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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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'Haunted Mansion'-Themed Shop Replacing Yankee Trader Shop at Magic Kingdom
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/29/2014 (1 days ago)



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The Yankee Trader shop in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom closed on July 27, 2014 and us being replaced with a 'Haunted Mansion'-themed shop, set to open later this fall.

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Anna and Elsa Set Sail on 7-night and longer Disney Cruises
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/29/2014 (1 days ago)



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Anna and Elsa from the Disney film, "Frozen" are now appearing on 7-night and longer sailings on Disney Cruise Line, including Caribbean sailings on the Disney Fantasy and Alaskan sailings on the Disney Wonder.

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New VIP Experience for La Nouba
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/29/2014 (1 days ago)



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A new VIP package for the Cirque du Soleil show "La Nouba", at Downtown Disney, is now available. "L'Experience" will have reserved seating front and center, a personal usher to lead them to their seats, a gift bag of Cirque du Soleil merchandise (including a 10% off coupon for additional purchases), and souvenir popcorn and soft drink. Best of all - "L'Experience" guests will get backstage access to Cirque du Soleil! This package is $250 per person and is available for the 6:00 pm show on Friday and Saturday.

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New Podcast: Disney Days Gone By
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/23/2014

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This week Jennifer and Sara are taking a trip in a Way Back Machine and reminiscing about the attractions, restaurants and other things at Disney that they have loved and lost. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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2014 Food & Wine Festival Premium Events Begin Booking July 31
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/22/2014



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Disney has announced a partial list of premium events for this year's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival including Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairings, Italian White Truffle & Wine Pairing Dinner, and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Boot Camp Series. The full list of premium events will be released on July 24, 2014 and reservations can be made beginning July 31, 2014 by calling 407-WDW-FEST.

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New Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay Challenge
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/22/2014



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Runners who complete one event, 5K or longer, during the 2015 Princess Half-Marathon Weekend, then sail on the February 23, 2015 sailing on the Disney Dream and complete the Castaway Cay 5k, will receive the Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher medal. Register at runDisney.com for this event!

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Disney's Salute to the Military Extended into 2015
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/22/2014



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Disney has extended the "Salute to the Military" offer for active and retired U.S. Military personnel for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. The offer includes discounts on 4-day Park Hopper passes as well as resort discounts for stays through October 3, 2015. (Blackout dates apply for both the tickets and the resort discounts.)

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New Podcast: PassPorter Moms Answer Listener Questions
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/16/2014

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This week Jennifer and Sara are catching up on Listener Questions about Memory Maker, FastPass+ at Be Our Guest, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Wishes Dessert Party, and more! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint and listener celebrations. 

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2015 Packages Can Be Booked Beginning July 30, 2014
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/16/2014



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Disney has announced that Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, will begin accepting reservations for 2015 vacation packages on July 30, 2014. (Reservations can be made for up to 499 days in advance, which means that technically guests will not be able to book all of 2015 until August 19, 2014.)

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My Experience with Disney's Disability Access Card: Touring with Special Needs
Authored by: HP on 07/16/2014

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Last year Walt Disney World discontinued their Guest Assistance Card (GAC) program for guests with disabilities and replaced it with a new program, the Disability Access Service (DAS) Card.

(You can read Disney’s official DAS FAQ online.)

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