Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about PassPorter 2000

We get asked plenty of questions about PassPorter Walt Disney World, so we thought it would help to compile some of the answers here. We'll be adding to this as we go, too! If you have a question we haven't answered here, we encourage you to e-mail us at

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Next: Read What's New in PassPorter 2000 for a list of all the new goodies you'll find in PassPorter!

Updated 11/21/03

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PassPorter Travel Press, an imprint of MediaMarx, Inc.

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  Q: When was PassPorter 2000 released?

A: PassPorter Walt Disney World 2000 became available beginning June 20, 2000

Q: Can I get a discount on PassPorter 2000?

A: All books ordered through us carry a 20% discount off the $19.95 list price. A 20% discount is also available from,, and

If you purchased a copy of the first edition of PassPorter, you can get a 30% discount for orders directly through us. To receive your 30% coupon, simply register your copy of PassPorter with us. If you already registered, locate your coupon at the bottom of the e-mail you received after registering then proceed to the Coupon Information page for directions. If you can't locate your e-mail, send us e-mail and we'll send you another copy. 

If you don't have a copy of the first edition of PassPorter, all is not lost! For a limited time you can order a first edition at a 50% discount, thereby allowing you to register for a 30% discount on a 2000 (or future) edition. This is a good way to try out the PassPorter concept!

Q: Is PassPorter 2000 just a rehash of the first edition?

A: Nope! We've made hundreds of changes, improvements, and additions. Read about what's new and what's changed since the first edition to learn more.

Q: Do you have more PassPockets (organizer pockets) in the new edition?

A: Yes, three more, in fact! That means PassPorter 2000 accommodates vacations up to eleven days now.

Q: Can I add and remove pages and pockets in the new PassPorter?

A: The standard edition of PassPorter Walt Disney World 2000 uses a regular spiral binding that does not open or close. So you can remove pages by tearing them out, but you cannot replace them. We haven't ignored your request for a way to add and remove things, however! We now offer a deluxe version of PassPorter Walt Disney World 2000 that comes in a stylish tan organizer with an open-and-close ring binder. In addition to the PassPockets, the organizer itself also sports pockets to hold guidemaps, passes, cards, and a pen. And you can buy more PassPockets for the deluxe edition, too! 

Q: What is PassPorter in a nutshell?

A: Actually, PassPorter doesn't come in a nutshell. (Just teasing!) In brief, PassPorter combines the expert advice of a good travel guide with the organizational aspects of a planner, personal organizer, and trip journal--all bound together with a spiral binding. See What in the World is a PassPorter? for more information.

Q: Why should I be organized?

A: We enjoy the thrill of venturing into the unknown just as much as the next person. Even so, when vacation time is so precious and vacation costs are so high, why risk wasting hours or even entire days of your vacation because you were unprepared? The stress of constant on-the-fly decision making, the disappointment of lost opportunities and the waste of limited vacation dollars hardly adds up to a pleasant, rejuvenating vacation. A little up-front investment in planning and organization helps ensure a wonderful journey and a lifetime of happy memories.

Q: Why should I pay more for PassPorter than I would for the typical guide?

A: PassPorter's list price is $19.95 (with a discounted price through us, Amazon,com, and is $15.95). This price is only a few bucks extra than most other Disney travel guides, an even the same price as another popular guide. But those extra dollars get you a lot more than a typical guide!

  • PassPorter is a great value. Together, a regular guide book and a generic personal organizer may offer most of PassPorter's features, but you'd still have to carry two books, and the combined price of those two books would be higher than that of a PassPorter. Only PassPorter offers this kind of all-in-one convenience.
  • The expensive spiral binding allows readers to leave the book open to the appropriate page, and has the capacity to hold all the papers you'll be placing in the PassPockets. Conventional paperback bindings break under the same stress.
  • PassPockets cost far more to manufacture and bind than ordinary pages.
  • The extra cost of these special features is no more than the price of a fast food burger, fries and a medium soft drink. We think PassPorter is far more nourishing and will provide far more pleasure than that burger, too.
  • We all want stress-free, enjoyable vacations. Being organized and staying organized can make the difference between an aggravating, chaotic journey and a relaxing, magical getaway. PassPorter's unique features make planning and organizing fun and easy.

