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Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday—The Reading Corner: Walt Disney World

Disney Wishes at the Magic Kingdom
An empty nester's week at Walt Disney World in Orlando


Things to read in Disney World 


1.  Down & Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow

2.  The Imagineering Field Guide to...the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot by the Disney Imagineers

3.  Menus from great restaurants around WDW (interesting back stories about the restaurants)

Hands down—the best sandwich in all of Disney World!
Prosciutto, Swiss, arugula & tomato sandwich
 at the Sleepy Hollow sidewalk cafĂ© in the Magic Kingdom

Lagavulin 16 yr. old single malt scotch
at the Rose & Crown Pub in Epcot

All-American menu at the American pavilion in Epcot
4.  Proprietor signs named after Disney employees in the shop windows on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom
Card Walker, Disney CEO; Al Weiss, WDW President; Ted Crowell,  Disney Engineer
5.  Special Event Schedules

Schedule for the inspirational Candlelight Processional
at the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot

Directions to the henna artist in the
Moroccan pavilion at Epcot
6.  Daily newspapers delivered to our hotel room at the Polynesian

7.  Bird finding guides at the Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life at the Animal Kingdom
8.  History of Disney film & animation at the Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios shop window display

9.  Warnings & height requirements for roller coasters & rides (e.g. Everest, Star Tours, etc.)


10.  The teleprompter for contestants on stage at the American Idol Experience in the Hollywood Studios

Gingerbread house in the
American pavilion at Epcot
11.  Exhibit signs

Scrolls with info about each country around Epcot
12. Signs for the countries in the World Showcase at Epcot

History museum exhibit at the Norway pavilion in Epcot
13. Museum exhibits

Tomb Warriors exhibit at the House of Whispering Willows gallery
in the China pavilion at Epcot
History of eye makeup in the Moroccan pavilion in Epcot
 14.  Books

Making the Moose Out of Life by Nicholas Oldland
in the Canada pavilion at Epcot
15. Educational Plaques

Science & Invention pavilion in Future World at Epcot

Colonial flag display at the American Adventure pavilion — Epcot

HGTV garden sign along the rose garden path at Epcot