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Beyond The Attractions – Walt Disney World For Preschoolers

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Now that schools are letting out and moms are starting to plan the yearly Disney vacation, I thought it would be a great time to introduce you to a book I learned about a few months ago.
Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2011) is the ultimate planning book for any parent of preschoolers (or any age for that matter). There is SO much you can learn from this book, and it is worth every penny!

Beyond The Attractions – Walt Disney World For Preschoolers:

Lisa M. Battista has packed the 2011 edition of Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (CreateSpace, October 2010, ISBN: 1-4536-4039-8) with all the information readers need to plan an unforgettable Walt Disney World vacation with children, ages 2-5.

Written by a mom and Disney veteran who regularly visits Walt Disney World with her small children, Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2011) contains childfocused information, tips, and insights from a parent’s perspective. Battista includes all the up-to date details on toddler- and preschooler-friendly attractions, recreation, lodging, and dining in Beyond the Attractions, but goes well beyond the shows, rides, resorts, and food to consider the logistical challenges that are part of traveling with small children. Learn about family-friendly services at Walt Disney World such as stroller rentals, Baby Care Centers, and child care options that will enhance your visit and the memories of your Walt Disney World vacation.

Its focus on the unique needs of preschoolers and their parents sets Beyond the Attractions apart from other guides. Battista saves parents hours of research when planning a Walt Disney World vacation that is perfect for their family with this easy-to-read, concise, yet complete Disney World travel


Beyond The Attractions – Walt Disney World For Preschoolers Overview 

This book gives in-depth tips and tricks for:

– Preparing for your trip

– Disney Lodging

– Transportation

– Touring

– Attractions

– Hidden Activities

– Dining

– Recreation

– Parades and Character Greetings

– Childcare and Safety

– Seasonal Events

– Saving Money and SO much more

Beyond The Attractions – My Review 

My personal favorite has to be the chapter on the hidden activities. After you have been to Disney a few times just going from ride to ride, can get a little boring. It’s fun to know the “world” better so you can spend time exploring it because there is so much more to do at Disney World than meets the eye. You would be a wise mom to prepare to do some non-ride related activities as well.

Disney can be very overwhelming, and every family has different goals. When you’re traveling to Disney with preschoolers, it can be easy to forget that it’s the small things that keep them smiling, so prepare to do those things. My daughter loved the parades; which I didn’t learn until the last day because we just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Now using this guide, I can make sure that when we head to Disney in September, she sees all of her favorite characters.

I honestly can’t say enough good things about this book. It has all the information moms need without being so overwhelming. When you plan each segment of your trip, you can flip to the appropriate chapter to help make planning easier. When we went the first year with our children, it was a different ball game. Because we had purchased the meal plan we had to choose what restaurants we wanted to eat at beforehand; the problem with that was that we had no idea what they served, and where we would get the best value for our money. Those questions are answered clearly in this guide!

I hope you enjoy your trip to Disney this year, and by using this book to plan your vacation; I am sure you will!

See what other’s had to say about the book: here 


Basic Info:

– Price: $15.99

Happy Travels!


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