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WDW Radio Disney Book Club: Vault of Walt Discussion Questions, Week 4

by Liz Driscoll

Welcome back, everyone!  We hope this wonderful journey through some of the stories of Walt Disney is continuing to inspire and entertain you!  We continue to be honored wth author Jim Korkis’ comments on our discussion questions, so please check back frequently.

Please find the next section’s worth of discussion questions below.  As always, please feel free to comment onsome or all of the questions.  Happy reading!

Secret Origin of The Aristocats

Pg. 173 “The Aristocats” mixed English geese, Southern American dogs, Chinese cats, a Sixties cat and a jazz theme in 1910 Paris.  How would you change the characters and music to fit the Paris setting?

Pg. 174 Should “The Aristocats” have stayed a two part Wonderful World of Color program?  Why or why not?

Pg. 179 How could the cats adoptions, which were cut, have changed or improved on the ending of the film?  Who should have adopted each cat?

So Dear To My Heart

Pg. 186 Reading about Mary Blair’s concept drawings, how would you feel about an art exhibit of Mary Blair’s work?

Have you ever visited the lower level of the Walt Disney World Train Station and looked at the names on the train bulletin? How many locations can you decode?

Pg. 192 Have you ever taken the time to go through “One Man’s Dream” and spend time looking at Granny Kincaid’s cabin?

Toby Tyler
Pg. 203 How would we react to dogs being masked today?

Pg. 204 Have you ever been out to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Fort Wilderness to see the Dragon Calliope?  What do you think of the calliope?

Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N.

Pg. 212 Using the new audio-animatronic technology, The Enchanted Tiki Room opened in Disneyland in 1963.  What do you think the reaction the audio-animatronic tiki bird got when the movie opened in 1966?

Blackbeard’s Ghost

Pg. 220 What input, if any, do you think Blackbeard’s reputation had on him getting chosen to be the pirate for the movie?

Pg. 221 When Walt talks about “Winding the Clock” how does it make you look at films differently?

Pg. 221 When Bill Walsh mentions that he “… always stuck a little bit of Walt in the main character”.  Will you look for that bit of Walt?

Pg. 226 How do you feel visiting Pirates of the Caribbean knowing that it was the last attraction Walt supervised?


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!