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New Podcast: Princess Race Weekend Prep
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 02/10/2016 (3 days ago)

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Jennifer and Sara (and their families) are packing their bags and heading to Walt Disney World next week for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Learn what they are doing to get ready, what they are packing, and where you can meet them! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more. 

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Skipper Canteen Accepting Same Day Reservations February 12 - 27
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/09/2016 (5 days ago)



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The Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom will begin accepting same-day dining reservations on February 12, 2016. Reservations can be made on the Disney Dining web site or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. As of now, this is for a limited time and is scheduled to end on February 27, 2016.

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Garden Rocks Concert Series Line-Up Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/08/2016 (6 days ago)



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The Garden Rocks Concert Series is held Friday - Sunday evenings during the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. This year's line-up and an example of one of their most popular songs (subject to change):
March 4-6 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO (“Evil Woman”)
March 11-13 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas ("We Built This City")
March 18-20 – Little River Band ("Reminiscing," "Cool Change")
March 25-27 – Village People ("Y.M.C.A.," "Macho Man")
April 1-3 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone ("I’m Henry the VIII, I Am")
April 8-10 – The Guess Who ("American Woman")
April 15-17 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice ("Spinning Wheel")
April 22-24 – Brian Howe, former lead singer of Bad Company ("Can’t Get Enough")
April 29-May 1 – Georgia Satellites ("Keep Your Hands to Yourself")
May 6-8 – Gin Blossoms ("Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You")
May 13-15 – Darlene Love ("Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home," "Christmas [Baby Please Come Home]")
May 20-22 – Night Ranger ("Sister Christian")
May 27-30 - The Spinners ("Working My Way Back to You," "Then Came You")

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Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Disney's Beach Club
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/08/2016 (6 days ago)



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Afternoon Tea will be served on select dates in the Crescent Solarium at Disney's Beach Club. Current dates include currently February 11-14, February 18-21, March 24-29, May 5-8, June 16-19, and September 1-5, 2016. Guests can choose from four tea services including one children's service. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

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The Buzz: Free Shipping Until Monday, February 8!
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 02/05/2016

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Get free shipping on all new orders of PassPorter guidebooks placed through the PassPorter Store from Thursday, February 4 at 11:30 pm ET to Monday, February 8 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. This offer is only available for orders placed online through our online store. Orders qualifying for free shipping will ship via USPS MediaMail. Please note that we cannot retroactively apply this discount to orders placed before Thursday, February 4 at 10:00 pm ET. Please note that this offer does not apply to ...

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New Podcast: Jennifer's Trip to Disneyland
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 02/03/2016

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Learn all about Jennifer's recent trip to the Disneyland Resort - Disneyland, California Adventure,  Universal Studios Hollywood, and more! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, the latest Disney and travel news, and more information about the upcoming Princess Half Marathon Weekend. 

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Credit Card Data Breach at Landry's, Inc Restaurants
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/02/2016



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Guests who dined at Yak & Yeti at Disney's Animal Kingdom and paid with a credit card from May 8 - December 3, 2015, should pay close attention to their statements. Landry's, Inc. which operates Yak & Yeti has had a data breach affecting credit card payments during this time frame. (Guests who paid with MagicBands were not affected.) The breach also affected the Landry's Seafood Restaurant in Orlando, and Bubba Gump Shrimp at Universal Orlando's CityWalk. It did not affect the Rainforest Cafe locations.

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New Outdoor Kitchens Coming to Flower and Garden Festival
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/02/2016



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The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be held from March 2-May. 30, 2016. The popular "outdoor kitchens" (aka food kiosks similar to those at the Food & Wine Festival) will make an appearance again this year. The 11 Outdoor Kitchens include Urban Farm Eats, Pineapple Promenade, Fleur de Lys, Florida Fresh, Taste of Marrakesh, Hanami, THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews, Primavera Kitchen, Lotus House, Bauernmarkt, and Jardin de Fiestas. Two new kitchens are also being added - La Isla Fresca and Cider House. La Isla Fresca will be serving up Caribbean fare such as Jamaican braised beef with pigeon peas and rice; spicy jerk chicken or grouper with mango salsa and a Tres Leches cake with guava puree. The Cider House offers fare from the United Kingdom, including a field greens salad with greens harvested from The Land Pavilion, heirloom apples, Stilton cheese and dried blueberries; and a pear cider-brined shredded corned beef, braised cabbage and pears with Branston (a British food brand) dressing.

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Disney Plans to Add New Venue to Wide World of Sports Complex
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/01/2016



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According to the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney World has filed plans with the South Florida Water Management District to build a new venue at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with a 180,000 square foot footprint. The project will be on 10 acres on property that currently includes wetlands. Disney has filed for permission to develop on more wetland areas.

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Zika Virus Alert for Caribbean Cruisers
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/28/2016



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On January 22, 2016 Disney Cruise Line posted the following travel alert:

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As you may be aware, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued a travel alert for travelers to specific countries in the Caribbean and Latin America due to the Zika virus, a mosquito related illness. The precautions recommended by the CDC are similar to those to prevent other mosquito borne illnesses like dengue fever, chikungunya, and West Nile virus and include wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants and using insect repellents containing DEET to avoid mosquito bites. While the most common symptoms are usually mild and include fever, rash, joint pain and pink eye, pregnant women should pay special attention to the travel alert and take necessary precaution to avoid mosquito bites. Additional information can be found under the Travelers Health section of the CDC website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices. As a result of this travel alert, clients who are pregnant may wish to modify their cruise reservation. An email will be sent to Travel Agents or Guests who have bookings that are affected by this travel alert.

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As of January 28, 2016 the CDC list of affected destinations in the Caribbean Basin included the following early 2016 DCL destinations: Barbados, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Situations like this are always subject to change, so be sure to visit the CDC web site for the latest information http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

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