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  • by Laura Miller

    Walt Disney World®

    and Orlando FOR

    DUMmIES ‰

    2006

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  • by Laura Miller

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    DUMmIES ‰

    2006

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  • Walt Disney World® and Orlando For Dummies® 2006 Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc. 111 River St. Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774 www.wiley.com

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  • About the Author Laura Miller is a freelance writer based in Buffalo, New York, though she’s spent countless hours scouring Central Florida’s theme parks over the years — both with and without her husband and five kids. A family-travel expert who religiously makes an annual pilgrimage to the Land the Mouse Built, she’s the author of Frommer’s Walt Disney World & Orlando 2005 and contributes to Frommer’s Florida and Frommer’s Walt Disney World & Orlando with Kids. She’s currently researching and writing a guide to Florida for families.

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  • Author’s Acknowledgments Thanks to Amy Voss at the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Gary Buchanan at Walt Disney World; Susan Storey at Universal Orlando; and Jacquelyn Wilson at SeaWorld. Thanks also to all those who took the time out of their schedules to help me with this endeavor. A special thanks goes out to my family, most especially my five children; Ryan, Austin, Nicolas, Hailey, and Davis, for all of their assistance in helping to research and write this book.

    Thanks as well to my agent, Julie Hill, whose constant encourage- ment, support, and enthusiasm keeps me going.

    And, of course, a special thanks to my editor, Naomi Kraus, whose continued support and encouragement as well as her extensive knowledge of all things Disney have made this book more than just a Mickey Mouse affair.

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  • Contents at a Glance Introduction .......................................................1 Part I: Introducing Walt Disney World

    & Orlando..............