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Lisa Battista, a parent, answers common and not-so-common questions in Beyond the Attractions such as advance reservations; the best time to visit; sleeping away from home and more that will assure that your family vacation is enjoyable and stress free

Guide to Walt Disney World With Preschoolers: Review


Disney Tips for Traveling With Preschoolers

Beyond the Attractions:  A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2010)

Plan a Magical Vacation That is Perfect For Your Family

I’ve had the opportunity to review a new book that takes all the guesswork out of planning for a trip to Walt Disney World with preschoolers in tow.

Disney WorldMy oldest daughter fondly remembers our family vacation to Disney World when she was younger.  I saved for almost a year, and paid for the entire vacation in cash.

The girls were 7 and 11 at the time, in 1994.  We went towards the end of August when the rates were somewhat less expensive, and stayed directly on the grounds in Florida at the Polynesian Resort.  I don’t mind the heat since I live in New England.  Actually I thrive in it!

Now that my daughter has two toddlers of her own, she’s been making “noises” about wanting to revisit Disney with their kids, who are 1 and 3.   Both my daughter and charming son-in-law are extremely close to both sets of parents.  They’d really like that the grandparents can all join in together for a memorable family trip.

Disney WorldAs a parent, you already know that you don’t want to have to carry your preschooler around in your arms all  day. You couldn’t possibly make it through the day!  You also can’t expect your child to walk all day long.

Beyond the Attractions:  A guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers by Lisa M. Battista (BookSurge) is a definite must-read book.

Lisa Battista answers common and not-so-common questions in Beyond the Attractions such as advance reservations; the best time to visit; sleeping away from home and more that will assure that your family vacation is enjoyable and stress free:

Strollers – Strollers are not only welcome at Disney World, they’re highly recommended. In fact, Disney World rents strollers for a reasonable fee.  My suggestion would be to tie something on the stroller, such as a brightly colored ribbon to help identify it from all of the other strollers in the park.

FastPass – You don’t want to spend your entire Disney World vacation standing in long lines. This can be avoided by using Disney World FastPass. FastPass can be obtained from kiosks located near the rides that accept FastPass. This doesn’t mean that you get to immediately move to the front of the line. It’s more like scheduling an appointment for the ride later in the day – at which time you actually will move to the front of the line. In the meantime, you’re free to go enjoy other sites and rides around the park.

Many other tips to help you maximize your hard-earned vacation dollars are included in this reference guide for parents, by a parent.

Whether you’re driving with preschoolers in the car or flying, start planning your next vacation!

On Twitter: @DisneyExplorer
Pages: 169
ISBN: 978-1-4392-5757-9

For More Information Visit: Beyond The Attractions

Moomette’s Magnificents  is hosting a Giveaway Contest! For a chance to win, there will be one (1) winner of the book, Beyond the Attractions:  A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers.

Please include a way of contacting you. Should you be the contest winner, this information may be shared with the contest sponsor in order to send your prize.

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This contest will run until February 28, 2010 at  11:00 pm. EST

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  1. I wish I’d had something like this before our impromptu trip to Disney a couple summers ago!

  2. I subscribe and I’d love this because I know two sets of parents with toddlers that could use this in the future.
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  5. I’d like to win because we plan on going to Disney (within a year) and have a (HYPERACTIVE) pre-schooler. Any help would be great!

  6. I don’t need an entry into the giveaway – as I already have a copy of the book. I just wanted to let others know that this is a great guide to get if you are planning a trip with preschoolers to Disney World and have never visited before. It even gives you some advice on gauging your children to see if the expense of a trip is worth it for your family when they are very young.
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  7. No entry needed but what a great book this looks like. We are planning to take my daughter to Disney World in a couple of years and this sounds like the perfect thing for her! She just turned two and I have always wondered what it would be like to take a two year old to Disney World or Disney Land.

    Thanks so much! Before we go, we will definitely be buying this book!
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  8. I would love to win this guide because we are planning a surprise trip to Disney for our 3 year old this summer. This would help out so much.

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  9. My husband and I are big Disney fans. We even went there for our honeymoon. We’d like to take our son and think this book would really help us out. Thanks for the chance.

  10. I subscribe to your newsletter. I would love to get this book because we have been wanting to take my 3 yeard to Disney but aren’t sure if we could manage it. I think this book would help us feel more comfortable about taking her.

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  13. Neat book. Very informational. I will have to pass the information on since I don’t have toddlers or younger ones myself.
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  14. If you don’t want to pay extra for the Fast Pass, start your adventure at the far end of the park and work your way back to the entrance. It is also easier to leave the park when you are exhausted after a day full of fun. The book is probably full of tips like that.
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  15. I’d like to win this book because I have an open invitation to family and friends to visit me, a grandma who lives nearby Disney World. I’ll add that to my helper’s list.

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  19. I already am a email subscriber to you,an Id like to win this book because im planning a trip to Florida to Disney with my 2 small grandsons ages 2 & 4 this would help me out a lot


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  25. I’m taking my son to Disney World in April so I’m sure this book will give me tons of tips & advice I could use!

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  28. Sounds like a super book that’s chock-full of tips & hints that I can use when I take my daughter to Disney World!

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  30. I’m a newsletter subscriber too!

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  32. Id like to win this book so I can learn to do it right with my grandson I know theres a method to the madness…..

  33. Subscribed to your newsletter. I’d love to win this as I’m planning a trip to Disney World for this spring with two preschoolers. This would be perfect! Thanks for the great contest!

  34. I signed up for your newsletter updates. I would like to win this book because it sounds very interesting!

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  36. Hi Merrie – Congrats on winning the Beyond the Attractions Disney book! Please claim prize within 48 hours and send your name/address for shipping!

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