|BOOKS AND ARTICLES
Topics associated with books and
articles listed below
A. U.S. culture as represented by Disney
B. The impact of Disney as corporate culture
C. Transportation/technology innovations
and approaches by Disney
D. Celebration as a new town/post-modern
E. The art and architecture of Walt Disney
F. Crowd handling and consumerism at WDW
G. International culture at WDW
H. WDW accommodations for the disabled
I. The impact of WDW on the Orlando area
Books on Disney available in the A.C.
- Bryman, Alan. 1995. Disney and
His Worlds. London: Routledge. 791.06873
B916d [Topics A,B]
Thomas K. 1997. Inside the Magic Kingdom: Seven Keys to Disney's
Success. Austin, TX: Bard. 384.809794
C752i [Topic B]
- Fjellman, Stephen. 1992. Vinyl
Leaves: Walt Disney World and America. Boulder, CO: Westview.
381.451791 F567v [Topics
- Foglesong, Richard
E. 2001. Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando.
New Haven: Yale. 791.068759
- Frantz, Douglas and Catherine Collins.
1999. Celebration USA: Living in Disney's brave new town. New York: Henry Holt. 307.7609759
- Ross, Andrew. 1999. The Celebration
Chronicles. New York: Ballantine. 307.7609759
- Ritzer, George. 1999. Enchanting a disenchanted world : revolutionizing the means of consumption 339.47 R615e
- Zibart, Eve. Inside Disney: The Incredible Story of Walt Disney World and the Man Behind the Mouse
There are many more, do a search in I-Share using the search term "Disney"
The following articles are available directly through these links. Note: If you are using this page from off-campus when you click on one of the article links below you will be prompted to enter your username and password (this is your Student Technology Account [i.e. your Elmhurst College email] username and password). You should then go directly to the article.
Also, try searching in Academic Search Complete or Lexis-Nexis for popular press and scholarly articles on WDW and Disney.
The following articles have been saved electronically
for your use - please go to the Blackboard
site for this course to access them. You can also find them electronically by using the Citation Linker tool from the Library's Do Online Research page
- Anderson, K. 1991. "Look
Mickey, No Kitsch!" Time, July 29, pp.66-. [Topic
- Archer, Kevin. 1997.
Limits to the Imagineered City: Sociospatial Polarization in Orlando."Economic
Geography 73(3): pp. 322-. [Topic
- Leinsing, Donna. 1997.
a Community of Excellence." National Forum 77(1): pp.31-.
- Painton, Priscilla. 1991.
Reality." Time, May 27, pp.52-. [Topic
- Rothchild, John. 1995.
Mouse in the House." Time, Dec. 4, pp. 62-. [Topic
- Rymer, Russ. 1996. "Back
to the Future: Disney Reinvents the Company Town." Harper's,
Oct., pp.65-. [Topic D]
- Shenk, Joshua Wolf. 1995.
Kingdom: Disney's Political Blueprint." American Prospect
no. 21, pp.80-. [Topic I]
- Tolson, Jay. 1999. "A
Hipster Finds a Home in an Unusual Utopia." U.S. News and World
Report, Sept. 20, pp.58-. [Topic
- Corliss, Richard. 1989.
"You're Under Arrest! Hollywood goes Florida at the Disney-MGM Park."
Time, May 8, pp.102-103. [Topic
- Doyle-Kimball, Mary.
1996. "Sizing up Disney's Celebration." Builder, Sept., pp.118-.
- Henry, John. 1996. "Is
Celebration Mayberry or a Stepford Village? Walt Disney Co.'s New
Community Near Orlando, Florida." Professional Builder, Sept.,
pp.47-. [Topic D]
- Pollan, Michael. 1997.
"Town-Building is No Mickey Mouse Operation." New York Times Magazine,
Dec. 14, p.56-. [Topic D]
- Stecklow, Steve. 1997.
"Disney's Model School: No Cause to Celebrate." Wall Street Journal,
June 3, p.A-1. [Topic D]
ON DISNEY WORLD
Be sure to evaluate
each Web site before using any information found on the Web.
Online - includes information about the parks, products, as well
as corporate information
DIS - "The Internet's largest unofficial on-line guide to Walt Disney
World"; look under "Forums" for disabilities handing discussion as well
as lots of other group info
Unofficial Walt Disney World Information Guide - a good general
information site not done by Disney; includes a section on special assistance
- a general information site by the public with photo tours and various
experiences documented, discussion board, etc.
Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) - an official site giving
history, organizational information, etc. about RCID, the special governing
unit for WDW run by Disney
Celebration: Small-town Americana on the edge of the twenty-first century
- some pictures by a PhD candidate who studied
Florida - the official Web site of the city; includes information
about architecture, schools, businesses, etc.
Mini-Guide: Orlando - Disney - from the makers of the famous travel
guides, a quick guide to area attractions; be sure to look at the Web
Guide: Orlando - Walt Disney World - includes links to Useful Web
Sites, and various maps of the area
Mickeys of Disney - looks at the tradition of hidden images of the
Best of the Best Disney Web Sites - a fan's online compendium of
recommended Disney web sites
The Other Orlando - links to Hidden Mickeys and some self-guided tours
Disney World Trivia - lots of good information here about WDW, including forums and blogs.