Aaron’s first book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, is now available!
The new book is officially available in bookstores nationwide (and in select countries outside the U.S.) and online everywhere! The paperback can be found on Amazon.com right now — and at a great price!
Disney fans can also preorder the book from BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, or their favorite book etailer. International readers can preorder from their country’s online Amazon store.
Prefer eBooks? The book is also available for the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks (iPad, iPhone, etc.), and a variety of other eBook formats!
The reviews are in and the book is a hit! Find out more about this first-of-its-kind book after the jump.
The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see – the rides and shows.
Each attraction gets its own examination covering the history and lore behind it, along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work of narrative fiction, which is what Disney attractions actually are. Ideal for newcomers, enthusiasts, and returning guests alike.
By looking at each attraction in depth, The Thinking Fan’s Guide unlocks the secret of what makes Magic Kingdom so enduringly spellbinding for millions of people every year. Whether it’s their first visit or their five hundredth, readers will find new insight and a deeper appreciation for the Walt Disney World experience.
The book endeavors to answer questions that will have fans fascinated.
Find out why Space Mountain is a “mountain,” what makes It’s a Small World a “fantasy,” what Tomorrowland really means by “Tomorrow,” and why Stitch’s Great Escape! grates on so many people’s nerves.
How do the Animatronics (i.e. robots) in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh contribute to Christopher Robin’s imagination? What role does gender play in New Fantasyland? And how exactly do parades and fireworks make us feel like kids again?
Funny, clever, and honest, The Thinking Fan’s Guide presents brand-new, substantive ideas in a way that is entertaining, easy, and quick to read.
The author’s passion and affection for all things Disney comes through in engaging and reverent prose, even when the book takes the occasional attraction to task (the aforementioned Stitch show is an example). It’s also the first book in print to devote substantive attention to the popular new in-park role-playing game, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.
Every attraction is paired with a TV or movie recommendation in a feature called “WATCH THIS.” The movies aren’t the ones readers will expect. Learn why Mary Poppins is the perfect companion piece for Splash Mountain, for example, or how “LOST” ties in with the Swiss Family Treehouse, and what connects non-Disney films like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Hello, Dolly! to Main Street, U.S.A.
Harry Potter fans will also be intrigued by J.K. Rowling’s influence on today’s Disney park.
A “Facts & Stats” sidebar for each attraction will give travelers the nuts-and-bolts information they need for effective trip planning, but The Thinking Fan’s Guide‘s real value is its thought-provoking analysis and contagious passion for Walt Disney World. Relive each and every attraction through captivating assessments to realize why Disney is simply so easy to love.
Order the paperback now: Amazon.com | BarnesandNoble.com | BooksAMillion.com
Order the eBook now: Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble Nook | Apple iBooks (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
Read the reviews!
Access a free excerpt from the book at The Intrepid Traveler!
Learn more about the author.