The World's Toughest Disney Quiz Book

Volume 1

by Shaun Finnie | Release Date: January 24, 2016 | Availability: Print, Kindle

Earn Your Ph.D. in Disney

You're the person who knows all there is to know about Disney. You impress your friends with arcane trivia. Your pores leak pixie dust. But now you've met your match. Not even Mickey could ace these quizzes. Devilishly difficult, yes. But oh so addictive!

In this first of five volumes, Shaun Finnie ranges far and wide over decades of Disney history, from the earliest shorts to the current feature films, from the early days of Disneyland to the latest developments at Disney theme parks across the globe.

These 1000 brand-new questions (and answers) are the perfect companion for your next Disney trip, or for whenever you need to mainline a quick burst of the magic. Each quiz takes only a few minutes — perfect for on-the-go (or stuck in a line) Disney fans who crave the sort of knowledge not found in other trivia books.


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1000 Really, Really Hard Disney Trivia Stumpers

So you think you’re a Disney fan? You can reel off the names of the Seven Dwarfs without pausing for breath? You have Walt’s birthday and the anniversary of Disneyland’s opening day on your calendar along with your family’s birthdays and your wedding anniversary? You spend all your vacation time at the theme parks and when you’re not there you’re planning your next visit?

Congratulations. You’re a card-carrying, ear-wearing Disney geek.

But how well do you really know the wonderful world of Disney? The films, the theme parks, the TV shows. And what about the stage shows, the cruise ships, the cancelled projects? Or maybe even the video games, the comic books, and the people who created all these things?

Still sure you know your Disney stuff?

Take the challenge or, better still, challenge your Disney-loving friends. Try The World’s Toughest Disney Quiz Book. It’s stuffed with a thousand questions and answers to test even the most ardent Disney fan’s knowledge.

Could you be the ultimate Disney mastermind?

Shaun Finnie

Shaun Finnie is an amateur Disney historian from England. In addition to The World’s Toughest Disney Quiz Book series, he is also the author of the Disney Imagineering Unleashed series of novels.

Here's a sample of 10 questions (from the 1000 questions in this book) to test your Disney IQ.

  • Peg Leg Pete has been Mickey’s nemesis since Steamboat Willie. But in which film series did he first appear?
  • In which theme park ride are guests launched out of the Columbiad Cannon?
  • Which hugely successful video game series features Disney characters as well as stars of the Final Fantasy games?
  • Walt Disney came up with the idea for the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride while filming which movie in Switzerland?
  • Name the two main bears in Brother Bear.
  • Which satyr trained Hercules?
  • What is the white-knuckle raft ride at Disney California Adventure?
  • What is Flynn’s horse called in Tangled?
  • And what similar name does the killer robot have in The Black Hole?
  • Which renowned NFL coach has a steakhouse in Walt Disney World’s Dolphin hotel?

Continued in "The World's Toughest Disney Quiz Book: Volume 1"!

Let's find out how you did:

  • Pete first appeared in The Alice Comedies.
  • The Columbiad Cannon is the launch section of Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris.
  • Disney meets Final Fantasy in the Kingdom Hearts series of games.
  • Walt’s trip to Switzerland for the filming of Third Man on the Mountain resulted in the Matterhorn Bobsleds.
  • Brother Bear stars Kenai and Koda.
  • Hercules’s trainer was Philoctetes, though he lets Hercules call him Phil.
  • Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure is the longest, tallest, fastest white-water rapids ride ever built.
  • Flynn’s horse is Maximus.
  • The Black Hole’s killer robot was Maximilian.
  • Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins owns Shula’s Steakhouse at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel.

Continued in "The World's Toughest Disney Quiz Book: Volume 1"!

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