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From Family Life in the February 2000 issue of their magazine:
"The PassPorter for Walt
Disney World is a guide, planner, and keepsake in one. There are over 200 hundred pages of
information and maps to help you get around, plus facts about individual hotels and
resorts. There's information on types of passes, each park, transportation, dining
options, and more. And every section has a worksheet so you can plan where you're going in
what order on which day. There are places to record memories, store tickets, and keep
track of your budget. Of all the Disney guides, this one will help keep everything you
need in one place."
From the Baltimore
Sun on 1/2/00
Excerpt: "A trip to Walt Disney World is more
than just a vacation -- it's an exercise in itinerary planning. With 47 square miles
packed by thousands of tourists, four theme parks, 20 resort hotels and more than 250
restaurants, planning a relaxing excursion might seem impossible. But a new book published
by Spread the Word Press promises to help. The 216-page "PassPorter" has
restaurant and lodging reviews, price lists, maps and transportation options, but it also
has spaces for memorable moments and a carry-all organizer good for tickets, photos and
From the Venice
Gondolier on 12/11/99
Excerpt: Before you go to Disney World, get
your PassPorter... put airline tickets, park tickets, receipts and day-by-day
memories of the perfectly-planned WDW vacation, created with the help of the
PassPorter. (excerpted from full-length article on the PassPorter)
(Stephanie Gold) on 11/24/99
Excerpt: The PassPorter is a brilliant travel aid.
It boasts 11 sturdy manila pockets, each clearly labeled, so you know which holds
important travel papers (like tickets, itineraries, and maps); which houses papers
pertaining to your lodgings; and where to store all the notes, plans, tickets, pamphlets,
coupons, and numerous etceteras for each day of Walt Disney World exploration; as well as
extra slots for ticket stubs, receipts, and small souvenirs. ... The pockets alone make
this a useful take-along, but the PassPorter is a thorough source of information as well.
... With a durable laminated cover, spiral notebook design, and back page of phone numbers
(everything from Walt Disney World information to the weather line to MedicClinic), this
is possibly the most practical, sanity-saving guide you could take along to Disney World.
Read the full review at Amazon.com.
From the Boston Globe on 10/10/99
Excerpt: "...a travel guide, trip planner,
organizer, journal, and souvenir. all in one. In addition to information on the park and
advice on planning (accompanied by worksheets), the guide contains 11 organizer pockets.
Vacationers can write their itinerary on the front of each days pocket and store
maps, tickets, brochures, and receipts inside. On the back of the pocket, you can write
down your memories of the day."
From the Chicago Tribune
(Toni Stroud) on 10/4/99
Excerpt: "A thick vinyl cover conceals the
spiral binding of this book that is part guide, part diary. The first, or guide, section
looks to have plenty of tips, where-tos, star ratings and maps. The second, or diary,
section is made of thick yellow "envelopes" with room for your personal
notations and pockets for receipts and brochures."
Note: This appeared in the Sunday newspaper, along with a photo of the front cover of
From the Travel Writer MarketLetter (October Edition)
Excerpt: "This is an absolute encyclopedia of
information about Walt Disney World & all its parts, plus resorts, hotels,
restaurants, tours, transportation. It has places to write about your experiences in order
to make a permanent record of your vacation, & thereís much emphasis on planning.
Walt Disney World is so huge, itís no doubt a good thing to have so much information
about it in one document."
From AAA (American
Automotive Association, Larry Keller) on 9/7/99
Excerpt: "Anyone planning a trip to Disney
World who doesn't include this book in their planning shouldn't go. Freelance writers
Jennifer Watson and David Marx have put together a combination travel planner, location
guidebook, and personal vacation journal. It will prove invaluable before, during, and
after your journey. Collectively, the authors have probably spent more than 1000 hours
exploring Disney World. They draw on that experience to provide "insider" tips
on everything from how best to get to Orlando and what's good and not so good about the
shows and exhibits to evaluations of the food and service in the numerous restaurants and
how to arrange for childcare. In the back is a handy series of day-by-day journal pockets
for filing your tickets, itineraries, and notes."
Independent Traveler (Carrie Becker) on 5/27/99:
Excerpt: "PassPorter Walt Disney World" is not your average guide to
Earth's most famed theme park. Like other guides, it provides the essentials for getting
around the parks: ratings for the attractions, a restaurant guide, maps, your best bet for
transportation, and current prices. Unlike other guides, the PassPorter is also a planner,
organizer and journal. Just about everything you need (except your wallet!) can be tucked
safely in here, from theme park tickets to park maps and photos. So, when you return home,
you have all the paraphernalia from the trip stored in a neat little binder -- a wonderful
keepsake, especially for children.
Read the rest of the review (if
you're accessing this page from AOL) in their Independent Traveler Reviews. A briefer
review is available in their Disney
Independent Traveler (Kathleen Tucker) on 12/18/98:
PassPorter Walt Disney World is a unique planning tool -- a great resource, particularly
for families planning their first Disney adventure. In addition to including the essential
reviews of the major resorts, restaurants and attractions, you'll find a place to store
all of your important Disney documents and receipts, and a place for the kids to doodle,
get autographs, and write about their experiences. (Pre-Publication Review)
Internet Leader Reviews
From Carole Annette Fila (Vegetarian Dining at Walt
Disney World) on 9/18/99
I love it's uniqueness. There are so many Walt Disney World
books, but yours has a special uniqueness to it! And I love the pockets in the back!
From Jeff Spencer (Spencer Family;s Disney Page) on 9/1/99
Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx team up to provide Disney
guests with an excellent guide/planner/organizer.
From Michelle Haffer (Michelle's Magic
Ride to Walt Disney World) on 8/30/99
This is an excellent book! The PassPorter provides useful
tips for every budget, resort, and attraction descriptions and so much more. The most
unique feature of this book are the vacation journal and keepsake pages where you may
record your own vacation memories, expenses and organize your brochures, resort ID's etc.
I highly recommend this book. Michelle's Rating : 4/4.
