- The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town by Andrew Ross. 2000.
Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross spent a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration–the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an ultraprogressive school, hospital, and high-tech infrastructure, Celebration was to offer a fresh start in a world gone wrong. Yet behind the picket fences, gleaming facades, and “Kodak moment” streetscapes, Ross discovered a real place with real problems, and not a theme park village cooked up by the Imagineers. Compelling and wide-ranging in its analysis, The Celebration Chronicles provides a startlingly fresh perspective on the link between contemporary urban planning and corporate bottom lines.
- Old Hollywood and Vine Restaurant (disneyfoodreport.com)
- My Disney Library: Around the World With Disney (imaginerding.com)
- Book Review: Disney’s America on Parade (imaginerding.com)
- Book Review: Walt Disney World, the First Decade (imaginerding.com)
- 1991 Walt Disney World Map (imaginerding.com)
- My Disney Library: Attention to Detail, A Look at Walt Disney World Parks. (imaginerding.com)