Originally published on the Asheboro Courier-Tribune
Guild presents ‘The Art of the Amusement Park’ with Taylor
ASHEBORO — George Taylor, Disney historian, internationally known Disney writer and pod-caster, will give a lecture on the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World.
Taylor serves as the assistant director of the Randolph County Public Library by day and an “all things Disney ‘imagiNERD’ ” during the rest of his waking life.
The free lecture titled, “The Art of the Amusement Park,” is hosted by the Randolph Arts Guild. The lecture highlights the attraction side of the park that the public experiences, the behind-the-scenes nuts and bolts, and the little known tidbits in-between.
This event is free to the public and is designed for the young and the young at heart. Participants are free to wear their Disney-themed attire. The lecture takes place Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro.
For more information, call (336) 629-0399 or visit online atwww.randolphartsguild.com.
Taylor has been a Disney fan since his early days watching “Winnie the Pooh” and other classic Disney cartoons. It wasn’t until 1994, when he first visited Walt Disney World in Florida, that he became a full-fledged Disney Geek. He started collecting Disney theme park books during his first trip and now has amassed one of the largest private collections of Disney books in the world with over 650 titles.
Taylor started Imaginerding.com with his younger brother in 2007. Since then, he has become an internationally acclaimed essayist, author, podcaster and Disney historian.
Currently, Taylor writes two weekly columns at Mice Chat, one of the largest Disney-related sites in the world. His columns are read by an average of 100,000 people each week. He is also the co-host (with Jeff Heimbuch) of Communicore Weekly, a video/podcast that looks at all things Disney: History, books, bathrooms, restaurants and Five Legged Goats.
What’s a Five Legged Goat?
It’s a hidden detail at a Disney park that you might miss! The show has found a responsive audience and is surpassing George and Jeff’s wildest dreams. The stats continue to shoot through the roof with well over 150,000 downloads a month.
You can find Taylor in quite a few places:
* ImagiNERDing http://micechat.com/category/features/disney-world-history/ (a look at the nerdier side of theme park life).
* The Disney Review http://micechat.com/category/features/the-disney-review-features/(Reviews of books, Disney films and Blu-ray releases).
* Communicore Weekly http://www.communicoreweekly.com/ (The Greatest Online Show).
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