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Lunar New Year Festival Returns to Disney California Adventure in January

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/21/2017 (1 day ago)

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Good news Pluto! Lunar New Year will kick off the "Year of the Dog" in style at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland beginning January 26 through February 18, 2018. The Lunar New Year Festival will feature a nighttime water show, "Hurry Home" on Paradise Bay, Character Meets with characters in their New Year's best, specialty Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods at Paradise Gardens Grill, and commemorative merchandise.

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Disney Springs Offers 'Hands Free' Shopping for Holiday Season

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/21/2017 (1 days ago)

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Guests shopping at Disney Springs can now have their purchases held for pick-up later in the day. So no need to bring your giant stuffed Mickey to lunch with you! Guests can request this service at participating locations at the time of purchase.

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Toy Story Land Welcomes First Two Larger Than Life Icons

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/20/2017 (2 days ago)

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Jessie and Rex from Toy Story have taken their spots atop the Slinky Dog Dash coaster in Toy Story Land, opening in Summer 2018 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The characters were placed by crane and will be joined in the coming months by other favorites from the popular Pixar franchise.

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Disney Announces Name of Planet for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/20/2017 (2 days ago)

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Guests riding Star Tours - The Adventure Continues this weekend were the first to visit Batuu - a planet on the edge of the Star Wars Galaxy. Batuu is the site of the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019. According to Lucasfilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo, "This used to be a vibrant trading port back in the old sub-lightspeed days, but now with advent of hyperspace, its prominence has kind of fallen and faded a little bit which has made it a great spot for those who didn't want to be on that kind of mainstream path...The smugglers, the bounty hunters, the rogue adventurers looking to crew up, the people who don't want to be found — basically all the interesting people.”

 

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New Podcast: A Quick Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   11/16/2017 (5 days ago)

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Sara is just back (literally) from a whirlwind trip to Walt Disney World! What do you with just two days?! We'll be finding out what she did on this week's episode. Food and Wine? Did she ever get on Flights of Passage? Listen in for this plus an update from AllEars.Net, a sneak peek of PassPorter News, and more! 

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Disney's Magical Express Now Picking Guests Up Four Hours Prior to Return Flight

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/16/2017 (6 days ago)

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Due to construction at Orlando International Airport (MCO), and increased security wait times, Disney's Magical Express is now picking up guests returning to MCO four hours prior to their flight home. This is currently effective through February 2018.

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New Year's Eve Events at Walt Disney World

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/14/2017

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Planning to ring in 2018 at Walt Disney World? Four special events are available for guests on December 31, 2017. "Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Experience – Disney’s Contemporary Resort" is lifted straight from the screen to the ballroom with "Princess & The Frog" inspired decor, food, and music. The "New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall – Disney’s BoardWalk" is perfect for those who wish to dance the night away. "Dinner and Dancing Under the Sea – Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk" will give guests the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular seafood menu as well as dancing. And for families, there is "Mickey’s New Year’s Eve BBQ – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort." This family-friendly event features an all-you-can-eat BBQ menu and a special fireworks viewing area.

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Updates Announced for the Disney Magic

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/14/2017

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The Disney Magic will undergo a dry dock on Early 2018 and receive some brand new features. Rapunzel's Royal Table will replace Carioca's and will feature characters and live entertainment as your guests are invited to the royal kingdom of Corona for the evening. Vibe, the teen-only club, is being transformed to an urban loft design with a new coffee and smoothie bar. And adults will now be able to enjoy their own coffee at the newly redesigned Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat on Deck 9. The new enhancements will debut on the March 9, 2018 sailing.

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Disneyland After Dark Event Series Kicks Off January 18, 2018

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/14/2017

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A new series of after hours fun at Disneyland begins on January 18, 2018, with "Throwback Nite!" Guests "can step back in time to the ‘50s and ‘60s for a taste of the classic after-dark experience at Disneyland. They can come dressed in their best to enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth under a million twinkling lights, swinging to the tune of the bands and enjoying their favorite rides in the cool moonlight ‘till the clock strikes 1 a.m.!" Vintage posters and decor of Disneyland experiences will decorate special photo opportunities. And admission includes unlimited digital downloads of the photos taken during the event! Live music and dancing bring the bygone era to life throughout the park, and the sky lights up with an exclusive showing of “Fantasy in The Sky” fireworks. Guests will receive a commemorative lanyard and a vintage-inspired park map that will highlight the special experiences taking place throughout the evening. Tickets for Throwback Nite will be available to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders beginning Nov. 30, 2017 and for general public beginning Dec. 7, 2017.


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2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Dates Announced

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/10/2017

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The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be held February 28 - May 28, 2018. A full 90 days of flowers! The Outdoor Kitchens will return along with the Garden Rocks concert series.

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