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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Increase Ticket Prices

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/13/2017

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On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Walt Disney World raised prices on theme park admission. Single day admission increased approximately $5 per person for regular season tickets. Annual Passes also increased in price. In addition, tickets purchased in advance at DisneyWorld.com offer a $20 discount over purchasing at the park entrance. The stand-alone Water Park add-on has been discontinued but is still available as an add-on to the Park Hopper option. This will now be known as a Park Hopper Plus Pass (Park Hopper plus Water Park).

Disneyland also increased ticket prices $2 - $5 per person, depending on season. Parking increased from $18 to $20 daily. Annual Passes increased approximately $10 per person.

This news updates page 122 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Wishes to be Replaced by New Show on May 12, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/09/2017

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After a 13-year-long run at the Magic Kingdom, Wishes is dimming its lights later this spring. A new show, "Happily Ever After" nighttime spectacular, will combine favorite Disney characters, Disney storytelling, and fireworks. The new show begins May 12, 2017. According to DisneyParksBlog.com the new show "will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from ’Moana,’ ’Brave,’ ’Big Hero 6,’ ’Zootopia,’ ’The Princess & The Frog,’ ’Aladdin’ and many others." Note that the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to be available when "Happily Ever After" makes its debut.

This news updates page 133 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Rivers of Light to Debut February 17, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/09/2017

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The new Rivers of Light show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will (finally) debut on February 17, 2017.

This news updates page 187 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Star Wars Land to Open in 2019

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/07/2017

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Disney has announced that Star Wars Land at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be opening in 2019. No official date has been announced but stay tuned!

This news updates page 173 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Pandora - The World of AVATAR To Open May 27

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/07/2017

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A new land is set to open in Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer. Pandora - the World of AVATAR will open on May 27, 2017. Pandora will feature two rides - Avatar Flight of Passage (a thrilling ride on the back of a Banshee) and the Na'vi River Journey (a family friendly ride through a bio-luminescent forest). Pongu Pongu is a lounge offering cocktails and snacks, and the Saatu'li Canteen will be a quick service location.

This news updates page 184 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Disney's Contemporary and Yacht Club Resorts Testing 'Express Fresh' Room Dining Option

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/07/2017

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Beginning February 7 through April 1, 2017, Disney's Contemporary and Yacht Club Resorts will be testing a new in-room dining option. The 'Express Fresh' menu will feature quick to prepare items, served in disposable containers. No need to set up a tray or table for dining and items will be delivered to guest rooms in 30 minutes or less.

This news updates page 057 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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'Garden Rocks' Concert Series Line-Up Announced for Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/07/2017

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The 'Garden Rocks' Concert Series takes place Friday - Monday nights during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The line-up for 2017 has been announced. Performers are subject to change.
March 3-4: Jon Secada
March 5-6: Dennis DeYoung
March 10-13: The Pointer Sisters
March 17-18: Simple Plan
March 19-20: Plain White T's
March 24-27: Night Ranger
March 31-April 3: Little River Band
April 7-10: Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice
April 14-17: Gin Blossoms
April 21-24: The Orchestra (former members of ELO)
April 28-29: Expose
April 30-May 1: Berlin
May 5-8: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
May 12-15: The Guess Who
May 19-22: Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone
May 26-29: The Spinners

This news updates page 288 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour at Magic Kingdom

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/07/2017

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Disney VIP Tours has introduced a new tour that includes access to at least 10 attractions as well as a meet with Mickey Mouse. The tour is all-ages and does not include any attractions with height restrictions. (So no Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, etc.) The tour lasts four hours and is guided by VIP Tour Guides. The cost is $199 per person plus your admission to the Magic Kingdom. The tour is offered twice daily on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

This news updates page 273 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Starring Rolls Cafe Closed at Hollywood Studios

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/07/2017

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The very popular Starring Rolls Cafe at Hollywood Studios closed indefinitely on February 5, 2017. Many of the most popular menu items including the Carrot Cake Cookie and the cupcakes have been moved to the Trolley Car Cafe (Starbucks) location across the street.

This news updates page 244 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Special Needs at Disney - Choosing Between Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   02/01/2017

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This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Rose Reif, a professional counselor who works with families with special needs. Rose is offering her advice for special needs families trying to choose between Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, news from around the World, and listener celebrations!

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