Last summer, Disney Publishing introduced “Disney Parks Presents,” a series of picture books with CDs and original artwork based on beloved rides and attractions at Disney Parks. The first book in this series brought to life the delightfully fun spirits of the Haunted Mansion attraction. Today, I’m happy to give you a look at the second book in this series based on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year at Disneyland park. Eric Geron, Associate Editor with Disney Publishing who dreamed up this new series, explained how using vibrant colors was key to unlocking this new adventure.
“It’s definitely a more colorful book when compared to somber notes of ‘The Haunted Mansion’ book,” explained Eric. “We wanted to capture the excitement guests feel when embarking on a journey through the colorful, treasure-filled caverns, or the bustling seaside villas found in the attraction. There were so many memorable scenes recreated for the book. Similar to our first book, we added a few Hidden Mickeys for guests to find.”
In this book, artist Mike Wall’s original illustrations accompany the lyrics of the beloved song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me).” Together, they navigate readers through the firelit waters of the pirates-infested Caribbean. The CD included with the book contains a specially designed music track by composer George Bruns and lyricist Xavier Atencio.