Frommer's Disney World, Universal, and Orlando (Complete Guide) (Paperback)
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Preparing for an Orlando vacation can be a full-time job, and it costs a small fortune. Most other books on the market make the problem worse, burying vacationers in endless pages of pointless details unquestioningly cheering for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But this lightweight, fact-packed guide cuts through the noise and compresses the information you truly need to know. No other book does what we do: Honest talk, money-saving tips, and affectionate insider secrets to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and the inimitable culture and history of Orlando and Central Florida.This groundbreaking Orlando guide was named Guide Book of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. Author Jason Cochran started going to Orlando as a child in the early 1970s and he keeps you on top of the newest developments in this ever-shifting tourist scene. He wants to help you master the parks with a minimum of anxiety and expense.No other book is as comprehensive while remaining so concise and so honest. No other book synthesizes advice, history, and good sense in such an easy-to-read format. It's smart―like you.
- Savvy tips for avoiding crowds, and skipping the linesMoney-saving hacks to tame the high cost of an Orlando holidayStep-by-step itineraries whether you are bringing kids or notSmart appraisals of what is worth waiting in line for―and what you can skip―using the Frommer's star rating system, plus "don't miss" sections for each parkA full chapter's worth of restaurant recommendations. This is the only guide in which all city restaurants are family-owned and none are chains or franchises16 pages of color photosInterior maps of the theme parks, plus area maps marked with hotels, restaurants, and attractionsRankings of the area's best resorts and well-priced hotels, including bold warnings for which ones charge extra resort feesFully updated with insider details and secrets, including for The Star Wars: Galaxies Edge, Pandora -The World of Avatar, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano BayPLUS A huge fold-out, indexed map of the entire Orlando area for on-the-go navigation
About the Author
Jason Cochran is the author of the history travelogue Here Lies America. He was twice awarded "Guide Book of the Year" by the Lowell Thomas Awards (Society of American Travel Writers) and once by the North American Travel Journalists Association for his books on London and Orlando. His voice has reached millions of travelers, from the mid-'90s, when as a long-term backpacker he wrote one of the world's first travel blogs, to his appearances as a commentator on CBS and for AOL, to his work at Frommers.com, which under his editorship won Silver for Travel Journalism Website in the 2021 Lowell Thomas Awards.