Disney Press is the official Disney guide book publisher and they publish a series of Birnbaum Travel Guides on Walt Disney World, the Disneyland Resort in California and the Disney Cruise Line.
The books are revised and updated each year and a new edition for the following year is published around September time. The 2014 editions were all published in September 2013:
- Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World
- Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World For Kids
- Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids (2010)
- Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Dining Guide
- Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Pocket Parks Guide
- Birnbaum’s Disney Cruise Line
- Birnbaum’s Disneyland Resort
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If you are not bothered about having the very latest edition, you can often pick up a bargain by buying the previous year’s edition.
Walt Disney World Resort
There are five books on the Walt Disney World Resort itself. The main Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World guide covers just about everything and then there is an edition especially for kids, Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World For Kids which is aimed at the 8 to 14 year age group.
If you are specifically visiting without kids then you might want to consider Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids which focuses on attractions and activities more suitable to adults but this book has not been updated since 2010.
In 2009 Birnbaum introduced a pocket guide, Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Pocket Parks Guide.
Disney Cruise Line & Disneyland Resort
For anyone contemplating a Disney Cruise, then there is Birnbaum’s Disney Cruise Line and making up the set is a book on Disney’s other US theme park, Disneyland in California, Birnbaum’s Disneyland Resort.
All the Birnbaum guide books are fully illustrated throughout with colour photographs and maps.
If you are looking for independent guide books that are perhaps a bit more critical, then consider the various books from Fodor (Fodor’s Gold Guides), Frommer (Frommer’s Complete), PassPorter or the Unofficial Guide series as well as a number of other books.
The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World is another excellent guide book to the Walt Disney World Resort Resort.