My family and I travel to Florida a lot. We have been to Disney many times and recently have started going to Universal Studios as well. Even though we have been to Florida many times, I believe firmly that you can never do it all and we are always looking forward to our next trip. Since we are always looking forward to our next trip…we are always on the lookout for news and planning tools about Florida.
Florida Theme Parks: A Guide by Alex Miller, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., isn’t really your typical guide-book. It’s much more visual.
Before our last trip to Florida, I really started asking my children and husband what they would put down as their top 5 parks, rides and activities they would like to do on our trip. I knew we couldn’t do it all so I thought it would be nice if we could all at least do our top 5. This guide-book would have been a fantastic way for my children to be able to see some of the rides at the parks to help them make their list. You would be surprised at how many theme parks don’t have great photos or descriptions of their rides on their websites. It’s really useful for parents who have children who don’t like big or scary rides to be able to see photos of the rides before they plan their trip.
Another nice aspect of the guide is that it showcases 20 parks including many parks outside the most popular areas of Disney, Universal and Sea World. There are parks in the book I had never even heard of and will definitely check out in the future.
The only difficulty with a highly visual book is that you lose a lot of information about the parks in the process. Florida Theme Parks: A guide would be a fantastic addition to your travel library, but shouldn’t be purchased alone as the only guide you use on your first trip to Florida. This guide is really well written and would be a great purchase to help children plan. It would also make a great souvenir of your trip. I really enjoyed reading it. The images and artwork in the guide are stunning and are shots you wouldn’t be able to get yourself within the parks.
I was given a free book to review for this article, however the opinions in it are my own.