So you want to know the best books about Disneyland? If you’ve been following our blog for a while now, then you already know that we are big fans of all things Disneyland. And, after spending a few months researching which books give readers the best access to the magic, I am so excited to share my picks with you! Well, maybe not all of us – but we know that reading is one of the favorite ways for people of all ages to explore new topics. This is why these top-notch books about Disneyland will definitely come in handy when planning your trip! In this post, you’ll find everything from non-fiction guides and souvenir books to novels and photography books!
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“Hidden Mickey Guy” Steven Barrett searches all through the theme parks and resort hotels and everywhere else on Disneyland Resort property for camouflaged images of Mickey Mouse to bring his Field Guide to Disneyland Resort’s Hidden Mickeys up-to-date with his latest findings. Three scavenger hunts offer cryptic clues to Mickey’s hiding places in Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the Resort Hotels and everywhere else on Disneyland Resort property. Compete with family and friends to spot Mickey, or simply search for him wherever you find yourself by turning to the Index to Mickey’s Hiding Places. his Field Guide includes complete descriptions of every Hidden Mickey, so you can find Mickey wherever you happen to be in Disneyland.
When a theme park has been around for 60 years, it hides a lot of secrets. In “Disneyland Secrets” Disneyland expert Gavin Doyle has swept aside the pixie dust and uncovered little-known stories about the happiest place on earth that will make you a master of the magic.
This deluxe jacketed hardcover is visual storytelling at its best. Almost 1,900 photographs (two-thirds of them taken just for this book) showcase Disney’s key locations filled with special holiday menu offerings, the biggest parade and stage productions, and nighttime spectacles, the tiniest decorating details from amazing artists and designers, and, of course, the most significant historical holiday events.
This bountiful visual history draws on Disney’s vast historical collections, private archives, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, launch, and enjoyment of this sun-drenched oasis of fun and fantasy. Disneyland documents Walt’s earliest inspirations and ideas; the park’s extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive “lands” from Main Street, U.S.A., to Tomorrowland; and the park’s evolution through the six decades since it opened. It is a treasure trove of original Disney documentation and expertise, with award-winning writer Chris Nichols drawing on his extensive knowledge of both Disneyland and Southern California history to reveal the fascinating tale of “the happiest place on Earth.”
Walt Disney’s personal imprint remains firmly intact at Disneyland. Walt’s Disneyland allows guests to walk around Disneyland identifying the attractions and landmarks Walt championed, touching what he touched, and seeing his original Magic Kingdom through his eyes. Walt’s Disneyland is organized land by land, clockwise, beginning with Main Street, U.S.A. then on to Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
Disney’s Land is a propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.
For Disney fans everywhere, here’s the inside scoop on Walt Disney’s greatest creation. The Disneyland Story skillfully recounts how the world’s first theme park was conceived, nurtured, and grew into a source of joy and inspiration for visitors.