Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney Magic Kingdoms
Disney, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
efore he retired in 2009, Marty Sklar was the vice-chairman and principal creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering. He spent his fifty year career creating, enhancing and expanding Disney's magical empire and he has been recognized as a Disney Legend for his work.
his fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the various Disney World parks were developed and how the eye-popping special effects were created will keep readers spellbound. From the problems that nearly deep-sixed the first park in Anaheim to the challenge of turning a swamp into Epcot in Florida, Sklar shares his experiences in one of the most demanding jobs in the Disney empire.
esides sharing what it was like to work for Walt and other members of the Disney clan, the author also delves into what he terms '
riding the Michael Eisner roller coaster
'. In addition, you'll get a sense of the challenges that went along with opening Disney Parks in other countries.
here have been a number of books written on the entertainment empire that Walt Disney created and this one certainly ranks among the top five thus far published.
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