Chris Strodder has written another must-have book for Disney fans. His third edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia has been updated with dozens of new entries and 300 new photos. The book covers the entire history of the park, from its opening in 1955 to the present day.
Everything You’d Ever Want to Know About Disneyland
In all, the book has 600 Disneyland topics, including lands, attractions, restaurants, stores, events, and significant people. Each entry details the history of a Disneyland landmark, revealing the initial planning strategies for the park’s iconic attractions and detailing how they evolved.
The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated Third Edition has 55 brand-new entries including:
- new structures that have recently joined or will soon join the park (including Star Wars Land)
- new exhibits (see Season of the Force)
- new events and parades (Egg-stravaganza, Paint the Night, etc.)
- new profiles of Disneyland’s Imagineers and performers (like Tony Baxter, Steve Martin, and the Side Street Strutters)
- new entries for movies and books with scenes set in Disneyland (Saving Mr. Banks and Little Man of Disneyland)
- and all-new individual entries for some longtime Disneyland favorites (Big Thunder Trail, Fort Wilderness, Mailboxes, Mouse Ears, Windows of Enchantment, and many more)
With my particular interest in roller coasters, I had to look up what information the book listed on the landmark coaster, Matterhorn Bobsleds. It didn’t disappoint. Starting on page 318, I found facts like, Matterhorn Mountain is 147 feet tall which is 1% of the height of the real Matterhorn in Europe (14,692 feet).
Again, another must-have for fans of Disneyland. Get The Disneyland Encyclopedia on Amazon.
Also, see my review of The Disneyland Book of Lists.
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Disclaimer: I received this book for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. The opinions I have expressed are my own.