Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando

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Yale University Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Joined together in an extraordinarily close relationship, Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, have become the world's most popular tourist destination. This title traces the history of the ups and downs of this marriage and tells the inside story of Disney's use and abuse of unparalleled governmental powers. The tale raises important questions about cities and the economic development choices they confront.
  

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User Review  - Luis - Goodreads

This book was pretty good. It looked at the creation of DisneyWorld and how politics and power seduced the city of Orlando to agree to house the mouse! Th financial implications as Disney became its ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

This is an interesting and readable account of the maneuvers that the Walt Disney corporation has used in building and running Walt Disney World (WDW) in Central Florida and the reactions of the local ... Read full review

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Contents

Serendipity
1
Seduction
14
Secrecy
34
Marriage
55
Growth
78
Conflict
100
Abuse
122
Negotiation
146
Therapy
173
Chronology
201
List of Names
205
Notes
225
Index
243
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Richard E. Foglesong is the George and Harriet Cornell Professor of Politics at Rollins College and author of "Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando".

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