If you find your vacations at Walt Disney World or Disneyland tend to coincide with your favorite holidays, then this new book from Disney Books is for you. “Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter” stuffs its 384 pages full with more than 1,900 photographs to tell the story of how the Disney theme parks and resorts celebrate the fall and winter holidays.
This deluxe jacketed hardcover focuses on visual storytelling with hundreds of new photos taken just for this book. Inside you’ll find everything from special holiday menu offerings, to the biggest parade and stage productions and nighttime spectacles, to the tiniest decorating details from amazing artists and designers, and, of course, the most significant historical holiday events.
Authors Rebecca Cline, Charlie Price, and Graham Allan bring their passion for Disney to create the book. The trio logged more than 180,000 miles visiting every Disney park and resort across the globe, personally documenting the holiday installations through eighty thousand photographs and, wherever possible, meeting the talented and endlessly passionate artisans behind it all.
Throughout the book you’ll find stories and contributions from Cast Members. Normally they work behind the scenes, but now they get to share stories of the work it takes to transform the parks from holiday to holiday.
The book includes photos and stories from all twelve theme parks and dozens of resort hotels. You’ll also step aboard Disney’s cruise ships, visit dining and shopping districts, and reflect on more than six decades of holiday experiences.
Fun facts from the book:
- Did you know the smallest holiday tree at a Disney property is just four inches high, while the very tallest reaches up to seventy feet?
- Every parade or show requires dozens (sometimes hundreds) of creative magicians both onstage and off.
- Each decoration is chosen carefully to fit within a story and is expertly placed on its tree or garland by craftspeople backstage.
- The decor is installed onstage, maintained, and, ultimately, disassembled by technicians before it is once again cleaned, prepared, and stored in vast warehouses. for next year’s event.
The celebrations of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are typically some of the busiest times of the years to visit Disney’s parks. We can’t wait to get our hands on what looks like it will be a beautiful coffee table book that will be cherished by fans who can’t be at the parks themselves.
“Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks” is available for pre-order from Amazon today with an expected delivery date of October 20, 2020, just in time for Halloween.