Disney Vacation Resources

The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2011 (Unofficial Guides)


I really like the Unofficial guide to Disney books. I’ve always found a lot of insider information and I do not think there any useful topics that don’t cover. Almost 400 pages of tips and tricks to make your trip to Disneyworld the best ever!

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2011 (Unofficial Guides)

They have a sister guide for Disneyland. Well worth the price!

The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World (Unofficial Guides)

This is a thinner version of the Unofficial Guide of Walt Disney World for busy parents who do not have the time to read the other version but still need lots of useful tips and tricks.
Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets, 4th Edition by Steven Barrett.


Did you know that the Disney parks hide some hidden Mickeys silhouettes for the expert and curious eyes to spot? Well, I did not know either. This book will help them spot them and once you start, you will always be on the lookout for more!

Frommer’s Walt Disney World and Orlando with Kids

This guide book covers not only Disney World but also Seaworld and several parks located in Orlando.


Fodor’s Walt Disney World with Kids 2011: with Universal Orlando, SeaWorld & Aquatica

As for the Frommer’s book, you will have access to insider information as well as tips for all the major parks located in Orlando.

Mouse Savers

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

Focuses on Disney discounts. You will never have to pay full price anymore.


Undercover Tourist

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

They specialize in selling tickets to amusement parks and you will find great tips for planning your day to both Disney Parks.
They also have an Android and iPhone App that will help you cut wait times at the parks. (Free with ads, $3.99 ads free)
FB page: www.facebook.com/UndercoverTourist
Twitter: @ThemeParkFrog

Destinations In Florida

Disneyworld, FL

They are authorized Disney vacation planners meaning that they will get you great prices on booking and special perks (some perks can include free transportation around the parks, food vouchers, baggage picking and handling from the airport and delivered to your hotel, airport transfers etc). They will also be on the look-out for price drops and will let you know if a better price comes along.
FB Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Destinations-in-Florida-Travel
Twitter: @wdwfan

Orlando Fun Tickets

Disneyworld, FL

Solely for tickets for Disneyworld and other Orlando attractions.
Websites, Facebook pages and Twitter
The Mouse Experts (www.themouseexperts.com) –  Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA
This travel company specializes in Disney only travel.  They will create the best package and deal for your family. Their services are free.
FB page: Ears of Experience
Twitter: @TheMouseExperts
All Ears

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

You will find updates on what’s happening at both parks as well as tips and tricks to find cheaper tickets, news, accommodations, reviews etc.
FB page: www.facebook.com/AllEars.net
Twitter:  @AllEarsDeb and @allears.net

Touring Plans

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

A crowd calendar, lines app, and touring plans are updated every day to make sure you get the most precise information.
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TouringPlans
Twitter: @TouringPlans

DIS  Boards

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

Everything you need to  know about the parks, hours, hotels, lodgings, dining as well as discounts.
DIS  Boards(www.disboards.com) – Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA
This forum type website is a mine of insider tips shared by Disney park visitors.
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/the.dis
Twitter: @TheDis
Chip and Company

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

On top of getting  us all the news, tips, and tricks, you will get to know everything about toys, movies, and games.
FB page: www.facebook.com/chipandco
Twitter: @chipandcompany


Laughing Place

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

You will find information on the Disney Parks with pictures and videos and even podcasts.
FB Page: www.facebook.com/LaughingPlace
Twitter: @Laughing_Place

Mouse Dine

Disneyworld, FL

They specialize in giving you all the information you need to know about eating at Disneyworld. With more than 100 restaurants to pick from, this is the website you want to review before heading to the park.
Mouse Planet (www.mouseplanet.com) – Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA
You will find in-depth articles on the attractions, news, special events, and tricks on how to get the best from your Disney trips.
WDW Magic

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

You will find all the information you need on the Disney attractions as well as videos, transportation, trip planning, dining. They also have a forum and discussion part in the website for those looking for insider trips.


Mice Chat

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA

Everything that is going on in the parks as well as a forums to get insider’s advice.


Couponing to Disney

Couponing to Disney is a blog dedicated to helping families come up with a plan to save for their Disney Trips.  It contains lots of everyday coupons and deals, Disney related deals, as well as some really helpful trip planning guides.


All of us parents are relying more and more on our mobile devices for just about everything, why not for navigating Disney?  Here are some useful apps to load up on your phone before heading out to the Happiest Place on Earth.


Mouse Wait – Iphone/Touch and Android
Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA


You will get wait times, see live Twitter feed streams, events, restaurant menus, prices, locations, wait times and a life saver: where the closest restrooms are!




Disneyland Walkee – Iphone/Touch

Disneyland, CA

Everything you need to know about  Disneyland, CA: itinerary, attractions, dining, shopping and a check list of attractions you have already ridden. Coupled with the GPS, you can follow directions to go to the  next ride, find your current location and track your progress. If you step your tour before going, you will save up a lot of times and energy while at the park.



Disney World Dining– Iphone/Touch
Disneyworld, FL

This app is completely dedicated to make dining a wonderful experience.  You can find which restaurant is near where you are and check out their menus in advance.




Hidden Mickey– Iphone/Touch
Disneyworld, FL

This app is your guide as you look for hidden Mickeys all over the park.






Mobile Magic – only with Verizon Wireless

Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA
Unlimited usage for $1.99

You will  know where your favorite Disney characters are,  the location of the attractions, what events are happening the day you are visiting, wait times and fastpass return times. A perk: video games!


There are ton of blogs out there about every topic imaginable about Disney.  Some cover news stories, other tips and tricks, other deals and more.  But one things for sure. The bloggers behind them are true Disney fanatics themselves and can probably answer any Disney related question you might have.  Here are the ones we were particularly impressed by.
Official Disney blogs

Here you’ll find news, stories about new attractions and shows, a look behind the scenes at Disney.  If you’re a Disney fan, there is no better place to keep up with all the fan fare.


Pooh’s Travels

The blogger behind Pooh’s Travels is none other than Erin de Santiago who also writes the Disney column on the Examiner.  Erin  will keep you posted on everything happening at the Asian Disney parks and Disneyland CA. She grew up 20 minutes away from Disneyland in California and she has visited all the Disney Parks worldwide.
Facebook: Pooh’s Travels
Touring Plans.com: the blog
Lots of information and a blog that is updated sometimes several times a day. A mine of news!


All Ears Blog Central
This blog complements the All Ears website. Several blog writers keep their writers up to date on anything Disney, each with their own views.

DIS Unplugged blog

This blog complements the DIS website and provides you with more insider information.
Disney Food Blog
With so many restaurants to pick from and kids who can be picky eaters, it is nice to check this from the comfort of your home. With this blog,  tells you everything about the Disneyworld dining plans and the Disneyland dining plans. Who knew there were so many options out there!  But here you get the low down on each.
Facebook: Disney Food Blog
Twitter: @DisneyFoodBlog

About the author

Katie Bodell is Trekaroo’s Blog Editor, a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. She loves the Bible, learning & research, musical theater, indy music, artsy films, languages, and diverse cultural encounters. Her husband is thankful that google can now answer all of her perpetual random questions.

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