Best Audiobooks For Your Disney Vacation

With Spring Break season in full swing and Summer right around the corner, Disney vacations are getting more and more frequent.  That means road trips and long plane rides are soon to come – with endless hours of boredom, bathroom breaks, whining and more.

 

Audiobooks For Your Disney Vacation

When I was a kid there weren’t iAnythings and no one under 25 had any type of electronics.  On airplanes, I had coloring books and maybe some cards.  But today it’s different.  Kid’s have more electronic devices than adults and with things like aux splitters, the whole family can be in on the same movie, or audiobook.

Audiobooks For Your Disney Vacation

Using audiobooks to entertain the whole family on your next trip is easy, entertaining, and inexpensive. But which are the best audiobooks for your Disney vacation?

How do you get them?

My Audible subscription is one of my best-ever investments, and now I listen to books on my commute, on car trips, even when I’m working on my website.  But we will talk more about that later.

Explain

You might not be familiar with audiobooks but they really are great.  Basically, they’re recordings of someone reading a book.  Sometimes the author themselves will be the narrator, like Amy Schumer and her audiobook, but there are also famous narrators out there.  They are known for always doing a great job and captivating you from the beginning.

Audiobooks are one of the fastest growing segments of publishing, mainly because it’s so convenient and there really isn’t a reason to not like them.

Is listening to audiobooks really the same as reading?

Do audiobooks present the same benefits as reading physical books? Intellectual and emotional enrichment, entertainment and fulfillment…

Can you learn as much from an audiobook as from a physical book?  Studies show that yes you can as long as you lend it the appropriate attention.

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What makes audiobooks so great is how versatile they are.  I enjoy listening to an audiobook on a plane ride and falling asleep to the story.  I can easily rewind and find my place later.  When I’m commuting to work I can listen to a book and give it all of my attention for the entire time that I am listening.

Perfect for those times that you have the brain space to read but maybe don’t have the hands.

Why audiobooks are better for your budget…

The easiest and most popular way to get audiobooks is with a monthly audiobook subscription, more information is below, but usually for a little less than $15/month you can get one download a month.  Once you download the book, it’s yours forever.

Using aux splitters, multiple people can listen off of the same device to the same audiobook.  All you need is one book for more mature listeners and one for children.


Audiobooks take hours to finish so you only need to use one credit to cover your flight.

What do audiobooks have to do with a Disney vacation?

With the new Beauty and the Beast movie coming out last week, I had to make sure I saw the original so I could have a fresh memory.  I watched it about a month before seeing the new one.

I do the same thing before every Disney vacation.  The Peter Pan ride in Magic Kingdom is much more fun when the movie is fresh in your mind.

Listening to classic Disney stories through audiobooks is the perfect way to get excited and prepare for your trip.

Audiobooks For Your Disney Vacation

Disney Storybook Collection

Four hours worth of short Disney stories.  There are 20 in total, anywhere from The Lion King to Snow White. It currently has a 4 out of 5 star rating with almost 100 reviews.


Frozen

We all know that Frozen took the world by surprises and has been one of the most popular Disney movies since some of the classics. With the new ride at Epcot, bring in your Disney vacation with this 2hr audio book.

Moana

Another Disney movie with strong female lead.  Go Disney!  Loved how adventurous this movie was, it really had me from the beginning.  Not sure if I could fall asleep while listening to this but not everyone’s goal is to sleep on a plane.

A Princess Collection

Short stories based off Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Rapunzel.  This book has a high 4.6 star rating out of 5 and is over 4 hours long.

Best Budget Friendly Way to get Audiobooks

Audibleis a seller of audiobooks and also an Amazon company.  I got into this membership almost accidentally.  I was using this website to sign up for trials, do surveys, and watch videos to earn side cash.  They had a special that potentially gave me audible for free for 3 months.  That site is Swagbucks if you want to try it out, it’s free.  The Audible deal below is much better.↓

Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from.  With the membership, you will get one choice a month.  You can purchase more at a discounted price.  I find that a month is usually a good amount of time to get me through a full novel.

I love the suggestions portion of the membership.  I find myself slightly sad after finishing a book and the suggestions make it easy to find something worth listening to.  There’s also the times I forget to download an Audible after a trip so I have to find something I want to listen to quickly.

There are no strings attached with the membership, meaning you can do it for however long you’d like and cancel right after.  That fact alone makes me feel a whole lot better when deciding whether to be a part of this or not.

