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Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2010: Expert Advice from the Inside Source





2009 Edition Also Available
Expert advice from the inside source!

Birnbaum's Walt Disney World, the most respected and well-known name in travel guides, takes readers to the world's most popular tourist attraction. Since ours is the only guidebook that's official, this book includes the most accurate information on prices, changes, and new attractions for 2010. Highlights include the scoop on "Magical Beginnings," Walt Disney World's specially tailored, money-saving vacation plan for families with pre-schoolers, and updates on Pleasure Island's new venues, eateries, and shopping opportunities.

This new edition includes detailed accounts of all that's new in the World, including shows, attractions, restaurants, and lounges; updates on ticket structures and advice on how to pick what's right for you; current coverage of the latest eateries on the WDW scene, such as Sanaa (at Animal Kingdom Lodge), The Wave (at the Contemporary), and T-Rex: A Pre-historic Family Adventure; and expanded descriptions of WDW's famous "character meals"--restaurants that let guests mingle with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and the rest of the gang while enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We'll also feature fresh hot tips and new strategies for stretching your Disney vacation dollar!

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Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for Kids, by Kids 2010:

The Official Guide





2009 Edition Also Available
Children are perhaps Walt Disney World's biggest fans. On playgrounds and in classrooms, there's always excited talk about who went to Walt Disney World and what they did each day—or minute. It has become almost a rite of passage to visit America's most popular travel destination, and kids can be wonderful sources of information.

Every area and attraction of Walt Disney World is covered, with kids' honest reactions and impressions included. There is a whole chapter devoted to each of the theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Another chapter describes the rest of Walt Disney World, including Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Fort Wilderness, Downtown Disney, and dining spots with kid appeal.

The book is updated annually, and the 2009 edition features lots of new tips and attraction reviews from young "Disney Experts" around the world. We'll tell kids how to catch "Wildcat fever" at the rollicking new show, "High School Musical 2—School's Out!" And we'll give young readers the inside scoop on the newest WDW attractions, including the thrilling Toy Story Mania!

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Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Without Kids 2009:

The Official Guide




2008 Edition Also Available
In Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Without Kids, the most respected and well-known name in travel guides takes adult readers through the world's most popular tourist attraction. Because our guide is the only guide that's official, this book includes the most accurate information on prices and attractions. None of the other guides have access to the information that our authors do. This book focuses on the resorts, attractions, restaurants, and special places that adults will most enjoy and probably never realized existed.

This year's edition is packed with information on new attractions and tips and insights especially tailored for the young at heart, plus expanded coverage of Walt Disney World's quartet of spas, the lowdown on Downtown Disney Pleasure Island's ongoing transformation, and News for Night Owls: a listing of spots for those who, unlike Cinderella, can stay out past midnight. Other features includethe scoop on the 20th anniversary happenings at Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios), details on the World's newestrestaurants, and new insider tips on how to save time and money at Walt Disney World.

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Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Dining Guide 2010





2009 Edition Also Available
Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Dining Guide is a complete diner's guide to what's where in the World. What do they serve? How good is it? How much will it cost? It's all here. Our personally rated taste-tested temptations include: who serves the best PB&J, where to sup with Snow White, and why turkey legs are the most popular snack food in the World.

Our updated 2010 edition includes updates on the ever-popular Disney Dining Plan; detailed descriptions of WDW's newest eateries, including Sanna (at the Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas) and T-Rex: A Prehistoric Family Adventure (at Downtown Disney Marketplace); even more of Walt Disney World's most popular-and most requested-recipes; and meticulously researched and updated indexes to help guests select the dining destinations that best suit their needs (and their budgets). Fascinating food facts and secrets to the best spots for eating and enjoying the parades are included in this perfectly-sized gustatorial guide.

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Birnbaum's Disney Cruise Line 2010 :

The Official Guide





2009 Edition Also Available
Birnbaum's Disney guides take to the high seas with this comprehensive look at the Disney Cruise Line and all the events, activities, and ports of call to sample aboard the Wonder and the Magic. In "Before You Sail," receive advice on what to do and pack prior to your journey. Then get a deck-by-deck, cabin-by-cabin introduction to your vacation "home," as well as personal dining tips, from midday snacks to gourmet dinners. Find out the characters' favorite hangouts, and, for adults only-find out some of our little-known hideaways.

The guide also includes a chapter on Ports of Call to help you decide which tours and shore excursions to take, plus a fun-filled guide to activities for kids of all ages-tots and teens and in-betweens. Additionally, we'll show you where to massage your cares away, the best places to be after dark, how to celebrate in style whether you're just married or renewing your vows, marking a special birthday or anniversary, or just rejoicing, and the secrets to planning a successful family reunion.

This year's edition includes stem-to-stern coverage of the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, including new dining selections, deck parties, and stage shows. The Disney Magic is sailing to new destinations around the globe and we'll tell you where! There are two new ships on the horizon for Disney Cruise Line. Learn about them with our exclusive sneak preview. You'll also find candid descriptions of the myriad of shore excursions, meant to help readers select those they will enjoy the most.

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The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2010

By Bob Sehlinger





2009 Edition Also Available
The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan.

This annually updated blockbuster is everyone's favorite insider guide to the ins and outs of Orlando, one of the most-visited destinations in the U.S. Our team of anonymous inspectors has checked out every inch of the Disney parks, and they've been completely honest and objective in their evaluations of every ride, show, hotel, and restaurant. With the Unofficial Guide in hand, readers know they're maximizing their time, enjoying all the fun, and getting their money's worth.

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World also includes:
  • Every attraction rated and ranked for each age group, based on interviews and surveys of more than 18,000 families
  • When to go and how to avoid the crowds: The best times of year and the best days of the week
  • Field-tested touring itineraries for each park, including Sea World and Universal's Islands of Adventure -- for families, couples, honeymooners, and singles
  • All the area hotels rated and ranked for value and quality of rooms, plus reviews of all the Disney restaurants
  • How to find and meet the Disney characters


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The bottom line with Walt Disney World is that it's very, very big--so big that you won't be able to see everything in a single visit. With 43 square miles of entertainment to explore (an area twice the size of Manhattan), that means you need to choose, in advance, what you want to do. That's where the Unofficial Guide comes in. It describes the many Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Magic Kingdom options, with candid reviews that don't just parrot Disney promotions, and it helps you construct a plan so that the overwhelming extravaganza of Disney World doesn't turn you into a Disney caricature of fear, knees-a-knockin' and sweat-a-streamin'. (Think Elmer Fudd with a shotgun in his face.)

