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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Disney Kondra 2050 Charnas, Suzy McKee. "Listening to Brahms " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 17. [Year estimated.] "I look at them [the lizard-like aliens] sometime and wonder if I'm crazy. Can't afford to be, not if I've got to deal on a daily basis with things that look as if they walked out of a Walt Disney cartoon feature. "
Disney Luna 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 256. "His world was contained to this metallic nest beneath the hopper, with a few containers and tanks around them. The nozzle of the hopper's main engine hung between him and Brennart like a bell in a church spire.

An old tune sprang to his mind: 'It's a Small, Small World.' Idiot, Doug snarled to himself. You've being fried by a solar flare and you're thinking about childhood songs. "

Disney Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 265. "A teenage boy wearing a Euro-Disney World T-shirt with the slogan 'Visit the Future!' "
Disney Mars 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 124. Pg. 124: "'What are you reading? Oh--the DisneyMars guide! When can we go?'

'That depends on how well a certain young lady does her homework.' "; Pg. 125: "DisneyMars was tiny compared to its famous terrestrial forebears, but once you were inside, there was no way of telling that. By means of dioramas and holographic projections, it showed Mars as men had once believed or dreamed it might be... " [More about DisneyMars, with rides based on the science fiction of Burroughs and H. G. Wells, pg. 125-126, 130.]

Disney Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 147. "'...You know how sometimes little kids with bone cancer or leukemia get to make a wish and get it granted? They get to go to Disneyland with Michael Jordan or...' "
Disney Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 94. "But he couldn't stop his mind from turning his sweetheart to a Disney character. The Blue Fairy. Her light increased. Her smile spread slowly into jag-toothed mercy and then her voice flowed, the cool of a river. Once, very drunk, he had watched the movie Pinocchio eight or ten times in a row with successive nieces and nephews, their friends, their friends' cousins, then the cousins' cousins and friends. By the time the night came on and the children were draped in slumber on the floor and on pillows and heaps of blankets and clothes, he had fallen in love with the Blue Fairy. " [More, pg. 96-98, etc.]
Disney Nepal 2021 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 157. "...though Tamchu would not have known if it was a recent fantasy construction like many of the Western cities he'd heard about. They were starting some of that in Kathmandu. Disney had torn down an ancient Hindu temple, first removing all of the sacred monkeys who littered the place with their feces. Now strange monkeylike creatures roamed the temple, and no one knew if they were robots or artificially created organic creatures with only a few rote responses programmed into them. "
Disney New Jersey 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 131. "And then one day Melanie hit the jackpot, selling a series of five children's books for a thirty-thousand-dollar advance, with a movie option for a thirty-thousand-dollar advance, with a movie option from the Disney empire for twice that much. "
Disney New Jersey 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 163. "Atlantic City was nothing, an R-rated Disneyland full of losers and whores. "
Disney New York 1967 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 23. "We went to the New York World's Fair, saw what the past had been like, according to the Ford Motor Car Company and Walt Disney, saw what the future would be like, according to General Motors. "
Disney New York 1994 Brooks, Terry. The Tangle Box. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 1. "Horris Kew might have been a Disney artist's rendering of Ichabod Crane. He was tall and gawky and had the look of a badly assembled puppet. His head was too small, his arms and legs too long, and his ears, nose, Adams apple, and hair stuck out all over the place. "
Disney New York 1997 Smith, Dean Wesley. X-Men: The Jewels of Cyttorak. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 104. "Lights, like small mushrooms sprouting in the plants, kept both the path and the garden illuminated like a pathway at Disneyland. Scott found it both attractive, and odd for a New York estate. "
Disney New York 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 266. "On the train to Albany, surrounded by the musty smells of passengers, sun-warmed fabric, disinfectant, plastic, Mitch sank into his seat. He felt as if he had just escaped from Wonderland. "
Disney New York: New York City 1940 Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 73. "There was also 'Micky's Surprise Party,' a cartoon by Walt Disney. He loved cartoons. "
Disney New York: New York City 1962 Martin, George R. R. "Shell Games " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 214. "'Dumbo was right about this guy, he's nothing but a... wino.' "
Disney New York: New York City 1969 Milan, Victor. "Transfigurations " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 255. "She wore a frilly peasant blouse embroidered with mushrooms and planets, a voluminous skirt tie-dyed into what reminded Mark of nothing so much as fireworks displays in Disneyland. "
Disney New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 333. "The crowds were starting to thing out, almost as though the epic battle over the East River had been equivalent to the nightly fireworks at Disneyland, signaling families it was time to take the kids home. "
Disney New York: New York City 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 283. "Whatever taste Quinn had in landscaping didn't extend to interior design. The inside of his Magic Kingdom was decorated in what could best be called exotically eclectic taste. "
Disney New York: New York City 1994 Leigh, Stephen. "The Color of His Skin " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 301. "There should have been a voice--Puppetman, or that nagging Jiminy Cricket who had manifested after Puppetman had died. "
Disney New York: New York City 1994 Williams, Walter Jon. "Feeding Frenzy " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 188. "Little tufts of bristly hair stood out on his body like rebellious cowlicks, and his voice piped like that of Mickey Mouse. "
Disney New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 102. Pg. 102: "Like the hedge of magically sprouting thorns in Sleeping Beauty, neural roots sprang from Serleena's hands... "; Pg. 234: "They are a kingdom in the clouds, a realm unto themselves, a conglomeration of individual sites as culturally diverse as Disney's Small World ride. New York City rooftops can encompass anything from simple swaths of tar... "
Disney New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 180. Pg. 227: "'DUMBO.'

