Has some of the fun disappeared from Disneyland? Author David Koenig thinks it has, and he blames park visitors and lawyers in his latest book, “The People v. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic.”
“The vast majority of operational changes at Disneyland in the last 10 years have been the result of lawsuits past, or in anticipation of lawsuits in the future,” he said.
Koenig first showed up on the Disney book scene with “Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland” in 1994. That book was more about some of the quirky and funny stories about things that happened at Disneyland. For that book he conducted interviews with former Disneyland cast members and visitors to the park. He followed the success of that book with two more, a sequel called “More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland” and one about Disney’s Florida operation, “Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World.”
With this book, Koenig has taken a harder tone than the other three, saying that people filing lawsuits for their own ineptitude, coupled with management that is no longer willing to spend the money to fight them, are just as much to blame as the lawyers involved in the cases.
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