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Married to the Mouse

Married to the Mouse Author Richard E. Foglesong
ISBN-10 0300098286
Release 2003
Pages 274
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Joined together in an extraordinarily close relationship, Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, have become the world's most popular tourist destination. This title traces the history of the ups and downs of this marriage and tells the inside story of Disney's use and abuse of unparalleled governmental powers. The tale raises important questions about cities and the economic development choices they confront.



Married to the Mouse

Married to the Mouse Author Richard E. Foglesong
ISBN-10 9780300133387
Release 2001
Pages 251
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Joined together in an extraordinarily close relationship, Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, have become the world's most popular tourist destination. This intriguing book traces the history of the ups and downs of this "marriage" and tells the inside story of Disney's use and abuse of unparalleled governmental powers. 23 illustrations.



Married to the Mouse

Married to the Mouse Author Richard E. Foglesong
ISBN-10 0300087071
Release 2001
Pages 251
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"Walt Disney World and Orlando have become the world's most popular tourist destination. Using the metaphor of love and marriage, this intriguing book traces the evolution of the Disney World-Orlando relationship, an "economic-development marriage," says the author, characterized by conflict and consensus, individuality and mutual dependency - just like a real marriage." "But there is another side to the story. As the author shows, growth not only gives, it also takes away. Fueled by Disney's arrival, the tremendous growth in Orlando has created public expenditure needs, but not always matching tax resources. It has generated traffic congestion, public facility deficits, affordable housing shortages, and a low-wage economy. This situation is complicated further because of the special enticement granted to the Disney Co. for coming to Florida: their own private government - a sort of "Vatican with Mouse ears" - with powers and immunities that exceed Orlando's."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Immigrant Prince

Immigrant Prince Author Richard E. Foglesong
ISBN-10 0813035791
Release 2011
Pages 269
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"Mel Martinez, the United States’ first Cuban-American senator, came to Florida in 1962 as part of Operation Pedro Pan. His rags-to-riches climb through county, state, and national politics has the character of a storybook saga. In this evenhanded, inspiring, and deeply satisfying biography, Richard Foglesong demonstrates that Martinez became a politician not from an ego-driven desire to exercise power and capture attention, but from a morally driven desire to return the favor for all that he and his family received from their adopted country. His personal story is here seamlessly tied to contemporary political, historical, and social forces, including the role of religion in politics, increasing Latino power, and the contemporary debate over immigration policy. From counting chads to Terri Schiavo to the confirmation of America’s first Latino Supreme Court justice, Martinez has had a role in many recent political controversies. Foglesong explores that aspect of his character, his significance to the larger Latino voting population, and the reason behind his sudden resignation from office. Drawing from Machiavelli, Foglesong describes Martinez as an "Immigrant Prince," a genuine leader who has escaped his own history and shown others the way forward. As a U.S. senator Martinez was respected in both parties for his forthrightness in addressing the problem of America’s undocumented workers and other issues affecting U.S. Latinos"--



Vinyl Leaves

Vinyl Leaves Author Stephen M. Fjellman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050020935
Release 1992
Pages 492
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it as well as for the world of late capitalism, where the commodity form has colonized much of human life. With brilliant technological legerdemain, Disney puts visitors into cinematically structured stories in which pieces of American and world culture become ideological tokens in arguments in favor of commodification and techno-corporate control. Culture is construed as spirit, colonialism and entrepreneurial violence as exotic zaniness, and the Other as child.



Railtown

Railtown Author Ethan N. Elkind
ISBN-10 9780520957206
Release 2014-01-22
Pages 320
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The familiar image of Los Angeles as a metropolis built for the automobile is crumbling. Traffic, air pollution, and sprawl motivated citizens to support urban rail as an alternative to driving, and the city has started to reinvent itself by developing compact neighborhoods adjacent to transit. As a result of pressure from local leaders, particularly with the election of Tom Bradley as mayor in 1973, the Los Angeles Metro Rail gradually took shape in the consummate car city. Railtown presents the history of this system by drawing on archival documents, contemporary news accounts, and interviews with many of the key players to provide critical behind-the-scenes accounts of the people and forces that shaped the system. Ethan Elkind brings this important story to life by showing how ambitious local leaders zealously advocated for rail transit and ultimately persuaded an ambivalent electorate and federal leaders to support their vision. Although Metro Rail is growing in ridership and political importance, with expansions in the pipeline, Elkind argues that local leaders will need to reform the rail planning and implementation process to avoid repeating past mistakes and to ensure that Metro Rail supports a burgeoning demand for transit-oriented neighborhoods in Los Angeles. This engaging history of Metro Rail provides lessons for how the American car-dominated cities of today can reinvent themselves as thriving railtowns of tomorrow.



