business One Irwin, 1991.
Mobil Travel Guide. 1991 The Road to Walt Disney World. Prentice Hall Trade Division, 1991.
. Walt Disney World: 20 Magical Years. The Walt Disney Company, 1991.
Birnbaum, Steve. Steve Birnbaum Brings You the Best of Walt Disney World 1991. Hearst Professional Magazines, Inc., 1990.
Birnbaum, Steve. Steve Birnbaum Brings You the Best of Walt Disney World 1990. Hearst Professional Magazines, Inc., 1989.
Birnbaum, Steve. Steve Birnbaum Brings You the Best of Disneyland 1990. Hearst Professional Magazines, Inc., 1989.
. Fodor's 90 Disney World & the Orlando Area. Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc., 1989.
Taylor, John. Storming the Magic Kingdom. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1987.
. Walt Disney World. Walt Disney Productions, 1986.
Mosley, Leonard. Disney's World. Stein and Day, Incorporated, 1985.
Douglas, John. The Future World of Energy. Grolier, 1984.
Moolman, Valerie. The Future World of Transportation. Grolier, 1984.
Beard, Richard R.. Walt Disney's EPCOT Center. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1982.
. Walt Disney World: The First Decade. The Walt Disney Company, 1982.
Birnbaum, Steve. Steve Birnbaum Brings You the Best of Walt Disney World 1983. Diversion Communications, Inc., 1982.
Thomas, Bob. Walt Disney: An American Original. Pocket Books, 1980.
. The Story of Walt Disney World. , .
. Disney-MGM Studios: A Pictorial Souvenir. , .


 

 

 

 

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