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Trattoria al Forno to Replace Kouzzina
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014



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Kouzzina, the Cat Cora restaurant at Disney's Boardwalk Inn, will close on September 30, 2014 to make way for Trattoria al Forno, opening December 2014. Trattoria al Forno will feature Old World Italian dishes such as house-made pasta Bolognese, whole roasted fish, Neapolitan-style pizza, and more.

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Walt Disney World Railroad Refurbishment Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014



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The Walt Disney World Railroad at the Magic Kingdom will be closed for refurbishment September 28 - November 7, 2014. All three stations will be closed for refurbishment as well as the trains.

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Monorail Evacuated After Possible Lightning Strike
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014



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On Sunday, July 13, 2014, a possible lightning strike caused a power outage on the Magic Kingdom Monorail line. Guests were safely evacuated by the Reedy Creek Fire Department after approximately a 90-minute wait.

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Halloween On the High Seas
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014



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Disney Cruise Line will be celebrating Halloween on all four Disney Cruise Line ships in September and October. Guests will enjoy Halloween-themed activities such as costume parties, games, special entertainment, and even a Pumpkin Tree in the lobby!

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New Podcast: Sensational Summer Snacks with AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/09/2014

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What is hot AND cool this summer at Walt Disney World? AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog joins Jennifer and Sara to talk about food trucks, new snacks, and what to eat to beat the heat during the dogs days of summer. Plus an update from our friends at AllEars.Net, a photo contest hint and more. 

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'Frozen' Summer Fun Premier Package
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/08/2014



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Guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios to enjoy the 'Frozen' festivities this summer now have the option to purchase a VIP package that includes refreshments at Bill & Min's Dockside Diner, along with access to a reserved viewing area for the 11:00 am Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome Procession, a reserved seat for "For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration," and an exclusive dessert party at 8:30 pm with reserved viewing for the Frozen Fireworks Spectacular. The package is $59 per adult and $34 per child, park admission is required.

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Celebrity Narrators for 2014 Candlelight Processional Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/08/2014



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A partial list of celebrity Narrators for the 2014 Candlelight Processional has been announced (subject to change):

11/28-11/29 - Jodi Benson
11/30-12/4 - TBD
12/5-12/6 - Whoopi Goldberg
12/7-12/14 - TBD
12/15-12/17 - Sharon Stone
12/18-12/20 - Ana Gasteyer
12/21-12/23 - Marlee Matlin
12/24-12/27 - TBD
12/28-12/30 - Steven Curtis Chapman



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Dinner Packages for Candlelight Processional Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/08/2014



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The 2014 Candlelight Processional will be held in the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot from November 28 - December 30, 2014. The nightly narration of the Christmas Story features celebrity narrators accompanied by a full choir and orchestra. The Candlelight Dinner Package includes lunch or dinner at select restaurants and reserved seating for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Participating restaurants this year are Biergarten, Chefs de France, Coral Reef, Garden Grill, La Hacienda de San Angel, Nine Dragons, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown Pub, San Angel Inn, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia, and Via Napoli. Lunch packages start at $35 per person for lunch and $50 per person for dinner. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE or online at disneyworld.com/dining.

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New Blog Entry: Which Disney Character Are You? Take Our Quiz!
Authored by: Jennifer Marx on 07/04/2014

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Our friends at Celebrations magazine are sharing another of their fabulous quizzes with PassPorter this month. Here's a fun quiz by Jennifer Bright Reich that helps you find out which famous Disney character you are most like! The personality test is just for fun, but I'd still love to see them! Share them on Facebook, Twitter, or just reply to this blog post. How did I do? Which Disney Character Are You? About the quiz author: Jennifer Bright Reich is the director of partnerships and marketing at Celebrations Press, publisher of Celebrations magazine and the Guide to the Magic book series, at http://www.celebrationspress.com. She is anxiously awaiting her family’s n... Keep reading ...

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New Podcast: PassPorter 101: Books, Websites, and the Message Board - Oh My!
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/01/2014

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So by now you likely know about PassPorter's Walt Disney World. But did you know that PassPorter also has other guidebooks, hundreds of articles, THOUSANDS of hi-resolution photographs, e-books, e-worksheets, and a message board with over 65,000 members? We also made a new site map to help you find things on our web site! This week Jennifer and Sara help you navigate the PassPorter universe. Plus an update from AllEats.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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