The “Windows on Disney’s Main Street, U.S.A.” coffee table book by Chuck Snyder has been delayed multiple times in the past few years, but Disney has announced a new release date of October 25, 2022. The book also has a new title, according to its Amazon listing: “People Behind the Disney Parks: Stories of Those Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.” The cover still calls it “Windows on Disney’s Main Street, U.S.A.” But a new cover may be updated later. It is available for pre-order.
People Behind the Disney Parks: Stories of Those Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A. (Disney Editions Deluxe) Hardcover – $60
Meet the people who created Disney theme parks around the world! Through rare Disney theme park concept art and photographs, this must-have collector’s book showcases more than 280 biographies and features more than 50 pages on the evolution and behind-the-scenes of the Main Street, U.S.A. areas across the globe, up to and including the fairytale castles at the end of each street.
Keen observers will notice intricate details throughout the Disney parks, including names emblazoned on building windows. In particular, the windows lining Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom are designed as calling cards for fictionalized shopkeepers. These names belong to the real life “all-stars” who helped make Disney’s theme parks a reality around the world. The people listed on these windows are skilled actors, artists, business leaders, Imagineers, songwriters, and more. With their imagination and sharp skills, each person has made an important contribution to The Walt Disney Company.
This hefty tome is a gift that Disney collectors, theme park fans, and anyone curious in creative career paths through the arts, sciences, and research development will appreciate for decades to come.