The truth is, the profit margin on a PassPorter is substantially less than that of a conventional paperback travel guide. Perhaps that makes us bad businesspeople, but we believe strongly in our product and in the value we offer.

Q: Is PassPorter updated regularly?

A: Yes! PassPorter is updated in two ways: First, we keep our Web site up-to-date with the information you need to plan your vacation. Besides the articles and reports you find on our Web site, we also offer a special page of Book Updates (download this page and your PassPorter is always up-to-date). With our Web site, your PassPorter need never go out of date, unlike almost every other travel guide.

Second, besides the updates we place on our Web site, we also offer new editions of PassPorter on a yearly basis. Our next edition will be available in January 2001. If you would like to be kept informed of updates, revisions, and new editions, please subscribe to our announcement mailing list.

Q: Are other PassPorters in the works?

A: Based on the overwhelming response to PassPorter Walt Disney World, we are planning to produce a PassPorter New York City within the next year! We're hoping for a summer/fall publication date on PassPorter New York City. 

Q: How can I protect my PassPorter and keep it safe?

A: We carry our PassPorters around in waist packs (a.k.a. "fanny packs"), which keeps our PassPorters handy and protects them from loss and bad weather. The waist pack needs a main compartment of at least 6.5" x 9.25" (2000 edition) or 7" x 9.25" (first edition) to hold your PassPorter comfortably. We also use day packs with good results, and some travel-oriented shoulder bags will work well. If you'd like to see what we offer, take a peek at our store! And if you need down-and-dirty protection, a resealable plastic bag (gallon size) does the trick.

Q: How big/small is PassPorter?

A: We sized PassPorter Walt Disney World very carefully—it is exactly tall enough to fit airline tickets, Disney-issued guidemaps, and brochures in the PassPockets. The dimensions of the first edition of PassPorter are 9" x 6 7/8" and about 1" thick. The dimensions of the second (2000) edition of PassPorter are 9" x 6 3/8" and about 1 1/4" thick. 

Q: My vacation is over eleven days. Can I purchase more PassPockets?

A: Not for the regular version of PassPorter. But you can purchase a deluxe version of PassPorter 2000 which is expandable. 

Q: Do you offer any discounts or coupons?

A: Actually, yes! We usually have at least one discount going on at any one time. We also offer special electronic coupons to Disney-related groups such as mailing lists, newsgroups, message boards, and Web sites -- check with your favorite one to see if such a program is in effect. Or, suggest that we create one for your group! In addition to these discounts, we circulate bonafide paper coupons (remember those?) to our friends, family, colleagues, reviewers, PassPorter partners, readers... ok, pretty much everyone who helps us spread the word about our book! We also offer electronic coupons to everyone who registers a copy of PassPorter. Ask around!

Q: Why do you call it a PassPorter?

A: Frankly, we just thought it would be fun to have a book that we could abbreviate to "P.P." All kidding aside, there are two main reasons we chose PassPorter:

1. Passports intrigue us -- they are synonymous with travel and adventure! By definition, a passport is "something that secures admission, acceptance, or attainment," such as "this book is your passport to Disney fun." Sounds good to us!

2. By adding "er" to the end to create "PassPorter," we give our trusty word a whole new meaning: something that carries passes. Our book does that (and more!)

Q: Who wrote PassPorter?

A: We did! Who are we? Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx -- Walt Disney World vacation veterans and all-around normal people like yourselves. You can read more about us on the Authors page.

Q: How do I order a copy of PassPorter?

A: We've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to get your own copy. Visit our PassPorter Store for all the details, or simply call 1-877-WAYFARER (929-3273) 24 hours a day/seven days a week if you're in a hurry.

Q: Do you offer review copies to the press?

A: Definitely! If you are a member of the press or an Internet leader (Webmaster, mailing list manager, discussion moderator, etc.), we'd be delighted to send you a review copy and a copy of our media kit. Please visit the PassPorter Press Room for more information on requesting your copy.

Q: [Fill in the blank]?

A: You'll have to ask us before we can answer! Just e-mail us at and we'd be happy to answer your question, either about our book or Walt Disney World in general. You may also wish to peek in our mailbox to see if your question has already been answered.

Next: Read
What's New in PassPorter 2000 for a list of all the new goodies you'll find in PassPorter!

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