The 2018 edition of Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide was published on September 19, 2017 by Disney Press.
Page: 160 pages
Publisher: Disney Press (Birnbaum Travel Guides)
Date: September 19, 2017
Size: 9.0 x 7.0 x 0.4 inches
It is one of several Disney books written specifically for children visiting Walt Disney World.
Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide is from the same stable as the other official Walt Disney World books by Birnbaum and has details on the latest developments at Walt Disney World.
For example, in the 2018 edition there are details of Pandora-The World of AVATAR, the newest land at Animal Kingdom, Rivers of Light, Frozen Ever After and the Muppets at Liberty Square, an expanded section for autographs and descriptions of all the shows and attractions.
It is part written by children with children in mind and the language used will typically appeal to kids in the 7 to 10 age bracket. Younger children may enjoy reading it with their parents.
Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide describes Walt Disney World through the eyes of children
It has around 160 pages and is split into a number of chapters. The first chapter, You’re going to Disney World!, sets the scene with ideas for planning and packing in readiness for the great adventure.
For example it describes how to make a Simple Schedule to help kids decide what attractions and rides they want to see and do in each park plus suggested clothes to pack, not forgetting to leave space for all the goodies they will get when they are there!.
There are then four chapters, one for each of the main theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
It gives honest views on the attractions and rides and through the use of “attraction reactions” it tells you whether you might find a ride too dark, too scary, too fast or too wild. Kids are then better prepared for what rides will suit them best.
Like the ‘grown-up’ Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World, the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort is covered in Everything Else in the World, including the two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, Fort Wilderness and Disney Springs.
The final chapter, Magical Memories, gives you space to preserve memories from this trip and plan the next trip.
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As well as all the attractions and shows, the book also gives kids views on shopping, best places to eat (from a kids perspective) and where to stay.
There are even a few blank pages for Disney character autographs (to save buying a separate autograph book), some fill-in-the-blanks puzzles to keep them amused when waiting in lines, crossword puzzle games and cartoons. If there is a complaint then it probably could do with more actual photographs and less cartoons.
Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide is relatively cheap and makes an ideal book for a child to read before visiting Walt Disney World as it gives them great fun planning their trip and marking off all the things they want to see and do. It also means they don’t have to keep borrowing your guide book (or drawing all over it!).
Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide is part of a set of seven Birnbaum books about the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney Cruise Line and the Disneyland Resort in California.
Note that most guide books are re-published annually so you can often pick up a bargain if you don’t mind last year’s edition of Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide.