A Closer Look at the New Disneyland Paris From A to Z 25th Anniversary Book

I was, and still am, a huge fan of the 20 Years of Dreams book that came out for the 20th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris, so on hearing that a new book was to be released for the 25th Anniversary I was understandably very intrigued. But I also had a few questions, and thanks to Editor in Chief and Project Leader of both books Mathias Dugoujon, I have the answers to those questions.

Disneyland Paris From A to Z cover

Last month there was a merchandise presentation in Disneyland Paris and one of the key items was the upcoming 25th Anniversary book. Just 5 years on from the fantastic 20 Years of Dreams back – what is the new book called, why and what can we expect from it?

This book is called “Disneyland Paris from A to Z” (Disneyland Paris de A à Z in French) and will be released around the launch of the 25th anniversary. It is a coffee table book that really showcases the beauty and diversity of our resort through beautiful pictures and renderings and lots of fun trivia. Each chapter covers a different theme, including Attractions, Cast Members, Val d’Europe, and Imagineering, among others.

It will also give the readers an insider look into the daily “life” at Disneyland Paris, both for our guests and backstage as well.

Some people may question their need for two books, so how do they differ, and why does someone who has the 20th Anniversary book need the 25th Anniversary book?

This thought did cross our mind when we began preparing this project, but we let it motivate our creative process more than hold us back. How do we make something different than the previous book? How do we create a book that is not just a follow up of the 20th Anniversary book, with a few more pages? What can we say that is both relevant for fans and casual guests? To answer all these questions, the storytelling for this new book is completely different, as is the way chapters and pictures are presented. It’s a book about all the many parts of Disneyland Paris, and not just its history. This book will continue to be relevant and live on beyond the anniversary.

How long did the book project take and what was involved?

It’s a project I’ve been working on since the last book went on sale… ;)!

In total, the project took a bit less than a year to be fully realized. There are many steps to this type of project, as I’m sure you can imagine: brainstorming with the author (Jérémie Noyer, a great Disney historian who also penned the 20th anniversary book and the Space Mountain anniversary collector booklet), writing the text), selecting the pictures or taking new ones, getting the rights, working with a creative agency, collaborating with our Merchandise teams. The final and most exciting step is the release!

When people buy the book, and without giving too much away, which page are you most looking forward to people seeing?

I think they will love the first thing they’ll see when they open it! It’s a very cool nod to Euro Disneyland. In fact there are two. People who still have the first souvenir book of the park will definitely recognize the layout of the opening pages.

How much will the book cost, when will it be available and where? Will it be available via DLP mail order?

The book will cost €49.99, the same price as the previous book. However, it’s important to note that this book is almost 40 pages longer, and comes in a special collector box (only during the 25th). I can confirm, though, that it will be available through Mail Order. (Disneyland Paris mail order: dlp.mail.order@disney.com)
Sales points:

  • Storybook Store
  • Flora’s
  • Emporium
  • Sir Mickey
  • Constellations
  • Studio Store
  • All Hotels (officials + partners)
  • Disney Gallery
  • World of Disney

Since the announcement of the new book, many people have asked me if the 20 Years of Dreams book is still available – can it still be purchased, either in the resort or via DLP Mail Order?

Our 20th Anniversary book fell victim to its own success, and is unfortunately fully sold out. We are not planning on reprinting the book. Like all the greats, this book is now part of history… keep it closely if you have it!

Disneyland Paris From A to Z book

Disneyland Paris From A to Z book

Disneyland Paris From A to Z book

Disneyland Paris From A to Z book

Disneyland Paris From A to Z book

I’m sure after reading that you are as excited as I am to get this book, and spend many hours studying the photos and absorbing the accompanying text. The details and topics from the sample pages look fantastic, and very different to the 20th Anniversary book, so we definitely do need both.

The collector in me wants to get the early copy with the limited edition box, which will make an already great book look even more special. For those of you who aren’t going to Disneyland Paris any time soon I can also reveal that Disneyland Paris from A to Z will be available to buy from the Disney Store website.

As I write this article the 25th Anniversary launch weekend is just 2 weeks away, and Disneyland Paris from A to Z is right at the top of my Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary merchandise wish list.

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As the founder of Dedicated to DLP Steve is a self confessed Disneyland Paris fanatic and has an unrivaled passion for the resort, its history and what makes it work. He has a particular love of Pirates of the Caribbean, which he often talks about as the host of the podcast and the weekly YouTube show.



11 Responses to “A Closer Look at the New Disneyland Paris From A to Z 25th Anniversary Book”

  1. Caroline says:

    Thanks for the article will definitely be ordering this soon. Also, can you tell me about the ‘Space Mountain anniversary collector booklet’ you refer to. Is this the literature that was given out to Shareholders at the reopening in 2015 or something else?

    • Steve says:

      It was indeed given out at the reopening, but not just to shareholders I don’t think. To everyone who was invited to the event. I wasn’t, but very fortunately got sent it.

  2. David Mason says:

    Do you know which stores in the resort the book will be available in?

  3. Cor Wijker says:

    What is the normal waiting time at dlp.mail.order@disney.com for a answer? I have sent a email 10 days ago but until now no answer when I requested ordering-information for the book.

    • Steve says:

      It shouldn’t take this long, but people are having problems ordering this book at the moment. When I get more information, which I have asked for, I will let you all know 🙂

  4. hello,

    I also like to buy this book.
    But for the moment I’m not able to visit the park
    Is their a way that I can buy this book by your way?
    Thank you in advance.
    Have a nice day and many greetings from a Dsney fan from Belgium.

    Martine Bogaert

    • Steve says:

      You should be able to order it from DLP Mail Order but people are having problems at the moment. When I get more information, which I have asked for, I will let you all know 🙂

  5. Jason says:

    It’s been 2 weeks, and I also have not heard back from the mail order email address. Hoping I do! They were great in ordering the 20th anniversary book a few years ago.

  6. Chris Thacker says:

    Should say dlp mail order since they finally replied today…..

    If anyone is going to the park in the next month and would be willing to pickup a copy please get in touch!

  7. Alan Hooper says:

    Although I’ve totally missed the launch of this book. I’m pleased to see DLP actually publishing juicy books like this. I remember going to Disney World about 7 years and was disappointed with the lack of books on sale. Do they not realise that people like us need to keep reading more information and staring at amazing photos… even if we’ve seen it ALL before, we keep searching for a snippet of something new.

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