He drove for a few blocks and then slowed. 'What is DUMBO?'

'Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Brooklyn.' " (Also pg. 180, 225, more.)

Disney New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 182. "Sometimes Mouse calls me Mickey, but honestly, I'm not fond of that.

'Mickey Mouse.' I can see why not.
Disney Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 11. Pg. 10: "some of my non-ballplaying schoolmates called me Dumbo. "; Pg. 11: " see Dumbo, a Disney flick about a pint-sized elephant with a humongous ears. Hilarious movie. A scream. And I was the perfect sap to stick a tag like Dumbo on because I couldn't or wouldn't talk and had me this really terrific set of ears. Ha ha. " ['Dumbo' also pg. 93, 117, 277, 413-414, 444-445, 461-462, etc.]
Disney Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 209. "An image of a contented Baloo from Disney's Jungle Book came to her mind. "
Disney Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 349. "Invitations sent to Ponter Boddit for all-expense-paid visits received c/o the Sudbury Star: Disneyland; the Anchor Bar and Grill, home of the original chicken wing in Buffalo, New York; Buckingham Palace; the Kennedy Space Center; Science North; the UFO museum in Roswell, New Mexico; Toronto's Zanzibar Tavern strip club; Microsoft headquarters; next world's World Science Fiction Convention; The Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany; Yankee Stadium. "
Disney Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 140. "She knew what Dr. Kyriakides had told her: that Benjamin was an invention of John's, a puppet creation that had somehow, like Pinocchio in the old Disney movie, come to life. "
Disney Poland 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 207. "'And perhaps we can have Mickey Mouse climb out of his Florida ocean like a drowned rat to deliver them. And Prince Charming Lauterbach will bring them strapped to his white charger...'

...'Wake up, my friend. Mickey Mouse is dead. There are no more Communists. And there are no more winters like that,' "

Disney Singapore 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 139. "'I think Walt Disney went crazy one day,' said Conor Linklater, 'and said '[Expletive] the kids, let's invent Singapore and just make money.' ' "
Disney Solar System 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 91. Pg. 91: "Twelve hours after leaving Earth, the Vishnu was five hundred million miles past the mean orbit of Uranus... they had been joined by the schoolteacher from Florida, whose name was Bob, and two of the Disney World marketing executives, Alan and Keith. "; Pg. 111: "Alan, one of the marketing executives from Disney World, sat across from Danchekker for the descent. 'That VISAR system is something else,' he said, making conversation. 'It's incredible. We ought to think about getting something like that into DW.' "; Pg. 113: "Alan and Keith from Disney World... "
Disney Solar System 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 64. "Everything was so beautifully maintained, presumably by armies of robots, but occasionally Poole was reminded of a visit he had made to Disney World as a small boy. But this was even better: there were no crowds, and indeed very little reminder of the human race and its artifacts. "
Disney Sweden 1973 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "I am Grim Fiddle. My mother, Lamba, firs spied me in her magic hand-mirror late in the evening of the spring equinox of 1973. She was dancing by herself at the time, at the rear of a shabby beer hall called THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB, located in the foreign quarter of Stockholm... "; Pg. 9: "THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB was a series of concentric ovals, the inmost being the bar, the next being the booths... " [More about this club, pg. 9-10, 59, 258.]
Disney Switzerland 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 70. "Theo sat at his desk in his office, a plastic Donald Duck peering down at him from atop the monitor, thinking of how... "
Disney Tennessee 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 174. "Crawford was on the radio: 'Grumpy to Stepsister One, Grumpy to Stepsister One. Snow White has approached bogey, established presence. Dwarves in position. Please advise. Over . . .' "
Disney Thailand 2021 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 25. "...bright Disney mushrooms "
Disney Tran 1996 Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 363. "Okay, so I don't talk that way usually. So I'm getting sick of some of the Mickey Mouse crap. "
Disney United Kingdom 1999 Willis, Connie. "Adaptation " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 123. "Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol... In the books department of Harridge's, where I work, we have nineteen, including Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Muppet Christmas Carol, the Cuddly-Wuddlys' Christmas Carol... "
Disney United Kingdom 2015 Willis, Connie. "Cat's Paw " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 183. "'It's got to be a fictional character,' Rutgers said. 'He admitted himself it's the hardest to guess.'

