Having already thoroughly enjoyed Volume 1: A Photographic Journey Through the Walt Disney World Parks, I was quite anxious to receive my copy of all things Disneyland!
First impressions: once again, the quality of the book is evident in the thick, padded front and back cover. This is no text book with a paper jacket – this is a high-quality book you will not only treasure but is worthy of display on your bookshelf or coffee table.
Just as with the first book covering Walt Disney World Parks, I approached this book the same way by first viewing each image, page-by-page. I must say, Bill & Eric got some incredible empty park shots at night and even a few in daylight. As I paged forward, each and every image stands on its own merit and perfectly helps tell the story.
I then go back to the beginning and start to read Holly’s wonderfully crafted story. Using personal experiences, Disney research and even quotes from Walt himself or other Imagineers, the words help take you back to your own Disney experiences. Coupled with the imagery, the story comes alive in a way that celebrates the legacy we’ve all come to enjoy.
As I continue reading, I am truly blown away – page-after-page of stunning, detailed, story-telling imagery. Disney anecdotes and Imagineer accounts make this second volume nothing short of beautiful.
As an added bonus, there’s even some great information and imagery on the various Disneyland Resorts and Hotels.
Once again, the team has outdone themselves and created a book you are sure to treasure. If you’ve been fortunate to visit Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, this book will keep those memories alive. If you’ve not yet had the chance to venture West – this book will surely get your excitement up for a fantastic Disney Vacation!