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The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World® Resort, 3rd: How to Get the Most Out of the Best Disney Has to Offer (Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort) Paperback – October 5, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: GPP Travel; Third edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762760400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762760404
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,831,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Cara Goldsbury is a travel agent specializing in Walt Disney World with
over twenty-five years of experience. She has appeared as a leading Disney
expert on two Travel Channel specials and has been cited as such in
numerous national news articles. She lives in Port Aransas, Texas, and
spends many weeks throughout the year in Orlando researching the book.
Visit her at wdwluxuryguide.com or caragoldsbury.com.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Trout26 on February 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
Whereas most WDW guide books emphasize ways to make an expensive vacation (and let's be honest, ALL WDW vacations are expensive) more afordable, this book does just the opposite by highlighting all of the most expensive options available. Of course this is exactly what it claims to do, and it succeeds wonderfully. Only deluxe-grade resorts are discussed and restaurant reviews focus primarily on WDW's "signature" establishments (although others are discussed). The details provided, however, are exquisite. In a "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" sort of way, you can learn about the contents of the $2000/night luxury suites, chartered cruises, elegant spas, 13 course chefs' table meals, limo services, etc. Although many options for children are discussed (including $150 tea parties), the unspoken theme to this book seems to be how affluent adults can turn a "theme park vacation" into a high-end "resort vacation" that also happens to have theme parks (perhaps you can let your Nanny hustle the kids around the parks while you luxuriate in the spas and drink $150 bottles of wine). Although I am NOT the kind of person who looks for the over-the-top resort features, I DO enjoy higher-end dining, which was my primary reason for reading this book. I was not disappointed. All of the best restaurants in the parks, the resorts, and in nearby Orlando (including Universal) are reviewed to include atmoshpere, quality, price range, and sample menu items. This is not to say that the parks are not discussed. All of the "best" attractions at each park are discussed, and advice for how to maximize use of the sometimes overwhelming WDW tranportation system are very well explained.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ray Kastner on October 10, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
If you're the type of Disney traveler that doesn't even think about staying in a value or moderate resort...this is the book for you. If you have a love of Walt Disney World and also love to indulge yourself while at WDW, then this book is for you. While the book deserves an update...it spoke to me. I absolutely loved reading it and would recommend it to anyone who is willing to spend more for some of the finer things at Walt Disney World.
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Having purchased the first edition several years ago, and having felt that it was helpful, I was expecting the third edition to be up to date and even better. Unfortunately, it was already outdated and not any more helpful than the first edition.
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By lisa molnar on March 10, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I thought this book was informative and enjoyable. My family and I go to Disney about once a year and we always plan ahead of time. But even with going every year and eating at many of the restaurants mentioned in this book, I learned things I hadn't known. I enjoyed reading this book more than most of the other Disney books out there. I would recommend this book.
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More About the Author

World traveler and Disney aficionado, Cara Goldsbury, is the author of The Luxury Guide to Disney Vacations and The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort, guide books designed for travelers who desire to experience Disney Destinations without sacrificing luxury and style. Something many thought impossible until reading Cara's books.

Cara has over 30 years of experience in the travel industry, and after innumerable visits to Disney Destinations--where she has stayed at the most luxurious resorts, dined at the finest restaurants, and has been lavishly entertained--she is now considered an authority on Disney luxury travel. She has appeared as a leading Disney expert on two Travel Channel specials, Disney Splurge! and Disney Royalty. She has also been cited numerous times in national news articles, in such notable publications as Forbes Traveler, as an expert on the Walt Disney World® Resort.

As a service to her readers and others interested in experiencing a luxury Disney vacation, Cara, who is also Chief Executive Concierge at Glass Slipper Concierge®, has gathered an exclusive team of luxury concierge advisors whose unrivaled knowledge of Disney Destinations can only be matched by their passion for delivering white-glove service. Glass Slipper Concierge®, a division of Sanborn's Travel Service, originated from Cara's desire to offer a client centric option to those who want an exceptional and unforgettable Disney vacation.

Cara prides herself on the first hand, intimate knowledge that she possesses when it comes to Disney Destinations. Not only can Cara advise you on which resort has the most luxurious suites, but she can also tell you what the mattresses are like and how soft the sheets are. She can tell you both how spacious the bathrooms are and if the lighting is good for putting on makeup. Want to know what time the fireworks start? Cara will do even better and share with you the best places to view the fireworks!

When Cara is not at a Disney Destination conducting research, she lives in San Antonio and Port Aransas, Texas.