Mousejunkies!: Tips, Tales, and Tricks for a Disney World Fix - All You Need to Know for a Perfect Vacation

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Travelers' Tales, 2009 - Travel - 275 pages
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Far more than one obsessed travel writer’s take on Walt Disney World, Mousejunkies! is a collection of amusing travelogues and savvy insider’s tips gleaned from a group of seemingly rational adults who find themselves inexplicably drawn to the Magic Kingdom. It covers all the essential topics -- when to go, where to say, what to do, and where to eat -- as well as experiences not found in other guides. Readers learn how to indulge in an all-day beer and football orgy at the resort, how to extract the family from Fantasmic with sanity intact, where to catch a mid-afternoon catnap, and how a Disney cruise can go very, very wrong. Packed with useful information, from touring plans to restroom reviews, these funny, affectionate personal accounts paint a vivid portrait of a creatively engineered world where unexpected surprises create lasting memories.

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Great humor. This book will enable you to have a very rewarding experience in the "Magic Kingdom". No traveler to Disney should leave home without first reading this book. It will save you a lot of ... Read full review

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After fully reading Mousejunkies!, I have concluded that this is less of a guidebook and more of a compilation of experiences at WDW. If you are looking for a guidebook, I highly, HIGHLY recommend purchasing The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. Unofficial Guide is a perfect WDW travel companion.
However, if you aren't looking for a travel guidebook, and just love Disney, this book is great. I found it very nice that there are people that share very similar viewpoints that I have about Disney World. Many of their stories and findings are similar, if not exactly the same, to mine.
Overall, I think if you've read through Unofficial Guide or any other travel guide that works for you, and if you just love Disney, this is a book to check out.
4 stars.

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About the author (2009)

Bill Burke is a veteran newspaper reporter and editor. He is a columnist for Parenting NH Magazine, has spent 11 years at the Boston Herald and its Web site and is currently the assistant features editor for the Boston Herald. He has traveled to Walt Disney World countless times over the years. During his 18-year journalism career, he has covered marathons and murders, and written everything from business features to comic book scripts. He has interviewed musicians and actors and worked as a travel writer. Bill has been traveling to and writing about Walt Disney World for the past ten years.

A dyed-in-the-wool New Englander who recently came to the conclusion he hates the cold weather but can’t live without good fried clams, Bill spent portions of his childhood living in different parts of the country and traveling throughout the United States. His family then returned to the northeast where he remained until discovering the joy of having his meals served by adults dressed as fictional characters. Now he flees to the warm embrace of central Florida whenever time and finances allow. Or even if they won’t.

After trying out a number of different career options ranging from installing concrete foundations and digging ditches to working as a bouncer at an oceanfront nightclub and selling sci-fi collectibles, he stumbled across journalism.

Bill plays bass guitar in a blues band, Irish music on the tenor banjo and mandolin, and bagpipes when he wants to annoy his wife of thirteen years. He has considered moving to Florida, but has been told that the region lacks good Chinese food. He lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife, Amy, and six-year-old daughter, Katie.

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