The Unofficial Guide researchers are not, however, just a bunch of control freaks. They discuss existentialism. They claim to be all for spontaneity, in jazz, for example, or cooking. "When it comes to Walt Disney World, however, we all agree that you either need a good plan or a frontal lobotomy." They further agree that the purpose of the plan is not to tick off the activities on your list and make it to the end of the day. It's to enable you to enjoy, to actually experience, the many moments that make up a day at Walt Disney World. What a concept!

The Guide includes essential advice on navigating lines, dealing with line-hoppers, and attempting to eat without going broke. It provides excellent maps as well as lodging recommendations and budget options. Because your Walt Disney World preferences will likely be different depending on whether you're a family, a couple, a group of singles, or a pair of honeymooners, there are tailored suggestions for a variety of visitors, including tips for seniors, disabled guests, and expectant mothers. The Unofficial Guide is a fun and lively read, but it's also exceptionally useful. Unlike, say, a Magic Kingdom all-you-can-eat experience, it's a small investment for a very beneficial return.

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The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World With Kids 2009

By Bob Sehlinger





2007 Edition Also Available
The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan.

Ask any kid and they'll tell you: Walt Disney World is tops on their list of vacation spots. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids will help parents fulfill their kids' fantasies, offering all our best advice and top picks for the younger set in one compact, easy-to-use package. We'll give you the lowdown on family-friendly hotels and restaurants and send you straight to the best rides and shows for each age group. It's never been easier to introduce your kids to all the magic!

The Top 5 Ways The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip:
  1. Comments and tips on Walt Disney World® from surveys of more than 11,000 families
  2. How to prepare mentally, physically, and logistically for your Walt Disney World family vacation
  3. When to go, where to stay, and how to beat the crowds
  4. Information on which attractions frighten kids and why
  5. How to keep your family happy on vacation and how to return home rested and relaxed


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The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups 2007

By Eve Zibart
The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan.

Not everyone visiting Mickey has children in tow! Disney also markets directly to an adult audience--in fact, Disney World is the nation's #1 honeymoon destination. This handy new pocket-sized guide pulls together all the attractions, shows, and resorts that have the most appeal to the over-21 crowd, and also includes info on golf and tennis, nightlife, and sophisticated dining choices.

The Top 5 Ways The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip:
  1. Practical tips on how to plan knockout weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries in Disney World
  2. Complete information on when to go, and how to beat the crowds
  3. Insider advice on Disney's exciting nightlife: Where to pop the question, dance all night, and find the best microbrews.
  4. The lowdown on the best shops and souvenirs to take home, so you can spend more time having fun
  5. The straight story on Disney's golf and tennis facilities--where to climb a rock wall and ride a water slide at 60 mph, too.


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Mini Mickey : The Pocket-Sized Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2009

By Bob Sehlinger





2007 Edition Also Available
The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan.

The optimum stay at Walt Disney World is seven days, but many visitors don't have that long. Some are on business, with only a day or two available for Disney's enticements. Others are en route elsewhere or want to sample additional attractions in Orlando and central Florida. For these folks, the Unofficial Guides' Mini Mickey is ideal--a concise, pocket-size version of the best-selling Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, complete with coverage of all the latest developments.

The Top 5 Ways Mini Mickey Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip:
  1. Insider advice on when to go: the best times of the year and the best days of the week
  2. A complete ranking of accommodations both inside and outside "the World"
  3. Concise overviews of all the parks (including Universal's Islands of Adventure) and no-nonsense evaluations of the most popular attractions
  4. Practical tips on making the most of your time, including easy-to-follow one- and two-day touring plans of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, the Universal Parks, and the Animal Kingdom
  5. The straight story on how to avoid long lines for rides, shows, and meals


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Beyond Disney: The Unofficial Guide to Universal, SeaWorld, and the Best of Central Florida

By Bob Sehlinger and Chris Mohney
The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan.

Beyond Disney is the guide for folks who've been there, done that when it comes to Walt Disney World and are ready to explore the host of other attractions in the Orlando area, from Sea World to nationally ranked golf courses to Universal Studios.

The Top 5 Tips that Beyond Disney Reveals to Help You Have the Perfect Trip:
  1. When to go and how to beat the crowds.
  2. What's worthwhile and what's not at Central Florida's major attractions.
  3. Where to go for the best roller coaster action.
  4. Complete coverage of Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure park and all the other new attractions.
  5. The inside scoop on the Orlando area's dinner theaters.

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Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers

By Lisa M. Battista
Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers goes well beyond the typical Disney travel guide. This focused guidebook delves into the Disney experience as seen through the eyes of your preschooler. It unlocks the magic of Walt Disney World for parents of small children by revealing the keys to a successful Walt Disney World trip with little ones. If you have young children, this guide is an essential tool for making your next Walt Disney World vacation a magical and memorable experience for the whole family. Inside you'll find the following - plus more!
  • Planning your Disney Vacation with Kids
  • Character Dining
  • Recreation for Children
  • Parades and Character Greetings
  • Hidden Attractions
  • Attractions to Avoid
  • Attraction Height Restrictions
  • Baby Care Centers
  • Pools and Playgrounds
  • Disney's Magical Express
  • Disney's FASTPASS

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  • Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets

    By Steven M. Barrett
    There’s a special new way to enjoy Walt Disney World and this book is your guide. Find nearly 400 "Hidden Mickeys"--images of Mickey Mouse cleverly hidden in WDW's theme parks, restaurants, hotels, and other areas by Disney's designers.

    Hunting for Hidden Mickeys has escalated into a bona fide vacation mission for many WDW fans. This first guidebook on the subject adds to the fun by turning the search into organized scavenger hunts, complete with clues, hints, points to be scored, and places to tally them. There’s a hunt for each of the major theme parks, plus one for the public areas of the resort hotels and one for all the rest of WDW.

