Disneyland Story Tidbits
Did you know that in 1967 Cinerama sued Disney, claiming that Circarama was too close to the trademark? Disney responded by changing the name of the system to Circle-Visiton 360.
One of the newest Unofficial Guide books is The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream. This book covers the history of Disneyland as never before with a look at the birth of the park and every attraction that has been built and even those that haven’t.
The Disneyland Story describes the evolution of Walt Disney’s dream into reality and how the park has changed since it’s beginning until now. The decisions on how the park was designed, where Cinderella’s castle would be located, and other big decisions are revealed in Gennaway’s book.
Disneyland’s history is even captured in extraordinary ways, through photos and stories of old time events from the people involved. Explore the transformation of park events and get a peek inside of Walt Disney’s doubts about the park and the story of his inspiration and life.
The story of Disneyland has been told many times in the last half century but for the first time, this tale examines more fully how Walt’s desire to serve the public need continued for decades after his death. Despite his successors’ battles with the “sharp pencil boys” who did not get it, the whims of history, and their own doubts and egos, Walt’s people were able to maintain momentum, thrive, and teach future generations on how to do it the Walt way – a clear mission that insures Disneyland remains the “crown jewel” of an industry it established. How did this happen? Why did it happen? This book tells that story in a way that has never been told before.
For the full scoop check out Sam Gennawey’s book The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream and when you are ready to visit the parks be prepared with The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland.