Synopses & Reviews
- In 2008, combined Walt Disney World Resort theme park attendance reached over 51 million, with the Magic Kingdom alone drawing over 17 million visitors. (Orlando Convention and Visitor Bureau)
- Despite signifcant downturns in the economy Disney theme parks have maintained attendance rates and made gains in attendance at some parks.
- Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are rated best in the world. earning high marks for things outside of the traditional theme park experience. Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival, which takes place for six weeks every fall and showcases food from twenty-five countries, was rated by Forbes Traveler as one of the Best U.S. Food and Wine Festivals.
- Unofficial Guides field tested touring plans can save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day.
Updated for 2011, "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World" takes visitors through all parts of the Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom to get the most out of their trip.
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
Proven firsthand advice on how to plan and save money on your Walt Disney World vacation
More than 200 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
Attractions rated and ranked for each age group; extensive, objective, head-to-head comparisons of the Disney and Universal theme parks
Table of Contents
List of Maps & Diagrams.
Walt Disney World: An Overview.
PART ONE Planning Before You Leave Home.
PART TWO Making the Most of Your Time and Money.
PART THREE Accommodations.
PART FOUR Serenity Now! A Look at Disney-area Spas.
PART FIVE The Disney Cruise Line.
PART SIX Walt Disney World with Kids.
PART SEVEN Special Tips for Special People.
PART EIGHT Arriving and Getting Around.
PART NINE Bare Necessities.
PART TEN Dining in and around Walt Disney World.
PART ELEVEN The Magic Kingdom.
PART TWELVE Epcot.
PART THIRTEEN Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
PART FOURTEEN Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld.
PART FIFTEEN Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World.
PART SIXTEEN The Water Parks.
PART SEVENTEEN Beyond the Parks.
PART EIGHTEEN Shopping in and out of Walt Disney World.
PART NINETEEN Nightlife in and out of Walt Disney World.
Appendix, Indexes, Touring Plans, and Reader Surveys.