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

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Publisher Comments:

Plummeting down Splash Mountain, watching your daughter's eyes grow round at the sight of Cinderella's Castle, waving a safari hat at Mickeyfor many families a trip to Walt Disney World® is the ultimate vacation. While an unforgettable experience at Walt Disney World® is virtually guaranteed, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the expense, lines, reservation system, and more. Fodor's Walt Disney World 2008 relies on the accumulated knowledge of five Disney travel experts in this easy-to-use fun-to-read guidebook. New to this edition:

• 10 additional chapters

• Tip lists galore

• Charts to help choose the best hotel and restaurants for your budget and priority

Fodor's Walt Disney World® 2008 makes navigating the priority-seating and Fastpass systems a cinch, and provides tips that will help you save money and avoid standing in line. This edition is the all-inclusive, number-one, planning resource for visitors to Walt Disney World®.

Synopsis:

While an unforgettable experience at Walt Disney World is virtually guaranteed, its easy to get overwhelmed by the expense, lines, reservation system, and more. 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:
9781400018086
Subtitle:
with Universal Orlando and SeaWorld
Author:
Fodors
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Kidder, Laura M.
Editor:
Taplin, Adam
Author:
Fodor's
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - Florida
Subject:
United States - South - South Atlantic (General)
Subject:
Walt disney world (fla.)
Subject:
Orlando (Fla.)
Subject:
United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fodor's Gold Guides
Publication Date:
20071002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.1 x .9 in 1 lb

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