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    Which book to buy??

    I know most on this site are partial to Lou's book, but I was just deciding between the Hidden Mickeys by Stephen Barrett, The Disney Queue Line Survival Guide, and Lou's First trivia book. I want a book that will be light to carry around but will provide the most varied entertainment in lines and the park (hidden mickeys, attraction trivia, etc.)

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    For a book to carry in the park I would go with Hidden Mickey's. It is made to slip in your back pocket.
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    Probably the Hidden Mickeys in the Parks. Defintiely Lou's two books for the drive or flight to WDW.

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    I agree. I keep the hidden mickey's book with me while in the parks. Lou's books/audio guides are perfect for trip anticipation and general Disney-fixes.
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    First off, I love all three of the books you mentioned, and all of them are good for the Disney fan.

    For variety of entertainment and a good guide to the attractions, The Disney Queue Line Survival Guide has both. Games include trivia, scavenger hunts, puzzles, word searches, etc. and the Guide part has an overview of each attraction, restrictions, things to be aware of (loud noises, darkness, etc.), helpful hints, info for the disabled, and things to look for in the queue. BUT it is the largest and heaviest of the three books you are considering.

    The Hidden Mickeys book is focused entirely on hidden Mickeys. It is arranged as scavenger hunts through each park, with one section of just the hunt, then a section with more clues to help find the ones on the hunt. You can use the index to find a specific attraction or place to see if there are any hiding nearby. It is the smallest (4" x 9", 220 pages) and lightest of the three books. But as for varied entertainment, Mickey spotting is about it.

    The Walt Disney World Trivia Book by Lou Mongello is arranged as multiple choice trivia questions, divided by each park. The questions are given in the first part of each chapter, and then the answers with detailed explanations are in the second part of each chapter. There are some fun "Did you Know?" facts scattered throughout. But again, you pretty much get trivia and no other activities. The book is the same 5.5" x 8.5" as The Disney Queue Line Survival Guide, but just over half as thick (224 vs. 386 pages).

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    thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clion View Post
    I agree. I keep the hidden mickey's book with me while in the parks. Lou's books/audio guides are perfect for trip anticipation and general Disney-fixes.
    Quote Originally Posted by NC_WDW_Daddy View Post
    Probably the Hidden Mickeys in the Parks. Defintiely Lou's two books for the drive or flight to WDW.
    Quote Originally Posted by Robuclafan View Post
    For a book to carry in the park I would go with Hidden Mickey's. It is made to slip in your back pocket.
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    Re: Which book to buy??

    Hidden Mickeys is cool, and even includes some scavenger hunts.

    I would get that if I was you
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    Re: Which book to buy??

    i only have the HM guide, and all it has is HMs. but its easy to carry. i liked the unofficial guide (but not for carrying in the parks!!!), and then i tore out the iteneraries in the back. hope this helps!



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