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Travel Guide Updates for PassPorter™ Walt Disney WorldŽ 2000 
(second edition, released June 20, 2000)

These updates were current as of 10/15/2000. Visit again for the most recent list of book updates. You can now download a printable version of the book updates for your PassPorter. Just download the PDF File, print, trim, and go! (Here are PDF file directions.)

Reminder: These updates do not include every new thing at Walt Disney World as that would require an entirely new book to explain! Instead, this chart only lists the pages in PassPorter Walt Disney World 2000 which would be out-of-date or incorrect without this information.

Date Page Description

Inside front flap

The date, June 4, 2001, is incorrectly marked as a holiday in the calendar. The mark should be on July 4, 2001.


The Magic Kingdom Club card is being renamed to Disney Club. The Disney Club offers most of the same benefits, including some news ones such as additional discounts and a members-only Web site. The free club cards available are no longer available from companies and credit unions, but discounted membership is available to those institutions' employees and members for $29.95/year. Existing MKC members can also renew at $29.95/year, while new memberships will be $39.95/year. The existing MKC benefits are valid to the end of the year, after which new discounts should be announced. If you currently have an MKC gold card, you will receive a new Disney Club card and your membership will continue uninterrupted through the term of your current membership.  


Florida's interstate exit numbers are changing in mid-2000. Visit for details.


A new terminal opened at the Orlando International Airport on 9/20, with new gates 100-129 servicing AirTran, JetBlue, Midway, Spirit, Southwest, and Sun Country.


Disney now accepts Discover, JCB, and Diner's Club.


The marina at the BoardWalk Resort is really just a dock for boat transportation and some boat excursions; you cannot rent water mice or other watercraft like you can at most other resort marinas.


Dixie Landings and Port Orleans will merge into one resort by April 2001, ultimately becoming "Port Orleans Resort." The Port Orleans section will be called "French Quarter" and the Dixie Landings section will be called "Riverside." One restaurant (Bonfamille's Cafe) is already closed, as is the Port Orleans marina. Other changes are unclear.

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Disney was testing an Interactive Ordering System at Sassagoula Floatworks at Port Orleans and Pecos Bills in the Magic Kingdom, but these have been taken down for more testing. The terminals accepted credit cards and resort ID cards only, and featured graphical menus from which guests made selections. More details on these as we learn them!


A new Disney Vacation Club Resort, called Beach Club Villas, will open in fall of 2002. The new Villas will be built adjacent to the Beach Club Resort.


You can now get a new FASTPASS two hours after your previous FASTPASS was issued.
6/21/2000 105 Disney now accepts Discover, JCB, and Diner's Club.
7/8/2000 106 Annual Pass renewals now begin the day after your current Annual Pass expires. In the past, they didn't begin until you traded in your renewal voucher for a new Annual Pass at the park.
10/7/2000 115 A new attraction is being built in Adventureland called The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. This is a Dumbo-style ride with user altitude and tilt controls and spitting camels to cool off guests. The new attraction is being built now in the plaza outside the Tiki Room, and the surrounding shops and buildings are being rethemed to become the Agrabah Bazaar from the movie Aladdin. The Bazaar opens December 2000, while the attraction opens early summer 2001.
10/15/2000 118 The Haunted Mansion now has FASTPASS!
6/23/2000 144 Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular now has FASTPASS!
10/7/2000 146 A new show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire -- Play It!" is coming to the Disney-MGM Studios in 2001! Location yet to be determined.
10/7/2000 148 A new area is coming to DinoLand, U.S.A.: Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama! It will feature two attractions (Primeval Whirl and Triceratop Spin) and a number of midway-style games. The midway area and the Triceratop Spin open in 2001, with Primeval Whirl comes in 2002.
7/25/2000 164 You can now purchase a DisneyQuest Annual Passport, which is good for one year from date of purchase and offers unlimited admission to DisneyQuest. Adults (age 10+) are $73.14 and kids (age 3-9) are $62.54 (prices include tax). Magic Kingdom Club discounts are available.
6/23/2000 170 The Indy 200 will not be held at the Walt Disney World Speedway in 2001. See the Orlando Sentinel article for more details.
7/25/2000 190 The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will be held October 23 - November 19, 2000.
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A new "Dine and Dance package" offers admission to Pleasure Island and dinner at Captain Jack's, Planet Hollywood, or Wildhorse Saloon for $29/person, or admission and dinner at Bongo's, Rainforest Cafe, Portobello Yacht Club, or Wolfgang Puck's Cafe for $39/person (tax not included). Includes appetizer, soup or salad, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage.
10/7/2000 202 Seasons restaurant at the Disney Institute is no longer open to guests -- it is being used now for groups and conventions only. The Gathering Place -- a new lounge and eatery in the former waiting area of Seasons -- has been expanded to offer breakfast items, sandwiches, and appetizers. 
8/8/2000 204 Bonfamille's Cafe closed on August 5, 2000.
6/21/2000 208 The Minnie Menehune character breakfast at 'Ohana is served family-style, not buffet.

Disney now offers a Villains character dinner at 1900 Park Fair in the Grand Floridian Resort (it replaces the Beauty and the Beast characters that were there previously). New characters are also at the morning character breakfast, namely Snow White and Dopey.

6/21/2000 217 A new, four-and-a-half-hour tour called Undiscovered Future World is now being offered at Epcot.
7/8/2000 218 Effective June 9, the Wonderland Tea Party increases from $20 to $22.95 per child (including tax).
10/7/2000 225 Effective December 30, 2000, you can only book fireworks pontoon cruises if you're on Disney's Grand Plan (and even then you just get seats, not the whole boat to yourself). This change was made in response to guest dissatisfaction with the availability of the cruises. You can still rent the Breathless (from the Yacht & Beach Marina) and the Grand One Yacht (from the Grand Floridian Marina). Specialty pontoon cruises are still available during the day, just not during the fireworks.
6/23/2000 225 A new cruise from the Yacht & Beach Club's Bayside Marina is being offered for a viewing of the Tapestry of Nations early evening parade for $100-140. Also, those who take an IllumiNations cruise may be able to add-on a Tapestry of Nations later evening parade viewing for $50-$70 more. This may change as of 12/30/2000 (see previous update).
7/25/2000 225 Disney is no longer offering the Walk Around the World bricks. The Walk Around the World path will remain for the foreseeable future, however.
7/25/2000 228 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be held this year on 11/30, 12/1, 12/4, 12/7, 12/8, 12/11, 12/14, and 12/15.Tickets are $31/adults and $21/children, plus tax. Call 407-WDISNEY.