From Denise Broucinek (Denise's Web Home)
This is a terrific tool for planning your WDW visit! Lots of useful
information, packing tips, an area for character autographs, AND pockets where you can
store your receipts, key cards, etc. These daily pockets also allow you to write
down your budget and expenses, meals, memories, photo information, and have it all in once
From Ahnalira Koan (Our Laughing Place) on 7/1/99
I've got a 'few' Disney World trips under my belt, and I qualify amongst the Disney freaks
who read every guidebook published.... and I am impressed with this book! Just a few of
the reasons: Jennifer has a great sense of humor, and it's woven throughout the book (be
sure and look all the way in the back to the 'notes' section). She organizes planning in a
way that simplifies the process into easy steps... certainly a feat when it comes to the
vast possibilities at the World. And, she has tips - like good room locations in the
various resorts - that are both specific and unique. Not to mention the creative design
that has places to store receipts, tickets, etc. In fact, there were a couple of times
while I was reading it, that I thought "This would be perfect for someone who feels
overwhelmed by the planning process" You know, too many choices to make. The book has
a logic to it that really impressed my organizing mind.
From Liz Hyra (Have a Disney Year!) on 6/30/99
This guide is hot off the press with not only the latest
planning information for you, but a unique presentation as well....including pockets for
your materials, worksheets for your planning, a durable plastic-covered ring-binder and
the most thorough, concise information available to help you plan your WDW journey. This
is the book I wish I had when I planned my first WDW trip eight years ago!!
From Ed Badger (Badger's Disney Countdown Page) on 6/30/99
If I had to recommend a planning guide to someone, I'd tell
them to look at this one. If you've been to Disney less than say, a dozen times, it'll
help you organize to make the most out of your vacation. The only thing missing is a
countdown clock, or pointer to my web page! A quick update: This book has been flying off
the bookselves! I haven't seen this kind of activity from any book that I've recomended.
I'm sure you'll be pleased with it.
Note: We've received so many wonderful reader reviews that we've run
out of room on this page. Below are many of our past
reviews, and we'll be making a new page in
the future to hold more reviews. Thanks!
From Geoff on 1/18/00
I just wanted to say how incredible the PassPorter was on
the vacation. We were able to store our touring plans in the front clear pocket, write in
important information, keep papers together, and record our memorable experiences each
day! I do not know what I would have done without it...it is truly ingenious. I look
forward to ordering another PassPorter and going to WDW again soon!
From Dave on 1/18/00
We're huge WDW fans and when we bumped into this book, we
weren't sure what it'd be like. As soon as I opened it, however, I was hooked. Dave and
Jennifer have a great, informal writing style and the book is great fun. I'm not too
thrilled about the pockets (we didn't use them since we already have our own method of
organizing our travel stuff) but the book travelled with us to WDW and we read it every
night, both to compare our experiences with theirs and to prep for the next day of our
trip. Overall, highly recommended. Real people who really like WDW talking about what, why
and how. Every time I pick it up I want to go back!
From Trevor on 1/17/00
It is unique in that it has resort maps.
From Robin on 1/16/00
The resort description is very detailed and helpful. The
design of the cover is also wonderful.
From Liz on 1/15/00
Very easy to follow. Like the reminder to tell Disney staff
about special occasions. I especially like the accurate descriptions of the properties.
From Lori on 1/14/00
I like the pockets to write on and store things in...the
ideas on getting ready to go.
From Hilary on 1/13/00
I like the lodging info, tips & notes, pockets, cool
From Sue on 1/12/00
I like it's organization tips. I also like the spiral
binding and pockets.
From Jennifer on 1/11/00
Maps of the resorts, pockets, and "journal" for
each day. The web-site compliments the book, plus connections to other sites.
From Bill on
I like the pockets, and resort maps.
From Bambi on 1/9/00
I like the pockets & check lists,the maps,and the
spaces for planning
From Jean on 1/6/00
I like EVERYTHING! I used it for first trip last September
and started getting things organized for this Sepember.
From Desta on
I like the whole book!
From Linda on 1/3/00
What a great idea!
From Joe on
I like that I can use it as a journal of my trip. Wonderful
book; Day Runner meets WDW Guidebook is how I would describe it!
From Bev on 1/1/00
Great place to store all my trip papers!
From Laura on 12/30/99
I love the pockets, the extensive coverage of restaurants,
great info about the resorts and the layout of the book itself!
From Valerie on 12/17/99
I like the planning tips and the envelopes.
From Becca on 12/6/99
Everything is all in one place! I wish I would have found
From Debra on 12/5/99
I like all the information and cross refrences
From Bill on 12/4/99
I like your organizational techniques. The pocket ideas.
From Debbra on 12/1/99
All the information for Walt Disney World in book form. God
bless all those wonderful people who keep Disney websites, but when you wake up a three in
the morning with a question about Disney World it is much easier to grab the book off the
nightstand than signing onto the computer!
From Vanessa on
I like the pocket organizers! Thanks for taking the time
for making the passporter.
From Sandra on 11/25/99
I received a copy of Birnbaums Official Guide to Disney
World the day before I received this. Yours is a much better book. I would recommend it to
anyone without hesitation.
From Mike on 11/27/99
I like the layouts and best places or locations to stay at
Disney resorts. Liked everything!
From Sue on 11/22/99
The convience of having everything together in on book. I
just love it!!
From Sue on 11/19/99
I like the in-depth info on the resorts
From Richard on
Great help in planning our vacation. Great job!
From Betsy on 11/16/99
The organization and the pockets in the back to store
From Jenny on 11/15/99
I like the worksheets and itinerary pages
From Laura on 11/12/99
I like the PassPockets -- I liked that I could keep all my
reciepts and papers in one spot. Also the spots to write down things from that day.
From Annette on 11/7/99
I liked the ease of use.
From Sherry on 11/7/99
I like the pockets to keep info in and write journal
From Cathy on
I like the pockets to hold tickets, reservations, etc.
From Cheryl on 11/5/99
I love the resort descriptions and the fact it has alot of
information in a "small" easily carried space. I really enjoyed your book - It's
going to Disney on my first trip!
From Deb on 11/3/99
I like having the worksheets to help plan and budget with.
