It’s fair to say that most of us are familiar with the classic Disney books, but there are so many other lesser-known books that people should read.
So if you have already planned your holiday to Florida and are buying Disney World Tickets for your holiday, then check out our complete guide to the Disney books you should read before visiting the attraction.
Brit Guide to Orlando
The Brit Guide to Orlando is the UK's best-selling travel guide after first being published in December 1995.
The book is currently in its 20th edition and has sold a staggering 350,000 copies to date, whilst the new 2016 edition is set to be published at the end of October.
Authors Simon & Susan Veness now live in Orlando (about 5 minutes from Walt Disney World!) and are also the Florida experts for the Daily Telegraph, as well as ATD's weekly Orlando blog.
They moderate the ATD discussion forums and contribute to a wide range of media, both traditional and online.
The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World
Susan is also the author of the Hidden Magic book series on Walt Disney World, which has sold more than 100,000 copies. The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World is one of the most recommended books for people to read before visiting Disney World. The new 2nd edition of the Hidden Magic of WDW was published earlier this year.
The book details the often-overlooked details and story-enhancing touches that make Disney shows and attractions the best in the world.
The Hidden Magic shows readers how to look and listen for themselves and gain an appreciation for all the subtleties that truly bring the park to life.
Book of Mouse
Another must-read book for Disney lovers the world over is the Book of Mouse. The book, which is available from Theme Park Press, takes readers through the 85 years of the ever-youthful Mickey Mouse.
Disney historian Jim Korkis writes about the animated character’s life from sketch pad to the numerous Disney films he has featured in.
If you love Mickey Mouse, you will love this book. It literally chronicles every part of Mickey Mouse’s life and brings together information from old documentaries, articles and books for the first time. It really is a one-stop shop for this special mouse!
The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit 2016
If you are heading to Disney World as part of your Orlando park tickets offering, then The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit 2016 is the perfect book to read to help you plan your trip.
In the book, Disney gurus Josh Humphrey and Dave Shute share their best advice to first-time visitors and others who have visited but want to make their next trip to the park a very special one.
Advice on the best week to go, the best hotel to stay at, the best food to eat, how to avoid the queues and money-saving tips are just some of the topics that are covered in this popular guide.
Disney World has been around for over 60 years and it should come as no surprise that the happiest place on earth has a lot of secrets.
This is where expert Gavin Doyle sweeps aside the pixie dust and shares some stories that you will probably never have heard of.
The Disneyland Secrets book as described on the Theme Park Press website illuminates forgotten moments in Disney history and shares a number of secrets.
The book is a great read for Disney lovers and after reading this fascinating book you will have to pick your jaw back up from the floor!
50 Years in the Mouse House
The 50 Years in the Mouse House book should be at the top of your to-read list. Eric Larson, one of Walt Disney’s famous “nine old men”, worked in the Disney studio from 1933-1986 and during this time he kept a diary that gave a great insight into the famous company.
From pranks to politics, this witty book shares all types of information as well as the notes and sketches from his original notebook and information on his Disney Studio lectures.
Disney’s “Art Of” Collection
Available in most Disney shops is the “Art Of” series of books that show readers exactly what goes into developing Disney characters and the scenery for films.
The books include original sketches, quotes and information from the designers themselves.
Some of the best books in the series include Toy Story 3, Frozen and Brave.
How to Be Like Walt
This book by Pat Williams looks at the man behind the magic, Walt Disney. The book is a great read and looks at the man himself and what he created.
Image credits: Sebastien Wiertz (flickr.com), Simon & Susan Veness, Theme Park Press.