Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind-the-Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real
Imagineers & Melody Malmberg
Disney, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
es, this book is pricey but readers of all ages will find the money well spent once they open the oversized volume and explore its many wonders. In this sequel to
Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind-the-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real
, the studio's imagineers serve up another fanciful dose of magic with an even closer look at who they are, what they do, and how they do it.
he Disney staff explains the tools they use and where and how they use them; plus these talented folks also delve into their theories of imagineering. This deluxe volume contains rough drawings, conceptual models and behind the scenes stories showcasing Disney's newest attractions and innovations from the inside out. You'll also be given an exclusive peek inside the research and development lab to see what new magic will soon be rolled out for the public to enjoy.
n addition to the extensive chapters on
, there are separate essays that address a number of issues. For example, Robert Iger discuses
Why We Imagineer
while Jay Rasulo explains
Our Brand of Destination
and Marty Sklar provides a piece entitled
Imagineering: A History That's No Mystery
ould-be imagineers will want to play close attention to the
and articles such as
So you want to be an Imagineer ... or maybe just think like one
Things Imagineers Do
Imagineering Adventures Around the World
eautifully engineered with brilliant illustrations and foldout sections, this volume is a collector's piece and a book that you'll pore over for hours. Whether you have a professional interest in the subject matter or just are fascinated by how the Disney people work their magic, this is a highly informative book and a must purchase. Don't wait too long, though. I think this is probably a limited edition.
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