The Dark Side of Disney by Leonard Kinsey

Over 30,000 copies sold! Unauthorized tips, tricks, and scams for your Walt Disney World vacation.

The dark side of disney

The English edition has sold over 30,000 copies, and has been in Amazon's Top 100 Travel Books for over two years! A documentary based on the book is also coming out next year, from the award-winning filmmaker Philip B. Swift.

THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don’t want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World.

From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at “The Happiest Place on Earth”.

Genre: TRAVEL / General

Secondary Genre: HUMOR / General

Language: English


Word Count: 43,681

Sales info:

The Dark Side of Disney has sold over 30,000 copies and has been on Amazon's Top-100 Travel Books ranking for over two years.

Sample text:

You hold in your hands the key to a Walt Disney World vacation unlike any other. Regardless of how much money you make, or how many times you’ve already been to the parks, or how much you totally fucking hate “It’s a Small World”, this book will show you a side of WDW that is unique, exciting, and absolutely, unequivocally, NOT authorized by Disney. Within these pages you’ll not only find tips on the best deals for airfare, food, and lodging (tips banned from official guidebooks and even most unofficial websites and messageboards), but diatribes on the best places in the parks to have sex, do drugs, and see a gritty rock show, complete with women throwing their underwear on the stage. You’ll hear from people who have jumped out of ride vehicles and explored off-limits areas, who have swam across alligator infested lakes to see the ruins of abandoned parks, and who have dodged security to traverse the mysterious tunnels underneath The Magic Kingdom. You’ll find tips on avoiding not only the dangerous Florida wildlife, but also the dangerous scammers who swarm Orlando like mosquitoes, just waiting to weasel you out of your hard-earned cash with their counterfeit merchandise, illegal ticket resales, and hard-sell timeshare presentations.

I’ve gathered all of this information over 33 years of visiting Walt Disney World, fortunate enough to have been born in Clearwater, Florida, and to have had a mother who shared my Disney obsession. Even though we were decidedly lower-middle class, she worked hard so she could spoil me and my sister with “Four Season Salute Passes” every Christmas, allowing us to visit as often as we wanted during non-peak months. And visit often we did, making the two-hour drive to Orlando at least once a month, often staying overnight at the (as of that time) only affordable on-site lodging, The Caribbean Beach Resort.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Raphaël Garrouty
Author review:
Very easy to work with, and produced a quality translation. Highly recommended!
Already translated. Translated by Daniela Giovannetti and Valeria Poropat
Author review:
Easy to work with and good communication. Highly recommended!
Already translated. Translated by Andrea Fernandes
Author review:
Andrea was very easy to work with, quickly translated the book, and did an excellent job with it. Highly recommended!
Already translated. Translated by Maria Lazareva
Author review:
Great communication, and very easy to deal with!
Already translated. Translated by Natalia Agueda Guio
Author review:
Natalia was extremely easy to communicate with and produced a very professional translation in a timely manner.

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