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New Interactive Robot in Tomorrowland

Posted by: PassPorter News   05/05/2017

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Do you miss PUSH, the talking trash can? Look for the new iCan interactive robot in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. He moves around on a hoverboard, chats with guests, and might even call you by name! 

This news updates page 174 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Driverless Shuttles Joining Disney Fleet in 2018

Posted by: PassPorter News   05/05/2017

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Disney plans to add new driverless shuttles to its parking lots in 2018. The autonomous electric vehicle pilot program will begin by the end of this year for cast-only parking lots, and if the program goes well it will be introduced to guest parking lots.

This news updates page 124 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: The Dark Side Tastes Sweeter: Reviews of the Star Wars Dessert Party and the Rivers of Light Dining Package with Bernie Edwards

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   05/04/2017

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Our favorite Rocket Scientist, Bernie Edwards, is back from runDisney Dark Side Half Marathon and is joining Jennifer and Sara to discuss his recent trip. In particular the Star Wars Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios and the new nighttime spectacular at Animal Kingdom - Rivers of Light. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a peek at PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! More ...

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Incredibles Dance Party in Tomorrowland Being Replaced

Posted by: PassPorter News   04/28/2017

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The Incredibles Super Dance Party in Tomorrowland will end on April 30, 2017. From May 1 - 18, 2017, Mr. Incredible will do a character meet in the same space. Rumor has it a new dance party will be coming in mid-May but no further details have been announced.

This news updates page 133 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Fireworks Viewing Location at Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   04/27/2017

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The Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge will offer fireworks viewing on select nights starting May 26, 2017. (And for those of you saying, "The Tomorrowland Skyline what?!", you're not alone. It's new!) The lounge will be open nightly from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm but of course will be more popular on nights when fireworks are being held. Lounge guests can come and go during the two hours or stay for the duration. $45 per person gets you a snack box and beverage of your choice. Reservations can be made online or by calling 714-781-DINE.

This news updates page 096 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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Portobello in Disney Springs Closed, Will Reopen as New Restaurant

Posted by: PassPorter News   04/27/2017

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Portobello in Disney Springs recently closed for what was announced as an extensive overhaul. Instead, the Levy Group (which owns and operates Portobello), has announced that a new Italian restaurant from Top Chef Tony Mantuano will open in its place in Fall 2017. The menu will be inspired by Chef Montuano's travels throughout Italy.

This news updates page 250 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: The Top Five Dining Mistakes Made By Walt Disney World Guests

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   04/27/2017

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This week Jennifer and Sara are concluding their 'Mistakes' series with dining. What are the Top 5 mistakes that guests make when dining at Walt Disney World? Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, a new listener winner, and more! 

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Severe Drought In Orlando Leads to Changes at Walt Disney World

Posted by: PassPorter News   04/25/2017

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Due to the severe drought conditions and increased chance of wildfires in Central Florida, Walt Disney World has limited fires at campsites and cabins at Fort Wilderness. Other resorts that have campfires are limiting activities.


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New Walt Disney World Discounts for Fall Travel Announced

Posted by: PassPorter News   04/24/2017

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Walt Disney World has announced a "Free Dining" offer for select dates and resorts this fall. But hang on - this year is very different from previous offers! Value and Moderate Resorts will receive the Quick Service Dining Plan for free. Only Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts will receive the Disney Dining Plan for free. A 2-day Park Hopper Pass is required in order to qualify for this offer and many black out dates and resort restrictions apply. Visit DisneyWorld.com for details. A room discount offer is also available for select dates August 1 - October 7, 2017.

This news updates page 011 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Disney Springs Perks for Disney Vacation Club Members

Posted by: PassPorter News   04/24/2017

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From the Disney Parks Blog: "Beginning in May and continuing throughout 2017, a different Disney Springs proprietor each Wednesday will open early (9-10 a.m.) to Members and their guests, while also making a special offer available during these early hours and for the remainder of the shop’s operating day. Kate Spade New York – home to iconic handbags, clothing, jewelry, shoes, décor and gifts – will kick things off on May 3, opening to Members and their guests at 9 a.m. and offering a special 15 percent Member discount throughout the day on select merchandise. Other stores on the upcoming slate include PANDORA Jewelry, Origins, Basin, Vera Bradley, UGG, Sephora, L’Occitane en Provence, American Threads, Sugarboo & Co and Edward Beiner. Note that special offers from participating shops may vary, from discounts to complimentary customization services to free gifts with purchase. Special offers, proprietors and discounts may be modified or withdrawn at any time without notice."

This news updates page 109 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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