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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: PassPorter Moms Answer Listener Questions
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/16/2014 (6 days ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara are catching up on Listener Questions about Memory Maker, FastPass+ at Be Our Guest, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Wishes Dessert Party, and more! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint and listener celebrations. 

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2015 Packages Can Be Booked Beginning July 30, 2014
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/16/2014 (6 days ago)



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Disney has announced that Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, will begin accepting reservations for 2015 vacation packages on July 30, 2014. (Reservations can be made for up to 499 days in advance, which means that technically guests will not be able to book all of 2015 until August 19, 2014.)

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My Experience with Disney's Disability Access Card: Touring with Special Needs
Authored by: HP on 07/16/2014 (6 days ago)

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Last year Walt Disney World discontinued their Guest Assistance Card (GAC) program for guests with disabilities and replaced it with a new program, the Disability Access Service (DAS) Card.

(You can read Disney’s official DAS FAQ online.)

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Trattoria al Forno to Replace Kouzzina
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014 (7 days ago)



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Kouzzina, the Cat Cora restaurant at Disney's Boardwalk Inn, will close on September 30, 2014 to make way for Trattoria al Forno, opening December 2014. Trattoria al Forno will feature Old World Italian dishes such as house-made pasta Bolognese, whole roasted fish, Neapolitan-style pizza, and more.

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Walt Disney World Railroad Refurbishment Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014 (7 days ago)



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The Walt Disney World Railroad at the Magic Kingdom will be closed for refurbishment September 28 - November 7, 2014. All three stations will be closed for refurbishment as well as the trains.

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Monorail Evacuated After Possible Lightning Strike
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014 (7 days ago)



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On Sunday, July 13, 2014, a possible lightning strike caused a power outage on the Magic Kingdom Monorail line. Guests were safely evacuated by the Reedy Creek Fire Department after approximately a 90-minute wait.

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Halloween On the High Seas
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/15/2014 (7 days ago)



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Disney Cruise Line will be celebrating Halloween on all four Disney Cruise Line ships in September and October. Guests will enjoy Halloween-themed activities such as costume parties, games, special entertainment, and even a Pumpkin Tree in the lobby!

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New Podcast: Sensational Summer Snacks with AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 07/09/2014

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What is hot AND cool this summer at Walt Disney World? AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog joins Jennifer and Sara to talk about food trucks, new snacks, and what to eat to beat the heat during the dogs days of summer. Plus an update from our friends at AllEars.Net, a photo contest hint and more. 

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'Frozen' Summer Fun Premier Package
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/08/2014



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Guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios to enjoy the 'Frozen' festivities this summer now have the option to purchase a VIP package that includes refreshments at Bill & Min's Dockside Diner, along with access to a reserved viewing area for the 11:00 am Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome Procession, a reserved seat for "For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration," and an exclusive dessert party at 8:30 pm with reserved viewing for the Frozen Fireworks Spectacular. The package is $59 per adult and $34 per child, park admission is required.

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Celebrity Narrators for 2014 Candlelight Processional Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 07/08/2014



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A partial list of celebrity Narrators for the 2014 Candlelight Processional has been announced (subject to change):

11/28-11/29 - Jodi Benson
11/30-12/4 - TBD
12/5-12/6 - Whoopi Goldberg
12/7-12/14 - TBD
12/15-12/17 - Sharon Stone
12/18-12/20 - Ana Gasteyer
12/21-12/23 - Marlee Matlin
12/24-12/27 - TBD
12/28-12/30 - Steven Curtis Chapman



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