Nicely designed and well-produced, its aim -- like many Disney souvenir/promo books -- is to capture the emotions of a Disney vacation (lots of happy faces) instead of focusing on every attraction. Yet there are a many outstanding, unusual photos and -- best of all -- a well-deserved focus on Cast Members, starting right off with the inner covers.
|This past amazing summer couldn't have happened without these folks.|
|Spot John Lasseter!|
|Somehow the overcast sky actually makes Small World seem even cheerier.|
|Mandy Monorail approaches; even Disneyland got into the Radiator Springs spirit.|
|Mater actually does drive past Flo's (chatting up a storm) many times a day|
|Love this shot of Five & Dime! Do not miss this group when you visit DCA|
Overall, the book's a pleasant surprise. It doesn't really lessen the sting of 2012's huge AP price hike, but it did its job: reminded me of how much fun this past summer has been, and how many new shows and attractions opened in June. This is one promo item that's found a home on my bookshelf instead of the recycle bin.
All photos in this post are Copyright 2012 Disney, and are used here solely for review.