We often struggle with the balance of entertainment for our kids but still making sure they are being enriched.  When is it too much tv?  With Audible you can get them started on a hobby that can only benefit them and provide the entertainment needed for the journey to your next family adventure.

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39 thoughts on “Best Audiobooks For Your Disney Vacation

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    I love the idea of listening to audio books. We go to Disney all the time, but there is always something new to learn!

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    We do so many road trips and I never think about audio books. This is a great idea for sure! Thanks for the reminder.

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    I think I audiobooks are the worlds best invention when it comes to people who either can’t read or are not able to read due to a disability. They have been a lifesaver for my son who struggles with reading .

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    I looooove audiobooks and the vibe of someone else reading it to me! Its so relaxing and its perfect for a car ride when you have lots of time! Great suggestions here for a Disney trip!

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    I love love love audiobooks. Podcasts are a great, educational alternative. Perfect way to spend a roadtrip to be productive while you sit and stare at the road!

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    I love audible! It has become something my husband and I really enjoy on road trips. I had absolutely no idea that they had Disney books. We are taking a trip this weekend and I am so going to download some.

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    I love audio books. Great for walking the dog, or commuting. I am a big podcast listener too. Always better to be learning something!

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    I’ve never used audiobooks and have older children but it seems like a great service. My son loves reading books so we will look into audiobooks for his many interests that he could use in the car on trips.

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    I have used audible before and it is pretty good! Audio books are a great way of keeping everyone entertained on trips, especially if they are road trips x

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    I have never thought of audio books for a trip but thats a great idea! When taking roadtrips to Disney my poor husband has to hear me singing Be Our Guest and Part of Your World a million times. I am sure audio books would be much more pleasant for him! 😉

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    I have never tried audio books but i have changed my mind after reading this blog post and will soon be listening to my first audio book

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    I love associating audiobooks and specific music with different trips – we always choose an album or two and an audiobook for when we’re going on holiday (and we’re not even kids haha!) x

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    I love these ideas and definitley a great way to keep the kids entertained in the car! Audiobooks are a great idea for the little ones to enjoy too

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    This is a great idea for making the trip to Disney easier, especially with children. We will be going in December, so I may add some audiobooks to my boys’ iPad for the trip down and back!

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      Yes, and I know sharing is sometimes tough buy I love the idea of one book for multiple kids. That way they can be excited together and talk about it.

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    We love audiobooks and since we would be most likely driving to Disney, this is so perfect! Saving this for sure!

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    how awesome! I know my daughter would love these. They really are perfect for a road trip to DIsney.

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    Audio books do seem to be much cheaper than even paperback books. I really like the list you have here, thanks!

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    I haven’t tried audiobooks on a roadtrip with my son. He usually likes to do some book activity. I will try this out next time.

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    I had no idea there were Disney audiobooks! These are great for road trips, and I want to hear Moana!

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    I need to get these for our upcoming road trip! I had no idea these existed!

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    My brother is all about audio books. He commutes an hour to work each way every day. As a crazy busy lawyer, listening to audio books on the ride is really the only way he gets to sneak in time for pleasure “reading.” These are fun ideas for a Disney road trip!

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      My commute used to be long and audiobooks were the only thing that kept me calm, sane, and entertained haha

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    Thanks for sharing this! I was actually thinking about listening to an audio book during a long business trip.

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    I love audio books for while I’m in the car. Personally, there is something about holding a physical book that I just can’t get over. If I have the option, a physical book is my preference.

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      I would have to agree. But for planes and when you’re driving they really are great.

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    These are so great! And they would be a nice change from all that iPad screen time. Haha!

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    I used to have my boys listen to Audio books in the car just driving around town. The short Frog and Toad stories were perfect for that. You are reminding me to do it for my daughter.

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    We aren’t big into audio books but I bet my kids would love these. They love anythign Disney so that’s expected.

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      I love that multiple people can listen to the same audiobook with the aux splitters.

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    What a great idea. I love that you can share these stories with your kids and get into that Disney spirit.

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    Audio books are so awesome. I love the idea of these when you are on a Disney trip.

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    I can totally relate when you mention that you watched the original version of Beauty and the Beast a month before seeing the movie version so that it’s still fresh on your mind.

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    Ahhhhh man my sis n law would love to know about this as she is such a Disney freak! I should let her know about these but she may already know 😉

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