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'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire' To Open in Disney Springs In Late 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/08/2017

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Disney Springs will be getting a new "immersive" Star Wars experience in late 2017. This hyper-realistic virtual reality experience will allow guests to be part of the Star Wars story. Details such as location, price, and hours have not been released.

This news updates page 205 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Tips for Scheduling Your Disney Vacation

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   08/02/2017

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You know you want to go to Walt Disney World - but WHEN? This week, Jennifer and Sara are sharing their Top 5 tips to help you decide when to visit Walt Disney World! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener Q&A, and more! 

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Tiger Cubs Expected at Disney's Animal Kingdom in August

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/30/2017

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An exciting pregnancy announcement from Disney! "Disney is involved in efforts to save critically endangered Sumatran tigers. To date, the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) has provided nearly $2.5 million to protect tigers and their habitats. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Sumatran tigers Sohni and Malosi have been actively breeding, and we are delighted to announce that Sohni is pregnant and expecting cubs sometime in August."

This news updates page 195 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Disneyland Classics Return After Lengthy Closures

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/30/2017

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The Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America have reopened at Disneyland Park. This includes the Mark Twain Riverboat, Davy Crockett Canoes, and Sailing Ship Columbia.

This news updates page 100 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at Age 83

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/30/2017

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died last week at age 83. Marty's career with Disney spanned 54 years, beginning right out of UCLA as the Editor of The Disneyland News. Marty was instrumental in the creation of the Disney theme parks around the globe. The Disney Parks Blog has a wonderful tribute we encourage you to read.


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New Podcast: D23 Recap

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/27/2017

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This week Jennifer and Sara are discussing all of the announcements made at the recent D23 Expo! Sara was at the Expo and will be sharing her experiences. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a sneak peek at PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more. 

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Baseline Tap House Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios This Fall

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/26/2017

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The new Grand Avenue section of Disney's Hollywood Studios is opening this fall. Designed with modern-day Downtown Los Angeles in mind, the area will include vintage office buildings and the eclectic architecture of LA. The Baseline Tap House is a corner pub specializing in California beer and wine. A small plates menu featuring pub-style items such as a Bavarian Pretzel, and Charcuterie Board will also be available. No official opening date other than Fall 2017 has been announced.

This news updates page 242 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Disney Vacation Account Ending

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/25/2017

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The Disney Vacation Account program is being discontinued. This program allowed guests to make regular contributions to an account, and when those funds were sued for Disney vacations, guests received "interest" in the form of Disney Gift Cards. Account holders have four options to use their remaining funds - 1) Book a Disney vacation! Funds can be used towards a Disney vacation until September 27, 2017. 2) Use the entire amount in your account to purchase a Disney Gift Card. Members who use this option will receive a 5% bonus on their gift card! 3) Do nothing. Members who wait until the program officially ends on September 27, 2017 will have their money refunded along with a 2% or $5 bonus - whichever is greater. 4) Request an immediate refund. Members who choose this option will not receive any bonus.

This news updates page 011 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Discounts for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/25/2017

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Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will receive a 30% discount when dining before 6:30 pm or after 8:30 pm at select table service restaurants. The discount is available now through September 30, 2017. Currently the discount is available at the following locations: Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, The Grand Floridian Café at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside, The Turf Club Bar & Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Captain’s Grill at Disney’s Yacht Club. Resort.

This news updates page 010 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Multiple Stores Closing in Downtown Disney at Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/25/2017

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RideMakerz, Build-A-Bear, and Chapel Hats at Downtown Disney will be closing to make way for new dining destinations. No official closing date has been announced, and no specific replacements have been announced.

This news updates page 139 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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