From Diane on 11/3/99
I like that it will be convenient to take with me. I have
all these pieces of paper that I can compose into one book
From Christine on
The Pockets!!! After organizing the plethora of info from
the internet, I was able to file all of it in each day's pocket as needed. The pockets
were also a good place to stash our airline info that we received five months prior to our
From Kerri on 11/1/99
I like the pockets for all my 'stuff'! I have been
'Birnbaum' faithful for over 10 years and didn't think I'd like any other Disney travel
book. Boy, was I surprised! I truely love the pocket pages as they save me from wondering
where I'll store everything. This book was a terrific idea and I'm glad someone thought of
From Lynn on 10/29/99
I like the fact it is very user friendly. It is a joy to
read! I really don't have any dislikes about it. It is a terrific guide! I feel like I
have already gone..... It is awesome.... Thanks so much for helping out with the planning.
It has been fun just reading ( and re-reading) this guide
From Wail on 10/27/99
I like the comparison of enjoyment of the different resorts
by different age groups.
I like the spiral binding and the pockets in the back
From Stacy on 10/20/99
Very concise, easy to read reviews of resorts, restaurants,
From Geoffrey on 10/20/99
I like that I will be able to use it as a keepsake after my
trip is over. I really love this book! I am looking forward to sitting down and reading,
writing, and enjoying the book!
From Colleen on 10/20/99
I like so many things!! The cover, the binding, the
pockets, but I think I liked the spaces for writing (ie. budget, resort reservations,
etc.) the best. I love this book!!
From Brock on
I like the detailed information, such as for guided tours,
not found elsewhere.
From Cheryl on 10/15/99
It will be a valuable book to have on trip and a great
From Karen on 10/14/99
I love the section on the resorts -- maps, particularly.
Thanks for a great product!
From Brian on 10/13/99
Easy to read, compact, and accurate.
From Howard on 10/12/99
I liked the detailed resort maps which I havent seen in
From Leann on
I like just about everything! Especially like the pockets.
From Michelle Lea on
I like the convenience of having all my information in one
wonderful place. I loved every bit of information and tips!! This has made my trip
planning to disney fun, exciting, convenient and and absolute pleasure!
From Pam on 10/11/99
I like the content, format and organizer pockets.
From Allison on 10/7/99
I like the pockets for all my stuff!!
From James on 10/7/99
I think this great....could of used this on my 1st trip to
wdw 25 years ago
From Debbie on 10/7/99
I love all the spaces where you can jot down all your notes
about your trip. I loved everything about the PassPorter.
From Cathy on 10/8/99
Have read through much of it but you had me at the
congratulatory letter. The pockets seem great and the budget pages.
From a reader on 10/6/99
I like the way it is set up day by day. Keep up the good
From Kathleen on 10/5/99
Besides being LOADED with information about WDW--Resorts,
Parks, Restaurants, etc. etc.--I love the maps!! The pockets in the back make your book
really unique. I'll be able to to store everything there, instead of having to search all
over my suitcase, before and after my trip. Thanks for all the thought and work you put
into this book!
From Bruce on 10/4/99
A lot of info. Compacted into a small space. Ed Badger put
me on to your book. Best guidebook I have found todate.
From Beverly on 10/3/99
I like the fact that it has a ton of information plus
pockets for keepsakes.
From Ginger on 10/2/99
I love the neat little tidbits of information that can't be
found in "regular" guide books. I also love the built in pockets and organizing
tools! My family's 17th trip is coming up next month - where have you been all this time?
I could have used this great planning tool for trip #1 over 10 years ago!
From Barb on 10/1/99
I got your book way back in summer before it was in the
stores. I loved the pockets and we used them alot on our trip. We didn't carry the book
with us, but it was in our room, I used the pockets to hold all our "junk",
guidemaps, ticket stubs, etc. I kept a separate journal but on the plane ride home I
filled in the entries for each day in the Passporter. I also put my guidemaps in the
pocket day we went to that park. It is going to make a nice keepsake for us! I also like
the website. Thanks for a great new addition to Disney guidebooks.
From Elizabeth on
I liked the reference sections coupled with the scrapbook.
Everything is in one place & I can get one for each trip.
From Joshua on 10/1/99
I like the worksheets... no other travel guide has provided
worksheets to help organize my thoughts...(and my budget.)
From Trisha on 9/30/99
I like the day by day journey guide, especially the pockets
for receipts, etc.
From Donna on
I like the pockets and the resort maps. I love the website.
Great updates. I especially love reading about others' trips.
From Jennifer on 9/30/99
Concise, detailed information that is right at your
fingertips!! The pockets help keep things organized!
From Mary on 9/28/99
I really like the pockets in the back where I can store
tickets, etc. and where I can record memories.
From Randall and Donna on 9/27/99
Jennifer and Dave have hit on one GREAT IDEA here. Keep up
the good work guys, your hard work and love of Disney have helped so many others have a
"Magic" vacation at the "World" !
From Pamela on 9/27/99
The pocket pages are great for scrapbookers to help us
remember when and where things happened. They're a terrific journaling tool, not only for
scrapbooking but also for writing trip reports.
From Bill on 9/27/99
Gave me all the inside tips on visiting the parks!
From Janet on
I like the size... and with all the info on Hotels!!
From Donna on 9/27/99
I like the detailed maps of the resorts.
From Mimi on 9/27/99
I like the coded maps with rides/events and restaurants.
From Carl on 9/27/99
I like the VIP Tour info. Also the pockets for receipts,
From Kathy on 9/27/99
I like the pocket system.
From Debbie on 9/27/99
Fun and easy to read!
From Cynthia on 9/27/99
It has a lot of condensed info on important stuff that I
need to know when making plans to go to WDW.
From Tina on 9/26/99
I really enjoyed the way it is written. I enjoy the
"conversational" tone that you both take about WDW.
From Lisa on 9/25/99
The little touches that make this book seem personal. I
loved the "Disney Dreaming," "Plan it up," and "The Last
Resort" sections. Your book is the best that I have come across on WDW. It's the
first one that seems to have been written by real Disney fans!
From Melissa on 9/25/99
I like the ability to keep everything organized
From Robert on 9/24/99
PassPorter is easy to read and offers good directions.
From Kathy on
I like the vast amount of information in one book.
