Knowing everything there is about Disney World before your trip is no easy feat. There seriously could be a whole school on Disney World to help you prep for the ins and outs of Disney World. It has taken me years to learn everything that I know and even I acknowledge that I still don’t know everything there is to know about Disney World. I think that’s what makes it so much fun to go back time and time again. I find that a good travel book is always essential to the planning of any trip to a new destination. So here are my recommendations for the best Disney World vacation planning books.
Best Disney World Vacation Planning Books
Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide
First of all we will start with the Official Disney World guide that Birnbaum puts out every year. The thing I love about this guide is it is bright and colorful with lots of pictures, not something you will find with the other in this list. If you are looking to save a little extra it even includes coupons in the back for your trip.
Since this is the official guide you can expect that the coverage is a little bias but overall they still manage to good a job. A lot of readers have made this book a must have companion for their trips, buying a new one for every year they visit.
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2018
In my opinion this is the best unofficial guide out there today. It’s backed with so much information, you will notice if you venture out to a bookstore that this guide is significantly larger than the official guide coverage that Birnbaum offers. This Disney World guide is extremely comprehensive and offers up great advice for various touring plans based on your family’s specific needs. I even have a copy of this guide in my collection and I am at the Disney parks weekly (but I am a bit of Disney nut)!
Since this book is so large, if you want to bring it along to the parks we recommend going with an e-version like for the Kindle, this will save you the weight of lugging it around.
The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2018
The main focus of the book is how to pick the best time to go, where to stay, the best places to eat, how to conquer the lines and lastly how to save money.
Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide
I highly recommend this one if you have kids who may get scared on rides. The book is specifically written for kids and gives them an idea of what to expect at Disney World as well as on the rides. If your kids have already been to Disney World and know what to expect this may be one to skip.
Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets
Hunting down the Hidden Mickey’s of Disney World is a great way to add some extra fun to your vacation. Best of all their usually isn’t a long line to wait in to find them, unless of course it’s hidden inside an attraction. If you don’t know, there are Hidden Mickeys scattered throughout every area of Disney World. These are some little treats the imagineers have left behind for us to uncover. This book covers not all only the four Disney World them parks but the hotels as well. This leaves you with more than enough to try to uncover throughout your trip.
Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World 2018
Looking to plan a trip for a RunDisney event at Disney World? Then this is the book for you! Inside the pages of Magical Miles you will find answers to questions like: Which race is right for me and my family? How should I navigate events? Which restaurants offer the best celebration meal? What entertainment will I see along the race course? How should I pack for a RunDisney event? What resources are available for training?
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!