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Plan a Disney Vacation to Remember With PassPorter Planning Guides

PassPorter guides are unique travel books and Disney guides that offer expert advice, comprehensive information, vacationer tips, and original photos. PassPorter's Disney travel guides have 13 book awards, national bestseller status, and (most importantly) the respect and love of countless vacationers to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland.

Many of our travel guides include innovative planning systems with built-in worksheets and organizer "PassPockets." The PassPockets help you organize your vacation by building trip itineraries on the front before you go, storing maps, passes, and receipts inside while you're there, recording memories and expenses on the back to enjoy when you return. Learn more about our travel guides!

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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Vacation Mistakes
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 01/28/2015 (4 days ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara share their Top 5 Vacation Mistakes - poor choices, forgotten items, and what they would do differently! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more!

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Dole Whip Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/28/2015 (4 days ago)



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Our friends at the DisneyFoodBlog.com report that you can now get a Dole Whip at the Sunshine Tree Terrace at the Magic Kingdom. So if the lines are way too long at Aloha Isle, just walk over to Sunshine Tree Terrace for your Dole Whip fix. Sunshine Tree Terrace as the pineapple frosty treat in cups, cones, or floats.

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New Fun at the Flower and Garden Festival
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/28/2015 (4 days ago)



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This year's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, running March 4 through May 17, 2015, is getting some fun new features. There will be 10 new gardens, including a healing-and-health garden, a pepper garden, a Southwest desert garden, a dinosaur-plant garden, and a Shakespeare garden. There will also be 11 outdoor kitchens, including the new Bonitas Botanico Outdoor Kitchen between France and Morocco. Plus new topiaries from "Frozen" and Chip and Dale! Finally, there are special weekend events, including the Spring into Spring Weekend (March 13-17); Art in the Garden Weekend with outdoor art displays (March 27-29); Earth Day Weekend with nature activities for kids and families (April 17-22), Disney's Animal Kingdom specialists (April 17-19), and Florida Fresh Weekend featuring a bounty of edibles and other plants that thrive in Florida (April 24-26). Spring is coming!

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Night of Joy Returns in 2015
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/28/2015 (4 days ago)



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For the 33rd year, Disney's Night of Joy is returning in 2015 with contemporary Christian music performances in the Magic Kingdom for two nights on September 11 and 12. Artists includes four recent Grammy nominees: MercyMe, For King & Country, Lecrae and Central Florida's Francesca Battistelli. The current line-up is TobyMac, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon, Big Daddy Weave, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, I Am They and Veridia (Friday, September 11), and Skillet, Lecrae, For King & Country, Mandisa, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Capital Kings and Seventh Time Down (Saturday, September 12). Tickets go on sale in the spring -- keep an eye on http://www.nightofjoy.com for all the info!

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Disneyland's 60th Diamond Celebration Revealed
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/28/2015 (4 days ago)



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Disneyland Resort is turning 60 this year and just revealed its big Diamond Celebration plans! The resort’s 60th anniversary begins Friday, May 22, 2015 and will feature special sparkling decor for the entire resort, but especially the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure park, which will both glisten and gleam with their own diamond medallion featuring the letter "D." At Disneyland park, the new “Paint the Night” parade will bring an innovative, state-of-the-art nighttime parade with more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights. Also at Disneyland park, the new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will feature the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects. The new show will feature two original songs, the theme “Live the Magic” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman. Disney California Adventure park will present a special edition of the popular "World of Color" show in which Mickey Mouse will take guests on a fun-filled and inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney. Word has that there will be new food and merchandise offerings especially for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, too!

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A Frozen Summer on Disney Cruise Line
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/22/2015



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When the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise northern waters in the summer of 2015, the ships will give themselves over to a day (and evening) of Frozen fun, based on the hit Disney film of the same name. Daytime activities include a scavenger hunt, Maypole dance, "Do You Want to Build a Snowman," and, naturally, character meet and greets. Come evening, cruisers will enjoy a Frozen-themed dinner menu, and the "Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa, and Friends" deck party. The Disney Magic will take things a step farther, with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf joining the cast of the classic Disney Dreams stage show for a three-song production number. If that' not cool enough, Disney "snow" will fall upon theater guests. Lest cruisers on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy feel left out, starting this summer, character meet and greets on all four ships will feature favorites from Frozen, and Olaf's Summertime Freeze bar will be serving non-alcoholic specialty drinks on Castaway Cay.

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New Podcast: Disney Cruise Line with Disney Parks Moms Panelist Doug Ingersoll
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 01/21/2015

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Disney Parks Moms Panelist Doug Ingersoll joins Jennifer and Sara to discuss his recent Disney Cruise. Plus an update from AllEars.Net,  a PassPorter News update, listener celebrations, and more!

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Disney Files Permit to Build New 'Frozen' Meet and Greet at Epcot
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/19/2015



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According to the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney World has filed for a permit from the South Florida Water Management District to build a 13,000 sq ft building between Mexico and Norway to host a meet and greet area and new restroom.

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2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/19/2015



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The 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held September 26 - November 15, 2015.

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Garden Rocks Concert Series Debuts This Year at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/19/2015



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The 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be held March 4 - May 17, 2015. A new concert series will debut this year - the Garden Rocks Concert Series. Performances are at the America Gardens Theatre on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 5:30pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm. The current line-up (subject to change):

March 6-8: Gin Blossoms
March 13-15: Pablo Cruise
March 20-22: En Vogue
March 27-29: Starship
April 3-5: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
April 10-12: The Village People
April 17-19:Jon Secada
April 24-26: The Guess Who
May 1-3: Taylor Dayne
May 8-10: Little River Band
May 15-17: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone

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