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The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids
is JAM-PACKED with useful tips, great advice, excellent discussion, and practical travel knowledge gleaned from years of Walt Disney World travel experience. It is one of the few guidebooks to Disney World that specifically addresses the needs of kids with, in some cases, research and input from kids.
Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids digs deeper and offer more specific information that any other. This is the only guide that explains how to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of your family vacation. Step-by-step detailed plans allow you to visit Disney World with your children with absolute confidence and peace of mind.
Hereand#8217;s a sampling of things you will find in The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids:
Comments and tips on Walt Disney World from surveys of more than 10,000 families
Advice on how to prepare mentally, physically, and logistically for your ideal Walt Disney World vacation
Information on which attractions frighten kids and why
When to go, where to stay, and how to beat the crowds
Field-tested touring plans that can save you up to four hours of waiting in line.
How to keep your family happy on vacation and how to return home rested and relaxed
About the Author
a Lowell Thomas Award-winning journalist, is best known as the creator and producer of The Unofficial Guide
He is credited with being the first to apply research techniques from the fields of operations research and statistics to travel guides. Among other projects, he was able to develop mathematical models that could save theme park patrons more than three hours of standing in queue in a single day.
Bob Sehlinger is founder and co-owner of Keen Communications, a book publishing company that includes Menasha Ridge Press, Clerisy Press, and Wilderness Press. The author of 27 books, Sehlinger is a past president of the Publishers Association of the South, and has served at the invitation of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Information Service on educational missions for publishers in Hungary, Romania, and Russia.
Liliane Opsomer was born in Belgium and has lived for the past 25 years in New York City. She is the co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, a guidebook that provides detailed planning and touring tips for a family vacation. Liliane also works for the Tourist Office for Flanders and is passionate about travel, Disney, and Hobbits. Liliane freelances for the New York Daily News, travelmole.com, undercovertourist.com, and is a regular contributor to johnnyjet.com.
A lifelong Disney theme park fan, Len Testa co-authors The Unofficial Guides to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Britainand#8217;s Best Days Out. In grad school, Lenand#8217;s masterand#8217;s thesis described new computer techniques for generating efficient theme park touring plans, for which Len was awarded a U.S. patent.
These days, Len leads the team at TouringPlans.com, the website and research arm of The Unofficial Guides. Len has stayed at every Disney hotel, experienced every Disney ride, and eaten at every Disney restaurant and food cart in the U.S. When heand#8217;s not at a Disney theme park, Len lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, in a mid-century modern house whose kitchen was custom-built after one of Space Mountainand#8217;s post-show scenes.