Married to the Mouse Walt Disney World and Orlando Richard E. Foglesong
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- Publication date:
- 13 Jun 2003
- 288 pages: 234 x 156 x 19mm
- 23 illustrations, bibliographical references , index
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.
Richard E. Foglesong is professor of politics at Rollins College.
"One of the book's greatest strengths is its rich detail about how a notoriously secretive company goes to great lengths to preserve its image as the home of the Magic Kingdom." Alecia Swasy, New York Times "Here is a book that will change the way that you look at the Mouse. Not only does ol' Mickey have fuzzy ears and a cute, squeaky voice, but sharp teeth and claws too." Catherine Collins, co-author of Celebration, U.S.A.: Living in Disney's Brave New World "The most readable book on a planning topic since Joel Garreau's Edge City... a richly textured narrative." Planning Magazine