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Major Changes Announced for Coronado Springs Resort

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/17/2017 (4 days ago)

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Disney's Coronado Springs will be getting a major renovation. A 15-story tower with 500 additional rooms is being added to the Main Building. The tower will also feature roof-top dining with views of the fireworks from nearby parks! The resort's existing rooms will also be refurbished. No official timeline for the start or the completion of this work has been announced.

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New Podcast: Answers to Your Disney Questions

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   02/15/2017 (5 days ago)

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This week the listeners decide the topics! Jennifer and Sara are answering questions that listeners have sent in via email and phone. Plus a LOT of updates in Disney news this week, a look at AllEars.Net, and listener celebrations! 

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! to Open May 27, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/15/2017 (6 days ago)

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Just in case Disneyland was feeling left out of the hoopla surrounding Pandora opening on May 27, here comes the announcement that the new "Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!" attraction will open on the same day. Disneyland has announced that the opening if the ride will kick off a "Summer of Heroes", being held at Disneyland May 27 - September 10, 2017. In addition to the new attraction, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy Dance-Off, Marvel Super Hero character meets, a new Avengers: Training initiative show, and special food and merchandise.

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DCL to Add Additional Concierge Staterooms to Magic and Wonder

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/15/2017 (6 days ago)

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In response to guest demand, Disney Cruise Line is updating ten Category 4A Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder to make them Category V Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah. The staterooms affected are 8024, 8044, 8050, 8076, 8082, 8084, 8524, 8544, 8550, 8584. The work is expected to be completed by October 2, 2017. Guests who are currently booked in these staterooms as Category 4A will be able to enjoy the upgraded amenities in the staterooms but will not have access to the concierge lounge or the concierge staff.

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Geyser Point Bar and Grill Now Open at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/13/2017

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Disney's Wilderness Lodge has a new dining location! Geyser Point Bar and Grill offers a lounge with small plates for dining indoors as well as a quick service window which will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Increase Ticket Prices

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/13/2017

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On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Walt Disney World raised prices on theme park admission. Single day admission increased approximately $5 per person for regular season tickets. Annual Passes also increased in price. In addition, tickets purchased in advance at DisneyWorld.com offer a $20 discount over purchasing at the park entrance. The stand-alone Water Park add-on has been discontinued but is still available as an add-on to the Park Hopper option. This will now be known as a Park Hopper Plus Pass (Park Hopper plus Water Park).

Disneyland also increased ticket prices $2 - $5 per person, depending on season. Parking increased from $18 to $20 daily. Annual Passes increased approximately $10 per person.

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Wishes to be Replaced by New Show on May 12, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/09/2017

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After a 13-year-long run at the Magic Kingdom, Wishes is dimming its lights later this spring. A new show, "Happily Ever After" nighttime spectacular, will combine favorite Disney characters, Disney storytelling, and fireworks. The new show begins May 12, 2017. According to DisneyParksBlog.com the new show "will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from ’Moana,’ ’Brave,’ ’Big Hero 6,’ ’Zootopia,’ ’The Princess & The Frog,’ ’Aladdin’ and many others." Note that the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to be available when "Happily Ever After" makes its debut.

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Rivers of Light to Debut February 17, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/09/2017

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The new Rivers of Light show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will (finally) debut on February 17, 2017.

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Star Wars Land to Open in 2019

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/07/2017

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Disney has announced that Star Wars Land at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be opening in 2019. No official date has been announced but stay tuned!

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