Review of the Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World with Kids 2016

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By: Ashley Erickson

This is a very thorough, all-encompassing guide to visiting Walt Disney World as well as other Orlando-area attractions with the whole family. The guide gives excellent tips for making sure that the kids enjoy the trip, but that the adults will too. For first time visitors, or those who can only make the trip once every few years, this will be worth looking over to make sure you are getting the most out of your time and money.

If you do not like planning your trips this thoroughly, the guide is still very useful because it gives great reviews of attractions, dining, resorts, parades, and more. Because it is geared towards families traveling with young children, it is very honest about what attractions are appropriate for kids and what ones might be too scary or thrilling. It also provides general tips about what to pack, when the best times to go are, and a sample itinerary. Overall this is an excellent guide for planning a trip to Walt Disney World that the whole family can enjoy.


The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids is jam-packed with useful tips, great advice, excellent discussion, and practical travel knowledge gleaned from years of Walt Disney World travel experience. This guide digs deeper and offers more specific information than any other on how to enjoy the parks with children.
What’s new in The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2016?

+ Three new Unofficial Kids have joined the team, bringing the total number of advisors to seven. Check out all the great tips our United Kingdom-based crew, Alex and Kieran have gathered. They are joined in their efforts by Ricky, who lives on a small horse farm in Westchester County, NY.
+ The latest on the Frozen girls, where to see and meet them and how to do so with the shortest waiting time
+ Advice on how best to use Disney’s Fastpass+
+ Review of all the new live entertainment in the parks
+ What to expect at Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney
+ Review of the revamped Polynesian Village Resort
+ Updated touring plans, taking all new shows and rides into consideration
+ The latest about the Avatar-inspired land under construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including information on the new evening spectacular “Rivers of Light”.

Each attraction is rated by age group based on a survey of more than 40,000 families. Worried about a scary ride? There are fright-potential warnings for rides that are scary or rough. Also included are tips and stories from real families about their experiences at Walt Disney World, including tips written by kids for kids. The book comes with field-tested touring plans that can save guests 4 hours of waiting in line on an average day.
About the authors: Bob Sehlinger, a Lowell Thomas Award-winning journalist, is best known as the creator and producer of The Unofficial Guide series. Liliane Opsomer is a freelance writer and also one of the photographers to The Color Companion to Walt Disney World. Len Testa leads the team at, the website and research arm of The Unofficial Guides. Len is also coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line, and The Color Companion to Walt Disney World.

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