Walt Disney's Disneyland
Walt Disney dreamed for decades about opening the ultimate entertainment venue, but it wasn’t until the early 1950s that his handpicked team began to bring his vision to life. Together, artists, architects, and engineers transformed a dusty tract of orange groves about an hour south of Los Angeles into one of the world’s most beloved destinations.Today, there are Disney resorts from Paris to Shanghai, but the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which has been visited by more than 800 million people to-date, remains one of America’s most popular attractions. From the day it opened on July 17, 1955, Disneyland brought history and fairy tales to life, the future into the present, and exciting cultures and galaxies unknown to our imaginations.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 ...
- ASIN: 3836563487
Walt's Disneyland: It's Still There If You Know Where to Look
Walt's Disneyland: It's Still There If You Know
Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is the only theme park in the world that literally has Walt Disney's fingerprints on it. He lived in his apartment over the Disneyland Fire House for weeks at a time. He was planning Disneyland years before he released his first feature film, Snow White. He was focused on improving the Park in the final days of his life. Disneyland was truly his passion. Before Walt died in December 1966, he promised that Disneyland would keep changing and continue growing — and it has. Walt also promised that the optimistic, adventurous spirit of Disneyland would never change — another promise kept. WALT'S DISNEYLAND uncovers those parts of Disneyland that have remained essentially unchanged since he left us. If you know where to look, Walt’s pristine, unchanged Disneyland is still there, waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. By uncovering the hidden history of Disneyland, this book will make your next Disneyland adventure a richer, more enjoyable, more meaningful experience. Author Jim Denney (the co-author of the classic Disney biography HOW TO BE LIKE WALT) takes you on a tour of Disneyland as it is today — from Main Street USA to Tomorrowland — and shows you where to find Walt's original Disneyland of 1955 to 1966. It's a journey into the heart an...
- ASIN: 1545195560
Birnbaum's 2019 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide (Birnbaum Guides)
Birnbaum's 2019 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide
As Walt Disney World continues to grow and evolve, trust Birnbaum as your guide! The 2019 edition delves into detailed descriptions of all attractions, resorts, and eateries; offers money-saving coupons and strategies to maximize your vacation budget; and includes a peek into what's new:What's it like to be a toy in Andy's backyard? You'll soon find out at Disney's Hollywood Studios brand-new 11-acre area known as Toy Story Land! The land features two new attractions: a family-friendly roller coaster known as Slinky Dog Dash and the Alien Swirling Saucers ride in which guests strive to elude the famous "Claw" while spinning in a saucer vehicle. The Force grows stronger at Disney's Hollywood Studios every day: read about the ongoing construction of the highly anticipated realm known as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The immersive, new 14-acre land (slated to open by late 2019) will give guests of Disney's Hollywood Studios the opportunity to explore a never-before-seen world and interact with creatures and droids from the popular Star Wars franchise.The ever-popular Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is bigger and better than ever. Look here for new details on this and other special Epcot events (Flower & Garden Festival, Epcot International Arts Festival, The Disney and Pixar Sh...
- ASIN: 1368019331
The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland): Success Strategies for Everyone (from Walt Disney and Disneyland)
The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from
PUT WALT TO WORK FOR YOU!How do you go from dreaming of a theme park to building one? Walt Disney laid the blueprint. Learn how he did it, and how his wisdom can guide you toward achieving the things that you dream of.The experts told Walt it'd never work. A giant theme park, where parents and children could play together? Crazy! So Walt put all of his money into this crazy dream of his. He put his reputation on the line. Anyone else would have quit, discouraged and disillusioned, but Walt built Disneyland. How did he go from dreaming to doing? And how can you do the same, no matter what your goal?In The Wisdom of Walt, Professor Jeffrey Barnes distills Walt Disney's vision, his knowledge, and his methods into a series of actionable lessons. Through historical vignettes about Disneyland, as well as plentiful examples and exercises, Barnes creates a framework through which you can apply Walt's wisdom to improve your career, your company, and your life. Learn to:•Listen to your "Walter ego" and start trusting yourself •Go "beyond the berm" with the secrets of Disneyland's success•Make a "Main Street impression" on everyone you meet•Create "E-ticket experiences" that keep them coming back for moreWITH THE WISDOM OF WALT, YOUR SUCCESS IS JUST A DREAM AWAY!
