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kabbie
07-10-2007, 06:11 PM
As soon as I heard Kevin's rave review about this book, I had to get on amazon.com and order it. It arrived a few days ago and it is one of the best Disney books I've seen. I thought I knew everything about Disney already being the Disney geek I am, but this has so many hidden secrets that other guide books don't cover.

Highly recommend it!

Thanks podcast team for all that you do!

cocowum
07-10-2007, 08:02 PM
I can't wait to get my copy.:thumbsup2

jdtopgun71
07-11-2007, 07:51 AM
Can someone please give me the complete title of this book? it sounds great.

DisneyKevin
07-11-2007, 08:39 AM
The Complete Walt Disney World by Julie and Mike Neal.

It's subtitled The Disney Handbook.

It's published by Coconut Press.

It's an awesome book.

Kevin

Rustysmom
07-11-2007, 08:47 AM
I got an autographed copy on ebay and it was cheaper than on Amazon. I really like it.

DizzDoll
07-11-2007, 08:47 AM
Ya think Barnes & Noble would carry it?

SeattleMark
07-11-2007, 09:17 AM
They do, at least on line

solferino
07-11-2007, 10:13 AM
Amazon has a deal to buy this book and prebuy the 2008 UG (http://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Guide-Disney-World-Guides/dp/0470089636/ref=sr_1_1/002-3715049-4928035?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1184167319&sr=1-1). I think I'm going to do that. Yeah, I could just wait until almost the end of August and just get the new UG, but I'm wanting some instant gratification and don't want to wait. Don't tell my friends on the budget board. :laughing: ;) :cutie:

Mrs Grumpy
07-11-2007, 10:34 AM
Guess I better go order me a copy. You can never have too many Disney related books :thumbsup2

KimStaR
07-11-2007, 04:30 PM
my local bookstores did not carry this book so i ordered this book sunday on barnes and noble.com and i am dying for it to arrive already!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have a nice lazy day today and i would have loved to have started reading already. kevin... i know that you reviewed this book because you genuinely liked it, but so many people are buying it because of you, the authors should give you some money! :scratchin

kabbie
07-11-2007, 05:21 PM
Ya think Barnes & Noble would carry it?

I think you'll have better luck ordering online. I did check my local Barnes and Noble & Borders and neither one carried it. Here is what the cover looks like it.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fyxfuvaDL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

The fun facts & details about the attractions is phenomenal! I especially liked the section on AK and MK.

TJK
07-11-2007, 07:12 PM
Just got my copy today from Amazon...looking forward to reading it.

mommyceratops
07-11-2007, 09:21 PM
I was trying to remember the name of it today! Thanks for the thread. :surfweb: Now I have to go order it also......

astrodrummergirl
07-12-2007, 03:48 AM
I am soooo eager to read it, I ordered it on the 28th June from a marketplace seller on amazon.co.uk and am still waiting for it!!!:mad:

Jennygt
07-12-2007, 02:08 PM
I just got mine a few days ago and as I was fliping around I saw a photo of one of my Mom's close friends! I like the book as well I just have not had time to get into it yet. :thumbsup2

Cool-Beans
07-12-2007, 02:36 PM
I got it, too. In fact, between the time it took for me to get it in my amazon cart and check-out, the price went up $6-$7. I quick-like-a-bunny went over to Barnes&Noble.com and it was MUCH cheaper there.

It is a great little book, but I agree that it is NOT a book for first-timers planning their first trip...unless they also get the Unofficial Guide.

I'm also wondering if this book is independent of Disney or if Disney is producing it. How were they able to use all those pics?

Could I write a book (were I talented enough to do so) and use Disney pictures all over the place???????

DizzDoll
07-12-2007, 02:47 PM
I think you'll have better luck ordering online. I did check my local Barnes and Noble & Borders and neither one carried it. Here is what the cover looks like it.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fyxfuvaDL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

The fun facts & details about the attractions is phenomenal! I especially liked the section on AK and MK.

Thanks for your advice. I'll order it tonight when I get home. Much as I love Epcot, AK and MK are my favorites. Looking forward to another Disney book!!!

kitty'sAuntie
07-12-2007, 03:11 PM
Sounds like everyone loves this book! How is it different than all the other "guide books" out there?

DizzDoll
07-12-2007, 03:13 PM
Actually, I just ordered it. Hopefully I'll have it by Tuesday?

kabbie
07-12-2007, 04:52 PM
Sounds like everyone loves this book! How is it different than all the other "guide books" out there?

Most guide books (Unoffical Guide for one) cover the resorts/dining extensively and offer very few pictures.

