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The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2007 (Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"

-Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"

-The New York Times

Companion podcast available on Frommers.com

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide®:

  • Exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day
  • Tips, advice, and opinions from hundreds of Walt Disney World guests in their own words
  • Almost 250 hotels rated and ranked for quality and value, including the top non-Disney hotels for families
  • A complete Dining Guide with ratings and reviews of all Walt Disney World restaurants, plus extensive alternatives for dining deals outside the World
  • Every attraction rated and ranked for each age group; extensive, objective, head-to-head comparisons of the Disney and Universal theme parks

Sample Rating:

Ride Name: Soarin'

Appeal by age : Preschool, Grade school, Teens, Young adults, Over 30, Seniors

What it is: Flight simulation ride.

Scope and scale: Super headliner.

When to go: First 30 minutes the park is open or use FASTPASS.

Special comments: Entrance on the lower level of The Land pavilion. May induce motion sickness; 40" minimum-height requirement; switching off available (see pages 266-268).

Author's rating: Exciting and mellow at the same time; Not to be missed. Duration of ride: 4 minutes.

Loading speed: Moderate.

This guide is a completely independent evaluation of Walt Disney World and has not been reviewed or approved by Walt Disney World or the Walt Disney Company, Inc.

Synopsis:

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"

—Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"

—The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide®:

  1. Exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day
  2. Tips, advice, and opinions from hundreds of Walt Disney World guests in their own words
  3. Almost 250 hotels rated for quality and value, including new head-to-head Disney hotel room comparisons
  4. A complete Dining Guide with ratings and reviews of all Walt Disney World restaurants, including tips on how to make the Disney Dining Plan work for you
  5. Every attraction rated and ranked for each age group; extensive, objective, head-to-head comparisons of the Disney and Universal theme parks

Sample Rating

Expedition Everest (FASTPASS)

Appeal by age Preschool — Grade school Teens Young adults Over 30 Seniors

What it is High-speed, outdoor roller coaster through Nepalese mountain village. Scope and scale Super headliner. When to go Before 9:30 a.m. or after 4 p.m., or use FASTPASS. Special comments Contains some of the park's most stunning visual elements. Author's rating Exciting and mellow at the same time; . Average wait in line per 100 people ahead of you Just under 4 minutes (assumes 2 tracks operating). Loading speed Moderate to fast.

Synopsis:

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"

Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"

The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide:

  1. Exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day
  2. Tips, advice, and opinions from hundreds of Walt Disney World guests in their own words

  3. Almost 250 hotels rated and ranked for quality and value, including the top non-Disney hotels for families

  4. A complete Dining Guide with ratings and reviews of all Walt Disney World restaurants, plus extensive alternatives for dining deals outside the World

  5. Every attraction rated and ranked for each age group; extensive, objective, head-to-head comparisons of the Disney and Universal theme parks

About the Author

Bob Sehlinger is the publisher of Menasha Ridge Press and the author of numerous Unofficial Guides, including the Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas and the best-selling Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.

Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Introduction.

Why "Unofficial"?

Walt Disney World: An Overview.

PART ONE Planning before You Leave Home.

Gathering Information.

When to Go to Walt Disney World.

PART TWO Making the Most of Your Time and Money.

Allocating Money.

Allocating Time.

Understanding Walt Disney World Attractions.

"Unheralded Treasures" Touring.

PART THREE Accommodations.

The Basic Considerations.

The Disney Resorts.

Walt Disney World Hotel Profiles.

How to Evaluate a Walt Disney World Travel Package.

Hotels outside Walt Disney World.

Hotels and Motels: Rated and Ranked.

PART FOUR Serenity Now! A Look at Disney-area Spas.

Spa Profiles.

PART FIVE The Disney Cruise Line.

The Mouse at Sea.

The Ship.

Services and Amenities.

Castaway Cay.

Rates.

A Few Tips.

PART SIX Walt Disney World with Kids.

The Ecstasy and the Agony.

Lost Children.

Disney, Kids, and Scary Stuff.

Waiting-line Strategies for Adults with Young Children.

The Disney Characters.

Character Dining.

Babysitting.

Special Programs for Children.

Birthdays and Special Occasions.

PART SEVEN Special Tips for Special People.

Walt Disney World for Singles.

Walt Disney World for Couples.

Walt Disney World "At Large".

Walt Disney World for Expectant Mothers.

Walt Disney World for Disabled Guests.

PART EIGHT Arriving and Getting Around.

Getting There.

Getting Oriented.

How to Travel around the World (or The Real Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride).

PART NINE Bare Necessities.

Credit Cards and Money.

Problems and Unusual Situations.

Services.

PART TEN Dining in and around Walt Disney World.

Dining outside Walt Disney World.

Dining in Walt Disney World.

Disney Dining.

Disney Dining Suggestions.

Counter-service Restaurant Mini-profiles.

Walt Disney World Restaurants: Rated and Ranked.

Full-service Restaurant Profiles.

PART ELEVEN The Magic Kingdom.

Arriving.

