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The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky by Jeff Kurtti

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Publisher : Disney Editions
Binding : Hardcover
Pages : 208
Publication Date : 9/15/2020
Condition : BRAND NEW
Deluxe jacketed hardcover book offers a lavish visual celebration of one of Disney's most impactful and beloved creations: the Disney Monorail. Walt Disney is renowned as a cartoonist, filmmaker, showman, and entertainment icon. But he was also a farsighted futurist, a transportation buff with practical roots in the past, and visionary sights set on the future. In imagining Disneyland, Walt saw it not only as a destination for diversion and entertainment, but also as a means of presenting practical demonstrations of new ideas and new technology with real-world applications. In The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky, readers will discover the parallel stories of the development of a new form of transportation and the evolution of Walt’s prophetic creative mind, which together resulted in the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere. Since June 1959, this mid-century modern marvel has captured the hearts and imaginations of theme park and Disney fans everywhere; it has inspired, as Walt hoped, the creation of working monorails in practical transit applications in varied locations all around the world. Through a lively and succinct narrative and a stunning collection of unique historical photographs and rare concept and development art (much of it never before published) readers will be transported into a future where yesterday's dreams are tomorrow’s realities! Searching for that perfect gift for the Disney theme park fan in your life? Explore more archival-quality books from Disney Editions: • Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks • Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks • One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe • Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks • Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century • Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food • Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai • The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic • Poster Art of the Disney Parks