Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Disneyland. Had to check out the new World of Color. In a word; AWESOME! And, it just so happened, I was also there for the 55th birthday.
In the previous post, I commented that I wanted a Disneyland Before and After book. Something that had pictures taken from the same vantage point but separated by many years. Jeff Kurtti, Disney author extraordinaire, posted on my blog that such a book was indeed coming. Of course, this was now number one on my shopping list. I had no trouble finding the book within the Park. It's available at many different locations.
"Disneyland From Once Upon A Time To Happily Ever After" (paperback 64 pgs) is jammed full of photos, color and black and white, and has minimal text. (In a book like this, it's best to let the pictures due the talking). We do get great shots of early Disneyland compared to the 21st Century Park, but the special treat is that so many of the early photos contain images of Walt. With a Park that has 55 years under it's belt, I'm sure there's plenty more pictures laying around for another book. This is a sequel I'd love to see.
I also picked up a couple more postcards. There are two new cutout postcards. Mickey is posted above and there's a matching Minnie Mouse too. I also noticed that Disneyland isn't using spinning postcard racks anymore. I believe there was only two locations where cards were displayed in this manner.