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  • [Question] What are some good Disneyland books?

    I've read mouse tales and i LOVED it, I've actually read both of them...finished both in 2 days lol. Anyone know anymore books similiar to these? Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

    Mouse Tales were great, I also read:'Walt Disney:An American Original'.

    Been reading the D23 magazines lately too!

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      Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

      A few of the best books on Disneyland are:

      Disneyland: Inside Story by Randy Bright

      Disneyland; The Nickel Tour by David Mumford, Bruce Gordon


      On Walt:

      The Magic Kingdom by Steven Watts

      Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas

      Wisdom Magazine (1959) "The Wisdom of Walt Disney"


      On Walt Disney Animation:

      Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston

      The Art of Animation by Bob Thomas (original edition only)

      The Disney Films by Leonard Maltin
      Last edited by merlinjones; 08-16-2010, 09:47 AM.

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        Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

        The Unnoficial Guide to DL is an interesting read also.Just for Fun.

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          Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

          The Haunted Mansion: From The Magic Kingdom To The Movies

          Pirates of The Carribean: same subtitle

          Both are by Jason Surrel, I believe, and he also has a book about the Disney "mountain range" in the theme parks (Big Thunder, Matterhorn, Splash, Everest).

          All these are very good if you want more info on those specific attractions, and have a lot of images and "inside information"
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            Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

            If you can find issues of E-Ticket Magazine, they were wonderful! (I know, they aren't a book, but well worth finding!)
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            Hidden Mickey - Historical fiction about Walt that mixes action and mystery with time travel and fantasy! Tweens to adults will enjoy these novels. And now, three gamebooks to play in Disneyland, DCA and WDW Magic Kingdom!


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              Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

              Originally posted by merlinjones View Post
              A few of the best books on Disneyland are:

              Disneyland: Inside Story by Randy Bright

              Disneyland; The Nickel Tour by David Mumford, Bruce Gordon

              Stole the words right out of my mouth!
              Proud owner of both of them!
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                Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

                I have a book called "Little Known Facts About Well Known Places: DISNEYLAND." It's a pretty interesting little book!
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                  Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

                  It depends on your interest. Are you interested in history? Design philosophy? Specific attractions? Hidden Mickeys? Behind-the-scene stories? Business practices?

                  What specifically about Disneyland do you want to study further?

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                    Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

                    Originally posted by PretzelSouls View Post
                    I have a book called "Little Known Facts About Well Known Places: DISNEYLAND." It's a pretty interesting little book!
                    This is a fun little book! you can read it in about an hour but has some fun info!
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                    • #11
                      Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

                      For any one who's read both Mouse Tales: how does the second book compare to the first?

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                      • #12
                        Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

                        Disneyland Through the Decades is another good one if you're interested in seeing uncommonly seen pictures. Good write-ups, too.

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                          Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

                          The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at it's Peak....
                          that book talks about all the mountains around all the parks and the ideas that inspired them..(plus surprising facts here in there about various ideas..I.E Michale Eisner wanted a statue of Darly Hannah in mermaid form, to promote the movie Splash right in Splash Mountain)
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                            Re: What are some good Disneyland books?

                            I really liked The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney. Obviously, it's not solely about Disneyland, but it does cover the development of the park in depth.

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