- File Size: 10827 KB
- Print Length: 124 pages
- Publication Date: June 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0057ZYBYE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,944,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Planet Explorers Walt Disney World: A Travel Guide for Kids Kindle Edition
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"Planet Explorers has latched onto a truly novel concept: why not create a series of ebooks designed specifically to meet the needs of thesefuture world explorers?" ~Edward Lee, Trekscribbler
"Laura Schaefer's Planet Explorers books for kids are outstanding. Theyare the future of guidebooks, and while they werewritten for kids, I absolutely love them. I hope Schaefer writes booksfor every city in the world, because she's really onto something..." ~Robin Landry, Amazon Vine Voice
From the Author
"I wanted to give young readers an easy way to become vacation experts.The whole philosophy behind the series is empowering kids. E-booktechnology allows youto jump from information about Space Mountain to a linked page about the 1964 New York World's Fair. The format is perfect for short attention spans. It's all there, linked and ready to go. Writing Planet Explorers Walt Disney World was wonderful. I love history,and I've been a middle school curriculum writer for over a decade, so myguidebooks definitely have a 'social studies' feel to them.
"Planet Explorers guidebooks cut out all the stuff children wouldfind boring if they looked through a regular travel guide and focus onattractions and fun facts. The guides have a lot of pictures and even include aquiz at the end. Parents have told me they're excited about the easy waythe guidebooks incorporate learning about geography, history, art and scienceinto real-life experiences.
"I loved traveling as a kid. I want to empower myreaders to be part of planning vacations with their parents. That way, the tripis more fun and fulfilling for the whole family."
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Readers will learn about things like where to find the characters throughout the parks, lots of plans that were never carried out, and where to go to find the best entertainment, restaurants and hotels. Advantages and disadvantages of the resorts are laid out to compare and contrast. There is even an informal tour of the Disneyland Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom. Schaefer teases us with lots of fun facts of which I was completely unaware. For example, did you know that the whole park is built over structures called utilidores? The actors and personnel can walk around freely underneath the park! The science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, helped design and write the script for Spaceship Earth. No one visits the park without jumping on some of the famous rides so the author even provides a key to classifying them with the following code letters: S D T W or A. These letters stand for Scary, Dark Thrilling, Wet, and Awesome.
The book is organized by the sections such as Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Movie Studio, Animal Kingdom. Entertainment, Special Tours, and Resorts. I can’t think of anything that has been left out. Near the end of the approximately one hundred twenty seven page guide is a list of Disney isms which explain its unique characteristics. Maps of the monorail and railroad are also included. Finally, the author writes a quiz to see how well you have been paying attention. She ends with last minute planning tips to remember before you embark on your trip.
I have visited the Disney Park many times and still found so much I did not know about it in this guide. Some critics complain they would like to see it in book form, but I am very happy with this kindle version, which I will definitely review before my next trip to Disney World. Happy Travels!
I went to Walt Disney World as a teenager and still remember the excitement of visiting the Hanunted Mansion, Space Mountain, the Swiss Family Treehouse and It's a Small World. I also remember spinning in a tea cup at the Mad Tea Party. So reading this book brought back lots of happy memories.
Now things I'd like to do on my next visit include going to the Boulangerie Patisserie for pastries and going to the Journey into Narnia. I'd also love to see the Bengal Tigers and go white water rafting.
Basically to see everything you might want to spend a week and stay in some of the cool hotels. But if you only have a few days or even just a day this book will reveal all the fun things you can choose to do.
~The Rebecca Review