Disneyland: Behind The Scenes

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Each of these books tells a bit about Disneyland that you won't find anyplace else — from Dave Koenig's true stories of cast member hijinks to the gorgeous Imagineering coffee table book, lavishly explaining the genesis of some of your favorite rides and attactions — every one of these books is a treat for fans of the Happiest Place on Earth.

Walt Disney Imagineering: a Behind-The-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real

Walt Disney Imagineering: a Behind-The-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real

by The Imagineers

This is a gorgeous coffee table book, telling the story of Imagineering, the research & development group inside Disney responsible for dreaming up all the brilliant rides and attractions. It's beautifully illustrated with concept art and never-before-seen photos.

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Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland

Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland

by David Koenig

An incredibly fascinating book that Disney doesn't want you to read: the author, Dave Koenig, interviewed hundreds of cast members (most of them off-the-record) to gather this collection of stories and secrets about Disneyland's attractions, shows, rides, and hijinks.

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More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland

More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland

by David Koenig

The sequel to Dave Koenig's "Mouse Tales," "More Mouse Tales" features more sometimes-shocking stories about Disneyland's characters, attractions, shows, rides, and cast member hijinks. Find out what REALLY happens at Disneyland...

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The Disneyland Encyclopedia: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Event in the Original Magic Kingdom

The Disneyland Encyclopedia: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Event in the Original Magic Kingdom

by Chris Strodder

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The Art of Disneyland

The Art of Disneyland

by Jeff Kurtti

Ever wonder how Disneyland's attractions get built? It all starts with concept art — often idyllic and dreamy in style, these sketches, paintings and renderings help Disney's Imagineers visualize the final project. This coffee table book is full of concept art for Disney attractions and rides, including several that were never actually built.

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As more behind-the-scenes Disneyland books are released (several come out each year), the best will be added to this list, so please check back.