really worth buying a Disneyland Guide Book?
I used to think that the large
amount of free information available on the Internet buying a tour guide book on
Disneyland would be a waste of money. However, when I started to really analyse it, I realised,
in the quest for a magical time at Disneyland, it's almost as important as the
need is for an admission ticket!
Here are some reasons why a
Disneyland guide book is a valuable investment.
Up-to-date It is
updated yearly as the parks evolve.
Savings They can come
with various savings coupons and a list of nearby hotels with prices
There's many attractions suited for different age groups and interests in
Disneyland, the book lets you figure out what you will and wont like
before you've waited an hour queuing for a minute ride.
Time Passer It's a
great thing to have while you are queuing up to read about the current
ride you are about to take or for planning what ride you will visit next.
It also makes great reading if you have a long plane trip from a place
like Australia or a long car drive from a place like Chicago.
Directions They often
have park maps inside them making it possible to get to know where the
rides are before you get there and also while you are in the park too.
Reminisce You can use
it like a dairy and right family and friends 'ratings' for each ride and
how many times you rode them, filing in time in queues. They
make a great 'souvenir' to look back on and show other people what
Disneyland is like and rides you did.
Amusement They are
often written with an entertaining tone making them a great read and can
have cartoons or pictures in them.
already collated & bound saving you printing many internet pages and
stapling them all together and will be stronger to throw in a bag. The
book will be smaller than the printed out bits of paper. The
book will be set out a lot better than printed web pages, making reading
Comfy? When sitting
around waiting for a parade or show, like Fantasmic!, you can sit on you
guide book making the 30 minute hard ground sitting wait a little more
comfy and less cold and hard.
information in a book is most likely more researched than on an internet
page where anyone can make information up.
HELP! When in doubt
about something or in trouble during the day you can consult the book -
which you may not have thought to look up or print before hand!
In summary: are you
willing to risk your family's visit to the happiest place on earth? Or, will you
once you enter the 60 archer theme park, you know where nothing is, aren't sure what's
good or dull, and accidentally end up queuing an hour for the toilets!
Look, you're going to
spend literally hundreds of dollars on admission, food, transport and accommodation.
I'd pay just that little bit extra to get a simple book!
The guide book that
we use and recommend is
Unofficial Guide to Disneyland
It has everything
you need to know and is updated every year so has all the new attractions
in it and news of upcoming ones. I recommend it to anyone who is serious
about having fun in Disneyland or are taking their family. There are many
other tour book available, but we personally recommend this one.
Includes tips and
- All Disneyland Resort
- Hotel locations, maps &
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Saves time and money
- What attractions to do in all
- much more!...
|Some of our visitors comments
regarding getting a Disneyland guide book:
Don't go without one!
Essential! Saved us
hours of waiting in line and helped build up anticipation of our
trip. Also, The Unofficial Guide is a very humorous read!
Name: J.K. Zinda Country: Arizona, USA
Advice Rating: Don't go
Comments: "I wouldn't dream of spending all that money to
travel to Disneyland without investing in a guide book. This
summer will be our second trip, and I've used the Unofficial Guide to
prepare for both trips..."
Johnston Country: BC Canada
Comments: I go to Disneyland at least once a year. After 3
years of this I picked up the unofficial guide, and found it to be
extremely useful. I thought I knew everything, and quickly found
out how wrong I was!
Walker Country: BC Canada