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Cast Members Get a Preview of 'Rivers of Light' at Animal Kingdom

Posted by: PassPorter News   12/06/2016 (1 days ago)

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Last week Cast Members got a sneak peek at the "Rivers of Light" show at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The much-anticipated night-time show was expected to open last April. While no official opening date has been announced, hopefully this is a sign that the premier is in sight!

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New Star Wars Offerings Coming to Hollywood Studios

Posted by: PassPorter News   12/06/2016 (1 days ago)

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With the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story later this month, Disney's Hollywood will be getting even MORE Star Wars offerings! AWR Troopers from Rogue One will be joining the "Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away" show, Star Wars Launch Bay will be getting new Rogue One displays, "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular" will return on December 16 (and will be shown after the "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM" fireworks show). In addition in 2017, the "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party" will return, and a new Star Wars Guided Tour is being introduced. This seven-hour tour will include Star Tours, a chance for young Padawans (ages 4-12) to participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple show, a guided tour of the Star Wars Launch Bay, a Star Wars-themed quick service meal, the "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party", and fireworks viewing.

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New PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   12/05/2016 (2 days ago)

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A new PhotoPass Studio is now open in the Marketplace at Disney Springs. Guests can choose between a standard background or virtual digital background for their photos. No reservations are needed and photos are included as part of the Memory Maker photo package. Guests without Memory Maker can purchase photos through their PhotoPass account.

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New Podcast: Disney Dining 101: Quick Service Restaurants

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   11/30/2016 (7 days ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara are continuing their "Dining 101" series with Walt Disney World Quick Service Dining locations! What are they, which ones are their favorites, and why Sara is still mourning the loss of the cheese sauce at the toppings bars. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more! 

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New Monorail 'Highway in the Sky Dine Around' Meal Announced

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/29/2016

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On select Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights beginning December 2, 2016, guests can experience a progressive "Highway in the Sky Dine Around" dinner at the monorail resorts - drinks and appetizers at Disney's Polynesian Resort, dinner and a cheese course at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, and ending at Disney's Contemporary Resort for dessert and fireworks viewing. The cost is $150 per person, including gratuity. The event is currently available through March 2017 and can be booked online. (Please note - on event nights the fourth floor patio at the Contemporary will be closed to accommodate this event.)

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2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Dates Announced

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/29/2016

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The 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be held from March 1 - May 29, 2017.

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Planet Hollywood Observatory To Open in Late December

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/29/2016

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The Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs is planning to open in late December, in time for Christmas. No official date has been announced. The restaurant plans to be in "soft opening" for a few weeks prior to accepting reservations.

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2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced

Posted by: PassPorter News   11/28/2016

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The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will return in 2017 for a record-breaking 75 days! The 2017 Festival will be held August 31 - November 13, 2017. (Yes - August.)


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New Podcast: PassPorter Author Dave Marx with Updates on the Disney Wonder

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   11/23/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line Author Dave Marx. Dave has just returned from a cruise on the re-imagined Disney Wonder and has all the details on the ship's new look! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, news from the Destination D event this past weekend, and more! 

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New Blog Entry: Disney Wonder Reimagined: Live Report on Changes
Authored by: Dave Marx on 11/23/2016

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Though not exactly a vacation, the Disney Wonder returned from its dry dock in Cadiz, Spain refreshed and rejuvenated. In a real sense, the 17-year-old Wonder is playing catchup to its older sibling, the Disney Magic, and her younger-but-bigger sisters, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, in the cruise line's ongoing efforts to ensure guests a consistent cruising experience, whichever ship they choose for their vacation. The Disney Wonder reimagined is a sight to behold! Disney Wonder Reimagined The renovation of the Disney Wonder is the culmination of a process begun in 2011, when the Disney Dream entered service. Since then, names, features, and designs first seen on the Dream hav... Keep reading ...

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