Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Book Review: The Vault of Walt
This book is a weighty tome, both physically and with regards to the content. Coming in at over450 pages, this isn't a book you would want adding weight to the backpack you're carrying around the parks all day.
This is the book that you read in your hotel/resort room or by the pool or beach.
As far as the content goes, you'll be hard pressed to find a better collection of long lost stories and anecdotes ranging from Disney movies, to the parks, to Walt himself.
*Fun Fact: Contrary to popular belief, Cinderella doesn't actually have a horse on the prince's carrousel. That urban legend was probably created by cast members looking to make some kid's day more magical.
That's only the tip of the iceberg that Jim Korkis has to offer the Disney enthusiast.
The book's biggest draw is also it's biggest draw back. The sheer size and amount of information is not only slightly intimidating, it also makes for slow reading. You won't be breezing through this book.
The other positive about this book is how it is broken up into sections, with each chapter in the sections separate from each other. This allows you can pick and choose what you want to read about, instead of just reading from cover to cover.
Overall, I recommend this book, but be for-warned, neither this man nor his book are short winded. They have stories that need to be told and, by golly, they are going to tell them.