Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Despite the fact that it contains extremely little text (which was my only disappointment),
Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai is an excellent book which does beautifully what it intends to do, i.e. showcase the maps that were created for the Disney parks around the world by the likes of Sam McKim and Paul Hartley. The layout is great and it is full of little surprises which made me want to study each page carefully.

If you love the Disney parks and the Disney park maps, this is without a doubt a "must have".

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This is not a book that I will pick up but some of you might be interested in the fact that it exists, hence this post.

Monday, September 26, 2016

I just picked up on ebay a copy of the British magazine Illustrated from July 30, 1949, which contains this marvelous  article about the Disneys' visit to the United Kingdom from around June 15 to August 15, 1949. I have a feeling that many of you will enjoy it. You can click on each of the pages to enlarge them.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

One more book released for Disney comics enthusiasts who are also fluent in Italian.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This just in from Theme Park Press:

MORE SECRET STORIES OF WALT DISNEY WORLD BY JIM KORKIS

[Oh, You Didn't Know...

Just when you think you *do* know everything there is to know about Walt Disney World, here comes Jim Korkis with a new book full of stuff you won't easily find anywhere else. From the theme parks and resorts to "beyond the berm", this is the Disney that Disney forgot.

Coming on the heels of the bestselling original "Secret Stories", Korkis has declared no secret off limits in this new volume. Delving into his treasure trove of lore compiled over the decades from sources both inside and outside the Disney company, and from official Disney documentation long since lost or destroyed, Korkis mainlines the most potent blend of mouse tales this side of Main Street, USA, including:

-  Haunted mahjongg, mermaid statues, handprints, and rock stars: a VIP tour through the back roads of Hollywood Studios

-  The hidden narrative of Liberty Square, and why Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe is much more than meets the eye

- The Native American mythology behind the totem poles at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge

- Where to find vestiges of Roger Rabbit Toontown at Hollywood Studios, and why Roger himself isn't there

- Plus, Florida theme parks that never were, Disney's aborted airport, Snow White's secret house, the Mickey Mouse tax, and dozens more

NO DECODER RING REQUIRED!]

Monday, September 19, 2016

If you live in Miami: I will be autographing They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years at Books & Books on Wednesday this week at 8PM.

Dave Lee has posted a review of the book on YouTube.

And Matt Hunrichs has posted a review of Volume 1 on Scrubbles.net.