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Walt Disney World Guide Book Reviews
Without the aid of research and a decent guide book, you will not get the maximum enjoyment out of a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. There is simply too much to do and not enough time so you need to plan your visits carefully to avoid spending far too long in queues and missing the best attractions and shows.
The Walt Disney World Resort covers over 47 square miles (an area twice the size of Manhattan), so it is no good just turning up at the gate with no idea of what you want to do. Do as much research as you can and buy at least one guide book, it will be money well spent.
As Bob Sehlinger so eloquently puts it in his Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World "when it comes to Walt Disney World you either need a good plan or a frontal lobotomy"
The Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Guide is the official guide but you cannot ignore The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World by Bob Sehlinger. It has sold over 4 million copies since it was first published in 1984 and is the world's number one best selling travel guide.
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. You won't get the very latest information but you could save yourself quite a bit of money.
Also look out for special deals on most Internet book sites where you can often buy two related books at a special discounted price.
Read our independent review of The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Planner: A Complete Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake for Your Unforgettable Vacation, written by the wife and husband team, Susan and Simon Veness and published on April 15, 2012
Read our independent review of Hidden Walt Disney World, Orlando and Beyond, part of the "Hidden" series written by Lisa Oppenheimer and published by Ulysses Press in November 2003
Read our independent review of the Econoguide Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, written by Corey Sandler and published by Globe Pequot Press on March 1, 2007
Read our independent review of Walt Disney World & Orlando For Dummies, a light hearted and down-to-earth style of book with the occasional cartoon scattered amongst the 400 pages
Read our independent review of the Brit Guide to Orlando and Walt Disney World 2018 by Simon and Susan Veness, published on December 5, 2017
Read our independent review of The Complete Walt Disney World 2018: The Definitive Disney Handbook, written by husband and wife team, Julie and Mike Neal and the first edition was published way back in April 2007
Read our independent review of Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers is written by Lisa M. Battista and was first published by CreateSpace on October 1, 2010. The latest edition was re-published on November 22, 2014.
Read our independent review of PassPorter's Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers, written by Cheryl Pendry who lives in the UK and published by PassPorter Travel Press on February 22, 2011
Read our independent review of PassPorter Walt Disney World 2016: The Unique Travel Guide, Planner, Organizer, Journal (Spiral Bound), and Keepsake! which is not like other books. It combines a planner where you can plan out your itinerary, an organiser to keep everything together when you visit Walt Disney World, a journal to record your activities and impressions and a keepsake to show your family on your return
Read our independent review of PassPorter's Walt Disney World Deluxe: The Unique Travel Guide, Planner, Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake! which is not like other books. It combines a planner where you can plan out your itinerary, an organiser to keep everything together when you visit Walt Disney World, a journal to record your activities and impressions and a keepsake to show your family on your return