Rethinking Disney

Rethinking Disney Author Mike Budd
ISBN-10 0819567906
Release 2005-11-14
Pages 341
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Wide-ranging interdisciplinary essays look at the Disney empire.



The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner Author Simon Veness
ISBN-10 9781440528101
Release 2012-04-15
Pages 352
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Start the family fun before you even pack your bags! The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner is more than just a place to keep your important phone numbers and schedules. This all-the-fun-in-one journal is a celebration of the happiest place on earth—and a peek inside its magic! With the help of this planner, you'll make exciting discoveries like where in Epcot to find Mickey-shaped tomatoes and the blink-and-you'll-miss-it eerie surprise on the Tower of Terror. In addition to these never-before-revealed secrets, you'll also discover: The best places to stay and eat for every budget Scheduling strategies to cut your waiting time in long lines Prime viewing spots for parades And hundreds more money- and time-saving (and fun-maximizing) tips Complete with journal pages to record your memories, fold-out maps to help you find your way, and pockets to hold your keepsakes, The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner helps you step into your own "Once Upon a Time" and make your Disney dreams come true!



Vegetarian Walt Disney World and Greater Orlando

Vegetarian Walt Disney World and Greater Orlando Author Susan Shumaker
ISBN-10 0762727039
Release 2003
Pages 259
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The home of Mickey Mouse is not universally known as a mecca for vegetarians, but visitors to Walt Disney World who avoid eating meat can find plenty of good fare and have memorable dining experiences with this helpful--and fun--guide. Vegetarians and other health-conscious travelers (nearly a third of all Americans) will find all the information they need for a fabulous trip, including: *Reviews and ratings of more than 300 restaurants, markets, and lodgings *23 pages of maps of the theme parks and the city, with recommended establishments clearly marked *At-a-glance charts comparing restaurant features, making it quick and easy to find the perfect place to eat *In-depth chapters on Universal Orlando and the Disney Cruise Line *Vegetarian-friendly dining at Orlando International Airport



Where Is Walt Disney World

Where Is Walt Disney World Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9780515158441
Release 2018-05-22
Pages 112
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Building the most magical place on earth was no fairy tale. Learn the story behind the creation of Walt Disney World. In 1964, when Walt Disney and his brother Roy decided to build a second theme park in the Florida swamplands, they kept it super hush-hush. Why? Well, if word got out that they planned to buy up lots of land, the price would have skyrocketed. So the Disneys cleverly covered up their trail, avoiding the Orlando airport and even using made-up names, like Walt and Roy Davis, for their flights. The deception worked. In covering the history of the "Most Magical Place On Earth," Joan Holub takes readers both behind the scenes and underneath the park (there are secret employee-only tunnels that form one big circle under the Magic Kingdom). Loaded with fun facts, this book is a great companion to Who Was Walt Disney?



Moving to Main Street U S A

Moving to Main Street  U  S  A Author Michele Atwood
ISBN-10 1683900529
Release 2017-03-11
Pages 150
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Next Door to Mickey Mouse Fess up. If you could quit your job, pull your kids out of school, sell your house, and say goodbye to your friends, you'd move to the doorstep of Walt Disney World, in a heartbeat. But who can do that? Scott and Michele Atwood did. And in doing so they built a Disney business. Here's how! From cold, snowy Michigan, Michele Atwood tried to run her popular Disney site, The Main Street Mouse. It wasn't easy. All the action was many hundreds of miles away, in Orlando. Her dream--her Disney dream--was to earn enough money from The Main Street Mouse to support her family. But from Michigan? No way. So she shut down the site and got a real job. Except ... she didn't! If Disney couldn't come to her, she'd go to it. She persuaded her husband, Scott, that it made perfect sense to pull up stakes and rent a house near Disney World, a house they'd never seen, and count on the website to pay the bills. After some difficult times, Florida began to feel like home, and The Main Street Mouse became one of the biggest, most successful Disney fan sites in the world. And they blogged happily ever after! The Atwood's story is a real Disney dream come true.



