Ears of Steel: The Real Man's Guide to Walt Disney World

Bart Scott. Intrepid Traveler (NBN, dist.), $14.95 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-937011-34-5
In this unconventional travel guide, Scott attempts to disprove the myth that Walt Disney World is only for children by "highlighting the most testosterone-filled, white-knuckling, chest-beating, manly attractions and activities." He breaks down accommodation options by budget and details the pros and cons of the major resorts. The subsequent chapters are organized by park, including Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom, where Scott directs readers on precisely what to see in what order and what to skip. Scott's descriptions take the reader right into the action, occasionally diminishing the element of surprise. His account of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror may induce vertigo. In Epcot's World Showcase, Scott reports where to stop at each of the major pavilions to get the best food and drinks including La Cava de Tequila's Blood Orange Margarita and Via Napoli's artisanal pizzas, complete with instructions for a drinking game. Further tips include the rides to avoid after eating, getting into the special reserved seating for Fantasmic! and most importantly, where to find alcohol in the Magic Kingdom. He even rates the restrooms. Note: if you don't like jokes about women bringing their husbands sandwiches, consider another guide. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/28/2013
Release date: 11/01/2013
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