The Mything Link

The heroic search for the mythic source code that's hidden in plain sight throughout contemporary popular entertainment

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Every Guest is a Hero on Stories of the Magic

You can now listen to all three parts of my interview with host Randy Crane on his Stories of the Magic podcast. (In Part 2, you’ll even learn why one of my attraction design clients once compared me to a Tylenol PM.) Here are the links for your listening pleasure.

PART 1: http://storiesofthemagic.com/episode-060-adam-berger-part-1/

PART 2: http://storiesofthemagic.com/episode-061-adam-berger-part-2/

PART 3: http://storiesofthemagic.com/episode-062-adam-berger-part-3/

Enjoy!

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A terrific review of Every Guest is a Hero in this month’s edition of blooloop.com

Thank you, Charles Read, for the glowing review in the current edition of blooloop.com. Excerpt:

"This book tells us not just how visitors enjoyed the ride but why they enjoyed it and how this enjoyment was brought about. Every Guest is a Hero makes fascinating reading for aspiring theme park designers, psychologists and anyone interested in the visitor experience.”

http://www.blooloop.com/news/making-heroes-at-disney-storytelling-from-pgav-a/27590#.U1am8-ZdU-Y

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Every Guest is a Hero reviewed on Communicore Weekly podcast

Thank you George and Jeff for the terrific review of Every Guest is a Hero you did on this week’s Communicore Weekly podcast! Excerpt:

"Fans that want a deeper look at the attractions will love this, as well as people who are interested in designing attractions. If you have an interest in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes of the attractions, story-wise, make sure you pick it up."

For those of you who aren’t George or Jeff, you can listen to the podcast HERE. The book review begins at the 16-min. mark, but the entire podcast is fun listening.

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So it turns out that Western Illinois University offers a class called “Disney Communications”…and they’ve been using Every Guest is a Hero as one of their textbooks. Yesterday the class visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and it was my honor and pleasure to lead them on a guided “mythic tour” of the park. It was an exhausting day, but a lot of fun. Such a bright, perceptive, and engaged group of students!

So it turns out that Western Illinois University offers a class called “Disney Communications”…and they’ve been using Every Guest is a Hero as one of their textbooks. Yesterday the class visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and it was my honor and pleasure to lead them on a guided “mythic tour” of the park. It was an exhausting day, but a lot of fun. Such a bright, perceptive, and engaged group of students!

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WDW Hints reviews Every Guest is a Hero

Would you like to read the latest review of Every Guest is a Hero? Well it just went live on the WDW Hints blog.

EXCERPT: “Every Guest is a Hero is an excellent way to intellectually engage with the Disney parks, as it manages to capture very succinctly what makes the parks so enjoyable to so many people on a psychological and literary level.”

Thanks for the terrific write-up, Grace and Terri!

http://www.wdwhints.com/2014/03/book-review-every-guest-is-hero.html