It’s not a technology related article, but it is, of course, Disney related. Read my latest essay that’s all about the Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World! Recently, Chad Emerson, author of Project Future, released Four Decades of Magic: Celebrating the First Forty Years of Disney World. The book is a collection of essays from a number of Disney experts, including Jim Korkis, Lou Mongello, and Mike Scopa, just to name a few. Somehow I managed to sneak in there also. There are 28 essays in all (covering a broad range of Disney World topics), and a foreword by Jim Hill. It’s really a great book, and a wonderful way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2011. It’s available now, so hit up the links below to get the book!
For a full press release on Four Decades of Magic, click the link below!
New Book Celebrates Disney World’s 40th Anniversary With Exclusive New Essays
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 5, 2011) – Forty years ago this October, the Walt Disney World Resort first opened its doors. Since then, the resort has become an icon for the Great American Vacation as guests throughout the country, and from worldwide destinations, have traveled to Central Florida to enjoy the most magical place on the planet.
To celebrate this special anniversary, Ayefour Publishing—publishers of Project Future, The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World and Vault of Walt—announces the release of Four Decades of Magic, Celebrating the First Forty Years of Disney World.
This fascinating new book brings together over 20 of the world’s leading Disney-focused writers, authors, and commentators for a compilation of exclusive essays that focus on many of the resort’s most magical moments and attractions from its first four decades.
Contributors include: Tom Corless, Michael Crawford, Jason Diffendal, Greg Ehrbar, Sam Gennawey, Didier Ghez, Adam Goswick, Scott and Carol Holmes, Debra Martin Koma, Jim Korkis, Mike Lee, Chuck Mirarchi, Lou Mongello, Foxx Nolte, Jeffrey Pepper, Michael Scopa, George Taylor, Kevin Yee, and Jim Hill.
“Four Decades of Magic is a terrific stroll down memory lane for any Disney fan and the perfect tribute for Walt Disney World’s 40th anniversary. The book knits together its own “Carousel of Progress” of sorts through a collection of entertaining tales and insightful essays by notable Disney experts about favorite parts of Disney World’s magical journey to date. Four Decades is a charming anthology of Disney memories and intriguing behind-the-scenes insights that range from If You Had Wings and The Hoop Dee Doo Review, to “resorts that never were” and the Beastly Kingdom section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom that never materialized,” explains Vicki Johnson, Principal/CEO of Vicki Johnson Communications, LLC, former Walt Disney Parks & Resorts executive.
“Four Decades of Magic brings together fascinating stories about the Walt Disney World Resort. As a former Disney executive who started out as an hourly Cast Member, this collection rekindled fond memories of my favorite parts of the magic that I experienced over the years,” notes Steven K. Brown, CEO of accesso, former Walt Disney Parks & Resorts executive Four Decades of Magic (ISBN 978-0-615-43101-7 ) is published by Ayefour Publishing at a list price of $19.95.
More information can be found at www.ayefourpublishing.com.