As Walt Disney World continues to grow and evolve, trust Birnbaum as your guide! The 2018 edition delves into detailed descriptions of all attractions, resorts, and eateries; offers money-saving coupons and strategies to maximize your vacation budget; and includes a peek into what's new: -Happy 20th birthday, Disney's Animal Kingdom: read about the debut of the theme park's newest land, Pandora-World of AVATAR; a schedule of extended-hour nights featuring Sunset Safaris, Tree of Life "awakenings," and the water-based extravaganza "The Rivers of Light"; booking a table at Tiffins, a new eatery that has garnered rave reviews, or snagging a seat at the adjacent Nomad Lounge. -The Force grows stronger at Disney's Hollywood Studios every day: read about the ongoing construction of the highly anticipated Star Wars Land; Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, a vibrant and dramatic pyrotechnic evening fireworks display; and Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. -What's it like to be a toy in Andy's backyard? You'll soon find out at Disney's Hollywood Studios brand-new area known as Toy Story Land! Birnbaum offers a first-look at the new Slinky Dog Coaster and what else to expect when this 11-acre play land is complete. -Make way for the Muppets! In addition to their growing presence at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Kermit and company now offer Muppet-ational moments in the Magic Kingdom park. Birnbaum sheds light on where and when to catch their hysterical-and historical-antics. -Epcot's newly-expanded International Food and Wine Festival. Cheers! -Typhoon Lagoon's newest water park attraction: Miss Fortune Falls, a water-raft ride is for the whole family! -Disney Cruise Line weighs anchor a mere 50 miles from Walt Disney World, making a surf-and-turf vacation a tempting possibility for many a Disney guest. A special Birnbaum "bonus" chapter guides guests from possibility to reality, laying out all the details for pairing a Disney Cruise with a visit to Walt Disney World.
In the 2018 edition, we'll tell young readers how to: -Join the vacation-planning fun, with kid-friendly descriptions of all the theme park shows and attractions, including maps, photos, colorful illustrations, and more. -Mingle with the Muppets in the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square! Kermit and company present historic tales there every day. This park also has a new musical show at Cinderella Castle: Mickey's Friendship Faire! -Experience Pandora-The World of AVATAR, the brand-new land at Disney's Animal Kingdom's. It features a magical boat ride and a thrilling attraction called AVATAR Flight of Passage. In it, guests of all ages fly on a Banshee over an alien world. -Discover new theme park offerings-including Epcot's Colortopia, Soarin' Around the World, and Frozen Ever After; Disney's Animal Kingdom's new spectacular called Rivers of Light, a nighttime show with live performances, floating lanterns, and swirling animal images on giant screens of water! -Meet favorite Disney characters and collect autographs from Mickey, Minnie, Anna, Elsa, Joy, Sadness, Goofy, and the gang-there are special autograph pages at the back of the book! -Get advice from young Disney experts-kids like you. The book is filled with kid-written tips and attraction reviews. -Hunt for dozens of Hidden Mickeys spread through all four Walt Disney World theme parks. -Preserve magical memories in a special scrapbook section.
As the Disneyland Resort continues to grow and evolve, trust Birnbaum as your guide! The 2018 edition delves into detailed descriptions of all attractions, resorts, and eateries; offers money-saving coupons and strategies to maximize your vacation budget; and includes a peek into what's new: -The Force is strong at Disneyland Resort-and it is getting even more powerful! In addition to a look at the 14-acre Star Wars Land, currently under construction at Disneyland park, Birnbaum gives the low-down on all the current fun, courtesy of Darth Vader and company. -The rivers are flowing again! Beloved Disneyland attractions on and around The Rivers of America have reopened. (They were temporarily shuttered while Imagineers worked on areas of the upcoming Star Wars Land). The fun zones include Tom Sawer Island, the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, The Disneyland Railroad, and the beloved nighttime extravaganza, Fantasmic! -We'll tell you all about the new experiences to look for at Disney California Adventure park, too: a thrilling new ride has debuted in Hollywood Land: Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission BREAKOUT!; a re-imagined version of this beloved attraction: Soarin' Around the World; and a brand-new musical show based on the hit film Frozen at the Hyperion Theatre. -A visit to Disneyland Resort isn't complete without meeting The Mouse and his pals. We'll give updated information on where and when to find the Big Cheese and the ever-growing cast of Disney characters; and how to enjoy a meal alongside beloved Disney friends. -Birnbaum's Official Guide to Disneyland is crammed with more Hot Tips and full-color photos than ever before. -Ready, set, run! It seems the Disneyland Marathon and other special running events get more popular each year. Birnbaum covers the fast-growing phenomenon.
In the 2017 edition of Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for Kids, we'll tell young readers how to: -- Join the vacation-planning fun, with kid-friendly descriptions of all the theme park shows and attractions, including maps, photos, colorful illustrations, and more. -- Experience a whole new land at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park: Pandora-The World of AVATAR, featuring a thrilling attraction called AVATAR Flight of Passage. In it, guests of all ages fly on a Banshee over a vast alien world. -- Discover new theme park offerings-including Epcot's interactive sing-along with Frozen's Anna and Elsa and a high-flying new attraction called Soarin' Around the World; plus Animal Kingdom park's new spectacular called Rivers of Light. The nighttime show features live performances, floating lanterns, and swirling animal images on giant screens of water! -- Awaken the Force at Walt Disney World! Disney's Hollywood Studios is getting a new name and has a brand-new Star Wars seasonal event: Seasons of the Force. It offers kid-pleasing shows and entertainment-including a fireworks extravaganza with a Star Wars theme. The park also boasts a revised Star Tours -The Adventures Continue attraction (which incorporates characters from the blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and a re-imagined Jedi Training Academy that introduces a new villain from the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels. -- See which attractions belong on many kid's "must-see" list." -- Meet favorite Disney characters and collect autographs from Mickey, Minnie, Anna, Elsa, Goofy and the gang-there are special autograph pages at the back of the book! -- Get advice from young Disney experts-kids like you. The book is filled with kid-written tips and attraction reviews. -- Hunt for dozens of Hidden Mickeys spread through all four Walt Disney World theme parks. -- Preserve magical memories in a special scrapbook section.
