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Apr 13, 2010

CLOSED: Project Future: The Inside Story behind the creation of Disney World (+ Giveaway)


* Click here to view the name(s) of the winner(s)*

A trip to Disney World is always one filled with awe for Hubby and self. It's amazing to think of the vision behind one of the world's best family parks of all time. The attention to detail, the plans behind it all....WOW!

We've always acknowledged that a lot of 'behind the scenes' ground work was done to build it to where it is today but little did we realize how mammoth a task it was for that single individual, Walter "Walt" Elias Disney.

Chad Emerson Denver takes us on a journey back into time with his book Project Future.
A journey that begins on an airplane flight way back in the early 1960's, on a flight with Walt Disney himself.
While others saw 27,000 acres of swamp land and orange groves, he saw potential....a whole new world of possibility......a dream that could become a reality.....
Disney World!

One would think the journey would mean smooth sailing considering the success of Disneyland in California but sadly this was totally the contrary. Opposition, snags, lawsuits and roadblocks emerged every step of the way and surprising to the reader, a lot of the 'hold-backs' came from inside the Disney camp itself!

Project Future is a book that will engage any Disney buff with a pot pourri of interesting technical, legal and social facts to intrigue the reader and provide information that will kindle a greater appreciation for the toil and labor put into making Disney World what it is today.

Chad will share resource nuggets that you may never have heard of before. (A lot of it was a first for me)
For instance, did you know that
  • Disney World could've been in New York?
  • Walt Disney's involvement with project was kept anonymous to the public and media glare for a large chunk of the process?
  • Roy Disney spearheaded the completion of this dream project after Walt Disney succumbed to a brief battle with cancer in December 1966?
Don't underestimate how much information has been packed into these 170 odd pages of Chad's book.
It's a resource chest especially considering that Project Future has been put together without any access to the closely guarded Disney archives.
Kudos Chad!


Buy it:

You can buy Chad Denver Emerson's Project Future from Amazon.com for a reduced price of 13.45 US$.


Win it:

One reader will have the opportunity to win their very own copy of Project Future



Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Leave a comment telling me what you love the most about Disney World.


Additional entries: (1 entry each)

- 2. Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

- 3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm tryin 2 win a copy of Project Future:Story behind DisneyWorld at EBMR's(5/1)http://bit.ly/aUYv1o #giveaway #win #disney

- 4. Fan me on Facebook.

- 5. Snag my Blog button

- 6. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


This giveaway is open to US Residents , 18 years and above.
1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on May 1, 2010 at 10 pm Central time.




** EBMR Disclaimer: I was sent this book, by the author, for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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106 Comments:

At April 13, 2010 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love how family friendly disney is.

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At April 13, 2010 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At April 13, 2010 at 9:31 AM , Blogger cdziuba said...

Leave a comment telling me what you love the most about Disney World.

I've been there 15 times over the years, with and without the kids.

I LOVE the feeling of Magic. I'm wearing my Mickey earrings right now!


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At April 13, 2010 at 9:31 AM , Blogger cdziuba said...

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I have to win this! LOL

 
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At April 13, 2010 at 9:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how they accomidate kids with special needs.
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At April 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Brandon + Michelle + Bree said...

Never been to DW. Would love to go someday! Until then the book sounds interesting.

 
At April 13, 2010 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Sidni said...

I love the trek, it takes days to see it all then to go back to your favorite spots! My girls are all older now so we were thinking of taking them again. Last time I was there I really liked Epcot Center. Thank you for sharing this magical giveaway with us!

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At April 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Sidni said...

I subscribe to EBMR e-mails!

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At April 13, 2010 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Chad Emerson said...

Thanks Marina for the nice review. I hope everyone enjoys the book. It was a great experience to write.

If anyone has any questions, you can always reach me at chaddemerson@gmail.com.

Thanks, Chad Emerson
www.ProjectFutureBook.com

 
At April 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Darcie K. said...

I love watching the excitement on my daughter's face
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At April 13, 2010 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Darcie K. said...

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At April 13, 2010 at 12:15 PM , Blogger sntbosch said...

it sounds so cheesy...but the majic is my favorite part!
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At April 13, 2010 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I love just about everything but I love Thunder Mountain!

 
At April 13, 2010 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

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At April 13, 2010 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

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At April 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM , Blogger SavannahsSmiles said...

I have never been to Disney World, but would love seeing the look on my toddlers face as he saw his favorite characters.

 
At April 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM , Blogger SavannahsSmiles said...

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At April 14, 2010 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Janel said...

never been to disneyworld but we are going to disneyland next week! :) I love the RIDES!!

 
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At April 14, 2010 at 8:18 AM , Blogger jakiesmom said...

i love that you feel like your stepping into a whole little world..where everything is fun. and beautiful
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At April 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Joshlin said...

I love the magic! I have been to Disney World one time and have never forgoten all the wonders of it. I hope to take my son someday!
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At April 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Joshlin said...

I follow your blog.
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I follow on twitter and tweeted too!
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At April 16, 2010 at 4:22 AM , Blogger nicole said...

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At April 18, 2010 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Bonita12 said...

I love the magic - it's such a happy place! I get teary-eyed thinking back to my 4 yr old son's face as he waved bye to Mickey Mouse during the parade.
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At April 18, 2010 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Bonita12 said...

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At April 18, 2010 at 10:45 PM , Blogger winterbabe98 said...

I love that I can still enjoy Disney no matter what age I am and that I can have so much fun there with my family trip after trip!!! Even after going there for 4 years now as FL AP holders, we still make memories each visit!!! It's magical!
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At April 18, 2010 at 10:47 PM , Blogger winterbabe98 said...

