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The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky Book

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This deluxe jacketed hardcover book offers a lavish visual celebration o

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This deluxe jacketed hardcover book offers a lavish visual celebration of one of Disney's most impactful and beloved creations: the Disney Monorail. Through a lively narrative and stunning collection of historical photographs and rare concept and development art, readers will be transported into a future where yesterday's dreams are tomorrow's realities!

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. 

  • Written by Jeff Kurtti, Vanessa Hunt, and Paul Wolski
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Ages 12+

  • Published by Disney Editions
  • Paper
  • 11 1/4'' H x 9 1/4'' W
  • Printed in U.S.A.

Item No. 477412150676

Express shipping not available for this item. This item cannot be shipped internationally or outside the contiguous United States. It can only be shipped to a physical address, not to a P.O. Box, APO or FPO address. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

This deluxe jacketed hardcover book offers a lavish visual celebration of one of Disney's most impactful and beloved creations: the Disney Monorail. Through a lively narrative and stunning collection of historical photographs and rare concept and development art, readers will be transported into a future where yesterday's dreams are tomorrow's realities!

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. 

  • Written by Jeff Kurtti, Vanessa Hunt, and Paul Wolski
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Ages 12+

  • Published by Disney Editions
  • Paper
  • 11 1/4'' H x 9 1/4'' W
  • Printed in U.S.A.

Item No. 477412150676

Express shipping not available for this item. This item cannot be shipped internationally or outside the contiguous United States. It can only be shipped to a physical address, not to a P.O. Box, APO or FPO address. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.