From Gennie on 9/23/99
I like the idea that you can keep all of the information in
From Elise on 9/22/99
I loved the planning section, it's compact size, the
From Tracy on 9/19/99
Short consise descriptions, should be easy to carry around.
From Rosemary on 9/19/99
I liked the information and maps of the resorts! I actually
have a picture in my head of where everything at Widerness Lodge will be. Very reassuring
for a mom who doubles as the tour guide.
From Eve on 9/19/99
I like that there's pockets and the info on the restaurants
is good. The insider tips are the best.
From Chris on 9/18/99
I like the pockets in the back with info to write on the
front, details about food and the attractions.
From Colleen on
I like the detailed maps and attraction lengths.
From Patricia on 9/17/99
It is very unique in design
From Teresa on 9/17/99
PassPorter is an all in one travel guide with pockets for
each days travel documents. This is terrific. We use belt packs at the park as well as a
bag on the stroller. It would be wonderful to be able to carry this on us for use waiting
in lines. My aunt ordered the belt pack you have available. I looked it over. Very nice.
Stick a pin, or zipper pull with a disney character on it and it would disneyize it.
From Gini on 9/17/99
I like the pockets at the end of the book. Wonderful!!!!!
From Jennifer on
Very informative. All the material is well organized. I
like that you update on the web, so you get current info. You don't have to keep buying a
From Kimberly on 9/15/99
I like EVERYTHING!!! Girl I gotta its the best by far!! You
guys did a wonderful job on this book...personally you got Birnbaum beat all to pieces. :)
I'm going right now to DIS to post my review of this wonderful book for ALL THE WORLD TO
SEE :) I do think tho if you put one small paragraph per resort about accessibilities it
wouldnt make the book too bulky (imho) I couldnt put that dang book down I tell ya! :) You
and Dave put your heart and soul into the research and accessibily of information in this
book and it show through out :) Just thought I'd give you my own personal opinion :) For
the more intense version of my thought on your book go to the DIS community board :)
From Marjorie on 9/15/99
I like the index tabs on the edge of each page, the charts
of the atttractions, and the maps.
From Michelle on 9/15/99
Makes planning easier...
From Michelle on 9/13/99
I just got it and am just beginning to read it, but so far
I just love the format and the "little things" I'm finding out. I have been to
WDW 5 times and plan each of our vacations a year in advance pouring over books and
websites for any info I can find and I am finding new things in your book. That's great.
From Lisa on 9/12/99
The pockets are great! I love this book!
From Kimberly on
I loved the details about the resorts as well as the
pockets for holding my stuff
From Vicki on 9/12/99
It answered a lot of questions I had and I am better able
to plan my time now.
From Linda on 9/11/99
I like the Web site addresses, worksheets, organization,
and PassPockets. Where have you been for the past 5 trips? I would have saved alot of time
and aggravation, especially for the first two or three trips.
From Charlotte on 9/10/99
PassPorter will help me organize my thoughts and data.
From Gregory on
I like the concise layout...and the PassPockets
From Allen on 9/8/99
*The* definitive coverage of the resorts. I like the
From Joanne on 9/7/99
It has lots of good information that does not appear in the
Birnbaum guide. It was obviously written by people who really love Disney. It is well
thought out and easy to follow and find information. I enjoyed it very much and will be
using it on my next vacation.
I like that is has organization and information not
available in some other sources.
From Sara on 9/2/99
The book helped a lot with organization--which I like!! I
liked the chapters on planning and touring the best. I loved the pockets.
From Gail on 9/2/99
I like the expanded hotel sections and that your attitude
matches mine in regards to the Disney magic. The maps were very helpful.
From Lori Ann on
Good information, and the organizational pockets. The
plastic cover is a great add too!! What I see looks great, and I buy several WDW guides.
From Amy on 8/30/99
I like the PassPorter Pocket - I'm always wrinkling and/or
losing the items I want to take home for my scrapbooks. I love to be organized - this is a
From Randall on 8/30/99
I like the layouts of the resorts. No other guide book I
have found includes this. I really did not find anything that I did not like about this
book. All of the information that I was looking for is in this guide book.
From Mary on 8/30/99
I like the Day-by-Day memory log and pockets.
From Jana on 8/29/99
I like the restaurant reviews, including $$$ for price
range and ***** for ratings; we probably never would have tried Whispering Pines or 'Ohana
if it hadn't been for you. We liked the VIP tips. LOVED Deb Will's site (wdwig.com).
Thanks for mentioning it.
From Alayne on 8/29/99
I like the pockets in the back to store documents, receipts, etc. Overall, I love my
PassPorter. I've been storing my travel documents in it, and using it to plan my
From Meghan on 8/29/99
I liked the fresh look and more detailed information about the resorts and parks.
From Lorraine on 8/26/99
I liked the information regarding best places to stay at
each World Resort, i.e., 101 Dalmatians at All Star Movies. I think this book is great! We
have been planning this trip to Disney for two years and since January have purchased four
other Disney guides, but this one had the greatest suggestions!
From Jeanne Anne on 8/26/99
I like all of the extra room to keep maps and other information that always get lost.
From Rebecca on 8/24/99
I like that I can have everything scheduled and organized.
As I made different reservations I could write down the reservation numbers on the pocket
for the right day. I could put all my tickets and coupons in the pockets. I also really
love the Magic Moments found throughout the book. I actually laughed and clapped when I
read some of them!
From LuAnne on
After over one year of visiting almost a hundred websites
preparing for our trip, this book seemed to compile bits and pieces of all these site into
this one wonderful book. I also like the organizational sections. Thank you so much for
putting together something so practical and helpful.
From Nancy on 8/23/99
I liked the pocket pages in which I can save all the things I collect during our next
trip. Great book. I have read it twice and will definitely take it along on our trip!
From Kristen on 8/23/99
I loved the pockets in the back for stuff and spaces to
write what we did each day.
From Thomas on 8/23/99
I liked the easy layout and the little pockets
From Tony on 8/22/99
I felt like I was reading advice from a good friend! I
can't think of a thing I don't like. I'm a WDW vet., having been there 17 times now! I'd
have to say that your guide is very helpful for both vets and novices! Great job!
