The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom by Susan VenessThe Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom by Susan Veness

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's…

bySusan Veness

Paperback | June 18, 2009

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Sure, it's the Happiest Place on Earth, but how much do the 45 million-plus people who visit the Disney World theme parks annually really know about it? From where to find all the hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota's ring at the Haunted Mansion, learn all about the hidden magic that permeates these fabulous resorts in this tell-all handbook. Readers also get the insider's take on:
  • The smell of home-baked cookies on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom
  • The Fountain of World Friendship in Epcot that contains water from rivers and oceans around the globe
  • Walt Disney's opening day speech tapped out in Morse Code in Frontierland
  • The eco-friendly benches (recycled milk jugs) in the Animal Kingdom
  • Two versions of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Complete with secret tips from Disney's Imagineers, this book is the perfect in-park companion for Disney World fans.
Susan Veness (Orlando, FL) is a travel writer, researcher and itinerary planner specializing in Florida, Disney, and the theme parks. A former online travel agent, she became principal research assistant for the UK's bestselling Brit's Guide travel series in 2002. She also writes for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and other m...
Title:The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 18, 2009Publisher:Adams MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1605500631

ISBN - 13:9781605500638


Rated 5 out of 5 by from To pack in your luggages After going through this book, I am so looking forward to be able to bring my kids to Walt Disney World and explore their secrets. I want to feel it, smell it, experience it with my family. The book is divided in four major chapters; The Magic Kingdom – Main Street U.S.A., Fantasyland, Liberty Square, Frontierland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Mickey’s Toontown Fair, and Magic Kingdom’s Timeline. Epcot – Future World, World Showcase, and Epcot Timeline. Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, courtyard, Animation Courtyard, Pizar Studios, Streets of America, Commissary Lane, Echo Lake, Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Timeline Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Entrance, The Oasis, Discovery Island, DinoLand U.S.A., Asia, Africa, Camp Minnie-Mickey, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Timeline. When I went through the book, I could see that a lot of things have changed since the last time we went there during our honeymoon more than 13 years ago. Time flies… And I dream to bring my own kids to Walt Disney World. The book will list a bunch of fun things to discover while you visit Walt Disney World. For example, before you enter the Cinderella Castle, look up. An apartment suite was included in the original design of the castle, although Walt passed away before it was built. His brother Roy was offered the suite, but declined. It became a storage location and is now used as an area for castle performers to relax. This in only an example of many other tidbits of information that can be found throughout the book about the four theme park that you can visit at Walt Disney World. One of the few things we saw while going to Walt Disney World back in 1998, was this electrical post next to the highway. I thought it was very original that someone has decided to do this. Throughout the book you will also find fascinating fact about the theme parks. For example, did you know that… Natural pest management is used throughout Walt Disney World. Disney releases 250,000 warrior insects – they get rid of harmful pests – each year, and even allows guests to take part via the Ladybug Release at Epcot. Interestingly enough, feral cats also roam Disney property, working hard to keep the rodent population down… Knowing this I am wondering when the Ladybug Release is happening because you can bet that I would love to participate to this… It would be totally cool and I know for sure that my little ladybug would adore this too! Bottom line, if you are a regular of Walt Disney World and would love to discover a new facet of the park, I suggest that you get yourself a copy of The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World. And if you are not a regular (like us), this book should also be in your luggage next time you decide to explore the park especially if you have kids with you. It would be a delight to discover Walt Disney with a guide book like this one. As for us, I am keeping our copy because I know we will use it quite a bit on our next visit.
Date published: 2011-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it really enjoyed this book was very informative I took the keys to the kingdom tour and this book confirms so much of what we saw and were told cant wait to go back to Disney armed with it for exploring would recommend it to everyone who is going to Disney for that little bit extra magic. A great find
Date published: 2011-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! :) I know that there are some inaccuracies in the first couple of pages about the whole Tinekerbell experience, but please note that Tinkerbell can be awaken but by a bell as apposed to someone tapping a box. If it is researched you will find the change. I am heading to Disney this year and can not wait. This book has really opened up my eyes to all the hidden wonders that Disney has to offer their visitors and I am excited to share these with my kids. I have read it once and I am reading again for a second time, and I plan on taking the book with me on my Disney vacation. I highly recommend this book for the true Disney lover!
Date published: 2009-08-18