By Pixie Hollow Diva
I consider myself a very knowledgeable Disney Diva. I have traveled to Disney World as a child, then as a teenager and many times as an adult. I have passed the Disney love along to my husband and it is instilled in my two young daughters. We KNOW Disney World pretty well. However, things are CONSTANTLY changing there! I travel there yearly, sometime twice a year and I feel like each time is a different experience. You try to learn new things and find out new tricks and tips out which always help to better your vacation. I was given the chance to review the new Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018. I was excited to read and look over this book. When taking on Disney World, you need a plan, especially with young children. This book helps parents plan a Disney World vacation without possibly becoming too overwhelmed. You want to make the trip and memorable and fun for your children and you can do that with learning from this guide.
I am very familiar with Disney World and I learned some new things by looking over this guide! With children, it is always good to have new tips and tricks. Traveling with children to Disney World is a completely different experience than traveling without them. It is good to know things that include children and not just Disney World in general. If you have never taken a Disney World vacation with children or have not traveled there recently, this guide will help you tremendously! The guide is broken down into many sections.
The guide is 488 pages total. Within these pages lie useful and helpful information, especially conquering Disney World with children. There are twelve sections to help you navigate through the book much easier.
- Basic Considerations
- Getting Your Act Together
- Where to Stay
- Know Before You Go
- Ready Set Tour
- The Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Universal Orlando and Sea World
- The Best of The Rest
The books chapters and self-explanatory and provide tons of great information! Several sections I had loved to see them being covered. It does break down the age groups of young children and even covers it all the way up to teenagers. I think this part of awesome because many times families have larger age gaps in children, or you are traveling with other families. By covering such a large array of ages, it helps everyone understand any age group while traveling. The guide breaks down all theme parks including pricing for passes to understanding magic hours. I also loved the fact that they spoke about strollers! This is one thing I always feel like people have no idea on what to do. They never know if they should bring their own, rent from an outside company or use Disney Worlds daily rentals. The guide covers ALL of those options, this way you can choose and understand what works for you before you go!
The guide also includes many maps. The maps include all the Disney World parks, the Orlando area along with Sea World and Universal and many more! I think the writers did a great thing by adding this tool to help you get a better understand of the area itself and theme parks. The maps provide a visual for you especially when it comes to planning with in the theme parks.
A very useful part of this book explains if a child becomes lost. This is a HUGE must know if traveling with children. There are different places to check depending on which theme park you are in that day. It is important to know what the procedure is if you happen to lose your child. It also states where to report to look for any children who may have been found. As a parent, I highly recommend you take notes on the different locations. I am pleased to see the book had covered this topic!
I love that attraction and ride restrictions which has been included. Sometimes, as you are planning your trip along with rides, it is good to know who may or may not be able to ride. This is useful, especially for families trying to Fastpass certain rides. You would need to know ahead of time the height requirement so that you know if anyone cannot ride in your family. This always works great for my family because if one of my young children cannot meet the requirement, my husband and I know ahead of time which rides we might have to parent swap on and which ones we can ride together as a family.
Not everyone wants to spend an entire trip in only Walt Disney world, even though I always do! The guide covers Universal theme park as well as Sea World. This is great by them because they understand people travel outside of just Disney World. For one price, someone is gaining tons of knowledge on Disney World, AND two other theme parks nearby. Great job as always by Unofficial Guide by covering ALL of the bases and making everything easy to understand. You can purchase this handy guide on Amazon today here but we’ve teamed up with the Unofficial Guides to offer a FREE guide to one lucky reader!!! See the details of the giveaway below.
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*Disclaimer: Liliane Opsomer from The Unofficial Guide series provided me a complimentary copy of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018 to review. She also generously has allowed Tips from the Disney Divas and Devos to give away a copy of another Unofficial Guide book to our readers. I received no other compensation for my review, and my opinions are completely my own.
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