Two new guidebooks are now available that can help enhance your visits to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World.

Organising a trip to Orlando's theme parks is a huge undertaking these days. Here at Theme Park Tourist, we try to make things a little easier with in-depth articles and our expansive, printable theme park guides. But, sometimes, it's nice to have a physical book in your hands, both during the planning process and at the parks themselves.

We're big fans of the Unofficial Guides, which our friend Len Testa over at TouringPlans.com has a big hand in. But now there are two new books which we think are well worthy of your consideration (and are available at very affordable price points). Both of them are authored by our friend Robert Niles, the editor of the long-running Theme Park Insider and a contributor to several of our All-Star Roundtable features.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter book.jpg

The first book focuses exclusively on Universal Orlando's Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter - the original Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure, and the all-new Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. There is a huge amount to discover in these two lands, more than warranting the 63 pages and 18,000 words that Robert has lavished on them. As well as guides to each attraction and a selection of tips, you'll also be able to swat up on the history of the two projects, including comments from their designers and the stars of the Harry Potter movies.

Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is available from the Amazon Kindle store (priced at $2.99), iTunes (priced at $2.99) and in paperback format (priced at $5.99).

Orlando 2015 book.jpg

If you're looking for a broader guide to Orlando's parks, Robert has also released Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. The second edition of the guide, first released in 2013, features 232 pages and covers SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and Legoland Florida in addition to the Disney and Universal resorts. There are also tips related to prepaid dining plans, line-skipping options, accommodating disabilities and many more topics.

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando is available from the Amazon Kindle store (priced at $7.99), iTunes (priced at $7.99) and in paperback format (priced at $12.95).


Add new comment

About Theme Park Tourist

Theme Park Tourist is one of the web’s leading sources of essential information and entertaining articles about theme parks in Orlando and beyond.

We are one of the world’s largest theme park guide sites, hosting detailed guides to more than 80 theme parks around the globe.

Find Out More About Us...

Plan Your Trip

Our theme park guides contain reviews and ratings of rides, restaurants and hotels at more than 80 theme parks worldwide.

You can even print them.

Start Planning Now...