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Now In Print…

I thought I should post a notice that Imagineer and author Steve Alcorn has published a new book about the theme park design process, Theme Park Design: Behind The Scenes With An Engineer. Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn McBride Inc., a long-time fixture of the themed entertainment industry, and the author of Building a Better Mouse: The Story of the Electronic Imagineers Who Designed EPCOT (which I still need to review, but is definitely worth your time).

This isn’t a review; that will have to wait, as I’ve just started the book. But I can tell already that it’s going to be an informative read for anyone interested in the how, who and why of theme park design, engineering and operations with a dollop of good humor and some Imagineering anecdotes to boot. Check it out.

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2 comments to Now In Print…

  • Lou Prosperi

    I recently picked this up and am about 2/3 of the way through, and it’s a good read. While a bit generic in places, it does a great job of outlining the theme park design process, and provides good insight into how involved that process is.

    I look forward to reading your review of this and of “Building a Better Mouse.”


  • Thanks for the mention, Michael. I hope you enjoy the book. I’ve tried to balance the creative and technical processes in it, because I haven’t seen any other books that show the relationship between them.

    And thanks for reading, Lou!

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