“At over 500 pages it’s a grand collection of the history and trivia of Disneyland, all nicely organized with concise entries for just about everything that has been installed, exhibited, removed or regarded as for the Happiest Place on Earth.” ―www.MiceAge.com
“True to its title The Disneyland Encyclopedia documents the smallest snack cart, the shortest lived shows, the favorite restaurants and the beloved attractions inside the Disneyland Park from its 1955 opening. . . . It would be difficult to find any physical element of Disneyland that may be not documented in the book’s entries.” ―www.BetweenDisney.com
“The real achievement is having 57 years of Disneyland history in one book.” ―www.YesterLand.com
“His attention to detail shows and it is important to in a work of this caliber. . . . An indispensable tool for the Disneyland fan and researcher.” ―www.MiceChat.com
About the Author
Chris’s writing has also appeared in Los Angeles magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, USA Today, California magazine, Movieline magazine, and others. The Disneyland Encyclopedia was once named a “Best Reference Book” by Library Journal. An avid Disneyland visitor and collector since 1966, Strodder lives by the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach, California.
Completely up to date and expanded with over 50 new entries and 300 new photos, The Disneyland Encyclopedia spans all of the history of the park, from its founding more than 50 years ago to the present day.This fascinating book features detailed explorations of 600 Disneyland topics, including lands, attractions, restaurants, stores, events, and significant people. Each of the main encyclopedia entries illuminates the history of a Disneyland landmark, revealing the initial planning strategies for the park’s iconic attractions and detailing how they evolved over the decades.Enriching this unique A-to-Z chronicle are profiles of the personalities who imagined and engineered the kingdom referred to as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Discover unbuilt concepts, including Liberty Street, Rock Candy Mountain, and Chinatown, and delight in fascinating trivia about long-lost Disneyland features, from the real rifles in the shooting gallery that was once once located on Main Street to the jet-packed Rocket Man who flew above Tomorrowland. The new “Mouscellany” feature adds fun facts, hidden secrets, and abnormal trivia to the third edition.Overflowing with meticulously researched details and written in a spirited, accessible style, The Disneyland Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and entertaining exploration of the most-influential, most-renovated, and most-loved theme park on this planet!