Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Kori Gives Ken Great Gifts

We celebrated one of our anniversaries lately. It was my turn to plan the celebration, hence the trip to Vegas and seeing "KA". My actual physical present to Kori was a bracelet that she wanted.

Tonight, UPS delivered her present to me...

Two great books!

One is _Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies_ by Jason Surrell. Jason has certainly given Disney and theme park fans a great resource on the attraction. Plus, he thanks Rick West, our friend at ThemeParkAdventure.com, for his extensive research into the attraction.

The second book is _The Wave Maker: The Story of Theme Park Pioneer George Millay and the Creation of Sea World, Magic Mountain, and Wet'n Wild_ by Tim O'Brien. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Millay when he received his lifetime achievement award from the Themed Entertainment Association. Mr. Millay just passed away recently, so if this book has a second edition or a paperback version, it can complete the story of his life. Flipping through the pages, it looks like it fills in many historical gaps for this theme park enthusiast. Great stuff.

Is Kori the best or what?

-Ken

1 comment:

Tangaroa said...

Hey Ken! I'm reading The Wave Maker too... I was lucky enough to interview Millay just before he passed away....

- Chris Merritt