If you’re attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in March, or just planning your own family visit to the Mouse, you’re probably looking for information on how to get the most out of your trip. As a long-time Disney trip veteran, I can say that no guide has helped me as much as the books that comprise the “Unofficial Guide To Walt Disney World.”
I’ll get the disclosure out of the way first…yes, I work for the company that publishes these books. But, yes, I would sing the praises of the Unofficial Guides just as loudly if I had to buy them for myself. At full price. With no free gift wrapping.
If you’re a knowledge junkie, someone who needs to be in the know, you know how important a good guidebook is. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been in a line at Disney and have observed other guests with the tear-out “touring plans” from the back of the book guiding their way through the parks. The authors run the Touring Plans web site – you may be familiar with them as online gurus more so than book authors, but either way, they know their stuff. In fact, my 11 year old has been reading the book cover to cover and keeps pointing out nuggets of information she’s getting to make the most of our trip.
Because I want everyone going to Disney to have the advantage of these amazing books, I’m giving away 8 sets of the books to readers of this blog. All you have to do to enter is answer the “question of the week” – I’ll randomly select (using Random Number generator) 2 winners for each week.
This week, the question is “what’s your best tip for a newbie visiting the Magic Kingdom” – post your answer in the comments section below and make sure I have your email address in the comment form so I can contact you. If I can’t contact you, I will have to give your books to someone else.
I’ll start with my favorite tip, one I learned from the UOG – rather than spending the time and money to get a princess hairdo at one of the “boutiques”, the barber shop on Main Street will do a “glitter updo” for less than $10 including tip. They don’t take reservations, but walk over and see if they can take you. My daughter got a great hairdo there and got tons of comments from other guests wanting to know where she had her hair done.
So, here’s a summary:
1. Visit my blog every week for another chance to win.
2. Answer the question of the week in the comments section.
3. Two randomly drawn winners every week.
Here’s a look at the new color companion – at first, I thought I only needed one of the books, but this one was a keeper!
Edited to say, one entry per person per week…