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Plan Your Walt Disney World Vacation In No Time


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3402-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3402-0

Millions of people flock to Orlando, Florida each year to visit Walt Disney World and to experience the child-like fun of the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney-MGM Studios, and more. But anyone who has been to Walt Disney World, or who has looked into planning a vacation there, knows that there is a lot to see and it all comes with a fairly high price tag. Plan Your Walt Disney World Vacation In No Time can help you maximize your dollar, your day, and your fun! You'll discover:

  • The best and worst times of the year to visit.
  • The best places to stay on- and off-site.
  • The best dining options, attractions and rides based on a number of criteria.
  • The best ways to maximize your visits by utilizing park benefits like "Fast Pass."
Best of all, we've taken all of this great advice on how to plan your vacation and condensed it onto wallet-sized tear-out cards that you can take with you in the park. You can leave the book in your room and still remember the names of all the rides that you and the kids want to visit. Plan Your Walt Disney World Vacation In No Time will truly make your vacation the happiest place on earth!

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Dining at WDW: The Real Magic of Disney World

Dining at WDW: The Real Magic of Disney World

Table of Contents


    What Plan Your Walt Disney World Vacation In No Time Is-and What It Is Not

    Who Should Read This Book

    How to Use This Book

    Special Elements and Icons

      Trip Planning Symbols

      Attraction Ratings

    Your Vacation Needs

    Plan the Trip

1. Planning Your Walt Disney World Trip.

    Setting a Budget


      Hotel and Tickets


      Miscellaneous Costs


    When Should You Go?

      Weather Throughout the Year

      Crowd Sizes Throughout the Year

      Special Events Throughout the Year

    Getting to Walt Disney World

      Driving to Orlando

      Flying to Orlando

      Getting from the Airport to Disney World

    Getting Around Walt Disney World




    Choosing and Buying Disney Attraction Tickets

      Step 1: Pick the Number of Days for Your Magic Your Way Ticket

      Step 2: Select What Ticket Options You Want

      Water Park, Disney Quest, and Pleasure Island Tickets

    Booking a Disney Vacation Package

      Booking with Disney

      Booking with a Disney-Authorized Vacation Planner

      Booking with AAA, AARP, or Other Disney Affiliates

      Package Specials: Dining Plan and Premium Plan

    Vacation Strategies

      General Strategy #1: Plan Your First Day's Activity

      General Strategy #2: Plan Your Parks and Meals

      Disney with Children

      Disney with Adults Only

      Planning Special Events

      Packing for Your Stay at Disney

      Time Savers

    Disney Guest Services

    Do Ahead Checklist


2. Choosing a Hotel: Leisure Rules!

    Choosing Your Hotel

      Step 1: Decide If You Should Stay On- or Off-property

      Step 2: Create a "Short List" of Hotels That Match Your Budget

      Step 3: Pick Your Hotel

    Deluxe Hotels at Walt Disney World

      Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

      Disney's Beach Club Resort

      Disney's BoardWalk Inn

      Disney's Contemporary Resort

      Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

      Disney's Polynesian Resort

      Disney's Wilderness Lodge

      Disney's Yacht Club Resort

      Walt Disney World Dolphin

      Walt Disney World Swan

    Moderate Hotels at Walt Disney World

      Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

      Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

      Disney's Port Orleans Resort

    Value Hotels at Walt Disney World

      Disney's Pop Century Resort

      Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

      Disney's All-Star Music Resort

      Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

    Home Away from Home Hotels a Walt Disney World

      Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

      Disney's Beach Club Villas

      Disney's BoardWalk Villas

      Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

      Disney's Old Key West Resort

      The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

    A Disney Hotel Option: Hotel Plaza Boulevard

    Off-Property Hotel Choices

      Kissimmee Area

      Lake Buena Vista

      International Drive


3. Dining at WDW: The Real Magic of Disney World.

    Scheduling Meals: The Disney Advanced Reservations System

    Making the Most of Character Meals

    Dining at the Magic Kingdom

      Table Service

      Counter Service

    Dining at Epcot

      Table Service

      Counter Service

    Dining at Disney-MGM

      Table Service

      Counter Service

    Dining at the Animal Kingdom

      Table Service

      Counter Service

    Dining at the BoardWalk

      Table Service

      Counter Service

    Dining at Downtown Disney

      Table Service

      Counter Service

    Dining at the Resorts

      Deluxe Resorts

      Moderate Resorts

      Value Resorts

      Other Resorts


4. Magic Kingdom: Where Kids of All Ages Are Royalty.

    Main Street

      Cinderella's Castle

      Main Street Vehicles

      "SpectroMagic" Parade

      Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

      Walt Disney World Railroad

      Share a Dream Come True Parade

      Cinderella's Surprise Celebration



      Pirates of the Caribbean

      The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

      The Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management

      Jungle Cruise

      Swiss Family Treehouse


      Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

      Splash Mountain

      Country Bear Jamboree

      Frontierland Shootin' Arcade

      Tom Sawyer Island

    Liberty Square

      Liberty Square Riverboat

      The Hall Of Presidents

      The Haunted Mansion


      Storytime with Belle

      Ariel's Grotto

      Mad Tea Party

      The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

      "it's a small world"

