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Disney World Treasure Hunt: Hidden Gems in the Disney Parks and Resorts...And How to Find Them

You've probably heard about Hidden Mickeys, those three-circled representations of Mickey Mouse that Disney Imagineers love to hide all around Walt Disney World. There are books on where to find Hidden Mickeys, but what about the other whimsical hidden details throughout the Walt Disney World parks and resorts?

Some of these "hidden" gems are getting to be common knowledge, like the five-legged goat in the mural at the Contemporary Resort and the Singing in the Rain umbrella at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Others, like the wedding ring in the Haunted Mansion queue line or the mouse ears on one of the Vikings in the Maelstrom ride mural, are less well known.

This book, "Disney World Treasure Hunt: Hidden Gems in the Disney Parks and Resorts...And How to Find Them," is your map to more than 50 such gems. You'll learn about things like a very special Hidden Mickey you can only see for one hour once a year and the AAA 13 Diamond plaque in the Tower of Terror.

Read about these hidden treasures and enjoy the photos of each one. Them bring the book with you when you visit Walt Disney World and see how many you can track down in person.

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Fact or Fiction? 20 Urban Legends, Ghost Stories, Rumors & Secrets of Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is a legendary vacation destination, and it's also a fertile ground for urban legends. Almost everyone has heard the tale of Walt Disney's frozen head or his cryogenically preserved body or the story of the secret tunnels below the Magic Kingdom. Those are just two of the rumors that swirl around this Disney resort. Other stories involve ghosts in Pirates of the Caribbean, human ashes in the Haunted Mansion, emu legs being passed off as turkey, monorail expansions, abandoned island attractions, flashers on Splash Mountain, a pop-apart Cinderella Castle, and the fate of the long-defunct Plaza Swan Boats that used to ferry passengers in the Magic Kingdom.

Are these stories true or false? Find out in "Fact or Fiction? 20 Urban Legends, Ghost Stories, Rumors & Secrets of Walt Disney World." This book examines 20 of the most common Disney rumors, as well as some related myths, and gives the truth behind the tale. It's packed with informative supporting links if you want to confirm the information and learn even more Disney World facts and trivia.

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Mickey Mouse is My Neighbor: Living Next Door to Disney World in Celebration, Florida
Once upon a time, a Disney World fan named Barb was stuck on the cold tundra of Chicago. She could only visit her beloved Florida theme parks once or twice a year. She must have had a Fairy God Mother because one day, despite many obstacles, she found the perfect house in the perfect town for a Disney lover like herself: Celebration, Florida. She didn't have a pumpkin coach, so she packed up her Aztek with her husband, pets, and belongings to start a new life living next door to Mickey Mouse where she could hear the Magic Kingdom and Epcot fireworks through her windows every night.

"Mickey Mouse is My Neighbor: Living Next Door to Disney World in Celebration, Florida" is the story of Barb's adventures, from the time she bought her house in Celebration in 2003 while still living and working in Chicago to the glorious day in 2005 when she made her official move to Florida. It follows her adventures as a long distance commuter and her first year as a full-time resident in Celebration, as adapted from her Celebration, Florida, blog.

Other books claim to tell the true story about life in Celebration, Florida, but Barb writes from the perspective of a real resident who calls the town her permanent home, not of someone who moved there temporarily just to bang out a quick book. Even though she sometimes takes a cynical view, her love for her hometown is always apparent.

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How To See Walt Disney World Like a Local
Ever wished you knew a local who could help you plan your trip to Walt Disney World and the other Kissimmee and Orlando attractions? This ebook is just like having a local in your ebook reader!

Do you know what the “pizza scam” is, or which parks have paid front-of-the-line access? How about where to see animals or the fireworks show for free at Walt Disney World, or how to get free boat and monorail rides? Do you know where your kids can have free water fun, even if you're not staying at a Disney hotel? This 10,000 word booklet tells you all that and more.

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Walt Disney World Character Meals and Fun Restaurants: Where to Find Them, How to Book Them, and What to Expect
You want to meet Mickey Mouse and the other Disney characters, but you don't wait to wait in line. Why not book a character meal at the Walt Disney World Resort? You can dine with Mickey and his friends, Winnie the Pooh and his buddies from the Hundred Acre Wood, or popular Disney Princesses like Cinderella, Belle, and Aurora at restaurants in the theme parks and at the Disney hotels.

This book is packed with information on every character meal throughout Disney World, including personal tips and hints from the author. Learn where to find them, how to book them, and how to choose the best character meal experience for your family.

You'll learn which characters appear at which meals, typical menu items, price ranges, and the overall atmosphere at each restaurant. This ebook tells you which places are best for fidgety youngsters, which ones have more upscale food options, and even where you can get alcoholic beverages if you're on the Disney Dining Plan.

This ebook doesn't stop at character dining. It discusses other fun restaurants and dinner shows at the theme parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney. Learn where to dine with Wild West townsfolk or how to step back in time to the 1950s to eat.

You'll also learn about the Disney Dining Plan, a great way to save money on your vacation and keep yourself on budget, and the Tables in Wonderland discount card.

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20 Things You Never Knew You Could Do At Walt Disney World
Everyone knows about classic rides and shows at the Walt Disney World theme parks, like Space Mountain, the Haunted Mansion, the Tower of Terror, Fantasmic, and Illuminations. There's so much to do at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom that you might never have thought beyond those typical experiences.

