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The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream is the story of how Walt Disney's greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors' battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt's vision maintained momentum, thrived, and taught future generations how to do it Walt Disney's way.
©2014 Sam Gennawey (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on 14-07-2015

The History of a Landmark

This is an interesting look at a great entertainment icon. From its humble beginnings to looking forward to tomorrow. A great listening experience for anyone who has been or is planning to visit Disneyland for the first time.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 24-03-2015

The narration is killing me.

2 1/2 hours in but doubt I can finish with this narration. I have over 800 downloads this is in the bottom 5 narrations for me.

If you want a great book on Disney go with "Walt Disney the Triumph of the American Imagination" great book, great narration that gives you much more than Disneyland and intimately brings Walt's story to you. I listened to the unabridged version. 33 hrs. and actually listened twice with many books marks on things we can learn from one most extraordinary people there has ever been.

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13 of 16 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Baloo on 11-11-2014

I Was There

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My parents moved to pre-freeway and pre-Disney Anaheim when I was two-years old. As I approached six years old I remember sleeping with my window open, smelling orange blossoms and hearing the Mark Twain whistle from a few miles away.

In short, I enjoyed this book very much. In fact, I listened to it twice, back-to-back. However, I believe my enthusiasm was because this was a page from my life.

I remember going to Disneyland many times, meeting Walt sitting at the end of main street, no crowds and enjoying all the park as it evolved.

Even my Grad Night (Anaheim High School) was held at this venue. I'm not sure if non-Disney fans will enjoy the book as much as I did. However, I can attest to the fact that it is an excellent narrative on the evolution of the Magic Kingdom.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 03-05-2015

A realy great insight

What made the experience of listening to The Disneyland Story the most enjoyable?

Lots of detail. Gave a really good inside view of the characters that made up the Disneyland story

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ste on 19-07-2018

very interesting

I like Disney, always have and I think I always will. This book provides a thorough history of the California parks and it's very well produced.

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