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“If you have ever wanted a FASTPASS to success—this is your book!”

— Michael Tarby, Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

“Like a day at Disneyland, I didn’t want The Wisdom of Walt to end. Great stories about Walt Disney, Disneyland, and personal success.”

— Dr. Steve Smith, Ed. USN Retired

“The Wisdom of Walt offers an abundance of insight and inspiration. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to see dramatic improvements in life and realize his or her dreams.”

  • — Mary Passmore, Academic Success Coach,
  • Southwestern College

“A truly great book. Entertaining, wise, and engaging.”

  • — Jack Erickson, Author, Former Publisher
  • and Senate Speechwriter

“Magical! This book takes you inside the Park and then shows you how to take some of the pixie dust back home with you.”

  • — Adrianne Carlino Gentile, Author of Integrity in the Mirror—
  • Wiping Away Your Fears to Reveal Your Authentic Self
  • and 66 LEAVES—Poems from My Tree of Life

“If you read one book on Disneyland, read this book. If you read one book on Walt Disney, read this book. If you read one book on how to take charge and lead an awesome life, read this book.”

— Jason Jaworski, Author of Selling Your Way to Prosperity

“Read this book and take a tour of Disneyland with the author, Dr. Jeff Barnes, aka “‘Dr. Disneyland!”

  • — Brent Scarpo, Author of The Red Balloon, and
  • Background Casting Assistant for
  • The Shawshank Redemption,
  • Air Force One, Matilda, and The Chamber

“Brilliant, insightful, imaginative—Jeff Barnes clearly demonstrates that Walt Disney understood leadership and success. I highly recommend this book!”

  • — Dr. Timothy Brady, Associate Professor of English,
  • Wayland Baptist University

“Disneyland is famous for its mountains. This book will help you overcome any mountain standing between you and your dream. Read this book already!”

— Leslie Roberson, Screenwriter, Producer, and Editor

“An E-Ticket experience from start to finish.”

— George Aaron Cleveland, Screenwriter

“If you want to acquire the mindset of Walt Disney, then read The Wisdom of Walt and start dreaming!”

  • — Trisha Yarbrough, Executive Director,
  • Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

“The Wisdom of Walt is fundamental for any student of success.”

  • — Renee Forsyth, Student Services Advisor,
  • Pima Community College

“The Wisdom of Walt takes the magic of Disneyland and makes leadership and success practical for every person. Highly recommended!”

— Jeffrey Kahan, Professor of English and Director of Le Verne Shakespeare Experience, M.S. Leadership and Management

“The Wisdom of Walt is like Who Moved My Cheese for Mickey Mouse fans!”

  • — JaMarr Brown, Inspirational Speaker and
  • Author of What’s Your Sales Story?

“If you have ever wondered how you can make every day like a day at Disneyland, then read this book!”

— Jon Carl Olson, JCM Promotions

“Take a walk in Walt’s footsteps and learn details about Disneyland you never knew before now.”

  • — Bill McCarrick, Retired Football Coach and
  • Author of Are You Hurt or Are You Injured

“Regardless of whether you have been to Disneyland once or one hundred times, read this book. You will experience the park and look at your life through a totally new perspective.”

— Ron Everett, Retired High School Principal

“Jeff Barnes’ insights into Disneyland and his unique brand of storytelling will help leaders and their teams become better at all levels.”

— Mike E. Abel, Chief of Police, Corona, California

“Imagineering at its best! The Wisdom of Walt offers a wealth of insight, inspiration, and creativity to engage minds to dream BIG.”

— Susan Friedmann, CSP, International Best-Selling Author of Riches in Niches: How to Make it BIG in a Small Market

“Jeff Barnes really is ‘Dr. Disneyland.’ This book is a treasure trove of wisdom about Walt, Disneyland, and life in general.”

— Chelsea, Former Disneyland Princess

“The Wisdom of Walt offers an enlightening and original point of view on Walt Disney, Disneyland, and personal success. A valuable read for everyone, executives and students alike.”

  • — Mike Staver, Speaker, Coach, and
  • Author of Leadership Isn’t for Cowards

“The Wisdom of Walt made me The Happiest Reader on Earth. Highly recommended.”

  • — Stephen Guise, Author of Mini-Habits and
  • How to Be an Imperfectionist

“Every now and again you read an entrepreneurship book that forever changes your life. This is one of those books! Dr. Barnes has brilliantly communicated the true story of Walt Disney in a way that inspires you to realize that all of your dreams are possible if only you believe in your visions and never give up. This book is sure to be a classic and one that I will cherish in my collection forever. If you want to live your dreams, then start here!”

— Patrick Snow, Publishing Coaching and International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny, The Affluent Entrepreneur, andBoy Entrepreneur

“Growing up, I always believed in the power of imagination and Disney was a major source of inspiration to me in my childhood pursuits. In The Wisdom of Walt, Jeff Barnes shows us not only how imaginative Walt Disney was, but how he was wise enough to believe in his dreams and create Disneyland. Your life will be richer and brighter if you apply that same wisdom as magically expressed in these pages.”

  • — Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., and Award-Winning
  • Author of The Children of Arthur series

“Disneyland was Walt Disney’s greatest dream. The Wisdom of Walt shows you how he made his dream come true and how you, too, can realize your dreams.”

— David Stern, Author of Are You for Real?!

“Disneyland is one of the world’s premier destinations. Having created a college level course on the History of Disneyland, Jeff Barnes is the perfect expert to take readers inside the park and inspire them to live their dreams.”

— Sam Gennawey, Author of The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide and Walt Disney and the Promise of Progress City