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Birnbaum Travel Guide Books

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 2020 editions were all published in September 2019. The next releases will be in 2022:

  • Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World
  • Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World For Kids
  • Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids - last published 2010
  • Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Dining Guide - last published 2014
  • Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Pocket Parks Guide - last published 2015
  • Birnbaum’s Disney Cruise Line - last published 2014
  • Birnbaum’s Disneyland Resort

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 used to be five books on the Walt Disney World Resort itself but three of them have not be re-published for a number of years and are now out of date.

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.

Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids focused 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 but it has not been published since 2015.

Finally if you like your food and especially if you intended to purchase the Disney Dining Plan, then you could have considered Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Dining Guide but again it is now completely out of date.

Disney Cruise Line & Disneyland Resort

For anyone contemplating a Disney Cruise, then there was Birnbaum’s Disney Cruise Line but like several others, it is no longer published. 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 some of the other Walt Disney World guide books from different publishers.

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