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WDW Radio Disney Book Club: “The Vault of Walt” by Jim Korkis Questions – Week 2

by Liz Driscoll

Welcome back, our wonderful readers!  Thanks for such thoughtful answers to last week’s questions!  Jim Korkis himself is following along and has posted in the blog comments–so be sure to check back often and see what others–including the author himself!–have to say!  And, as always, feel free to answer as many or as few of this week’s questions as you like–but most of all, enjoy the camaraderie!

Without further ado… here are the questions for this week!  Happy reading!!

Gospel According to Walt

Question 1: When you look at the Norway Pavilion Stave Church and the Morocco Pavilion, do you see them as religious buildings or solely as architectural examples?

Question 2: Pg. 61 Reading Walt’s essay “My Faith”, “All prayer… has one thing in common, as I see it: a supplication for strength and inspiration to carry on the best human impulses which should bind us all together for a better world.”  How do you think prayer in Walt’s life influenced the parks as we see them today?

Walt and DeMolay

Question 3: Pg. 67 When you read about DeMolay what other organizations does it make you think of that foster leadership today?

Question 4: Do you think that Disney internships and college programs are examples of fostering leadership?

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Question 5: Pg. 78 Walt said that his paper route helped him learn about responsibility, respect, and customer satisfaction.  He also thought it could benefit other boys IF “he is not too young and the task is not too burdensome”

Question 6: Do you think Walt was referring to his own route at age nine when he mentioned the work being burdensome?

Question 7: How much of Elias’ insistence on quality of delivery crossed over into Walt’s plans for Disneyland and Walt Disney World?

Return to Marceline 1956

Question 8: Pg. 88 Did you find it amusing or odd that the children of Marceline sang “The Mickey Mouse Club Song” as the show was not televised in their town?

Question 9: Pg. 90 Do you see a place for “Walt’s Boyhood Farm” in the Disney parks today?  In what park would you place the farm?

Question 10: Pg. 90 Why do you think Walt so wanted the replica of the Marceline barn in his backyard?

Walt’s 30th Wedding Anniversary

Question 11: What event would you like to throw if you could have the Mark Twain Riverboat and Golden Horseshoe Saloon as your party venue?

Question 12: Diane talks about how much Walt enjoyed that night.  If you were there, what would you have said to Walt about his anniversary and his park?

Liz Driscoll went to Walt Disney World for the first time when she was five years old, though her Disney passion began seven years ago.  She has visited Walt Disney World about twelve times in the past seven years.  In the non-Disney world, she is a teacher who enjoys bringing a little bit of pixie dust in the classroom each day!