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Christmas gifts for theme park fans: 'The Imagineering Way'

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Published: November 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

imagineering-way.jpg During the Disney Legends panel I covered at the IAAPA Attractions Expo last week, former Disney Imagineering President Marty Sklar quoted a few words from the book, The Imagineering Way, a collection of essays from theme park designers at the Walt Disney Company.

(I noticed that Sklar's copy of the book included what looked like several dozen green stickies marking various pages on the book, so, clearly, it contained much that Sklar thought worth sharing with the audience, even if he didn't get to every note.)

I mention this book as a potential holiday gift for theme parks fans also because Amazon is offering the paperback version for the stocking-stuffer-cheap price of $1.84. As of this writing, only a few copies appears to be left at that price, so click quickly if you're interested.

Readers' Opinions

From Kari Harrison on November 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM
I bought this book a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Definitely a good stocking stuffer for anyone interested in theme parks and Imagineering.
From Anthony Murphy on November 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM
Fantastic Book!
From on November 24, 2009 at 2:06 PM
I bought this book a couple of years ago while at Disney. While it doesn't really reveal anything interesting about Disney and Imagineering necessarily, it gives a lot of good tips on creativity and the process of maintaining that creative edge. The book is laid out in very short chapters each by a different imagineer telling about their own inspirational thought processes or other miscellany related to imagineering.

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