Started in 1991 by Disney Legend and Imagineering executive Marty Sklar, the program has expanded to distinct versions sponsored by Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort. Having developed such timeless rides as Tower of Terror, Rock n Roller Coaster (my two all time favorites), Cars Land, Test Track, its tough to be a bug, and numerous others, its a joy to take a walk with Kevin as he reminisces about his time working on these attractions. $53.99. Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making Magic Real by The Imagineers, is a book about what goes into creating the Walt Disney parks in Orlando and Anaheim. Description: Award-winning filmmaker Pete Docter and veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Christopher Merritt share a deluxe two-book slip-cased set celebrating Disney Legend Marc Davis. Refresh and try again. Another Imagineering book worth buying is Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making The Magic Real, by “The Imagineers” (actually written by Kevin Rafferty and Bruce Gordon, with image selection and research by Randy Webster and David Mumford). He is the author of more than thirty books, a writer-director of award-winning documentary content, and a respected public speaker. I'd have loved more technical details and less "magic.". Hardcover. Beautiful book and engaging read. 4.8 out of 5 stars 7,595 5, Steve DeGaetano Walt Disney Imagineering Hardcover Book - A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic - Hyperion - 1st Edition - Signed by 6!!! Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force that imagines, designs and brings to life all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Great insight and details. This book skims the history and construction of the parks in a superficial and unsatisfying manner. Also goes into detail about how the artist/designers came up with rides, movies etc. Quite the entertaining read and a fanciful dream for any Disney fan or designer. It took me so long to read this book! Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. But very much worth looking at, if only for the art. What a fantastic read! There were many new pictures and behind the scenes looks that my multiple other books have never shared. The writing reeks of corporate propaganda. Character / Series. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I was hoping for something much more technical and secret-revealing. I wish the book had been just a bit more detailed in terms of the actualization of some of the attractions. A great collection of art all around. How can you make dreams come true? Oh well. The written content is, sadly, a little on the shallow side. : Walt Disney Imagineering : A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real by Michael D. Eisner, Imagineers Staff and Disney Book Group Staff (1998, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. The book spends two hundred pages painting Imagineering as a wonderland for creative people, but anyone with a brain in their head knows that's a fantasy. The hefty volumes showcase Marc’s mostly unseen Disney theme park concept art and offer a unique behind-the-scenes view as told through Marc’s own words. The book goes into the design process of creating new attractions or new resorts at their two flagship parks. The content is a little thin on detail, but it is always interesting to go even slightly behind the scenes. This book was fantastic! This deluxe jacketed hardcover book offers a lavish visual celebration of one of Disney’s most impactful and beloved creations: the Disney Monorail. The emphasis on “MORE magic” in the title is because there is an older version of the book that was published in 1998. . Regardless this is a great coffee table book and an awesome conversation piece, as well as having tons of pictures about concepts and early models for a lot of attractions. Previously: Ink & Paint by Mindy Johnson a fantastic look at the women of Disney animation. Disney Publishing participates in affiliate commission programs, including with Amazon, which means that we may earn advertising fees from purchases you make from the links on this page. I sense the heavy hand of corporate on this. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Disney or wants to be an Imagineer. It's a very light, very brief look at the creative process of WDI. For me personally, the highlights of the book are the park attraction posters, logos, and bottle labels which I'm obsessed with. Replete with drawings, models, and original artwork, a detailed profile of Walt Disney's Imagineers traces how the company's engineers combined science and imagination to create Walt Disney World and the rest of the Disney empire. A flip-through the Disney Editions Book "Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making MORE Magic Real" by The Imagineers. This includes mostly early drawings and pictures of popular rides as well as the blue prints for entire parks like Epcot in Disney World and Animal Kingdom in Disney World. Start by marking “Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real” as Want to Read: Error rating book. They not only provide lots of interesting details about the design of the parks, but they are also a great look at the design principles used by Walt Disney Imagineering in the design of all of the parks, resorts, and attractions they create. For die-hard Disney Parks fans like myself, MAGIC JOURNEY by Imagineer Kevin Rafferty is a must read. The Imagineers are like Santa's elves: they are the nuts-and-bolts workers who allow Disney's magic to take flight. When Marty was president of Walt Disney Imagineering, he created a list of principles and ideals for the team, aptly named Mickey’s Ten Commandments. There was a lot of interesting insight on how the Imagineering process works and what goes on behind the scenes. It was a textbook for one of her sister's classes at UCLA. lol. Full of absolutely inspiring full color photos depicting every angle of the imagineering process, but most of the writing leaves a lot to be desired. Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real (A Walt Disney Imagineering Book) The Imagineers. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company Robert Iger. The Imagineers tell their own stories, as well as how they got there, what they do on a daily basis, what they show their friends in the parks, and how you can learn what it takes to become an Imagineer. There really isn't any plot for this book and even lacks a ton of dialogue but that is not the purpose of the book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pre-order it today via Amazon and help support The Disney Blog via the affiliate link that returns a small portion of the purchase price to us.. October 7th 1998 Using this code of standards as his organizational flow, Marty provides readers with insights and advice from himself and dozens of hands-on Imagineers from around the globe. 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