Book Review: “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”


Post Art of the Disney Parks

This amazing book full of illustrations isn’t just a must have for fans of the Disney parks, but also for those that love beautiful, retro and vintage style posters. And that’s exactly what the many advertisement style posters in Disney parks are famous for.

It’s a great way to get acquainted with beautiful art of parks you’ve not visited yet, and get reacquainted for parks you have been to.

The book has been divided in sections introducing and elaborating of the particular poster art, and then displaying posters per land, Tokyo Disney Sea and California Adventure Park. Sadly it doesn’t cover any of the other parks of Walt Disney World such as Epcot, Animal Kingdom and the Hollywood Studios, or the Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris, but that’s pretty much the only thing you can hold against it for it is full of truly beautiful imagery covering all the other parks.

It’s especially great to see the differences , sometimes small, sometimes really significant, in posters for an attraction you find in all Disney resorts across the world, placed next to each other. And the evolution and different styles used. 90% of all Disney posters are still some kind of vintage style, Art Nouveau, Victorian, retro from the 1920s to 1960s, and even newer posters are often drawn up in one of these artistic styles, rather than properly modern art. Many of these works are obviously steampunk, dieselpunk, which makes this book extra attractive.


As it was published in 2012, nearly all posters from the featured areas are included, giving the reader a very good view on poster art in the Disney parks indeed.

Authors: Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt
Introduction by Tony Baxter
Published by Walt Disney Imagineering
Format: Hardback | 148 pages
Dimensions: 300mm x 394mm x 51mm | 1,610g
Publication date: 15 November 2012
ISBN 10: 1423124111
ISBN 13: 9781423124115

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