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'Direct to Room' Check In Begins Testing
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/10/2015



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Guests at select Walt Disney World Resorts have begun testing a new check-in process this week. Guests at select resorts who have completed their Online Check In (including payment in full and setting up a PIN for charging) and received their Magic Bands, as well as having provided a method of communication, are being greeted at the resort entrance by a Cast Member who will offer them the option to proceed with traditional check in, or will escort them directly to their room. (Editor's Note: I had the opportunity to participate in an early test of this process back in June and it was wonderful! From the time we arrived at our resort to getting on a bus to go to a park was under 20 minutes.)

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Luigi's Flying Tires Closing February 16, 2015
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/10/2015



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Luigi's Flying Tires at Disney's California Adventure will close on February 16, 2015. A new attraction will be opening in early 2016 and will feature a brand new ride system and ride vehicles. No further details have been announced.

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Tree of Life Grows New Roots
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/10/2015



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The icon of Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Tree of Life, has recently grown some new roots. The tree's roots have been expanded into the central hub area featuring new carvings and widening the walkway for guests exploring Discovery Island.

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Disney Cruise Line Changes Some Payment Due Deadlines and Cancellation Penalties
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/05/2015



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Disney Cruise Line's already complex deposit, full payment due, and cancelation penalty dates have changed for some cruises and stateroom categories. Non-concierge staterooms are affected in two areas: 6-9 day cruises that begin and/or end at US ports, and 1-9 night cruises (that originate/end in US ports) that include New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day. Concierge staterooms on 1-9 day bookings that begin and/or end at US ports will see changes to the dates on which certain cancelation penalties kick in. These changes will affect new cruises booked on or after March 3, 2015, as well as for bookings for which the sail date is changed or has been reinstated. All other cruises and categories are unchanged. Altogether, we think you'll need a chart to keep it all straight, so we've made one.

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New Podcast: Disney Dream Review
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 02/04/2015

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Sara has just returned from her cruise on the Disney Dream and is sharing all the details! Plus news, an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations and more. 

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Be Our Guest Ends FastPass Test
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/03/2015



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Be our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom is ending the lunch FastPass test on February 24, 2015. Advanced reservations will be available for lunch and dinner beginning February 25, 2015, although lunch will remain "fast casual" and be a counter service credit on the Dining Plan. Guests can pre-order their meals up to 30 days in advance on My Disney Experience. 



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RUMOR: Walt Disney Tickets Rumored to Increase Soon
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/03/2015



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We are hearing rumors that Walt Disney World park admission prices may be rising soon. If you are considering purchasing admission, now may be the time!

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Monorail Schedule Updates for February and March
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/03/2015



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The Walt Disney World Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March. The modified routes will be in effect on Feb. 3-5, Feb. 9-12, Feb. 23-26 and March 2-5, 2015 from 11 am to 7 pm. During these times, monorails on the Resort beam will travel between Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Grand Floridian, and Magic Kingdom. Monorails on the Express beam will now make an additional stop at the Contemporary as they travel between Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center. Resort guests traveling to Epcot can either board a monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center and transfer to the Epcot line, or they can take a bus directly from their resorts to Epcot. Monorail service will continue to be available from all stations while this work takes place. Monorail operating hours will remain unchanged. Guests may note a difference in the way they board the monorail and should allow for additional travel time to reach their destinations. Guests staying at impacted resorts will receive in-room communication upon their arrival.

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Disney Announces New Latin-Inspired Princess
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/03/2015



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The Disney Junior network announced a new TV show, debuting in 2016, featuring a Latin-Inspired Princess. "Elena of Avalor" will feature the 16-year old princess of this fairytale kingdom, inspired by "diverse Latin culture and folklore.

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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Vacation Mistakes
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 01/28/2015

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This week Jennifer and Sara share their Top 5 Vacation Mistakes - poor choices, forgotten items, and what they would do differently! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more!

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