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The Disneyland Book of Lists : Unofficial, Unauthorized and Unprecedented

The Disneyland Book of Lists: Unofficial, Unauthorized and Unprecedented
Chris Strodder
April 2015
360
$16.95
Hundreds of Black-and-White Photos
California
9781595800187
6 x 9
Trade Paper

THE DISNEYLAND BOOK OF LISTS

  1. The Disneyland Book of Lists offers a new way to explore over sixty years of Disneyland history. Nearly 250 fascinating lists feature everything from the park's famous attractions, shops, restaurants, parades, and live shows to the creative artists, designers, characters, and performers that have made Disneyland the world's most beloved theme park.
  2. Inside the pages of this fun- and fact-filled book you will find:
    • 13 of Walt Disney's Disneyland Favorites
    • 33 Remaining Signs and Structures from Disneyland's Past
    • 13 Heart-Thumping Moments in Disneyland's Attractions
    • 47 Disneyland Parades
    • 18 Secrets in the Haunted Mansion
    • 30 Classic Jokes from the Jungle Cruise
    • 80 Celebrity Visitors Between 1955 and the 1980s
    • 26 Special Events at Disneyland You May Not Have Heard Of
    • 13 Movies Inspired by Disneyland's Attractions
    • 15 Urban Legends About Disneyland
    • 69 Famous People Who Worked or Performed at Disneyland
    • 13 World Records Set at Disneyland
  3. In addition to lists created by author Chris Strodder (The Disneyland? Encyclopedia), The Disneyland? Book of Lists includes lists written exclusively for this book by celebrities, Disney Legends, Disneyland experts and historians, and former performers in "The Happiest Place on Earth." Over 175 vintage and contemporary photographs illustrate the lists.
  4. People have been making lists for centuries (think the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, compiled 2,100 years ago), and to this day various top tens, hit parades, and bucket lists chronicle every aspect of our lives. But until now, no book has used lists to categorize and celebrate all the diverse elements in Disneyland. Fun, fascinating, factual, and sixty years in the making, The Disneyland Book of Lists is the only Disneyland book of its kind.

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Author Information
Chris Strodder

This third edition of The Disneyland® Encyclopedia is Chris Strodder’s tenth book. Among his other works are The Disneyland Book of Lists (2015), the children’s book A Sky for Henry, an adventure story for young adults called Lockerboy, the comic novel The Wish Book, the Stories Light and Dark collection of short fiction, a pop culture compendium entitled The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool, and Swingin’ Chicks of the ‘60s, a popular nonfiction volume of profiles that garnered international attention, as well as coverage in dozens of magazines ranging from the National Enquirer to Playboy, and exposure on national TV and radio shows.

Strodder’s writing has also appeared in Los Angeles magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, USA Today, California magazine, Movieline magazine, and others. The Disneyland Encyclopedia was named a “Best Reference Book” by Library Journal. An avid Disneyland visitor and collector since 1966, Strodder lives by the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach, California.

Reviews

“Mill Valley author and die-hard Disneyphile Chris Strodder has just published a sequel to his Disneyland Encyclopedia and it’s a book tailor-made for mouse fans of all ages, especially those of us who remember E tickets. . . . With nearly 250 lists spread over 360 pages, it’s guaranteed to quiet the back seat crowd on the long drive to Anaheim.”
San Jose Mercury News

“This volume of lists promises “a new way to explore over 60 years of Disneyland history” – and it delivers on that promise. If this subject interests you and you take the bait, you will not be disappointed. Strodder clearly loves Disneyland and popular culture. His 247 lists about Disneyland are original and often witty.”
— Werner Weiss, Yesterland

The Disneyland Book of Lists is a fantastically fun, incredibly dense collection of Disneyland trivia!”
— Boing Boing

“I’m a sucker for interesting tidbits, trivia and historical facts, especially when compiled in list form. Within minutes of opening “The Disneyland Book of Lists” by Chris Strodder, I was hooked.”
— Coaster101.com

“As an infrequent visitor to Anaheim’s main attraction, I am surprised that I was as enchanted by Strodder’s book as my insider friend. For me, it is a delightful peek into the world Walt Disney created and the company that keeps it evolving. For my friend, it adds depth and detail to a subject he knows well. ‘I’d give it five stars out of five,’ Manny said. I would, too.”
— RoadTripAmerica.com

