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To celebrate the first FULL day of summer (Summer Started yesterday at 12:30P EST) I am selling my books at the Big Summer Blow Out price of $13 each (+ shipping). All books come autographed (personalized upon request). This sale is limited to 24 hours due to the extraordinary price cut. Hurry and get yours: Get your copies HERE.

 

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Why all the detail?

Why did Walt Disney care about adding so much Details to Disneyland ?

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I’ve been asked many times why did Walt Disney insist on adding all the extra Details to Disneyland ? Most of the other parks that exist today don’t have so much detail. The amusement parks that existed at the time clearly didn’t have so much detail. Those two sentences answer the question. Disneyland was not to be like any amusement park that existed at the time and was not meant to be like an theme park that might follow.  Walt Disney wanted his park to be better than that. He wanted his park clean, he wanted it to revolve around family enjoyment, he wanted his “guests” to be treated professionally by his “cast”, and he wanted people to have a smile on their face. Walt is quoted as saying to the original WED designers (later called Imagineers), “All I want you to think about is that when people walk through or ride through or have access to anything that you design, I want them, when they leave, to have a smile on their face.” (footnote 1) For Walt Disney, it wasn’t primarily about making money, it was about building a place where a family could really enjoy themselves together.

When they were building the Storybook Land Canal boat attraction, Walt Disney insisted on small details in the miniature houses, including stained glass windows.  When he was asked by one of the builders, who would know if they didn’t include all the details, Walt Disney said I’ll know (footnote 2). Walt Disney knew from his experience with animation that along with a great story, great characters, and great artistic ability, you needed details. If you had a scene that took place in a bedroom, you could just draw a wall and a bed. But if you really wanted the audience to feel like they were watching a scene in a bedroom, you needed to include all the details. Night stand, water glass, cloths, etc. He had his artists watch live action models (people and animals) so they could get the movement correct. He wanted his characters to move as the human mind would expect them to.

I think even the development and use of the multiplane camera was apart of this attention to detail. Walt Disney could have continued to animate his films like everyone else did when they went into or through a scene. Walt Disney knew that in the minds of audience, they knew what was gong on, but that it didn’t look like real life. Different objects should move at different speeds based on their relation to the person moving.

All of this experience was used in the development and building of Disneyland.  It is commonly accepted today that in part, Disneyland was Walt Disney’s next step in the evolution of movies. A true multi-dimensional experience of the story. This theory even holds that the layout of the park corresponds to the structure of a movie. So going right along with this theory is that Walt Disney would want all of the details to make the story more believable. And since you couldn’t hide any missing details from this live movie, you would need to include it all to maximize this wonderful experience called Disneyland.

1. Bruce Gordon and David Mumford Disneyland, The Nickel Your: A postcard journey through 40 years of the Happiest Place On Earth. (Santa Clarita. Camphor Tree Publishers, 1995), p. 16.

2. Mouse Planet, The Story of Storybook Land, (4/1/2013).

New Online Store (sudbooks.ecwid.com)

Seen Un-Seen Disneyland Online Store

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I am so proud to announce the Grand Re-Opening of the Seen Un-Seen Disneyland Online Store. You can now order autographed copies of my books directly from me.

These books are full color books with no duplication between the two. They will show you hundreds of the wonderful details that the Walt Disney Imagineers (WDI) have added to help make Disneyland the special place that it is.

Seen, Un-Seen Disneyland documents and highlights the many obscure and unique details that are built within Walt Disney’s Disneyland. With over 325 full-color images, Russell Flores brings to life—and to sight—the many wonders that Disney Imagineers have thoughtfully placed inside the Magic Kingdom. Stories, trivia, and over a dozen quizzes are part of this unique and first-of-its-kind book. Learn about things that visitors often see but not notice when visiting Disneyland. This book will make all subsequent visits to Disneyland that much more magical and inviting.

More Seen-Un-Seen Disneyland is ALL NEW material (No duplication) with over 590 new, Full Color Photographs covering more of the wonderful details at Disneyland. There is no duplication of the first book and it is about 1 1/2 times the size of the first book. This book contains such topics as: Tributes to former attractions and Cast Members, Urban Legends, Landscaping, Names, Disneyland Railroad, Haunted Mansion, and many more… There are 268 pages, 597 pictures, 321 end notes, 16 quizzes, and over 165 references.

These books will come direct from the author, Russell Flores, and are autographed and can be personalized upon request.

And to celebrate my new store, I will be selling Seen Un-Seen Disneyland for $11 ($8.95 savings) and More Seen Un-Seen Disney for $12 ($9.95 savings) Until midnight St. Patrick’s day (PST). Be sure to check out my store and to share the link with fellow Disney fans.

 

Sudbooks Online Store

Amazon Reduced Price

 

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Amazon just reduced the price of my newest book More Seen Un-Seen Disneyland. It contains all new material (no duplication from first book). The price is now $15.96. That’s almost a $6 savings. Just click on this link to take advantage of this reduced price: AMAZON: More Seen Un-Seen Disneyland. Or go to Amazon direct and search for More Seen Un-Seen Disneyland and click on the See All Buying Options. Just click on the link for SUDBOOKS to ensure you are getting a new copy of my book direct from Amazon.

 

Black Friday Special 40%

That’s right, buy either of my books, Seen Un-Seen Disney and/or More Seen Un-Seen Disneyland, for 40% off. No limit. Hurry, sale ends at Midnight. This special is only available at my online store:

A book about all the details you see at Disneyland, but don't really see

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