Book Review: “Of Mouse and Men – Confessions of a Walt Disney World Character Performer”

Theme Park Press As guests arrive at Disneyland or Walt Disney World , they pass under an archway before heading onto Main Street U.S.A. Above the archway is a plaque that reads, “Here You Leave Today and Enter the World of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy.” And that is exactly why people love going to a Disney Park. It’s fun. It’s pleasant. They can leave all their everyday lives behind and just enjoy everything Disney has to offer. For some, the passion is so deep they would love to work at one of the Disney Parks. Nicklaus Hopkins was one of those people. After reluctantly succumbing to a bear hug from Goofy, four and a half year old Hopkins was hooked on Disney. Years later, he and his wife moved to Florida and he started working at Walt Disney World. Hopkins worked for the company for three years before moving on. He currently is a professional writer and college professor. Frozone & Hopkins as Mr. Incredible In “ Of Mouse and Men – Confessions of a Walt Disney World Character Performer ,” Hopkins recounts his experiences of playing nine Disney characters: Goofy, Mr. Incredible, Woody, Green Army Man, Baloo, Br’er […]

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