The Reader Survey for the Unofficial Guide is found at http://touringplans.com/unofficial-guide. Choose WDW Survey for Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or DL Survey for Disneyland Resort in California.
Part One - Planning Before You Leave Home
The contact information for the Florida Roomsaver Guide has changed:
You can sign-up at roomsaver.com to have a free monthly guide sent to you by email, or the guide can be viewed right there online. If you prefer a hard copy over a digital version, you can request one by calling 800.222.3948, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. To order by mail, write to 13709 Progress Blvd., Box 14, Alachua, FL 32615. The guide is still free, but you pay $3 for handling ($5 if shipped to Canada).
The live chats at WDWRadio.com are usually on Wednesdays, not Tuesdays.
Disney's Princess Half Marathon draws crowds of (mostly) female runners in late February.
Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon is a nighttime race in early October which will increase crowds at the Food and Wine Festival on race night.
Part 3 - Accommodations
Disney also placed their hotel rooms on Priceline (priceline.com). While still abstaining from the â€œName Your Own Priceâ€ aspect of the site, Disneyâ€™s hotel rooms are now in Pricelineâ€™s inventory and available through its conventional booking engine at a discounted rate.
The Disney Deluxe Villas resorts (Saratoga Springs, BoardWalk Villas, Beach Club Villas, Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas, and Bay Lake Tower) have DVD players, not VCRs.
The Magic Your Way Premium page includes 2 snacks per day not per meal (yikes!).
Part 10 - Dining in and Around Walt Disney World
As of March 11, 2011, dinner at Le Cellier will be 2 dining credits on the Disney Dining Plan. Lunch will remain one credit.
Flying Fish Cafe now offers a Chef's Tasting Wine Dinner. It is for ages 14 and up and reservations must be made one day in advance.
Kona Cafe now includes an adjacent sushi bar which is open from 5-10pm daily. It also serves coffee and breakfast pastries from 6:30-11:30am.
Part 11 - The Magic Kingdom
Toontown closed for the Fantasyland expansion on February 12, 2011.
Character greetings have moved to:
Mickey and Minnie - Exposition Hall - Main Street, U.S.A.
Fairies - Future World in Epcot
Princesses - Adventureland Verandah
Part 14 - Disney's Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios Orlando, and Seaworld
Block Party Bash has been replaced with Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun.
High School Musical Pep Rally has been replaced with Disney Channel Rocks!
Part 15 - Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World
Disney's Animal Kingdom now offers the Wild Africa Trek in addition to the Backstage Safari and Wild By Design Tours. The 3-hour tour costs $189/person and is open to guests 8 and older. Call 407-WDWTOUR for more details.
Last updated: October 25, 2013