396 pure, unadulterated, dyed-in-the-wool, 100% made-up, completely fake disneyland "facts" is funny book of plausible-sounding Disneyland lies, penned by Horatio Liar (AKA Dominick Cancilla). As John Frost notes, Cancilla has a flair for making up stories that sound weird-but-true, but are, in fact, weird-but-false, and nevertheless make you want to repeat them.
For example: "The Disneyland Hotel was originally independently owned and operated. Eventually, Disney decided that they would rather own the hotel outright, but the owners weren’t interested in selling. To help the owners change their mind, Michael Eisner proposed that the company build an enormous impenetrable wall between the hotel and Disneyland if they didn’t sell. The deal was signed just weeks later."
Crafting these rumors is an art form. One of the real Picasso’s of the genre has put out a book with a collection of “396 pure, unadulterated, dyed-in-the-wool, 100% made-up, completely fake Disneyland ‘facts’.” It’s full of Steve Martin-esque humor (which is appropriate since Martin himself worked at Disneyland and adapted much of his performance style of humor from Disneyland’s own Wally Boag and Fulton Burley at the Golden Horseshoe Revue). The truly funny stuff that builds up into a giant ball of laughter that erupts from your gut.
If you’re at all a ‘Disney’ person, then you’ll enjoy reading ‘Facts’ like this:
According to a survey on the Mousetravelketeers.com discussion board, the top 10 things you need to bring with you for a relaxed, trouble-free day at the Disneyland resort are: Money
396 pure, unadulterated, dyed-in-the-wool, 100% made-up, completely fake disneyland "facts" [Amazon]
The Disneyland “fact” book to end all fact-books from Disney Lies
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I took great advantage of my 36 hour hiatus from the Walkaway tour, but I’m back at it today, with a 2PM appearance at Burbank’s Dark Delicacies, before I go straight to the airport to fly to the UK for my British tour.
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