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Disneyland (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

Disneyland (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

by David Hoffman


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Did You Know?

  • When Disneyland opened its gates on July 17, 1955, it had just eighteen rides and attractions. Today there are more than sixty.
  • The inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle came from Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice. Though certainly well-known, Mickey Mouse is not the most recognizable character in the world; he ranks third, after Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald.
Disneyland… a magic place of dreams and adventure. In this follow-up to the popular Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Stuff, David Hoffman delves into the stories behind the happiest place on earth. Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places goes beyond the obvious to reveal the tidbits that we have yet to discover. Covering every aspect—from the history and personalities to the landscaping and architecture—this collection of offbeat facts and figures, statistics and specifics, is guaranteed to delight a first-time visitor and surprise even the most die-hard fan. Packed with a wealth of revelations, Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places is a must-have for Mouseketeers, information addicts, curious readers, and armchair travelers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435104310
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 11/29/2008
Series: Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Hoffman is a television writer, a frequent on-camera correspondent, and the author of a dozen books about popular culture, for which, in recent years, he has been paid to play with toys, challenge untapped cooking skills (with the help of some big-name chefs), and eat and shop his way across the country. He lives in Los Angeles, where he likes to pretend this is hard work.

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