The Walt Disney World That Never Was: Secret Stories Of Extinct Walt Disney World

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Description de l’éditeur

"In 1964, Walt Disney began secretly buying millions of dollars worth of Central Florida farmland. As vast areas of land were purchased in lots of 5,000 acres here, 20,000 there -- at remarkably high prices -- rumors flew as to who needed so much land and had the money to acquire it.

Beginning with Walt's earliest conceptions for ""Progress City"", a centrally planned, centrally run community where people could work, live, and play, Gennawey weaves urban planning concepts into a meticulously researched historical narrative that culminates in Walt's death and his brother Roy's decision to focus on building a new theme park in Florida, not an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

In this book, you'll read about:

-Walt's early attempts at ""physical entertainment"" with steam trains and Disneyland

-The building blocks of theme park design, and how they were put to use in the creation of Disneyland

-Why the Mineral King and Independence Lake projects failed

-The real story of the Florida Project, and why Walt didn't want to build another Disneyland in Florida

-n in-depth look at what Walt hoped to accomplish with EPCOT, and whether he could have done it

-How EPCOT might have been built, with Walt calling the shots: an eye-opening what-if analysis

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GENRE
Tourisme et voyages
SORTIE
2021
6 octobre
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
399
Pages
ÉDITIONS
GEOFFREY HEPTINSTALL
TAILLE
814,8
Ko