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Santa Monica Press
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
has written ten books for three different publishing companies, plus numerous magazine articles (L.A. Magazine, just to name one).
He's appeared on national TV ("Entertainment Tonight"), on nationally syndicated radio shows, in Playboy and the L.A. Times and the National Enquirer twice (really?!), in podcasts and on websites. He's also made presentations to schools and libraries.
A COUPLE OF PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 BOOK:
The train station at the entrance, seen from the Monorail
The Rivers of America (Tom Sawyer Island at left) seen from the Hungry Bear Restaurant
Now available at Amazon and in book stores, it's the newly updated third edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia for 2017.
This big new edition (6" x 9") has 600 pages, 600 entries (55 new ones since 2012), updated text for the previous entries, and over 350 all-new photos. Plus you can also get it as an e-book.
Our second edition in 2012 was named the Best Reference Book of the Year by MiceAge (which was the #1 Disney-related site in a national survey). Here's what that 2012 encyclopedia looked like:
Before that, the national magazine Library Journal named the first edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia a Best Reference Book of 2008.
Once again, the third edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia is a scholarly work that explores the history of every land, attraction, restaurant, shop, and major event at Disneyland since 1955.
It's not a travel book describing Anaheim's motels and Southern California's attractions; it's a 600-page A-Z history book focused solely on the original Magic Kingdom. There's a glossary, a 4,000-entry index, a bibliography, and more.
According to MiceAge, the second edition is "an amazing trove of information ... an extremely thorough and well-researched look at Disneyland with information you won’t find in any other singular source. A must have for Disneyland fans!"
The publisher is Santa Monica Press, a long-time publishing company that produces dozens of cool and intriguing pop culture books every year (sports, travel, movies, music, the works!). If you've never visited their site or perused their catalog, you're missing some really special books.
PLEASE NOTE: The Disneyland Encyclopedia is in no way affiliated with or supported by The Walt Disney Company. All text and images (except when otherwise noted) were created by the author.
A SAMPLE OF THE 350+ NEW PHOTOS IN THE DISNEYLAND ENCYCLOPEDIA:
Behind the wheel of an Autopa car
Yep, one of the rarely seen feral cats (this one was in Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland)
A super close-up of the Sleeping Beauty Castle roof during the Diamond Celebration
Mmmm, a Matterhorn Macaroon from the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, with a big mountain behind it
Majestic Space Mountain as seen from Mickey's Fun Wheel in Disney California Adventure
Oh, one more thing about the photos, here we show them in color, but in the book they're in glamorous black and white