EATON — Eaton resident Nicole Newport, like most people in the world, loves Walt Disney World.
She, along with her husband and three children have been to the most magical place on earth several times – with one more trip planned in the coming year. Needless to say, Newport knows her way around the Magic Kingdom.
She knows Disney World so well in fact, that she penned a book about the place.
The book, titled “Disney Magic A to Z: A Traveler’s Guide,” is in ABC-style and serves as part-memoir, part-travel guide. There are personal experiences shared while providing tips that will allow her readers to share similar experiences at all four Disney World parks.
At the end, there is also a final list of general tips – such as information on fast passes, packing, staying on property or off property, and ticket choices.
There are also reviews and ratings for rides, attractions, parades and shows. For this portion of the book she employed her three children, Andy (18), Danielle (16), and Alex (13) to give their input – which gives another unique perspective into what certain age groups like or dislike about certain elements of Disney.
“I hope they’d get tips on how to save money at Disney World, how to have fun. There is so much to do there and if you’ve never been there, you’d probably be overwhelmed,” said Newport. “I kind of put the best of the best in (the book) – things you wouldn’t want to miss.”
Copies of the book were made available on Feb. 11, exclusively on Amazon.com. It’s available in both hardcopy and Kindle editions.
The book in itself is also an accomplishment for Newport though – who graduated from Miami University with a journalism degree. She paired both her passion for writing and her passion for Disney World together and proposed the idea to Theme Park Press, a company that only publishes Disney books, who then gave her the green light.
“I’ve always wanted to write a book and I’ve really grown in love with Disney World over the past 10 years,” she said. “My inspiration was Walt. He said ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’
“I kept telling myself, I can dream it, I can do it. And I finally did it!”