Previously only available for pre-order at the D23 Expo, you can now own a part of the much-hyped “One Day at Disney” project in the form of a hardcover coffee book by author Bruce C. Steele. It’s currently available on shopDisney, with the book officially available on December 3rd, 2019.
Here’s how Disney describes the project:
Discover what it’s like to report to work every day for The Walt Disney Company. Step behind the scenes to immerse yourself in one ”ordinary” day at Disney. In addition to the book, the Disney+ team was on hand to capture stories along the way. A full-length documentary and 52 short-form episodes expand the profiles and delve deeper into the essence of what it’s like to be a Disney Cast Member.
And here’s a project synopsis:
On a Thursday in 2019, a small army of photographers and videographers scattered across the globe to capture what goes on beyond those tantalizing ”Cast Members Only” doors – whether eavesdropping on historic endeavors or typical tasks. All the photos in this book were taken on that single Thursday, beginning early in Tokyo and following the sun around the world through Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and dozens of places throughout the United States. More than 40 hours after it began, the day ended as the sun set on the Aulani resort in Hawaii.
On that day, some 80 Cast Members agreed to open up their workshops, dressing rooms, kitchens, cubicles, TV studios, labs, locomotive engines – and some even more surprising and diverse work spaces. They also shared their stories: childhood dreams and capers, career pivots and triumphs, workaday hurdles and joys. It was just a day in the life, as extraordinary as any other day at Disney. As any Cast Member can tell you, a Disney job is less a destination than a limitless journey. And for just One Day at Disney, we can all tag along for the ride.
The 224-page hardcover coffee table book also features a foreword by Bob Iger. The series inspired by the project will also debut on Disney+ December 3rd. The “One Day at Disney” project comes hot on the heels of Disney heiress Abigail Disney’s public commentary on the working and living conditions of many Cast Members, who are struggling to make ends meet.
Will you be pre-ordering the book, or tuning in to the series when it debuts?