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    I'm looking to read a biography on Walt Disney and a good historical book on Disneyland (how it was created and such), what are some really good ones? I know some info from being an APer and being at the park every week but I recently got hired as a CM and just feel that it's only right that I should read up on Walt Disney and some Disneyland history.
    "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
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    Re: Recommend some books to me..

    Disneyland books:
    The Nickel Tour by David Mumford and Bruce Gordon(out of print)
    Any and all E-Ticket magazines
    Disneyland: The Inside Story by Randy Bright(out of print)
    Disneyland: Then, Now and Forever by Bruce Gordon and Tim O'Day

    Books on Walt Disney:
    Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas(easily acquired and very well written)
    The Story of Walt Disney by Diane Disney Miller (more like Walt's semi-official autobiography, actually.)
    Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney by Katherine and Richard Green
    Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney by Amy Boothe Green and Howard E. Green
    Walt Disney's Railroad Story by Michael Broggie (An excellant book!)

    Have fun!
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      Good luck finding a copy of The Nickel Tour. My daughter has a copy and I wish now I had bought a few of them when I got hers. The cheapest I could find online for a copy was almost $300... and thats IF I could find it.

      But its a fantastic book! My daughter and I collect postcards, and it has a lot of info on all of the cards, and a lot of the history of the park itself. I'm hoping they come out with a re-issue of it since the author just passed away.




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        I like how you titled this thread.
        Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

        ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          I really like Disney the first 100 years by Dave Smith and How to be like Walt by Pat Williams

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            Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler

            I'm listening to it at them moment until I can afford to buy it, but it is amazing.

            Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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