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The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2015 Paperback – Aug 19 2014
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"Indispensable" --The New York Times "If you're looking for a reliable guidebook, the leader is the Unofficial series." --The Mail (London) "A Tourist's Best Friend!" --Chicago Sun-Times "I've been recommending Unofficial Guides to Walt Disney World for years." --Disney Babies Blog "I would never plan a trip to WDW without an updated (current year) copy of the Unofficial Guide. It's pages are dripping with golden strands of priceless information: presented from all sides, giving the big picture, and allowing me to make informed decisions about my vacation minutes and money. But the #1 reason I always choose the UG over other guides is for the guaranteed entertainment and giggles! The wit and tongue-in-cheek humor is so refreshing that it makes me feel like my vacation begins the moment I crack open the cover on a fresh copy." -- A Knoxville, TN reader
About the Author
Bob Sehlinger , a Lowell Thomas Award-winning journalist, is best known as the creator and producer of The Unofficial Guide series.
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 line in a single day.
He is the 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 he 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. He lives in Birmingham, AL.
A lifelong Disney theme park fan, Len Testa co-authors The Unofficial Guides to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Britain's Best Days Out. In grad school, Len's master'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 he'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 Mountain's post-show scenes.
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But the whole purpose of the book and the info therein is to give you insight into the vast array of options and opportunities ( and pitfalls) that Disney ( and Universal) offers. It's the array of possibilities, and the fact that 10's of thousands of other guests are vying for the very same things that frustrates/stymies any other guest to the resorts.
The book offers not only info and insight, but touring plans they claim will maximize your enjoyment, and minimize the drawbacks you'll experience.
Aside from anything else therein, the claim that only 2% of the people that visit the area are aware of the info the book has......that's 2 out of every 100 people, means it offers a sobering edge to allow you more enjoyment.
Make no mistake......there's a LOT of info here.......it is quite intimidating. Don't buy this book a week before you leave on the trip and expect to get more than a few basic ideas from it.
Instead, if you are planning months in advance, taking the time to read it through, several times, can benefit your vacation.
Like many people I bought this book and a few others like the Birnbaum Guide. Well in the end my son was the only one really looking at the Birnbaum Guide because of the cute images but everyone else in the family quickly realized that the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World was the most complete one, the easiest to read and oh my god it does contain a lot of info.
I have to admin that this book was a lot easier to read that I realized. I was afraid that due to it`s size that it would be "too much" but absolutely not. On my next Disney trip I am buying this book again and this time I will only buy this one and not spend my hard earn money on any other books.
Most recent customer reviews
This book really helps when you are new at Disney. I love the rating for difference ages for each attraction. I wish that there was a rating of the restaurants...Published 11 months ago by Jodi Tuck
A great guide and a must-have if you are visiting Disney World. The little tips really helped out. I got the kindle version and for some reason, some of the links from the book... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Steve
Planning our trip now. Looking forward to using the website that goes along with the book (which is extra money but worth it). Easy to read.Published 15 months ago by Karen Magee
I highly recommend this book to anyone planning a vacation to Disney World. It contains excellent advice on everything from where to stay, what time of year to visit, to how to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by idgie
I enjoyed reading the book. It's well explained and fun to read. I can't wait to go. It made me dream about my next trip.Published 18 months ago by Anne
Livraison très rapide. Le livre répond très bien à mes attentes. Excellent en complément avec le site web Touringplans.Published 19 months ago by Helene
Très complet, convivial, drôle, sensé.
Je n'ai pas lu d'autres guides mais je n'en ressens pas le besoin, celui-ci a subi en répondu à mes... Read more