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The Dark Side of Disney [Paperback]

Leonard Kinsey
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2 Aug 2011
THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don’t want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World. From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at “The Happiest Place on Earth”. "Pack the trunks and leave the kids at Grandma's because THE DARK SIDE is about to make your next Disney vacation the best one ever!" -Chris Mitchell, author of CAST MEMBER CONFIDENTIAL

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  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Bamboo Forest Publishing (2 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615506135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615506135
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 451,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leonard Kinsey was born and raised in Clearwater, FL, and was lucky enough to visit Walt Disney World over 100 times by age 18. As an adult he still harbors an unhealthy obsession with The Mouse, has acquired a large collection of vintage EPCOT Center memorabilia, and visits WDW at least once a year, maintaining connections throughout the rest of the year with Cast Members and other Orlando-based friends and relatives. Kinsey has been involved in the world of media his whole adult life, winning a Pinellas County Cable Access TV award at age 16 for "Best Soundtrack" for a short film he directed and scored. From there Kinsey ran the television station at a prestigious university for four years, producing hundreds of hours of narrative, documentary, and live programming, including the genesis of THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY, a 30-minute look at the off-limits areas of Walt Disney World. Kinsey then moved on to CNN International where he worked with foreign correspondents for two years as an audio engineer and robotic camera operator. Retiring from television, Kinsey now works as a Systems Administrator, maintaining server farms for one of the largest dot-coms in the world. In his spare time he has published a comic book and written and directed a feature film which received international distribution. He is also the guitarist in a rock band who appeared on a hit FOX show and released two internationally acclaimed CDs.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother 9 Jan 2012
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This is aimed at the American market. I gave up after chapter 4. Was xpecting a bit of disclosure and gossip but only it hints on money saving ideas for americans.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful 2 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is beyond awful, it is just full of pathetic and embarrasing scams and says far more about the dark, sorry poor side of the author than anything it says about Disney
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother 27 May 2012
By G. Hill
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There is no Dark side of this book just some stories of a Disney fan boy using the F word more than is necessary. Save your money and don't bother. I gave up after the Introduction and 2 chapters.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What dark side? 22 Nov 2011
By Michael
Format:Kindle Edition
Had this book been written by an employee of Walt Disney talking about what really goes on behind the scenes then it would have been a great read, unfortunately it wasn't on both accounts.

I have seen more dark side coming from a lady bending down to tie her shoe laces than I managed to read in this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 14 Sep 2011
By rmdo92
Format:Kindle Edition
Loving all things Disney and especially the behind the scence tell alls. This book was a great read. The writer is much more daring then I would be and his antics are something that some people would dream to do. Some tips are a huge money saver but make sure you dont boast about it on any of the Disney fan sites.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 29 Aug 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Great book, really enjoyed it. Being a Disney Fan i was looking forward to reading it and seeing the author'a experience doing things i wouldn't dream of as well as a sense of adventure. Definitely a different book than the normal Disney Park book, well worth the read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars lot of this is soooo true 27 May 2014
By Mogs
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Very interesting if you are a Disney fan ! Probably needs updating v soon though as things change all the time
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1.0 out of 5 stars Junk 29 July 2013
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This book is truly, truly awful. I am not sure if I have enough words in my vocabulary to describe the mind numbing dullness of this so called book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Very interesting stories, well written with links to further online material of interest
Published 17 days ago by C. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read.
A new way to view disney world, a great read.
Published 1 month ago by D. Hutchinson
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it
An enjoyable read with a few tidbits of information, some great interviews and a refreshing perspective for disney obsessives who've already read everything else. I liked it.
Published 14 months ago by Tony Sclamoni
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful
Don't waste your money. This is a "guide" to WDW written by and for 12 year old boys. There is nothing shocking or dark contained within, just puerile rubbish.
Published 19 months ago by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney for grown ups
If you are not afraid of adding a bit of adult entertainment to your pixie dust you will find an entertaining, witty and well written guide. Read more
Published 20 months ago by JcDrMario
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
As a Disney fan I found this book very interesting and humourous.
Everyone should read it before they plan a holiday to WDW
Published 20 months ago by Morz
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Read
I expected Disney to be slated, but this was awful and the language in it was uneccesary and way too much.
Published 20 months ago by Karen Timperley
4.0 out of 5 stars Disney Fan
I bought the digital version over the paperback to I can read at my leasure where ever I am.
Contents of the book is well researched and like the funny stories throughout
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars The nitty-gritty, sugar-free unauthorised guide to Disney
This book or in my case Kindle download was downloaded whilst in a villa (sorry Leonard) and therefore offsite. Read more
Published 22 months ago by S. L. Quinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent a must read for any Disney geek
Being a huge Disney fan I was very curious of this book. After reading this book I actually managed to save money on my Disney tickets by using a website mentioned in the book. Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2012 by A Swaisland
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