As Disneyland Resort continues to grow and evolve, trust Birnbaum to guide you through it all.--The Force is strong at Disneyland Resort-and it is getting even more powerful! In addition to a sneak-peek at the 14-acre Star Wars Land, currently under construction at Disneyland park, Birnbaum gives the low-down on all the current fun, courtesy of Darth Vader and company. Among the highlights: • Fittingly located in Tomorrowland, Disneyland's new Star Wars-themed seasonal event known as Seasons of the Force. Guests can rely on Birnbaum for the skinny on this multifaceted Star Wars celebration, including special entertainment, themed snack spots, and more. • Do your youngsters fancy themselves young Padawans? We can direct them to the all-new Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple where they can learn to wield a light saber and fight the Dark Side. The experience includes new characters and a new villain from Star Wars Rebels. • The adventures continue to grow at Disneyland's Star Tours! The attraction now features a new scene inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Birnbaum helps guests zero in on the optimum times to visit-and how to snag a Fastpass assignment-for this ever-popular Tomorrowland crowd-pleaser.-- We'll tell you all about the new experiences to look for at Disney California Adventure park, too. Adventurous additions include: • A brand-new ride has rolled into Cars Land-Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters. Birnbaum explains how guests can join the fun and celebrate Radiator Springs Race Day alongside Luigi and his colorful, four-wheeled cousins. • Soarin' Over California is one of the most popular Disney attractions (and a DCA original) of all time. And now a re-imagined version of this beloved attraction is soaring even higher than ever before. Learn all about the new-and-improved Soarin' Across the World in Birnbaum's Official Guide to Disneyland 2017. • It's gotten chilly over at the Hyperion Theatre, as the curtain recently went up on a brand-new musical show based on the hit film Frozen. We offer advice on how to beat the crowds and get the best seats for this house-packing production.-- A visit to Disneyland Resort isn't complete without meeting The Mouse and his pals! We'll give updated information on where and when to find the Big Cheese and the ever-growing cast of Disney characters and enjoy a meal alongside beloved Disney friends.-- Ready, set, RUN! It seems the Disneyland Marathon and other special running events get more popular each year. Birnbaum covers the fast-growing phenomenon.-- Money-saving coupons, exclusive to Birnbaum, can help readers stretch their dollars at the Disneyland Resort.
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2018 is the best source of in-depth reviews, ratings, and details of every aspect of Walt Disney World. From hotels and resorts to dining, rides, and venues, this book has it all in one place.
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 digs deeper and offers more than any other guide. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World explains how Walt Disney World works and how to use that knowledge 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 travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With an Unofficial Guide in hand, and authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides, find out what's available in every category, from best to worst, and use step-by-step detailed plans to help make the most of your time at Walt Disney World.
Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by Seth Kubersky is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new Skull Island: Reign of Kong attraction. Step-by-step detailed touring plans allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation. Includes info on where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.
Complete with secret tips from Disney's Imagineers--from where to find all the hidden Mickeys to the truth behind Madame Leota's ring at the Haunted Mansion--this tell-all handbook provides an insiders take on popular park, as well as maps of all four parks highlighting hidden surprises. Original.
Author: Eve Zibart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.
The Mouse Made EASY. Beat the crowds, the cost, and the chaos, and take the pain out of the pixie dust with Disney experts Dave Shute (yourfirstvisit.net) and Josh Humphrey (easywdw.com), whose innovative, step-by-step advice makes the up-to-date *easy Guide* your indispensable vacation planning partner.
Author: Bob Sehlinger
Publisher: Unofficial Guides
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018 is JAMPACKED with useful tips, great advice, excellent discussion, and practical travel knowledge gleaned from years of Walt Disney World travel experience. In this guidebook the authors Bob Sehlinger and Liliane Opsomer specifically address the needs of kids, with--in some cases--research and input from kids.Len Testa leads an experienced team of 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 offers more specific information than any other guidebook. 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 Walt Disney World with your children with absolute confidence and peace of mind.
The Complete Walt Disney World 2018 provides honest insights and helpful details that will make planning your next Walt Disney World vacation easy and fun. A former Walt Disney World concierge supervisor, Julie Neal freely shares her unique insight, offering hundreds of inside tips and secrets, while also tossing in an encyclopedic depth of facts and figures that you just can't find anywhere else. The book is supplemented by the stunning photography of Mike Neal.
Make Every Minute and Every Dollar of your Disney Vacation Count! Walt Disney World (r) in Florida has often been called the "most magical place on Earth". Dining at Walt Disney World (r) should be magical as well, but with over 300 on-property dining choices, it can instead be overwhelming. That is why Dining at Walt Disney World (r) - The Definitive Guide was created. Inside these pages you will find in-depth advice including: Detailed descriptions of every Disney dining venue Understanding and receiving the best value from the Disney Dining Plan How to snag hard-to-get dining reservations Saving time and money while dining What are the "must do " character meals? Disney Dining.com exclusive Picks and Tips