There’s a lot of fun one can have at a Disney themed park but if you stop for a second and really think about the attraction you’re on, you will realize that a lot of thought, planning and vision went into making it what it is right now.
There are so many official documents, articles and books about the legendary Walt Disney, the visionary behind the Disney both young and old love.
Can anything really be left to tell the world? Well, if you pick up the well respected Disney historian Jim Korkis’ book The Vault of Disney you will learn that there is so much that is yet to be shared…
The unofficial, unauthorized and uncensored Disney history stories that have never been told will finally be revealed with the release of the new Ayefour book, The Vault of Walt by internationally renowned Disney Historian Jim Korkis.
This unique Disney history companion features a lengthy foreword by Diane Disney Miller, the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, who praises the writing as “honest, and well written…so authentic, so true to my dad’s spirit, so unprejudiced and non-judgmental that as I read it I could see the twinkle in dad’s eye, hear his laugh.”
The book is divided into four sections: stories about Walt Disney’s life, stories about the Disney Films, stories of the Disney Theme Parks and finally stories about out of the ordinary Disney History from the Mickey Mouse radio show of the Thirties to why the FBI was upset with Walt and everything else in between. Each section is composed of chapters that are self contained stories featuring anecdotes, quotes and facts that have never before appeared in print.
“I became deeply concerned that this unique history was disappearing with the deaths of those people who actually knew Walt and who first shared many of these wonderful stories with me,” stated Korkis. “There is something for everyone in the book from the most knowledgeable Disney fan to the casually curious reader.”
“The book is called The Vault of Walt because these are the ‘lost’ stories that have been locked away for decades and forgotten. Now is the time to open that vault and share them with a wider audience because they provide a fascinating perspective on Disney achievements and events,” said Korkis. “In addition, they are an awful lot of fun.”
It is interesting to read the untold nuggets of how Walt Disney decided Sleeping Beauty’s Castle needed to be a ‘walk-through’, Disney’s original vision for Tom Sawyer’s Island and the secret of Cinderella’s Golden Carousel.
The reader is also introduced to who Walt Disney was at home especially as a father and as a husband.
One will be appreciative to learn of his humble beginnings…the way he’d juggle his duties as a newspaper boy and work at school inbetween the routes he needed to complete early in the morning and late in the evening.
This book does makes entertaining reading and is definitely a must add in any Disney fan’s collection of Disney history and facts especially as all thirty six chapters unfold Disney buzz that you won’t find anywhere else!
You can buy The Vault of Walt by Jim Korkis on Amazon.com for 19.95 US$
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