Walt's Pilgrimage is part Travel Guide, part Biography, part History.
While there are more than 50 biographies written about Walt Disney, this book takes a unique approach. It enables Disney fans to travel in Walt’s shoes from his birthplace to his gravesite and everywhere in between.
It features more than 70 chapters and highlights 275+ sites connected to Walt Disney throughout the United States (from Alaska to Hawaii), Canada, and Mexico. It offers insights about significant places like Disneyland, various Walt Disney museums – and places that never came to fruition like Mineral King and St. Louis’ proposed Riverfront Square.
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KEVIN ROBERT RYAN
Kevin designed the cover and back cover for the book, along with all of the state/province/country maps that appear throughout the book. Kevin is a graphic designer in addition to serving as Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Thomas a'Becket Church in Canton, Michigan. He is a resident of Detroit, Michigan.
Chelsey designed the 12 different original icons that appear throughout the book (391 times, to be exact!). The icons help travelers navigate each of the sites. Chelsey is an artist who also works for the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Maya designed the Walt's Passport original stamp that features Walt Disney's birthday of December 5, 1901. Maya is a high school sophomore at the International Academy in White Lake, Michigan.
SPECIAL FEATURE: WALT'S PASSPORT
The end of every chapter features Walt's Passport, which is used to check off the sites as you visit them. The special passport stamp features Walt’s birthdate. The passport watermark is Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.
Image of Castle taken by Christopher Tremblay and also digitized by Tremblay.
Congratulations to the 3 winners of the autographed copies of Walt's Pilgrimage on the GoodReads.com website:
Alex of Philadelphia, PA
Chad of Nine Mile Falls, WA
Allyson of Garden City, NY