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Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Cher Krause Knight


This book focuses upon Disney World in Florida as the project in which Walt became most invested, personally and financially, before his death. It examines primary themes in the history of the built environment and human creativity that persist at Disney World. These themes include: the need for community, the desire to intensify experiences, and the impulse to enhance existence beyond the everyday. These themes are extended through traditional historical forms to, perhaps the least expected one, a theme park. The book’s structure adopts that of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park, with the pref ... More

Keywords: Disney World, Walt Disney

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049120
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049120.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cher Krause Knight, author