    An Index to Mickey's Hiding Places lets visitors who prefer a less competitive approach look for the Main Mouse wherever they find themselves in Mickey’s magical realm. And those who need more help spotting him will find full descriptions of each Hidden Mickey in a separate section of the book.

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    The Hassle-Free Walt Disney World Vacation 2010

    By Steven M. Barrett





    2009 Edition Also Available
    Have fun at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks anytime of the year, even the most crowded days — when you know how to plan each day to see as much as possible without getting frazzled, frustrated or stuck in long lines. Who better to guide you than someone who loves WDW — a real person who lives nearby, visits every chance he gets, and wants to share his expertise so that you can have as much fun as he does.

    Author Steven M. Barrett has field-tested every single tip and tactic in this book, not just once or twice but as often as every week over many years. The result —Touring plans that actually work!

    You will find:
    • Flexible, detailed touring plans customized to the specific interests of adults and teens, families with younger children, and seniors — all refined and updated for 2003. Plus alternatives for dealing with the unexpected.
    • Insider tips … least crowded bathrooms … best resting places … attractions with minimal waits … shady spots for viewing parades … what to bring … where to eat … how to have maximum fun with minimal stress.

      PLUS

    • Tips for taking great photos
    • Offbeat, fun activities for repeat visitors to enjoy
    • At-a-glance ratings of more than 70 WDW sit-down restaurants — plus tips for getting seated with minimal waits.
    If you follow Steve's recommendations and touring plans, you will be as prepared as possible for a successful voyage to WDW. Enjoy!

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    PassPorter Walt Disney World 2010: The Unique Travel Guide, Planner, Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake!

    By Jennifer Watson, Dave Marx, and Allison Cerel Marx





    2009 Edition Also Available
    How many pouches, pockets, bags, and purses do you want to carry at Walt Disney World? And how well will you remember, amid the clamor and frenzy, which sack holds your entry tickets and which your meal coupons, where you put that map and what you did with the hotel reservations? Among the jumble of guidebooks and cameras, souvenirs and sunglasses, important slips of paper elude panicky fingers. But it needn't be so.

    The PassPorter is a brilliant travel aid. It boasts 14 sturdy manila pockets, each clearly labeled, so you know which holds important travel papers (like tickets, itineraries, and maps); which houses papers pertaining to your lodgings; and where to store all the notes, plans, tickets, pamphlets, coupons, and numerous etceteras for each day of Walt Disney World exploration; as well as extra slots for ticket stubs, receipts, and small souvenirs. These pocket pages are also designed for recording important information, such as flight, train, or bus details; target travel budgets; and what you plan to do and where you plan to visit on any given day. Each page has space for jotting down notes and memories of the trip, from meals to weather to the best and worst thing of each day. If you're not an avid journal keeper, these quick notes may keep your many experiences from running together into one hectic jumble.

    The pockets alone make this a useful take-along, but the PassPorter is a thorough source of information as well. There are chapters on planning your adventure, lodging options from hotel to resort, plus a full guide to all the sites and attractions of Walt Disney World, as well as passes, special programs, food options, and maps. With a durable-laminated cover, spirdual notebook design, and back page of phone numbers (everything from Walt Disney World information to the weather line to MedicClinic), this is possibly the most practical, sanity-saving guide you could take along to Disney World.

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    Fully updated for 2006, this award-winning travel guide and organizer is now in full color, and includes in-depth coverage of Disney’s 50th anniversary "Happiest Celebration on Earth" events. The four major theme parks — Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — receive comprehensive coverage with detailed layouts, color fold-out maps, and a concise description of every ride and attraction. Each of the 20 on-site hotels is profiled in exhaustive 4-6 page descriptions with photos and layouts. Candid, personal reviews rate the park’s 250 dining options, from full-service restaurants to casual counter eateries. “KidTips,” “TweenTips,” and “TeenTips” written by the Marx’s 13-year old daughter offer a kid’s perspective on the attractions, while age-appropriateness ratings by the authors give parents an extra heads up. Well-organized and highly functional, the book features a sturdy spiral binding, storage pockets, worksheets, and a handy elastic closure.

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    Fodor's Walt Disney World with Kids 2010

    By Kim Wright Wiley





    2009 Edition Also Available
    Entering its 20th edition, Fodor’s Walt Disney World with Kids delivers the definitive but always-easy-to-access advice of former Disney Magazine contributing editor Kim Wright Wiley, who has logged more than 50 visits to the parks both as a keen-eyed journalist and as a parent. Every family needs her tips and insider knowledge to make the most of a trip to Walt Disney World.

    Wiley not only rates attractions and rides based on their age-related suitability and scare factor but also incorporates feedback from hundreds of families who, like her, have not-so-tirelessly field tested it all. Inside readers will find:
    • Everything a family needs to choose the right hotel, including driving times to the parks from each property
    • Full ratings as well as quick-reference charts for the most kid-pleasing rides and restaurants
    • Must-see attraction checklists geared to young kids, preteens, and teens
    • Time-saving tips, such as how to avoid crowds and lines at the park
    • Insider secrets and the skinny on "Hidden Mickeys"
    • Cautionary tales and success stories from parents about their park experiences
    • Convenient maps of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios


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    Fodor's Walt Disney World 2010 : with Universal Orlando and SeaWorld





    2009 Edition Also Available
    Will you ride the fantasy conjured up by the golden-spired Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom? Forward-march to the jungles and savanna of Disney's Animal Kingdom? Or will you soar beyond Disney's worlds to the thrills and themes of Universal Studios, SeaWorld or Busch Gardens? Provisioned with snacks and water bottles and armed with park maps and this guide, you'll be ready to outmaneuver all the other pixie-dusted travelers who share your mission.

    No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in the Orlando area give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor's Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and Central Florida shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Plus, web links and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap.
    • Updated annually, Fodor’s Walt Disney World provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.
    • Fodor’s Walt Disney World features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.
    • If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld.
    • Experience the parks like a local! Fodor’s Walt Disney World includes fun for everyone: All the roller coasters and classic rides as well as parades, character meet-and-greets, cruises, flamboyant restaurants, nightlife, and much more!
    • Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.
    • Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.


