The People V. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic

The People V Disneyland How Lawsuits Lawyers Transformed the Magic On July Walt Disney opened his first venture directly serving the general public Disneyland Three days later a small girl smashed her miniature Autopia car into a curb slamming her face ag

  • Title: The People V. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic
  • Author: David Koenig
  • ISBN: 9781937878030
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney opened his first venture directly serving the general public Disneyland Three days later, a small girl smashed her miniature Autopia car into a curb, slamming her face against the bare metal steering wheel Her family filed suit.Disney quickly went to work making the ride safer, while at the same time it began vigorously fighting the familyOn July 17, 1955, Walt Disney opened his first venture directly serving the general public Disneyland Three days later, a small girl smashed her miniature Autopia car into a curb, slamming her face against the bare metal steering wheel Her family filed suit.Disney quickly went to work making the ride safer, while at the same time it began vigorously fighting the family s charges And, the park started gearing up for lawsuits thousands .The People v Disneyland How Lawsuits Lawyers Transformed the Magic, the latest book from Mouse Tales author David Koenig, chronicles 60 years of tumbles, attraction mishaps, ticket scams, attacks by security guards and costumed characters, disability disputes, and employees who turned on their employer Sometimes the allegations convinced Disney to change its operations, usually secretly Other times, they stuck by their guns, convinced the claims were bogus.Based on exclusive interviews and nearly 1,300 lawsuits filed against the Mouse, The People v Disneyland reveals how Walt s wonderland has been remade into a very different place.

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    1. I really enjoyed reading about the various lawsuits of Disneyland and the legal history of the place! This book has numerous court cases, but also discusses how Disneyland and lawyers going up against Disneyland have changed their tactics throughout the years. It also talks about how certain lawsuits and laws led to changes in the park. Suing over injuries on a ride was expected, but there are lawsuits over Disneyland employees suing, people suing over security getting too rough with them, suing [...]

    2. I love Disney and teach a Pre Law class so I was excited to read this book. I have read other books by the author and he does like to find fault with Disney but this book was an interesting compilation of cases. Some people had legitimate cases against Disney and others were just clumsy. Do I agree with how Disney handled all the cases?No,but it leads to some interesting discussions. I did the use the book in my class and will probably use it later in the school year as well.

    3. It's an American tradition - when something traumatic happens, first we get better, and then we get even, and the place where we usually get even is in court. Disneyland may be the Happiest Place on Earth, but this unwritten rule applies as much at the Park as anywhere else. Continuing his series of books that shows us things at Disneyland that Mickey would prefer we not see, David Koenig reviews the history of lawsuits filed against Disneyland, showing us the results of human and business foibl [...]

    4. I was hoping for a more narrative style, instead the author goes by area/attraction, and peels of numerous related cases, some interesting and some not. As such, can be a bit of a laborious read. Sections on Mad Tea Party and Space Mountain are particularly fascinating.

    5. The book is a quick read. However, it mainly touches the surface of most of the cases which are discussed. There is very little in depth analysis of how various lawsuits changed the mouse. Sure there were many cases filed that had little merit. But there seemed to be a few which should have been discussed in greater detail. It would have been more interesting had the book included more behind the scenes discussion of how various cases were settled or changes were made to the park. This book excl [...]

    6. Interesting book, especially since I have lived next to Disney World for the last 6 years. I have been an Annual Pass holder all this time and know many people who are cast members. There are always changes going on and I completely agree with his contention that older employees are let go or driven to quit and that their safety is less important that that of the guests. It's also true that people try to fake injuries to cash in.

    7. I've read most of Mr. Koenig's books about "the Mouse" and found them all interesting, this one included. I'd love to know more about how Disney and their manner lawsuits have affected other amusement parks (in general), but it's quite a window into how often Disney makes mistakes and how often others just try to take advantage of "the Mouse."

    8. An engaging expose of Disneyland! Great overview of litigating The Mouse. Great treatise on human and corporate behavior.

    9. This book was pretty fascinating. I had no idea that Disneyland has had such a variety of lawsuits (and even fatal accidents).

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