Epcot: The First Thirty Years (Color Version): An Unofficial Retrospective Paperback – 13 Sep 2012
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As for the claim for the text being ripped straight from the Internet... prove it. I highly doubt two well-respected authors (as they are) would stoop to such lows.
As a fan of Epcot (and not always a fan of Kevin Yee's works) I highly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
It recognizes the work of gathering images and love the author has for EPCOT.
There's something I can not pass, on one of the pages Walt Disney is quoted with the following statement: If you can dream it, you can do it ... he never said this quote, was Tom Fitzgerald, sorry, but I could not pass this error.
My main issues:
- Hardly any work was done formatting it for the Kindle. Instead of matching the captions to the pictures, the author just decided to throw all of the pictures at the end with no context or discussion. But the author did not change the text to reflect this. So we have short, broken up passages that discuss specific images and scenes with no context at all.
- Major sections of rides are barely discussed. In addition, the history of the rides (what I really came for) - their building, design teams behind them, early concepts, etc. - stuff usually in retrospectives and histories was almost completely missing. What exists can pretty much be summed up as "Hey remember this? Here are a few things the ride did. It was around for this time period before it changed. Here are a few pics."
Granted my expectations may have been too high. this is "unauthorized". but I expected at least a minimum amount of work put into this. Save your money, just look online on wikipedia and online photo galleries. you probably won't find any better info in this book.