Walt Disneys’ Guide to Disneyland
First edition of Walt’s Guide sold at Disneyland’s Art Corner retail store.
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This is the first edition of Walt Disney’s Guide to Disneyland (though similar maps were issued earlier under a different name), issued in 1968 just two years after Disney’s death. It reflects significant changes from the park’s opening in 1955, most recently with the addition of New Orleans’s Square in 1966. The following year saw the opening of the park’s most popular attraction – the Pirates of the Caribbean.
The five main park areas and their attractions are depicted pictorially – Main Street, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. Disney’s Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain, two of the most recognizable rides today, are shown under as under construction. The Disney Hotel, seen connected by the monorail in the lower left, was owned by the Wrather Corporation, who licensed the Disney name until the hotel was purchased in 1988. These changes, and others, provide a nostalgic look at America’s most famous amusement park.
Publication Date: 1968
Author: Walt Disney Productions
Sheet Width (in): 43.5
Sheet Height (in): 28
Condition Description: Some wear along the originally issued fold lines, especially on the right side and center folds. Professionally restored and mounted on linen for a very attractive and presentable piece.