Behind the Ride: How Disney Imagineers Deliver the Magic (Paperback)

Behind the Ride: How Disney Imagineers Deliver the Magic By Bob McLain (Editor), David Mumpower Cover Image

Behind the Ride: How Disney Imagineers Deliver the Magic (Paperback)


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Behind the Pixie Dust Curtain

Every Disney attraction comes with a story, and every story involves a few tricks of the trade that only Imagineers know. Here's your chance to peek behind the curtain and learn some of the secrets about thirty of the most popular Disney theme park rides.

David Mumpower takes you behind-the-scenes at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to reveal the inner workings of your favorite attractions. He'll explain why Walt Disney chose many of these rides, and he'll describe the challenges that Imagineers faced in doing the impossible by bringing them to life.

Mumpower begins with the story of how a Russian monarch's love of sledding indirectly led to the invention of the modern roller coaster. Then, he details the physical and thematic obstacles that Imagineers overcame to build iconic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Of course, some of the best Disney rides are more recent. Mumpower also examines the difficulties in developing cutting-edge attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage, Radiator Springs Racers, and Slinky Dog Dash.

Mumpower covers opening day rides still in operation today as well as some of the most recent additions to the vaunted Disney theme park lineup. He discusses all of these ride experiences plus the tricks that make them possible--and magical.

If you've ever gotten off a Disney ride and wondered how they did it, or if you're the type of fan who'd rather examine an attraction than experience it, or maybe you'd like to be an Imagineer yourself someday, this is the book you've been waiting for.

Product Details ISBN: 9781683902195
ISBN-10: 168390219X
Publisher: Theme Park Press
Publication Date: August 19th, 2019
Pages: 184
Language: English