Complete Guide to WDW

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  1. kabbie

    kabbie DIS Veteran

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    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!
     
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  3. cocowum

    cocowum <marquee><font color=deeppink>Have <img src=http:/

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    I can't wait to get my copy.:thumbsup2
     
  4. jdtopgun71

    jdtopgun71 Mouseketeer

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    Can someone please give me the complete title of this book? it sounds great.
     
  5. DisneyKevin

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    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
     
  6. Rustysmom

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    I got an autographed copy on ebay and it was cheaper than on Amazon. I really like it.
     
  7. DizzDoll

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    Ya think Barnes & Noble would carry it?
     
  8. SeattleMark

    SeattleMark Compulsive Planner and Research-aholic

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    They do, at least on line
     
  9. solferino

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    Amazon has a deal to buy this book and prebuy the 2008 UG. 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:
     
  10. Mrs Grumpy

    Mrs Grumpy Always Planning!

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    Guess I better go order me a copy. You can never have too many Disney related books :thumbsup2
     
  11. KimStaR

    KimStaR this water smells like splash mountain

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    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
     
  12. kabbie

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    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.

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

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    Just got my copy today from Amazon...looking forward to reading it.
     
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    I was trying to remember the name of it today! Thanks for the thread. :surfweb: Now I have to go order it also......
     
  15. astrodrummergirl

    astrodrummergirl The DLRP ads are taunting me!!!!!!

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    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:
     
  16. Jennygt

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    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
     
  17. Cool-Beans

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    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???????
     
  18. DizzDoll

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    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!!!
     
  19. kitty'sAuntie

    kitty'sAuntie Mouseketeer

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    Sounds like everyone loves this book! How is it different than all the other "guide books" out there?
     
  20. DizzDoll

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    Actually, I just ordered it. Hopefully I'll have it by Tuesday?
     
  21. kabbie

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    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.
     

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