Select Guidemap Languages Removed From Walt Disney World Theme Park Entrances

Shannen Ace

A teal merchandise display features multiple boxes of a product with a picture of an elderly woman on the cover. Two people stand nearby: a woman looking at the display and a man to the right.

Select Guidemap Languages Removed From Walt Disney World Theme Park Entrances

After we noticed EPCOT guidemaps were no longer available in some languages, the change has rolled out to the other three Walt Disney World theme parks.

Walt Disney World Guidemaps

A stair-step display holds stacks of green, blue, and yellow "Magic Kingdom" guidemaps in front of a stone wall and adjacent to a recycling bin.
A map stand in Magic Kingdom

Map stands are located at the entrances of all four theme parks. Maps are also available at select locations throughout the parks.

A display rack holds brochures for the Magic Kingdom, available in different languages including Portuguese, Spanish, and a version for guests with disabilities.
Magic Kingdom guidemaps arranged together in a display stand

Japanese, German, and French guidemaps are no longer available at the park entrances. Guests can still get English (light blue), Portuguese (green), and Spanish (yellow) maps, as well as maps for guests with disabilities (dark blue).

A wooden kiosk displays multiple copies of a guidebook. The background includes trees, a trash bin, and people walking.
A map stand in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Guests can still get Japanese, German, and French guidemaps at Guest Relations locations. Guest Relations told us the change was due to low demand for maps in these languages. Making them available only by request helps Disney track the amount needed.

A teal merchandise display features multiple boxes of a product with a picture of an elderly woman on the cover. Two people stand nearby: a woman looking at the display and a man to the right.
A map stand in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This change is only temporary. Once Disney has assessed demand, maps in Japanese, German, and French will be made available at park entrances again. We don’t know how long the maps will only be available at Guest Relations.

Do you use the guidemaps in other languages? How does this affect your upcoming Walt Disney World trips? Sound off in the comments or on social media.

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