The history behind The Walt Disney Company is one of my favorite things to learn about. I love the origins of this company and how, no matter the evolution over the years, it has always been rooted in a sense of community and a commitment to giving back. With this in mind, a new book was just released on shopDisney.com that had me super excited. It’s a compilation of biographies of all the people behind the scenes of Disney Parks around the world, including the stories behind the names seen on Main Street, U.S.A. Let’s take a look.
Disney Legend Tony Baxter Honored with Window on Main Street, USA at Disneyland
People Behind the Disney Parks: Stories of Those Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A. – Disney100, $60
Go behind the scenes on Main Street U.S.A. and meet the people who created Disney theme parks around the world! Featuring rare Disney concept art and photographs, this special book shows the evolution of the Main Street U.S.A. areas across the globe, including the iconic Fairytale Castles. With more than 280 biographies, this is a must-have treasury for Disney fans and collectors alike. Magic in the details
Keen observers will notice names featured on building windows lining Main Street, U.S.A. These names belong to the real life ”all-stars” who helped make Disney theme parks a reality. They are skilled artists, business leaders, Imagineers, songwriters and more who made an important contribution to The Walt Disney Company with their sharp skills and inspired imagination.
- Written by Chuck Snyder
- Illustrated by Josey Tsao
- 320 pages
- Ages 12+
If you are looking for a good read to pass the time before your upcoming Disney vacation, this book looks like it might be just the ticket. Brush up on all your Disney history before you arrive and then relive that new knowledge as you walk down Main Street while showing off to your friends and family, of course.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.