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About Amy Bashor
Once Upon A Time, as a young girl, I fell in love with both stories and travel. I write to share what my family and I learn about traveling. It is my hope that your family will have even better vacations by sharing our travel stories with you.
A Year of Disney tells our stories from 2014, when my family and I visited Walt Disney World every month for a year. Camping Disney is all about a hidden treasure - - the Disney campground just a short boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom. Building Awesome Vacations is all about Legoland. If you are considering a visit to the central Florida area, I wrote these books for you. Come learn the easy way by following our stories while we learn, sometimes the hard way, for you.
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A Block-by-Block Guide
For kids tired of Mickey but still too timid to try Universal’s coasters, the ever-growing Legoland Florida offers a multi-day getaway within driving distance of Disney. And this is your instruction manual.
Theme park veteran Amy Bashor assembles the many lands and attractions of Legoland Florida into a comprehensive and comprehensible guide for those “day tripping” from Disney or for those who plan to spend their entire vacation at the park.
Bashor also shows you how to get your bricks wet at Legoland Water Park, why you should consider a “glamping” trip at nearby Cypress Campground, and what the future holds for Legoland (pirates, matey!).
Make your Legoland Florida visit a snap!
Roughing It, Disney Style
Theme park view. Room service. Fresh linen. Who needs it! Amy Bashor takes you for a down-home tour of Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness, where you can rent a cabin, pitch a tent, or even hole up in an RV, with the Magic Kingdom just a short boat ride away.
Despite all that it has to offer, Fort Wilderness remains a mystery to many Disney World guests. From dinner shows and campfires, to water sports, Segway tours, and golf cart expeditions, the Fort is a "mini park" unto itself, equally suitable for a day trip or a rustic residence unlike any other Disney World resort.
Sit a spell with Amy and hear all about her numerous magical experiences at Fort Wilderness, plus:
- The ins and outs of renting a campsite, pitching a tent, and cooking your vittles on a charcoal grill
- The more civilized options of renting a rustic cabin and parking an RV (yours or a rental) on Fort Wilderness property
- The elaborate and unique holiday decorations that Fort Wilderness regulars display during Hallowen and Christmas
- The surprisingly varied and numerous activites available at the Fort—so many you might even skip the park that day!
PITCH YOUR TENT AMID THE PIXIE DUST!
Month by Month with the Mouse
Every month for a year Amy Bashor drove, flew, or took the train from Savannah, Georgia, to Walt Disney World, sometimes solo and sometimes with her family, and she kept a journal of what she did, why she did it, and what she learned about getting the absolute max out of any Disney vacation.
The most important decision you can make when planning a trip to Disney is when you'll go. Each month has its advantages and disadvantages. Pick the wrong month and your pixie dust won't be as potent. No matter what month you choose, Amy provides advice and insights for enjoying your time at Disney World, with plenty of anecdotes drawn from her own trips.
A Year of Disney is no ordinary guidebook. It's a diary, a tips compendium, and a planning guide, all rolled into one:
- How to survive the high cost, high crowds, and high humidity of a summer trip.
- How to plan "mission-based" trips, such as meeting every princess or attending every live show.
- How to avoid the most common mistakes that first-time visitors to Disney World always make.
- How to use the little-known "Purple Box" to avoid having to pack the same items over and over for subsequent trips.
Enjoy Amy's many adventures in Disney World and follow her advice to make your own adventures just as magical.