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The Four Seasons Orlando Now Open
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/05/2014



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The new Four Season Orlando has opened, offering guests luxury accommodations as well as Disney benefits such as an on-site Disney Planning Center staffed by Disney Cast Members, character dining on select days, a view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from select rooms, and even "Magical Moments Makeovers" for kids at the spa where little girls can be made over into Princesses and boys turned into valiant knights. The hotel is part of the Golden Oak development, in the northeast corner of Disney property, near the Osprey Ridge Golf Course.

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New Premium Events Available During 2014 Food & Wine Festival
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/05/2014



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A new after-hours event is available for the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Food & Wine Festival: Late Nights LIVE will be held from 9:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the festival. This premium event takes place in a special location between the World Showcase Plaza and the United Kingdom pavilion, and will feature food from select festival marketplaces, live music, entertainment, and a DJ. Tickets include admission to Epcot at 9:00 pm or later and are $79, plus tax. Guests wishing to enter Epcot prior to 9:00 pm must have separate admission.

Walt Disney World Resort guests (including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin) wishing to make the most of the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival can book the Epcot Food & Wine Premium Package, available from noon to 8:00 p.m. on select Mondays through Thursdays throughout the festival. The package includes a ticket entitling them to an in-room gift with wine, a souvenir wine glass, a special MagicBand, a $50 Disney gift card, chocolate truffles, and access to the premium areas at the festival, where ticket holders can order food from the festival kiosks and have it delivered to them. The package also includes one admission to Late Nights LIVE! Tickets are $199 per person, plus tax, and do NOT include admission to Epcot. To book the premium package, call (407) 939-1889.

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RUMOR: Maelstrom to Make Way for Frozen Attraction?
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/05/2014



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Rumor has it that the Maelstrom attraction in the Norway pavilion at Epcot may close on September 28, 2014. Speculation is that if the ride does close, it will be replaced by a 'Frozen'-themed attraction. Maelstrom is not currently on the official list of rehabs and closures, but no FastPass+ reservations are available for dates past September 28, 2014.

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New Podcast: Hidden Mickey Guy - Steve Barrett
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/30/2014

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This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Hidden Mickey Guy, Steve Barrett! Steve will be bringing us up to date on the latest in Hidden Mickey News. What is a Hidden Mickey? Stay tuned! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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Haunted Mansion-Themed Shop Replacing Yankee Trader Shop at Magic Kingdom
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/29/2014



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The Yankee Trader shop in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom closed on July 27, 2014 and is being replaced by a Haunted Mansion-themed shop, set to open later this fall.

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Anna and Elsa Set Sail on 7-night and longer Disney Cruises
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/29/2014



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Anna and Elsa from the Disney film, "Frozen" are now appearing on 7-night and longer sailings on Disney Cruise Line, including Caribbean sailings on the Disney Fantasy and Alaskan sailings on the Disney Wonder.

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New VIP Experience for La Nouba
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/29/2014



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A new VIP package for the Cirque du Soleil show "La Nouba," at Downtown Disney, is now available. "L'Experience" includes reserved seating front and center, a personal usher to lead guests to their seats, a gift bag of Cirque du Soleil merchandise (including a 10% off coupon for additional purchases), souvenir popcorn and a soft drink. Best of all, "L'Experience" guests get backstage access to Cirque du Soleil! This package is $250 per person and is available for the 6:00 pm show on fridays and saturdays.

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New Podcast: Disney Days Gone By
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/23/2014

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This week Jennifer and Sara are taking a trip in a Way Back Machine and reminiscing about the attractions, restaurants and other things at Disney that they have loved and lost. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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2014 Food & Wine Festival Premium Events Begin Booking July 31
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/22/2014



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Disney has announced a partial list of premium events for this year's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival including Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairings, Italian White Truffle & Wine Pairing Dinner, and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Boot Camp Series. The full list of premium events will be released on July 24, 2014 and reservations can be made beginning July 31, 2014 by calling 407-WDW-FEST.

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New Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay Challenge
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/22/2014



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Runners who complete one event, 5K or longer, during the 2015 Princess Half-Marathon Weekend, then sail on the February 23, 2015 sailing on the Disney Dream and complete the Castaway Cay 5k, will receive the Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher medal. Register at runDisney.com for this event!

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