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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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Be Our Guest Testing New Standby Line Experience
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/18/2014 (2 days ago)



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Guests wishing to have lunch at Be Our Guest have previously had two options - book one of the coveted FastPass+ reservations or stand in the VERY long line. Walt Disney World is now testing a return time window. Guests getting in to the standby line are being given a ticket with a return time printed on it. Once the return window begins, guests return to the restaurant, order their food, and dine! There are a limited number of tickets available for this option, once they have all been handed out, guests must wait in the regular standby line.

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Radio Disney to Sell Almost All of Its Stations
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/18/2014 (2 days ago)



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Radio Disney will sell almost all of its radio stations, except for the flagship station in Los Angeles. Radio Disney will continue to broadcast on digital media - Sirius XM, online and through the Radio Disney app.

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American Idol Experience to Close August 30
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/18/2014 (2 days ago)



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The American Idol Experience had previously announced it would close in January 2015. That closing has been moved up to August 30, 2014. No reason has been given for the earlier closing other than it was "part of the continuous review of the company's entertainment offerings."

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New Podcast: Disney Rumor Round Up
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 08/13/2014 (7 days ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara take on a topic they rarely discuss - RUMORS! There are always many rumors regarding Disney and this week we are tackling some of the most popular recent rumors. Which do we hope are true? Which are likely false? Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more! #freetheyeti

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D23 Expo 2015 Tickets On Sale
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/11/2014



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The 2015 D23 Expo, Disney's Official Fan Expo, will take place August 14 - 16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets go on sale August 14, 2014. There are Early Bird Discounts available for purchasing by June 30, 2015. For more details, visit the D23 web site.

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Disney to Increase 'Star Wars' Presence in Parks
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/11/2014



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During a quarterly earnings call with investors, The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced that Disney will be "significantly" increasing the "presence" of Star Wars at the theme parks around the world. What that means exactly remains to be seen!

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New Breakfast Options at Animal Kingdom
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/11/2014



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Pizzafari in Disney's Animal Kingdom is now serving breakfast items. Options include Ancient Hot-Grain Cereal (a mix of oatmeal, barley and quinoa), a multi-grain croissant breakfast sandwich, a breakfast burrito, and kids items including breakfast pizza and a breakfast platter. At the Dawa Bar, guests over 21 can indulge in four variations on a Bloody Mary.

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'Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios' Extended
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/07/2014



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'Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios' has been extended through September 28, 2014. The fireworks will continue nightly until September 1 (except for August 23, 2014 when Hollywood Studios will close early for the after-hours event, Villains Unleashed) and then will move to Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 5 - 28, 2014.

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New Podcast: Let's Get Down to Disness with Kathleen Wolfe
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 08/06/2014

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This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Kathleen Wolfe, Author of the Get Down to Disness® Daily Agenda Book. Kathleen will share some of her favorite planning tips! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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The Four Seasons Orlando Now Open
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/05/2014



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The new Four Season Orlando has opened, offering guests luxury accommodations as well as Disney benefits such as an on-site Disney Planning Center staffed by Disney Cast Members, character dining on select days, a view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from select rooms, and even "Magical Moments Makeovers" for kids at the spa where little girls can be made over into Princesses and boys turned into valiant knights. The hotel is part of the Golden Oak development, in the northeast corner of Disney property, near the Osprey Ridge Golf Course.

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