Yep…we even found books at Walt Disney World. Countless people were waived politely past us as we strained to get a picture of a book on a shelf in a queue, in a restaurant or during a ride. We were amazed at the amount of books that Disney has used throughout the parks.
I know…I am such a book nerd but Andy is such an enabler!
On our second day, we joined the MouseFest throngs at the Animal Kingdom. Our intent was to get me on Expedition Everest as many times as possible. The first time through the queue, we were shocked at two things: it was walk-on with no wait and there were books everywhere. We did the stand-by twice, FastPass a third time and single riders for the fourth ride. During the FastPass wait, we saw a great little stand that looked like a vendor/shop area. They sold first-aid kits, packs, maps, magazines and books about the Himalayas, mountaineering and the Yeti. It was very cool to stumble upon that.
After a scrutinizing the display area and getting as many pictures as possible, I noticed one of the coolest details that I have ever seen in a Disney Park.
We have talked about this book quite a bit at Imaginerding. It is the one book that everyone should have in their collection.
It was such a great moment. Out of the hundreds of books we saw in the queue, somebody in Imagineering felt it was important to add this book about themselves to this monument of a ride. A monument to Imagineering and the art of storytelling.
As we always say at Imaginerding: It is in the details. Make sure you take a moment the next time you are in the parks to stop, look around and be amazed.