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    Frommer's Walt Disney World and Orlando 2010

    By Laura Miller





    2009 Edition Also Available
    You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

    Completely updated every year, Frommer's Walt Disney World & Orlando is on top of all the latest developments, including all the new shows and rides. You'll get full details on the Universal Parks and Sea World, in addition to our comprehensive coverage of all the Disney attractions.

    This easy-to-use guide includes ratings, candid opinions, and suggested age groups for all the rides, up-to-date maps, and insider tips on how to plan your itinerary and minimize your time spent standing in line, so you'll be able to enjoy every minute of the magic. You'll even get a color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!

    Choose the Only Guide That Gives You:
    • Detailed reviews of all the rides, shows, and attractions at the major theme parks, and itineraries to help you make the most of your Orlando experience.
    • Outspoken opinions on what’s worth your time and what’s not.
    • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
    • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
    • The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.

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      Completely updated for 2006, Frommer's Walt Disney World & Orlando is the perfect trip-planner for America's #1 vacation destination--Disney World. In 2004, all of the Disney parks saw increases in attendance of 5 to 9 percent over the previous year. A total of 15.1 million people visited the Magic Kingdom in 2004, according to Amusement Business magazine. Epcot attracted 9.4 million visitors, Disney–MGM saw an attendance of 8.3 million, and Animal Kingdom racked up 7.8 million visitors.

      All Disney parks will celebrate Disneyland’s 50th anniversary with an 18-month-long celebration that kicks off in May 2005, and this book will cover all of the new highlights, including the opening of several new attractions, including the thrill ride Soarin’; the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, and the adrenaline-pumping Crush ‘N’ Gusher ride at Typoon Lagoon.

      The guide also includes info on the new Cypress Gardens adventure park, and Disney's newly revamped ticket structure. You'll also find individual park maps, up-to-date advice on finding the best package deals, and a free color fold-out map.

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    Frommer's Walt Disney World and Orlando with Kids 2010

    By Laura Miller
    No other city on the planet caters to kids like Orlando does; it’s the number one family vacation destination in the country. This title helps you navigate through the maze of theme parks, family activities and other attractions in the Land that Mickey Built, so you can spend more time having fun and less time standing in line.

    Whether you're toting along toddlers or restless teenagers, you’ll find candid ratings and opinions—including several from a child’s point of view—as well as detailed itineraries for all age groups, and suggestions to make your Walt Disney Vacation a success. Walt Disney World & Orlando with Kids is full of incredibly detailed tips—right down to which hotels offer cribs and rollaway beds and which restaurants offer high chairs, kids' menus, and the opportunity to dine with Disney and other cartoon characters.

    You'll also get complete and up-to-date details on all the Universal Parks and Sea World, in addition to our comprehensive coverage of all the Disney attractions. The authors also provide a wealth of information about where to find hands-on, interactive museums and attractions (with suggested age ranges for each activity); child-appropriate entertainment; kid-oriented shopping; places to play outside the theme parks—all perfect for families with kids of any age (and any budget).

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    The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World: How to Get the Most Out of the Best Disney Has to Offer

    By Cara Goldsbury
    If you're hoping to discover the magic of Walt Disney World on your next vacation and you want to visit Mickey Mouse in style, look no further. You'll save time, money, and hassles with The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World.

    Cara Goldsbury, a Disney aficionado who has spent many vacations at the most magical place on earth, has put together a guide chock-full of insider tips and suggestions to make your next visit to Walt Disney World the best ever. It explains how to get the most out of the best Disney has to offer. Whether you are a novice to the park or a repeat customer, she shows you how, with proper preparation, even the most discriminating traveler can plan a rewarding trip.

    You'll learn:
    • What time of year you should go for the best weather and the least amount of crowds
    • How long you should stay to get the most out of your visit
    • What accommodations offer the best for the money
    • Where you can buy the neatest souvenirs and the most sophisticated designer duds
    • Where to sample the most creative cuisine
    • And much, much more!

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    The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

    By The Imagineers
    The first in a series of pocket-sized paperbacks will answer the question, "What would it be like to walk through the Disney Theme Parks with an Imagineer by your side?" The Imagineering Field Guide to The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, back stories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily-referenced park guide. You'll never spend time at Walt Disney World the same way again.Each spread contains fascinating textual information and related images (drawings, photos, graphics)

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    The Imagineering Field Guide to EPCOT at Walt Disney World

    By The Imagineers
    Second in this line of pocket-size paperbacks, this one answers the question: "What would it be like to walk through Epcot with an Imagineer by your side?" The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, back stories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily referenced park guide. These user-friendly, beautifully illustrated guides are innovative and entertaining books that will enrich the guests’ time at the happiest places on earth.

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    The Imagineering Field Guide to Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World

    By The Imagineers
    The third in a series of pocket-sized paperbacks answers the question, "What would it be like to walk through Disney's Animal Kingdom Park with an Imagineer by your side?" The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, back stories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily-referenced park guide. You'll never spend time at Walt Disney World the same way again.

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    The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot at Walt Disney World

    By The Imagineers
    Second in this line of pocket-size paperbacks, this one answers the question: "What would it be like to walk through Epcot with an Imagineer by your side?" The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, back stories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily referenced park guide. These user-friendly, beautifully illustrated guides are innovative and entertaining books that will enrich the guests’ time at the happiest places on earth.

