6:17 PM - Intrepid Traveler gets Archived by Disney...!
The folks at Intrepid Traveler are having some of their books further "sanctioned" by Disney. Here is there press release:
The Intrepid Traveler Archived By Disney
Three Titles Listed in Definitive Disney Bibliography
(Lake Buena Vista, FL) Three books published by The Intrepid Traveler have been chosen for inclusion in the definitive "Walt Disney Company® Selected Bibliography," part of the "Walt Disney Archives" published on Disney's new D23 web site.
The three are Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide To Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets and Disneyland's Hidden Mickeys, both by Steven M. Barrett and Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent by Disney Legend Charles Ridgway.
All three were listed in the Theme Parks category, the most by any non-Disney publisher.
"We are thrilled by this recognition," said Sally Scanlon, The Intrepid Traveler's Associate Publisher. "We have always striven to maintain the highest standards in covering the Happiest Place on Earth® and we are honored to be in such distinguished company."
The complete bibliography can be seen here:http://d23.disney.go.com/library/000000_WDA_AL_SelectedBibliography.html
Steven Barrett's Hidden Mickeys series celebrates the images of Mickey Mouse cleverly concealed by Imagineers in the rides, restaurants, and attractions throughout all the Disney parks and the resort hotels that ring them. The books are designed as scavenger hunts that allow the whole family to take part in what has become one of the favorite activities of park visitors.
Charles Ridgway's memoir details 40 years of inventive PR work for Disney; during much of that time, Disney didn't advertise its parks, relying on Ridgway's ingenuity to generate free publicity in the media.
The Intrepid Traveler is a travel publishing company based in Branford, CT. Over the years it has published dozens of titles celebrating the many attractions of Orlando and Central Florida.
For more information, contact Sarah Pappanikou at 203-469-0214 or