First, congratulations are in order—you’re going to Walt Disney World! You are about to embark on an experience that will amaze and, hopefully, delight you. This isn’t an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trip—after all, you’re going to spend your vacation in the heart of Mickey Mouse land!
The Walt Disney World Resort is a world unto itself, full of heralded amusements and hidden gems. Yet the very fact that it is so vast can make a visit to Walt Disney World seem more like a race in a maze than a relaxed vacation. And worse yet, pleasant memories of a great vacation may disappear beneath the stress and worries that accompanied it.
Happily, after 100+ trips to Walt Disney World, we’ve learned to dispel our stress with one simple and enjoyable task: planning ahead. In fact, it is no task at all—planning is as much fun as the vacation itself. Planning gave birth to the PassPorter concept. Originally, Jennifer made itineraries on her computer and placed them in a binder. During the trip she kept the binder handy, using it to store passes, brochures, and receipts. After the vacation, these organizers had turned into scrapbooks, full of pixie-dusted memories and goofy smiles. When Jennifer’s writing career took off, she didn’t have the time to create binders for every trip. She wished for a simpler version that she could use each trip without a lot of fuss. It was on a Disney bus that the idea came to her. She could make an easy-to-use, book-based version and offer it as a resource to fellow vacationers! The first edition of PassPorter came out in 1999, creating a sensation in the Disney fan community, winning 13 national awards, and helping millions plan great vacations every year since then.
It's been almost 20 years since the first PassPorter and the world has changed dramatically. Now, after much hard work, PassPorter is completely online and "in the cloud" for everyone to experience everywhere. This twentieth edition shines in our innovative LIVE! Guide system as an always up-to-date guidebook!
It is our greatest hope that PassPorter helps you “discover the magic” through your own eyes, as it did for us. To get you in the spirit, read “Disney Dreaming” on the next page and prepare for your adventure!
Smiles and laughter,
Jennifer, Dave, and Alexander
P.S. We constantly keep this book updated in our LIVE! Guide system—365 days a year! For the latest changes, updates, and news, be sure to consult our page of book updates in the Live! Guide system.