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New Color Companion to Walt Disney World Available!

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2015ColorCompanionOur new edition of The Unofficial Guide Color Companion to Walt Disney World is out. This guidebook has more than 500 full-color photos of Disney’s rides, restaurants, and resorts. This edition’s updates feature all of the new Fantasyland attractions, such as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and new restaurants like Be Our Guest.

Some of my favorite new parts of the Color Companion are the theme park infographics. These two-page color spreads are like cheat sheets for visiting the parks. Tip #1 includes the park’s typical Extra Magic Hours schedule, plus the pros and cons of Morning and Evening Extra Magic Hours. Tip #2 shows which attractions benefit most from FastPass+ in each park. Tip #3 explains why it’s important to arrive early.

Tip #4 shows which attractions get crowded fastest, and which attractions to visit during the busy, middle part of the day. And Tip #5 shows you which attractions are likely to still have FastPass+ reservations on the day you’re visiting the park. This is the first time we’ve presented this information in print, and it’s super useful when trying to figure out where to use your 3 advance FastPass+ reservations. Big thanks to graphic artist Cassandra Poertner for coming up with these (that’s Cassandra and her daughter in the flying boat).


Besides these, the Color Companion features the usual Unofficial Guide advice on which attractions are worth your time, and which restaurants are worth your money. Updates include everything from the closures of Maelstrom and the Studios Backlot Tour, to the removal of the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, to the new Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom.

This edition has practical recommendations on what it’s like to visit a destination as large as Walt Disney World. A great new photo is this guy deciding he’s had enough at Epcot:





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Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

5 thoughts on “New Color Companion to Walt Disney World Available!

  • If we have the 2015 Kindle edition, is this included? Will it be automatically downloaded with the monthly updates? Thanks!

  • How about for Nook?

    • Yes, it should be available soon on every major platform. Let me know if it can’t be found for Nook, DJ. Thanks!

  • Great! Will it be available on kindle?


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