Project Future

Project Future Author Chad Denver Emerson
ISBN-10 0615347770
Release 2010
Pages 185
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The Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida is one of the world's most famous vacation destinations. This iconic resort is now located in what once was thousands of acres of swamp and marshland. Through spy-like moves and innovative strategies, Walt Disney and his cadre of creative leaders turned this massive swamp land into today's Disney World. This books shares the amazing behind the scenes story of how Disney's Florida resort, code-named Project Future, rose from the marshes of Central Florida to become one of the world's most popular theme park resorts.



Walt Disney and the Quest for Community

Walt Disney and the Quest for Community Author Steve Mannheim
ISBN-10 9781317000587
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 218
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During the final months of his life, Walt Disney was consumed with the world-wide problems of cities. His development concept at the time of his death on December 15th, 1966 would be his team’s conceptual response to the ills of the inner cities and the sprawl of the megalopolis: the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or, as it became known, EPCOT. This beautifully written, instantly engrossing volume focuses on the original concept of EPCOT, which was conceived by Disney as an experimental community of about 20,000 people on the Disney World property in central Florida. With its radial plan, 50-acre town center enclosed by a dome, themed international shopping area, greenbelt, high-density apartments, satellite communities, monorail and underground roads, the original EPCOT plan is reminiscent of post-war Stockholm and the British New Towns, as well as today's transit-oriented development theory. Unfortunately, Disney himself did not live long enough to witness the realization of his model city. However, EPCOT's evolution into projects such as the EPCOT Center and the town of Celebration displays a remarkable commitment by the Disney organization to the original EPCOT philosophy, one which continues to have relevance in the fields of planning and development.



The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Author Susan Veness
ISBN-10 9781440587818
Release 2015-04-03
Pages 256
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Your guide to Disney's hidden treasures--including Fantasyland and Storybook Circus secrets! Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much you miss during your trip to Walt Disney World. From where to find hidden Imagineer signatures to the secrets behind the carriage numbers in the Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak play area, learn all about the hidden magic that permeates these fabulous resorts in this tell-all handbook. You will also get the insider's take on: The Disney family coat of arms standing guard at the entrance to Cinderella Castle The surprise song that plays in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train queue area The mysterious concentric circles in the Temple of Heaven in Epcot's China pavilion The lipstick stain on the champagne glass sitting on the table in the Tower of Terror Complete with a whole new section on the Fantasyland and Storybook Circus expansion, The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World, 2nd Edition will inspire you to relive the magic year after year!



Teaching with Disney

Teaching with Disney Author Julie C. Garlen
ISBN-10 1433128810
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 229
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Teaching with Disney, the first comprehensive volume on Disney as cultural pedagogy and classroom praxis, explores what it means to teach, learn, and live in a world where many familiar discourses are dominated by The Walt Disney Company. The book analyzes the ways in which the powerful messages of Disney shape the way we teach and learn. Featuring scholars from a wide range of educational contexts, including educational foundations, art education, higher education, K-12 contexts, adult education, media literacy, critical pedagogy, and curriculum studies, this book is accessible and interesting to a global audience of educational researchers and practitioners as well as undergraduate and graduate students in educational foundations, curriculum and instruction, curriculum theory, critical media education, art education, sociology of education, and related fields. Discussion questions are provided for each chapter to help facilitate class discussions and assignments. This is an excellent assignment text for education classrooms.



LIFE Inside the Disney Parks

LIFE Inside the Disney Parks Author Life Magazine Editors
ISBN-10 9781547841875
Release 2018-03-30
Pages 96
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Walt Disney spent his life dreaming impossible dreams, and achieved the most impossible dream of all - the amusement park to end all amusement parks: Disneyland!



The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2017

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2017 Author Bob Sehlinger
ISBN-10 9781628090536
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 848
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Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World digs deeper and offers more than any other guide. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World explains how Walt Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With an Unofficial Guide in hand, and authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides, find out what's available in every category, from best to worst, and use step-by-step detailed plans to help make the most of your time at Walt Disney World.