Super Rough Draft – Intro to 3rd Disney book

Last week, when I should have been editing the final draft of the 2nd Disney book that is due to the publisher in mid-October, I got a flash of inspiration and took enough time out to jot down an introduction and rough outline for the 3rd book.  Below is the super rough draft of the introduction.

What do you think – would you like to read the rest of this yet-to-be-written book?



Okay, so you’ve ridden the Disney Mountain roller coasters till you just yawn when Everest throws you backward.  You can recite the soundtrack to Wishes. You can tell the Jungle Cruise jokes as well as any skipper.  You know when to go, when to stay home and how to do a dozen rides before 10am.  Maybe it’s time to pack it up and head over to the Dark Side of Universal Studios….or maybe not.  My name is Amy and after more than 100 days in the Disney World parks over the past couple of years, I know that sometimes you just don’t want to do It’s a Small World one more time.  The great thing about Disney World is that there is so much more to do than just the parks.

With more than two dozen trips in the past couple of years to Disney World, we have had the pleasure of trying out many of the experiences and events Disney offers outside the parks.  This book is all about sharing what we learned about Disney World Outside the parks. There are all the resort activities, many of which are available even to guests staying off site at non-Disney hotels.  Then there is Disney Springs, which is growing by leaps and bounds almost every day.  And let’s not forget the BoardWalk or…well, you get the idea.

Why would you care about things outside the parks?  Well, if you are a first time guest, planning a day or so outside can help stretch your budget and give you an idea of things you might want to come back and do again.  If you are a long time guest, learning more about these experiences could keep the magic fresh and interesting.  If you are like me and are an intense Disney World fan, learning about these less well known options can increase your options.   Mostly, though, Disney World offers so many fun things to do that it would be a shame to miss out!

Now, at this point you might be wondering if I have anything special or secret to share.  Nope.  I’m not a Cast Member.  I’ve never worked for Disney.  I don’t have any insider connections or information.  I am good at research on Disney and I’ve taken the time to do lots of different things there.  Most of this book will be about things my family and I have done at Disney World, while the end of the book will focus on things that are still on my bucket list to do there in the future.  What I can share is what it is like to plan and do things at Disney World as just another guest.  I’ll even tell you know that most of what you will read in this book is readily available on a number of different websites, in a purely informational sort of way.  The difference here is that I hope to entertain you along the way, especially by sharing our mistakes and missteps, so that you don’t have to learn the hard way.

If this sounds like fun to you, please come and join the fun!  My name is Amy.  My husband, daughter and I live close enough to the magic to go visit often.  My daughter is as enthusiastic about Disney as I while my husband is sometimes just along for the ride.  This is my third book on Disney World.  I love taking my family to the Happiest Place on Earth and I love sharing what we learn with others.  Here’s hoping this book helps make your next visit, whether it is your first or your one hundred and first, a happier and more relaxing vacation!

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