      Dumbo the Flying Elephant

      Cinderella's Golden Carousel

      Mickey's PhilharMagic

      Peter Pan's Flight

      Snow White's Scary Adventures

    Mickey's Toontown Fair

      Toontown Hall Of Fame

      Judge's Tent

      Donald's Boat

      The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm

      Mickey's Country House

      Minnie's Country House


      Tomorrowland Indy Speedway

      Stitch's Great Escape!

      Space Mountain

      Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

      Tomorrowland Transit Authority

      Astro Orbiter

      The Timekeeper

      Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

      Galaxy Palace Theater


5. Epcot: Bringing the World and the Future Together.

    Future World

      Spaceship Earth

      Innoventions (East and West)

    The Universe of Energy Pavilion

      Ellen's Energy Adventure

    Wonders of Life Pavilion

      Body Wars

      Cranium Command

      The Making of Me

    Mission: SPACE Pavilion

      Mission: SPACE

    Test Track Pavilion

      Test Track

    The Living Seas Pavilion

      Turtle Talk with Crush

    The Land Pavilion


      Living with the Land

      Circle of Life

    Imagination! Pavilion

      "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience"

      Journey into Imagination

      ImageWorks-The Kodak "What If" Labs

    World Showcase

      IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

    Mexico Pavilion

      El Rio del Tiempo

    Norway Pavilion


    China Pavilion

      Reflections of China

    Germany Pavilion

    Italy Pavilion

    USA Pavilion

      The American Adventure

    Japan Pavilion

    Morocco Pavilion

    France Pavilion

      Impressions de France

    United Kingdom Pavilion

    Canada Pavilion

      Oh Canada!


6. Disney-MGM Studios: Be the Star of Your Vacation!

    Understanding the Park's Layout

    Hollywood Boulevard

      The Great Movie Ride

      Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade

    Vine Street

      Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

      Star Tours

      Sounds Dangerous-Starring Drew Carey

      ATAS Hall of Fame Plaza

    Commissary Lane

    Streets of America

      Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3-D

      "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" Movie Set Adventure

      Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

      Al's Toy Barn

    Mickey Avenue

      Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage!

      Voyage of The Little Mermaid

      Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Play It!

      Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tour

      The American Film Institute Showcase

      The Magic of Disney Animation

      Walt Disney: One Man's Dream

      Mickey Avenue Character Greetings

    Sunset Boulevard

      Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

      The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

      "Beauty and the Beast"-Live on Stage



7. Disney's Animal Kingdom: NâHtâZu (That's Right; It's NOT A ZOO!).

    The Oasis

    Discovery Island

      The Tree of Life

      It's Tough to Be a Bug!

      Discovery Island Trails

      Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade

    Camp Minnie-Mickey

      Festival of the Lion King

      Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails

      Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends


      Kilimanjaro Safaris

      Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

    Rafiki's Planet Watch


      Maharajah Jungle Trek

      Flights of Wonder

      Kali River Rapids

      Expedition Everest

    Dinoland U.S.A.



      The Boneyard

      Tarzan Rocks!

      TriceraTop Spin

      Primeval Whirl

      Fossil Fun Games

      Cretaceous Trail


8. Disney After Dark: Downtown Disney and BoardWalk.

    Downtown Disney

      West Side

      Pleasure Island




9. Everything Else in the World: Water Parks and Other Theme Parks.

    Blizzard Beach

    Typhoon Lagoon

    Sports, Spas, and Other Fun and Games at Walt Disney World

      Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex

      Richard Petty Driving Experience

      WDW Golf Courses

      Spas at Walt Disney World

    Disney Cruise Line

    Other Theme Parks

      Universal Studios


      Discovery Cove


A. References and Resources.

    Phone Numbers

      Disney Phone Numbers


      Official Disney Websites

      Unofficial Disney Websites

      Travel Agency Websites

      Orlando Area and Other Related Websites

B. Find the Characters.

    Magic Kingdom



    Animal Kingdom



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