Want to keep the “Disney magic” going even when you’re not at the theme parks? There are plenty of ways to do that!
From board games to movies to documentaries on Disney+, there are plenty of ways to add a little extra Disney into your everyday life. One of the best ways that we bring the pixie dust home is by reading Disney books! Today, we’re compiling our top book picks for TRUE Disney fans, and we’re pretty sure you’ll find something to love on this list!
Through a series of maps, this book brings to life the Disney movies that we adore. In the 24 illustrated maps, you’ll find stories like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Toy Story and you’ll be able to get an idea of what they would actually look like!
The foreword of the book is written by Pete Docter, and fans young and old are sure to adore the beautifully illustrated pictures. Add this one to your coffee table for $18.49.
From Dole Whip to Mickey pretzels, this book has you covered with 100 recipes from the Disney parks! It’s written by Ashley Craft and is a The Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller.
This book will help you bring the magic home when you’re missing the parks, and you’ll be able to recreate your favorite snacks from Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Get the hardcover copy for $14.13.
What better way to learn about Disney than from the man who ran the company? This memoir by Bob Iger, the Walt Disney Company’s former CEO, is a New York Times #1 Bestseller. The book shares Iger’s secrets to leadership success, including optimism, courage, decisiveness, and fairness.
If you truly want a peek behind the curtain at what it’s like to be a Disney executive, then you can order this book for $25.20.
Looking to visit Walt Disney World during the holiday season? We’ve got you covered with our very own guidebook!
You can go ahead and pre-order the 2021 edition now for $14.95, and you’ll be prepared to spend the “most wonderful time of the year” at the “Most Magical Place on Earth.”
This book is a collection of interviews with Imagineers, artists, actors, magic-makers, and Mousketeers who worked for the Walt Disney World Company at some point or another. Some of the people interviewed in this particular volume include Julie Andrews, Marty Sklar, and Richard M. Sherman.
Each of the people interviewed in this volume personally knew Walt Disney, and this book allows readers the chance to hear their stories. Order the hardback copy for $19.95 or a paperback for $14.95.
If you’re a Disney fan, you likely have a special place in your heart for Disneyland, Walt’s original park. However, you may not know just how world-changing that theme park was, and this book explores that idea.
Richard Snow’s book tells the iconic story of Disneyland Park, from Walt’s initial vision to the final product and all the disasters in-between. Lovers of Disney history are sure to be captured by this tale, and you can order it for just $20.20.
If you enjoyed the Disney+ series One Day at Disney, then you need to check out the corresponding book! It follows the stories of 80 different Cast Members at the Walt Disney Company on a regular workday in 2019.
You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like to work for Disney, whether as an Imagineer, a TV host, a stage performer, an animator, and everything in-between. Pick up the hardcover book by Bruce Steele for $24.49.
This book, highlighting the Disney animated movies from 1921-1968, shares images and essays to take fans to the heart of the “Golden Age of Animation.”
Readers get a better look at the processes behind some of Disney’s most iconic films and animation projects, as well as a glimpse at some stunning artwork. Add this book to your shelf for $18.89.
Have you ever heard of Walt Disney’s “nine old men?” They were a core group of Disney animators responsible for films such as Bambi, Pinocchio, and Peter Pan.
This book tells the stories of those men and their contributions to Walt Disney Studios and animation in general. Pick it up online for $30.99.
Planning a Disney-themed party for a loved one? Then you NEED this book! This book is a thorough guide to creating spectacular events with Disney themes.
It’s written by party planning expert Amy Croushorn, and it shares her tips and ideas inspired by over 90 years of Disney magic. Order it right now for $29.99.
If you’ve been hooked on the hit Disney+ show, The Mandalorian, then this book would be an excellent addition to your coffee table! It’s the official behind-the-scenes companion to the series and features concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.
The book also includes interviews with important people from the show, including creators Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Fans of the popular series can deep-dive and learn even more about how it came to be for $40.
Disney lovers that appreciate the art that goes into everything in the parks will adore this collection of Disney park posters.
The 144 pages of the book feature posters from Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. For $39.95, you can order this book and enjoy Disney artwork whenever you’re missing your favorite park.
Disney’s themed lands are unlike any other amusement parks’! They have backstories and rich detail to fit into a larger picture, and that’s certainly the case with one of Disney’s newest lands, Galaxy’s Edge.
If you appreciate the thought and detail that went into creating Disney’s Star Wars-themed land, then you’ll likely love this book. It features original stories, fairytales, myths, and fables that give the made-up land a real depth! Order it today for $44.99.
This hardcover book for $46.88 explores the world of the women who were responsible for adding color and vibrancy to the animation projects at Walt Disney Studios. You’ll learn the story of how women worked their way through the ranks of animation at the company, changing history as they went along.
These women were responsible for doing the painstaking work that really brought Disney stories to life, and you’ll meet them and follow their successes in this book.
Our last book on the list is for the craft masters out there! (Or those who really want to be creative, but don’t know where to start!) This book is filled with more than 100 Disney-themed activities, crafts, and games to keep your family occupied and feeling the magic.
It’s only $11.99 and will provide you with hours of Disney projects based on your favorite movies and characters!
Now that we’ve shared some of our favorite Disney books, it’s time to get shopping! Who wouldn’t want to have their coffee table, bookshelf, or living room sprinkled with a little extra pixie dust and magic?!
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