Long-Lost Secrets in New Disneyland Book
Long-lost secrets and little-known facts are revealed in “Walt’s Disneyland” – a new Disneyland book by Marcy Carriker Smothers.
“Walt’s Disneyland: A Walk in the Park with Walt Disney” from Disney Editions hit bookshelves yesterday.
The new paperback includes firsthand accounts from people who worked with Walt.
You can also find several photographs rarely seen before.
— Brady MacDonald (@bmacdonald) November 16, 2021
According to the OC Register, quotes and photos in the book were culled from hours of research and hundreds of sources, including the Walt Disney Archives, Walt Disney Imagineering Resource Center, Walt Disney Family Museum and Walt Disney Hometown Museum.
The book is filled with rare photographs of Walt Disney riding his attractions and walking construction sites at Disneyland in addition to hand-drawn sketches by Walt Disney himself of additions he envisioned for the Anaheim theme park.
“Walt’s Disneyland” tracks the park’s history from before construction began to the founder’s final day at the Happiest Place on Earth. The book includes what is believed to be the last photo taken of Walt Disney at Disneyland — during a Medal of Honor ceremony he hosted at the park on Oct. 14, 1966, two months before he died.
“Walt’s Disneyland” has been a passion project for Carriker Smothers — who previously wrote “Eat Like Walt,” which took readers on a culinary tour of Disneyland from Walt Disney’s point of view. The books have allowed Carriker Smothers to immerse herself in the park’s vast history and get to know Walt Disney posthumously — just like one of the characters in his fairy tales.
This book is on my holiday wishlist – hint to my husband!
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