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Spinning Disney's World by Charles Ridgway

Charles Ridgway was a Disney Legend who had worked in the PR department for Disney, helping to promote everything from Disneyland to Disney World, to even Disneyland Paris. This book is his memiors from his long time at Disney, which even included working with Walt. 

In Service to the Mouse by Jack Lindquist

Jack Lindquist started his career at Disney just after the opening of Disneyland, and ultimately climbed to the position of President of Disneyland before he retired. This book contains plenty of random anecdotes about his time working for Walt and the parks. 

Dream it! Do it! by Marty Sklar

Mr. Sklar is another Disney legend on this list. His decades at Walt Disney Imagineering and his history of working with Walt himself fill out an interesting and impression career at Disney. For any park fan this is a must read. 


It's Kind of a Cute Story by Rolly Crump

Rolly Crump is among the handful of Disney legends on this list and he is by far the most eccentric. This book is full of great little stories about his years as a Disney Imagineer and offers lots of interesting facts and origins for some of the most memoriable Disneyland attractions. 

One Little Spark by Marty Sklar

Another title by Mr. Sklar, this book focuses more on Imagineering itself. The first half of this book covers the ten essential design principles that all Imagineers follow in their projects, and instances in which things went well and instances where they didn't. The second half of the book is a medley of letters and stories from Disney Imagineers about their time at the Disney company.