- ASIN: B012F0UDWM
The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream
The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the
From the publisher of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland comes The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream, the story of how Walt Disney's greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors' battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt's vision maintained momentum, thrived, and taught future generations how to do it Walt Disney's way.
- ASIN: 162809012X
Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019 (The Unofficial Guides)
Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019 (The
THE trusted source of information for a successful Walt Disney World vacation Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World digs deeper and offers more than any other guide. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019 explains how Walt Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With an Unofficial Guide in hand, and authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides, find out what’s available in every category, from best to worst, and use step-by-step detailed plans to help make the most of your time at Walt Disney World.
- ASIN: 1628090812
Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2019 (The Unofficial Guides)
Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2019 (The Unofficial
The most thorough guide to Disneyland and Disney’s California AdventureA great destination and thorough preparation are what make a wonderful vacation, and The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2019 makes Disneyland one of the most accessible theme parks in the world. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of the reader’s vacation. Whether you are at Disneyland for a day or a week, there is a plan for your group or family. You can enjoy the rides, activities, and entertainment instead of spending your time in lines. The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland authors Bob Sehlinger, Seth Kubersky, Len Testa, and Guy Selga, Jr., present the information in a comprehensive way that permits easy comparisons and facilitates decision-making. There are detailed plans and profiles of hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are presented in “at a glance” formats that provide for near-instant communication of the most salient information. Profiles are supplemented by indexes. In short, we’ve got a plan for every reader. The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland’s research team is a multidisciplinary group consisting, among others, of data collectors, computer scientists, statisticians, and psychologists. Their singular goal is to provide a guide that ...
- ASIN: 1628090855
Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food
Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney
Two decades before the California food revolution, Walt Disney was planning a revolution of his own. Walt knew that food could be more than nourishment - it could be entertaining, too. The concept of families eating and playing at the same time was an innovation in mid-century America. Food in Disneyland wasn't gray or humdrum. It was full of fantasy and color!Eat Like Walt is a culinary tour of the park's six lands. Every attraction has a story, and so do many of the menu items. Disneyland's food transports us as much as it satiates us, or as Walt declared, "The food is as fabulous as the fun, too."Although Disneyland opened in 1955, its culinary history dates back to 1923 when Walt first arrived in Hollywood. Walt was a simple eater yet a big dreamer. By 1934, four years before his first feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs would be released, Mickey Mouse had made him famous enough to have a recipe published in Better Homes & Gardens magazine. And although Walt never set out to be a restaurateur, he became one, with four restaurants opening at his state of the art Walt Disney Studios in 1940.From humble beginnings to becoming one of the most famous men on the planet, Walt was more of an everyman than a pampered celebrity when it came to eating. With food as the l...
- ASIN: 1484782291
Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real
Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look
How can you make dreams come true? Or transform a fantasy into a colorful, exciting world that visitors can move through, touch, and enjoy? Such fabulous work is the daily business of Walt Disney's Imagineers, a core group of creative and highly skilled professional wizards who combine imagination with engineering to create the reality of behind the dreams that comprise the Disney theme parks. In this sequel to the best-selling Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind-the-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real, the Imagineers serve up another dose of magic with an even closer look at who they are, what they do, and how they do it, illuminating their theories and explaining the tools they use, and where and how they use them. Contained within this deluxe tome are rough drawings, conceptual models, and behind-the-scenes stories showcasing Disney's newest attractions and innovations from the inside out. There's also an exclusive peek inside the Research and Development Lab to see what new magic will soon be appearing.The Imagineers tell their own stories, as well as how they got there, what they do on a daily basis, what they show their friends in the parks, and how you can learn what it takes to become an Imagineer.Presented in a large, lavish format, this book is sure to be a must-have fo...
