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Excavating the Magic

In over eighty individual chapters, each filled with facts, quotes, and anecdotes, Disney historian Jim Korkis chronicles the very best of a Disneyland that no longer exists, taking us back in time to “Walt’s park” and revealing how it has changed between then and now.

Live mermaids swimming in the Submarine Lagoon. … Pack mules nipping at the shoes of children. … Flying saucers hovering inches in the air over a circular floor. For many people this was the Disneyland of their youth, but over the years dozens of shows, attractions, and experiences have disappeared forever from the Happiest Place on Earth.

In this latest volume of his best-selling Secret Stories series, Korkis shares behind-the-scenes information—much of it never before in print—about what used to delight guests at Disneyland.

From Main Street’s Intimate Apparel Shop and Frontierland’s Mineral Hall, to Fantasyland’s Pirate Ship restaurant and Adventureland’s Barker Bird, Korkis excavates, unearths, and discovers a Disneyland past that will be sweetly nostalgic to some, and a unique glimpse into a forgotten past for others.

Who knows what we’ll find!

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