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Fodor's Walt Disney World: Plus Universal Orlando and Seaworld (Fodor's Walt Disney World with Universal Orlando & Sea World)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having friends in Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld!

•Updated annually, Fodors Walt Disney World provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors 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 its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld.

•Experience the parks like a local! Fodors 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.

Synopsis:

While an unforgettable experience at Walt Disney World is virtually guaranteed, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the expense, lines, and reservation system. This updated guide relies on the knowledge of five Disney travel experts to make a family vacation in Florida a breeze.

Table of Contents

About this Book ............ 7

Chapter 1: Before You Go ............ 11

When to Go ............ 14

Festivals & Seasonal Events ............ 17

Group Trips ............ 19

People With Disabilities ............ 22

Admission ............ 24

Dining at Disney ............ 27

Packing ............ 28

Getting To & Around Orlando/Disney ............ 28

Money Matters ............ 34

Park Basics ............ 35

Heads Up: The Scary Rides ............ 40

Chapter 2: The Magic Kingdom ............ 43

Main Street, U.S.A. ............ 50

Adventureland ............ 52

Frontierland ............ 56

Liberty Square ............ 59

Fantasyland ............ 62

Mickeys Toontown Fair ............ 68

Tomorrowland ............ 73

Entertainment, Parades & Fireworks ............ 76

Disabilities & Accessibility ............ 78

Eating in the Magic Kingdom ............ 82

Guided Tours ............ 83

Chapter 3: Epcot ............ 85

Future World ............ 90

World Showcase ............ 99

Entertainment & Fireworks ............ 109

Disabilities & Accessibility ............ 111

Eating in Epcot ............ 112

Guided Tours ............ 113

Chapter 4: Disneys Hollywood Studios ............ 117

Hollywood Boulevard ............ 122

Sunset Boulevard ............ 124

Animation Courtyard ............ 127

Mickey Avenue ............ 129

Streets of America ............ 130

Echo Lake ............ 132

Daily Performances ............ 135

Disabilities & Accessibility ............ 138

Eating in Disneys Hollywood Studios ............ 139

Chapter 5: Disneys Animal Kingdom ............ 143

The Oasis ............ 147

Discovery Island ............ 147

DinoLand U.S.A. ............ 148

Asia ............ 151

Africa ............ 154

Camp Minnie-Mickey ............ 156

Parade ............ 156

Disabilities & Accessibility ............ 160

Eating in the Animal Kingdom ............ 160

Guided Tours ............ 161

Chapter 6: The Water Parks ............ 163

Typhoon Lagoon ............ 164

Blizzard Beach ............ 171

Chapter 7: Disney Cruises ............ 175

Cruise Packages ............ 176

Staterooms ............ 177

Shore Excursions ............ 178

Adult Activities ............ 178

Childrens Activities ............ 179

Dining & Entertainment ............ 180

Castaway Cay ............ 182

Chapter 8: Universal Orlando ............ 183

Islands of Adventure ............ 189

Universal Studios Florida ............ 205

Universal CityWalk ............ 225

Wet ‘n Wild ............ 226

Chapter 9: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica ............ 231

SeaWorld Orlando ............ 232

Discovery Cove ............ 248

Aquatica ............ 252

Chapter 10: Side Trips ............ 255

Kissimmee ............ 257

Celebration ............ 259

International Drive Area ............ 259

Central Orlando ............ 260

Winter Park ............ 262

Wekiwa Springs State Park ............ 265

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ............ 265

Mount Dora ............ 268

Ocala National Forest ............ 269

Historic Bok Sanctuary ............ 269

Chapter 11: Where to Eat ............ 271

Walt Disney World Area ............ 274

Best Bets for Orlando Dining ............ 280

Lake Buena Vista ............ 297

Universal Orlando Area ............ 298

Kissimmee ............ 306

Celebration ............ 307

Orlando Metro Area ............ 309

Outlying Towns ............ 326

Chapter 12: Where to Stay ............ 331

Best Bets for Orlando Lodging ............ 334

The Disney Parks ............ 340

Other On-site Hotels ............ 350

Off-Site Hotels near Walt Disney World ............ 356

Universal Orlando Area ............ 366

Orlando Metro Area ............ 372

Outlying Towns ............ 385

Chapter 13: Nightlife ............ 387

Walt Disney World ............ 388

Universal Orlando ............ 401

Orlando ............ 404

Chapter 14: Sports & the Outdoors ............ 407

Auto Racing ............ 408

Biking ............ 409

Fishing ............ 410

Golf ............ 413

Horseback Riding ............ 420

Miniature Golf ............ 421

Running ............ 421

Skydiving & Parasailing ............ 422

Tennis ............ 422

Walt Disney World Sports ............ 423

Water Sports ............ 424

Chapter 15: Shopping ............ 425

Walt Disney World ............ 426

Universal Orlando ............ 435

SeaWorld ............ 438

The Orlando Area ............ 439

Winter Park ............ 444

Index ............ 446

About Our Writers ............ 464

Maps

Greater Orlando ............ 89

Central Florida ............ 10

The Magic Kingdom ............ 4849

Epcot ............ 88

Disneys Hollywood Studios ............ 120

Disneys Animal Kingdom ............ 145

Typhoon Lagoon ............ 167

Blizzard Beach ............ 172

Islands of Adventure ............ 191

Universal Studios ............ 208209

SeaWorld Orlando ............ 234

Side Trips ............ 258

Where to Eat in & near Walt Disney World ............ 276277

Where to Eat in & near Universal Orlando ............ 300301

Where to Eat in Central Orlando &

the Outlying Towns ............ 320321

Where to Stay in and Near WDW ............ 342343

Where to Stay in & near Universal Orlando ............ 368369

Where to Stay in Central Orlando &

Outlying Towns ............ 382

Downtown Disney ............ 392393

Golf Courses in & near Walt Disney World ............ 416417

Shopping in North Orlando ............ 440

Shopping in South Orlando ............ 441

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400008544
Subtitle:
plus Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld®
Author:
Fodors
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Author:
Fodor's
Author:
Mandigo, Alicia Callanan
Author:
Hess, Jennie
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
Amusement & Theme Parks
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - Florida
Subject:
United States - South - South Atlantic (General)
Subject:
Orlando (Fla.)
Subject:
Walt disney world (fla.)
Subject:
United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.00x5.20x.95 in. 1.05 lbs.

Related Subjects

Travel » Amusement and Theme Parks
Travel » North America » United States » Florida
Travel » North America » United States » Southern States

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