- Brand: Disney Editions
- ASIN: 1423107667
- UPC: 884906865105
Mickey's Gourmet Cookbook: Most Popular Recipes From Walt Disney World & Disneyland
Birnbaum's 2019 Disneyland Resort: The Official Guide (Birnbaum Guides)
Birnbaum's 2019 Disneyland Resort: The Official Guide (Birnbaum
As the Disneyland Resort continues to grow and evolve, trust Birnbaum as your guide! The 2019 edition delves into detailed descriptions of all attractions, resorts, and eateries; offers money-saving coupons and strategies to maximize your vacation budget; and includes a peek into what's new:The Force is strong at Disneyland Resort, and it is getting even more powerful! As Imagineers prepare to unveil a new 14-acre land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The largest themed expansion in Disneyland history will transport park guests to a distant planet featuring lush forests, rocky turf, and immersive Star Wars-style architecture. Pixar pals have taken over Paradise Pier! The re-themed land, now known as Pixar Pier, sports a new look and twist on old favorites, plus new attractions to boot. Pixar Pier is home to many treasured characters, featuring neighborhoods filled with friends from The Incredibles, Inside Out, and Toy Story.Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission--Breakout! has catapulted to the top of many a daredevil's must-do list. We share details on this new park favorite and offer tips on how best to beat the lines and snag a precious FastPass assignment. Ready to sing, dance, and catch a bubble or two with your little one? Disney Junior Dance Party! is a new show featuring lively music...
- ASIN: 1368019323
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World)
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the
The 18th picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Walt Disney, who made dreams come true.This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Walt Disney, who makes dreams come true for himself and countless kids around the world.
- ASIN: 0735228752
Little Man of Disneyland (Disney Classic) (Little Golden Book)
Little Man of Disneyland (Disney Classic) (Little Golden
This imaginative Little Golden Book, originally published in 1955, tells the story of the creation of Disneyland and the little man who lives there. Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love joining Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck as they meet little Patrick Begorra. Great for Disney fans, theme park enthusiasts, and Little Golden Book collectors of all ages!
- ASIN: 0736434852
The Unofficial Walt Disney World 1971 Companion: Stories of How the World Began
The Unofficial Walt Disney World 1971 Companion: Stories
How the Magic Was BornOnce upon a time, the swampy flatlands of central Florida were home to oranges, cattle, and alligators. Then a man came and said, "lo, there shall be a theme park." A few years later, swampland turned to fantasyland, as Walt Disney World arose. This is the story of how it happened.Jim Korkis, the world's premiere Disney historian, weaves a compelling, organized tale from the thousands of details, reports, and eyewitness accounts—some of them never before in print— about the early days of the most magical place on earth. As with his companion book, The Unofficial Disneyland 1955 Companion, Korkis delivers a top-down history, from the perspective of high-level Disney executives to that of front-line Disney cast members.Korkis begins with the initial surveys of the Disney World site in 1958 and takes the story through 1972, telling the complete and definitive story of how the park was designed and built, and how it was run during its first year.As Walt Disney stood on a swampy marsh in central Florida not long before his death in 1966, he did not see a wilderness, he saw a bright city of tomorrow, a towering castle, innovative hotels, and above all, families having fun in themed lands of wonder.We know how the story turned out, but now you can stand alongsi...
- ASIN: 1683901932
LIFE Walt Disney: From Mickey to the Magic Kingdom
LIFE Walt Disney: From Mickey to the Magic
Disney World is often referred to as the “happiest place on earth” and the character Mickey Mouse is long ingrained in our collective memory. The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest and most valuable companies in the world. But behind all of that was one ambitious small-town farm boy who failed as often as he succeeded, and finally found worldwide fame – thanks to a cartoon mouse.Throughout the rise of Walt Disney, LIFE magazine was there, covering everything from the first Mickey merchandising to the launch of Walt Disney World in 1971, and now in this all-new special edition, LIFE revisits both the man and the magic in LIFE Walt Disney: From Mickey to the Magic Kingdom. Very few people know that as a young entrepreneur, he struggled with bankruptcy, borrowing money until he had a hit with the Mickey Mouse cartoons in the late 1920s. Beloved movies of today – Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Bambi – bombed when first released, and it wasn't until the astronomical success of Disneyland in 1951 that finally put his company into the black.From early days to troubled times, and successes and failures too numerous to count that bring us all to the World of Disney that we all know and love today, LIFE Walt Disney is a fitting tribute to a creative force that has and will conti...
- ASIN: 1683303806