If you're looking for something new to do, or a way to make your Disney vacation unique, "20 Things You Never Knew You Could Do At Walt Disney World" will give you some great ideas for options at Walt Disney World resort, both inside and outside the theme parks. It's part of the "Building Blocks for a Great Disney Vacation" ebook series designed to help vacationers have the best Disney trip possible.

In this book, you'll learn about everything from several equine options to water sports to exploring backstage areas like the famous tunnels below the Magic Kingdom. Soar 400 feet up in the sky in a balloon or go more than 100 miles per hour on land in a dream car.

"20 Things You Never Knew You Could Do At Walt Disney World" actually discusses several different options under most of the 20 experiences, so you'll get plenty of bonus ideas. Even if you've visited Orlando before, you're likely to find some brand-new options in the pages of this ebook. Every entry contains booking information so you can immediately check availability for the experiences that appeal to you most.

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The 10 Best Tips For Beating Lines at Walt Disney World: Easy Ways to Shorten Your Waits
You love Walt Disney World but you hate the lines. Or maybe you've never been to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom, but you've heard of the infamous multi-hour waits in the summer and around the holidays.

Yes, the waits can be brutal, but there are plenty of strategies to avoid long lines and maximize your time. You can find many tips, hints, and secrets for cutting your waits at the Disney theme parks, but often there's no explanation of how to use them most effectively. "The 10 Best Tips For Beating Lines at Walt Disney World: Easy Ways to Shorten Your Waits" gives you the ten most useful strategies and explains how to use them in detail.

You'll learn things like:
-How to use timing to your advantage throughout the day.
-How to break away from the herd, both outside and inside the Disney parks
-When to use FastPass and how to work around the system's strings
-How to choose which rides, shows, and attractions to do at each time of day
-How to eliminate every wait (if you have enough money)

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10 Money-Saving Tips for Your Walt Disney World Vacation
Is it really possible to visit Walt Disney World on a budget and still have a great vacation? Can you even stay at a Disney-owned hotel and take advantage of perks like Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom and other other Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida, without breaking the bank?

The tips in this ebook, "10 Money-Saving Tips for Your Walt Disney World Vacation," give you a wealth of secrets to use for your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn how to get the best hotel rates, what you can do for free if you take a day off from the theme parks, where to find cheap and free souvenirs, how to save on dining, how to save extra money for your Disney trip, where to find the best discounts, and much, much more. As a bonus, this book includes five ways you can loose money if you fall prey to tricks and scams.

Every tip is detailed with solid information you can put to work immediately to create a bare-bones budget for your trip to Walt Disney World.

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12 Rides at Walt Disney World That Scare Chickens and Delight Thrill Seekers: Should You Ride Them?
While Walt Disney World isn't exactly known for the terrifying nature of its thrill rides, it has a few attractions that pack a punch. They're not as intimidating as the roller coasters and other thrill rides at parks like Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and and Busch Gardens in Tampa, but if you're timid or prone to motion sickness, they might make you think twice. If you like your rides on the scary side, then you'll want to check them out.

This ebook is a guide for both chickens and adrenaline junkies, as it gives full details on the most thrilling Walt Disney World attractions at all four theme parks. You'll get details on rides at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom that will help you decide if they're worth your while. This ebook describes the ride experience, restraint system, and height requirements.

If you're bringing kids on your Walt Disney World vacation, this book is a valuable guide to help you decide what's appropriate for them and what might be a bit too much.

You'll read about 12 major rides, and there's also a bonus section that covers other attractions at each of the four theme parks if they have elements that might be scary or motion sickness-inducing for some people.

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25 Tips for Visiting Disney World With Babies, Toddlers, and Young Kids
This ebook is packed with helpful information for anyone visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks with a baby, toddler, or pre-schooler. You'll find common sense advice, like bringing kid-friendly snacks to the parks and taking midday breaks, but there's added insider information. What if your child needs a nap, but you're not staying at an on-site hotel? Find out where to go for a convenient rest stop. You'll also learn about family-friendly amenities like the Baby Care Centers, how to save money on strollers and avert stroller thieves, how to safeguard young kids if they get lost, where to find a free character greeting that doesn't require theme park admission, how to get timid kids used to the characters, and much, much more.

This book is a must-read for Moms and Dads visiting Disney World for the first time with young children in tow. Even veterans might learn a trick or two about making a family trip go a little more smoothly.

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10 Ways to Build Excitement For a Walt Disney World Family Vacation
What's the worst thing about a Walt Disney World vacation? Waiting for it to begin! The wait is especially hard if you have young children who can't wait to meet Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom and see Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Is there any way to make the wait a little more tolerable, and perhaps even fun, for your family? "10 Ways to Build Excitement For a Walt Disney World Family Vacation" is an invaluable guide for making time go by more quickly as you prepare to travel to Florida. This 4,600 ebook has ten concrete suggestions for getting your kids excited and keeping them busy as the days pass. Before they know it, it will be time to head out to Walt Disney World.

This book is part of the 99 Cent Knowledge Travel Series, written by Orlando local Barb Nefer. These short books are meant to be quick and easy to read and to give you concrete suggestions that you can use immediately.

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