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New Podcast: A 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview with Disney Food Blog

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   09/14/2016

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This week AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog joins Jennifer and Sara to preview the 2016  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. What to check out, what to skip, and what not to miss! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more. 

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Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package to Replace Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package

Posted by: PassPorter News   09/13/2016

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Beginning October 10, 2016, the parade dining package at Tony's Town Square will include reserved eating for the Festival of Fantasy parade. This package is available at lunch for $45 per person (ages 10+), and $17 per child (ages 3-9). Reservations for the Festival of Fantasy package will be taken beginning September 13, 2016.


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Update to Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   09/13/2016

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The Halloween overlay of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland introduced a new animatronic this year. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"-themed attraction now has Sally along with Jack Skellington in the Graveyard scene.

This news updates page 261 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Opens September 14

Posted by: PassPorter News   09/13/2016

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The 21st Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival officially begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The festival runs through November 14, 2016. Check out our friends at www.DisneyFoodBlog.com for updates and reviews!

This news updates page 267 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Disney California Adventure's Tower of Terror to Close January 2, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   09/12/2016

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The Tower of Terror attraction at Disney's California Adventure will close on January 2. 2017. The attraction is being replaced with a "Guardians of the Galaxy"-themed attraction opening in Summer 2017.

This news updates page 130 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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New Podcast: Everything We Love About Fall at Walt Disney World

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   09/07/2016

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Fall is our favorite time of year in general, but at Walt Disney World? Fall reigns supreme! This week Jennifer and Sara are sharing their favorite things about Fall at Walt Disney World. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a peek at PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Children Now Required to Scan Fingerprint for Park Admission

Posted by: PassPorter News   09/06/2016

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Guests ages 3 to 9 years old are now required to scan their fingerprints for admission to Walt Disney World theme parks. The new process helps to cut down on stolen and shared admission. Parents who prefer that their children not have their fingers scanned may use their fingerprints instead.

This news updates page 126 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Bus Service from Parks to Disney Springs After 4PM

Posted by: PassPorter News   09/06/2016

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Walt Disney World Resort busses now offer transportation from the four theme parks to Disney Springs, starting at 4:00 PM daily. This is one way transportation only, there is no direct bus transportation from Disney Springs to the Disney parks. Guests wishing to return to a park from Disney Springs must go to a Walt Disney World resort, then from there to a park.

This news updates page 207 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Exclusive PhotoPass Magic Shots During Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Posted by: PassPorter News   09/06/2016

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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will feature exclusive PhotoPass shots this year featuring the Headless Horseman, the Grim Grinning Ghosts, and more! Guests with Memory Maker will have access to these spook-tacular pictures in their My Disney Experience account. Guests with PhotoPass will have the option to purchase these photos through the PhotoPass website.


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New Podcast: Adventures by Disney River Cruising with Deb Wills from AllEars.Net

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   08/31/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Deb Wills from AllEars.Net. Deb recently returned from an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise on the Ama Viola. She will be sharing memories from her journey as well as tips for those considering a river cruise. Plus a peek at PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! 

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