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The Imagineering Field Guide to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World--Updated! (An Imagineering Field Guide) Paperback – December 8, 2009


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Product Details

  • Series: An Imagineering Field Guide
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions; Upd Rev edition (December 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423124685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423124689
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 3.8 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alex Wright is a Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering in Orlando, Florida. His credits include conceptual design, design development and art direction for numerous projects all over the Walt Disney World Resort. Alex received a B.A. in Design Theory from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1992, and an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles in 1994. He lives in Ocoee, FL with his wife Kim, son Finn, daughter Lincoln, and two dogs, Agent Q and Emelia.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By SKT on January 29, 2010
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This is a great book for anyone who is a fan of the Magic Kingdom and loves to know trivia and little details about the rides in the park. The only drawback to this book is that if you already own the 2005 edition, then there isn't much that's new in this one. There is a small blurb about the upgrades to the Haunted Mansion, the Fantasyland section is moved around (but the articles are the same), and there are other very small changes. The only "big" change is to the Tomorrowland section. There is a new set of pages on Monsters Inc. and the Timekeeper section is gone. Overall, if don't have the 2005 version, this one is worth getting. If you already have the 2005 version, this updated version doesn't have very much that's new.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M on March 26, 2010
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I bought this book thinking that it would provide a lot of insight into the creation of the Park. Instead, it's more of a guide that you could take with you while exploring the Park in order to learn fun facts about the attractions. The information is interesting but limited, but it does give a sense of what the Imagineers think about when they're designing attractions. My only other complaint about the book is that the small format doesn't allow the reader to really see all the details in the illustrations and photos. I can understand why they chose this small format if it's supposed to be a guide that you take with you while exploring the park. But if you're looking for more of a coffee-table book, this isn't the one for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GabeSmith on January 1, 2011
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I ordered all the Imagineering guides off of Amazon and read this one right after I read the Disneyland book. I guess it can't be helped because they share many many of the same rides, but there were many repeated stories. Basically, all of the rides they share have the same EXACT story. It is word for word the same thing, but with different concept pictures.
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It was not updated as stated. The price was very inflated at $59.95. The book normally sells for around $12.00 at the most. I expected it to be a more comprehensive and larger edition than the others I purchased at 9-10 dollars.
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