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Meet Tour Guide Mike: The fairy godfather of Disney vacation planning
By Catherine | | 2 Comments

Disney World is not the kind of family travel destination where you just “wing it” or go with the flow. There are simply too many line-ups, reservation considerations, transportation issues and potential snafus that can suck up the day. If you’re trying to squeeze things into a visit of one week or less, having a master game plan is necessary.

Books like The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019, Fodor’s Walt Disney World with Kids 2016 and websites like Mousesavers.com are wonderful tip-filled resources for planning a Disney World vacation, but there’s an awful lot of information to sift through. Who has the time to read through volumes of text to get the full low-down on all the options, pros, cons and caveats to consider? You’ll be overwhelmed before you set foot through the gates.

If only you had a personal assistant/fairy godmother who could weed through the information overload and provide you with a customized executive summary of things you need to know to maximize your family’s time and budget at Disney World.

Well, bibidi bobidi boo. Meet Mike Hewell, better known as Tour Guide Mike. With years of experience as a professional VIP guide to the parks, this fairy godfather has the inside scoop on how best to navigate a Disney World excursion and he’ll share his wisdom with you online.

Input your preferences in the Automated Vacation Planner, and you will be provided with insider tips, helpful hints and recommendations to make your trip as efficient as possible. It’ll suggest the best ticket and/or package for your family’s needs and help you decide where to stay based on your timeframe and price point.

It’ll tell you which parks are least crowded on each day and give you the scoop on how to avoid long ride line-ups. It’ll help you prioritize what you want to see, warn you what you should consider skipping and give you a sample daily itinerary to follow (including much-needed down time).

A calendar feature outlines all the park hours, special events, entertainment schedules and discounts available during your month of travel. You can even set email reminders to alert you when it’s time to make restaurant and activity reservations (you can reserve up to six months in advance). If you’re really time-crunched, the Express Planning Guides will condense all the highlights you need to know in an easy-to-digest format.

The best part, all this info is available for $21.95 – about the price of a round of ice creams in the parks. Considering the average family of four spends $450 per day on a Disney World vacation, it’s really a worthwhile add-on to help you plan a smooth, magical trip.

March 10th, 2011
Sulema Farness says:

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March 10th, 2011
admin says:

Thanks! It’s not a template; we designed the site ourselves.


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