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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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Monorail Summer Service Schedule
Posted by: PassPorter News on 06/17/2014



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The Walt Disney World Monorail system will be undergoing upgrades this summer to improve efficiency. Beginning June 22, 2014, the Magic Kingdom Resort line will operate from 8:30 am - Midnight daily, the Magic Kingdom Express line will operate from 9:30 am - 11:30 pm daily, and the Epcot line will operate from 9:00 am - 11:00 pm. Additional watercraft and buses will be added to accommodate guests traveling outside of the monorails operating hours.

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Rumor: Indiana Jones Stunt Show and The American Idol Experience to Close in 2015
Posted by: PassPorter News on 06/16/2014



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The American Idol Experience is scheduled to close in January 2015. This news is somewhat official, based on an announcement that was sent to cast members. What is still strictly rumored at this point is that the Indiana Jones Stunt Show may also be closing. These attractions are located directly across from each other. What is the next nearest attraction? Star Tours. Could a galaxy far, far away be getting that much closer?

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Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before My Disney Cruise - Part 1: A Disney Cruise Line Review
Authored by: Lori Ketcherside on 06/13/2014

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After already selecting a Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ship, choosing the best date and itinerary for your dream vacation, after all of the major travel arrangements, hotels and airfare are booked, and after port adventures, spa appointments and adult-exclusive dining reservations are secured, you may wonder ... what's next?

A friend of mine recently spent a bit of time picking my brain about Pirate Night and Port Adventures and eventually reached a point where she asked me, "What would you want to know if it were your first Disney cruise?" I pulled up short.

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New Podcast: Our Favorite Snack Options at Walt Disney World
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 06/11/2014

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Jennifer and Sara chat about their favorite snacks at Walt Disney World! Hear what are they, where can you get them, whether or not they count as a snack credit on the Dining Plan. Plus a random photo contest hint, Disney news, and more! More ...

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