Disney Vacation Books for Kids
Yep, the internet is great for travel planning but I don’t necessarily want my kids surfing the web (even if they’re just looking for Disney vacation stuff). I love that these Disney vacation books for kids exist to help get them prepared for vacation.
Books For Research and Planning
If you want to get the most out of your Disney vacation (money and time well-spent) you’ll have to invest some research and planning. Get kids on board with a guide book they can read with you at home.
The Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids guide book really helps to build excitement. Kids may have heard of the rides and attractions but not know any details other than that. The book informs kids on what to expect once they get to the Parks (psst…helping kids know what to expect can help minimize disappointment and meltdowns!)
Disney Books For Babies
If you’re planning on taking your baby to Disney, I suggest helping them get familiar with the characters. Disney Baby I Love You This Much! features Mickey and his friends with a sweet story line. Point out the characters in the books and repeat their names. Expand baby’s character palate with the equally adorable Disney Baby My First Colors. I love the colorful fold-out pages and less often seen characters in this book.
My daughter loves these books (we received complimentary copies from DisneyBaby). Most babies are very excited to see characters in the park though some might not want to get closer than a few feet. My daughter at 6 months old wanted to touch characters. However at 13 months old, she cried anytime we were within 10 feet! Read more about my “no-cry” ways to introduce your baby to characters in the parks.
Disney Vacation Books For Preschoolers
When planning your preschooler’s first Disney trip, you’ll want to give them more of a backstory on the attractions. Preschool Disney kids are easily drawn into the magic! My preschooler loves storybooks, like the Walt Disney’s Classic Storybook.
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Disney Books For Princesses-in-Training
Is your little princess excited to wear her costume at the Park? Get her ready from head-to-toe with the help of this DIY book, Disney Princess Hairstyles. The step-by-step illustrations make it easy to recreate some truly stunning braids, buns and up-dos, inspired by Disney Princesses. For even more inspiration, try Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa.
Give yourself plenty of time at home before your trip to practice and perfect some of the more elaborate designs. Doing your child’s hair and sprinkling your own glitter will save you big bucks! However if you can’t handle the complexity of these styles, consider booking a reservation at Bibbidi Bobbity Boutique instead.
Disney Books For Tweens
Many kids at this age have an appreciation or interest in history and historical figures. A non-fiction account of Walt Disney can really spark the thoughts of impressionable tweens. Walt’s quotes about imagination, hard work and steadfast dreams hold true for kids today. Tweens can truly find inspiration in knowing Walt Disney’s background and childhood history.
Tweens also love to find out how things work. The basic principles of creative “Imagineering” can affect tweens in a positive way. I recommend Walt Disney: Young Movie Maker (Childhood of Famous Americans) and Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real.
Disney Books For Teens
My fantasy-loving teen has really enjoyed the Kingdom Keepers (7 Book Series). Getting to stay at Disney after everyone leaves – amazing, right? Fighting Disney villains to save the world? Even better! This dramatic chapter book series is great.
Disney Books For Aspiring Animators
Immersing kids with Disney pre-trip really gets them in the mood for a magical vacation. Watching the classic Disney animated features helps get kids excited for what they’ll see on the rides. And possibly for the character meetings they’ll have as well.
My kids enjoy the Learn to Draw series. The step-by-step illustrations guide kids how to draw characters, whether it’s classic Mickey from Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse & Friends Through the Decades, an animated favorite from Learn to Draw Disney’s Classic Animated Movies or Moana & Maui from Learn to Draw Disney’s Moana.
Stock up on sketch paper, pencils, erasers and colored pencils so kids can work on their art. This is a great on-the-road activity as well!
Looking for Recommended Disney Books for Grown-Ups?
Make sure to check out my post, Best Books to Buy When Planning a Disney Vacation. Those are the books that the grown-ups should read for research and fun before their trip! Many of these books are available for Amazon Kindle as well.
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check out the other great posts.
- Distalgic | A Peek behind the Curtain of a Disney History Book: A Historical Tour of Walt Disney World
- Disney in Your Day | Using An Educational Guide to Walt Disney World on Vacation
- My Dreams of Disney | Walt Disney’s Railroad Story: The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom
- Monorails and Magic | 10 Must Read Books for Fans of Walt Disney
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