Disneyland Anaheim Vacationland

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9781605309989: Disneyland Anaheim Vacationland
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Anaheim Vacationland tells the story of the area that surrounds Disneyland. The motels, shops, places to eat, the crazy extinct attractions like the Japanese Deer Park, Wax Museums, and so forth. The large full color 244 page book is a visit to a crazed time when everyone and his brother wanted to cash in on the success of Disneyland! When Walt Disney chose Anaheim as the city to build Disneyland in, everyone in the public and his own friends, thought he was crazy. All that was in Anaheim in 1955 was farm fields and dusty old roads. All that changed drastically in 1955 when the new theme park opened. Anaheim was now known as Vacationland. In this second edition of the sold out book by David Oneal, you will be treated to a treasure trove of historical photos, and first hand accounts of the effect that Disneyland had on Anaheim. Disney legend Bob Gurr, Marty Skylar, Buzz Price (the man who decided on Anaheim as the place to build Disneyland) and other Disney historians like Don Ballard and David Oneal take the reader from the Anaheim boom town of the 1950's and 60's to the decay of the 70's and 80's and eventual rebirth as the resort district that is today. 244 full color pages with amazing images of the Space motels, Tiki Motels, western motels and googie buildings! Plus explore the history of the Movieland Wax Museum, Japanese Deer Park and other areas of Vacationland.

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David Oneal is the founder of ExtinctAttractions.com, a web site that specializes in preserving the gone but not forgotten theme park attractions of the past 50 years. During the 1980's he and his family were very poor and lived in the rotting old Mom and Pop motels that dotted the Anaheim area. Today David is a successful video editor, working on some of network televisions top shows. In addition he runs his ExtinctAttractions.com site, and helps the current families that live in Anaheim's motels today.

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If you would like to look inside at the pages please look inside the book now at: anaheimvacationland dot com --David Oneal

Anaheim Vacationland is a wonderful book, that goes beyond, any book of it's type. The motels and their neon is amazing to look at, but even better than that, is the touching story of the author, David Oneal. --Orange County Register, August 2009

Buy this book for a trip to Disneyland, that time may have not forgot about! --Los Angeles Times, July 2009

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