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

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

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by Bill Burke
     
 

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A guidebook with a decidedly different approach, the second edition of Mousejunkies is a collection of humorous travelogues and insider how-to secrets compiled after scores of trips to Walt Disney World. The book draws on the insights of a panel of Disney fanatics — The Mousejunkies — following dozens of personal vacations, trade shows and press

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A guidebook with a decidedly different approach, the second edition of Mousejunkies is a collection of humorous travelogues and insider how-to secrets compiled after scores of trips to Walt Disney World. The book draws on the insights of a panel of Disney fanatics — The Mousejunkies — following dozens of personal vacations, trade shows and press trips in recent years. This second edition brings everything up to date with countless new tips, tricks, and tales.

Mousejunkies provides tips and travel plans told through personal accounts – something that sets it apart from all the other guides.

All of the most important topics are covered: When to go, where to stay, what to do and where to eat. But readers will also learn how to indulge in an all-day chicken wing and beer football orgy at Walt Disney World, how to extract your family from Fantasmic with your sanity intact, where to catch a mid-afternoon catnap in the theme park, and even how wrong a Disney cruise can go.

Mousejunkies is more than one travel writer’s experiences at one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. The Mousejunkies are a group of seemingly well-adjusted adults who have found themselves inexplicably drawn to Walt Disney World, again and again. Each has taken his or her own path, finding their way separately. When the smoke cleared, the group found itself back in reality, staring at one another over a pile of discarded annual passes and a useless collection of novelty hats.

The stories - wry, humorous and told with an affection gained through years of Disney addiction - paint vivid portraits of a creatively engineered world, where unexpected surprises create lasting memories.

The tips – valuable information designed to help readers get more out of their vacations – are told with a sly wink and the desire to share the secrets that make trips to central Florida more memorable.

From touring plans to tongue-in-cheek reviews of the theme parks’ restrooms, Mousejunkies provides readers with useful information couched in obsessively-detailed narrative with a humorous touch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609521011
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/24/2015
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
674,933
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


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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Mousejunkies! 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Michele Williams More than 1 year ago
Good read for mousejunkies and neebies.
Moosehouse99 More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for an insider view of Walt Disney World from real fans. Easy read with a entertaining perspective on visiting Disney World. Honest with many valuable tips based on real experiences. Recommend for other mouse junkies (like myself) and for newbies who will benefit from the expert advice.
Disneybound More than 1 year ago
I have read six books from cover to cover about Walt Disney World. This one, by far, was the most entertaining. I felt that the tips were helpful. With some of the others, I felt as if I had to plan my vacation down to the millisecond. This seems daunting to me and not at all like a vacation. My family has decided to highlight the things we want to see first and save others for later trips. I don't want to have a commando vacation.....The only downside was it's lack of comprehensiveness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amusing book about folks who keep coming back to Disney. Best chapter was about Disney Vacation Club. As a Mousejunky myself, it didn't quite meet my expectations but a good book to read if planning a trip to Disney.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Disney books! A different view than most Disney guidebooks. Full of laughs and interesting facts and touring tidbits. If you or someone you know loves going to Disney, whether they have been once or 20+ times, they will love this book. Bill Burke and Co. definitely "get" the magic that Disney offers. I'm waiting for book 2. :)
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There was no tips in it at all. It was just about his trips. Do you think someone would like to hear about a trip or the tips in the title says. The TITLE! So that is why i only give this ripe off 1star
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LoveDisney More than 1 year ago
Very good book from a different viewpoint of all the other Disney World books, I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much!
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