Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai (Hardcover)

Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai

By Vanessa Hunt, Kevin Neary, Susan Neary

Disney Editions, 9781484715475, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2016

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Description

It all started with a map. . . . Maps of the Disney Parks are more than just atlases used by guests to find their way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. They are snapshots of a place and time, relics treasured by collectors, and gorgeous pieces of artwork. In fact, it was a map-imagined by Walt Disney and drawn by Herbert Ryman-that was used to sell the idea of Disneyland to investors. Unfold this book bursting with beautiful maps from when the very first Disney Park opened in 1955 right up to today. Discover details on how and why the domestic and international parks have changed over time, and enjoy six decades worth of skillful creativity.


About the Author

Kevin Neary has coauthored The Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World (2016) with his wife Susan and four Disney trivia books (1992 2000) with Dave Smith for The Walt Disney Company as well as two baseball books (Major League Dads: Baseball's Best Players Reflect on the Fathers Who Inspired Them to Love the Game, 2012, and Closer: Major League Players Reveal the Inside Pitch on Saving the Game, 2013) with Leigh A. Tobin for Running Press. Kevin has also written 715: Reflections of Hammerin' Hank & the Home Run that Made History (2015) for SkyhorsePublishing. His next baseball book will be The Manager: Rules of Engagement and will feature a collection of interviews and stories from fifty of the game's best managers over the past fifty years. Vanessa Hunt is a Walt Disney Imagineer and a lifelong Disney aficionado. Her education is in art history, and she is part of the group responsible for the more than 130,000 pieces of original artwork preserved in the Walt Disney Imagineering Art Library. She has been curator of several Imagineering exhibits featuring many of the works from the Art Library collection, and she has consulted for The Walt Disney Family Museum. Vanessa is also the coauthor of the wildly popular Poster Art of the Disney Parks from Disney Editions. She is currently designing a new book featuring the art of Disney Legend Marc Davis, and coauthoring an illustrated volume about the history of the Disney Monorail.
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