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Brit Guide to Orlando 2012 (Brit Guides) [Paperback]

Simon Veness , Susan Veness
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25 Oct 2011 Brit Guides
Everyone is agreed this is the No.1 Guide. When it comes to the great Walt Disney World experience and Orlando - no-one does it better Simon and Susan Veness are the acknowledged experts to all that lies in store. Living 'in the heart of the magic', they have made it their passion for more than 20 years. With our trademark BRITTIPs, unique ride ratings, excellent insider info and tourist's eye for detail, we show you how to: Beat the queues; save money; drive and be safe; eat and drink like the locals; shop like a pro; take in the nightlife; get off the beaten track; and have more fun than you ever thought possible. What our readers say "We took your book on our first trip - it saved us loads of time and money - we're going again and the new edition is already in the case!" Lindsey : Reader "If you are going to Orlando, you'd be totally insane to go without this book." David Newnham : The Guardian "We have just returned from our second trip to Orlando and once again your guide was worth its weight in gold." Denise Buckley : Colchester

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: W Foulsham & Co Ltd (25 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0572036647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0572036645
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A former British newspaper journalist now resident in the US. Founding author of best-selling Brit Guide travel-book series, specialising in USA/Florida/Orlando/Disney, Disneyland Paris and cruising. Widely recognised with wife Susan as UK's leading experts for all things Disney. Also Editor of World of Cruising magazine and contributor to wide range of media for travel and sport (notably the View From America column for SkySports.com). Partner in US-based Veness Travel Media writing and consultancy business with Susan.

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From the Author

Everything is set for another fantastic year in Britain's favourite long-haul destination and we have all the fun and excitement in store in the latest edition of the Brit Guide. Not only that, we also have the best advice on how to get the most out of it, at the best value and with something for everyone, cutting through the confusion and complexity in plain, easy to read style.

The introduction of our exclusive new Brit Bonus features means even more money-saving offers for our readers along with our great Partnership deals with discounts on things like car hire and excursions.

As we live just five minutes from Disney (yes, we liked the place so much, we moved here!), we are confident we have all the specialist 'insider' knowledge necessary to pass on the very best insight into everything that's here, and we have more than 20 years' experience of visiting the parks to back it up.

This is now the 17th edition of our Orlando guide and we continue to enjoy unprecedented reader feedback - and input - which, we believe, helps to ensure we stay the No 1 publication for this destination. No other guide is written with you, the British visitor, in mind and we sincerely hope you take us with you on your next visit to this holiday wonderland. You won't be disappointed.

About the Author

Even the BBC recognises Simon Veness as Britain's acknowledged Orlando Expert.Simon and Susan Veness are acknowledged as Britain's experts for all things Disney, having accumulated almost 40 years' experience between them of theme parks, Orlando, Florida and Disneyland Paris. They have a home just minutes 'from the magic' in Orlando and are constantly in touch with all the developments in the amazing Central Florida holiday destination. Both have writing backgrounds UK-born Simon in national newspaper journalism, and American Susan in website discussion forums and online information sites as well as being keen-eyed tourists, and together they have pioneered the unique Personalised Itinerary Planner, which is now a key component of their work. In addition to their writing for Foulsham, they contribute to a wide range of media, including newspapers, magazines and the Internet.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I think it's a truly excellent guide. It's in full colour and I really enjoy getting the feel of the atmosphere from the pictures - hotels, restaurants etc.
The main point I would make, is that this book is FUN to read through and helps you to choose what's right for YOU. So that you have the best time of it all.

Simon and Susan do a great job and I've never been disappointed by what they have recommended. No, more than that I have always left Orland with the certain feeling that they have introduced me to yet another set of wonderful experiences.