From a reader on 8/22/99
The planning and keepsake pages and pockets. Also, pretty good maps of the parks at the
beginning of each section. I also loved the e-mail sites that you published in your book
especially, WDWIG!! Very helpful!
From Constance on 8/20/99
I just got my copy and have just started to go through it. So far it looks great and I
think that I will enjoy having a place for all my planning notes, receipts, and all the
other things that you seem to collect while planning and while on vacation. This next trip
will be my eighth trip and we have one more trip planned for this year that will make
nine. Even with all the trips I have made I think that you guide will come in handy and I
plan to take it with me to the parks which is something that I don't do very often.
From Donita on 8/20/99
I like the pockets and all the information.
From Jeffrey on 8/18/99
Easy to read. Liked the binder style. Very informative.
From Chris and Dawn on
PassPorter Walt Disney World just saved our vacation. It
helped us to realize that CRO had us down for an incorrect site at the Ft. Wilderness
Campground. We are bringing one of our dogs with us and they had us staying at a site
where he couldn't stay with us. Thanks to the info in the PassPorter, I was able to
correct their mistake and get the MKC discount as well. Thanks!!!! I think that this is
great. My husband and I are going to WDW in a month and were very interested to get this.
I only found out about it a week ago and I have only had the PassPorter for a day. It has
been incredibly helpful. It is very informative and easy to use. It helps us to be even
more organized. Thank you so much!! I plan to recommend it to everyone!
From Jeffrey on 8/18/99
Easy to read. Liked the binder style. Very informative.
From Gerald on 8/17/99
I like everything!!!! Loved the resort maps and things to
do there. Loved the meals section. REALLY loved the pocket pages to hold tickets &
stuff!!! One of the BEST books ever that I have bought!
From Lisa on 8/15/99
It is current, and I am enjoying the planning pages in the
back of the book. I am enjoying your book very much! It is a must for fanatic Disney
planners like myself. You have a witty writing style that is fun without being sarcastic.
Thanks for a great book!
From Phil on 8/14/99
We loved the Organizer section. Other books gave us
information, but only "PassPorter" gave us an organizer. I liked everything
about "PassPorter." Thank you for helping us plan and anticipate.
From Lana on 8/12/99
I like the easy to follow breakdown of each
park/attraction/dining. The suggestions were suggestive without the feeling a MUST do. The
pockets are great~
From René on 8/12/99
I like the plastic cover and the PassPockets. I just love
From Glenna on 8/12/99
I liked the spiral binding, plastic cover, compact size and
pockets, and the contents.
From Patricia on 8/11/99
This has got to be the best book ever published on Disney.
It is thorough, accurate and is already being used, airline info, etc. It will be used
continually during our trip in November and every time we go to Disney thereafter. Thanks
so much, keep up the great work. I have recommended your book to everyone at work. It is
the best ever written!!
From Edward on 8/11/99
I like the fact that it is compact and the concise reviews.
From Kyle on 8/11/99
I love the pockets best of all. The ability to holds things
is great and to be able to write our plans for each day is the most helpful planning idea
I've seen in years!
From Chellen on 8/10/99
It's great! I wish I would of found it 3 years earlier,
when we went the first time.
From John on 8/9/99
I enjoyed the layout. I don't have to read a whole 6 pages
for the meat! I also love the internet capabilities to keep us up-to-date. Very novel
approach! Very to the point information! Keep up the good work.
From Allison on 8/9/99
I like the PassPockets! And the personal, out of the way
spots you gave good directions to. Really good idea and I know this will come in handy
when I'm up there.
From Wendy on 8/8/99
It has a place for everything you need for planning and
taking your WDW trip.
From DeEtte on 8/6/99
The pages designed to help plan various aspects of the
trip, i.e., budget, lodging. And the neat and organized way to chronicle all the info that
goes into planning the trip. I'm sure I'll love the journaling also! Oh...I also love all
the www addresses!
From Connie on 8/6/99
I liked the details about all the resorts &
restaurants. Great product!
From Teri on 8/5/99
Easy to carry - has everything I need at my fingertips -
able to write reminders to myself for planning our trip in October - it will be fun to be
able to save mementos from the trip in one place.
From a reader on 8/5/99
I like the pockets in back with space for daily recording of info. Thanks for your prompt
service...the PassPorter arrived very quickly. What a fun job you have!
From Heather on 8/5/99
I love the storage pockets! The resort maps were also very nicely done.
From Lisa on 8/4/99
Good info about resorts. Liked presentation.
From Evelyn on 8/4/99
I liked it enough to sit down and read in one night and now I finally have someplace to
put all the papers I've been collecting over the past few months while we plan our
November trip to WDW.
From Thom on 8/2/99
I saw your WDW PassPorter mentioned on Deb's site and RADP,
ordered a copy through Amazon.com, and just spent a few hours going through it....... what
a great find !! Even though I have copies of both the Official and Unofficial Guides, this
is the one that will accompany me on our adventures each day. I uncovered many new things,
and the logical and concise way in which you have organized the information has enabled me
to get a much better idea of how to further plan our family's visit which starts on the
28th of this month. I especially welcome the pages to record our memories and store our
mementos, things that so easily get overlooked when you're rushing around all day. I'd
happily recommend this guide to anyone as the best way to plan, enjoy and remember your
trip ! Thanks for helping to ignite and prolong the magic........
From Jeannie on 8/1/99
I love the insider kind of theme the whole book has, it really comes across as being from
people who know and love Disney as much as I do. The pass pockets are a great idea and I
already have my airline tickets, PAPs & tickets for MVMCP in them. This book is full
of great tips & information even for a person who has been there several times. Thanks
so much for such a great planning resource. I usually purchase a cumbersome notebook with
folder pockets in it to plan my trip and this is so much nicer.
From Beth on 8/1/99
I like the detailed resort descriptions and the sections to fill out your days and travel
From Kristine on
I like the up to date information and ratings of the
amusements in each park. The book was great.
From Donald on
I like how the book actually becomes part of the memories
From Tricia on 7/30/99
I like the pockets for items and the water resistant cover.
