For many years, Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality has been out of print and very expensive to purchase on the second hand market. The owners of Mice Chat have worked very hard with the authors to get a special edition reprinted. This is your chance to own a copy of this amazing book at a regular price.
Head over the Mice Chat Store to get your hands on your very own copy!
The following is from a review that I posted in May 2011.
The book weighs in at an eye-popping 320 pages. It is complete and utter eye candy with beautiful photographs on every page.
After a basic introduction to the development of the of the park, the authors jump right into Main St., USA and follow each land in succession. Each chapter follows a similar pattern: concept art, development ideas, execution, design and final results. The text is very engaging and supports the photographs; you learn more about the development of attractions and lands. Each of the major attractions (Pirates, Haunted Mansion, etc.) is covered in amazing detail. The multitude of concept artwork, construction photos and rare interior shots will astound you.
The real star of the book is the photos. My favorites are the aerial pictures taken of the different lands. It is a rare treat to see a bird's-eye-view of a Disney theme park and this book offers multiple shots for every land. Seeing how the Imagineers laid out the attractions doesn't dispel the magic, but creates a sense of amazement at their talents. Disneyland Paris is the first Magic Kingdom-style park that the Imagineers developed, since they were previously known as W.E.D. According to many friends, authors and Disney enthusiasts, Disneyland Paris is the most beautiful of all of the Magic Kingdoms.
Sample Pages From the Book