Sunday, September 26, 2010

Upcoming new Disney book will celebrate Disney Parks Attraction Posters



My friend Didier Ghez - who is the co-author of our Disneyland Paris "From sketch to reality" book and also one of the best Disney books historian - revealed recently on his Disney History blog that Disney Editions is working with WDI on a new book all dedicated to the beloved Disney parks attraction posters! As a matter of fact Didier learn about it from the Vintage Disneyland Goodies blog. It's not only a very good idea, but also a great news for any Disney fan!

Why? Simply because the book will probably include Disneyland Paris attraction posters which are not available in the park - that's right since the park opening 18 years ago they've never been on sale at DLP stores. Mind you, after i've published my DLP book i tried several times to publish these DLP posters but it didn't worked, we didn't succeed to find an agreement with the park.

So, no need to say that this new book will be highly awaited by all DLP fans. Of course the book will talk and show attraction posters for all Disney theme park around the world but i don't doubt that DLP posters will find their place in it. And of course rare posters of now extinct Disneyland attractions like this one of Tom Sawyer Island...



...or this one of "Adventure through Inner Space".



I suppose we can expect to find also in the book WDW attraction posters of beloved rides, like this one of the WDW 20000 Leagues under the Sea ride...



...but also rare posters from Tokyo Disneyland like this one created for the Mickey Mouse Revue, an attraction not only extinct at WDW but also at TDL!



New posters especially designed for Hong Kong Disneyland should probably be in the book too, like this one for HKDL Space Mountain...



...or this other for the Tomorrowland StarLiner Diner Restaurant.



To come back to Disneyland Paris attraction posters let's hope that some of DLP great posters will be in the book, like this DLP version of the DL Big Thunder Mountain poster...



...not to mention DLP exclusive attraction posters like the one for Phantom Manor...



...or the great "Visionarium" poster, another beautiful one.



With a bit of luck we'll also find in the book some attraction posters concepts like this one for Disneyland Paris "Les Mystères du Nautilus" attraction. The attraction poster was never finalized but this rendering gives a good idea of how it would have looked.



There is just one little problem - for us, not for Disney Editions! Very probably the book size should be as big as The Art of Disneyland/WDW books, which would be logical as it would be ridiculous to do a book about attraction posters in small size. The good point is that each page should be big enough to be "framed" - which means, of course, that you'll have to "cut" the page of the attraction poster that you like particularly. The bad news is that once the page will be cut you'll have a "hole" in the book - not to mention that you may want to frame more than one! Which means that we will probably need to buy TWO copies of the book, one to keep in perfect condition, and one which can be used to frame some of the pages! Aren't they clever at Disney Editions? Anyway, although no official publishing date for this great book is known yet (but my feeling is that we can expect it for probably next year) let's welcome this attraction poster book with great pleasure as it is really a very good idea.

I would like to end this article with a great gift for you, a super high-res scan - the original scan we did for my DLP book - of one of the most wanted Disneyland Paris attraction poster, the gorgeous one created for Discoveryland's Space Mountain. I'm sure you will enjoy it, don't you?



All pictures: copyright Disney - Disney Enterprises Inc

6 comments:

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

That's going to be a must have book!

Thanks for the posters. By the way, I really hated when they changed the Space Mountain theme in Paris, because the Jules Verne one was perfect, both for the Discoveryland concept and for the country where the Park is located- so was Le Visionarium...

DisWedWay said...

Wish they would have let Jim Michaelson design the Big Thunder poster for Disneyland as he had the Jungle Cruise Mark Davis rehab poster back in the late 70's. Yes they had budgets back at WED then. Still think his 50 color Retlaw Bicenttenial Limited Edition Train poster is one of the "Best" ever done. Do love the Jules Verne inspired posters. Each poster evokes such great memories of the parks attractions as the book will I'm sure.

Juan José Parras said...

Lovely! I can't wait for that book ^.^

Anonymous said...

Any release date for it yet?

Alain Littaye said...

No, although i wouldn't be surprised if the book was released later this year...

Carsten said...

I miss The Visionarium. The Timekeeper show was stunning. We are in desperatly need for a timemachine so we can go back and watch the show again:-)