Okay, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical when I received a copy of this book to review. I mean, how many books can possibly be written about the Mouse’s Kingdom? A quick search on BarnesandNoble.com shows 989 results-that’s a lot. But right away I could see that this book was a little different. First, it’s not just a book telling you where to see, what to eat and what to do. It’s got several organizer pockets and a journal section so you can chronicle your trip and keep it as a keepsake.
The book does have all of the “usual” information about how to plan your Disney vacation, when to avoid the crowds and what to expect while in the Magical Kingdom. It also gives a fairly comprehensive overview on each resort so you will have a good idea which one will fit your family’s needs and budget, including options outside of the park.
Every restaurant, retail store, ride and attraction are also detailed and is meant to be used as a reference for while you are in the park. So if you find yourself in Frontierland and need a bite to eat, you’ll know that there are three choices, what the price range is for each and if the Disney Dining Plan option is available.
So bottom line is that if you’re a first-time visitor to Walt Disney World (or an infrequent visitor) and want to make the most out of your trip then this planner and book could prove to be an invaluable resource.
Information on the book:
Based on the popular family travel guide The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World, F+W Media brings you The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner: A Complete Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake for Your Unforgettable Vacation (April 2012) By Susan Veness and Simon Veness (ORLANDO). This guide is more than just a place to keep your important phone numbers and schedules. This all-the-fun-in-one journal is a celebration of the happiest place on earth—and a peek inside its magic!