Monday, October 8, 2018

5 Books To Read Before You Take A Trip To Disney World


I love Disney World - it's one of my favorite places to visit, even as an adult!  I thought it would be fun to put together a list of books inspired by the rides and atmosphere at Disney World (particularly the Magic Kingdom), so here are my five recommendations to read before you visit!

   
 
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller: The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is one of my favorites in the Magic Kingdom, and this book will definitely get you in the swashbucklin' mood, with its awesome cast of lady pirates!
 
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells: Tomorrowland was meant to be Walt's Disney vision of the future and a glimpse towards the advances society would make.  I chose this classic novel because it helped pioneer the concept of time traveling, and within its pages, H.G. Wells imagined what the future of our planet would look like.
 
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I could have done a whole post about retellings related to Disney princesses and their original fairy tales, but I chose Cinder because Cinderella Castle is arguably the most iconic part of the Magic Kingdom.  Plus, it was just a really awesome book!
 
 
 
The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel:  In this book, two sisters take a trip around the world, which perfectly pairs with the ride "It's a Small World"!  You know you love those singing dolls!
 
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo:  The main character in this book plays Cinderella at a Florida theme park that shares a lot of similarities with Disney World.  I love this book because it includes some fun behind-the-scenes stuff into the inner workings of a theme park.
 
What books remind you of Disney World?  What would you read to get excited about a trip there?
 

30 comments:

  1. Oh the Truth About Happily Ever After totally reminded me of Disney!!! That s a great rec!

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    1. Thanks! That was really the book that inspired this post!

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  2. Love this! I completely agree with Pirate King and Cinder. I will have to check out Happily Ever After - sounds fun! Great list! I was just at Disney in August and I already miss it.

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    1. Thanks! I haven't been there in a few years and I miss it!

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  3. Great list, now I am really looking forward to our trip!

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  4. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that reminds me of Disney. I’ll keep these in mind if I ever go there.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. These all look like great books (and I love Cinder!). Hopefully I get to go to Disney World sometime in the future :)

    Such a great idea for a post!

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  6. This is a week too late for me! Just kidding. Fun post. That is the only Cozzo book I have not read, but really want to, because I like her books. And yeah, lady pirates are awesome.

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  7. I think any fairytale retelling would be perfect to get in a Disney mood. I've only went to Disneyland in Paris when I was 4. I don't remember much but I do have a few precious memories of it and I'd love to return someday.

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    1. I would love to go to Disneyland Paris! We were just talking about that the other day. Two of my favorite things!

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  8. I would have to think on that. It has been a long time since I went to Disneyland, and I have yet to visit Disneyworld. I loved your suggestions. There are some terrific Fariy tale retellings out there.

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! I agree, there are so many great retellings.

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  9. I have only read The Time Machine but all of those look good <3

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  10. Such a fun post. I've only read Cinder from your list so I'll have to keep the others in mind to read before our trip next year.

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    1. So jealous, is everyone going to Disney except me?

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  11. What a fun idea for a post, especially for Disney World fans. I have a friend (nearly 40 and no kids) who goes every year. I'll be sending her a link to this post!

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    1. Thanks, Susie! I hope your friend enjoys it! I wish I could go to Disney every year.

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  12. I remember re-reading Treasure Island and Swiss Family Robinson before my first trip to Disneyland when I was a kid. But, modern stories... hmm. I remember a YA came out about five years ago about a group of teens who worked at Disneyworld one summer, but I can't remember the name.

    Great post!

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    1. Thanks, Sophia! Yeah, those are great classics that totally go with Disney!

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  13. Oh what a great idea for a post, I love it! I only read Cinder on this list, and I loved it. I think I have some amazing books to add to my TBR now, thank you very much :D

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  14. What a fun post! I love these choices. I really enjoyed Cinder and the rest of the series as well.

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    1. Thanks, Alicia! I just started rereading The Lunar Chronicles!

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  15. Great idea for a blog post. Will have to look into these recommendations. Fingers crossed I get to go to Disney one day.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I hope you get to go to Disney, too!

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