Antioch author at Barnes & Noble, Saturday for signing of Disneyland book

Joshua Shaffer eating lunch at the secretive Club 33 at Disneyland in October, 2012.

Joshua Shaffer eating lunch at the secretive Club 33 at Disneyland in October, 2012. photo from his Facebook page

Antioch resident Joshua Shaffer, author of Discovering The Magic Kingdom: An Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Guide, will be at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Lone Tree Way in Antioch for a book signing, on Saturday evening, August 20th. His Disneyland book is packed full of nearly 1,000 fun facts, trivia, history, Hidden Mickeys, money saving advice, and so much more.

The first-time published author, Shaffer, has spent his adult life frequenting Disneyland. One year while on a Disney vacation, it struck him that he should write an all inclusive book compiling every bit of information into one vacation guide that cannot be found anywhere else. It started with that simple notion and has evolved into this final work.

Joshua became fascinated with everything he learned about the park. He set out to put together a book to share with everyone the intricate details of The Happiest Place On Earth. For researching, he frequented Disneyland, read many books, interviewed Cast Members, watched interviews, read blogs, and surfed the internet for four and a half years to make sure his book had more information available inside it than any other of its kind.

As a hobby he spends much of his spare time researching and investigating to find out the facts not just the rumors on a variety of topics. Joshua has been a cartoonist and artist since the age of ten. He currently works as an Animal Center Technician with Contra Costa Animal Services.

Book cover

Book cover

Since his book’s release, he has been to many book signings, was interviewed on 95.3 KUIC, Living The Dream Podcast, Magical Day Radio, and The Sweep Spot. Recently he was interviewed for a documentary DVD about the Disneyland secrets for the film company Theme Parkology.

“People who have read the book love learning all the fun facts about Disneyland and its history,” Shaffer said.

As one reviewer states; “This is very thorough, well researched book on Disneyland. As Ed MacMahon would say to Johnny Carson, ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about Disneyland is in this book.’ If you love Disneyland, you will love this book. Well done!” – George M., San Diego, CA.

Joshua Shaffer will be at Barnes & Noble, 5709 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, on Saturday August 20, 2016, at 6:00 pm.

You can follow him on social media at and If you can’t attend Saturday’s book signing, you can order an autographed copy of his book at

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