The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

by Susan Veness


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Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much you miss during your trip to Disney World. From where to find hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota's ring at the Haunted Mansion, you'll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates these incredible parks in this tell-all handbook. You'll also get the insider's take on:

The smell of home-baked cookies on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom

Two versions of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney's opening-day speech tapped out in Morse Code in Frontierland

The eco-friendly benches (recycled milk jugs) in the Animal Kingdom

The Fountain of World Friendship in Epcot that contains water from rivers and oceans around the globe

Complete with secret tips from Disney's Imagineers, The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World will inspire you to relive the magic year after year!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435146075
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 99,102
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Veness is an international travel writer, researcher, online content provider, and itinerary planner specializing in Florida, Disney, Orlando’s theme parks, and cruising. She is the author of four books in The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World series, and co-author of The Brit Guide to Orlando and the biography Defying Expectations. She has been visiting Walt Disney World since it opened in 1971 and, with a home just minutes from the Mouse, she continues to tour the parks on a regular basis.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Magic Kingdom 2

Main Street U.S.A. 3

Fantasyland 10

Liberty Square 20

Frontierland 31

Adventureland 38

Tomorrowland 43

Mickey's Toontown Fair 46

Magic Kingdom Timeline 50

Chapter 2 Epcot 66

Future World 68

World Showcase 84

Epcot Timeline 118

Chapter 3 Disney's Hollywood Studios 126

Hollywood Boulevard 127

Sunset Boulevard 129

Courtyard 138

Animation Courtyard 145

Pixar Studios 146

Streets of America 152

Commissary Lane 163

Echo Lake 163

Hollywood Hills Amphitheater 166

Disney's Hollywood Studios Timeline 167

Chapter 4 Disney's Animal Kingdom 178

Entrance 180

The Oasis 181

Discovery Island 183

DinoLand U.S.A 190

Asia 201

Africa 216

Camp Minnie-Mickey 224

Disney's Animal Kingdom Timeline 225

Appendix A References 231

Appendix B Solutions to Hints 233

Index 237

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