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Walt Disney World Filling In River Country Pool

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/30/2016

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Walt Disney World is draining and filling in the pool of River Country, the abandoned water park that closed in 2002. This is part of Disney's ongoing effort to manage the mosquito population.


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Minnie's Halloween Dine at Hollywood and Vine

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/29/2016

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Minnie Mouse and her friends greet guests throughout the year at Hollywood & Wine at Disney's Hollywood Studios. From September 12 - November 6, 2016, Minnie and friends will be greeting guests dressed in their Halloween costumes for "Minnie's Halloween Dine at Hollywood & Vine."

This news updates page 243 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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'Frightfully Fun Parade' to Debut at Disneyland During Mickey's Halloween Party

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/29/2016

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A brand new parade will debut during Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland this fall. Everyone from the Headless Horseman to Jack Skellington; the Grim, Grinning Ghosts, and some of the spookiest Disney Villains from Disney films take over the parade. The "Frightfully Fun Parade" will take place exclusively during Mickey's Halloween Party, held select nights September 23 - October 31, 2016.

This news updates page 261 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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Walt Disney World Distributing Free Insect Repellent

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/29/2016

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As confirmed cases of Zika Virus spread through south Florida, Walt Disney World is taking precautions by offering guests free insect repellent. "“In an abundance of caution, we are accelerating preventative efforts throughout our property, including providing complimentary insect repellent to our Guests along with helpful guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,” Disney said in an emailed statement. ”We have an extensive mosquito-prevention and monitoring program in place, and we continue to work closely with local, state and federal experts on this topic.” Resort rooms will have aerosol cans of repellent and the theme parks, water parks, and ESPN Wide World of Sports complex will offer various types of repellent.


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New Podcast: The PassPorter Live! Guides

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   08/24/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara introduce the new PassPorter Live! Guides. These new versions of the PassPorter Guides and a system of tools are interactive and always up to date! E-books, e-worksheets, planning tools and more will help you both in the planning process and while on your Disney vacation. Plus a preview of PassPorter News, an update from AllEars.Net, and more! 

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New Disney California Adventure-Only Annual Pass Available at Costco

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/23/2016

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Costco will soon be selling an Annual Pass for Disney California Adventure. The pass is $329.99 and includes 12-months of admission (block out dates apply) and includes a 10% discount on select merchandise and dining, as well as a collectible pin.

This news updates page 086 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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2017 Disney Parks Mom Panel Search Begins September 7

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/23/2016

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The Disney Parks Moms Panel provides vacation planning assistance on the Disney World website, with the Disney "Moms" (the group includes both men and women) answering questions from guests around the world. The application for the 2017 panel opens at Noon eastern on September 7, 2016 and will remain open through Noon eastern on September 14, 2016. Visit www.MomsPanelSearch.com to apply!


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New Details About Revamped Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/23/2016

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Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs will re-open this fall with a new name, new look, and new menu. The Planet Hollywood Observatory will feature a burger and sandwich menu from Food Network Star Guy Fieri. The restaurant itself will have enhanced audiovisual effects.

This news updates page 252 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Tiffins Restaurant Offering New Lunch Menu

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/22/2016

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Tiffins Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom is now offering a "Taste of Tiffins" menu at lunch time. Available from 11:30 - 3:30 daily, this menu offers diners a chance to sample two appetizer sized dishes along with a side of Jade blend rice. Guests can also order from a "Light Bites" menu and the full Tiffins menu.

This news updates page 246 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Disney News Round-Up

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   08/17/2016

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Jennifer and Sara are both back after being away for a few weeks and will be catching up on all the Disney news they missed while they were away! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, answers to listener questions, and more. 

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