From Judiann on 7/30/99
I like the detailed description of Walt Disney World
From John on 7/29/99
Good reviews and neat way to store your Disney information!
From Suzi on 7/29/99
PassPockets are cool. Good memory joggers and a great idea
for keeping track of daily activities. I think it is great that you quote so many other
resources (i.e. websites, phone numbers, other books).
I like the typeface you chose. Easy on the eyes and fun!
From Alan on
I like the pocket feature.
From Wendell on 7/28/99
I was impressed by the yellow pocket pages the most. I
couldn't believe that there were actually other people who organized their WDW trips in
roughly the same manner. It was almost spooky. I also enjoyed the style of font you chose
for the basic text throughout the book, it's very easy on the eyes and reader-friendly.
The different ways to help organize your budget was especially welcomed. The reviews of
the resorts seemed to be better and more fully explained than most. All of the maps and
pictures are very good and easy to understand. The illustrations, diagrams, tone and
presentation style of your book is a real treat and very pleasurable to read. I wish you
all the success possible with this new venture but I know you don't need it, this book
will do just fine standing on it's own. Thanks for a great publication!
From Faustine on 7/28/99
I liked all the hints that were given. All are very
From Sheila on 7/28/99
I was amazed at the amount of practical information in such
a small package. Plus, I was happy to have practical advice from someone who actually
appreciates WDW. I love your guide.
From Melissa on 7/26/99
I liked the Passpockets in the back of the book. I liked
everything about the book:)
From Jennifer on
I really liked the different age related ratings. It helped
me make the decision on what resort to stay at.
From Kathy on 7/24/99
Ideas of different things to do at the resorts - love to resort hop.
From Teri on 7/23/99
I love the pockets to help organize and save things great
From Donna on 7/22/99
I love the pockets and all the maps. I have to have maps to
From Janice on 7/22/99
I enjoyed the whole book, especially the pockets in back.
From Venita on 7/22/99
Excellent info on resorts. Loved the pockets!
From Tina on 7/21/99
My PassPorter arrived on Monday, and I ignored my housework
the entire afternoon to read it! I especially liked having the maps of the hotels and the
descriptions, as well as the budget information. I think the best part is having you share
your WDW planning experience in an organized fashion that makes it easy for first timers
to follow. Thanks for a great book!
From David on 7/20/99 (posted at rec.arts.disney.parks)
Yesterday I got my copy of the "Walt Disney World
PassPorter" which I ordered through Amazon.com which I got to through Deb's page so
she got credit for it... (you're welcome, Deb). Its a fine addition to our trip planning
library. Lots of good firsthand descriptions presented in a straight forward manner and
steeped in the old "WDW Sense of Wonder". Not the company line and not cynical..
fits nicely between the Birmbaum and Unofficial Guides in tone. The book is part guide,
part organizer. Its spiral bound and plastic coated, rugged and easy to carry. There are
pockets and check lists to keep your stuff organized. In the back are all the most useful
phone numbers on one page. Its a great book for the experienced WDW junkie and the
wide-eyed newbie.. and they even plug Deb's http://www.wdwig.com so you know they're hip.
From Terri on 7/20/99
I liked the pockets, descriptions of the hotels, rides and
restaurants. I'm amazed how much information is in such a compact book. This is the
"one" book I was looking for to take on my first trip to WDW!
From Patricia on
I like the style that it was written -- not too critical
and not too complimentary. Also your mention of web sites to look up further information.
From Barb on 7/19/99
This is possibly the greatest idea anyone has ever had, at
least for us WDW fanatics. Being a seasoned Disney fan (we go twice a year, two weeks with
the kids, one week alone), it is great to have some fresh ideas. I'm the person all my
family and friends come to for info and travel tips and now your book is first on my list
for suggestions. I just got my copy today and "pouring over it" is putting it
mildly. You guys seem like people my family could easily be friends with!! Thanks for all
your hard work. I'm looking forward to updates and check your site as often as I can. We
are also looking forward to our millennium trip. We've had reservations since 1993!
From LeNore on 7/18/99
Everything...it is a wonderful resource; I wouldn't know
where to begin. Phone #'s on back cover are a great idea - saved me from making my own
From Jean on 7/17/99
[I like...]The handy pockets. The opportunities to use the
book as a journal as well as a planning tool. The excellent maps. The charts describing
and rating all the attractions. Everything! The print's a little small for my middle-aged eyes, but I can understand why it
would be difficult to use a larger size. You have so much information to squeeze into a
small space! Actually, I have no major criticisms. You have done a wonderful job. An outstanding job! It was gratifying
that Jennifer replied so quickly and thoroughly to my e-mails. Thanks!
From Stefan on 7/16/99
The packaging is great!! And it's well done and creatively
put together with spectacular maps and up-to-date info. Its about time a guidebook is done
in spiral form. And the paper quality is really nice!! I have been reading and having so
much fun with this book!!! PassPorter is just very fresh and different from all the same
old offerings that are out there. I think its perfect and doesn't really need any
From Deb on 7/15/99
I love it! You've got tips even I didn't know and I've been to WDW 17 times!
From Nikole on
[My PassPorter] came super fast! I was impressed. I spent
most of my weekend reading through it and enjoying it! Thanks a bunch!
From Cliff on 7/13/99
A very easy read, told by people who really love Disney.
Everything is covered down to the extension numbers. I will be even on to my tour operator
to get my room changed, thanks to the information given in PassPorter
From Carole on 7/13/99
The pockets are a great idea! I also like your use of the resort maps.
From Kathleen on 7/13/99
Brief descriptions on all the restaurants, resorts &
parks. I especially loved the area you fill in to keep your trip info! Going to WDW this
August & I am thrilled to have all my info in one place nice and neat!! Love this
book...plan to buy a bunch for Christmas gifts this year...my whole family are Disney
From Michelle on 7/12/99
I liked the very detailed info about where to go once you get to the airport. Pages 16-17.
I'm still in the process of reading it...on page 176 right now. I'm a mom of 3 so time is
consuming! Loved reading the guest comments and personal experiences. I especially like
the marriage proposal p.168.
From Bev on 7/12/99
The way it was set up, the pockets will be great when we go on our trip.
