Beyond the Attractions

Oh, I wish I would have had this book in December!

Beyond the Attractions by Lisa Bauttista is a necessity if you are planning a trip to Disney World with your children.

From what to pack and where to stay to the best places to meet characters, this is the best guide to Disney World with preschoolers.

I tried to do a lot of research before we went on our vacation in December but I learned a lot from this book. So much in fact that I am now kicking myself for not doing some things I read about and I am eagerly awaiting our next visit which sadly won’t be anytime soon.

In addition to 12 chapters covering every aspect of the parks there are also 7 quick reference appendices that cover resort playgrounds/pools, dining and recreation rates, must-do lists and more.

Here is just one of the many tips that you can find in the book:

“Groceries. Depending on your accommodations, you may wish to purchase groceries to prepare simple meals. There are local delivery services that will deliver groceries to your Walt Disney World hotel (see Appendix A). The bell stands have the capability to refrigerate perishable groceries until your arrival. Additionally, you can ship non-perishables to your hotel. Contact your hotel for specifics on holding and delivering the groceries to your room.”

And again, this is just the tip of the iceberg! There are some really cool things that I don’t want to tell you about because I don’t want too many people to know about them. 🙂 So if you want to know all the ins and outs of Disney World with preschools then buy this book!

Of course, what’s better than going to Disney World? Winning Beyond the Attractions!

That’s right, special thanks to the author, Lisa Bauttista, for supplying one lucky reader with their own copy of the book!

I’m going to make this easy. There will be 1 mandatory entry and 3 extra entries. If the mandatory entry is not complete, the extra entries will not count.

MANDATORY:

  1. Visit www.BeyondtheAttractions.com and leave a comment listing one of the updates that was made to this version of the book.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

  1. Subscribe to this blog.
  2. Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect.
  3. Add my button to your blog/site.

You must be at least 18yrs of age and only one entry (per method) per household. The contest will end on January 25th at 3pm EST. The winner will be notified by email (make sure to use a valid email when leaving a comment) and have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. *Please see my “Policies” page for further rules*

Beyond the Attractions Pick

GOOD LUCK!

*Disclosure: I received Beyond the Attractions for free in exchange for my opinion of the book and hosting this giveaway.*

Comments

  1. RobMonroe says:

    I know that there was recently a Verizon Wireless system put into place, and I see that it’s made it into the book.

    We are looking at a trip in late 2010 or early 2011 – when we will be living closer to some real WDW die hards.
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  2. RobMonroe says:

    Plus, I’ve become your 106th follower. I think I have three. You win. :o)
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  3. Thanks for the opportunity!
    here is the mandatory entry
    update: Animal Kingdom’s Picnic in the Park will be available seasonally after January 3, 2010

  4. Chris Vogel says:

    Character Greeting Locations
    Peter Pan can now be found in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland instead of Adventureland

  5. Michelle says:

    An update: Fantasyland Expansion
    Beginning in 2010, work on the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland Expansion will begin. The project is expected to span three years, during which time Mickey’s Toontown Fair will likely close.

    This is a great book! Would love to have it to help plan our family trip!!

  6. Michelle says:

    Subscribe with google reader!

  7. Michelle says:

    Follow with google friend connect

  8. Peter Pan will be in fantasyland at magic kingdom instead of adventureland.

  9. Amanda T says:

    The pre-ordering for the Disney PhotoPass PhotoCD has been tightened up.

  10. Give a Day, Get a Disney Day Opportunity has been added, which tells you how to get a free day at Disney for a day of volunteering

  11. Subscribed via google reader
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  12. Following with google friend connect
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  13. dani mccutcheon says:

    give a day, get a disney day has been added. this tells you how to get a free day entrance to disney when you do a day of volunteering in your community.

  14. Animal Kingdom’s Picnic in the Park is included in the updates.

    What a great guide!

  15. i follow your blog
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  16. melissa n says:

    animal kingdoms picnic in the part will be back on jan 3

  17. Trish Rowell says:

    Fantasyland expantion is due to start in 2010 and may take up to 3 years

  18. By far my favorite place in the world. We try to go atleast once a year. I learned that Verizon Wireless users will have access to attraction wait times, FASTPASS return times, character greeting locations, and more. Named “Mobile Magic. Now if my cell company would get that!!!

  19. I am a subscriber

  20. I am a follower

  21. Very cool! We’re *hopefully* going to plan a family reunion at Disney in the summer and I’m sure this book will come in handy!

    One of the updates is Fantasyland Expansion
    Beginning in 2010, work on the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland Expansion will begin. The project is expected to span three years, during which time Mickey’s Toontown Fair will likely close.

  22. just subscribed to you
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  23. following you
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  24. just added your button to my blog
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  25. Birdie S. says:

    There is an update re New Hidden Activity: you can visit Hand Art memories & have your handprint transformed entirely……. to cool an idea huh?

  26. Birdie S. says:

    Im an email subscriber of YOURS !!!!!!

  27. Birdie S. says:

    I follow U on GFC /birdson

  28. Julie Fulmer says:

    There is an update on the Character Greeting Locations…..so looking forward to going this year.

  29. Julie Fulmer says:

    I am a follower of your blog.

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