Author David Price, son of the late Harrison “Buzz” Price, has written a new book about his father titled Buzz Stories at Thirty Thousand Feet. Price was best known as the man who figured out, by mathematical formulas, where best to build both California’s Disneyland and later, Walt Disney World In Florida. He was honored for his achievement with Disney’s highest honors, a “Legend” award as well as a “Window on Main Street, U.S.A.”
The late Marty Sklar, Disney Legend and former head of Walt Disney Imagineering, was quoted as saying, “Whether we are film, theatre or theme park fans, we thank our lucky stars that Walt Disney had a ‘Number’s Man’ who loved music, art and poetry.”
Everyone who ever knew Buzz has countless stories to tell of their relationship. Some are sad, some are funny, some are enlightening, and some are not suitable for print. But all show the brilliance of the man and help explain why he is today recognized as the dean of entertainment attraction consulting.
Part memoir, part consulting primer, and part love story, Buzz Stories at Thirty Thousand Feet contains stories written by those with whom he shared his intelligence, humor, passion and wit. Each chapter stands on its own as a tribute to a well-rounded, intelligent, one-of-a-kind pioneer who saw numbers as a means to an end.
Author David Price was inspired to write Buzz Stories in response to a lifelong relationship of trust that bonded Walt & Roy Disney and Harrison “Buzz” Price, allowing contemporaries, future generations, and problem solvers to find their purpose and inspiration turning impossible dreams into realities.
David Price writes in Buzz Stories that “We need to focus more on ‘Yes If’ problem solving approaches to our daily challenges instead of the often encountered ‘No Because’ deal breaker responses we so often hear. Buzz Stories inspires and informs us how to do so.”
David Price, President and Founder of the Price Leisure Group, is the son of Disney Legend and IAAPA Hall of Fame recipient Harrison “Buzz” Price. Having grown up in the business, David brings a lifetime of professional experience and relationships in the attractions industry involving family attractions, theme parks, resorts, hotels, restaurants and mixed-use development. He has more than 35 years as a practicing architect and worked extensively with Buzz Price on attractions-related projects in North America and Asia, gaining insights and understanding from the man best known as Walt Disney’s “Numbers Guy” and author of Walt’s Revolution by The Numbers. Today the Price Leisure Group provides strategic planning, design, project management and owner representation services to its valued clients. David’s professional background and understanding of The Buzz Way allows him to bring together the talent, technology, chemistry, expertise and experience to support the unique needs of developers, designers, operators and owners in the hospitality, entertainment and attractions industry.