From Kendra on 7/11/99
This is a FABULOUS book! I was in process of trying to find
a way to keep everything together for my trip, but this is better than anything I had
thought of, and I can keep it forever! (And I do keep travel books forever!) And your
resort pages are more thorough than anything I have read so far (and believe me, I have
read a lot!), and I love the maps that you have included. Without being too bulky or
heavy, you have put TONS of information in your book, plus made a wonderful keepsake! I
have posted on the WDW Bulletin Boards how wonderful this book is, and I hope you sell
From Kate on 7/10/99
We loved our book and plan to get one for our trip in December 2000.
From Janis on 7/9/99
I absolutely love the pockets!!! I save all my stubs, park maps, etc., and these pockets
From Lynda on 7/8/99
I have received my PassPorter! I just love all the resort
maps!! The restaurant guide is great too.
From Deborah Cinkus on
I just have to say right up front -- thanks for the
wonderful customer service. What a breath of fresh air in today's world to have a company
deliver such a personal touch!....This is the first truly unique guide for WDW I have
seen, and I've probably bought half of all the ones published this year. Keep up the good
work, and much luck to your fledgling PassPorter business.
From a reader in the Adirondacks on 7/7/99 (posted at
A most practical and well-written guide to Walt Disney World. PassPorter WDW is the most
unique travel book for WDW that I have seen. From the waterproof cover that folds back to
the pockets for tickets, papers, and mementos, the authors have thought of it all, not to
mention great advice and reviews. I especially like that they only give ratings to those
restaurants that they have actually visited. This is the one book that I am actually
taking with me to WDW my next trip, and I'm sure it will be used a great deal. Highly
From a reader in Dayton, Ohio on 7/6/99 (posted at Amazon.com)
A must-have for any Disney planner! The PassPorter has, without exception, the BEST resort
descriptions I've seen. (And I'm more than a bit obsessive, so I've checked just about
every guide book out there.) The PassPockets are GREAT for keeping the huge volumes of
stuff I've accumulated in preparation for my trip neatly organized and readily at hand. I
HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone planning a trip to WDW!
From Dawn on 7/5/99
I am slowly devouring each page so as not to miss a thing.
I have spread the word of your great book. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into
the PassPorter. It gives us Disney-a-holics something to do in-between trips to the
From Ron on 7/2/99
The book is very well organized, thorough, and written
nicely, but what I REALLY appreciate is your Web Site.. an outstanding way to keep the
book up to date, designed by someone(s) who really knows how to make a Web site
user-friendly and attractive. BRAVO!
From Jennifer on 7/1/99
I just wanted to tell you that the service from your
company is excellent. I have read my PassPorter through now. when I posted I had only
skimmed it. The book is excellent. I love the way you did the attractions and etc.. for
each park. It was very easy to read. Keep up the good work.
From Pam on 6/30/99
I just returned from vacation (not to WDW this time,
boo-hoo) on Monday and to my very pleasant surprise, there was my WDW Planner waiting for
me. It's wonderful!! I honestly have not had time to look it over with a fine tooth comb,
but I am so impressed with the 20 minutes I have already put into it. It seems to contain
all the "Necessary Info" that's needed for the WDW trip.
From Sherrie on 6/28/99
I'm loving my PassPorter. 36 days and counting for
me! I've already got "things" stuffed in the pockets, and information
written down in it.
From Jean on 6/26/99
My PassPorter arrived yesterday, and I've been having fun looking through it. I haven't
really had time to read it all yet, of course, but I can tell it's going to be helpful and
enjoyable reading. I especially like the pockets, the journal areas, and the chart format
for describing the rides at different parks. Your price is reasonable, too.
From Beth on 6/26/99
I just love it all! I just received it and Thank You for
sending it so fast! Can you do one for Disneyland, too?
From Ed on 6/25/99
My family loved your planning book! My wife really enjoyed
the format that you have designed. Enabling her to keep various receipts, memos, thoughts
of the day, etc.. is very important to us. We now don't have to worry about trying to
remember all for the scrapbook. Your PassPorter is a scrapbook too!
From Don on 6/24/99
I like pretty much everything. It's condensed to a useable
form all of the materials I've been accumulating from many sources, including Web sites. I
wish that there had been something like this when I was organizing my family's trips to
the British Isles and Europe.
From Janine on 6/23/99
The pockets are the greatest !! The spiral binding makes it very easy to handle. It is the
only WDW "book" that we are taking with us :)
From Charissa on 6/23/99
I love the pocket itinerary/information sections in the back of the book. This is
wonderful for keeping track of my touring strategies, priority seating reservations etc.
More...more...more! I love this book!
From April on 6/23/99
I like everything but if I have to limit it to one it would be the ease of reading and
finding what I am looking for. Keep up the good work!
From Sue on 6/23/99
I like the way the PassPorter organizes all the loose papers I have
From Shawn on 6/23/99
I like the PassPorter's size and the pockets Glad you took the time to put the book
From Mark on 6/23/99
I like the PassPorter's planning system and worksheets to transfer to the pockets
From Marjorie on 6/22/99
I think it's awesome! I've almost finished reading it and
will be going through and personalizing it with all my data next. Can't wait to make it
mine! Great job!
From Carla on 6/22/99
I like how organized everything is! I really love it
because I love to plan and everything with me has to be neat and organized.
From reader Beth on
Just got my PassPorter from Amazon.com this weekend. It was
WONDERFUL! :>) I am exactly the type of person who loves to plan things as much as she
likes doing them, and your book runs along the lines of what I do every trip anyway, but
now I have a condensed version. Being organized and Disney World--the two things I love
best! How could I not love this book?
From reader "uncaDonald"
It's our first trip to WDW and I have to tell you that
PassPorter WDW is just about the greatest thing for travel planning I have ever run
across. While the maps of the Parks are great, the maps of the resorts are simply the best
I've seen. The pockets are so useful. It's impossible to lose tickets, etc. (I would have
to lose the entire book, and I don't think that even I can do that easily.) I would only
wish that one could get additional pages if you are staying longer than a week.
I've even written which parks have early entry on each page for that particular date.
