By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2020, the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever.

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For 2017, The easy Guide Gets a New Title and Free Updates!

By Dave Shute

The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017, the latest edition of the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series, ever, has a new title, and a new way for purchasers to get free updates!

easy Guide 2017 Has New Title, Free Updates


Even though we initially wrote the book (at the invitation of our publisher, Bob McLain of Theme Park Press) for first-time visitors, we’ve always known that it’s incredibly useful for returning visitors as well.

For example, the four key chapters that make up more than 80% of the book (Chapters 4 When to Go, 5 Where to Stay, 6 How to Spend Your Time, and 7 Where to Eat) are as valuable for returning visitors as they are for first timers.

Also really useful to returning visitors who have not been during the era of FastPass+ is the material on how to set up your My Disney Experience account and how to book your FastPass+.

So for 2017 we’ve dropped the word “First” from our title, which in prior editions was The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit.

We have not taken out a word of advice for first timers, so the book is still a great choice for them. But dropping “First” from the title makes it a little more clear how helpful the book is to returning visitors as well.


Josh and I update the book two to four times a year, as enough important Disney World changes accumulate to require us to provide new guidance.

One of the reasons we’ve always made the Kindle version free (via Amazon’s MatchBook program) to people who bought the paperback editon is our hope that after these updates, Amazon will force through an update to the Kindle versions, so that everyone will get the latest version.

However, Amazon does these forced updates based on its own whims, and so far I don’t think any older Kindle editions actually got updated.

So for buyers of the 2017 edition, we have a new approach:

If people forward their 2017 edition Amazon purchase confirmation to us as instructed in the book, we will let them know on that email address how to get a PDF version of our updated book!

Here’s explicitly what the book says about updates:

Updating your easy Guide

Ok, that’s it for now. More to come on other changes in the 2017 easy Guide later! Meanwhile, buy the book, OK?
The 2017 easy Guide

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1 Jeff { 08.19.16 at 10:20 pm }

The name change is very smart.
I actually put off buying the book for a couple years because I’m such an experienced Disney World visitor, and I didn’t see the point of buying a book geared to rookies.
Once I finally purchased the book, I realized how much I’d been missing and was then inclined to visit your two great web sites.
It really is the best WDW guide book by far, and I’ve bought ALL of them.

2 Dave { 08.20.16 at 8:31 am }

Jeff–what a wonderful comment, thanks!!

3 Eric { 09.08.16 at 4:11 pm }

How can I get a signed copy?? 🙂

4 Sarah { 10.30.16 at 1:49 pm }

Looking forward to buying the book! If I buy the Kindle version will I get updates, or do I need to buy the paper copy?

5 Dave { 10.31.16 at 10:37 am }

Sarah, yes, you get updates for a Kindle purchase.

6 Dawn { 12.27.16 at 6:05 pm }

Hi Dave! I wanted to thank you for posting the list of updates made to the Easy Guide, you made it simple for me to look through the book and update the pertinent information. I love my guide book!! I am an avid fan of and I have been an easydubz reader since the beginning of time. You and Josh give the perfect combination of snark, humor and opinions…keep up the great work!! This will be our …geez I think sixth trip using the and…two years combined with the guide!! Thank you SO much for all you do to make my vacations GREAT!!

7 Dave { 12.29.16 at 4:13 pm }

Thanks, Dawn!!

8 Jennifer A { 01.13.17 at 12:53 pm }

A friend of mine actually purchased your book for me as a gift. If I have him forward his purchase email to you, can you send the PDF updates to my email instead of his?

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