How this Site is Different
By Dave Shute
This site is different from any other source in a number of ways:
THE ONLY SOURCE DESIGNED SOLELY FOR THE NEEDS OF FIRST TIME FAMILY VISITORS
On the web and in books, there are trillions of bytes of information for visitors to Walt Disney World. But no other source focuses solely on the needs of first time visitors.
THE ONLY SOURCE THAT DESIGNS THE PERFECT TRIP
If you dig through other guidebooks and websites, you will find, buried in them and scattered, most of the core advice in this site.
None, however, brings all this advice into one simple 200 word list of what to do. Follow those 200 words, print out and do the to-do list, and print out and follow the itinerary and the pages provided for each day of your trip, and you are done!
THE ONLY SOURCE THAT GIVES NEXT BEST OPTIONS
If you can’t follow one of the simple instructions, this site always provides next best options, always ranked in order.
Designing your perfect vacation may be just a page or more away from the core instructions.
But because of the variety of ways in which you may not be able to follow the instructions, there are more than 150,000 words on this site. However, all of these words are organized so that you can simply and quickly click through to the next best option for you, ignoring the tens of thousands of words irrelevant to you.
THE ONLY SOURCE THAT LEAVES OUT WHAT FIRST TIME VISITORS DON’T NEED TO KNOW
Other guidebooks describe in great detail all the rides and attractions. First time visitors should not read them!
- As a first time visitor, the last thing you need is step by step descriptions of what happens on a ride!!! Just like a movie, many of the best rides and attractions at Walt Disney World gain their impact from visitors not knowing what comes next, and how they end. Don’t read about rides before you go! This site contains only the most critical information about rides: which ones you could skip, and how different rides and attractions appeal to different age groups.
The site also leaves out other material that you will find in guidebooks, such as how to parent your children. You have better sources for this than a guidebook…though see this if for some odd reason you do care about my thoughts on parenting my guys…
IT BRINGS THE MOST SOPHISTICATED ANALYSIS OF ANY GUIDE
Other guidebooks treat complex topics glibly.
- They may simply give you average daily highs, instead of a probabilistic analysis of the chance you will have good pool weather in February, or
- Compare the 314 square feet rooms at Port Orleans French Quarter to the 344 square feet at the Animal Kingdom lodge without noting how fundamental differences in architecture greatly improve the livability of the space in the French Quarter and other moderates, or
- Point you to typical crowd levels of various dates without addressing the subtle difference that become apparent from viewing Disney’s own predictions of crowd levels, as made manifest through how many extra hours it keeps its parks open.
This guidebook goes the extra mile to provide you this information and insight.
IT IS UPDATED MONTHLY
Disney presents new calendar information (usually) every month…so this guide is updated in the first week (…or so…) of every month that Disney provides new information! No other guidebook can make that claim.