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Mobile Ordering Now Accepts Disney Dining Plan

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/06/2018

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The Mobile Ordering feature available in the MyDisneyExperience app is now available for those guests who are on the Disney Dining Plan. Mobile Ordering is available at 23 locations (currently) around Walt Disney World, allowing you to select and pay for menu items in advance, which can shorten your wait time when you arrive.

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Atlanta Braves Extend Spring Training to April 2019

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/06/2018

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The Atlanta Braves announced that they are extending their Spring Training at the Wide World of Sports until April 2019. Previously they were planning to make 2018 their last year, but it seems they need a little extra time to complete their new facility in the city of North Port, FL.

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Incredible Summer Announced at Walt Disney World

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/06/2018

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Celebrate the summer at Walt Disney World with new experiences at all four parks. First, the 11-acre "Toy Story Land" is opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Then the Incredible take over Tomorrowland each evening with a "SUPER" dance party on the Rocket Tower Stage. Over at Epcot, the Guardians of the Galaxy will join an alien band and feature hits from the Awesome Mixtapes 1 and 2. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, the "Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure" show debuts PLUS Donald Duck takes over Dinoland, U.S.A. in a "Dino-Tastic" character celebration.

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New Podcast: Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   02/01/2018

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We have reached Sara's favorite resort at Walt Disney World - Disney's Beach Club! But of course, we can't talk about the Beach Club without also talking about the Yacht Club, so this is a bonus "two-fer" episode. Plus we will be announcing listener celebrations, talking about the demise of the Children's Activity Centers, and more! 

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Star Wars and Marvel Days at Sea Return in 2019

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/30/2018

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Disney Cruise Line announced that the popular Star Wars and Marvel Days at Sea are turning in early 2019. These special cruises offer a full day or Star Wars or Marvel fun, including a deck party, character meet and greets, themed activities, and themed food, beverages, and special merchandise. Star Wars Days at Sea are offered on nine Disney Fantasy 7-night Caribbean cruises leaving from Port Canaveral on January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23, and March 2, 2019. The Marvel Day at Sea is offered on the 10 Disney Magic 5-night Caribbean and Bahamas cruises on January 6, January 11, January 20, January 25, February 3, February 8, February 17, February 22, March 3, and March 8, 2019.


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Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Showcase on February 3

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/30/2018

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If you've been curious about Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, you may want to consider going to the Fairy Tale Weddings Showcase at the Contemporary Resort Convention Center on February 3 from 3-6 pm. The Showcase will have cast members on hand from the Disney Wedding Team, Disney Floral, and Fine Art Photography to answer questions and help you plan a wedding. There's also the opportunity to go to an open house at the Wedding Pavilion and take a tour of Franck's Studio. Tickets are $45/person to do the showcase and open house, or add on a Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party for $95/person. If you want to attend, you must pre-register in advance at https://www.eventswithdisney.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x33010795b8


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Splitsville Opening Delayed at Downtown Disney in Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/30/2018

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Splitsville Luxury Lanes was scheduled to open on January 29, 2018 at Downtown Disney in Disneyland Resort in S. California. However, the opening has been postponed to an as-yet-unspecified date. This Splitsville (there's also one in Disney Springs in Florida) will have 20 bowling lanes, two bars, and 600 seats for dining when it opens.


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Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns May 27

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/30/2018

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A special Star Wars-themed event returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios for one night on May 27, 2018 from 7:00 pm - midnight. This extra-cost event offers Star Wars entertainment (including special Star Wars projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel), photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise, foods, and beverages, and Star Wars character meets. Select attractions will be open during the event. Tickets are $129/adult and $124/ages 3-9. Purchase tickets at disneyworld.com or at 407-934-7639.


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New Podcast: Comparing Cruise Lines - Celebrity versus Disney Cruise Line

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   01/25/2018

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We all know Disney Cruise Line is great for families, but maybe your children have gotten older, or maybe you are child-free and curious about other cruise lines! Sara is just back from a cruise on the Celebrity Equinox, and is sharing her take on Celebrity versus Disney Cruise Line. Plus what's new at Disney, listener celebrations, and more!

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Military Discount Tickets Available at Disney World

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/23/2018

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Now through December 15, 2018, select U.S. military personnel have the option of purchasing a discounted 4-day or 5-day ticket to Walt Disney World. Tickets are $246 plus tax (for a 4-day Park Hopper) or $286 plus tax (for a 5-day Park Hopper Plus ). These passes can also add on the Memory Maker for $98 through December 19, 2018.


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