Mousetalgia Podcast 301: David Koenig; Journey Into Imagination

Written by Jeff Baham. Posted in Disney, Disney History, Disney Parks, Epcot, Mousetalgia, Walt Disney World

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Published on July 28, 2014 at 12:01 am with 2 Comments

David Koenig offers a look behind the scenes at the process of writing the best “behind the scenes” Disney parks books! From surprising anecdotes to the massive undertaking of documenting Walt Disney World’s history, Koenig discusses his various books and his opinions about successful attractions, cast member secrets, and the art of bringing fantasy to life. Koenig talks about Universal’s impact on the Disney parks, dealing with Disney’s legal arm, and how pulling back the curtain on Disney park operations can make fans love the parks even more. Also, Mousetalgia goes back to Walt Disney World again as Dave, Becky and Kristen discuss a special fundraiser featuring Tony Baxter discussing Journey Into Imagination, the beloved extinct attraction from EPCOT Center. Tony talks about the original proposed EPCOT architecture, the origins of the attraction, and the unlikely genesis of Figment! Plus, our favorite Disney summer songs – and more!

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  1. The new Disneyland focused book is great news! Can’t wait.

  2. I think it’s so odd that Disney didn’t/doesn’t appear to video their rides for posterity. You think you’d at least want to know how everything looks when it’s all adjusted correctly. (Then again, I have a fascination with animatronics and I think diagnostic tapes are the way to go for test/adjust.)
    I love David Koenig and he jump-started my behind-the-scenes Disney love with Mouse Tales, way back when. If he’s writing another book, I’m so there.