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The Dark Side of Disney | [Leonard Kinsey]

The Dark Side of Disney

The Dark Side of Disney reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don't want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World. From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at "The Happiest Place on Earth".
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Publisher's Summary

The Dark Side of Disney reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don't want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World.

From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at "The Happiest Place on Earth".

©2011 Leonard Kinsey (P)2012 Tantor

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    Keith Arlington, TN, United States 10-08-12
    Keith Arlington, TN, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "You Have Been Misled!!"

    There are no secrets here. The author leads you to believe that there is something here but there just simply is not. It is about him and his friends going behind the scenes and seeing what was there. There is no one caught having sex or taking drug or anything of the sort. It is what you expect from an approved Disney book. It was a waste to even get the book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff FRESNO, CA, United States 01-07-13
    Jeff FRESNO, CA, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very interesting information"
    Would you listen to The Dark Side of Disney again? Why?

    Yes. I actually listened to it several times. There is tons of us full
    Information and I kept marking were things we're so I could go back and make notes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is some very usefully information


    What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has a great voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    It was a great book full of great info but it also had some useless and even illegal info in it as well. All in all I'd say I really enjoyed it and plan on using Tons of the info from the book on our honeymoon at Disney. Thank you.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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    "The Most Entertaining Travel Guide I've Ever Read."
    Would you listen to The Dark Side of Disney again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this Audiobook again, the next time I visit a Disney park. The insight that it gives you into the hidden world of activities that can be found in-and-around the parks, ensures that anyone can have fun on a Disney vacation.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Side of Disney to, and why?

    Not sure. It's a bit of a unique book.

    Think "travel guide with an 18+ rating" and you're pretty close.


    What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He brings life to the book, as many of the tips detailed by the author (Leonard Kinsey) are backed up by anecdotes that work best when told in spoken-word as opposed to written down.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A few good laughs. And certainly a couple of moments where I found myself saying "What?! you can't do that at Disney!" only to find a community of people recommending the same.

    It's rare to find a travel guide that isn't written in a cold, straight-to-the-point way, but this one is written with emotion and a lot of thought, like it were a friend recommending a place they visited on vacation. It's not long before you realise that the author isn't simply writing this book to make some pocket-change, but rather, to impart his back-room knowledge of the parks and his love for finding these short-cuts and secrets.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't visited any of the parks after listening to this book, so I haven't been able to put it's tips into practice yet; but It seems like a great companion to a Disney experience that can be enjoyed as an adult.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Russ
    Stafford, United Kingdom
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    "Very edgy alternative Disney World planning guide"

    This is a no holds barred insight from the mind of someone who clearly enjoys Disney, but who has no regard for rules, laws or regulations, and with that mindset offers you some down and dirty tricks and tips to jump through all sorts of loopholes which will not only save you time and money, but gives a big finger up to the corporate side of the mouse in the process.



    Most of the tips are great, and should be used by everyone (eg avoiding the ticket touting scams and seedy time share schemes) and other tips (such as pretending to be disabled to gain benefits) I won't be doing, and I will let you decide whether that steps over your own personal moral barometer. It does for me.



    In addition to the dodgy tips and tricks, the author also intersperses these with fascinating accounts of some of his many WDW adventures (such as illegally trespassing into the backstage areas of Disney) which are often also very funny (especially when he talks about taking his mother through the famous utilidors)



    In summary, whether you are shocked, grateful or just downright disgusted, you have to applaud the author for having the balls to put down on paper some of the sneaky tricks many Disney World visitors have been getting away with for years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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