Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Black Loop. Today we are sharing the Disney books you should have in your collection.
Maybe you’re one of those people who just likes to learn about things wherever they go. Or maybe you have kids and you want to keep their brains active even when they’re not in school. Either way, if anything about educational experiences at Walt Disney World sounds interesting to you, then you may want to check out my book – An Educational Guide to Walt Disney World.
The Educational Guide is set up very much like a guidebook, but almost every attraction has an educational tie-in. Some were obvious – Space Mountain has information about astronauts and outer space, and the safari has jungle animals. Some were more difficult, but almost every ride has something of educational value to it. For each ride I shared some interesting facts about the topic, recommended books or websites (plus a library call number so you can find information in your library!), discussion questions to get you talking, and project ideas for hands-on activities.
While it’s a great book to use either before or after a trip to Disney World, I think there are some fun ways you can actually use this guidebook while on your vacation! You can buy a paperback copy which is light enough to carry around the parks, or you can download the e-book right to your device. Here are some of my top tips for using An Educational Guide to Walt Disney World while on vacation:
- Use the plane or car ride to figure out which attractions you want to learn more about
- Read some of the interesting facts while waiting in line for rides and attractions
- Use some of the facts to see if you can stump a family member who thinks they know about the topic!
- Try to find references to some of the facts about the topic mentioned on the attraction – for example, the section about Kilimanjaro Safaris discusses lions, so see if you can find the lions while you ride the safari!
- Use the “bigger projects” in the back of the book that you could do in the theme parks (for example, like finding a CM in every country in Epcot’s World Showcase and learning how to say “hello” in their language)
- Talk about some of the discussion questions over dinner
While An Educational Guide to Walt Disney World is aimed at children, a lot of the information may be interesting and useful to adults as well. There is plenty to learn about throughout Disney World, and I love being able to tie in learning with fun!
If the book proves to be successful I am considering other ways to make it even more interactive and useful – stuff like games, worksheets, trivia quizzes, etc. Let me know if this is something you might be interested in!
Do you like learning about stuff when you travel? What at Disney World would you most be interested in learning more about?
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Blogorail Black | Ultimate Guide to Disney Books
- 1st Stop – Distalgic | A Peek behind the Curtain of a Disney History Book: A Historical Tour of Walt Disney World
- 2nd Stop – Disney in Your Day | Using An Educational Guide to Walt Disney World on Vacation
- 3rd Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Walt Disney’s Railroad Story: The Small-Scale Fascination That Led to a Full-Scale Kingdom
- 4th Stop – Monorails and Magic | 10 Must Read Books for Fans of Walt Disney
- 5th Stop – Saving Up for Disney | 7 Books for Kids to Read Before a Disney Vacation