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Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM By Aaron Wallace

A different kind of guidebook that leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see the rides and attractions Each attraction gets its own essay covering the history and lore behind it along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work of narrative fiction, whicA different kind of guidebook that leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see the rides and attractions Each attraction gets its own essay covering the history and lore behind it along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work of narrative fiction, which is what Disney attractions actually are Ideal for the enthusiast and returning guest.
  • Title: The Thinking Fan's Guide To Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom
  • Author: Aaron Wallace
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Sesana Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I read a lot of Disney World guides. A lot. So I think I can say, with some authority, that The Thinking Fan's Guide is not your average travel guide. You won't find information about local hotels, or how to best use your money. Instead, Wallace has filled this book with analyses of virtually every attraction in the Magic Kingdom. You'll get a complete history of the attraction (including prior attractions that filled the same space), how the attraction fits into the overall park, and essentiall [...]
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Catherine Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Not really a travel guide, this book is more of an exploration of the how, what, and why behind each of the attractions at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. As an obsessed fan of all things Disney, I enjoyed it a lot, but I did notice the author’s occasional drift into opinion rather than fact; take that with a grain of salt. My edition is also somewhat dated, as it was written before the Fantasyland expansion (so no Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, etc); I don’t know if there has been an upda [...]
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Leeann Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
An enjoyable read for any major Disney fan. It made even my least favorite rides seem to deserve a second chance based on their history and cultural significance. Plus, the Wishes tribute at the end made me tear up (RIP Wishes). Really a 3 1/2 stars, I had to dock a couple for some weird wording and sentence structure throughout and a failure to consider some of the tricker social failings of a few rides (like Splash Mountain).
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Jennifer Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
While this book has "guide" in the title, don't mistake it for a travel guide. The only thing covered in the book is the attractions, but it goes more in depth here than the dozens of WDW travel books already on the market. This is more of a background look on the "why" of each ride or show, referencing Disney history, the films, and so on. If you like this book and are open to less pixie dusted accounts, you may also enjoy David Koenig's Mouse Under Glass: Secrets of Disney Animation and Theme [...]
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Beth Gordon Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Interesting backstory on all of the rides. Informative footnotes. Would have been nice to have a map included.
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Jane Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Outdated, but kind of fun if you are going or just got back from a WDW trip.
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Charlie (NJBiblio) Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
As advertised, The Thinking Fan's Guide is not your typical guidebook, but then again, Walt Disney World is not your typical theme park. You get some of the "typical" information about attractions like wait times, best time to visit, and "fear factor", but there is so much more as well. Playing on the fact that Disney is more about the story than the spectacle and thrill, Wallace gives you more of the back story and notes on the theme and development of the attractions in Walt Disney World as we [...]
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kylajaclyn Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
This guidebook is what most guidebooks are not: unique. I waited so long to finish this because I couldn't bear for it to end. I'm still sad it's over, though I'm buoyed by the hope that it is part of a continuing series (The Thinking Fan's Guide to Epcot, etc.). Having been released this year, I figured this book would have covered the new Fantasyland expansion rides as well. The only complaint I have with this book is that the majority of these new rides were left out - though Wallace's Fantas [...]
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Natalie Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Full Review at That Dis FamilyThe Thinking Fan’s Guide puts the Magic Kingdom in a different context for a visitor who is merely interested in Disney, rather than sort of obsessed with it. As an examination of the myriad factors, stories, and personalities that went into the design and building of the Magic Kingdom Park and its attractions old and new, it’s a fascinating journey for the uninitiated.As a guide-book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide is fairly useful: a listing before each attraction [...]
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Louis Prosperi Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
An interesting guide book that shows a different side of the Magic Kingdom.This book is part "standard" guide book in that it provides basic information about many of the attractions in the Magic Kingdom (location, typical wait time, brief description of the attraction, etc.), but it also includes information that you will not find in many other guide books.Beyond the basic information, this book also provides other sorts of information about each attraction, such as the history of the attractio [...]
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Stephanie Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
What I was expecting (and wanting) from this book was history of the attractions at the Magic Kingdom. Although Aaron Wallace touched upon some of the history what he gave was more of a sense of being on the ride. He gave the five senses of what you see, what you will feel, and what you will hear. He gave a more in depth description of what it will be like being in line, around, and near the rides. I felt his reviews were very biased based on his opinions of the attractions. If he didn't like th [...]
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Peter Wright Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
This is so much more than a mere guidebook. First and foremost, it's a love letter to Walt Disney World's first park from an adoring fan. It's also a detailed look, not just at their experiences, but at their creations and, in many cases, their evolution over time. As a bonus, the author suggests movies that thematically tie in with each attraction, often in ways you wouldn't expect. This is a Disney park guidebook unlike any other, and that is a very good thing!
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Kristen Mohr Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
A very well put together book, though I had to knock the author down a bit for his pedantic tone that came out at times, as well as his strange insistence upon the "masculinity" of certain rides. He seemed to discount certain rides because he didn't like/understand the film properties behind them. This was most obvious with his discussion of the rides Mad Tea Party and Buzz Lightyear. Still, this book was full of interesting facts and I mostly enjoyed my reading experience.
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Brian Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I've read a lot of Disney history and guide books. This one was pretty well written but I didn't learn anything that I hadn't already known, hence the three star review. The book covers all of the attractions in the Magic Kingdom sans new Fantasyland. There are promises of future coverage of other parks and I would certainly pick them up.
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Sarah Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Some of the information in this book was fascinating, especially when the author discusses the evolution of a ride. But sometimes it seems that he really has to reach to make his point, and a lot of his connections seem purely fantasy. But Disney is Disney.
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Chelsea Parrish Oct 21, 2019 - 05:55 AM
This book has a lot of cool history and tips about the Magic Kingdom. It's definitely for the Disney fanatic who appreciates the company and the parks in an intellectual way.
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The Thinking Fan's Guide To Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom By Aaron Wallace A different kind of guidebook that leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see the rides and attractions Each attraction gets its own essay covering the history and lore behind it along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work of narrative fiction, whicA different kind of guidebook that leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see the rides and attractions Each attraction gets its own essay covering the history and lore behind it along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work of narrative fiction, which is what Disney attractions actually are Ideal for the enthusiast and returning guest.

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