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The Disneylands That Never Were
by Shaun Finnie
In 1955 Walt Disney presented the world's first theme park. Disneyland opened with just 18 rides and attractions. Today there are eleven Disney parks around the globe. Visitors can spend weeks at a time in these resorts, often staying in one of Disney's own hotel rooms. But in the last fifty years the Disney Imagineers have designed thousands of rides, attractions, hotels, ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 28th 2006 by Lulu Press
(first published July 23rd 2006)
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There's a lot of interesting information here, about rides and parks and hotels that were slated for development but never made it off the ground. Some of the ideas I'd heard of before (Disneyland, an Unofficial Biography goes into much deeper detail on several included here), and some were new to me. Unfortunately, the book isn't put together very well - grammatical and spelling mistakes abound, and the organization leaves a lot to be desired; skipping around between years, parks, and projects ...more
My very nice husband gave me this for ... Christmas I think. It turned out to be very handy and very distracting when I needed a handy distracting book. Would not have guessed that the author was British until the use of "u" was pretty constant. Clearly this guys loves Disney - was a little weirded out by his push for Disney hotels, but, hey, we all have our quirks.
As a Disney fan, I love this book. Scratch that, even as a causal reader I love this book. It has tons of info about the things that we're never made by Disney. From rides to hotels and even whole parks, this book is thoroughly enjoyable. Also I really like the transitions in this book. It's a small detail but it just feels really smooth. Defiantly check this one out.