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Is it possible to use evolutionary algorithms to create touring plans that can save up to 4.5 hours of waiting in line per day? How about using a technological optimization program that determines which of the admissions options is the best suited for a particular visitor?

As parents are struggling right now to afford gas and groceries, many are deciding to forego the annual family vacations they look forward to all year long. That’s why THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE® TO WALT DISNEY WORLD® 2010 (Wiley; September 2009; $19.99, Paper, ISBN: 978-0-470-46026-9) uses new, cutting edge research to reveal how parents can maximize time and money to make this year’s trip to Walt Disney World a reality.

In this latest edition of one of the world’s top-selling guidebooks, author Bob Sehlinger provides invaluable money-saving tips and tools for every stage of the trip, including detailed suggestions on alternative accommodations, affordable meals and transportation, and individualized tour plans to get to the right attractions for you in the most effective way possible. With the help of a team of unbiased and undercover inspectors and researchers, Sehlinger and Len Testa rate and rank every hotel, restaurant, and attraction. THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD 2010 reveals additional hotel research on lighting, sound-proofing, pillows, and sheets. The reviews listed in the Unofficial Guides are based on the undercover team’s extensive research and on thousands of reader surveys and critiques.

Also available is THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO DISNEYLAND 2010 (Wiley; October 2009; $17.99 Paper; ISBN: 978-0-470-46030-6). Disneyland is ranked #2 in theme park attendance, next to Walt Disney World, with up to 13 million visitors per year.  In this latest edition of the guide, Sehlinger and Testa use the surveys conducted from more than 7,500 families to reveal the best of where to go, what to do, and how to do it all affordably at Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, and Universal Studios Hollywood.