Visiting Orlando is one of my favourite things, and we work hard to make this expensive trip a reality every year. Disneyworld is a really special place for me – where Tony proposed and where we honeymooned last year. I am really excited for our upcoming trip in less than three weeks!
Knowing how much I love travelling to Orlando, the creators behind The Independent Guides to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World kindly offered me a copy of each book to review. I loved getting stuck into them!
I have now travelled to Orlando every year for the past 5 years and I thought that there wasn't much that I didn't know. I still enjoyed getting curled up with these books and planning our next visit. This is the first year that I am going to be celebrating my birthday at Disney World and my best friend will be flying out to join us – how much more perfect can you get?
The independent guide to Walt Disney World 2016
With over 30 chapters, there was a lot to get stuck into! It covers everything you could need to know, from how much entry to the parks costs on the gate to how much parking at the Disney parks costs. If you're heading to Disney World for the first time then this is a great book to answer all those niggly questions you have. The book also covers everything from hotels to restaurants, and is a one stop shop for all your planning needs!
What's more, there are some really useful hints to help you get the most of your time at Disney World. Being such an expensive holiday, it is important that I still get good value for money, which means making the most of my time there. This book is full of these useful tips and I've discovered a few things I can't wait to try out on our next visit.
There are photos in this book, and they're in black and white. Considering that most guidebooks leave out photos all together, I don't mind the black and white images! Plus it helps to keep costs down.
The Independent Guide to Walt Disney World 2016 is available on both Kindle and paperback. I loved having a paperback to curl up with and plan our next trip. The paperback version is just £7.99.
The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2016
I am not a big fan of the Universal theme parks following a horrible visit on my first year there (a member of staff pushed me, and whilst Universal did offer complimentary tickets, I still haven't warmed up to their parks). On the other hand, Tony absolutely lots the Universal parks. So I was keen to read this guide to see if I could find any more handy tips.
Much like the book about Disney World, this book covers everything you need to know whether it is your first ever visit or you're a pro, there's something for everyone in this book! With an entire section dedicated to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, you can plan your next visit safe in the knowledge that you won't be missing anything!
Everything about the Universal parks is covered in this book, including ticket prices, hotels and even where to eat! There is also information on the annual events such as Mardi Gras.
The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2016 is available on Kindle and paperback. The paperback version is just £8.99.
Do you have any Orlando tips you'd like to share?