From hotels and resorts to dining, rides, and venues, this edition has it all in one place and offers in-depth reviews, ratings, and details of every aspect of Walt Disney World.
From the Back Cover Six Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide: A preview of the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios: attractions, dining, shopping, and touring strategies At-a-glance summaries of the key information covered in each chapter Tips on where to find the best, most honest discounts on Disney tickets and hotel rooms--which could save you much more than the cost of this book Exclusive patented, field-tested touring plans that save up to 4 hours in line in a single day, plus free online customization to match your family's plan A rundown of how to use Disney's free FastPass+ ride-reservation system, including the most important reservations to get before you arrive and while you're in the parks Expert reviews of Walt Disney World restaurants, bars, and lounges, backed by more than 160,000 reader surveys from the past year
From the front Cover There have been lots of changes at Walt Disney World. Here's what's NEW in the 2020 book: All you need to know about the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge land, the Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Ride, Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, and Wonderful World of Animation, the new nighttime show projected on the facade of the Chinese Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios; we have ride descriptions and touring plans 10 money-saving tips to get the best deals on Disney's new ticket pricing system We compare Disney's dining plans and tell you how to get the most value for your money A review of Gran Destino Tower, the latest addition to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Information on all the new shops and eateries at Disney Springs including a review of Ralph Breaks, a new reality experience at The VOID Details about the new Riviera Resort, Disney's 15th Vacation Club property Review of Storybook Dining, the new character dining at Artist Point The latest on the new gondola-style system connecting the International Gateway at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios with Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach Resort All we know about The Cove, a new hotel opening this year as part of the Disney World Swan & Dolphin complex From the author: major changes for the 2020 edition include re-editing and re-organizing for easier, faster reference: Each chapter now begins with a set of the most common and important questions that visitors have about Walt Disney World--and where in the chapter to find answers. For example, the Saving Time section shows questions such as What is the FastPass+ ride reservation system, and how do I use it? See page 64, and What do I do if my child is too small for a ride? See page 413. Ratings for rides, hotels, and restaurants now say whether that rating is above, below, or at average for that category. This makes it easier to identify things that are worth your time and money. Each chapter's topics are presented in their order of relevance; the most important topics come first. The Saving Time topic is now its own chapter. Similar information that once appeared in multiple chapters, such as wheelchair rental, is consolidated into one chapter. This saves almost 40 pages as compared to the 2019 edition. From the author: major additions and updates by chapter: Introduction: Explains how to use the new book features. Walt Disney World Overview: Answers frequently asked questions about what Walt Disney World is, its size, the differences between parks and between Disney and Universal. Planning Before You Leave Home: Walks through the process of registering for and using Disney's My Disney Experience website and app, including how to make restaurant and FastPass+ ride reservations before you leave home. Making the Most of Your Time: Has six new insider tips on how to avoid lines in Walt Disney World, including how to nab hard-to-get FastPasses for popular rides. Making the Most of Your Money: All-new tips on how to find the cheapest tickets for Disney World and how to decide if the Disney Dining Plan is right for you. Accommodations: Coverage of Disney's new Gran Destino resort, all-new recommendations for money-saving family suites, and where to find the best hotel discounts. Dining: The NEW best restaurants in Walt Disney World, based on 165,000 reader surveys received in the past year; when to make dining reservations; how to make the most of the Disney Dining Plan; how Disney handles dietary restrictions and allergies. Walt Disney World with Kids: The #1 most important tip to know; the top 10 rides for kids, based on their age; where to meet the Disney characters. Special Tips for Special People: How Disney accommodates people with disabilities, how to use Disney's Disabilities Access Service (DAS), what seniors should know about visiting Walt Disney World. Arriving and Getting Around: What is Disney's Magical Express Bus Service, how to save money on car rentals, how to use the Disney Transportation System, the new Disney Skyliner gondola system. The Magic Kingdom: The NEW best way to get to the park, how rope drop works when the park opens, the most popular and don't miss rides for every age, your best choices for FastPass+ ride reservations, how to avoid long waits in line. Epcot: Big news about major construction, how to see the new Ratatouille ride without long waits in line, how rope drop works when the park opens, the most popular and don't miss rides for every age, your best choices for FastPass+ ride reservations. Animal Kingdom: How rope drop works when the park opens, the most popular and don't miss rides for every age, your best choices for FastPass+ ride reservations, how to avoid long waits in line. Disney's Hollywood Studios: Reviews of the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge rides, restaurants, and shopping experiences; the NEW best way to get to the park with Galaxy's Edge open; how rope drop works when the park opens; the most popular and don't miss rides for every age; your best choices for FastPass+ ride reservations; how to avoid long waits in line. All-new step-by-step touring plans for the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.