“Disneyland is like Alice stepping through the Looking Glass; to step through the portals of Disneyland will be like entering another world.”
These words, spoken by Walt Disney himself, are as true today as when they were uttered. The Disneyland Resort is a world unto itself, full of magical wonder and imaginative details. Yet the very fact that it is so expansive and surrounded by so many other wonders can make a visit to Disneyland and Southern California seem more like falling down the rabbit hole 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 fifty-plus trips to Disneyland, 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 trip to Walt Disney World 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!
After much work, you hold PassPorter in your hands. The first PassPorter (created for Walt Disney World) debuted in 1999, creating a sensation in the Disney fan community, winning thirteen national awards, and helping tens of thousands of vacationers plan great vacations. This edition is our second for the Disneyland Resort and Southern California!
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!
P.S. This LIVE! edition remains up-to-date—as we learn about it (or you tell us), we update it. If you have a print edition, however, you'll want to consult our page of free book updates at http://www.passporter.com/customs/bookupdates.htm.