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Information on Disney World, Disneyland and EuroDisney

There are hundreds of websites that are intended to assist you in planning your awesome Disney vacation. These are our favorite sites, written and updated by knowledgeable folks, that will give you all the information you need to know and present it in very organized and useful ways.

AllEarsInformation on all things Disney.
DIS BoardsThe internet's largest unofficial online guide (forum) to Disney information.
Disney Pin TradingWonderful hints and tips on the world of Disney pin trading!
Intercot: A Virtual Guide to Walt Disney WorldAudio and video clips, detailed info about every ride, show and attraction at all Disney theme parks.
Mickey NewsSpecializes in Disneyland information.
MouseSaversKeep current on savings available for your Disney vacation.
Paris On A Shoestring BudgetFree Advice about visiting Paris, France (Eurodisney, Eurotrains and Rail Europe), how to find the best accommodation to suit your budget, first time visitor friendly itinerary ideas to match your budget, and travel experience with safety tips for Paris.
TouringPlansMake the most of your vacation with Crowd Calendars, Line Apps, and Park Touring Plans.
Undercover TouristThis is where we buy our tickets. UndercoverTourist is our favorite site for discounted tickets to Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World and other amusement parks. They also provide free shipping.
Walt Disney WorldOfficial Walt Disney World Web Site
WDW Prep SchoolLarge site with lots of info on preparing for your Disney trip. Link takes you directly to their impressive page detailing "The pros and cons of every Disney World resort".

Our Favorite Disney Destination Travel Books

There are dozens of Disney travel guides available. These are among our favorites which we believe will benefit you the most.

The Unofficial Guide: Disneyland The Unofficial Guide: Disneyland
by Bob Sehlinger, Seth Kubersky & Len Testa


The Unofficial Guide is brought to you by the folks at TouringPlans.com and features details on all rides, attractions, and dining options at Disneyland and California Adventure. The detailed plans and profiles of hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are presented in “at-a-glance” formats.

The Unofficial Guide: Walt Disney World The Unofficial Guide: Walt Disney World
by Bob Sehlinger & Len Testa


The Unofficial Guide is brought to you by the folks at TouringPlans.com and features field-tested touring plans for all of the parks that save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day; details on all rides and attractions rated; a complete dining guide with ratings and reviews of all Walt Disney World restaurants plus dining deals outside Disney World; Ratings on over 200 hotels, ranked for quality and value; and detailed tips on Universal's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Complete Walt Disney World The Complete Walt Disney World
by Julie Neal & Mike Neal


This is a beautiful book with in-depth information and over 500 color photos. It's really well organized and makes finding key information very quick and easy. Note: If this year's book isn't yet available, buy last year's book instead --- not too much info changes over the course of one year and you'll save a little money.

Birnbaum's Disneyland ResortBirnbaum's Walt Disney World Birnbaum Guides - Official Guides to the Disney Parks

Disneyland - Softcover

Walt Disney World - Softcover

The Birnbaum Guides are the official guides of the Disney parks. They contain a lot of good information and images, just not as unbiased as the unofficial guides.

Birnbaum's Disney Cruise Line 2014 Birnbaum's Disney Cruise Line 2014
by Birnbaum Guides


Birnbaum's Disney Cruise Line book is the official guide of Disney cruising. Again, lots of good information for first time cruisers, just not as unbiased as the unofficial guides.

PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Call PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Call
by Dave Marx & Jennifer Marx


Detailed information intended to get you acquainted with the Disney ships, their home ports, and shore excursion at destination ports. Also includes deck plans, shows, ship activities and dining room menus.

Helpful Cruise Travel Links

Here are three more of our Incredibly Useful Websites that will prove very helpful when planning your Disney cruise.

How to Select Cruise Insurance / Travel Insurance
Great consumer tips to assist you in choosing the right insurance for your trip.
Cruise Ship Dictionary
A quick reference to cruise ship terminology.
Secrets of the Caribbean
Detailed first-hand information, hints, and tips to assist you in planning your excursions in over 2 dozen popular Caribbean cities and ports.

Information is from sources believed to be reliable but cannot be guaranteed. The information presented is an opinion intended to assist travelers in preparing their Disney trip. Since we do not have complete control over the "Ads by Google" appearing on this page, we do not directly endorse their sites or products. Please notify us if you find any of the advertisers to be misleading. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases through Amazon links. Enjoy.
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