“The Imagineering Story: A History of Disney’s Theme Parks as Told by the Designers” book by Leslie Iwerks is scheduled to release November 8th, 2022 and is available for preorder. The information on Amazon says the book will be 640 pages. A number of book titles dropped today, and the Dick Nunis book “Walt’s Apprentice: Keeping the Disney Dream Alive” is now available for preorder. It is a great year for books, I hope all the release dates hold! Read below for more information on “The Imagineering Story: A History of Disney’s Theme Parks as Told by the Designers” (there is no book cover yet, I will add it when it is revealed).
No cover for “The Imagineering Story” is released yet
The entire legacy of WDI is covered from day one through future projects with never-before-seen access and insights from people both on the inside and on the outside. So many stories and details were left on the cutting room floor―our book allows an expanded exploration of the magic of Imagineering.So many insider stories are featured.° Sculptor Blaine Gibson’s wife used to kick him under the table at restaurants for staring at interesting-looking people seated nearby, and he’d even find himself studying faces during Sunday morning worship. “You mean some of these characters might have features that are based on people you went to church with?” Marty Sklar once asked Gibson of the Imagineer’s sculpts for Pirates of the Caribbean. “He finally admitted to me that that was true.”° In the early days, Walt Disney Imagineering “was in one little building and everybody parked in the back and you came in through the model shop, and you could see everything that was going on,” recalled Marty Sklar. “When we started on the World’s Fair in 1960 and 1961, we had 100 people here. And so everybody knew everything about what was happening and the status of [each] project, so you really felt like you were part of the whole team whether you were working on that project or not. And, you know, there was so much talent here.”
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