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    The Walt Disney World Trivia Book : Secrets, History & Fun Facts Behind the Magic

    By Louis A. Mongello
    This book will help you discover Walt Disney World’s secrets, history, hidden treasures, and the little details that make everything so wonderful. It is divided into six chapters. Chapter One covers the "World" in general; the next four chapters cover each of the theme parks; and the sixth and last focuses on the areas "Beyond the Parks" — the resort hotels, the monorail, Downtown Disney, and the water parks. Each chapter begins with multiple-choice questions, followed by the correct answers and additional fun facts about the subject. Chapter Two: The Magic Kingdom opens with general questions about the park and then is subdivided by land (Adventureland, Frontierland, etc.), while Chapter Three: Epcot, starts with general questions and then is subdivided by its two "Worlds." Thus, a question about Space Mountain, for example, would be found in the Tomorrowland section of Chapter Two. The questions in Chapter One challenge you to remember WDW history and to identify where in WDW you might find a particular character, prop, attraction, etc. or hear a particular line of dialogue (taken from an attraction script or theme song). It also includes questions related to any and all parts of WDW. Chapter Six, in contrast, quizzes you specifically on your knowledge of the non-theme park parts of WDW. Walt Disney World has gone through many changes in its 30-plus years. So some questions let readers take a step back in time to revisit original concepts and attractions that no longer exist. Fans who miss Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride or were never able to experience Horizons firsthand, for example, can stay in touch or get better acquainted with them here. To add to the fun, you’ll find fascinating tidbits of information highlighted throughout the book. Looking for all the information you can get about a particular ride, resort, or whatever? Check the Index and look for your subject by name. And try not to be too disappointed if you don’t find it. While this book contains hundreds of questions about Walt Disney World, WDW has thousands of nooks and crannies. One book simply can’t cover them all.

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    The Walt Disney World Trivia Book Volume 2 : Secrets, History & Fun Facts Behind the Magic

    By Louis A. Mongello
    More fascinating facts and tantalizing trivia about the Happiest Place on Earth. Hundreds of multiple-choice questions with in-depth answers. Same popular format. All new information. Both a game and a reference.

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    The Cheapskate's Guide to Walt Disney World: Time-Saving Techniques and the Best Values in Lodging, Food, and Shopping

    By Michael Lewis and Debbi Lacey
    Showing vacationers how to plan ahead, this pull-no-punches guide will help anyone--not just cheapskates--have the best Disney World vacation ever.

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    Everything Family Guide To Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios And Greater Orlando: A Complete Guide To The Best Hotels, Restaurants, Parks, and Must-See Attractions

    By Jason Rich
    America’s favorite vacation spot-made fun and easy for the entire family!

    Packed with seemingly endless things to see and do, the Orlando area is the number one vacation destination in the country. In this third edition of the wildly successful Everything® Guide to The Walt Disney World Resort®, Universal Studios®, and Greater Orlando, travel expert Jason Rich shares his latest tips on how your whole family can have a great time-without breaking the bank.

    This completely revised and updated fourth edition features a system that rates all the rides, shows, and attractions for each member of your family. In addition, the book includes a fully updated hotel/motel resource guide, along with rated restaurant listings and the inside scoop on the latest additions to all the theme parks.

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    Walt Disney World and Orlando for Dummies 2006

    By Michelle Snow




    2005 Edition Also Available
    More visitors flock to Disney each year than to any other spot on earth, with new rides and hotels sprouting up every season. This complete guide helps singles and families, the young, and the young at heart navigate this perennially popular fantasy mecca. Walt Disney World and Orlando for Dummies includes:
    • Full coverage of all Orlando-area parks, from Disney and Universal Orlando to SeaWorld and Discovery Cove.
    • Information on the latest rides and attractions, including Universal's Shrek 4-D and Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, and Disney's Mission: Space.
    • Savvy, time-saving tips on how to escape the endless lines and go straight to the major attractions
    • Candid opinions about what's a can't miss and what's a waste of time, including a child's perspective on most of the city's theme-park attractions and rides.
    • An honest discussion of the pros and cons of booking accommodations inside or outside the parks.


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    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walt Disney World (2010 Edition)

    By Doug Ingersoll




    2009 Edition Also Available
    The Complete Idiot's Guide travelbooks will set you up with preplannedand proven tours of thesemagical destinations. Experienceall of the sights and sounds withsuggested itineraries, comprehensivelists of ticket, dining,and hotel options, and a gorgeousfour-color insert that will whet yourappetite for a dream vacation you'llcherish forever.

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    Walt Disney World for Couples

    By Rick and Gayle Perlmutter
    Walt Disney World—The Ultimate Playground

    Walt Disney World is the perfect destination for couples seeking a fun and romantic getaway. Luxury resorts. World-class wining and dining. Golf. Tennis. Water sports. Live music. And, of course, lots of glorious Florida sunshine and the magic of Disney. This up-to-date book is loaded with everything you need to have the Disney and Universal Orlando vacation of your life. Inside, you'll find ideas for awesome adventures like surfing, waterskiing, and race car driving, plus romantic and fun ways to spend your time at Disney World and Universal. You'll also discover:
    • How to choose the perfect resort for you—accommodations, atmosphere, maps, and more
    • Tips on finding the most romantic spots
    • Up-to-the-second prices and the best values for lodging, food, and attractions
    • And so much more!


    Bringing the kids? You'll find detailed information on planning the family vacation of a lifetime. This is the most comprehensive and valuable guide to a romantic rendezvous at one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world-with or without kids!

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    Walt Disney World 4 Teens by Teens : The Hottest Rides, Coolest Shows, and Best Places to Eat and Shop!

    By Kim Wright Wiley and Leigh Chandler Wiley
    A Teen's Guide to the Best Place on Earth

    Want to have a great time at Disney World—beyond the typical kid's stuff? Walt Disney World 4 Teens by Teens is the first book to give you insider tips on the hottest parks and rides. Inside, you'll find fun hints, like how to get picked to be a stunt double on the Indiana Jones ride, what the best seats are on Countdown to Extinction, and more! From MGM's Tower of Terror to water rides at Universal's Islands of adventure that will leave you dripping, you'll get a teen's perspective on what's hot (and what's not), including:
    • The coolest—and scariest—rides
    • Fun places to eat, shop, and hang out
    • How not to get trapped in a lame show
    • Music shows and popular hot spots for teens
    • Ratings of the most teen-pleasing rides
    • How to beat the crowds
    • Get the most for your money
    • And much more!

