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Tiana's Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social and Parade Viewing Launches November 29

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/23/2016

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Tiana's Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social & Parade Viewing will make its debut on the Liberty Belle Riverboat at the Magic Kingdom on Nov. 29, 2016. Guests can enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and soft drinks while they visit with Princess Tiana and Naveen. Guests will then board the riverboat to enjoy an incredible birds-eye-view parade viewing for the park's "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade" and a cruise around Tom Sawyer's Island. Princess Tiana and Naveen will join the group on the Liberty Belle Riverboat after the parade concludes for photos. Please note during the holiday period Dec. 23-31, 2016, Guests will view the "Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade" instead. The cost is $49 per adult and $29 per child age 9 and under (includes tax). Reservations can be made now by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

This news updates page 133 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Magic Kingdom Now Offering Cabana Rentals

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/21/2016

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Private, shaded cabanas located near Space Mountain will soon be available to rent. The cabanas are for up to eight people for an entire day and cost $691 including tax. The rental includes locked storage, charging stations, sunscreen, water and soft drinks, and snacks. The cabanas can be booked by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.


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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Coming in January 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/21/2016

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A brand new festival is coming to Epcot in 2017! The Epcot International Festival of the Arts debuts on weekends from January 13 - February 20, 2017. This Festival combines the visual, culinary, and performing arts. The Festival will be held Friday - Monday, and each weekend will feature a concert with music and performers from Disney Theatrical productions. The Food Booths will also be back!

This news updates page 288 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Disney Confirms Plans to Update Epcot

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/21/2016

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Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, confirmed plans to update Epcot at the Destination D event this past weekend. Mr. Chapek shared that he has told the Imagineers to "dream big" but still plans to remain true to its original vision. No further details have been released.

This news updates page 149 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Pandora- The World of AVATAR Set to Open in Summer 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/21/2016

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Pandora - The World of AVATAR is going to open at Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer. The land will feature two new attractions, a new restaurant, and shopping.

This news updates page 191 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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MagicBand Design Updated

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/21/2016

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MagicBand is getting a new look! Guests at the Destination D: D23 event this past weekend got to be the first uses of the new MagicBand 2 - a small "puck" that can be worn in a band, on a key chain, or lanyard. Annual Passholders will be receiving the new MagicBands first, followed by their availability in the parks in December. They will begin shipping to resort guests in 2017.

This news updates page 126 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Adventures by Disney New York City Long Weekend

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   11/16/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel Planner Melissa Ruggieri to learn more about the Adventures by Disney NYC Long Weekend trip. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, listener questions, and more! 

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The Hall of Presidents to Close To Add New President

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/15/2016

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The Hall of Presidents will close on January 17, 2017 in order to add the new 45th President of the United States. The attraction will re-open in the Summer of 2017.

This news updates page 141 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Walt Disney World Offers 4 Park Magic ticket for Limited Time

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/15/2016

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The new 4 Park Magic Ticket is only $70 per day for a limited time and gives guests one admission to each of the four theme parks on four separate days starting Nov. 15, 2016-May 26, 2017. The 4 Park Magic Ticket is valid for a total of four admissions to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and can be used to enter each Theme Park only once. Tickets are valid for one day of admission to Magic Kingdom, one day of admission to Epcot, one day of admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and one day of admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on four separate days and may not be used to enter the same Park more than once. (No park hopping!) Guests can purchase the 4 Park Magic Ticket from Nov. 15, 2016 through March 5, 2017. Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use or by May 26, 2017, and the following block-out dates apply: Dec. 17, 2016 through Jan. 2, 2017 and April 10-21, 2017.

This news updates page 122 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Shanghai Disneyland to Add Toy Story Land

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/14/2016

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Shanghai Disneyland has only been open for five months but it is already expanding! Disney broke ground last week on a new Toy Story Land that will feature three new attractions. The land is scheduled to open in 2018.

This news updates page 250 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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