Chatter About the Books…

Rolly Crump near hearse in front of Haunted Mansion in Disneyland
“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this incredibly creative book, designed by a fantastically creative artist. For starters, it’s UNIQUE, IMAGINATIVE, WHIMSICAL, EDUCATIONAL, CHILDLIKE, THOUGHT PROVOKING, INTERESTING, DELIGHTFUL, and obviously, a labor of love. It’s a wonderful ‘memory’ book for any and all that visit Disneyland. What more can I say—I LOVE IT!!!”
– Rolly Crump, Former Imagineer and Disney Legend
Former Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr in military jacket
“No matter which page you see, so much to giggle with, and to learn new stuff you never knew you’d need to know. And all with such charming text and drawings too. More than any Disneyland book I ever recall looking at, yours has the real charm and joy that Walt had in mind while creating his magical place for all the World. Going To Disneyland and Disneyland are a perfect match for each other that’s for sure. Thanks so much Shannon for giving me my own little spot on page 116 so I can see all the happy faces as they pass by.”
 – Bob Gurr, Former Imagineer and Disney Legend
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Blogger Keiko Lynn at Magic Kingdom with a red balloon
“I LOVE it! It is so well done and there are many tidbits even I didn’t know!”
Keiko Lynn, Blogger
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“Shannon from Going to Guides creates the most adorable designs that take you into the parks in such a whimsical way. Her books are filled with more than you can imagine. I highly recommend everything she makes!”
Casey Starnes
“Even if you’ve been to Disneyland 100 times, Laskey’s ‘Going to Disneyland’ guide is going to be a new experience and offers a completely adorable way to look at the park. The design is a lot of fun and is going to appeal to children and adults. Even if you’re not going to Disneyland any time soon, it’s still to beautiful of a book to pass up!”
“…a visually stunning work that will enchant any reader. Simply the best guide to the Magic Kingdom.”
– George Taylor, Imaginerding Blogger and Disney historian, Mice Chat Columnist
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“… designed to keep young readers interested with amazing photography, clever graphic design and tons of insider information…gives equal parts history and fun…A perfect guide for anyone you know who is going for the first time regardless of their age…I can’t recommend it enough.”
– Theme Park University
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“It’s really much more than a guidebook but an experience…the book stands out from the crowd.”
– Between Disney
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“My husband and I both like to research things like crazy before we go on trips. How I wish we had guides like this before our first trip (to Disneyland)!”
– Discovering Parenthood
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“This really blows everything out of the water–I’m gushing over this book!”
“What Shannon has done with ‘Going To Disneyland’ is a gorgeous and whimsical tribute to the Park itself. Part guide, part activity book, your kids will love going through it while exploring the Park…or you’ll enjoy looking at Disney through the eyes of a kid again. This book is a must for Disney fans.”
Jeff Heimbuch, Author + Disney Historian
“Going to Disneyland is the perfect guide for both kids and kids at heart. I visited the park with two Disney pros and they both loved looking through it as we strolled through the park. It’s a beautifully detailed book that’s obviously been prepared with love. Anyone who plans on visiting Disneyland, whether veteran or newbie, should definitely check it out.”
– Melanie, LA Explorer
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“But instead of being just a listing of the rides and restaurants, it is done in a style meant to involve those who buy the book.”
– Mark Eades, Orange County Register
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“The book is SO worth the twenty or so bucks! We cannot stress how much we love it (did we mention we cried when we looked through it the first time?!).”
– Magic Kingdom Mamas
“Such a gorgeous, incredible book! It takes you back and captures the magical Disneyland feeling!”
– Tarina Tarantino, Jewelry and Accessory Designer
“Your book is a fantastic guide and a delight to read…”
– Jennifer Biller, Facilities Administrator, The Walt Disney Family Museum
“Every so often, a book crosses your path that just blows you away, and this new ‘for kids’ guide to Disneyland is one of those.”
– Ultimate Orlando
“We are California natives, recently moved to Atlanta. When we’re asked what we miss most about CA, our answer is unanimously Disneyland! Your book literally brought tears to my eyes! It’s a perfect glimpse into the park. You can almost be in your living room and in Disneyland at the same time! I think what drew my to the book is how colorful and fun it is. It is full of some of the cutest art I’ve seen! My husband and I are huge Disney trivia buffs. Him especially. If someone has a question about Walt, he has the answer! But, I’ll have you know, some of your Disneyland facts were new to us! So, that was pretty exciting. My girls are in love too! My daughter hasn’t put it down. She woke up this morning, ‘Disneyland book?!’ and my husband said ‘Wow, babe, this book is perfect!’ I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful book! And share with you how much we love it! It has truly made me feel like I’m home!”
– Kayla
“We had the BEST time at Disneyland – and your book was a huge part of it. My daughter carried it with her every day at the park and was determined to ride everything so she could review it in the book – this really helped push her to try rides she was a little nervous about before – a big breakthrough. We did it all from the canoes to Space Mountain. We played all the waiting in line games you had in the book and she read me the fun facts for each ride. She was busy writing down her trip report and reflections on the flight back and now has a great record of the whole time. So perfect. It really made the whole trip so great. Thanks again for helping make this trip together so special!!!”
– Brian A.

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