'No, his is always a fictional character. I needs to be someone real. And someone obscure. Anastasia!'

'I would hardly call Anastasia obscure,' I said.

'No, but if he asks 'Is the person living?' we can say we don't know, and he'll think it's a fictional character.'

'What if he's already asked if it's a fictional character and we've said no?'

'But it was a fictional character,' Leda said. 'I saw the Disney film when I was little.' " [Note: This wasn't actually a Disney film, but was a film produced and directed by famed animator Don Bluth for Twentieth Century Fox.]

Disney United Kingdom: England 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 191. "My God, he thought, as much awed as frightened, I look like the wolf man--or Chewbacca--or the guy in that French movie of Beauty and the Beast--or, no, I've got it, the Cowardly Lion of Oz. "
Disney United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 10. "Among the guests who had assembled to watch Graham's latest treasures, Dietrich's screen test for The Blue Angel, Walt Disney's menstruation film and a copy of Double Indemnity, that began in the death cell... "
Disney United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 245. "It really is extraordinary how fast they have become collectors'' items: Star Trek phonecards, Disney phonecards... "
Disney United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 276. "Jamie will want to walk in the park an be taken to see The Lion King. " [More about The Lion King, pg. 277-279.]; Pg. 279: Pocahantas
Disney USA 1955 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 83. "Coonskin caps (May 1955 - December 1955) -- Children's fad inspired by the Walt Disney television series Davy Crockett, about the Kentucky frontier hero who fought at the Alamo and 'kilt a bar' at age three. Part of a larger merchandising fad that included bow-and-arrow sets, toy knives, toy rifles, fringed shirts, powder horns, lunchboxes, jigsaw puzzles, coloring books, pajamas, panties, and seventeen recorded versions of 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett,' to which every child in America knew all the verses... The fad collapsed right before Christmas of 1955, leaving merchandisers with hundreds of unwanted caps. "
Disney USA 1957 Jones, Raymond F. "The Gardener " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1957); pg. 104. "He began a recital of the long list of classics, science texts, and Donald Duck comics through which he'd gone with the patient help and guidance of his father. "
Disney USA 1975 Plauger, P. J. "Child of All Ages " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1975); pg. 118. "Up ahead, on the other side of the street, a movie marquee splashed light through the drizzle. Black letters spelled out a greeting:


That's me, Melissa decided [a child of all ages]. "

