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The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner: A Complete Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake for Your Unforgettable Vacation

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner: A Complete Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake for Your Unforgettable Vacation is written by the wife and husband team, Susan and Simon Veness and the first edition was published on April 15, 2012.

Susan and Simon Veness will be familiar to British Florida fans as they also co-author the Brit’s Guide to Orlando which is updated each year. Susan Veness has also written The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Slightly confusingly the similarly titled “The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner” can be seen as a companion to the original “Hidden Magic” book and has 100 new secrets. Is similar in concept to the Passporter Walt Disney World books and like the Passporter books, it is as much about planning your trip and the ensuing memories as the actual rides and attractions. To that end, it has fold-out maps and pockets for keepsakes like photos and receipts plus space to write your own journal entries and collect autographs.

The magic is in the story; if you don’t know the story you’re just taking another ride

With stories and anecdotes, the book will immerse you in the creative genius of Disney’s Imagineers with the details behind every attraction and restaurant, to give you a greater appreciation and hence more enjoyment.

Format: Paperback (spiral bound)
Page: 352 pages
Publisher: Adams Media
Date: April 15, 2012
ISBN: 1440528101
Size: 8.5 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches

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This book will particularly appeal to first time visitors to Walt Disney World with its Rookie Mistake and Reality Check features to help you avoid the pitfalls that many first time visitors might make.

The first chapter covers the planning of your trip and practicalities like choosing your park tickets, how the FASTPASS system works and travelling with children. The second chapter covers an in depth look at the accommodation both in the World and outside with the pros and cons of each.

Each of the four main parks gets its own chapter and the book also covers the water parks, Downtown Disney and the other Disney properties. A selection of colour photographs rounds off the publication.

A series of icons and ratings help you decide on the best rides, attractions and restaurants depending upon the likes and dislikes of your family/party.

Attractions are rated for both their overall appeal, scare factor and potential motion sickness/visual disorientation. Useful summary tables grade the rides in terms of motion discomfort and highlight the more intense rides so you know which ones to head for or avoid depending upon your constitution! All dining options are also rated for value, budget and service times to help plan where you might want to eat throughout the day.

In summary, The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner makes a great planner style guide book to Walt Disney World and will enhance your holiday, as well as providing a way to capture those special Disney moments.

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