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Toy Story Midway Mania and Soarin' Announce Expansions
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/10/2015



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Two Walt Disney World attractions will be receiving much needed expansions by the end of 2016. Soarin' at Epcot will be receiving an additional theater, and Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be receiving a third ride track. These additions will help to decrease average wait times for these very popular attractions.

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Smokejumpers Grill at Disney California Adventure to Open March 20
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/10/2015



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A brand new quick service location is opening March 20, 2015, at Disney California in the Grizzly Peak area. Smokejumpers Grill will feature items such as a Bacon Cheddar Burger, Grilled Chicken & Jack Sandwich, and Chili Cheeseburger.

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New Podcast: Epic Disney Road Trip Report
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 03/04/2015

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Jennifer is back from her two-week Disney Road Trip that included stops at Walt Disney World, LEGOLAND, Universal Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, and a cruise on the Disney Dream. She shares all her adventures and tips this week with Sara and you! Plus an update from AllEars.Net and the latest Disney news.

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First Phase of Expanded Hub at Magic Kingdom Opens
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/03/2015



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The Magic Kingdom Hub in front of Cinderella Castle is undergoing an extensive refurbishment and expansion. The first phase is now open and includes new FastPass+ viewing locations for parades and fireworks. The viewing area is adjacent to Crystal Palace.

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host 'World of Color - Celebrate'
Posted by: PassPorter News on 03/03/2015



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Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the new version of World of Color, created for Disneyland's Diamond Anniversary Celebration - "World of Color - Celebrate." Neil will be included in video footage throughout the show. He has a long history with Disney from his start on "Doogie Howser, MD" on ABC, narration on "California Screamin'" at Disney California Adventure, and hosting the Candlelight Processional over the years.

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Small Fire at Disneyland
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A small fire caused minor damage to the facade of 'it's a small word' in Disneyland over the weekend. No injuries were reported and the attraction itself was not affected.

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2015 Hallowen and Christmas Party Dates Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/25/2015



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Dates for the 2015 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party have been announced. These events are held at the Magic Kingdom after closing and require separate admission. Admission will go on sale in April. (Price and exact date to be announced.) Dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party are September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, and 27, October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, and 31, and November 1, 2015. Dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29, and December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18, 2015.

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New Podcast: Prepping for the Magic - Cars, Cruising and Disney World!
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 02/24/2015

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This week Jennifer is sharing how she is preparing for her two week vacation that will include a road trip, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, AND a Disney Cruise! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more. 

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Pirates of the Caribbean to Close for Extensive Rehab This Summer
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/24/2015



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Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World will close for an extensive refurbishment from May 11 - September 25, 2015. Sad news for Pirates fans visiting this summer!

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Disney Cruise Line Wins Multiple Cruise Critic Awards
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/24/2015



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All four of Disney Cruise Line ships took home awards in the Cruiser's Choice awards from Cruise Critic. The Disney Dream won Best Overall Large Ship, the Disney Wonder won Best Overall Mid-Size Ship, the Disney Fantasy won Best cabins, embarkation, service, and Best for Families for large ships, and the Disney Magic won Best Embarkation and Best Entertainment for mid-sized ships.

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