Orlando is such a dynamic place that it needs real experts to sift through the good, the bad and the ugly! One thing I can tell you, is that they are quite right when they say, that there really is too much to do. And that the secret of having the best time in Orlando, is to use their Brit Guide at home to build your own personal To-Do-List. That way, everything you do is what you chose to do. That's what I do and I've always had a fantastic time

I have bought this book several times through the years - once even though I wasn't going. I like that it's always so up to date and I can read about all the new things that Simon & Susan have found for us during the year. I would recommend it most highly
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading as always! 2 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Every year I eagerly await publication of the "Orlando bible", the Brit's Guide. Essential, unbiased reading for anyone contemplating a visit (be it for the first time or a repeat) to Orlando. Bit of a pity that things are changing so quickly there that some parts are out of date as soon as it is published but this does not detract in any way from the overall content. Beats competitors face down every time!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, informative, easy to use 28 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
I bought this book after being lent the 2005 version by a colleague - the format is very user friendly, there is plenty of detail - down to car park prices and 'which parks are busiest on which days'. I am very much looking forward to my holiday next summer and this book has helped me to feel well prepared - I feel able to plan with almost military precision, whilst making it appear easy! The tips on websites for park tickets have proved very useful - it's an expensive holiday, but the savings in the book and the suggestions for saving money on park tickets are great. My only criticism would be that it doesn't cover Tampa airport in detail as an option of destination, but Orlando International and Sanford are well-detailed. Overall, a great book, definately recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome guide!!! 2 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
I've been to Florida before but seeing as it's going to be my partners first time I decided to get him this book for his birthday. He loves reading up on places and checking out where things are and stuff. Problem is he's not had a chance to even look at this book as I haven't put it down!!! Its a fantastic guide to whats about and some really amazing tips. A must have for anyone visiting Florida for the first time and for anyone who goes constantly!!! It's written very well and everytime time I pick it up I find yet another useful piece of info. The only time my partner is going to get to read it is on the flight over there!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing fantastic brilliant 4 Sep 2012
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I bought this guide after reading all the other fantastic reviews. My wife read it from cover to cover prior to our recent holiday in Orlando and I read sections while we were away. Either way it provided us with an amazing and in depth guide to everywhere we were planning on going, with plenty of tips and hints on getting the best out of our stay.

I would definitely buy an up to date copy of this book the next time we visit Florida and would recommend it to anyone looking for a comprehensive guide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Orlando book around 18 Mar 2012
By Lynn B
Format:Paperback
This is the 4th version of this book I have bought. Always being updated, with so many hints, tips and advice. Will always buy this book when visiting Orlando.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow 9 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
For any newbie or even seasoned traveler this is a must have. Escape from worry let these guys drive. Up to date information and easy to read. Thanks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellant 30 Aug 2012
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a must to give u idea of wot to expect if never been to orlando before very honest non biased review
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
a must buy for anyone going to orlando and the surrounding area
Published 1 day ago by Jayne Woolley
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book. I am planning to go to Florida ...
A must if you are going to Florida for the first time. Tells you how to beat the crowds in the theme parks with top tips for tourists. Read more
Published 2 months ago by gillian
5.0 out of 5 stars great book at a great price
I bought this for a friend traveling to Orlando . The book arrived within the timescales stated and was in good condition. Bargain!
Published 4 months ago by Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential !
This book is great if your a first timer to florida, giving really good hints and tips aswell as info on local laws and driving in the USA. Read more
Published 8 months ago by kaz28
3.0 out of 5 stars not what I exspected
loose pages and writing on others was not informed of the true condition of book, served its purpose but unable to take it with me.
Published 10 months ago by brumydave
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Highly recomend it, saved us time and money.

Full of great advice about parks, restraunts, aimed at Brits on holiday. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chortle67
4.0 out of 5 stars Brit Guide to Orlando 2012
The second book we have bought prior to our holiday in Florida. Very good tips and ideas to make your stay a good one.
Published 15 months ago by Reds United
5.0 out of 5 stars helpful
I was first time visiting Orlando and I was reading it before the trip, It helped me to have an idea what to expect. It have helpful information.In Orlando I didn't use it.
Published 16 months ago by adina
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this book
It has the best advice on everything!! If your going to Florida buy this book it has some great advice and it's in a really nic personal format. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Waynie88
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide
Found this a lot more "Brit" friendly than The Unofficial guide. Best to get the up to date version before you book your accomodation as they offer some good promotions.
Published 17 months ago by JEM
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