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Insider advice on all the major theme parks in Orlando, from Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventures. Our author, a longtime theme park aficionado and the mother of five, has done it all.
Where to find the best rides at all of the theme parks, smaller attractions when you don't want to face the usual crowds, Orlando's best shopping, and great places to stay without busting your budget.
Insightful commentary on hitting all of the theme parks efficiently while keeping the fun factor high.
Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, specialty attraction ratings tailored to a number of age groups, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
Explore the enchanting shops of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. See chapter 6.
Free pocket map inside,plus easy-to-read maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
Laura Miller is a freelance writer based out of Orchard Park, New York. She's spent countless hours scouring Central Florida’s various theme parks, hotels, resorts, and restaurants over the years (too many to count)—both with and without her five children. A family-travel expert who religiously travels to the Land the Mouse Built several times a year, she also operates mouseearsandmore.com, a website dedicated to Central Florida and the art of family travel.
Table of Contents
List of Maps vi
1 THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY WORLD & ORLANDO 1
2 WALT DISNEY WORLD & ORLANDO IN DEPTH 14
3 WHERE TO STAY 42
4 WHERE TO EAT 100
5 EXPLORING WALT DISNEY WORLD 160
6 EXPLORING BEYOND DISNEY: UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, SEAWORLD & OTHER ATTRACTIONS 243
7 SHOPPING 306
8 WALT DISNEY WORLD & ORLANDO AFTER DARK 316
9 SIDE TRIPS FROM ORLANDO 333
10 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO WALT DISNEY WORLD & ORLANDO 357