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  • On Mar 2, 2012
    Aimee from MA 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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    We are planning to go to Disney for the first time this fall. Is there a really good book we can buy telling us all about disney and the best way to make reservations for hotels, dinners and activities?

    Hi Aimee,

    If you've been to any of the large, national chain bookstores lately, you've probably discovered there are many different books on planning Walt Disney World vacations available.  I have a few favorites I'd be happy to recommend.  Although it is a bit outdated, I love the resort maps and descriptions in Rick and Gayle Perlmutter's Walt Disney World for Couples book.  You won't find this book in most bookstores but it is still available on  Kim Wiley's Walt Disney World With Kids is another great option.  I enjoy the insider's secrets in this book.  And finally, my most recent favorite is The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walt Disney World by my friend and colleague, Doug, here at the Moms Panel.  The 2012 edition of this book was just released not long ago so you can't beat it for up-to-date information.  I think you'll find this book particularly useful as you make your dining plans.

    Don't forget that we at the Moms Panel are here to answer your questions too.  If there's anything you'd like to know about hotels, dinners, and activities at Walt Disney World, we are here to help.  Post as many questions as you like!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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