ORIGINAL & VINTAGE LIMITED EDITION 1992 EURO DISNEYLAND SOUVENIR MAP. MEASURES: 100 X 66 CM (39,5'' X 26'').Even today, these fascinating maps remain among the most sought-after pieces of Disney memorabilia. The map is beautifully drawn and coloured and it is packed with so many intricate details that it is a real treasure trove of information about the Euro Disneyland park of 1992 and its then-conceived future.
Very expensive price of 1.550 French Francs (around 200 Euros). Only Euro Disneyland has had the honour of receiving such a souvenir map by Sam McKim. When Euro Disney was developed, Tony Baxter, lead designer of the Euro Disneyland project, asked the artist who created the original 1958 Disneyland Souvenir Map to come out of retirement to draw one more map à la old Disneyland style, his friend and legendary Disney Imagineer Sam McKim. Disney once called Sam a master of detail.
It was this love to detail that made him the perfect choice for these maps. Marty Sklar said Sams attention to the tiniest details in his paintings was really extraordinary. While working on the map for Euro Disneyland, Sam McKim had a heart attack. Knowing that he couldnt complete the map in time for the opening, he suggested Tony Baxter to ask someone else to do the map.Tony refused this offer, preferring to wait until Sam could complete it. Sam managed to finish it only three weeks after the opening of Euro Disneyland. In 1996, at the Disney Studios in Burbank, California, Sam McKim was initiated into the select group of individuals designated as Disney Legends and given a special trophy. In 2006, two years after he passed away at the age of 79, he was honoured with a window on Main Street at Disneyland, California.
The fitting inscription reads Cartography Masterworks Sam McKim Map Maker to the Kingdom Theres Magic in the Details. This Euro Disneyland map also contains references about planned attractions, they were marked (in French of course) Attraction Future. These are especially interesting and sadly most of them were never build, like the Little Mermaid ride, the Beauty and the Beast stage show and the Indiana Jones Adventure. Space Mountain, which opened in 1995, is also depicted as Attraction Future, but it is depicted as it was originally planned in its much more elaborate Discovery Mountain version, which would have been an even more amazing project than what Space Mountain De la Terre à la Lune turned out to be.
Sams original Disneyland maps are eagerly sought-after collectors items. The item "RARE VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1992 EURO DISNEYLAND LIMITED EDITION SOUVENIR MAP signed" is in sale since Sunday, February 17, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Disneyana\Contemporary (1968-Now)\Other Contemporary Disney". The seller is "ppwwss" and is located in Ariège. This item can be shipped worldwide.