Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Disneyland Books

I spotted two attractive new books on our visit to Disneyland last Friday.

Both books were published by Disney Editions in April and are by Disney expert Jeff Kurtti, author of titles such as THE ART OF DISNEYLAND, THE ART OF WALT DISNEY WORLD, and WALT DISNEY'S IMAGINEERING LEGENDS.

The more impressive of the two books is DISNEYLAND THROUGH THE DECADES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC CELEBRATION. This is a 160-page hardcover which, as the title says, tells the park's story, from planning stages to the opening of the neighboring California Adventure park and the World of Color show. The book has an informative text along with terrific photos. A nice "extra" at the back of the book is a list of ride attraction opening dates.

The book sells for $24.95 at both the park and at Amazon; however, this year Annual Passholders are receiving extra shopping discounts, which currently run until September 30th. Premium passholders can currently purchase the book 20% off, while other passholders will save 10%.

DISNEYLAND: FROM ONCE UPON A TIME TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER is already listed as out of print at Amazon, but supplies at Disneyland were plentiful last weekend. This is a 64-page softcover which sells for the much lower price of $7.95.

There are photo captions, but this is basically a picture book -- and a very nice one at that.

I suspect most Disneyland enthusiasts will be wanting to add both these books to their shelves.

Update: More background and information on DISNEYLAND THROUGH THE DECADES was posted this evening at Jim Hill Media.


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