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More FastPass+ Changes Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/02/2014
In a Disney Parks Blog post, Disney announced that they are working on adding additional FastPass+ entitlements for guests. Guests will have the ability to plan up to three FastPass+ per day in advance but once they have used those FastPass+ entitlements, will be able to book new ones, one at a time. Also, Disney is working on expanding the FastPass+ system to allow for park hopping. No exact dates for these changes have been announced.
New Podcast: Disney Vacation Club with Cheryl Pendry
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/01/2014
Cheryl Pendry, Co-Author of the PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide, joins Jennifer and Sara this week to discuss - what else? - the Disney Vacation Club. What is it? Is it a good deal? Why aren't Jennifer and Sara members? Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a photo contest hint and more!
Mark Hamill to Appear at Star Wars Weekends June 6 - 8
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/01/2014
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI) will make his first appearance at Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios, June 6 - 8, 2014. A schedule of appearances has not been announced.
Advance FastPass+ Added for Same-Day Guests at Walt Disney World
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/31/2014
Day guests (guests not staying at a Walt Disney World resort) now have the option to make FastPass+ selections up to 30 days in advance of their visit. Day guests will be issued RFID-enabled admission media and can use these with the FastPass+ system, or may purchase MagicBands for $12.96 plus tax. Day guests will not be able to use their MagicBands to make purchases.
Walt Disney World Increases Parking Fees
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/31/2014
On March 30, 2014, Walt Disney World increased the parking fee at theme parks to $17 per day, and the cost of valet parking at resorts to $20 per day.
Star Wars Character Meals Added During Star Wars Weekends 2014
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/26/2014
Two character meals have been added to the Star Wars Weekends line-up - Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dinner at Hollywood & Vine, and the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine In Theater. Star Wars Weekends will be held at Hollywood Studios, May 4 - June 15, 2014.
Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dinner featuring Mickey and his friends dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters will be held during dinner hours only at Hollywood & Vine. The price is $55.99 per adult (ages 10+) and $33.99 per child (ages 3-9). Guests can also make this meal a Fantasmic! package for $59.99 per adult and $36.99 per child and get reserved seating for Fantasmic!
The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater will host the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast, featuring Star Wars characters such as Stormtroopers, Jawa, Greedo, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader. The price is $47.99 per adult (ages 10+) and $29.99 per child (ages 3-9).
Both meals include a digital download of a photo of your group with a character.
New Podcast: Disney Cruise Line in 2015
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 03/25/2014
Disney Cruise Line has finally announced the itineraries for the rest of 2015. This week Jennifer and Sara discuss what is new for DCL in 2015. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a photo contest hint, and more!
'it's a small world' Turns 50 on April 10 with Global Sing-Along
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/25/2014
The iconic "it's a small world" attraction debuted at the New York World's Fair in 1964 and the title song has been stuck in our collective heads ever since. On April 10, 2014, Disney Parks will celebrate the attraction's 50th anniversary with a global sing-along and you can join in! Fans can record videos of them singing the song and upload them to SmallWorld50.com. The Walt Disney Company will donate $1 to UNICEF for every video uploaded (up to $100,000) plus an additional donation of $150,000.
Disney Cruise Line Announces New Ports for Summer 2015
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/25/2014
Disney Cruise Line will be sailing through the fjords of Norway and visiting great cities on the Baltic in the Summer of 2015! The Disney Magic will sail out of Copenhagen, Denmark in June and Dover, England in July, before returning to Barcelona, Spain for 5-and 7-night Mediterranean sailings in August 2015. The Magic's eastbound repositioning cruise will include stops in New York, Newfoundland, and Iceland on the way to Copenhagen. The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska and the Disney Dream and Fantasy will continue to sail out of Port Canaveral, including 5-night "double dip" Bahamas cruises that stop twice at Castaway Cay. Guests can book beginning on March 27, 2014. (Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members were able to book beginning March 26, 2014 by phone only.)
Kouzzina to Close September 30th
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/24/2014
Kouzzina, Cat Cora's restaurant at Disney's BoardWalk, will be closing for good on September 30, 2014. It will be replaced by an as-yet-unnamed restaurant.
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