Award-winning travel guidebooks

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |  

Subscribe to our FREE weekly newsletter filled with Disney news, feature articles, contests, tips ... and discount codes!
       Discuss Travel Plans
       Read Articles
       Enter a Contest
       View Photo Archive
       Read Trip Reports
       Register PassPorter
       Update PassPorter
       Ask a Question
Sponsored Links:


Listen to our latest PassPorter Moms: Disney & Beyond Podcast, recorded on 02/03/2016! This week's topic is: Jennifer's Trip to Disneyland. Listen while you surf!

Read our latest newsletter with a letter from the authors ("2016 Pre-Orders Shipped"), feature articles on 10 Things I Want to Do on Our Next Disney Vacation - A Follow Up! and A Kids Top 10 Reasons to Go On a Disney Cruise, a new treasure hunting game, a new PassPorter PhotoPick, reader tips, and more. Get our FREE newsletter every week by subscribing today -- you'll be joining nearly 50,000 fellow vacationers! (BONUS: All subscribers get a 20% discount code for guidebooks)

       ABOUT US

The PassPorter Team
Press/Media Inquiries
Contact PassPorter
Bookseller Support

Family Friendly Site

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!

Scroll down for the Latest Disney and Travel News, Articles, Podcasts, Photos, and More Right Here at

The Buzz: Free Shipping Until Monday, February 8!
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 02/05/2016 (2 days ago)

Photo illustrating PassPorter Deluxe
Image of PassPorter Deluxe submitted by Jennifer Marx from the PassPorter Photo Archive
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 ...

Comments (1) Read the full post -->

New Podcast: Jennifer's Trip to Disneyland
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 02/03/2016 (4 days ago)

Photo illustrating Jennifer
Image of Jennifer submitted by Jennifer Marx from the PassPorter Photo Archive

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. 

More ...

Listen to the podcast -->

Credit Card Data Breach at Landry's, Inc Restaurants
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/02/2016 (5 days ago)

Photo illustrating Yak and Yeti Restaurant
Image of Yak and Yeti Restaurant contributed by Crimeguy from the PassPorter Photo Archive
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.

View this news bulletin or the full list of book updates -->

New Outdoor Kitchens Coming to Flower and Garden Festival
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/02/2016 (5 days ago)

Photo illustrating Hanami Outdoor Kitchen 02
Image of Hanami Outdoor Kitchen 02 contributed by Cam22 from the PassPorter Photo Archive
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.

View this news bulletin or the full list of book updates -->

Disney Plans to Add New Venue to Wide World of Sports Complex
Posted by: PassPorter News on 02/01/2016 (6 days ago)

Photo illustrating Wide World of Sports Spring Training
Image of Wide World of Sports Spring Training contributed by jmiruzzi from the PassPorter Photo Archive
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.

View this news bulletin or the full list of book updates -->

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

Photo illustrating Caribbean Sunrise
Image of Caribbean Sunrise contributed by KellyinAZ from the PassPorter Photo Archive
On January 22, 2016 Disney Cruise Line posted the following travel alert:


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 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.


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

View this news bulletin or the full list of book updates -->

New Podcast: Practical Parenting Tips on Traveling with Kids with Author Katie Hurley
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 01/27/2016

Photo illustrating Practical Parenting Tips on Traveling with Kids
Image of Practical Parenting Tips on Traveling with Kids submitted by Jennifer Marx from the PassPorter Photo Archive

This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Katie F. Hurley, Author of "The Happy Kids Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World," with her tips on traveling with kids. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more! 


More ...

Listen to the podcast -->

Nine Dragons Gets New Menu to Celebrate 'Year of the Monkey'
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/26/2016

Photo illustrating Epcot - Nine Dragons
Image of Epcot - Nine Dragons contributed by chezp from the PassPorter Photo Archive
Beginning February 8, 2016 through January 27, 2017, Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China Pavilion at Epcot will be offering a special prix fixe lunch menu and new additions to the menu. The lunch special is three courses for $17.98. Guests start with spring rolls or pot stickers. There is a choice of three entrees: Happily Family, with sliced chicken breast, beef and shrimp stir fry; Moo Goo Gai Pan with stir-fried chicken breast, mushrooms and snow peas; and General Tsos Chicken Buns Lunch Box with three steamed buns and hot-and-sour soup. Dessert is strawberry-red bean ice cream or ginger-caramel ice cream. New additions to the menu for Year of the Monkey are three steamed buns: braised pork belly served with chili aioli; sweet-and-sour, batter-fried fish buns topped with pork floss; and General Tsos Chicken buns with batter-fried chicken breast.

View this news bulletin or the full list of book updates -->

TradNation Performing for Limited Time in Canada Pavilion
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/26/2016

Photo illustrating World Showcase - Canada
Image of World Showcase - Canada contributed by WDW_Fan from the PassPorter Photo Archive
TradNation is a five piece ensemble from Quebec, featuring a guitarist, two violinists, a flutist, and a step dancer. They perform traditional "Quebecois" music. Shows are Wednesday through Sunday, through mid-April 2016.

