This is the first edition of PassPorter’s Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers and is written by Cheryl Pendry who lives in the UK. It was published by PassPorter Travel Press on February 22, 2011 and runs to 262 pages. Cheryl Pendry has also written the PassPorter’s Disney Vacation Club Guide for Members and Members-To-Be.
As its name suggests this book is geared towards holidaymakers from the United Kingdom visiting Walt Disney World, particularly for the first time taking you all the way from the planning stage to your time in Florida.
As well as Walt Disney World it also covers the other main Orlando attractions including Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Wet 'n Wild as well as two slightly further afield destinations, Busch Gardens in Tampa and Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
This is very much a companion book to the main PassPorter’s Walt Disney World Deluxe and Spiral bound editions and should not be regarded as your sole Disney guide book.
PassPorter’s Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers is divided into seven chapters starting with a general planning section, followed by chapters on budgeting for American prices and travelling to the States.
For the first time visitor, the travelling to the States chapter will be especially useful with details on the best time to go, weather, passport and immigration requirements, packing, airlines, hotel and airport parking, insurance, transportation, duty-free allowances and driving in America. There are also current currency conversion rate tables that can be cut out and kept in your wallet (though obviously these will be out of date very quickly).
The next chapter deals with accommodation and it focuses on hotels that are commonly featured in holiday brochures from UK travel agents and operators, such as those found around Walt Disney World at Lake Buena Vista, the International Drive area and Kissimmee. There are also details of the Disney Vacation Club.
The chapter on touring the parks details the four main Walt Disney World parks plus places like Downtown Disney, the two Disney water parks, Disney’s Wide World of Sport and the other theme parks mentioned above.
There is then a chapter on eating with details of the Disney restaurants and other popular restaurant chains in the area plus the differences between dining in the UK and America.
The final wrap chapter covers how to get the best out of the holiday for children, special celebrations, shopping, the Disney Cruise Line and understanding the American language.
This is very much a companion book to the main PassPorter’s Walt Disney World 2011 Deluxe and Spiral bound editions and should not be regarded as your sole Disney guide book. For example each of Disney’s parks only gets around 6 pages of description and PassPorter recommend that you use this book in conjunction with their main guide book.
Throughout the book there are readers tips including ideas on how to save money and advice whilst in the parks.
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.