Really great work. Thank you and thank you Amazon.com for clueing me onto your really
From reader Lisa on
I received my PassPorter on Thursday, June 10 in pristine
condition. I am absolutely thrilled with it!! In fact, I've been carrying it around with
me since I received it! I love your descriptions and the pockets are awesome! I can't wait
to use it on our September trip. Thank you, also, for your wonderful customer service.
Only at WDW have I received service as great as this! I will recommend your book to anyone
planning a trip to my favorite place on earth!
From reader Alayne on
I received my PassPorter and I love it! I have been looking
for some way to combine my notes with a trip journal, and this fits the bill perfectly,
with all the pockets in the back to keep receipts, etc.
From reader Becky
It is wonderful I have already read it cover to cover at
least twice. It is great. I am beginning to fill out my PassPockets now. I have read a lot
of WDW guides, and they all have great information, but none of them have actually given
me information oh how to plan. Not only does the PassPorter do this but it had actually
given me "tools" to plan with. I and so glad I could get this book before our
trip in August. I was beginning to feel a little overwhelmed and frustrated, but now I am
much better organized since I have my PassPorter. Thank you so much for making this
invaluable "tool" available.
From reader April on
I have received it and absolutely LOVE it. In fact my
sister-in-law ordered one after seeing mine. Thanks for doing such a great job.
From reader Naomi on 6/11/99
I received the PassPorters yesterday and am on chapter 3 so
far! It' s brilliant - very easy to read. I love the PassPockets at the back especially as
I keep receipts for absolutely everything.
From reader Gennie on 6/11/99
The [PassPorter] arrived last Saturday. I have been busy
reading and planning. I have already found it to be a wonderful planning tool. I am very
glad I found out about the PassPorter! Thanks!
From reader Nancy on
Received my PassPorter today. I love it!! Read it cover to
cover. Although we are experienced (10 trips to WDW and counting) your book is great. The
one thing I think you might include would be some type of calendar. Maybe just one page
showing all the months. Maybe you could put 1999/2000 in this book, then next year put
2000/2001, and so on. I love your descriptions of the resorts....best I've seen. Thanks
for putting this together.
From reader Bill on 6/10/99
The book arrived today and the family and I poured through
it already tonight and started making entries. We are going next in August and the book is
FANTASTIC. I'm a fanatical planner and your book is a perfect place to keep so many useful
facts right at my fingertips.( I'm always misplacing notes). I wish you much success with
the book. It's a great one.
From reader Jan on
I just wanted to let you know that I received my PassPorter
book last Thursday and it is wonderful! Thank you so much for sending it so promptly so
that I could have it for our trip. I look forward to filling it out. I only wish I had had
one for the other 20 trips!
From reader Shawn on 6/6/99
I got my PassPorter yesterday and I love it. If I had the
time I'd read it cover to cover, but I have to settle for snippets here and there. Our
vacation isn't until January 2001, but your book makes me wish we could go sooner. Thanks
for the great book. I'll recommend it to anyone who asks.
From reader Kristen on 6/4/99
Hi! I received my PassPorter today and I love it! I'm
looking forward to using it for our January trip. Thanks again for everything!
From reader Barb on
Just got my PassPorter yesterday and I LOVE IT. Especially
the pockets in the back. It will be so fun to write about our trip there. Our last trip I
kept a journal in a notebook but this will make such a great keepsake. Good luck with your
From reader Jennifer on
This book is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much for taking the
confusion out of planning for our wonderful trip. I have been talking about nothing else
and am driving my family crazy with my book. This book has made such sense of everything
that I have scribbled on whatever I got my hands on, My sons homework, the phone bill and
the last was my husbands pay check. OOPS! Anyways, thank you again for this wonderful
book. It is AWESOME!
From a reader on 5/31/99:
Received my PassPorter and love it. Thank you for sending the PassPorter so quickly.
The info contained within is wonderful. PS.....KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, IT IS A FANTASTIC
RESOURCE ! ! !
From a reader on 5/30/99:
I just received my copy yesterday and it's just what we've all been
waiting for and just what you're looking for. I'm really enjoying my book and can't wait
to put it to use.
From reader Katie on 5/28/99:
I received the PassPorters I ordered and had to read my copy
immediately. Yes, I even got to the page where you shrunk 64 sheets of paper. <VBG>
BTW - I am taking a pencil sharpener with me so I can use everyone of those pages on my
trip. <g> Thank you for putting this book together and for doing it in such a
From reader Carole on
I ordered my Disney PassPorter on Sunday, it arrived today, this has to be the coolest
travel book, it has everything.
From a reader in New Jersey on 5/27/99:
Just wanted to let you know that I just got your new PassPorter Book for WDW and I LOVE
it. I am not a new traveler to WDW, this August will be trip number 21 (I think!) and I
have read all the books. Your PassPorter will be a wonderful way to document one of the
best trips to WDW for me!!!
Your descriptions of the resorts were wonderful and the addition of the maps was great.
All in all, a wonderful book on the best vacation place in the world.
From reader Amy Keen on
"PassPorter Walt Disney World" is the neatest thing! It's labeled as a
"travel guide, planner, organizer, journal and keepsake" and it is definitely
all of the above! It covers all the "regular" items as far as maps, hotel &
restaurant descriptions, etc. but goes further for those of us who really love to plan! It
has a ton of worksheets (budget, travel, lodging, touring, dining, etc.), comparison
charts, journal pages, and even pages for the characters to autograph!!
In the back there are "folder" pages to write all the details of your trip, day
by day and has a place to hold receipts, tickets, etc. You can record "Memories of
Our Lodging", "Memories of Our First (Second, Third, etc.) Day", budget
& expenses for each day, what & where you ate, even what photos were taken &
what roll they're on! I mean, this baby is *complete*!!! <gg>
It's basically a trip keepsake....and what a great marketing strategy...make a book that
we'll want to buy for every trip!! I got it very quickly (granted, it's made in Michigan,
and that's where I am) and I just love it. They even make accessories for it....a fanny
pack that can hold it, and a weatherproof carrying pouch.
What a great keepsake this will be for us! :-)
From reader Jean Fuentes on 5/16/99 in the PassPorterWDW mailing list: