Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Without Kids 2010
The 2010 edition of Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids was published on September 29, 2009 by Disney Editions and is edited by Jill Safro. It is one of several Disney books written specifically for adults vacationing without children but it has not been updated in a few years.
Page: 224 pages
Publisher: Disney Editions (Birnbaum Travel Guides)
Date: September 29, 2009
Size: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
Others include The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups which is also now out of date.
It follows the same general layout as the flagship Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World book but is tailored to adults looking for fun, nightlife, shopping and even romance including weddings and honeymoons. However there is a lot of overlap and in general it is more geared towards the older visitor.
As its title suggests, Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids is specifically for singles and couples plus guests with disabilities visiting Walt Disney World without children; though young at heart
The 2010 edition gives you the latest updates on the changes in Downtown Disney, all the latest Disney restaurants, the newest Vacation Club properties at Kadani Village at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort.
If you are planning on visiting with children then you would probably be better off looking at the standard Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World book instead.
There are five main chapters totally around 220 pages in this slim volume plus colour photographs, illustrations, maps and some discount coupons. As Birnbaum is the only official Disney publisher, it tends to have all the latest details of new attractions and prices but perhaps in not as objective as more independent publications.
The first chapter, Planning Ahead, deals with planning before you go, for example, the best times to go to beat the crowds, monthly temperatures and rainfall charts, what to pack, special events, golfing vacations and cost and time saving tips. There are also sample itineraries and touring schedules geared towards adults.
The second chapter, Checking In, reviews all of the resort hotels including those in the Downtown Disney area, combined land-sea vacations with Disney Cruise Lines and details of Walt Disney World transportation.
The third chapter, Theme Parks: The Big Four, covers Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the emphasis on adult orientated attractions, rides and shows.
Buy This BookAs well as Amazon.com, Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids can also be bought at other book stores like Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca.
The fourth chapter, Diversions: Sports, Shopping and Other Pursuits, looks at the water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, natural distractions, romantic excursions, speciality cruises and resort spas.
The final chapter, Dining and Entertainment, reviews all the Disney restaurants, dinner shows and nightlife.
Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Without Kids is part of a set of seven Birnbaum books about the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney Cruise Line and the Disneyland Resort in California.
Note that most guide books are re-published annually so you can often pick up a bargain if you don’t mind last year’s edition.