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21 Royal Street to Offer Exclusive Dining Experience at Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/25/2017

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Disneyland is unveiling an ultra-exclusive dining experience available each night for just one party of up to 12 guests. Located in what was once envisioned as a private residence for Walt Disney and family, 21 Royal offers guests the chance to work with master chefs to create a custom menu and experience. From the 21 Royal website: "In keeping with its unique location, discreetly perched above Royal Street in New Orleans Square (upstairs from the famed Pirates of the Caribbean attraction), 21 Royal is decorated in the Empire style made popular in 19th century New Orleans. Today, when you host your special evening at 21 Royal, you add your own chapter to the residence’s storied history and carry forth the spirit of Walt and Lillian’s enduring vision of an exceptionally enchanted experience. On the evening of your 21 Royal experience, your guests will arrive at the majestic Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, where they will be greeted by the hotel’s valets. Once your entire party has assembled, they will be given a VIP escort to the site of the evening’s festivities. Legendary Disney service is on display from the moment your guests are welcomed by the 21 Royal staff. First, signature cocktails are served by professional butlers in the salon, then everyone is invited out to the patio for a casual reception. You and your guests will also have time to explore the different rooms—and discover some of their more magical features. Then it’s time for dinner. You and your guests take your seats around a lavish table covered in white linens, fresh flowers and set with gold-plated dinnerware and fine crystal. This is when the evening’s adventure really begins—as a fascinating tale unfolds told through fine food and drink. In true Disney fashion, you can end your evening with a grand finale—dessert on the private balcony, where you and your guests are treated to a spectacular view of the Rivers of America, and on certain nights, prime viewing of the park’s nighttime entertainment." The cost for a dinner at 21 Royal is $15,000 for up to 12 guests and can be reserved by calling (714) 300-7749.

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New Podcast: Our Favorite Attractions: Disney's Animal Kingdom

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   01/25/2017

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This week Jennifer and Sara are sharing their favorite attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom. (Sara's List - 1. Everest, 2. Everest, 3. Everest...) Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a sneak peek at PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! Thank you to all our listeners, contributors, and partners who called in for our 7th birthday surprise!

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New Personal Shopping Service at Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/24/2017

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Overwhelmed by the multitude of fashion choices at Disney Springs? Fashion Stylist Melanie Pace is now accepting new clients at Disney Springs. For $250 an hour, Melanie will help guests with:
- Personalized, one-on-one consultation with a proven fashion advisor
- Fashion recommendations to suit your unique style for everyday wear or a special occasion
- Beauty advice including make-up and skincare tips
- Special access to Disney Springs retailers
To schedule your appointment, visit www.melaniepace.com or call 321-377-1337 and ask to schedule a "Disney Springs Style Session."


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Disney Cruise Line Announces Marvel Days at Sea for 2018

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/23/2017

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Marvel Days at Sea onboard the Disney Magic will move to Miami in 2018. The new 2018 Marvel Day at Sea sailings depart from Miami on Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 18; April 1, 15 and 29. The five-night cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman.

This news updates page 049 of PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line guidebook
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Characters in Flight Debuts New Balloon

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/23/2017

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Characters in Flights at Disney Springs gives guests the chance to get a unique, aerial view of Disney Springs with their tethered balloon. A new balloon "envelope" debuted last week. (The "enveleope" refers to the actual fabric inflatable section of the balloon.) The blue design is themed to fit in with the water element of Disney Springs.


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Planet Hollywood Observatory Set to Open Soon

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/23/2017

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Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney springs has been closed for a year for extensive renovations, and will re-open this week. While no "official" opening date has been announced, reservations are available for January 27, 2017 and beyond.

This news updates page 252 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Our Favorite Attractions: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   01/18/2017

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This week Jennifer and Sara are discussing their favorite attractions in their least favorite park - Disney's Hollywood Studios! Is there more to love than we think? Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a sneak peek at PassPorter News, and more! More ...

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New Quick Service Breakfast Options Coming to Magic Kingdom

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/17/2017

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Casey's Corner, the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, and Sleepy Hollow will all begin offering breakfast items in the next few weeks. (Capitalizing on the fact that Main Street USA is now open to guests an hour prior to park opening!) Casey's Corner will offer muffins, bagels, a croissant donut, and a "breakfast" hot dog with hash browns. Plaza Ice Cream Parlor will feature a "Donut Sundae" in addition to Mickey Waffles, Kellogg's cereals, and donuts. Sleepy Hollow will offer a new egg, tomato, and ham waffle sandwich in addition to the fruit and "Nutella" waffle sandwich already on offer.

This news updates page 221 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Florida Resident 'Discover Disney' Tickets

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/17/2017

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From our friends at AllEars.Net: "Now through June 5, 2017, Florida residents can purchase Discover Disney tickets and enjoy 3 days of park fun for just $139, plus tax. Or add a fourth day for just $20 more, plus tax! Valid for admission to one park per day; block-out dates Tickets are valid through June 9th. Only Florida Residents may use the ticket. The cost of the ticket is $139 for a 3-day ticket and $159 for the 4-day ticket offer. The 3-day Park Hopper costs $166.50 and the 4-day Park Hopper costs $193.50. Disney's Animal Kingdom block-out dates are May 27, 2017 - June 9, 2017."

This news updates page 010 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Magic Kingdom Cabanas Being Removed

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/13/2017

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Walt Disney World has announced that the much-debated private cabanas at the Magic Kingdom will be ending after February 17, 2017. The cabanas are available at a discounted rate of $499 daily between January 17 - February 17, 2017.


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