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    Econoguide Walt Disney World, Universal Orlandor 2007: Also Includes SeaWorld and Central Florida

    By Corey Sandler





    2006 Edition Also Available
    Econoguide Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando® 2005 is the savvy vacationer's guide to this ultimate theme park and entertainment complex, including the Magic Kingdom, MGM Studios, and Epcot. Bursting with expert advice and comprehensive information, this guide will help you get the most for your time and money while visiting central Florida, no matter what your budget. Learn how to cut costs-without cutting corners-at restaurants, area attractions, and on accommodations. You'll also get the scoop on the world outside the parks, including Kissimmee and Tampa Bay area attractions, museums, and natural wonders.

    Packed with money-saving tips and a wealth of insider information about Walt Disney World and the surrounding area, this Econoguide gives you the lowdown on how to get there, when to go, and where to stay to make the most of your time. Look inside for:
    • Secrets to getting the lowest fares and rates for airline tickets and rooms
    • "Power Trips"-step-by-step itineraries that help avoid crowds
    • vMaps and directions
    • Day-trip itineraries from Orlando, Kissimmee, and Tampa Bay


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    Walt Disney World Guide

    (Open Road Travel Guides)

    By Jay Fenster

    Walt Disney World with Disabilities

    By Stephen Ashley
    Designed to give you the valuable inside information you need to thrive at Disney, this book supports those with all levels of health and emotional issues, special needs and disabilities. Even the most frequent Disney visitors often don't know about all the support Disney offers, and this book will give you the essential details you need to plan a safe, comfortable and terrific vacation with confidence!

    The book is packed with tips from the authors' first-hand experience visiting Disney with health conditions for over 20 years, as well as from other Disney guests with a wide variety of conditions. It also includes great tips from Disney employees. Written in a fresh, light, easy to read style, it has the most thorough descriptions of any book of the physical "feel" and the emotional impact of attractions. You'll find tons of details you won't see anywhere else. This book will help you avoid pitfalls that can ruin your trip, and it's filled with tips for experiencing Disney more comfortably and to the fullest.

    You'll learn how to:
  • Choose the attractions that are best suited for you
  • Get your needs met in the parks, resorts & restaurants
  • Handle medication & medical equipment at Disney

    It also includes transportation options, accessibility and wheelchair use in the parks and resorts, picking the right resort for you, and much more.

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  • Vacation Guide to Disney World for Scrapbooker

    By Dennis and Karen Sullivan
    With the Vacation Guide to Disney World for Scrapbookers, you can bring home the most important part of your vacation, the pleasant memories of your experiences. This book shows you how to capture memories, in four unique ways.

    First, although Orlando is an extraordinary place to have fun, it is easy for people to forget most of the things that they see and do. There are so many experiences, one right after another, that they won't all sink in unless you fix the memories in your mind right away. The "Talk About It!" sections of this book guide family discussions about the attractions, right on the spot. Use them to compare experiences and relive the details of a ride while you stop for a snack or wait in the next line. You will remember more of the fun things you saw and spend quality time talking to each other, too. There are "Talk About It!" sections for most major attractions.

    Second, back at home, there usually is little to prompt you to recall the pleasant memories of your vacation (certainly not the credit card bills). You already know the solution to this problem; MAKE SCRAPBOOKS. The "Imagine That!" sections of this book are filled with tips and suggestions for your scrapbooks. Make pages based on the outstanding make-believe themes in Orlando resorts, parks and attractions. Sample page layouts are not included. There are many other books and magazines with these types of examples. Instead, this book provides idea seeds based on the unique fantasy themes and experiences you will find in Orlando. Put together these theme park page ideas with your favorite layouts, and make some really creative scrapbooks. Don't be limited to scrapbooks, either. Try one of the memory-prompting alternatives to traditional scrapbooks.

    Third, in order to bring home positive memories, you must plan. You can't bring home the best memories if you didn't experience them in the first place. The Vacation Guide to Disney World for Scrapbookers has descriptions and details on all seven Orlando theme parks, plus Disney resorts, so you can decide what to see. Pick the parks and attractions your family would like. At the same time, you should be using the scrapbook idea seeds to start thinking about your page themes, and planning where you will get pictures and other memory materials.

    Fourth, you can take a little break from your vacation and get your gift shopping done. This edition has a special bonus section, the "Disney Shopping Guide for Gift Givers." Disney stores have toys and souvenirs, of course, but you will be surprised how much more you can find. Special shops have outstanding selections of household items, art, clothing, craft items, etc. from around the world. Disney buyers really do use as much imagination as the ride designers. Make your vacation live through the gifts you find to bring home. The Shopping Guide pinpoints locations of the great shops. They are on Disney property and easily reached on the excellent resort transportation system. Shop descriptions include merchandise samples and prices.

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    Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World & Orlando

    By Michelle Snow
    This lively guide lives up to its title by page 5, when it poses the question, "What do Viagra and Walt Disney World have in common?" (Answer: you have to wait an hour for a two-minute ride. B-dum-bum.) Savvy authors Diane Bair and Pamela Wright amuse and inform as they deliver the lowdown on where to see Mickey M. in "person," dump your sullen teens for a few hours, or book a much-needed "serenity massage" after a long day of toddler-wrangling. Handily divided into sections covering accommodations, dining, diversions, and so forth, this wry tome leaves no stone unturned or bloated cartoon character unpunctured. Perhaps most valuable is the flinty, no-nonsense analysis of the various themed Disney hotels--which ones appeal to children, which to adults, and which are best avoided altogether. And if you have any energy left after the Magic Kingdom spits you out, you'll also find info on the Orlando area's other attractions--can you really afford to miss Gatorland?

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    Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. "Like being taken around by a savvy local," said the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than other guides," concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world.

    It's said that if you can't have fun at Walt Disney World, you may want to check your pulse. But you don't have to be driven mad either by the crowds, the aggressive good cheer, or the gloppy sentiment. With the smart, funny, and straight-shooting Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World you won't lose your mind--or your kids. Find out which rides and attractions are really worth seeing--and those you shouldn't waste your time on. Find out which Disney food is really worth eating and which isn't. Get insider tips on beating the system, such as how to avoid standing in long lines, and how to get a room with a view. With this refreshingly honest guide your trip to the Magic Kingdom will be both supremely manageable and deliciously fun.

