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Jennifer Hoffman’s written an interesting guide to Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom:

I first discovered this novel shortly after it’s release, when prowling my local library for books about Disney World. Along with the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, it opened up the possibility of thinking critically about Disney Parks, taking them seriously as works of art and culture, and approaching them as implementations of virtual reality and games theory. These books also let me know that hipsters and members of Mensa were kicking back in the parks, loving the attractions as much as I do. That enjoying the Parks and taking them seriously don’t have to be mutually exclusive.