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'Star Wars: Galactic Nights' Event at Disney's Hollywood Studios April 14, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/11/2017

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On April 14, 2017, Disney's Hollywood Studios will host a one-night, after hours "Star Wars: Galactic Nights" event. This event is from 7:00 pm - Midnight and requires separate admission. Admission is $129 per adult (ages 10+) and $124 per child (ages 3-9). An Annual Passholder discount is available. Guests are encouraged to dress in Star Wars costumes (costume guidelines apply) while they enjoy exclusive entertainment, Star Wars cast member meet and greets, scavenger hunts, etc.


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New Security Screenings Procedures at Magic Kingdom

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/10/2017

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The new Castle Welcome show began this week, allowing Magic Kingdom security to move the security checkpoints further from the park entrance. There is now a baggage check table and metal detector at the end of the walkway from the Contemporary, one set of tables and metal detectors to the right of the entrance for guests using the bus, and another set of baggage check tables and metal detectors towards the entrance for guests using the launches and monorails. All guests now are required to go through the metal detectors. Hopefully this will ease the congestion at the parks entrance.


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Discount on Magic Kingdom Cabanas for January 17 - February 17, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/09/2017

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The private Cabanas at the Magic Kingdom will be available for rent at a discounted rate - $499 per day - from January 17 - February 17, 2017. (The usual rate is $649 per day.)


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Magic Kingdom Testing One-Day Dining Plan

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/09/2017

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From January 12 through February 22, 2017, the Magic Kingdom will be testing a new "Disney Dine-On-the-Go" package. For $29 per adult (ages 10+) and $12 per child (ages 3-9), guests will receive vouchers for one lunch and one dinner to use at select Magic Kingdom counter service locations. The meal includes an entree and soft drink. The voucher can be used at Casey’s Corner, Columbia Harbour House, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, and Pinocchio Village Haus.

This news updates page 223 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Souvenir Shopping at Disney

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   01/04/2017

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Happy New Year! Jennifer and Sara are kicking off 2017 with one of Sara's favorite topics - SHOPPING! What are our favorite souvenirs, where to find the best shopping, and how to save. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more. 

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Rivers of Light Show at Animal Kingdom Rumors

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/02/2017

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While no official opening date has been announced, Rivers of Light merchandise including light-up toys, clothing items, and a soundtrack are now available for purchase at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This leads us to believe that the debut of the long-awaited night-time show will be debuting soon!

This news updates page 187 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Choza Tequila Coming to Mexico Pavilion

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/02/2017

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Choza Tequila, a new tequileria featuring hand-crafted margaritas and classic Mexican cuisine, will be opening outside the Mexico pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase in Early 2017.

This news updates page 235 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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After Hours Event on January 19 at Disneyland to Celebrate Return of Main Street Electrical Parade

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/02/2017

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On January 19, 2017, Disneyland will close early for an exclusive, after hours "70's-themed" premiere party to welcome home the Main Street Electrical Parade. The party is from 7:30 pm to Midnight. Admission is $95 per person and includes:
- Admission to Disneyland Park from 7:30 PM to midnight
- Viewing of the parade
- Collectible event credential
- Red carpet welcome
- Access to most park attractions
- A 70s dance party at Tomorrowland Terrace
- Special Disney PhotoPass locations
- Complimentary Disney PhotoPass downloads
- Complimentary parking at Mickey & Friends Parking Structure after 6:00 PM

70's period attire is encouraged. Guests can purchase commemorative Main Street Electrical Parade merchandise at select shops. Food, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at select locations.

This news updates page 096 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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Changes Coming to Magic Kingdom Opening Show

Posted by: PassPorter News   12/29/2016

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The current "Magic Kingdom Welcome Show" that takes place every morning in front of the train station at the Magic Kingdom is ending on January 8, 2017. Beginning January 9, 2017, guests will be allowed to enter Main Street USA and the Castle Forecourt section prior to the official park opening time. According to the Disney Parks Blog, at park opening, "A Royal Herald will appear to deliver a proclamation and welcome a few familiar characters to the stage, officially opening the park so 'the magic can begin!'" The Walt Disney World Railroad is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment beginning in mid-January. There is no word on whether the new opening ceremony is permanent.

This news updates page 133 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Looking Forward to 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   12/28/2016

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Happy Holidays! Jennifer and Sara are sharing what they are most looking forward to in 2017. We'll be sharing an update from our friends at AllEars.Net, previewing PassPorter News, and more. 

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