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goofygal531
04-20-2008, 10:30 PM
Anyone remember the book they recommended - something like "how to plan a disney vacation and not stress about it"?? Someone sent it to them and they promised to read it...

I can't remember the exact title?

trivial
04-20-2008, 11:06 PM
So ... You're Going to Disney World: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the planning process by Steve Russo

http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Going-Disney-World/dp/0595466907/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208751942&sr=8-1

WaltD4Me
04-20-2008, 11:19 PM
Only 4 left in stock at Amazon. The power of the podcast! :thumbsup2

goofygal531
04-21-2008, 10:01 AM
Thank you! That's it!:goodvibes

mandymommy4
04-21-2008, 10:24 AM
Hey Mare, :wave2: So I see you leave the GF boards every now and then too....

I think this is a great book, my friend who has NEVER been to WDW and is taking her kids for the first time is reading it. She got overwhelmed by the DIS :rotfl:

I told her to take one of my happy pills and let me help but she doesn't trust me..... :confused3

goofygal531
04-21-2008, 02:33 PM
Yeah, I venture out sometimes :rotfl2:

A friend of mine just booked her third WDW vacation and is stressing over the fact that she knows she's going to start stressing over planning the vacation. :rotfl:

I plan on picking up a copy of the book for her.

WaltD4Me
04-21-2008, 02:51 PM
I picked up the other book Kevin recommended. The Complete Guide to Disney World 2008 by Julie Neal and it is really pretty good. Lots of stuff I know, but she got alot of fun facts and stuff I didn't know in there. It's a fun read and something to pass the time with between trips.

JMADgrad
04-21-2008, 03:42 PM
Hello! Has anybody read the both that book and the Unofficial Guide? I've only read the UG (which I think is great - but stressful reading) and wondering if maybe I should check out the other since I am already a bit neurotic and having read the UG I find myself worrying about EVERYTHING. :scared:

goofygal531
04-21-2008, 04:14 PM
I just read the UOGforK, it's the cliff notes version of the "big book". And it didn't do anything for me. I actually didn't like it. :headache:

I'm not the type to count how many people are in front of us and in back of us on line to know how many times we can ride Dumbo!:rotfl2:

I also didn't like that they suggested you have your child wear shoe lifts if they don't meet the height requirement. As a mom, I follow the rules when it comes to my children's safety. If my DS4 does not make the height requirement, he's not riding - end of story. That turned me off the book completely.

I'd try the other two books suggested above.
Mare

Minniemouse07
04-21-2008, 04:53 PM
I have (in the order that I :love: them and/or find useful)...

Planning
Passporter (If you have to get one...get this one)
Unofficial Guide (If you can get two...get this one too!)

Background Info
Imagineering Guides (MK, Epcot, AK...and waiting for DHS)
The Complete Walt Disney World (I know some consider this a planning guide..but I think it is lacking planning info. I do love the extra info and the gorgeous photos though!)

Kids' WDW Books
Guide to the Magic for Kids (absolute gem of a book of all things WDW for kids, lots of extras, journal pages and dd (6.5yo loves it!)
Birnbaums For Kids, by Kids (really thin coverage of WDW, about 1/3-1/2 of attractions covered, nothing extra for kids...The only book on this list that I think was a thorough waste of my money.)

Extra fun stuff for WDW
Hidden Mickey's / The Lost Journals (I love both equally. They are great for "things to do in line" activities.)

JMADgrad
04-23-2008, 06:18 PM
I have (in the order that I :love: them and/or find useful)...

Planning
Passporter (If you have to get one...get this one)
Unofficial Guide (If you can get two...get this one too!)

Background Info
Imagineering Guides (MK, Epcot, AK...and waiting for DHS)
The Complete Walt Disney World (I know some consider this a planning guide..but I think it is lacking planning info. I do love the extra info and the gorgeous photos though!)

Kids' WDW Books
Guide to the Magic for Kids (absolute gem of a book of all things WDW for kids, lots of extras, journal pages and dd (6.5yo loves it!)

Thanks!:thumbsup2
Birnbaums For Kids, by Kids (really thin coverage of WDW, about 1/3-1/2 of attractions covered, nothing extra for kids...The only book on this list that I think was a thorough waste of my money.)

Extra fun stuff for WDW
Hidden Mickey's / The Lost Journals (I love both equally. They are great for "things to do in line" activities.)

Thanks - I have not looked into anything other than UOG - time for a trip to Borders!:thumbsup2

firemanx
04-23-2008, 07:56 PM
Another great WDW history book is Since the World Began: Walt Disney World: The First 25 years.by Jeff Kurtti

Cyrano
04-24-2008, 01:43 PM
Hello! Has anybody read the both that book and the Unofficial Guide? I've only read the UG (which I think is great - but stressful reading) and wondering if maybe I should check out the other since I am already a bit neurotic and having read the UG I find myself worrying about EVERYTHING. :scared:
IMHO The Complete Guide is not a trip planning book in the same guise as UG.
For detail the Complete guide is a joy with fantastic photographs. There is about 3 pages on Tower of terror alone.
I've just finished the UG that I got as a present and will be putting the new edition at the top of the list for next years trip :thumbsup2

JMADgrad
04-24-2008, 07:02 PM
IMHO The Complete Guide is not a trip planning book in the same guise as UG.
For detail the Complete guide is a joy with fantastic photographs. There is about 3 pages on Tower of terror alone.
I've just finished the UG that I got as a present and will be putting the new edition at the top of the list for next years trip :thumbsup2

You make an interesting point - I think I may be ready to read something with more detail now that I have plowed throught the UG twice. Thanks for the info. on CG.;)

firemanx
04-24-2008, 07:08 PM
If your interested in a book that pays attention to the details, and the intricacies of what into the parks I will suggest once again Since the World Began: Walt Disney World: The First 25 years.by Jeff Kurtti It's a pretty good read, and gives you alot of insight.

Mrs Grumpy
04-24-2008, 07:18 PM
So ... You're Going to Disney World: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the planning process by Steve Russo

http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Going-Disney-World/dp/0595466907/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208751942&sr=8-1

I just got my copy of this book in the mail a couple of days ago. Haven't started reading it yet. I also bought Spinning Disney's World by Charles Ridgway.

I have the deluxe Passporter, Trivia Book, Hidden Mickeys book and the Unofficial Guide.