16 Disney Books I Look Forward to in 2024, Including “Directing at Disney” and “Disneyland: Pop-Up Park Tour”

Hi everyone!

Here is my first look at 16 Disney Books I am looking forward to in 2024! It is still early in the year and many book covers have not been revealed yet. I am also sure that the 16 will be closer to 20 within a couple of months. I will be modifying this article as the year goes on, with more books; book covers as they are revealed; and links to reviews I post. There are a number of cookbooks I am interested in also, but I won’t be posting any yet.

This year, paper engineer and pop-up book creator Matthew Reinhart is in my list with three books. I am especially looking forward to Disneyland: Pop-Up Park Tour.

Release dates can change, and I will watch for that as well. These are mostly adult books, although I like to add a Little Golden Book or two. I will probably make a separate Little Golden Books Disney article at some point. 

All of these books are currently available for preorder! And I put the books in order of release date.

RunDisney: The Official Guide to Racing Around the Parks (March 5th, 2024)

The must-have guide runDisney: The Official Guide to Racing Around the Parks is written by Scott Douglas, who writes extensively for Runner’s World magazine, and includes a foreword by Olympian and bestselling author Jeff Galloway. Select expert sidebars by Galloway and Olympian Molly Huddle offer additional tips on training, gear, etiquette, and more.

The Art of Inside Out 2 (May 7th, 2024)

This stunning book showcases the art, behind-the-scenes details, and making of the Disney and Pixar animated feature film Inside Out 2.

In honor of Donald Duck’s 90th anniversary, join us in tracing his comics career from 1934 to the present! Carl Barks’ “Lost in the Andes” and Don Rosa’s “Return to Plain Awful” take the Ducks to the legendary land of square eggs―while Romano Scarpa’s “Legend of Donald Hood” pits Donald against Scrooge in a feature-length Sherwood Forest spoof!
This brand-new entry in the bestselling Art of Coloring series, featuring a lay-flat paperback format, invites you into Disney Parks’ iconic Haunted Mansion attraction with 128 pages of frightfully fun patterns and art of beloved characters and scenes.
Find out what makes Jack Skellington the one and only Pumpkin King of Halloween Town in this book about confidence and being true to yourself! With fun, lighthearted text and beautiful illustrations, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas fans of all ages will love this Little Golden Book based on the iconic film!
Join Sally on her journey from captive rag doll to a Halloween Town heroine as she learns how to follow her own dreams! With fun, lighthearted text and beautiful illustrations, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas fans of all ages will love this Little Golden Book based on the iconic film!

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Pop-Up Holiday Worlds (July 9th, 2024)

Explore the domain of the Pumpkin King in this stunning papercraft display by world-renowned pop-up book creator Matthew Reinhart. Then scream with delight as the scene magically transforms into the joyful holiday world of Sandy Claws.

Disneyland: Pop-Up Park Tour (September 3rd, 2024)

Bring the magic of the Disney Parks into your home with this fun and interactive pop-up map! With state-of-the-art paper engineering from award-winning paper engineer Matthew Reinhart and exclusive original artwork, Disneyland: Pop-Up Park Tour brings the beloved landscapes, attractions, and characters of the Disney Parks vividly to life. Intricate and unique, this deluxe pop-up map is an essential keepsake for Disney fans of all ages.

Directing at Disney: The Original Directors of Walt’s Animated Films ( September 17th, 2024)

No information has been given for this book yet, but Don Peri and Pete Docter are the authors with a foreword by George Lucas!

Dream Chasing: My Four Decades of Success and Failure with Walt Disney Imagineering by Bob Weis (September 24th, 2024)

"Dream Chasing" Walt Disney Imagineering Book by Bob Weis

As a former Imagineering president, Bob Weis was part of the second generation of Imagineers. His page-turner of a story follows the path of someone who never lost his passion for chasing big innovative dreams in spite of having to navigate over bumpy roads tied to a slew of issues and concerns—grounded in design, technology, politics, and culture (to name a few) just to bring an array of Disney experiences to reality.

Walt Disney Treasures: Personal Art and Artifacts from The Walt Disney Family Museum (October 1st, 2024)


Walt Disney Treasures: Personal Art and Artifacts from The Walt Disney Family Museum chronicles the legacy of the legendary American artist, storyteller, filmmaker, and entrepreneur through iconic objects that represent his remarkable life and career. For the first time, explore Walt’s most treasured objects—some never-before-seen by the public—from The Walt Disney Family Museum and the Disney family archives.

Groundbreaking Magic: A Black Woman’s Journey Through The Happiest Place on Earth (October 1st, 2024)


An empowering and moving story of a young woman from South Central Los Angeles (Watts and Compton) who took a chance, defied the odds, and became the first-ever Black American to achieve a half-century-long career with The Walt Disney Company.

Disney Comics: Around the World in One Hundred Years: Deluxe Edition (October 8th, 2024)

A worldwide Disney comics retrospective featuring a collection of classic adventure stories from Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Floyd Gottfredson, and more―all in a slipcased deluxe hardcover edition!

Disney’s Hercules: The Art of Gerald Scarfe (October 8th, 2024)


Take an unprecedented look at the making of Disney’s beloved 1997 classic Hercules, known for its one-of-a-kind character design with this exclusive volume that features hundreds of pieces directly from legendary cartoonist Gerald Scarfe’s archives, the mastermind behind the design of your favorite characters from the iconic film.

Disney: Cinderella Pop-Up Book (October 8th, 2024)

More than midnight is striking in this pop-up retelling of Cinderella, the beloved Disney classic film. Explore the intricately crafted celebrated scenes created by world renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart.

Bring the Magic Home: An Exploration of Design Inspired by Disney Parks (October 15th, 2024)

For Disney dreamers and doers alike, this inspirational book, is a practical how-to guide to infuse your personal spaces with wonder and whimsy!


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