Disney’s Dream Weavers isn’t the first book dealing with the expansive world of Disney nor will it be the last. But it is the first book to explore the common thread that winds its way through four very different, yet distinctly connected amusement enterprises — Disneyland in California, the world’s first theme park; Freedomland, a short-lived park in New York City in the early 1960s created by Disney outcast C.V. Wood; the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair in Queens, N.Y., which saw the introduction of Disney’s cutting-edge Audio-Animatronics technology, and Walt Disney World in Florida, Walt Disney’s noble attempt to right the wrongs of America’s urban landscape.
About Chuck Schmidt
Chuck Schmidt is an award-winning journalist who began his newspaper career as a copy boy in 1967 for the Staten Island Advance in New York City. He quickly moved up the ranks, first as a part-time sports reporter, then as an assistant sports copy editor and then as Night Sports Editor. Since 1984, he has been the newspaper’s Sunday News and Travel Editor. Read more
Excerpt from the Book
Opening day ceremonies — be they small-scale or grandiose — are always filled with fear and trepidation. Read more