If you love to read Disney Park-set fiction, you can look forward to Hairless Girl Does the Hula: More Tales from Haunted Disney Worldin 2012. Seem like a long way off? Here are some other titles to keep your Imagication alive!


Down & Out in the Magic Kingdom, by Cory Doctorow

The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, by Ridley Pearson

The Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn, by Ridley Pearson

The Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow, by Ridley Pearson

Lord Vishnu’s Love Handles, by Will Clarke

Magic Kingdom, by Stanley Elkin

Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town, by Chris Bojahlian
“Flirtatious Minnie Pulls Up Her Hem” (creative nonfiction)
“The Ladies’ Room Just Inside Tomorrowland: A Short Story”

In the Shadow of the Gargoyle, ed. by Nancy Kilpatrick and Thomas S. Roche
“Little Dedo,” by Nancy Holder


Done reading? Here’s a bevy of terrific other experiences! If you’re a Disney Park fan and don’t see your fave site listed here, we’re happy to add it. Drop us a note at admitonepress[at]gmail[dot]com.



Inside the Magic
Weekly podcast focusing on all things in the World. Creative segments include Backstage Pass, Cast Corner, Merchandise Reviews, Tips, Resort Reports, Cruisin’ the World, and more. Join its lively forum community of Disney fans!

Window to the Magic
Need your fix? Take an “imagication” with Paul Barry and crew’s weekly podcast focusing on binaural attraction ride-throughs.

Widen Your World
Miss Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride? 20,000 Leagues? The Plaza Swan Boats? If You Had Wings? This “Restful Haven for Walt Disney World’s Deceased, Deferred and Deflowered” is not only fantastic for research, it’s a trip down memory lane you won’t want to miss.

Orlando Attractions Magazine
An outgrowth of Inside the Magic, this magazine covers all of Orlando’s attractions. Highlights include resort reports, restaurant reviews, articles, and photos. The website has a news blog and click-and-play videos—they cover the events when you can’t be there! Be sure to check out the ad for Admit One Literary Theme Park!

What Widen Your World is for WDW, Yesterland is for Disneyland. At Yesterland, the Monsanto House of the Future, Mike Fink Keel Boats, Burning Settler’s Cabin, and many more are still open.

Want to see what a certain area of Disneyland looked like in 1995? How about 1963? Daveland features vintage vacation pictures. Watch out for this one—it’s a total time-suck.

Walt Disney World History
This website features historical information compiled from several sources, all in one place.

Adventure Through Inner Space

An amazing tribute to the most-loved attraction by Monsanto. Miss it so much it hurts? Don’t worry — here you can get a virtual ride-through on DVD, put it up on your big-screen TV and relive it!

Passporter and All Ears
A helpful website crammed with resources—menus, resort photos to the hilt, attraction information, you name it—to help you plan your next Disney Park vacation. As a bonus, the site also has sections with images of old tickets, guidemaps, and other ephemera.

Disney Pix
The title’s self-explanatory—except check out the page on River Country that chronicles the park ruins’ decline into an urban explorer’s paradise!

The Adventurers Club
Kungaloosh your way over here to join a community of AC fans—or just browse and enjoy the extensive video footage, photos, and news.

TikiMan’s Unofficial Polynesian Resort Page
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Disney’s Polynesian Resort, past and present. If you’re passionate about the Poly, this is the place for you.

Virtual Toad
Long live Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride! This computer-animated recreation of the attraction is in progress.

Walt Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Ride
Photos, memories, short films, and history in loving memory of everybody’s favorite submarine voyage.

Disneyana World

Remember all those wonderful old logo T’s from the parks and stuff? It’s all right here in living color! If you were a 1970s Disney World baby, this is for you!

Disneyland Postcards

This is really self-explanatory–it’s a wonderful online Disneyland postcard museum.

The Original Admit One Literary Theme Park

Believe it or not, this whole series of books started as one of Kristi’s college projects. You can visit the original site here and see ridiculous pictures of her in Disney World.


The Daily Mail:

Portrait of the ‘perfect American family’: Walt Disney’s secret apartment is frozen in time above Disneyland’s fire station