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New Podcast: Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   01/17/2018 (1 days ago)

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One word - beignets. Ok so the beignets are not the only reason to stay at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter, but they are a big one! This week Jennifer and Sara are sharing all the things they love about this moderate resort. Plus a HUGE announcement about the podcast, Disney news (and some rumors), listener celebrations, and more! 

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Magic Kingdom Extended Park Hours in February

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/15/2018 (4 days ago)

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Magic Kingdom’s closing time has been extended by one or two hours most nights during February. On Feb. 16-18, Magic Kingdom was originally scheduled to close at 8 pm each evening, but the regular park hours now have it closing at midnight each of those nights.


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New FastPass Option for Club-Level Guests

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/15/2018 (4 days ago)

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A new pilot program, which began on January 12, gives Disney Resort Club-level guests the opportunity to purchase three extra FastPasses for $50 per person. These extra FastPasses can be used once per day and once per ride. These new FastPasses can be reserved 90 days in advance rather than the usual 60 days in advance. This new FastPass option is only available to those Club-level guests who purchased a park ticket of three days or longer, or who have an annual pass.


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Posted by: PassPorter News   01/15/2018 (4 days ago)
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Epcot International Festival of Arts Now In Swing

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/15/2018 (4 days ago)

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Epcot once again plays host to the Festival of Arts, which started on January 12 and runs through February 19, 2018. This year the festival is open seven days a week! The festival includes the Disney on Broadway Concert Series with these upcoming performances:
January 19-22: Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey with songs from Tarzan, Aladdin, Newsies, and Frozen
January 26-29: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White with songs from Tarzan, The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin, and the Little Mermaid
February 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White with songs from Tarzan, The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin, and the Little Mermaid
February 9-12: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland with songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies and Frozen
February 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland with songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies and Frozen
Note that Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages are available at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten, Coral Reef, The Garden Grill, and Rose & Crown (prices range from $43 to $70 for adults and $22-42 for kids).


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New Podcast: Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort and Villas

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   01/11/2018

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This week on Disney Every Week, Jennifer and Sara are pulling up a rocking chair in front of the fireplace at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. What do we love about this resort? (So many things.) Plus get an update on new dining options at Disney Springs, listener celebrations, and more! 

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runDisney Announces First-Ever Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/08/2018

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Runners everywhere can participate in the 2018 Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and get a special Star Wars-themed medal. Register between January 3-February 28, 2018 for the virtual race at runDisney.com. Complete your miles on your own by March 31, 2018 to earn your medal!


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Star Wars Experience Now Open at Disney World and Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/08/2018

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The new "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire" experience is now open at both Disney Springs in Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort. This is an immersive experience into the Star Wars universe where teams of four people each go undercover as stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence for the rebellion's survival. Guests can walk freely through the multi-sensory experience. Tickets are $29.95 and available at https://www.thevoid.com


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New Restaurants Open at Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   01/08/2018

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Mario & Enzo's Ristorante, the newest restaurant at Disney Springs, opened January 5, 2018. This Italian restaurant is serving dinner now, and will open for lunch and brunch later in January. Mario and Enzo's theme is that of an old airline terminal from the 1930s, which is appropriate considering that it is build on or near the former Adventurers Club location. In addition to this new restaurant, Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar is also open and serving Prohibition-era cocktails and casual Italian dishes, Including a Sunday Supper each week. A new "fast-casual" eatery, Pizza Ponte, is also open and serving pizza, Italian sandwiches, pastries, and espresso.

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New Podcast: Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   01/06/2018

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Happy New Year! To kick off 2018, Jennifer and Sara are kicking off a new series of in-depth looks at some of Walt Disney World's resorts. Up first by listener request - Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground! One of Jennifer's personal favorites, this resort is so much more than just a place to stay. Plus - Disney news from around 'the World'! 

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