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The Hall of Presidents to Close To Add New President

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/15/2016

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The Hall of Presidents will close on January 17, 2017 in order to add the new 45th President of the United States. The attraction will re-open in the Summer of 2017.

This news updates page 141 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Walt Disney World Offers 4 Park Magic ticket for Limited Time

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/15/2016

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The new 4 Park Magic Ticket is only $70 per day for a limited time and gives guests one admission to each of the four theme parks on four separate days starting Nov. 15, 2016-May 26, 2017. The 4 Park Magic Ticket is valid for a total of four admissions to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and can be used to enter each Theme Park only once. Tickets are valid for one day of admission to Magic Kingdom, one day of admission to Epcot, one day of admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and one day of admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on four separate days and may not be used to enter the same Park more than once. (No park hopping!) Guests can purchase the 4 Park Magic Ticket from Nov. 15, 2016 through March 5, 2017. Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use or by May 26, 2017, and the following block-out dates apply: Dec. 17, 2016 through Jan. 2, 2017 and April 10-21, 2017.

This news updates page 122 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Shanghai Disneyland to Add Toy Story Land

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/14/2016

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Shanghai Disneyland has only been open for five months but it is already expanding! Disney broke ground last week on a new Toy Story Land that will feature three new attractions. The land is scheduled to open in 2018.

This news updates page 250 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Surprising Your Family With A Disney Vacation

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   11/09/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara are sharing their (new) favorite ways to surprise your family with a trip to Disney. It's been five years since we covered this topic and a lot has changed! (Hello Pinterest...) Plus we are talking Random Acts of Pixie Dust so you know the holidays are almost here! We'll get an update from AllEars.Net, a sneak peek at PassPorter News, announce listener celebrations, and more! 

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DisneyQuest To Remain Open Into 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/08/2016

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Disney has announced that DisneyQuest in Disney Springs will remain open into 2017. No closing date has been announced. The NBA Experience is still planned for that space but no announcements have been made as far as time frame.

This news updates page 209 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe Now Offers Same Menu at All Bays

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/08/2016

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Previously Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in the Magic Kingdom offered different menus at each ordering bay, causing much frustration for families who wanted different menu items! Cosmic Ray's is now offering the same menu at all ordering bays. And peace reigns through out the galaxy once again...


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Disney's Grand Floridian Offering Private Water Taxi Service

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/08/2016

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Guests can now arrange private water taxi service for up to 10 people from the Grand Floridian to any other location on the Seven Seas Lagoon. (Private return service from the Magic Kingdom cannot be guaranteed due to the amount of boat traffic at that location.) The boat can accommodate up to 10 people and is $20 each way. Call the recreation desk at the Grand Floridian to reserve - 321-318-8212.

This news updates page 070 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Dancing Drone Holiday Light Show Coming to Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/07/2016

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Disney has announced a new holiday light show featuring drones is coming to Disney Springs this holiday season. That's all we know! More details to come... to check out the preview, visit the Disney Parks Blog.

This news updates page 207 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Solo at Disney with Ginger Jabour

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   11/02/2016

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This week PassPorter Disneyland Co-Author Ginger Jabour joins Jennifer and Sara to share her tips on solo trips to Disney Parks. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, Disney news, answers to listener questions, and more! 

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Additional Dates Added for 'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' Holiday Dessert Party

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/01/2016

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Additional dates have been added for the 'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' Holiday Dessert Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This party features a special character meet and greet (it's a secret!) along with multiple dessert stations, and beer, wine, and cocktails (for guests over 21). Following dessert, guests are escorted to their reserved viewing area for the "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' projection and fireworks show. Guests will also receive a pair of 3D HoloSpex glasses which will turn any bright lights into holiday holographic illusions such as gingerbread men and candy canes.

This news updates page 173 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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