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WDW Radio Disney Book Club: Vault of Walt Discussion Questions Week 5

by Liz Driscoll

Hi everyone!  Hope you are continuing to enjoy the book–it’s hard to believe we are more than half-way done!!  Watch the blog, as we will very soon be announcing some big news about our next book club selection!

In the meantime, please enjoy this week’s discussion questions!

Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel

Pg. 233 A podcaster that has Jim on to tell the stories “only Jim Korkis knows”… hmm J

Pg. 247 When did you first hear about the “Cinderella Horse”? When did you learn of the inaccuracy?

Circarama 1955

Pg. 261 When you think of “Circarama” – “America the Beautiful”, “American Journeys”, “Wonders of China” – do you think they are still technologically appropriate?

The Story of Storybook Land

Pg. 265 Did you do a little chuckle at “The Mud Bank Ride”?

Pg. 266 Madurodam, another miniatures reference! Do you think the miniature theme works in Storybookland?  Would you rather see this full size?

Pg. 267 ‘aging’ the copper! OH MY! Can you look at the roofs the same way again?

Pg. 269 Did you know that DLR had both Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty castles?

Liberty Street 1959

Pg. 278-279 Which current attractions do you think about when you read about Walt’s visions for, “Lincoln stands up and begins to talk” or cannons firing and “It was smell-o-vision!”

Pg. 282 When you visit the parks, what do you notice as you visit that reflects Walt’s vision for a memorial to the freedoms that make the American way of life possible?

Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk Through

Pg. 285 Reading through the many choices for castle names, what name, other than Sleeping Beauty, would you have chosen?

Pg. 289 Do you notice the lighted burning fire and “Pepper’s Ghost” effect more at other attractions after you are read about the development and use of the techniques in the parks?

Pg. 292 Did you realize that the castle was named Sleeping Beauty four years before the film came out? Do you think that helped the movie?


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!