Wright was the right guy to write the Magic Kingdom Field Guide
To hear Alex Wright tell the tale, his interest in the Disney theme parks actually started 'way back in 1975. When he tagged on a trip that his aunt & uncle were taking to WDW's Magic Kingdom.
"What I remember from that trip was how fascinated I was by the rides at the park," Wright explained. "I wanted to know how things worked. Luckily, my dad was a mechanical engineer. So he'd quickly sketch something out on a napkin. Which would then give me a rough idea how things were done."