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Plan a Disney Vacation to Remember With PassPorter Planning Guides

PassPorter guides are unique travel books and Disney guides that offer expert advice, comprehensive information, vacationer tips, and original photos. PassPorter's Disney travel guides have 13 book awards, national bestseller status, and (most importantly) the respect and love of countless vacationers to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland.

Many of our travel guides include innovative planning systems with built-in worksheets and organizer "PassPockets." The PassPockets help you organize your vacation by building trip itineraries on the front before you go, storing maps, passes, and receipts inside while you're there, recording memories and expenses on the back to enjoy when you return. Learn more about our travel guides!

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New Podcast: Run All the Races with Kimberley Markey
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 12/17/2014 (1 day ago)

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Can you run all the Disney races? Yes, you can! This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Disney runner extraordinaire Kimberley Markey. Kimberley shares her incredible journey of running before, during, and after her diagnosis of Breat Cancer in 2013. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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Tusker House Adds Character Dinner
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/16/2014 (2 days ago)



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Beginning March 8, 2015, Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be adding characters to the dinner buffet. (Characters already appear during breakfast and lunch.)

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Guests Can Now Purchase Park Admission Through My Disney Experience
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/16/2014 (2 days ago)



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Walt Disney World guests using the My Disney Experience app can now purchase park admission through the app. The app requires you to assign the purchased admission to a guest on your Friends & Family list. They can then make FastPass+ reservations right away. Currently this function is only available to residents of the US and Canada.

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Disney CEO Reports New Star Wars Attractions to be Based on New Movies
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/16/2014 (2 days ago)



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Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke at an event last week in Hollywood and revealed that Disney halted development on new Star Wars attractions based on the original films, and that new Star Wars attractions will be based on the upcoming films and spin offs. Disney is expected to reveal more details about new Star Wars attractions in 2015.

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Taste of Hollywood at Disney's Hollywood Studios December 24 - 31
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/16/2014 (2 days ago)



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From December 24 - 31, 2014, guests visiting Hollywood Studios can make reservations for a grab & go lunch from Min & Bill's Dockside Diner that includes reserved seating for Fantasmic! Guests can book now, up to 24 hours in advance, by calling 407-WDW-DINE. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, fried chicken, even sushi! A Kids menu is available as well.

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New Podcast: Budgeting for Your Disney Vacation
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 12/10/2014

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This week Jennifer and Sara are discussing how to budget and save for your Disney vacation - when to travel, where to stay, and what costs to be aware of! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Star Wars Weekends Announced for 2015
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/09/2014



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Star Wars Weekends are returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios May 15 - June 14, 2015. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during that period, Hollywood Studios will be filled with Star Wars celebrities, characters, merchandise, and more!
Weekend I: May 15 - 17
Weekend II: May 22 - 24
Weekend III: May 29 - 31
Weekend IV: June 5 - 7
Weekend V: June 12 - 14

The popular Star Wars character meals are returning! The Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast will be offered daily between May 15 - June 14, 2015 at the Sci Fi Dine-In Theater from 8am - 11 am and will feature Darth Vader, Greedo, Jawas, and StormTroopers. Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine will take place daily from May 15 - June 14, 2015, from 4:15 pm - 8:00 pm and will include the Fantasmic! Dining Package! This meal will feature Disney characters dressed as Star Wars characters - Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie, etc. Advanced reservations are open for booking NOW by calling 407-WDW-DINE!

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Memory Maker Pre-Purchase Price Increase
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/09/2014



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Guests who purchase the Memory Maker package at least 14 days prior to their Walt Disney World vacation receive a discount. The price has increased from $149 plus tax to $169 plus tax. The price for purchasing while at Walt Disney World or less than 14 days prior to check in remains $199 plus tax.

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Expedition Everest Challenge to End in 2015
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/09/2014



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The 2015 Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend will be held May 2 - 3, 2015. This will be the final year of the Challenge.

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'Frozen Fun' Opens at Disneyland Resort on January 7
Posted by: PassPorter News on 12/09/2014



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For a limited time beginning January 7, 2015, Disneyland guests will be able to enjoy some "Frozen Fun." Disney California Adventure will host the "For the First Time in Forever - A Frozen Sing Along Celebration," "Olaf's Snow Fest,", "Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome," and the "Freeze the Night! Family Dance Party." Previews begin December 20, 2014.

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