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Best Gifts for Anyone Going To Walt Disney World

Updated on August 18, 2014

Welcome to my Disney World Gift Guide!

Do you know someone headed to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida? How about giving them a gift to or putting together a gift basket of stuff that will help them get the most from their Florida vacation? We have unique gift ideas for total Disney fans as well as the first time visitor to Disney World. We even have stuff for kids.

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All photos are my own. (c)Stephen Johnson.

A Really Great Walt Disney World Guide Book!

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2014
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2014

Everything you need to know befor you go to Walt Disney World! Every Disney hotel, restaurant, and theme park ride or attraction is described and rated. The Unofficial guide even has touring plans to help you avoid long lines! This is a great investment for getting the most from your Disneyworld vacation but - even better - you can get this book for free when you book your Disney vacation through Build A Better Mouse Trip Travel.

 

How did they do it!? A Look Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World

Here are some great gifts for true fans of Walt Disney World and for any WDW visitor who also loves documentaries and the types of shows they feature on the Discovery Channel.

Modern Marvels - Walt Disney World (History Channel)
Modern Marvels - Walt Disney World (History Channel)

Get the history of this great resort - from the steps taken to buy the land to the technology employed in creating the theme parks. Interesting DVD for the Disney buff.

 
The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot at Walt Disney World--Updated! (An Imagineering Field Guide)
The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot at Walt Disney World--Updated! (An Imagineering Field Guide)

Epcot is an amazing theme park with great detail. One of my favorite parts of this book is when they talk about the artificial tide lines on the red posts in the World Showcase Lagoon. I'd never noticed them but now I look for them every time.

 
The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios
The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Another backstage look at a great Disney theme park.

 
The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World
The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World

All of the Disney theme parks are great but, if you're into details, it is hard to beat the Animal Kingdom. My family loves this park! This book will give you such an appreciation for everything the Imagineers did to create this incredible Disney theme park.

 

A very cute kid at Disney World!

A very cute kid at Disney World!
A very cute kid at Disney World!

Quote by Walt Disney

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Great Gifts for Kids Going To Walt Disney World

Are you taking the kids to Disney World? Build Excitement with these great gifts.

Sing Along Songs - Disneyland Fun
Sing Along Songs - Disneyland Fun

Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom are very similar. We highly recommend this cute sing-along video for little people going to Disney World for the first time. It'll help them know what to expect before they go and it'll help them relive the memories after you return.

 
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Fun & suspenseful fiction book series for older kids about the theme parks coming to life once the crowds are gone. Some aspects of the book may be a bit creepy for younger readers.

 
Birnbaum's Walt Disney World For Kids 2011
Birnbaum's Walt Disney World For Kids 2011

This Walt Disney World guide book is written specifically for kids.

 
Walt Disney World Adventure: A Field Guide and Activity Book for Explorers
Walt Disney World Adventure: A Field Guide and Activity Book for Explorers

I haven't had a chance to look at this book up close but it looks like a lot of fun.

 

Poll - Chime in on the Disney theme park song that you love to hate!

Poll - Disney ride or attraction song must likely to get stuck in your head?

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The Classics Never Go Out of Style

The Classics Never Go Out of Style
The Classics Never Go Out of Style
The Walt Disney World Trivia Book: Secrets, History & Fun Facts Behind the Magic (Volume 1)
The Walt Disney World Trivia Book: Secrets, History & Fun Facts Behind the Magic (Volume 1)

These Disney trivia books are chocked full of great insider information!

 
PassPorter's Treasure Hunts at Walt Disney World
PassPorter's Treasure Hunts at Walt Disney World

Adding an extra dimension of fun to a Walt Disney World visit, the more than 100 treasure hunts in this book lead visitors to the many hidden gems in the theme parks, water parks, and resort hotels. The hunts are suitable for all ages and treasure-seeking abilities, from children and first-time visitors to eagle-eyed park veterans. Clues are presented in the form of questions and are ranked by difficulty level, with a challenge for everyone. Answers are provided in "locked treasure chests" in the back of the book. Readers must open the sealed "treasure chest" pages to reveal the answers, thus inhibiting peeking or accidental reading.

 
Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World®'s Best Kept Secrets
Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World®'s Best Kept Secrets

The Disney Imagineers hid Mickey Mouse profiles all over the Disney parks. This great book will help you find them.

 

Are you headed to the Disney theme parks? Do you have a favorite theme park memory? We'd love to hear about it.

Tell us about your interest in Walt Disney World. - Happy holidays!

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      Steve and Annette 4 years ago

      @montanatravel52: I hope you'll be able to go with your family - thank you for checking out our lens.

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      Oh, I always wanted to go to Disney World as a kid - me and my bro never stopped bugging our parents about it, but alas, we never were able to do so financially. Now that I have my own fam w/small kids, I am trying to plan my dream trip as a kid, but there's so much now!! Really fun lens... thanks for the info!

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      Steve and Annette 4 years ago

      @opatoday: I would love to hear more about your painting synthetic rock - that sounds interesting. Because I get into the parks regularly, I've come to enjoy all of the details that go into the park every bit as much as the attractions. Thank you for stopping by my lens.

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      I work painting synthetic rock at Disney, I really like this lens

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      mousemisers 4 years ago

      Fun quiz, but you need to update the answers/questions. All moderate resorts now have queen beds, not just Coronado Springs, which was the first. Also, Art of Animation has now opened, which is not included on the "newest value resort" question. Thanks!

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      I like them all.

      Each visit is memorable.

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      KandH 5 years ago

      I love WDW, thanks for sharing your amazing photos!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Fun poll!

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      mary lighthouse15 5 years ago

      We're going to Dismey in spring. This lens that makes me more exited!