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I love the variety of books offered by Theme Park Press. They’ve got books about Disney history, books about the Disney College Program, books about the Disney way of life, and books about planning your Disney trip. (They’ve got books not even related to Disney too!) This particular book would fall into the Disney planning category . . .
About the Book
GETTING MAXIMUM MICKEY
The difference between an average and a fantastic Walt Disney World vacation is in the details. And no matter how much you know, there’s still a lot you don’t know. Kristi Fredericks helps close the knowledge gap with her 501 ways to save money, time, and sanity while at the happiest place on Earth.
Just a minute, you say. You’ve heard all the tips, you’ve read all the sites and all the books that promise to help you “make the most of” your Walt Disney World vacation. Are there really any new tips in here?
TouringPlans.com blogger Kristi Fredericks has come up with the Disney World travel tips book for people who are sick of Disney World travel tips books. Her 501 ways to make the most of your Disney vacation include:
- How to ensure your trip will be a success before you leave home, by packing cheap, never-thought-of essentials from your local dollar store, setting up your iPhone as a personal Disney assistant; and much more
- How to make the most of the four theme parks, by finding the best parade and photo op spots, keeping little kids enchanted by Epcot, beating the crowds out of the parks, and much more
- How to never run out of pixie dust, by keeping the kids entertained in lines, creating your own park “challenges”, treating the resort hotels as a fifth theme park, and many other “Mousecellaneous” tips
- How Kristi herself used many of the tips and techniques in this book during her countless visits to Walt Disney World, as recounted in her humorous stories and anecdotes
You’re just 501 ways from the best Disney World vacation of your life!
About the Author
Kristi Fredericks is a lifelong fan of all things Disney and has been visiting the resorts since she was a baby. She is thrilled to share her passion for the Disney parks and feels that there is nothing better than enjoying a Disney vacation with the ones you love.
Kristi is the author of A Tale of Two Resorts: Comparing Disneyland and Walt Disney World: A Traveler’s Reference, founder of the website DisneyWorldEnthusiast.com, and a blogger for TouringPlans.com. When she isn’t busy reading about, writing about, or planning for Disney, Kristi enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching movies, and playing games.
Kristi lives in Colorado with her Prince Charming husband and two sons who are growing up to be huge Disney fans as well.
Heidi Say . . .
As someone who has gone to Disney multiple times and is a professed planning and researching freak, I already knew many of the tips in this book. There were a handful, though, that were new to me (I’m not going to share them here, because I don’t want to give them away!)
For someone who is new to Disney, though, or someone who is not interested in reading a lot of planning books or websites, this book would be a HUGE help in preparing for an upcoming trip. The tips are formatted in such a way that they are quick and easy to read. You could read a few at a time and highlight the ones you really want to remember.
The entire book is written as bullet points. I might have liked to see numbers instead of bullets, just so I could be 100% certain there really are 501 tips in there. 😉 The perfectionist in me is curious, but doesn’t want to take the time to count them all – so I’m trusting Kristi on this one!
The tips in this book really will help you make the most of your trip, as the title suggests. I recommend it to Disney newbies and will be passing my copy along to friends!
Theme Park Press has excerpts from the book that you can check out before purchasing. While there, be sure to check out Kristi’s other book – A Tale of Two Resorts (I have yet to read that one, but hope to soon). The book can be purchased at Amazon.com.
***This post made possible by Theme Park Press.***