It’s only April, but already it has been a busy year for the team at TouringPlans. We’ve launched our Walt Disney World Dining Menus and introduced subsequent search and Lines App updates to the menu feature. We’ve released our Optimized Touring Plans feature for Disneyland and overhauled the interface and functionality for those and Walt Disney World Optimized Touring Plans. We’ve also expanded our coverage of Disneyland on the Blog and started to expand our YouTube channel. These are just some of the highlights of what we’ve done during the first few months of 2012.
Today, I’m proud to announce our next endeavor: TouringPlans eBooks. Those of you who are familiar with the Unofficial Guide series might be wondering why we need separate eBooks when the incredibly comprehensive Unofficial Guides already exist. Despite the size of the Unofficial Guides, there’s actually a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor or just isn’t appropriate to include in a planning guide.
This is where this new line of eBooks will come into play. Each TouringPlans eBook will focus on one specific topic, such as a resort-hotel or event, and present a thorough and visually-stunning eBook on that topic. If you’re that person who has been writing into the authors of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for the last seven years demanding “a chapter on the architecture of Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts!!!” you may just be in luck. That is, if the architecture of Pop Century is a suitable alternative topic to you!
While no future topics are set in stone, we do know what the first title in this pilot program is, and are pleased to release it today…
Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise
Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise is the first TouringPlans eBook, which is a collection of over 200 photos from one single operational day in Disneyland, specifically “One More Disney Day.” I captured all of the photos in the eBook as I ran around Disneyland during the course of that morning, day, night, and morning (again). I was one of the crazy Disneyland guests in the park on “One More Disney Day” from start to the very finish (they literally closed the gates behind me when I left!), and I snapped hundreds of photos along the way to document the day.
If you’re not a regular reader of the TouringPlans Blog, you may recognize my photography from the Unofficial Guide: Color Companion to Walt Disney World, Popular Photography Magazine, or my daily Disney photos. As Chief Photographer for TouringPlans, I’m also responsible for the photos at the top of each page of this website and the attraction photo galleries, among other things.
Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise highlights some of my favorite photos that I captured on that single operational day in Disneyland and presents them to you in one attractive eBook. Throughout the book I’ve also presented some of my favorite little tidbits of trivia, such as the inspiration for the original Tomorrowland Moonliner and why Snow White was ultimately added to Snow White’s Scary Adventures attraction in Fantasyland. If you’re a fan of the Disney theme parks, I think you’ll enjoy this fresh and beautiful look at one day in Disneyland.
You may notice an asterisk in the blog post title above. This is not because I was abusing park touring performance enhancing substances to complete the record-setting day in Disneyland, but because I was actually in the park for more than 24 consecutive hours. I arrived outside Disneyland at 4:15 am on February 29 to begin my whirlwind journey, and I didn’t leave until after 7 am on March 1. However, rather than calling the book Disneyland 24 with an asterisk and a long explanatory subtitle, we just decided to go with the cleaner-sounding Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise.
We’re pretty excited about this first TouringPlans eBook. The whole team has put a lot of work into it, and we think you’ll really enjoy it!
If you’re able to read this blog post, you’re able to read this eBook! There are no crazy or exclusive formats. Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise is being released as a high-quality full-color PDF that you can download instantly and read on your computer or the go on your iPhone, iPad, or other eReader.
As a special offer to readers of the TouringPlans Blog, use discount code SUNRISE2012 at checkout to receive 25% off the normal $8 price of Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise. You can read more about the eBook and see more screenshots by clicking here.
Go straight to checkout to purchase Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise by clicking here.
If you purchase Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise, share your thoughts in the comments! Have suggestions for future titles? Share those as well!