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    Hidden Walt Disney World, Orlando, and Beyond

    (Including Epcot, Disney-Mgm Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure, and Seaworld Adventure Park)

    By Lisa Oppenheimer
    Hidden Walt Disney World, Orlando and Beyond is the tool that helps cut through the hype and mark a path through the jungle of the Disney empire. The authors review the major theme parks, water parks, botanical gardens, and zoos. The five star rating system throughout the book helps readers distinguish all travel attractions, from what amusement rides are the most thrilling to where to find the best eats, even venturing outside the Disney park. 98 places to stay and 172 places to eat are reviewed. Travelers who take advantage of the direct approach this detailed-packed guide presents will no doubt be pleased as they navigate through all the entertainment options this part of Florida has to offer.

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    Walt Disney World Guide

    By Jay Fenster

    The Walt Disney World Trivia Book: Secrets, History & Fun Facts Behind the Magic

    By Louis A. Mongello
    This book goes farther in scope than a lot of other Disney guides I've read, especially the Birnbaum and Selinger books. Not only does this book cover every last corner of Disney World with honest reviews and opinions that'd make Mike Eisner cringe, but it also discusses Universal and SeaWorld plus both the big and little attractions that make Central Florida such a wonderful vacation spot. If you want to look beyond the obvious, there's something for every taste in this book. Speaking of tastes, you'll especially enjoy the sections on restaurants. Very useful, with lots of specific money saving tips for every part of the trip. Whatever your pleasure - this book lays out your options in an entertaining, fun, organized fashion.

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    Popping Up Around Walt Disney World

    By Jody Revenson
    Go above and beyond (literally) the attractions at Walt Disney World. You can't just read about Walt Disney World-you have to see it-and what better and extraordinary way than from above? Visit all the great sites and attractions at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and the Disney-MGM Studios in this one-of-a-kind presentation. Key attractions are explored with clever accompanying text addressing idiosyncrasies, trivia, history, and much more. With great illustrations and fun facts, Popping Up Around Walt Disney World is a unique gift book for readers of all ages.

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    Insight Guide: Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando

    By John Gattuso
    About Insight Guides:
    As the Internet offers an increasing amount of up-to-date travel information, what gives Insight Guides their edge? The answer is contained in the name. Because we use local writers, editors and photographers whenever possible, our books supply more than the facts about a destination - they provide valuable insight into a culture and its people. Readers who want their vacation to be more than a sightseeing trip put their trust in our titles because they know Insight Guides provide a complete and honest picture, and turn a visit into an experience. Each of the 200 titles contains illuminating cultural and historical essays, incisive evaluations of the destination's attractions, hundreds of great pictures, and clearly drawn maps cross-referenced to the text. A comprehensive Travel Tips section lists practical data on travel, restaurants, hotels, shops and more. The book's hard-wearing cover comes with handy flaps containing maps plus an at-a-glance location finder and Travel Tips index.

    About Insight Guide: Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando
    This guide includes a section detailing city's history, three features covering the practicalities of the park, ranging from survival strategies to the business of pleasure, a visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. It also includes hundreds of photographs and 18 maps.

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    Rita Aero's Walt Disney World: The Essential Guide to Amazing Vacations
    Rita Aero has completely revolutionized the concept of the Walt Disney World vacation, opening up the Magic Kingdom to fun-loving vacationers everywhere--singles, couples, business travelers, families with children--and becoming the ultimate authority on planning the perfect Walt Disney World getaway. While Rita's book is also perfect for the "traditional" Walt Disney World family, it emphasizes the infinite grown-up pleasures of Disney World--scrumptious restaurant reviews, strategic hotel selection, tips to beat the maddening crowds. New this year there will be a section about Universal Studios Orlando. Rita Aero offers invaluable tips on how and when to avoid crowds, where and when to eat, and masterful packing tips, all packaged in her elegant, usable 2-color interior design. And Aero's vaunted website will expand the utility of the book by giving readers to-the-minute updates on attractions and money-saving offers. Rita Aero's Walt Disney World for Adults will be the guide for young-at-heart Walt Disney World vacationers.

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    Vegetarian Walt Disney World and Greater Orlando

    By Susan Shumaker and Than Saffel
    The home of Mickey Mouse is not universally known as a mecca for vegetarians, but visitors to Walt Disney World who avoid eating meat can find plenty of good fare and have memorable dining experiences with this helpful--and fun--guide. Vegetarians and other health-conscious travelers (nearly a third of all Americans) will find all the information they need for a fabulous trip, including:
    • Reviews and ratings of more than 300 restaurants, markets, and lodgings throughout Orlando, including more than 160 eateries at Walt Disney World alone
    • 23 pages of maps of the theme parks and the city, with recommended establishments clearly marked
    • At-a-glance charts comparing restaurant features, making it quick and easy to find the perfect place to eat
    • Special sections devoted to meatless kids' meals, and advice on finding more healthful alternatives
    • In-depth chapters on Universal Orlando's newly expanded theme parks and resorts, and a separate chapter on the Disney Cruise Line
    • Strategies for eating well en route to Orlando--by plane, train, or automobile--and veg-friendly dining at Orlando International Airport
    • Background information for the traveling vegetarian, including what to expect--and what to avoid!--at ethnic restaurants of all kinds, and advice on scoring the meal of your dreams

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    Avant Guide Disney World and Orlando: Insiders' Guide for Urban Adventurers (Avant Guides)

    By Dan Levine
    The first and only guidebook to treat the world's number one travel destination as a city unto itself, with distinct neighborhoods, world-class resorts, cosmopolitan nightlife, and top-rated dining, Avant-Guide Disney World and Orlando covers all Disney and Universal theme parks as well as Orlando and other area attractions. Geared to veteran Disney travelers looking for a new approach to their favorite destination, and to those with or without children looking for fun and relaxation in a world full of postmodern "guilty pleasures," the guide details recreational activities, including underwater diving with sharks (in a protected cage of course); driving real stock cars on the Walt Disney World Speedway; and participating in an authentically retro Polynesian luau. Inside tips on Orlando's overlooked dining, entertainment, and cultural offerings, from the many quaint and historic neighborhoods to glitzy, cosmopolitan nightlife and shopping, are offered.

