List of books

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This page contains lists of books related to the themed entertainment / attractions industry.

List by author name

Title Author(s) Year Notes
Every Guest is a Hero: Disney's Theme Parks and the Magic of Mythic Storytelling Adam M. Berger 2013
Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality

Alain Littaye

Didier Ghez

Inventing Disneyland: The Unauthorized Story of the Team That Made Walt Disney’s Dream Come True Alastair Dallas 2018
Walt Disney and the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Great Moments Andrew Kiste 2019
Design: Just for Fun Bob Gurr 2012
  • Foreward by Marty Sklar
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger 2019
Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate Brian McDonald 2017
One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe Bruce Steele 2019
  • Foreward by Bob Iger
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love Cal Newport 2016
The Fantastical Engineer: A Thrillseeker's Guide to Careers in Theme Park Engineering Celeste Baine 2000
Walt Disney's Disneyland Chris Nichols 2018
The 55ers: The Pioneers Who Settled Disneyland David Koenig 2019
Theme Park Design & The Art of Themed Entertainment David Younger 2016
  • Afterward by Joe Rohde
Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century Don Hahn 2017
Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks Don Iwerks 2019
The Mouse and the Myth: Sacred Art and Secular Ritual of Disneyland Dorene Koehler 2017
Creative Chaos Drew Davidson 2017
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Ed Catmull 2014
Walt's Revolution!: By the Numbers Harrison "Buzz" Price 2004
Always Cedar Point: A Memoir of the Midway H. John Hildebrandt 2018
My Boss, Walt: Making the Disney Wildlife Shows Jack Couffer 2019
Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show John Hench 2009
Show Networks and Control Systems John Huntington 2017
The American Amusement Park Industry: A History of Technology and Thrills Judith A. Adams 1991
Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance Karal Ann Marling 1998
  • A collection of several long form essays that explores why people connect with Disney’s theme parks.
Disneyland and Culture: Essays on the Parks and Their Influence

Kathy Merlock Jackson

Mark I. West

Cleaning the Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless

Ken Pellman

Lynn Barron

Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career Kevin Rafferty 2019
Career Magic: How To Stay On Track To Achieve A Stellar Career Lee Cockerell 2016
The Imagineering Process Lou Prosperi 2018
The Imagineering Pyramid Lou Prosperi 2016
Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms Marty Sklar 2013
Coney Island: The People's Playground Michael Immerso 2002
The Participatory Museum Nina Simon 2010
Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development, and Design of Innovative Experiences

Polly McKenna-Cress

Janet Kamien

Main Street Revisited: Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America Richard V. Francaviglia 1996
The Global Theme Park Industry S Anton Clavé 2007
A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces Scott A. Lukas 2016
Follow The Story: The Foundation of Every Great Attraction Scott Swenson 2019
Vinyl Leaves: Walt Disney World and America (Institutional Structures of Feeling) Stephen M. Fjellman 1992
The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them Stephen M. Silverman 2019
Building A Better Mouse: The Story Of The Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot Steve Alcorn 2007
  • Describes the electrical work of Steve Alcorn with The American Adventure at Epcot, which led to Steve later creating his own show control company.
Theme Park Design: Behind The Scenes With An Engineer Steve Alcorn 2010
Walt Disney and the Quest for Community (Design and the Built Environment) Steve Mannheim 2017
The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity The Imagineers 2003
The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape Your Creative Muscles The Imagineers 2005
Dick Kinzel: Roller Coaster King of Cedar Point Amusement Park Tim O'Brien 2015
Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games Tracy Fullerton 2004
Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai Vanessa Hunt 2016
From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Name Tag Ron Schneider 2012
From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Name Tag Walt Disney Entertainment: A Retrospective Look 2001