Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets Paperback – Aug 16 2011
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About the Author
Steven M. Barrett paid his first visit to Disney World in the late 1980s, after attending a medical conference in Orlando. He immediately fell under its spell, visiting it twice yearly with family and friends for the next several years, offering touring advice to the less initiated, and reading almost everything written about the WDW theme parks. When a job in his field of emergency medicine opened up not far from WDW in 1998, Barrett, a Texas native, Air Force veteran, and former Oklahoma City medical professor, relocated to the Orlando area from Houston, Texas. He began visiting the WDW parks every chance he got to enjoy the attractions, sample the restaurants, and escort visiting friends and relatives. Eventually, their feedback made him realize he had better advice on touring the parks than they could get anywhere else. So he wrote the guidebook The Hassle-Free Walt Disney World Vacation, which includes customized, flexible touring plans for adults and teens, families with younger children, and seniors, along with lots of insider tips gleaned from his almost weekly visits to WDW. His interest in Hidden Mickeys led him to take pen in hand once again. This book, now in it's fourth edition, is the result. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is great because it is not just a list, but arranged like a "scavenger hunt." You can play alone or with family and friends to try and spot all the hidden Mickeys! Some are harder than others, so it can be quite a challenge! (Don't worry, the author gives great clues in order to help you find them). If you don't want to do the hunts, you can just pull out the book and find HMs for wherever you may be in the parks!
Steve really knows his WDW, and this book shows it! And my kids enjoyed the book as much as we did!! Plus, the book's compact size allows you to keep it in you back pocket or bag (great idea) to easily carry it around all day without being too cumbersome! You don't have to be a Disney expert to enjoy this book! Highly recommended!!!
Not only is the book a great guide on finding the hidden Mickeys but if you follow the suggested itinerary it really minimizes the wait times in line. Mr. Barrett has done an excellent job of suggesting how to go from ride to ride and the book is well worth the price just for that information. We waited only 20 minutes in the longest line and generally waited less than ten.
In summary, it is a great twist on visiting Disney World, Epcot, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom and other Disney attractions and a recommended purchase for anyone heading to a Florida Disney location.
Most recent customer reviews
Unlike other guide books, this book is meant to be taken to the park with you. Reading it without being in Disney World isn't as satisfying and I'm sure I won't remember any of it... Read morePublished on March 23 2010 by Shelley A. Jensen
Yes, there are hidden Mickeys at WDW but this book is by no means a road map to them. There is no flow to the book with items jumping about the park instead of being laid out... Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by John Frank
Hidden Mickeys are the very latest craze which attests to the unbelievable response to Steve Barrett's wonderful book 'Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best... Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Cara Goldsbury
I was expecting to get a great book full of even better information. What a surprise when the whole entire book was setup in a very random matter. The authors hunts are random. Read morePublished on June 28 2004
I bought this book a couple of months ago and I loved it!! because this book tell you in detail where this hidden Mickey's are, I can't wait to go to Disney world to start... Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by Claudia Miranda Monroy