The Dark Side of Disney

The Dark Side of Disney

"I wish I had read The Dark Side of Disney back then. "

I have always wanted to go to Walt Disney World and as a child was almost obsessed with it. I watched every show they had about that place and dreamed of the day I could visit. When I got older and became an adult, the place lost its allure.

I considered it a place for kids and not something a lone adult would want to visit. I wish I had read The Dark Side of Disney back then. The book tells you about all the stories, claims and scams that the management at the theme park would rather you didn’t hear.

The author grew up in Florida and visited the park more than 100 times by the time he was 18. He lived the dream of doing all the things you wanted to do, but never had the guts. It’s a townies view of Walk Disney World and filled with things no one does or at least gets to tell the tale.

He talks about scamming his way into getting free tickets. The book details the exploits of going behind the red lines into the unauthorized areas of the park. Are the people who wear the costumes and princess tiara’s really the squeaky clean people you think or are they going on benders once their clock is punched.

I fell in love with this book because it reminded me of all the things I did as a reckless teen, but never on such a grand scale. You may not actually want to try all these tips and tricks at the park, but you’ll go in loaded with the knowledge.