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Review of "The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland" by Alex Wright

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The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland
by Alex Wright

Disney Editions
$9.95 Suggested Retail Price

Written by the amazingly talented staff of Disney Imagineering - the people who actually design and build the Disney theme parks, so dubbed by Walt himself - this is a guide to help you appreciate those designs as they were used in Disneyland in California. The book brings to light the artistry and showmanship of Disney that one senses when you visit the park, but probably don't fully appreciate the consideration that went into the details of every aspect of the buildings and attractions. Of special note is how the book is filled with artwork by so many Disney artists, many of whom were responsible for designing the originals. From Disney Legends like Sam McKim and Herb Ryman, to more contemporary artists like Tony Baxter and Colin Campbell. Its the stories behind the designs that make Disneyland an even more magical place to visit, and learning about things like why there's always a light burning in the window over the firehouse, and who are the people whose names appear in the windows on Main Street. At a simpler level, the book tells you all about the rides so you can decide which ones to try first on your next visit to The Happiest Place on Earth. Just a treat for any Disney fan.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our November, 2008 issue.

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