Travel Guide Updates for PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line

(second edition, released September 7, 2007 - More Book Information)

Reminder: These updates do not include every new thing at Walt Disney World and on the Disney Cruise Line as that would require an entirely new book to explain. Instead, this chart only lists the pages in PassPorter's Open Mouse that would be out-of-date or incorrect without this information.

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Page Number PassPorter's Open Mouse Update Description
108As of 9/07, US Airways is a participating airline with the Resort Airline Check-in Service. The participating airlines are now AirTran, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue. Northwest, United, and US Airways.
Deb Koma - 2008-04-08 23:24:08 [update]
117The toll-free Walt Disney Travel Company phone number listed in the Walt Disney World guidebook stopped working in late 2007. In fact, all known toll-free numbers for Disney Travel have been deactivated. Instead use 407-WDW-MAGIC, 407-828-8101, or 407-939-7806 to reach the Walt Disney Travel Company.
Jennifer Marx - 2008-01-18 15:42:13 [update]
144Rix Lounge, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, is open for business. A 300-seat lounge that will feature music, appetizers, and specialty drinks, Rix is the first lounge of it's kind to be located outside of Downtown Disney / Pleasure Island. Rix was created to give the conventioneers that Coronado Springs attracts a nightlife option within the resort.
- 2008-01-01 13:09:15 [update]
148Fort Wilderness now has a new category of campsite: the Premium Site. This new type of campsite is billed as "big-rig friendly," and features all of the amenities of a Preferred Campsite, plus larger concrete pads, upgraded picnic tables and grills, as well as prime locations. The sites range from $66 to $111 per night, depending on the season, and include water, sewer and electrical hook-ups, cable TV and high-speed internet access (at an additional fee).
Deb Koma - 2008-04-04 00:59:02 [update]
186Disney Vacation Club members staying at DVC resorts on points will get free Internet access in 2008. Members will also have access to Member Services on Saturday and Sundays, World Passport Collection will allow exchanges of less than seven days with fewer points, and members can purchase Magic Your Way passes via Member Services. Note: Exact start date of the free Internet access has not been announced, but some members have been told spring 2008.
Jennifer Marx - 2008-01-01 13:02:51 [update]
211Sunday, April 6, 2008, prices for ECV (Electric Convenience Vehicle) and stroller rentals increased for the first time in three years. The new prices are: ECV Rental: $45 per day, with a $20 refundable deposit ($100 at Downtown Disney) Single Stroller Rental: $15 per day, with no deposit; Length-of-Stay Single Stroller Rental: $13 per day Double Stroller Rental: $31 per day, with no deposit; Length-of-Stay Double Stroller Rental: $27 per day
Deb Koma - 2008-04-08 09:25:10 [update]
213Effective Monday, March 10, 2008, strollers and wheelchairs are available at Downtown Disney at Disney's Wonderful World of Memories in the Marketplace and at DisneyQuest Emporium on the West Side. The cost remains $10 per unit. There is a $100 deposit charged to your credit card per unit rented. ECV rentals will remain at Marketplace Guest Relations. The $35 cost remains the same, with a $100 deposit charged to your credit card. You must return a rented ECV, stroller or wheelchair to the original rental location to receive the deposit back. Quantities are very limited at any location.
Deb Koma - 2008-04-04 01:19:19 [update]
261[Reader Report] In Living with the Land (Epcot) by the thunderstorm/water scene, people might have a fear of the alligator near the boat on the side of it. Also the scents in the greenhouse could trigger someone's allegeries or asthma from the chemicals or plants.
Matthew - 2007-11-26 15:51:30 [update]
269Disney-MGM Studios has been renamed Disney's Hollywood Studios, effective January 1, 2008.
Jennifer Marx - 2008-01-01 13:23:02 [update]
269Plans to open a new attraction based on the ultra-popular TV show American Idol by "late 2008" were revealed on February 7, 2008. The show, held six to eight times daily, will allow superstar wannabes to audition for a Disney producer, and if they make the cut they'll get vocal coaching, hair styling and makeup before performing in front of a live theme park audience. The winners of each day's shows will compete at the end of the day for a "guaranteed reservation" for a spot in the regional stadium auditions for the real TV show. While the press release was silent on the location of the show, illustrations reveal it'll be in the ABC Theatre, the long-unused space next to the park's hub, formerly home to Doug Live. For more information, check out the official press release at
- 2008-02-12 18:28:42 [update]
274Block Party Bash, a parade featuring Disney-Pixar characters, replaced the Disney's Stars and Motor Cars Parade on March 14, 2008. The new parade, imported from Disney's California Adventure, includes appearances by Woody and Buzz Lightyear from "Toy Story," Mike and Sully from "Monsters, Inc." and Flik and Atta from "A Bug's Life." In addition, there are chances for guests to interact with characters along the parade route.
Deb Koma - 2008-04-04 00:36:55 [update]
281The Journey into Narnia walk-through attraction in Disney's Hollywood Studios has closed and is being re-themed. The new attraction will be based on the upcoming film, "Prince Caspian," and is scheduled to open Summer 2008.
Deb Koma - 2008-04-04 00:40:44 [update]
287Straws are now available for drinks at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The new straws are actually made of wax-lined paper which will break down in an animal's digestive tract if swallowed. Previously straws were not available at the park because of the danger posed to the animals if they swallowed a plastic straw.
- 2008-04-08 09:30:15 [update]
324Downtown Disney's Rock 'n' Roll Beach Club closed February 3, 2008. No future plans for the location have been announced yet.
Deb Koma - 2008-04-04 00:47:49 [update]
350The Fountainview in Epcot no longer sells baked goods -- now features Edy's ice cream, including at least one no sugar added selection.
Deb Koma - 2008-04-04 00:52:03 [update]
373The AAA five-diamond Victoria & Albert's restaurant at the Grand Floridian Resort no longer allows diners under the age of 10. While this is a new policy, Victoria & Albert's has never had a kids menu or other accommodations for children. At this time, this is the only restaurant on Disney property with an age restriction.
Jennifer Marx - 2008-01-05 11:17:40 [update]
379As of January 1, 2008, the Yacht Club Galley at the Yacht Club Resort has a new name: Captain's Grille.
- 2008-01-01 19:47:42 [update]