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The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream | [Sam Gennawey]

The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream

The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream is the story of how Walt Disney's greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors' battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt's vision maintained momentum, thrived, and taught future generations how to do it Walt Disney's way.
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The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream is the story of how Walt Disney's greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors' battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt's vision maintained momentum, thrived, and taught future generations how to do it Walt Disney's way.

©2014 Sam Gennawey (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Grandspud So Cal 11-11-14
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    My parents moved to pre-freeway and pre-Disney Anaheim when I was two-years old. As I approached six years old I remember sleeping with my window open, smelling orange blossoms and hearing the Mark Twain whistle from a few miles away.

    In short, I enjoyed this book very much. In fact, I listened to it twice, back-to-back. However, I believe my enthusiasm was because this was a page from my life.

    I remember going to Disneyland many times, meeting Walt sitting at the end of main street, no crowds and enjoying all the park as it evolved.

    Even my Grad Night (Anaheim High School) was held at this venue. I'm not sure if non-Disney fans will enjoy the book as much as I did. However, I can attest to the fact that it is an excellent narrative on the evolution of the Magic Kingdom.

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    Chris 03-24-15
    Chris 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The narration is killing me."

    2 1/2 hours in but doubt I can finish with this narration. I have over 800 downloads this is in the bottom 5 narrations for me.

    If you want a great book on Disney go with "Walt Disney the Triumph of the American Imagination" great book, great narration that gives you much more than Disneyland and intimately brings Walt's story to you. I listened to the unabridged version. 33 hrs. and actually listened twice with many books marks on things we can learn from one most extraordinary people there has ever been.

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    Robert 03-24-15
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    "Great story!! Very informative!"

    This was a very well written story about the history of Disneyland from conception to modern day. While I loved the story, it is hard to listen to a narator who misreads names (it is Sklar, not Skyler) and relatively common words. His voice and style were fine, but it would help if the narrators were more familiar with the subject matter.

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    P. Tan 05-03-15
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    "Started stronger than ended"

    Really gets deep into the creation of Disneyland, especially the early years. Through the further it got in time from the beginning of Disneyland, the more it turned into high level highlights. That may be due to the material available. I really enjoyed the book overall, addicting even. I can't wait to go back to Disneyland and see it a whole new light thanks to this book.

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    "A realy great insight"
    What made the experience of listening to The Disneyland Story the most enjoyable?

    Lots of detail. Gave a really good inside view of the characters that made up the Disneyland story


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