Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 17, 2008
    Michael from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How different is the Unofficial Guide to WDW from the same but the version "with kids"? Wich one do you recommend? THANKS MOMS!!!

    If you're going to get one, I'd get the full Unofficial Guide to WDW. Most of the information in the "with kids" version is abridged from the full version. They've just pulled out the data that is most relevant to keeping the kiddos happy.

    There are many, many Disney guide books out there. The Unofficial Guide is first one I recommend to any Disney traveler. Much like the Moms Panel, they give you the real scoop on what actual guest experiences have been. In my mind, it is the biggest must-purchase item for a Disney trip. I've already pre-ordered the 2009 edition.

    Some other great guides are:

    Passporter Guide to WDW -- the best maps ever and some unique planning tools
    Open Mouse Guide -- from the Passporter family, a must-have for any guest with disabilities
    Birnbaum's Official Guide -- the party line and good photos
    E-Z Fun Guide to WDW -- a hard-to-find mom-and-pop guide (I got mine on Amazon) that has the most cogent coverage the transportation system I have found
    The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World -- also fabulous pictures and very readable ride descriptions.

    In the interest of being fully informed, I'd buy the Unofficial Guide and take a look at least one of the others I've listed. Many public libraries stock a range of Disney guide books.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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