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1955
The Story of Disneyland with a complete guide to Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Frontierland, Main Street, U. S. A.
1955
Picture Souvenir Book of Disneyland in Natural Color
1956
Disneyland, A complete guide to Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Main Street, U. S. A.
1957
Disneyland, A complete guide to Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Main Street, U. S. A.
1957
Disneyland, A complete guide to Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Main Street, U. S. A.
1958
Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland

 

1959
Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland

 

1959 Disneyland Summer 1959 Special Insert

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Original Disneyland Guide.  Was printed prior to attractions being completed.  So attractions are depicted as artists renderings. Only two photographs, both of Walt Disney. Gridded (and confusing) section maps with complete lists of attractions, exhibits, food, shops and public facilities and their coordinates. Includes more than was open in July, 1955, so it was likely produced closer to Thanksgiving, possibly early 1956.
22 pages.
6" w x 8.75" h
First Disneyland pictorial Guide.  26 pages
8.75" w x 6" h
Color photographs. Simplified map labeled with attraction icons. Each land has a scaled site plan--Sleeping Beauty Castle is not shown accurately, unlike most other buildings.
New attractions: Astro-Jets, Tom Sawyer's
Island, Skyway, Rainbow Caverns
Has copyright, 1956 written in bottom right hand corner.
27 pages
8 1/4" w x 11 1/2" h.
This guide is the same as 1956, but has "1957" in the upper right front corner.
New attractions: House of the Future, Motor Boat, Viewliner
27 pages
8 1/4" w x 11 1/2" h.
A few picture changes in this guide.  Does not have the 1957 in the upper corner.  Date is inside front cover.
27 pages
8 1/4" w x 11 1/2" h.
New attractions: Grand Canyon, Alice in Wonderland, Columbia
Includes some rare photos such as Crane's "Fun With Water" display in Tomorrowland. Coming Attractions feature, The Haunted House (not a typo on my end - it says HOUSE in the book), Liberty Street, Undersea Voyage (which became the Subs), and something called Adventures
27 pages
11 1/2" w x 8" h
 
New attractions: Matterhorn, Submarine, Monorail
While the cover is identical to the 1958 edition, there are numerous changes inside. Main St. gets a new aerial photo of Town Square and both Alice and The Columbia move from concept art to actual photos. A new center map is created. But, the biggest change comes in Tomorrowland where photos of all the new attractions have been added: Matterhorn, Monorail and Submarine Voyage. Gone are 20K Leagues, Flight Circle and the Viewliner. Coming Attractions features Edison Square.
27 pages
11 1/2" w x 8" h
 
4 page special insert previewing new attractions; Matterhorn, Skyway, Sub Voyage, Monorail Autopia and motorboat cruises.
11 1/2" w x 8" h
             
1955 Your Guide to Disneyland Complements of Bank of America 1956 Welcome to Disneyland guide and map 1957 Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle Souvenir  

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There are two versions of this guide and map.  One is about an inch taller and says *Now more then 600 Branches   This is a pictorial souvenir with pictures from Sleeping Beauty that were transformed into desplays within Sleeping Beauty's Castle.  It comes with with a reorder form attached to the 1st page. You could buy more copies through the mail for .25 each.  

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