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Boathouse Restaurant Opens at Downtown Disney Orlando
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/16/2015



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The expansion/re-theming of Orlando's Downtown Disney/Disney Springs continues with the opening of The BOATHOUSE restaurant. Located in The Landing district (formerly Pleasure Island), the new fine dining establishment focuses on steaks and fresh seafood. Prices are in the Signature Dining range, with appetizers running $15-$20 (not counting a $100 caviar option from the raw bar), entrees range from $20 for their 8-oz burger to over $50 for steaks, plus seafood items like hoisin glazed wahoo and cedar plank salmon priced in between. Desserts run $8-$10. Disney Dining Plan and Disney Dining reservations are not currently available, though ADRs are expected to be possible starting in mid-May. In the meantime, reservations may be available via Open Table (thanks to The Disney Food Blog for that tip).

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Epcot's Sounds Like Summer 2015 Concert Schedule Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/16/2015



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The Sounds Like Summer concert series returns to Epcot in 2015. Running from June 7 through July 25, the series features "tribute" bands performing music by the Bee Gees, Pat Benatar, Billy Joel, Boston ("b" seems to be a popular letter this year), the Eagles, Journey, and U2. Shows are at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 pm daily, and are included with regular park admission.

The line-up includes (subject to change):

  • June 7-13: DSB – A Tribute to Journey
  • June 14-20: 2U – A Tribute to U2
  • June 21-26: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – A Tribute Billy Joel Show
  • June 27 – July 4: Don’t Look Back – A Tribute to Boston
  • July 5-11: Fire & Ice – A Tribute to Pat Benatar
  • July 12-18: Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the Bee Gees
  • July 19-25: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles


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New Podcast: Jennifer's Trip to New York City
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/15/2015

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Jennifer is back from her trip to the "Big Apple" and she is going to tell us all about it! (Don't worry - she found plenty of Disney to talk about!) Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more!

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'Taste Track' Booth Offers Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/10/2015



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A new food booth has opened near Test Track in Epcot. "Taste Track" features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches with fillings like Gruyere & Bacon, Fontina & Tomato Basil, and Canadian Cheddar & Apples. And what goes better with a grilled cheese than Tomato Bisque? Tomato Bisque a Roast Chicken Salad are also available.

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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Favorite Things About Disney in the Spring
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/08/2015

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Spring has finally sprung and Disney is in full bloom. Jennifer and Sara are sharing their favorite things about Walt Disney World in the Spring! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener Q and A, and more. 

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Tickets for 2015 Holiday Parties Now On Sale
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/08/2015



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Tickets for the 2015 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are now on sale. Tickets for the Halloween Party start at $68 per adult (ages 10+), $63 per child (ages 3-9). Tickets for the Christmas Party start at $74 per adult (ages 10+), $69 per child (ages 3-9). Prcie varies by date of event. Tickets can be purchased online at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/events/. Advance Purchase, Disney Vacation Club, and Annual Passholder discounts apply to select dates.

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'Captain EO' to Close Temporarily April 9
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/07/2015



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"Captain EO" will close temporarily beginning April 9, 2015. It will be replaced by a preview for the upcoming Disney film, "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney. "Captain EO" will reportedly return sometime after the "Tomorrowland" premiere on May 22, 2015. No official return date has been announced.

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Frank Oz to Appear at Star Wars Weekend
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/07/2015



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Star Wars Legend and the voice of Yoda, Frank Oz, will make his first appearance at Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios, June 12-14, 2015.

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Disney Magic to Get New 'Tangled' Show
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/07/2015



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Beginning November 11, 2015, the Disney Magic will be featuring an all-new show, "Tangled: The Musical." The production includes brand new songs composed by Alan Menken.

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