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The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness

While I have never had the chance to visit Disney World, I have had the chance to visit Disneyland many times over the years. My uncle took me for my 5th birthday to celebrate my venture into the education world (read: before I went to kindergarten) and many summers afterward. A few years ago, we took Little T for his first trip while I was eight months pregnant with Drama King. A lot had changed since I was a kid but the magic is still the same.

Book: The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness

Sure, it’s the Happiest Place on Earth, but how much do the 45 million-plus people who visit the Disney World theme parks annually really know about it?

From where to find all the hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota’s ring at the Haunted Mansion, readers learn all about the hidden magic that permeates these fabulous resorts in this tell-all handbook.

Readers also get the insider’s take on:

  • The smell of home-baked cookies on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom
  • The Fountain of World Friendship in Epcot that contains water from rivers and oceans around the globe
  • Walt Disney’s opening day speech tapped out in Morse Code in Frontierland
  • The eco-friendly benches (recycled milk jugs) in the Animal Kingdom
  • Two versions of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Complete with secret tips from Disney’s Imagineers, this book is the perfect in-park.

I was drawn to review this book because I wanted to get a glimpse into the differences between Disneyland and Disney World. It seems a lot is the same but vastly different at the same time. This book is the perfect in-park guide but don’t expect kids to get into the hidden treasures since they’ll be over stimulated with the magic of Walt Disney.

If you are planning a trip to either park, make sure you pick up this book. Oh, and do you know how they create the ghostly images you’ve seen in The Haunted Mansion? Amazingly simple effect executed perfectly by Disney’s Imagineers.

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By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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