In this week’s Disney Insider, a reader asks Dave Smith a question about biographies on Walt Disney and the planning, designing and construction of Walt Disney World.
As far as biographies, Dave mentions the following:
- The Magic Kingdom by Steven Watts
- Walt Disney: an American Originalby Bob Thomas
- Walt Disney, The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler (meh–so, so with lots of documented inaccuracies)
- The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disneyby Michael Barrier (my personal favorite)
In addition to Jeff Kurtti’s fantastic Since the World Began, I would also recommend some other titles about Walt Disney World:
- Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney Worldby David Koenig
- Walt Disney’s Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrowby Richard Beard
- The Art of Walt Disney Worldby Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon
You can see other books about Walt Disney World on my bibliography page.
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