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At April 18, 2010 at 10:49 PM , Blogger winterbabe98 said...

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At April 19, 2010 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Terri said...

Haven't been there yet. We're talking about going end of May. I just want to see the look on my 4 yr. old granddaughter's face when she gets to meet the princesses especially her favorite, Snow White. :-)

 
At April 19, 2010 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Terri said...

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At April 20, 2010 at 7:03 PM , Blogger lisaray said...

I love all the attention to detail, from the architecture to the landscaping.

 
At April 20, 2010 at 10:49 PM , Blogger TRUN said...

I love that I can get away from everything - it really is the happiest place on earth !

 
At April 21, 2010 at 6:45 AM , Blogger sweepmom said...

There is so much to love about Disney World. I love the characters. I also really appreciate they way they use the underground tunnels to move around behind the scenes so as not to disrupt your experience.

 
At April 21, 2010 at 8:27 AM , Blogger Katrina said...

Pirates of the Caribbean! I grew up in Orlando so it is like home!

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At April 21, 2010 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Amber said...

I love how Disney has become an integral part of the American childhood! And I love their roller coasters - exciting but not too scary.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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At April 21, 2010 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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At April 21, 2010 at 11:54 AM , Blogger mogrill said...

I am a true Disney fanatic! We go to Disneyland every year and are planning a big Disney World trip in 5 years. I would love to read this!
Thanks for the chance.
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At April 21, 2010 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Kristi said...

I love that the cast members are cheerful no matter what. I would love this book for my hubby who is ALL Disney. He has bought every DVD making of Disney World and this book would make him very happy.

 
At April 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Misusedinnocence said...

The magic. The way it makes my son smile.

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At April 21, 2010 at 6:35 PM , Blogger mverno said...

so happy and upbeat for the little ones mverno@roadrunner.com

 
At April 22, 2010 at 7:12 AM , Anonymous Elsie said...

I love the memories of Disney World's parades, what joy and absolute mermerizing colors, charaters,floats, dancers, and lights....

and I always admired the creaivity of Walt Disney..

..."wishing on a star" to win this book, about making a world of happiness and adventure for families!

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At April 23, 2010 at 8:36 PM , Blogger MissyBecker said...

I love Epcot Center. It's so educational and I love seeing the other cultures.

 
At April 24, 2010 at 9:57 AM , Anonymous @mollyboise said...

Disney really is the most magical place on earth. Every day, I am saving to go back. And I will someday.... Thanks for the contest. The book sounds like a great read that will make me want to go to WDW even sooner!

I'll follow you on Twitter (@mollyboise)

 
At April 24, 2010 at 5:57 PM , Blogger katklaw777 said...

I luv the magic of it and the look in a child's eyes when they see it for the first time. Thanks.

 
At April 24, 2010 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Joshlin said...

4/24 tweet!
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At April 25, 2010 at 1:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never been, but hope to go, maybe even next year. From what I hear, it really is a great vacation for the whole family.

Wendy
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At April 25, 2010 at 1:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I follow with google reader.

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At April 27, 2010 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Jen @ GBG said...

What I love most about WDW is the World Showcase at Epcot. We don't have the means to travel internationally but it always makes me feel like I am a world traveler.
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At April 27, 2010 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Jen @ GBG said...

I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect as Jen V.
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I follow you on twitter as greatgiveaways and tweeted about your giveaway.

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At April 27, 2010 at 7:54 AM , Blogger Jen @ GBG said...

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At April 28, 2010 at 3:31 PM , Blogger mindy said...

the magic from the moment you go in thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

 
At April 28, 2010 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Carolina Girl Mommy said...

What DON'T I Love?? Really-- I love everything. I love that when I am there, life just feels magical!

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At April 28, 2010 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Carolina Girl Mommy said...

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At April 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Dave said...

I have never been to Disney World, but I love their films and hope someday to visit there. This sounds like a fascinating book. Thank you for the chance to win.

 
At April 29, 2010 at 11:34 PM , Blogger chromiumman said...

i love epcot

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At April 30, 2010 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I've never been to Disney world, but I love their movies. Most have a good message and fun songs.
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At April 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

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I follow and tweeted http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/13143239596
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At April 30, 2010 at 2:06 PM , Blogger Nickolay said...

I love how they make all their movies come alive

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At April 30, 2010 at 4:24 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

I love EVERYTHING about Disney World- especially how all of their theming is so detailed!

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At May 1, 2010 at 8:34 AM , Blogger Melissa B. said...

I love the different countries represented.

 
At May 1, 2010 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Charlene said...

Fun in the sun & Mickey Mouse :)

 
At May 1, 2010 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Charlene said...

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At May 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Nancy said...

I love how clean, beautiful and "perfect" it is!

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At May 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Nancy said...

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At May 1, 2010 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Carolina Girl Mommy said...

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At May 1, 2010 at 3:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved Captain E-O!

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At May 1, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Izzie said...

My favorite part of Disney World is Epcot. I love feeliing like I'm traveling around the world.

 
At May 1, 2010 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Gianna said...

The characters everywhere.

 
At May 1, 2010 at 9:54 PM , Blogger twifanheather said...

I love all the characters and rides!

 
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I tweeted!
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At May 1, 2010 at 9:57 PM , Blogger lilyk said...

I love the variety of attractions at Disney World!

 
At May 1, 2010 at 10:13 PM , Blogger lilyk said...

I follow your email updates.

 
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I became your Facebook fan.

 

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