Taking a family vacation to Walt Disney World can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have children of varying age ranges. You probably want to know about the special attractions for toddlers and pre-schoolers at Disney. Then there are the big kids, tweens, and teens. But what’s cool for one age group isn’t necessarily fun for another age group. That’s why it’s a good idea to get the kids involved in planning that family vacation to Walt Disney World so that everyone will have happy family travel memories.
A few years ago we reviewed and hosted a giveaway of Walt Disney World with Kids 2009 by Kim Wright Wiley. We’re excited to be able to give away the recently updated Walt Disney World with Kids 2011. Kim has updated this guide, published by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, Inc. to bring readers the most up to date information available in a guidebook for Walt Disney World.
We’re big fans of Walt Disney World here at TravelingMamas.com, with ThemeParkMom and MommyMusings living so close to the resort. It isn’t too hard for us to promote another great product that provides an easy to reference guide to all things Walt Disney World.
One aspect of Kim’s guide that is important for family vacations with little kids that I like is how she lists scare factors for the various theme park rides. Nothing’s worse than getting on a ride with a younger child, only to discover halfway through that it’s just a little bit too intense for the child.
Kim, a mother of two, wrote the first edition of Walt Disney World with Kids in 1989 and has logged more than 50 visits to the park, a statistic that stuns even her. She is the Disney expert for Fodors.com and a contributing editor at Disney Magazine and family.com—and since she’s not under the thumb of the park, she’s not afraid to tell it like it is!
We like moms with honest opinions and we want to share Kim’s updated version of Walt Disney World with Kids 2011 with a few of our readers. Four randomly chosen winners will each get one (1) copy of Walt Disney World with Kids 2011. This contest is open to readers WORLDWIDE, as long as they are at least 21 years of age or older. Just leave a comment about a favorite theme park visit (or if you’ve never been anywhere, just leave a comment). Contest ends November 14, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. One entry per day per email address. Winner will be announced after the close of the contest on this post. Current and former contributors of TravelingMamas.com not eligible to enter.
Be sure to check out Fodors.com for a wide array of Walt Disney World travel information and also check out our own ThemeParkMom’s blog full of all things theme parks, including happenings at Walt Disney World.