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    Queens in the Kingdom: The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Guide to the Disney Theme Parks

    By Jeffrey Epstein& Eddie Shapiro
    Think of them as the tour-guide version of Patsy and Edina from Absolutely Fabulous -- if those two ever were sober enough to write a book. Knowing that the agenda of the average gay or lesbian traveler is a bit different from that of Mom and Pop Smith from Des Moines, Jeffrey Epstein and Eddie Shapiro proffer a guide book to the Disney resorts that specifically caters to gay and lesbian readers. While sniping at each other only occasionally, they offer candid, informative and always-humorous opinions on everything from hotels and attractions to restaurants and shows. The writers also provide information about nearby theme parks and local gay life surrounding the Disney landscape. Additionally, the book boasts: "fairy facts," unique tidbits of trivia about every attraction in the parks; vital tips on how to make the most of your stay, such as which restaurants offer the best bang for your buck and how to avoid all the long lines; help on finding the parks' "gay goodies" like Ellen's Energy Adventure (starring none other than Ellen DeGeneres); and where to grab a kiss without feeling stared at. With additional commentary provided by gays and lesbians surveyed from across the country, there's something for everyone: singles, couples, parents with kids, singles looking to be coupled and couples looking to be single. Even people long-familiar with Disneyland and Walt Disney World will want to pick up this funny, irreverent and insightful look at how they, too, can experience family at America's family Mecca.

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    A Walt Disney World Resort Outing: The Only Vacation Planning Guide Exclusively for Gay and Lesbian Travelers

    By Dann Hazel & Josh Fippen
    A Walt Disney World Resort Outing offers a refreshing take on a Disney World vacation for gay or lesbian travelers. Written specifically for gay or lesbian travelers, this Walt Disney World vacation guide is a no-nonsense planner containing all the information one needs to plan efficiently for an unforgettable vacation. Set aside time for a vacation. Add a pinch of pixie dust. Mix with your favorite fairy tales. Sprinkle liberally with a gay and lesbian sense of fun.

    What do you have?

    The makings of one heck of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, seasoned just right for you! Do you feel left out by travel literature designed to help plan a dream vacation at Walt Disney World? Is there too much emphasis on the "June and Ward Cleaver" set-up, with no mention of the pleasures gay and lesbians might find at the Walt Disney World Resort?

    A Walt Disney World Resort Outing blasts the traditional party line, and takes you, through the essential planning for a Disney vacation only gay and lesbian travelers can experience. It explores the lavender side of Walt Disney World Resort, both subtle and not so subtle, while organizing specific, thorough information that you need to customize your own Walt Disney World Resort outing! A Walt Disney World Resort Outing is a refreshing take on a Disney World vacation for gay & lesbian travelers. It doesn't just present another perspective on Disney attractions, but provides an insightful guide to the lesser known activities that help turn a regular vacation into an unforgettable experience.

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    Walt Disney World for Mature Travelers

    By Kerry Smith
    For those of us who measure a vacation by how much fun we have, not by seeing and doing it all. Enjoy every minute of your trip, whether you're on a roller coaster or relaxing by the pool.

    Walt Disney World for Mature Travelers will help you make the most of your Orlando vacation--and then some--with everything you need to plan lodging and transportation before you go and thorough information on every theme park, ride, and restaurant. Don't follow the crowds! Make smart decisions on what to see and what to skip based on your interests and preferences.

    With tips on:
    • The shortest lines, the quickest transportation, and beating the crowds
    • The best days to go - a week can make all the difference
    • Planning an all-adult vacation or blending grandkids' enjoyment with your own
    • Top bargains and first-rate quality in lodging, dining, and souvenirs
    • Orlando attractions not covered by any other guide!


    Whatever your plans, Walt Disney World for Mature Travelers will give you the information you need to plan a vacation to remember.

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    Making Memories on Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation 2003

    By Dann Hazel and Josh Fippen
    Ready for a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Planning Guide that helps you customize the most memorable, most original Disney Vacation possible for you and your family?

    Well, here it is!

    Veteran travel writers Dann Hazel and Josh Fippen—with a little help from a brand new, self-proclaimed "Disney Nut," Aronda Parks—guide you through the rugged terrain of planning a first-class, fun-filled, and, most of all, original vacation at Disney’s Florida Resort. Collectively, the authors have visited Walt Disney World Resort more than fifty times since its opening in 1971—and in Making Memories, they share all they have learned to get the most out of a Disney vacation. Many other Disney veterans offer their personal tips, as well.

    Certainly, you’ll find the necessary planning information. But during your journey through this unique guide, you’ll also feel a strong sense of amazement, of delight and anticipation, similar to the sensation you’ll get as you approach the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. And with Aronda Parks’ special insights and candor—and more than 85 charts, sidebars and worksheets to help you plan—you’ll find yourself well-prepared to show everyone in your family a grand time with Mickey Mouse and the Gang.

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    Berlitz Walt Disney World & Orlando Pocket Guide

    By Jennie Hess
    This guide is packed with stunning photographs, easy-to-use maps, and all the information you really need to get the most from your trip. Visit all the Walt Disney World Resort parks such as the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Take in attractions beyond Disney borders like Universal Studios Escape, SeaWorld Orlando and Wet 'n Wild. In downtown Orlando see the Church Street Station, Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando Museum of Art or the Orlando Science Center. If it's outdoor activities you're looking for there's fishing, sailing, biking and golfing just to name a few. You'll find all this in the Walt Disney World & Orlando Pocket Guide as well as dining and lodging recommendations along with tips to help you tackle the parks, including an eight-point plan for making the most of your time.

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    Disney on a Dime : Money-Saving Secrets for Your Walt Disney World Vacation

    By Chris Carlson
    You can afford the Disney World vacation of your dreams-if you know how to save for it, save on the way to and from Orlando, and save while you're there. The Carlsons, parents of four young children, know from repeated, firsthand experience that you don't have to spend thousands of dollars to have a Walt Disney World vacation. they share their money-saving strategies for accumulating the necessary funds and then getting the most for the least on travel, tickets, food, resort hotels, and souvenirs for the kids.

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    Disney's It's a Small World Holiday

    (Piano Vocal)

    By Hal Leonard Publishing




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