The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World, 2012 Edition
Author: Doug Ingersoll
Publisher: Alpha; Original edition (September 6, 2011)
- the most up-to-date ride ratings, prices, and hotel, park, and dining information.
- Includes itineraries, planning cards, and maps.
On my last trip to Disney, I had the chance to look through The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World. I thought there would be very little new information I could pick up. Happily, I was able to read up on all the different hotels on the Disney grounds, as I usually stay at the “Value Hotels” – Pop Century and the All Star Resorts. These are very family-friendly on a budget hotels – no frills, but plenty of action to keep the kids happy, and the cafeteria –style restaurants have great options for everyone. For anyone visiting Disney who wants a very well put together book, this is a fantastic option. It rates the hotels and lists prices, has maps for all the parks and suggests rides, includes a very comprehensive restaurant guide (it even tells you which ones are overrated – and even I agreed with what they had to say for all the selections!). The budget strategies are pretty accurate and the tips for activities outside the four parks are excellent. They even have little cheat-sheet cards that you can tear out to make sure you hit all the rides and shows you won’t want to miss. So, if you’re not a trip-a-month visitor, I’d definitely say the Idiot’s Guide is worth shelling out a few dollars, because even though most of the information is available online, it’s portable and well done.