Back in 2005, I took a trip to Walt Disney World with my eldest brother, Scott and his family. On our flight I remember my brother pulling out a huge book called the "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World." He had little bookmarks in the pages and clearly it had been used frequently. Little did I know that within a year this "tiny" book would become my Disney bible.
I admit, I owned a Birnbaum's guide book in like 2003 but we just won't talk about that. It was a low point in my life. I'm so glad that I realized that the Unofficial Guide was truly the best Disney guide book out there.
All of the statistics happen to be my favorite part of the Unofficial Guide. Especially in the dining section. I'm such a foodie and I'll shout it from the rooftops that I can recite most of the menus from WDW restaurants. Every dining location has good years and bad years. Managers and chefs change all the time. I like to keep up to date on that stuff for my upcoming trip so I'll know which places I may want to avoid and which places I should give another chance.
The masterminds behind the Unofficial Guide also operate an amazing website called Touringplans.com. Please go check it out!
Okay, I admit it. I have a secret crush on every person that works on the Unofficial Guide. My Disney nerd brain longs to sit down with these people and have a conversation about the fluffiness of resort pillows. Then we'll all get dole whips together and take shots of maple syrup.