Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 22, 2008
    Melody from LA 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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    I just purchased the Unofficial Guide to WDW 2009. I was excited when I ordered it but must say I'm disappointed. 850 pages of things I already knew or don't care about knowing. Any suggestions on books/guides that aren't so mundane? You guys are great!!

    I have NEVER heard this comment. As a source for Disney touring tips, the UG is unparalleled. I've read it cover to cover for the past ten years. But if you're looking for a different source of travel advice, I list some other popular WDW travel guides HERE. You can also find WDW information on the websites,,,,,,,,,, and MANY others. Bret discusses Disney podcasts HERE.

    If it's in-depth you want, you may need a book that is not travel guide. Here are a few picks from my personal library:

    - FUN: The Imagineering Field Guide series by the Imagineers; Hidden Mickeys by Barrett; Passporter's Treasure Hunts by Marx; Walt Disney World Trivia Book by Mongello

    -  ACADEMIC: Disney Discourse by Smoodin; Deconstructing Disney by Byrne & McQuillan; Vinyl Leaves by Fjellman; The Mouse Machine by Telotte; Rethinking Disney by Budd & Kirsch; Disney and His Worlds by Bryman; The Magic Kingdom by Watts; The Disney Version by Schickel; Tinker Belles and Evil Queens by Griffin

    - BUSINESS: Inside the Magic Kingdom Connellan; Spinning Disney's World by Ridgway; Disney War by Stewart; Inside the Mouse by The Project on Disney

    - BIOGRAPHY: Walt Disney by Gabler

    - ART: Building a Dream by Dunlop; The Art of Walt Disney by Finch

    - FICTION: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Doctorow; The Dream Factory by Barkley & Helper; Kingdom Keepers by Pearson

    I have LOTS more, but I've run out of room. Try your library for these and others. Happy reading!

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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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