Friday, October 21, 2011

Review of Mousejunkies! 2

Katie and her brother "drinking around the world" in Morocco!


My guest, Katie, is back with a review of one of her Disney reads! This book was purchased on her own desire and all thoughts, opinions, and reviews are completely honest. And, no, we don't get credit from Amazon - just wanted to make it easier to find if you like the review!!

Have you ever found yourself craving a Dole Whip? How about checking Disney apps on your phone to see what the current wait times are like… from thousands of miles away? Do you think of going to Disney World as being “home”? Have you ever told someone you were going to Disney World on vacation only to hear the response “AGAIN?!” If so, then you might be a Mousejunkie!


According to the book, a Mousejunkie is “one who is devoted to, and expresses a physical and emotional need for, Walt Disney World.” Mousejunkies can come in all shapes and sizes. They can be young, old, married, single, even reluctant about being one. Throughout the book, a panel of these Mousejunkies, all with different areas of expertise, give their opinions and advice based on experience.
This book presents a humorous take on your typical Disney travel guide. This is definitely not your grandmother’s guide to Disney! The popular “drinking around the world” in Epcot (which I have done twice, by the way) is chronicled, for better, for worse, and from beer in Canada all the way to tequila in Mexico.
I found myself laughing out loud many times during the book. The author and his friends offer travel advice, Disney history, touring tips, and random bits of pop culture knowledge (Paul McCartney plays guitar/ bass left handed… I didn’t know that!) thrown in with a bit of sarcasm and humor for good measure. One of my favorite tips in the book: the authors included the phone numbers to call the red phone booths in Epcot’s UK pavilion. Next time I am in Epcot (probably a few drinks in) I will be calling these phone booths trying to scare people telling them exactly what they are wearing. Maybe that’s a little creepy, but it sure sounds like a good laugh!
For those of you out there with little ones, there is a chapter called "Mousejunkies Procreate."
This chapter has lots of information and tips on Disney travel and touring with kids. The author is a parent himself and offers some memorable stories about his daughter. Let's just say his daughter and fried Oreos don't get along well!
Mousejunkies! 2 is a book that I recommend to any Disney addict, or anyone planning a Disney World vacation. You can order it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Mousejunkies-Tricks-Disney-Perfect-Vacation/dp/160952022X
I will leave you with one last quote from the book: “For Mousejunkies, Disney is a lifestyle.”


2 comments:

  1. I read both Mousejunkie books and loved them both!!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting read. I can relate and may have to pick it up.

    On another note, thanks "Diz Babies" for the tip about the IMDb Once Upon A Time pilot [http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3101793817/]. Just finished watching it and am pleasantly surprised. Enjoyed it quite a bit!

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