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Read a Free Sample of Our New Orlando Guidebook

January 25, 2016, 12:45 PM · If you are planning — or maybe just thinking about — a trip to Orlando this year, Theme Park Insider can help!

Sure, you read the website — and we thank you for that — but did you know that we've put together all of our best advice for visiting Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and other popular attractions in Central Florida into one, easy-to-read guidebook?

We have updated that book, Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, for 2016, including readers' ratings and reviews for all the rides, shows, and restaurants throughout Disney and Universal. We've also included hotel restaurant listings for the first time in our 2016 edition.

As on our park listing pages here on, we've prioritized locations listed in the guidebook as "Must Do," "Recommended," "Time Permitting," and "Not Recommended." Just follow the listings in the order presented for each park, and you've got a great plan for getting the most from the day of your visit. We've also included information about staying safe and healthy in the parks, whether or not you should try a dining plan, and the best places to find discounts.

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando is available in paperback and for Kindle. To further entice you to give our guidebook a try, here is a free sample of the Kindle version:

The complete Kindle edition is free to read if you have Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service, and just 99 cents if you have bought the print version of the guidebook from Amazon. Otherwise, the Kindle version's list price is $5.99 and the paperback version lists for $11.99. Even then, we think the book is a pretty good deal.

And if you're interested in supporting Theme Park Insider even more, you can get a signed copy of our guidebook by pledging $20 a month to our Patreon campaign. That not only gets you the book, but also a Theme Park Insider button, an "Insider" badge under all your posts to Theme Park Insider, and (guilt-free) ad-free viewing of the site. You can read more about the benefits of becoming an "Insider" at

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January 25, 2016 at 1:02 PM · My tip: regardless of what anyone says, do Stitch's Great Escape! It's actually really good!

On a different note, I think it's pretty cool that you're offering free samples of the book, I wonder if there are any other authors on this site who could benefit from that...someone who is obsessed with Disney...someone who is very "Creative," so to speak....

January 27, 2016 at 10:31 AM · I'm pretty cynical about the canned guidebook, see-the-USA-in-953-pages thing, but I have to admit that if anyone is qualified to write such a guide it is Robert Niles and the TPI group and, overall, Robert is a fantastic writer. So, despite my cynicism and the fact that I live here, I likely will still pick it up since it's nice to see someone who really knows what they're talking about write a guidebook.
January 27, 2016 at 2:53 PM · Thank you. I tried to do something out-of-the-ordinary with this book -- writing a guide that puts the emphasis on learning about, and how to navigate, parks, instead of simply following turn-by-turn directions. I hope that people enjoy it, and that people who did will go to Amazon and submit reviews! Thanks again.

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