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Have you ever wanted to take a tour of the Disney parks with a historian to uncover more layers to the details? In the A Historical Tour of Walt Disney World series, research historian and high school history teacher, Andrew Kiste, uncovers the hidden details of some of the most popular Walt Disney World attractions.
In volume one, Kiste asks a number of questions. How accurate is the image of pirates as swashbuckling criminals? Why are the boats of the Jungle Cruise being driven by American and European skippers down the exotic rivers of Africa and Asia? What are all the references John makes in the Carousel of Progress? How does the Crystal Palace fit into the theme of turn-of-the-century Main Street, USA? All of these attractions are analyzed along with many others in the first of this series!
This book is perfect for both the amateur historian and fans and guests of Walt Disney World, leading to a richer understanding of the Disney vacation experience!
Continue your historical tour of Walt Disney World with A Historical Tour of Walt Disney World, vol. 2!
Should we really ‘thank the Phoenicians,’ as instructed by Dame Judi Dench? How does the Country Bear Jamboree relate to popular entertainment of the 1890s? Who is the Casey that has a hot dog eatery at the northwest corner of the Magic Kingdom? How does Sunset Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios relate to the 1940s? And what details in Storybook Circus help give observant guests a better understanding of Disney history and the history of the circus?
Join historian Andrew Kiste on the second part of his Historical Tour of Walt Disney World!
In the same way as the first two volumes of Andrew Kiste’s popular A Historical Tour of Walt Disney World series, the historian and teacher takes a few moments to uncover some oft-missed details for observant readers.
How can visitors of Walt Disney World experience 300 years of American history in the span of a few days at Walt Disney World? Guests can start by experiencing the first hundred years of American history in half of the Magic Kingdom. After leaving the park, one can experience a watered-down tour of southern history at Disney’s Port Orleans resorts, before journeying into the cultural history of the twentieth century at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
In volume 3, readers will quickly understand that “red, white, and blue” truly did run through Walt’s veins, something that Imagineers continued when they designed the popular “Vacation Kingdom of the World” over the past fifty years!