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Wanda Fox as drawn by Rolly Crump! Wanda is a tea leaf reader that can see into the future. She happens to be a collector of silly spirits that reside in tea cups that appears from inside her tent. In the Fair, she lifts a hat that reveals different items appearing from a table - a magic trick of sorts. Sketch Courtesy Rolly Crump and Source By Knott’s Preserved


The Disney book I’m most excited for?

Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai

Maps of the Disney theme parks are more than just atlases used by guests to find their way to the nearest restroom. They’re snapshots of a place and time, relics treasured by collectors, and gorgeous pieces of artwork. After all, it was a map – imagined by Walt Disney and drawn by Herbert Ryman – that was used to sell the idea of Disneyland to investors.

Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai by Vanessa Hunt, Susan Neary and Kevin Neary is bursting with beautiful maps dating back to Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, right up to the recent opening of Shanghai Disneyland. It features dozens of gorgeous full-page spreads, as well as some fold-out reprints of vintage maps!

What a cool way to discover details on how and why the domestic and international parks have changed over time, and enjoy six decades worth of skillful creativity.

You can pre-order Maps of The Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years From California to Shanghai on Amazon now. Click here for more info!

Concept Art of Zaz Owl as drawn by Rolly Crump! Zaz the little Owl is a character that can see the future past the stars. When riders see her Gypsy Camp, she is levitating a table complete with levitating music instruments! She is seen again in the Country Fair levitating and then waving goodbye to riders as they leave the ride. Sketch Courtesy Rolly Crump and Source By Knott’s Preserved.