The Complete Guide is mainly all about the 4 theme parks (but has a decent section on Downtown Disney and recreation) and offer great color pictures. There's also great sample touring schedules (very simplistic) and shopping guides. Not to mention a 10 page spread on animals you'll find at AK.

Other books are great for planning, but this book is good for reminding me of my favorite place.

I don't know about the rest of you, but the map of the whole WDW area confused me for awhile. I am used to seeing the official maps with MK at north, AK at west and Epcot/MGM at SE.

Crazy4Disney06
07-12-2007, 09:27 PM
I saw this book at Staples a few weeks ago, I wish I had bought it. I'm going to look on ebay now!

Crazy4Disney06
07-12-2007, 09:30 PM
What is the best book for first timers? I have the Unofficial Guide which has tons of good information in there, but I could always use another disney book!:goodvibes

SeattleMark
07-12-2007, 11:03 PM
Sounds like everyone loves this book! How is it different than all the other "guide books" out there?

Tons of great info
FULL of color photos (provided by Disney, plus the authors)
Gives you the story BEHIND every area and attraction

What I like about it most is that, along with a ton of info, it truly conveys a great sense of fun! It really gets you hyped to go (like the Official Guide), gives you a LOT of info (like the UNofficial Guide) plus has all those gorgeous color photos (like nothing else).

Highy recommended!

Cool-Beans
07-12-2007, 11:08 PM
What is the best book for first timers? I have the Unofficial Guide which has tons of good information in there, but I could always use another disney book!:goodvibesIMO, you have the best book. The UG is the most informative and comprehensive. :)

This "complete" book really isn't a guide book...but it is really interesting! Lots of info, trivia kind of stuff, about the rides. And a nice section on Christmas. I haven't read the whole thing, but I like it.

Another good book to pump you up is Disney's Official Guide - the Birnbaum book. Lots of cute pics and such. :)

luvthemouse71
07-13-2007, 08:12 PM
I bought this at my local Barnes and Noble and it is excellent..Lots of pics and facts about Disney. I think this book is my favorite Disney guide(and I pretty much have them all).

labbott
07-15-2007, 12:03 AM
I ordered Fodors thinking I was gettint the one Kevin reviewed. Headed to Border's now to correct my error!

PrincessBelle39
07-15-2007, 04:15 PM
I've just bought one off ebay....can't wait for it to arrive.
:banana:

jdtopgun71
07-15-2007, 05:01 PM
Got mine two days ago and it looks great. Lots of pics and from the sections I have thumbed through it seems they have some great tips that I haven't seen before. (I have a shelf full of just about every WDW book out there and this one ranks very high)

Thanks for the great tip Kevin!

jdtopgun71
07-15-2007, 05:04 PM
Personally I still think the Unofficial guide is the best resource for planning your trip. I think this Complete WDW book complements the Unofficial guide because it has lots of great color pics.

Good Luck!

jdtopgun71
07-15-2007, 05:05 PM
What is the best book for first timers? I have the Unofficial Guide which has tons of good information in there, but I could always use another disney book!:goodvibes

Personally I still think the Unofficial guide is the best resource for planning your trip. I think this Complete WDW book complements the Unofficial guide because it has lots of great color pics.

Good Luck!

DisneyKevin
07-15-2007, 06:54 PM
I dont think this is the book for beginners.

I think this is more of a "user's manual" or handbook.

I was astounded by the wealth of information...and the really cool, "geeky" :rotfl2: stuff that you dont get anywhere else, but just thrills me.

I have learned some awesome information from this book and I love knowing the derails that not everyone else knows. Only now they can.

As a matter of fact...I was loaned a copy of this book to review and asked if I could keep it....and WDW is 15 minutes away.

Gotta tell you...:rotfl:...this is a good one.

Kevin

solferino
07-15-2007, 08:23 PM
wow- 3 days ago it was discounted at amazon- I ordered it for 16 and some change- tonight it's selling for full price. :confused3

So happy to see enthusiastic reviews for it. Unfortunately once it arrives I have to read it in secret because DD doesn't know about the trip yet. :laughing:

kabbie
07-15-2007, 09:28 PM
wow- 3 days ago it was discounted at amazon- I ordered it for 16 and some change- tonight it's selling for full price. :confused3 So happy to see enthusiastic reviews for it. Unfortunately once it arrives I have to read it in secret because DD doesn't know about the trip yet. :laughing:

I think it's the power of the DIS.

solferino
07-15-2007, 10:09 PM
I think it's the power of the DIS.

I wondered if that was the case. Overstock.com (http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movies-Music-Games/The-Complete-Guide-to-Walt-Disney-World/2503811/product.html?IID=prod2503811) has it discounted. They're slower on shipping though because their books go out via media mail. I don't remember if they give you alternative shipping options though.