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From the low attendance during Walt Disney's life of 389 visitors on the rainy January 20, 1962 to the Walt-era high of 60,917 on July 4, 1964, the Almanac is the first compilation to begin to reveal the daily history of Disneyland's 55 years (and counting). More than the sum of its parts, the Almanac puts the important events in Disneyland's history in context-whether that circumstance is a lonely, rainy February day or an event in the crowded heat of a peak-season summer day.
Disneyland's history is punctuated by high points like the June 14, 1959 opening of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage, and Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System, but more Guests are familiar with the Monday (and later Tuesday) off-season closures that continued from fall 1955 through February 6, 1985. Although it began as a thought exercise in whether it would be possible to know Disneyland in its daily complexity, the present Almanac shows the rich possibilities such an opportunity presents.
For most visitors, this compilation will capture the basics of Disneyland on their first visit: the Park hours and the weather. But we hope that it will also show that one day at Disneyland is not interchangeable with any other; each day is in some way unique and different from every other.
Publication Date: Nov 10 2011
ISBN/EAN13: 0972839844 / 9780972839846
Page Count: 334
Trim Size: 8" x 10"
About the authors:
JASON SCHULTZ has been researching Disneyland history (always with a strong chronological interest) since 1995. After a time in Disneyland Guest Relations (from Mickey's birthday in 2000 to Disneyland's birthday in 2003), Jason ventured to the University of Maryland for master's degrees in History and Library Science. Since August 2007, he has been exhaustively researching a complete history of the Disneyland Resort. Jason lives within walking distance of Disneyland in Anaheim, CA-a fact of which he often takes advantage.
KEVIN YEE spent more than a decade working at Disneyland and cultivating a never-ending fascination with that Park's rich traditions and history. Now relocated to Orlando, Kevin has visited the Walt Disney World Parks more than 600 times. He also enjoys traveling to the Disney Parks in other countries. Kevin is the author of several Disney books, including Mouse Trap - Memoir of a Disneyland Cast Member and Walt Disney World Hidden History. An online journalist and columnist since 1997, Kevin now publishes at MiceAge.com and UltimateOrlando.com.
The book will be available at Amazon.com in a week; a Kindle version is not yet created (we are not positive if the formatting can be fixed without starting over). Besides, this book begs to live on a bookshelf!
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