Disney's Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz

J. Jeff Kober celebrates Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the stories, tales, and lessons behind it!

If you love Disney, if you love all things Hollywood, or if you love the Disney theme parks, you are going to love  Disney’s Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz, published by Theme Park Press.

Disney's Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz, by J. Jeff Kober

This is the most comprehensive story of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios ever told. Books have been written about Walt Disney World, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and even Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but other than the wonderful, but brief Imagineering Guide, there has never really been another book that talked about this park so fully. You’ll find any number of stories that document how Disney has approached this park, its daily operation, and its unique attractions. There’s probably the most complete description of the Tower of Terror. You’ll hear rare stories about the making of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, the creation of the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, and about the rise and fall of Disney Feature Animation Florida. Did you know that one of the biggest deals in Hollywood was created at The Brown Derby restaurant here at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? You’ll read about that and more.

Who was Louis by Mayer of MGM's Metro Goldwyn Mayer? And how was his studios boss style different than Walt Disney's? Photo by J. Jeff Kober

But beyond that, you’ll find little-known stories about the Walt Disney, the company he founded, and of Hollywood itself. Who is Edith and Adrian? Who is Min and Bill? Where did the expression “Mickey Mouse Operation” come from? What was it like on the set of The Golden Girls? What created the theme park wars between Michael Eisner and Universal Studios? And what were some of the greatest and most tragic moments of Walt Disney’s life?

Most importantly Disney’s Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz is more than some “tell-all” tabloid from Hedda Gabler or TMZ. Every story has a lesson–has some message for one’s business, leadership and life. Every story ends by asking you questions about how you would approach adversity, competition, or serving others.

Make your organization or company a star! Treat yourself to Disney’s Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz! Now available through Amazon.