So I just got a gift in the mail today from Disneyland. A excerpt from the letter that accompanied it:
- George A. Kalogridis, President of Disneyland Resort"At this special time, instead of our regular Backstage Pass magazine, I'd like to mark this extraordinary moment in the Resort's history by presenting you with the enclosed special edition commemorative book, "A Celebration of a Wish Come True." Filled with real photo memories of guests and cast members, every image captures the magic of the Disneyland Resort experience."
The cover of the book is cute. A little girl is riding the teacups with a man (maybe Grandpa?) on the front and the back is a colorful image of the Mickey balloons.
The majority of the book is filled with pictures - there's only a little bit of text. Some of the photos are very artistic, others not so much, but it is overall sweet. I was rather surprised to see a rather large photo from a Splash Mountain that is clearly not our own and a photo of the Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage lagoon sans seagulls, but otherwise it makes a nice collector's piece. It is very nice to see not just the guests having fun in the photos, but the cast members, too.
The Annual Passholder program receives mixed feelings and criticisms at times, but I found this book to be a very nice gift/perk from Disney. Perhaps they felt like they could splurge a little bit more with paper since the Backstage Pass is far more concise than it used to be. I know that this was created specifically for Disneyland Resort's new unveiling, but part of me hopes that perhaps we could see more things like this in the future. If a popular attraction reaches a special anniversary, maybe APers could get a special booklet to commemorate? Just a shot in the dark. I don't feel like the company owes me anything extra past what I pay for, but little things like this are very much appreciated.
Has anyone else gotten their book yet? Thoughts?