For generations, Americans have come to play and dream in Orlando. Whether visitors want to wander the halls of Hogwarts or dine with Cinderella, Fodor's Walt Disney World 2014 provides everything they need to know. Color photos and features highlight the best of the theme parks, area hotels and restaurants, golf courses and spas, and Tampa/St. Pete.
Expanded Coverage: The completion of Fantasyland in 2013/14 will mark the largest expansion of the Magic Kingdom in Disney's history. Our writers have been there since its opening to uncover all the highlights of this exciting new project. In addition we seek out all the newest rides and attractions, as well as area restaurants and hotels, for Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and the surrounding Orlando neighborhoods.
Illustrated Features: Magazine-style features help travelers customize trips to meet their needs. They can schedule a dinner date with Mickey or discover Universal's hottest nightspots. They can see the stars at the Kennedy Space Center, or see their favorite baseball stars at a spring-training camp.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: An entire chapter devoted to "Planning an Orlando Vacation" includes comprehensive ticket price charts, advice for those traveling in groups both large and small, tips on skipping lines in the parks, budget schedules, and much more. The major theme parks and all the "lands" and "worlds" feature their own sections with ride recommendations by age, info on height restrictions, and maps that make it easy to explore.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Walt Disney World 2014 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Pullout Map: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.
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