A few months ago I wrote a review of the book The Vault of Walt, by Jim Korkis, over on the Come Home to Disney blog. Since that time I was lucky enough to get a copy of the revised Vault of Walt, and I would love to share that review with you now.
For the most part the revised version of this book is similar to the original. The major differences are that the new version has some stories that have been added, and others that were removed. Of those that have remained in both editions, I noticed very few changes and I believe that for the most part they remain the same. Because I’ve reviewed much of the old material previously, in this post I thought I’d give you my thoughts on some of the new sections.
Overall the new book is excellent, just like the old one. The stories have been narrowed down to the best ones, and they are well written and chock full of information. Jim Korkis is a great storyteller, and one that has some very unique information and insights into the Disney company. If you’re looking for fun Disney stories or information that you almost certainly haven’t heard before, this is where you’ll find them.
There are five new stories in this book: Eating Like Walt, And the Oscar Goes to… Walt Disney, The Carousel of Progress, The Man Who Shot Walt Disney, and Song of the South Frequently Asked Questions.
The first, ‘Eating Like Walt,’ is a rather unique chapter. It starts out by describing what his favorite foods were and what he liked to eat. It turns out that he was a fan of homestyle foods, and a bit of a picky eater at that! It’s an interesting chapter, but what makes it really original is the fact that it also includes some recipes based on Walt’s favorites. These have been gathered from various sources and are presented here so you can try to make some of Walt’s favorites at home.