“If you’re a fan of theme parks, Disneyland or just really good writing, then this book is for you. Chris manages to entertain while offering an unparalleled look at Disneyland. You will never look at the park the same way again.”
— George Taylor, Imaginerding

“Chris Strodder, the author of The Disneyland Encyclopedia, has come up with a unique, thoroughly enjoyable follow-up called The Disneyland Book of Lists [Santa Monica Press, $16.95]. As the subtitle says, it’s unofficial, unauthorized and unprecedented, with unprecedented being the key word. It’s the type book you don’t necessarily have to read from cover to cover to enjoy. You can pick it up, open up to any page, and find compelling, interesting and even educational information about the Happiest Place on Earth, which celebrates its 60th anniversary on July 17.”
— Chuck Schmidt, Goofy About Disney

“This book is so stuffed with information that it is very likely even the most hardcore Disney fan will learn something new. Those fans will definitely enjoy the lists that dig deep into Disneyland’s history (Rolly Crump’s 5 Toughest Assignments and Bob Gurr’s 10 Most Memorable Events at Disneyland). While this book would be an enjoyable read for any Disney fan — particularly those who have made the trip to Anaheim once or twice or those who are are planning a trip — the true target audience for the majority of this book is the frequent visitor to the California park. The list format makes this book an easy read — or more so a book to pick up and browse through — and a perfect pick me up when you’re suffering from Disney withdrawals.”
— The Disney World Dads

” It really is amazing to think that anyone can even come up with 250 lists about our beloved theme park, but Strodder does. . . . I found the lists overwhelmingly accessible and intriguing. Honestly, who doesn’t want to know the 16 Splendid Disneyland Restrooms, the approximate speed of 15 Disneyland attractions and 13 Disneyland-Related Sentences and Phrases That Are 13 Words Long.”
— Live Fast Die Poor

“A fantastic read, this books is about everything Disneyland. The Disneyland Book of Lists offers a new way to explore six decades of Disneyland history. There are hundreds of fascinating lists covering the past and the present!”
— MiceChat.com

“I found myself immersed in a Disney nerd’s fantasy, exploring the trivia, minutiae, and history of Disneyland with page after page of unique lists that the author obviously spent years compiling. . . . This book is written by and for the hardcore Disney aficionado, the person who delights in finding a new hidden Mickey and who notices when there’s a script change on an attraction.”
— Amy Vassar, Amateur Traveler blog

“Think you know Disneyland inside and out? Well, this guy wrote the book on it, literally. Chris Strodder compiled facts upon facts for . . . The Disneyland Book of Lists — complete with nearly 250 lists dedicated to the park that’s celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The encyclopedic read explores all things Disney — from 15 urban legends about Disneyland to 18 secrets in the Haunted Mansion. He even asked a group of Disney aficionados what their one great tip for Disneyland guests would be.”
— Tara Block, PopSugar.com

“If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland or if you like to read about history of places, read this book. It has everything you need to know to make your trip successful and memorable.”
— YA Book Nerd blog

“I’m already thinking that this is going to be my favorite book of the year; it’s that good. . . . If you’re a fan of theme parks, Disneyland or just really good writing, then this book is for you. Chris manages to entertain while offering an unparalleled look at Disneyland. You will never look at the park the same way again.”
— ImagiNERDing.com

“Chris Strodder, the author of The Disneyland Encyclopedia, has come up with a unique, thoroughly enjoyable follow-up called The Disneyland Book of Lists. It’s the type book you don’t necessarily have to read from cover to cover to enjoy. You can pick it up, open up to any page, and find compelling, interesting and even educational information about the Happiest Place on Earth.”
— Chuck Schmidt, SILive.com

“Disneyland devotees really like their factoids and trivia tidbits and historic morsels and anything to do with Disney and its original theme park. . . . That deep background just got deeper, deeper than the waterway inside It’s a Small World and deeper even than the Rivers of America. The Disneyland Book of Lists, a new trivia-laden tome from Santa Monica Press, recently debuted, and with it? A whole slew of rosters and rundowns and tallies and indexes that group the many facets of the world’s best-known theme park in some fresh ways.”
— Alysia Gray Painter, NBCLA.com