Do your homework before booking your vacation. These handy guide books will help you plan the perfect trip for your family.

By Southern Living Editors
May 09, 2011
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Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World by Bob Sehlinger (John Wiley and Sons Inc., $19.99)
Published since 1985, Bob's always up-to-date guide is still a must read for people taking their first trip to WDW, as well as veteran visitors.

Walt Disney World Trivia Book by Louis Mongello (The Intrepid Traveler $14.95)
When he's not uncovering historical tidbits and fun tips about WDW, Louis produces WDW Radio podcasts and publishes of the Disney-themed Celebrations magazine.

Mousejunkies by Bill Burke (Traveler's Tales/Solas House Inc. $16.95)
Bill's in depth, but irreverent take on WDW includes everything from when to go, where to eat, and what attractions have the cleanest restrooms.