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New Podcast: PassPorter 101: Books, Websites, and the Message Board - Oh My!
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/01/2014

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So by now you likely know about PassPorter's Walt Disney World. But did you know that PassPorter also has other guidebooks, hundreds of articles, THOUSANDS of hi-resolution photographs, e-books, e-worksheets, and a message board with over 65,000 members? We also made a new site map to help you find things on our web site! This week Jennifer and Sara help you navigate the PassPorter universe. Plus an update from AllEats.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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Table-Side PhotoPass Prints Sales to be Discontinued
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/01/2014



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Beginning July 27, 2014, table-side photo print sales will be discontinued at Chef Mickey's, 1900 Park Fare, 'Ohana, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and Tusker House. Guests will be able to view the photo on My Disney Experience instead. Cinderella's Royal Table and Akershus will continue to offer print packages until January 4, 2015. Beginning January 5, 2015, the photos will no longer be included in the cost of the meal.

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New 'Ultimate Day' VIP Tours Announced for Families and Thrill Seekers
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/01/2014



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Two new tours are now available through the Walt Disney World VIP Tours office. For families with young children, the "Ultimate Day for Young Families" tour includes a full day of touring with younger riders in mind, visiting three out of four theme parks as well as a stop at a resort for lunch. The "Ultimate Day of Thrills" tour includes stops at Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom to hit all of "the mountains," as well as other e-ticket attractions and also includes a stop at a resort for lunch. Each attraction is guided by a VIP Tour Guide and is 6 - 7 hours long. The tours are offered Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays and are $299 per person (valid park admission is also required). A 15% discount is offered for Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Visa cardholders, and Annual Passholders.

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Cinderella's Royal Table to Close for Refurbishment January 5
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/01/2014



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Cinderella's Royal Table, home to the popular Princess character meal in the Magic Kingdom, will close for refurbishment January 5, 2015 and is tentatively scheduled to re-open March 6, 2015. Guests wishing to schedule a Princess meal should consider Akershus in Epcot or dinner at 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

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New Podcast: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, FastPass+ Changes and More from Sara's Trip to Walt Disney World
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 06/25/2014

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Sara has recently returned from Walt Disney World and experienced lots of new things including the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the Festival of Fantasy parade, new restaurants, new FastPass+ changes, and more! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and news. 

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Independence Day Celebrations at Walt Disney World
Posted by: PassPorter News on 06/24/2014



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If you will be celebrating Independence Day 2014 while at Walt Disney World, check out these special offerings:

Magic Kingdom: Special fireworks at 9:00 pm, July 3 & 4.
Epcot: Special activities in the American Adventure Pavilion, all day July 4. Special Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at 10:00 pm on July 4.
Disney's Hollywood Studios: Special activities at the Sorcerer's Hat starting at 6:00 pm ending with special fireworks at 10:15 pm, July 4th.

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Direct-to-Room Check-In Being Tested at Walt Disney World
Posted by: PassPorter News on 06/24/2014



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Walt Disney World is testing a new check-in process that allows guests at select resorts to go directly to their rooms when they arrive, bypassing the resort check-in process. Guests allowed to test this process must have registered on My Disney Experience, linked their resort stay, completed Online Check-In, and received Magic Bands. The current resorts participating in the test are Animal Kingdom Lodge, Pop Century, and both Port Orleans resorts.

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'Rock Your Summer Side' Dance Party Added to Hollywood Studios
Posted by: PassPorter News on 06/24/2014



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The "Rock Your Summer Side" Dance Party is being held nightly at the Sorcerer's Hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, starting June 27, 2014. The party will feature both a DJ and a live band playing summer-themed songs.

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New Podcast: Photography Tips from Tim Devine, TheMagicInPixels.com
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 06/18/2014

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Tim Devine from TheMagicInPixels.com joins Jennifer and Sara with tips on how to take great photographs on your Disney trips, whether you have a camera or just a camera phone! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener Q&A, celebrations and more! Don't forget to vote for AllEars in the USA Today Blogging Awards!

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All Star Music Food Court to Close August 1 for Refurb
Posted by: PassPorter News on 06/17/2014



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The Intermission Food Court at Disney's All Star Music Resort will close on August 1, 2014 for an extended refurbishment. It is currently scheduled to re-open on December 21, 2014. The Note-able Games Arcade will be converted to a Grab & Go spot where guests can pick up quick, pre-made sandwiches, salads, baked goods, etc. Guests can also use the food courts at the All-Star Sports and All-Star Movies resorts.

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New Podcast! Listen to our new, weekly podcast, hosted by the "PassPorter Moms" Jennifer Marx and Sara Varney. You'll get news, tips, answers to questions, and a special guest each week. Listen Now!

New Books: PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2014 is now available in the store (order it today and get the full online edition immediately). PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line guidebook and PassPorter's Open Mouse are also in stock!

Check out our popular PassPorter's Club with "all-you-can-download" access to our TWELVE e-books, 50 e-worksheets, best discount, tools, super-size photos, and more. Get the details!

We now have a dozen PassPorter e-books, including PassPorter's Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers, a 260-page e-book offering a "brit" different view of Walt Disney World for our UK friends by author/columnist Cheryl Pendry! Also available is PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide, PassPorter's Disney Weddings & Honeymoons, PassPorter's Answer Book, PassPorter's Festivals and Celebrations (recently updated!), PassPorter's Disney Character Yearbook, PassPorter's Free-Book for Walt Disney World, PassPorter's Disney Speed Planner, PassPorter's Sidekick to the Walt Disney World Guidebook, PassPorter's Disney 500: Fast Tips for Walt Disney World Trips and PassPorter's Disney Cruise Clues: First-Class Tips for Disney Cruise Trips all packed with tips and tricks from fellow vacationers. All PassPorter e-books are available for immediate download after purchase!

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