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Secrets Of The Mouse: An Unofficial Behind-The-Scenes Guide To Disneyland Park Paperback – August 13, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438290942
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438290942
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #488,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alan Joyce is a writer, podcaster, and photographer. His recent projects have included a collection of informational podcasts and two guidebooks for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.

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Customer Reviews

This is the wrong book for that.
Bradford Hodgson
The information they know about any single item in this book would fill a book of equal size.
G. Sykes
This book is full of fun facts about the Magic Kingdom.
Brian Carnes

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dave on September 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
What a fantastic aid for Disneyland guests, whether first-time visitors or die-hard fans. The book is very well organized, the information concise, and just enough photos (all black and white) to represent the park.

The book is divided into sections:

1. Attractions: Each attraction is listed under the land in which it is located (for instance, Haunted Mansion, Club 33, and Pirates of the Caribbean are in the New Orleans Square section).

2. Hidden Mickeys: Add an extra dimension of fun to your next trip by finding the famous Hidden Mickeys sprinkled throughout the park. Just like attractions, the Hidden Mickeys are listed by land/attraction. In addition, there is a photo of each one, just in case you have a hard time finding them by the description alone (this is a nice touch that no other guidebooks I have seen offer).

3. Queue Games: This is one of the best features of the book. How many times have you waited in line and gotten bored? True, Disneyland does an excellent job of themeing the line queues and giving guests visual eye-candy to look at, but when waiting 30 minutes or more, there's only so much eye-candy that can keep you from getting annoyed at having to wait for a 5 minute attraction! Problem solved with this book: the author gives games/activities for most attractions, alleviating the boredom you might feel from having to wait.

I also liked the size of this book; it is just the right size to be able to carry it around the park and refer to it (which the author, Alan Joyce, suggests in the intro), once again, enhancing your visit to the park. There is also just enough history/background information on the attractions to enhance (not bore!) the reader.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bradford Hodgson on June 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
"Secrets," "Unofficial," and "Behind-the-Scenes" are misleading terms to describe the content of the book. I was expecting a few juicy tidbits, former employees spilling the beans about weird protocols, perhaps a couple anecdotes about what happens when things go wrong in the Magic Kingdom, material that Disney might not necessarily want known. This is the wrong book for that.

The book reads more like a sanctioned tour guide pamphlet...

Want to know how many Tiki birds are in the Tiki bird hut? Or maybe you can't wait to find out that the Tarzan tree house used to be the Swiss Family Robinson tree house?

Those are the kind of gems the book offers.

I suppose the book helps as a way to pass the time while standing in line at the park. And the list of hidden Mickeys could spice up a trip. But don't be fooled that this is something you'd actually sit down in a room and read like a real book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Corellian_Scoundrel on October 22, 2008
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If you are taking your first trip to Disneyland, or you are a current visitor, do take this book with you. You will enjoy the activities included on the book. (Specially if you need to wait in line duing peek visit season) There are extra pieces of information that will make you look like a Disneyland expert.

Who ever thought knowledge will be so much fun!
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brian on October 6, 2008
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The book is short. Don't go by the listed number of pages if you think that may indicate amount of information in its pages.

The layout of the book is decent and goes by the different themed lands in Disney land, but all of the secrets are very pedestrian. There are no behind the scenes photos and IMHO 90% of the information is public knowledge.

The layout of the pages is almost as if someone printed out a web page, very bubbly and wastes paper (but does increase page count).

If you are looking for a book that peels up the veneer of Disney land and examines the cogs, this book is not for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Carnes on January 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is full of fun facts about the Magic Kingdom. For those that fear it will ruin the fanciful experience of a trip to Disney Land, worry not. The facts presented here make it more of a treasure hunt to see if you can find everything they talk about. They even include a list of things to look for while waiting in lines for attractions. Reading this book has only spurred interest in hunting out similar material to delve further into the "behind the scenes" of Disney's parks.
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