View this news bulletin or the full list of book updates -->

'Zootopia' Exhibit opens January 29 in Conservation Station
Posted by: PassPorter News on 01/25/2016

Photo illustrating Planet Watch
Image of Planet Watch contributed by WorldRunner from the PassPorter Photo Archive
Starting January 29, 2016, get a sneak peek at the upcoming Disney film, "Zootopia," inside Conservation Station at Rafiki's Planet Watch in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Guests will get a chance to see clips of the film (opening March 4) and learn about the behind-the-scenes research for the film that took place at Animal Kingdom!

View this news bulletin or the full list of book updates -->

View Next 10 Features -->

What's New with PassPorter?

New Podcast! Listen to our weekly podcast, hosted by the "PassPorter Moms" Jennifer Marx and Sara Varney. You'll get news, tips, answers to questions, and a special guest each week. Listen Now!

New Books: PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2016 is now available in the store (order it today and get the full online edition immediately). PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line guidebook and PassPorter's Open Mouse are also in stock!

Check out our popular PassPorter's Club with "all-you-can-download" access to our TWELVE e-books, 50 e-worksheets, best discount, tools, super-size photos, and more. Get the details!

We now have a dozen PassPorter e-books, including PassPorter's Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers, a 260-page e-book offering a "brit" different view of Walt Disney World for our UK friends by author/columnist Cheryl Pendry! Also available is PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide, PassPorter's Disney Weddings & Honeymoons, PassPorter's Answer Book, PassPorter's Festivals and Celebrations (recently updated!), PassPorter's Disney Character Yearbook, PassPorter's Free-Book for Walt Disney World, PassPorter's Disney Speed Planner, PassPorter's Sidekick to the Walt Disney World Guidebook, PassPorter's Disney 500: Fast Tips for Walt Disney World Trips and PassPorter's Disney Cruise Clues: First-Class Tips for Disney Cruise Trips all packed with tips and tricks from fellow vacationers. All PassPorter e-books are available for immediate download after purchase!

Update your PassPorter -- and have the most up-to-date travel guidebook in existence -- with our FREE updates pages. Browse our page-by-page updates online or download them to put in your PassPorter guide. We have our 2015 Walt Disney World updates and Disney Cruise Line updates online!

Expert Advice
PassPorter Travel Article Collection
Planning Vacation Tips (Disney Guide)
By Air or By Car? (Disney Guide)
Choosing Your Disney Lodging (Disney Guide)
Vacation Homes: The Luxury of Space
Touring Walt Disney World (Disney Guide)
Making Magic on Vacation (Disney Guide)
Share the Fun With Fellow Vacationers

Search the Web Search PassPorter

       GUIDES & GEAR
Award Winning!

Walt Disney World
PassPorter 2011
Info | Buy | Updates

Disney Weddings
Weddings Guide
Info | Buy | Updates

PassHolder Pouch
PassHolder Pouch
Reviews | Buy | Photos

Disney Vacation Club
Disneyland Guide
Info | Buy | Updates

Disney Cruise Guide
Disney Cruise Guide
Info | Buy | Updates

Special Challenges
Open Mouse Guide
Info | Buy | Updates

Disneyland & S. Cal
Disneyland Guide
Info | Buy | Updates

Q: What do our readers like best about PassPorter?

"I like all the information provided & I like the nice binder for my Disney Planning. "
-- comment submitted by Lori Moberly (2016-01-05 11:01:41)

"Ease of use, lots of info! "
-- comment submitted by traci fulmer (2015-10-27 18:10:56)

"ALL the info I could ever need "
-- comment submitted by Margaret Baugh (2015-08-21 14:08:38)

"everything - great information and beautiful layout. "
-- comment submitted by Liz Freeman (2015-07-18 13:07:45)

"that its a keepsake from our trip. We kept the logs as we vacationed and love looking at it today! "
-- comment submitted by Kim Eppley (2015-07-02 16:07:24)

Read all of PassPorter's real-time reviews!

PassPorter ~ 1998-2016 ~ 18 Years of Making Dreams Come True!
Publishers of bestselling travel guidebooks and proud recipients of 13 national book awards
About PassPorter
About Us
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Images & Artwork
News & Updates
Message Boards
Concierge Desk
Books & E-Books
Customs Office
Register Books
Book Updates
Help & Info
Finding Answers to Questions
Help Desk
Using Your PassPorter Forum
Store Customer Service
E-Mail Us
Follow Us Front Page (Updated Daily!)
PassPorter Newsletter (weekly and free)
Latest Posts
YouTube Channel
Questions? Check our Site Map and visit our Help Desk to learn how to contact us online, by e-mail, and by phone.
Please feel free to link to this page so that other vacationers can find it.