The Independent Guidebooks asked me to review their guide to Disneyland (California). It was an enjoyable task as I visited Disneyland in 2013 on honeymoon (though it was only a brief afternoon visit because we stayed in Huntington Beach). As a matter of fact, we are planning to visit again in the next 2 years.
As a travel expert I’ve been always a fan of guidebooks and because we travel a lot we already have a small collection. This one is available printed or in Kindle version too. You can’t deny the fact, that the Internet is the only source of up-to-date information these days. Now, to start with the best feature of the guide book let me surprise you: the Independent Guidebooks series are continuously updated throughout the year and printed on demand. Which means, you buy the latest published version with the most up-to-date information. This is a completely unique approach in the guide books’ world. The guide itself is very well structured, easy to read and covers everything from getting there to the nearest non-Disney hotels outside the park (in case it’s all getting a bit too much). I also like how the printed version has readable fonts and sizes as well as reasonable amount of information on each page. Parents will be delighted to read about free and cheap souvenirs, how to jump some queues and where not to waste precious time. Disneyland is indeed a whole city compressed into a theme park, so it’s worth to explore and plan ahead the visit.
Because it’s cheap, you need to compromise a little on the photo content’s quality, but that’s money saved for you. I think it’s a clever idea to rather invest into providing the latest updates.
If you like it, you can purchase the guide on Amazon by clicking on the following link: Independent Guide Disneyland or visit the publisher’s homepage to check out their other travel guides: Independent Guidebooks