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Mickey's Halloween Party Dates Announced for Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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Disneyland guests can enjoy Mickey’s Halloween Party, a special after-hours event on select dates this Fall. Mickey’s Halloween Party takes place on the following dates: Sept. 23, 26, 28, 30, Oct. 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29 and 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 28, 2016. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members can purchase tickets early on July 21, 2016.

This news updates page 261 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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'The Polite Pig' to Open in Disney Springs in 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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The owners of the popular Orlando-area restaurant, The Ravenous Pig, will be opening a "fast casual" location called, "The Polite Pig" in Disney Springs in Spring 2017. The restaurant will feature smoked and grilled items. The bar will feature locals beer as well as wine and cocktails. The restaurant will be in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.

This news updates page 250 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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MyMagic+ Now Offers Step by Step Directions in Walt Disney World

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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The My Disney Experience app will now give Walt Disney World guests step by step directions to their location. Guests can search for a restaurant, attraction, or resort in the app and they will see a map with a blue line for their route. Guests can see step by step written directions as well as an estimated time. Guests traveling between the theme parks will be given route options that include boat, monorail, or bus transportation.

This news updates page 126 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Bookings for Premium Food & Wine Festival Events Begin July 21, 2016

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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Guests can begin booking premium events for the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival on July 21, 2016 at 7:00 am eastern by calling 407-WDW-DINE. (Disney Visa cardholders can begin on July 19, 2016.) Events include the very popular "Party for the Senses" and the "Rockin Burger Block Party", as well as new events including four interactive culinary adventures at alongside the chefs at select Deluxe Resorts, the "Yelloween Masquerade Party for the Senses," the "Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It" entertaining work-shop.


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PizzeRizzo Opening in Disney's Hollywood Studios This Fall

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/15/2016

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A new restaurant is opening in the Muppets Courtyard this fall! Pizzerizzo will be a quick service location serving pizza and cold drinks. "Owned" by Rizzo the Rat, guests will be able to spot Rizzo and his family throughout the two-story restaurant. This eatery will replace the former Toy Story Pizza Planet.

This news updates page 244 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Favorite Things About Universal Orlando

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/14/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara are discussing their Top 5 Favorite Things About the Universal Orlando Resort. (Gasp! A non-Disney topic?!) Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Early Morning Magic Event Added to Hollywood Studios

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/12/2016

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Walt Disney World has added an Early Morning Magic Event to Disney's Hollywood Studios. For $69 plus tax per adult (ages 10+), and $59 plus tax per child (ages 3-9), guests will get access to Star Tours and Toy Story Midway Mania and select characters on select days prior to park opening, beginning at 8:00 am. Breakfast from the ABC Commissary is included.

This news updates page 288 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Homecoming: Florida Kitchen Now Open in Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/12/2016

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Celebrity Chef Art Smith's new restaurant in Disney Springs, Homecoming: Florida Kitchen, is now open for walk-up dining. Reservations for August 15, 2016, and beyond will be available beginning July 15, 2016.

This news updates page 249 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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2016 Eat to the Beat Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/12/2016

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The Eat to the Beat Concert Series takes place nightly in the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot during the Food & Wine Festival. The concerts are held three times nightly - 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm. The current line-up (subject to change):
Sept. 14-15 – Wang Chung
Sept. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply
Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans
Sept. 24-25 – Fuel
Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray
Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos
Oct. 1-2 – David Cook 
Oct. 3-4 - Wilson Phillips
Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler
Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s
Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special
Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne
Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany
Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx
Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross
Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket
Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan
Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean
Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson
Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum
Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae
Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men
Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel
Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

This news updates page 288 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Concept Art Released for Star Wars-Themed Land at Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/11/2016

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Disneyland Park guests can now view new concept art for the forthcoming Star Wars-themed land. Located along the fence on Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland (which will be one of the entrances to the new land once it opens), guests can get a peek at the layout of the land including a glimpse of the Millenium Falcon.


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