Getting Oriented.

Starting the Tour.

FASTPASS at the Magic Kingdom.

Main Street, U.S.A.

Adventureland.

Frontierland.

Liberty Square.

Fantasyland.

Mickey’s Toontown Fair.

Tomorrowland.

Live Entertainment in the Magic Kingdom.

Parades.

Traffic Patterns in the Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom Touring Plans.

PART TWELVE Epcot.

Overview.

Arriving.

Getting Oriented.

Future World.

World Showcase.

Live Entertainment in Epcot.

Traffic Patterns in Epcot.

Epcot Touring Plans.

PART THIRTEEN Animal Kingdom.

Arriving.

Getting Oriented.

The Oasis.

Discovery Island.

Camp Minnie-Mickey.

Africa.

Asia.

DinoLand U.S.A.

Live Entertainment in the Animal Kingdom.

Traffic Patterns in the Animal Kingdom.

Animal Kingdom Touring Plans.

PART FOURTEEN Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World.

Behind the Scenes at the Magic Kingdom.

Behind the Scenes at Epcot.

Behind the Scenes at the Animal Kingdom.

PART FIFTEEN Disney-MGM Studios, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld.

Disney-MGM Studios versus Universal Studios Florida.

Disney-MGM Studios.

Arriving at Disney-MGM Studios.

Getting Oriented at Disney-MGM Studios.

Disney-MGM Studios Attractions.

Live Entertainment at Disney-MGM Studios.

Disney-MGM Studios Touring Plan.

Universal Orlando.

Universal Studios Florida.

Universal Studios Florida Attractions.

Live Entertainment at Universal Studios.

Universal Studios Florida Touring Plan.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Getting Oriented at Islands of Adventure.

Islands of Adventure Attractions.

Islands of Adventure Touring Plan.

SeaWorld.

PART SIXTEEN The Water Parks.

You’re Soaking in It!

Blizzard Beach.

Typhoon Lagoon.

Wet ’n Wild.

Typhoon Lagoon versus Blizzard Beach.

When to Go.

Planning Your Day at Disney Water Parks.

PART SEVENTEEN Beyond the Parks.

Downtown Disney.

Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

The Disney Wilderness Preserve.

Walt Disney World Speedway.

Walt Disney World Recreation.

Walt Disney World Golf.

Golf beyond Walt Disney World.

Miniature Golf.

PART EIGHTEEN Shopping in and out of Walt Disney World.

Hey, Big Spender.

Shopping in Walt Disney World.

Disney Outlet Stores.

Shopping beyond Walt Disney World.

PART NINETEEN Nightlife in and out of Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World at Night.

Pleasure Island.

Pleasure Island Touring Plan.

Universal’s CityWalk.

Appendix, Indexes, Touring Plans, and Reader Surveys.

Readers’ Questions to the Author.

Readers’ Comments.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

Subject Index.

Touring Plans.

Clip-out Touring-plan Companions.

2008 Unofficial Guide Reader Survey.

Walt Disney World Restaurant Survey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471790327
Author:
Sehlinger, Bob
Publisher:
Wiley
With:
Testa, Len
Author:
Menasha Ridge Press
Author:
Testa, Len
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - Florida
Subject:
Special Interest - Family
Subject:
United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Subject:
Travel: United States / Florida
Copyright:
Series:
Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
Series Volume:
197
Publication Date:
20070827
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
8.54x5.26x1.60 in. 1.49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "A Tourist's Best Friend!"

—Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"

—The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide®:

  1. Exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day
  2. Tips, advice, and opinions from hundreds of Walt Disney World guests in their own words
  3. Almost 250 hotels rated for quality and value, including new head-to-head Disney hotel room comparisons
  4. A complete Dining Guide with ratings and reviews of all Walt Disney World restaurants, including tips on how to make the Disney Dining Plan work for you
  5. Every attraction rated and ranked for each age group; extensive, objective, head-to-head comparisons of the Disney and Universal theme parks

Sample Rating

Expedition Everest (FASTPASS)

Appeal by age Preschool — Grade school Teens Young adults Over 30 Seniors

What it is High-speed, outdoor roller coaster through Nepalese mountain village. Scope and scale Super headliner. When to go Before 9:30 a.m. or after 4 p.m., or use FASTPASS. Special comments Contains some of the park's most stunning visual elements. Author's rating Exciting and mellow at the same time; . Average wait in line per 100 people ahead of you Just under 4 minutes (assumes 2 tracks operating). Loading speed Moderate to fast.

"Synopsis" by , From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"

Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"

The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide:

  1. Exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day
  2. Tips, advice, and opinions from hundreds of Walt Disney World guests in their own words

  3. Almost 250 hotels rated and ranked for quality and value, including the top non-Disney hotels for families

  4. A complete Dining Guide with ratings and reviews of all Walt Disney World restaurants, plus extensive alternatives for dining deals outside the World

  5. Every attraction rated and ranked for each age group; extensive, objective, head-to-head comparisons of the Disney and Universal theme parks

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