the Official Blog of the Unofficial Guides

  • Central Florida Roller Coasters Quick Guide

    In this week’s post, Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa, authors of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, discuss the many wild and amazing Central Florida Roller Coasters. If you go to a party where folks are discussing Immelmanns, heartline rolls, dive loops, and LIM launchers, don’t mistake the guests for fighter pilots. Rather, you’ll be among the intelligentsia of

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    Touring Walt Disney World Like a Pro

    Touring Walt Disney World requires lots of research. Bob Sehlinger, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, shares with us his tips and suggestions. Many visitors don’t have six days to devote to Disney. Some are en route to other destinations or may wish to sample additional Central Florida attractions. For these visitors, efficient touring is a must.

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    A Review of Disney’s Polynesian Bungalows

    Len Testa, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, reviews the Polynesian Bungalows. The Polynesian’s two-bedroom Pago Pago bungalows sit in front of the Hawaii, Tokelau, and Moorea buildings. They’re connected to land by a wooden walkway. The bungalows offer stunning views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks and of Seven Seas Lagoon and its nightly Electrical Water Pageant.

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    Dining on the Disney River Cruises

    Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line, just returned from her second Disney river cruise, this time on the beautiful AmaKristina sailing the Rhine River. Rather than working through the oceangoing Disney Cruise Line, Disney river cruises are run by the smaller Adventures by Disney luxury travel arm of the company, using vessels contracted through river cruise

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    All You Need to Know About Extra Magic Hours

    Extra Magic Hours (EMH) is a perk for families staying at Walt Disney World resort hotels, including Swan, Dolphin, Shades of Green, and the independent hotels of the Disney Springs Resort Area (confirmed for all of 2018 but not, as of yet, for 2019). On selected days of the week, Disney resort guests will be able to enter a Disney