Author: Doug Ingersoll
When I was a kid, Winter Break and Spring Break meant ONE thing. Going to FLORIDA. My grandmother lived there and we could escape the cold New England weather and do whatever we wanted. With our son, we did the same thing. School break = vacation time.
Florida and particularly the THEME Parks are a HUGE draw. Even little old me, who lives about 2 hours from WDW, jumps at the chance to be a kid for a day every now & then. The problem is that there is always SO much to do and not enough time to do it. PLUS, it’s EXPENSIVE.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World takes all of the mystery out of the Magic, by helping you maneuver the complicated decisions of vacationing at most magical place on Earth.
For example, did you know that you really DON’T want to go when the park is nearly empty?
“During the barren times, the parks can seem abandoned, which really deadens the spirit of the place.
Think of Walt Disney World like a restaurant. if you go to a place for dinner and there are no guests there but you, you start to wonder what’s wrong with the place. At he other extreme, you don’t want to have to wait for three hours just to get a table.”
From deciding WHEN to go, and establishing your budget to navigating the various parks within a park, you’ll find the best places to stay (for the right price), get the biggest BANG out of your ticket purchases, dining, relaxing and even stuff that’s strictly for the grown-ups.
The key is not to miss the entertainment and rides that you’ll remember. With this guide you’ll find the BEST times to get in line and it really helps you develop your STRATEGY for packing in the most fun.
Like all of the Complete Idiot’s Guides, this one is dotted with special boxes like
- Hidden Magic! – less traveled secrets that can make your visit more special
- Disney Don’t – warnings so that you can avoid a vacation headache
- Mickey Speak – Disney Lingo
- Did You Know? – seldom known facts that’ll make your trip more interesting
You’ll even find that the rides are marked with
- Must Do! attraction
- Which one’s use the FASTPASS advance-ticket system
- If the attraction is air-conditioned or not
- What the height requirements for safety are
- If the ride is DARK (which might be scary for young one’s)
As a Florida resident and a past guest of Walt Disney World, I have to say that this is the MOST comprehensive guide that you’ll find anywhere.
Ratings are based on a 5-Mouse basis
Fun Factor: 5
Review by Broad “Z” – Zippy
Thank you to Alpha Books for providing this book for our review. We were in no way compensated for this post and all opinions are strictly our own.
You can purchase The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World, 2010 Edition at Amazon.com for $12.89 or from booksellers nation wide for around $19.00