Disney USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 40. Pg. 40: "'Richard. what's up?' Boman made a little check mark in his Disneyana catalog: a musket from Swiss Family Robinson. One of his favorite movies, from when he was a kid. "; Pg. 42: "While he waited for... he looked some more through his Disneyana catalog, jotting an X beside a Mickey Mouse one-sheet from 'Society Dog Show,' and a question mark beside a pair of Chip and Dale bookend. "; Pg. 99: "Would John Forsythe have a Mickey Mouse telephone on his desk, a 'Star Trek' poster on the wall?... crammed with little toys. Donald Ducks and Fred Flintstones. "; Pg. 129: "Boman's gaze dropped to the Disneyana catalog on the table. "; Pg. 162: "...a Mickey Mouse telephone. "
Disney USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 235. "it actually looked like the wishing well in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, she thought, which seemed kind of appropriate. "
Disney USA 1990 Turtledove, Harry. A World of Difference. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 209. "The KGB studied Disneyland because visiting Soviet dignitaries liked to go there. One of the attractions, Lopatin had learned from a friend, was something called 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.' Never having read The Wind in the Willows, Lopatin did not know much about this Mr. Toad, but was sure the ride he was taking was wild enough to horrify any amphibian ever hatched. " [More.]
Disney USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 78. "There was quite a parking lot. It wasn't Disneyland, but I had to figure that several hundred people were working here... "; Pg. 124: "...but I couldn't remember much of anything beyond the Walt Disney videotape. I wasn't even sure I actually ever had read it--not Through the Looking-Glass, anyway. Alice, yeah, at some point. . . . " [More about the Disney film, pg. 280.]
Disney USA 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 249. Goofy
Disney USA 1995 Randle, Kristen D. The Only Alien on the Planet. New York: Scholastic Inc. (1995); pg. 114. "So I just grinned at him and started filling my plate. The table was like a gastronomic Disneyland -- silver trays draped with doilies and mounded with little sandwiches, tarts, bits of fruit, and fancy things that bore only a faint resemblance to food as we know it... "
Disney USA 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 172. "Its face was that of a Disney puppet, with a round spot of rouge painted on either cheek. "
Disney USA 1996 Swanwick, Michael. "Covenant of Souls " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1986); pg. 177. "The acid was in the glue backing of a Mickey Mouse decal. Mickey was dressed as the Sorcerer's Apprentice, gesturing up stars, and you were supposed to lick off the LSD and then slap the decal onto your forehead. Too cute by half, Peter thought... "
Disney USA 1997 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 346. "'I called the auto club,' Francine said, 'and asked what traffic was like between here and Seattle, and down the coast. They say it's really light. That's surprising. You'd think everybody would be off playing hooky, off to Disneyland or the parks.' "
Disney USA 1998 DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 32. "'Hey, Logan!' Bobby called, merrily enough. 'Maybe when we're done I'll drive you into town so you can rent Bambi!' "
Disney USA 1998 Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 96. "He looked at his Mickey Mouse wristwatch. "
Disney USA 1998 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. ix. [Acknowledgments] "...Joseph Campbell and Edgar Allen Poe; Walter Elias Disney and Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin... "
Disney USA 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 28. "'You know what a decoy is, don't you? A sitting duck!' Effortlessly he switched to a Donald Duck voice (with a British twang) and quacked, 'Well, come along, ducks, we mustn't keep the paying customers waiting.'

'What are we going to do now?' Trick asked.

'It's time to go down to the ballroom'--Donald Duck suddenly vanished from his voice--'and let them shoot you' "

Disney USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 290. "'Phil,' Corey said, slapping down a phone-message slip. Then he tossed down another one. 'Sally.' Then he began dealing them out like cards at a poker game. 'Montel. Trisha. Oprah. Leeza. Vicki. Ricki.' He stopped. 'This sounds like the Seven Dwarves.' "
Disney USA 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 143. Pg. 143: "But GFI was certainly solvent, at least right now. One of the world's biggest corporations, after Disney and Matsushita... "; Pg. 48: "...the never-completed Disney towers. " [Probably a reference to the novel's frequently-mentioned character Jerry Disney, who has no connection to the Walt Disney company.]
Disney USA 2000 Cullin, Mitch. "Excerpt from The Cosmology of Bing " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 70. "'It's a Viagra convention in here, seriously. Just kidding, darlings. I'm bad, I know. God bless Viagra, that's all I got to say. Really, that drug is like Disneyland, honestly. You wait two hours for a three-minute ride.' "
Disney USA 2020 Simmons, Dan. "E-ticket to 'Namland " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1987); pg. 226. "'Bloodbags and charges every six centimeters or so under the synflesh,' came the slurred voice of the young man named Newton. 'Used to work for Disney. Know all about that animate stuff.' "
Disney USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 52. "And then Ellis's gang got busy and planned a trip anyway, just the four of them, for the second two weeks of the vacation. They were going to Walt Disney World, where the 'Hefn Home World' attraction had just opened. "
Disney USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 55. "...and the extravagant remake of Huckleberry Finn released in 2010, the hundredth anniversary of Mark Twain's death. They had ridden the replica steamboats at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. If the boats were slow, they said, let them be fun. However spartan the accommodations within, let them look like floating palaces from the shore... "
Disney USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 248. "'Yeah, that people travel long distances to visit, because of something they read or see on TV.'

'I take it you don't mean, like, Walt Disney World?'

'What do you take me for, an Ellis De Marco clone? Of course not!... Not vacation spots, or natural wonders...' "

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