What a won­der­ful World

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An­other stun­ning book from Taschen has found its way to our shelves. Penned by Chris Ni­chols, Dis­ney­land o ers an in­sight into the con­cept, devel­op­ment and launch of the orig­i­nal Dis­ney­land re­sort in Ana­heim, Cal­i­for­nia (orig­i­nally to be called Dis­ney­lan­dia). This rich vis­ual his­tory draws on Walt’s pri­vate ar­chives, his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tions and re­portage of the time to an­a­lyse how each of the im­mer­sive king­doms came to be. Since it opened in 1955, more than 800 mil­lion peo­ple have vis­ited To­mor­row­land, Fan­ta­sy­land, Ad­ven­ture­land, Main Street, USA, etc. This is the story of how one man fore­saw how 160 acres of or­ange groves and wal­nut trees could be de­vel­oped into the en­ter­tain­ment cap­i­tal of the world.

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