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'Stories from a Theme Park Insider' now available on Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com

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Published: July 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Are you looking for a fun summer read? Do you enjoy stories about theme parks?

Stories from a Theme Park InsiderHave we got a book for you!

Starting today, we're publishing our first eBook, Stories from a Theme Park Insider. I have selected the best stories from our "Theme Park Cast Member Stories" series and rewritten them, adding extra details and few new stories, too. The result is a fun, light, warm read that will satisfy any theme park fan.

What time is the 3:00 parade? Why does a child need to be 40 inches tall to ride Thunder Mountain? What happens when the president of France gets lost inside Pirates of the Caribbean? Stories from a Theme Park Insider answers those questions and more while taking you inside the Magic Kingdom's tunnels and backstage to share the funny stories and embarrassments that can happen when your job is someone else's vacation.

And because Theme Park Insider isn't just me, you'll find your fellow readers' stories in the book, as well. I've selected the best and funniest comments submitted in the "Theme Park Cast Member Stories" and included edited versions of those in the book, too. The result really is the best of the best of ThemeParkInsider.com, with new material and some fun new illustrations.

The very best park? It's cheap - just $3.99. And it is available now for Kindle from Amazon.com and for Nook from barnesandnoble.com. (I've uploaded the book to Apple's iBookstore and it should appear there soon.)

Don't have an eReader? No problem. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download free Kindle and Nook applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. With those apps, you can read "Stories from a Theme Park Insider" and any other eBook.

I hope you'll take a look at the book and support the site by purchasing a copy. If you'd like to take a look, both Amazon and Barnes and Noble allow you to sample before you buy.

I also hope that you'll help us spread the word about Stories from a Theme Park Insider. If you enjoy the book, please submit a review via Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, and click that you found other positive reviews of the book helpful, too.

And please tell your friends and other theme park fans about the book, too, via Facebook, email or other online forums. If this book is a success, I'm planning to follow up with additional stories, books and mobile apps for theme parks.

Finally, thank you to everyone who reads Theme Park Insider for helping make this book possible, especially those who don't just lurk on the site, but contribute to it with your informed, insightful and often very funny posts. You are the real Theme Park Insiders, and I hope that you'll enjoy this book. Please give it a look!

Readers' Opinions

From Ryan S on July 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM
Any chance you can get it on Google Books for those of us poor tablet/smartphone/eReader-less beings?
From Jeff Elliott on July 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM
Robert,

Do you have a list of the contributers you used for the book?

From 69.180.72.139 on July 15, 2011 at 11:03 AM
Just download it for my kindle! And Ryan, just install the Kindle App on your phone (or tablet, or pc).
From Robert Niles on July 15, 2011 at 11:11 AM
Thank you! I'll look into posting it on Google Books, too.
From Andy Milio on July 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Wow, that's really cool! But I have no Kindle or eReader of any kind :(
From Robert Niles on July 15, 2011 at 11:53 AM
Jeff, there are comments in the book that were submitted on the site by readers Steve Alcorn, Scott B, Dan Babbitt, Corbin Barker, TH Creative, Pyra Dong, Diane Graebner, Gareth H and Anthony Murphy. So special thanks to all of them for their comments on the site. (By the way, the comments have been edited and many names in the posts omitted to protect the guilty/innocent.)
From Kelly Smith on July 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM
I just bought a copy for my Kindle!

And to those of you who don't own a Nook or Kindle, you can read Kindle books on your computer -- no special equipment needed!

From Robert Niles on July 15, 2011 at 2:35 PM
Thanks, Kelly
From Anthony Murphy on July 15, 2011 at 9:24 PM
So excited!

Do we have the credits of who is mentioned?

From TH Creative on July 16, 2011 at 3:27 AM
It's always very fulfilling to complete work on a book. Congrats Robert!
From Will Chilcote on July 16, 2011 at 7:27 AM
Grats Robert!!! U tell so many great stories. I hope u sell a ton of copies.
From Anthony Murphy on July 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Just finished the book and I was impressed! A must read!
From Mark Fairleigh on July 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Just grabbed my copy! Loved the reference to my alma mater in "Tunnel Vision"! You wouldn't believe the kind of mileage we get from our "nom de guerre". :D
From Larry Zimmerman on July 17, 2011 at 5:10 AM
I enjoyed it, Robert -- and was pleasantly surprised by how conveniently the Kindle for PC application handles ebooks. Thanks for putting those stories together. Unfortunately, they make me want to quit my day job, drive down to Orlando, and take a chance on a visit to Casting...
From Anthony Murphy on July 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM
I agree with Larry's statement!
From Robert Niles on July 17, 2011 at 12:38 PM
Thanks, everyone, and special thanks to Anthony for submitting an Amazon review. Please keep spreading the word!
From 75.54.117.223 on July 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM
Great book and great website! I wish the book was longer, read it on my Kindle in two sittings. You'll have to write a sequel.
From Tyler Stover on July 18, 2011 at 12:24 PM
I'm happy to hear ebooks can be read on a PC and I'll be downloading the app and book soon. This just makes me wish I had contributed some of my stories.

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