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    The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and Disneyland

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The 2023 edition includes new coverage on how to make best use of Disney's Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane ride reservation systems. Other new or substantially updated topics include:

  • How to save money on Disney hotels by renting 'points' from Disney Vacation Club owners
  • How to substantially cut your commute time to the parks
  • Updated reviews of Walt Disney World's restaurants
  • Complete coverage of Disney's new Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy, and TRON Lightcycle Run attractions
  • and MORE!

More Guides from the Unofficial Team

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2023

  • The latest scoop on Disneyland's reimagined Toontown and the new Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway ride
  • Updated information on the resort's returning live entertainment, including World of Color, the Main Street Electrical Parade, and Fantasmic!
  • Comprehensive in-depth advice on when and how to use Disney's Genie+ and Lightning Lane line-skipping services
  • In-depth coverage on visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, including how to ride Rise of the Resistance with the shortest wait
  • Profiles and ratings for more than 30 Disneyland Resort and Anaheim hotels, including a preview of the Disneyland Hotel's expansion
  • A guide to Universal Studios Hollywood's groundbreaking Mario Kart ride and the rest of the new Super Nintendo World

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2023

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  • Learn when to visit Universal to get lower crowds and bigger hotel discounts
  • Find updated advice on how to take advantage of Early Park Admission, Universal Express, Virtual Line, and other time-saving tricks
  • Get an up-close look at each Universal resort hotel, plus expanded coverage of nearby off-site hotels
  • Read ratings and reviews of new dining options in the parks and CityWalk, including more plant-based menu items
  • Take in new tips for experiencing Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and the Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure
  • See sneak peeks of the interactive Minions attraction and movie-inspired escape rooms currently under construction

The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2023

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Here's what's new in the Unofficial Guide to DCL 2023:

  • Take in advice for first-time cruisers: money-saving strategies, packing tips and other pre-trip preparation, preferred ships and itineraries, and how to hit the deck running your first day onboard
  • Our experiences on Disney's newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish
  • Suggestions for deciding whether a Disney cruise or a Walt Disney World vacation is the better choice for your family
  • The scoop on different stateroom types and how to choose the best room for your needs
  • Detailed descriptions of DCL's ports of call around the world
  • Everyone to have fun on Castaway Cay, DCL's private Bahamian island that we think is the most fun in the Caribbean

More Walt Disney World Unofficial Guides

As thorough as we try to make The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World - the "Big Book" - there isn't sufficient space for all the tips and valuable information that may be important and useful to certain readers. Thus, we've developed additional Disney World guides, each designed to work in conjunction with the Big Book. All provide information tailored to specific Disney World visitors.

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2023

by Bob Sehlinger and Liliane J. Opsomer with Len Testa presents planning and touring tips for a family vacation, along with more than 20 special touring plans for families that are not published anywhere else.

What Makes the Kids Guide Different from the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World?

  • Learn when to visit Walt Disney World to get lower crowds and bigger hotel discounts
  • Find insider coverage of EPCOT's new Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster—the longest indoor roller coaster in the world
  • Read reviews or each attraction—including TRON Lightcycle Coaster—rated by age group based on a survey of almost 72,000 families
  • Take in the latest on new Disney programs such as Early Theme Park Entry
  • Use Disney's new Genie+ ride reservation system to cut down on waits in line
  • Get fright-potential warnings for rides that are scary, rough, and/or will get you wet
  • Save more with information on discounted stroller rentals, car rentals, and vacation homes
  • Updates on all the Universal Orlando attractions, including news from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and information on the value-oriented, on-site Endless Summer Resort

Last updated on December 9, 2022