Retro Disney World

Enjoying a different view of Spaceship Earth… From the GM Lounge

Enjoying a different view of Spaceship Earth… From the GM Lounge

On my shelf: Retro EPCOT Center Souvenir Keychain

On my shelf: Retro EPCOT Center Souvenir Keychain

On my shelf: Vintage EPCOT Center Souvenir VHS

On my shelf: Vintage EPCOT Center Souvenir VHS

Epcot World Showcase - Mexican Donald Duck

Epcot World Showcase - Mexican Donald Duck

Journey into Imagination with Figment Figurine

Journey into Imagination with Figment Figurine

My Disney Book Collection

Collecting Disney books (especially coffee-table-style books) is one of my hobbies. Souvenir books from Disney World are my favorite, so I’m always on the hunt for vintage copies. 

1. A Pictorial Souvenir of Walt Disney World (1975)

2. Walt Disney World: The First Decade (1982)

3. Walt Disney World: A Pictorial Souvenir (1985)

4. Walt Disney World: 15th Anniversary (1986)

5. Walt Disney World and EPCOT Center (1987)

6. Walt Disney World: 20 Magical Years (1991)

7. Walt Disney World: A Pictorial Souvenir (1993)

8. Walt Disney World: Twenty-Five Years (1996)

9. Walt Disney World Resort: A Souvenir for the Millennium (1999)

10. Walt Disney World: Then, Now, and Forever
by Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon (2008)

11. Secrets of Disney’s Glorious Gardens
by Kevin Markey

12. Designing Disney
by John Hench

13. Tarzan: The Broadway Adventure
by Michael Lassell

14. Windows on Main Street
by Chuck Snyder

15. Encyclopedia of Walt Disney’s Animated Characters
by John Grant

16. The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies
by Jason Surrell

17. The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak
by Jason Surrell

18. Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies
by Jason Surrell

19. Since the World Began: Walt Disney World - The First 25 Years
by Jeff Kurtti
*Every WDW fan needs to own and read this book! 

20. The Little Big Book of Disney
by Monique Peterson

21. Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real 
by The Imagineers

22. Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center: Creating the World of Tomorrow
by Richard Beard

23. The Making of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
by Melody Malmberg

24. From Mouse to Mermaid: The Politics of Film, Gender and Culture
by Elizabeth Bell, Lynda Haas, and Laura Sells

25. Good Girls & Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Feature Animation
by Amy M. Davis

26. Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World 2009

27. Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World
by David Koenig
*Another must-read for all WDW fans 

28. Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir 
by Chris Mitchell

29. Walt Disney World Resort: Celebrating 100 Years of Magic

30. Disneyland: The First Quarter Century (1979)

31. Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real (2010)
by The Imagineers

32. Poster Art of the Disney Parks
by Daniel Handke and Vanessa Hunt

33. Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World
by Chad Denver Emerson

34. Four Decades of Magic
by Chad Denver Emerson

35. The Vault of Walt
by Jim Korkis

36. Walt Disney World Hidden History
by Kevin Yee

37. The Dark Side of Disney
by Leonard Kinsey

Yay! I have this one too! 

Yay! I have this one too! 

Ooh! I have this shirt! I love everything Retro Epcot, so I bought this on my spring break trip last in 2010

Ooh! I have this shirt! I love everything Retro Epcot, so I bought this on my spring break trip last in 2010

I love this book! Definitely a must-have for Retro Epcot fans! 

I love this book! Definitely a must-have for Retro Epcot fans!