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Amazon.com Review If you find yourself humming 'It's a Small World' and puzzling over Epcot's giant geosphere, it may be time to pack your bags and head for sunny Orlando. Rita Aero's Walt Disney World for Adults and Families, Too! is a worthy companion for those who want a little help planning the trip. Although it lacks the Disney graphics and colorful appearance of Birnbaum's Walt Disney World, this guide is well suited, as it claims, for adults planning to vacation in the Magic Kingdom and its accompanying parks. Icons designate which restaurants, hotels, and events are ideal for large groups or families, and which will set cupid's arrow in motion. Other distinguishing features include a number of at-a-glance maps, a companion Web site with frequent updates, and a stash of discount coupons in the back of the book. Attractions are ranked by stars for overall quality--one to four, with four being the best--and probable appeal is determined by letter according to 'Emotional Age Group': Adults, Teens, Children, and the Young at Heart. (You can still feel good about riding the whirling teacups, though, because 'emotional age is determined by your mood, your traveling companions, and your personality.') The Magic Eye Theater in Epcot's Future World, for example, is marked with four stars and 'ATC.' The 3-D show, derived from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, has an appropriate Disney twist: 'the audience is accidentally reduced to the size of insects, experiencing a rush of harrowing and thrilling mayhem ... effects are enhanced by exceptional sound, motion, visual, and sensory effects.' Restaurants, resort accommodations, and off-site hotels are given equally thorough treatment. The full-page write-up on Disney's Grand Floridian Beach Resort details the ambience, rates, amenities, restaurants, recreation, features, drawbacks, and more. As with most things, you get what you pay for. This upscale resort hotel earns four stars across the board--for atmosphere, service, freshness, and vacation value--but prices begin in the $300-$400 range for a standard room and go up from there. There are plenty of options for budget-conscious travelers, too, and opportunities to save money are pinpointed in every section. Now if you can just get that darn tune out of your head.... Read more

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