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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.

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Walt Disney World Introduces Allergy-Friendly Menus
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/21/2015 (4 days ago)



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Walt Disney World restaurants, including both table service and counter service locations, are beginning to introduce allergy-friendly menus. The menus list the allergen content for each item, allowing guests to make informed choices when ordering. The menus are expected to be available at all locations within the next few weeks.

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Dockside Margaritas to Open at Downtown Disney
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/21/2015 (4 days ago)



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Dockside Margaritas, a waterfront bar at Downtown Disney, will open April 23, 2015. Themed to resemble a "Florida fruit stand in the 1960s" the menu will feature local Florida beer and wine as well as a cocktail menu.

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Onboard Chat Available On All Disney Cruise Ships
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/21/2015 (4 days ago)



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Complimentary, onboard chat through the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App is now available on all four Disney Cruise Line ships.

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Disney Dream to Add Star Wars to Oceaneers Club This Fall
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/21/2015 (4 days ago)



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The Disney Dream will be in dry dock October 4-24, 2015, and will exit with a boatload of enhancements. Two new/rethemed youth areas are being added to Oceaneer Club - one with a Star Wars theme, and one with a Disney Infinity theme! "Vanellope's Sweets & Treats" serving gelato, ice cream, and other treats comes to Deck 11, and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique/Pirates League will dress up deck 5. Smaller enhancements bring the Satellite Falls fountain to adults-only deck 13 forward, and a family wading pool to deck 12 forward (both echoing the same features on the Disney Fantasy). Finally, the Muppets' Case of the Stolen Show interactive adventure will be added to Micke's Midship Detective Agency, and there will be decor and tech enhancements made to the adult entertainment district.

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New European River Cruises Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/16/2015



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Adventures by Disney is adding all-new river cruise itineraries along the Danube in 2016. Sailing with AmaWaterways, the river cruises offer a new way for families to experience eight European destinations across four countries -- Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. The 8-day/7-night voyages will visit castle ruins in Germany, savor chocolate tastings and waltz lessons in Bratislava, and visit the locations filmed in the movie "The Sound of Music" in Austria. Guests will sail on the all-new river cruise ship, AmaViola, which is being custom designed with families in mind.

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Boathouse Restaurant Opens at Downtown Disney Orlando
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/16/2015



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The expansion/re-theming of Orlando's Downtown Disney/Disney Springs continues with the opening of The BOATHOUSE restaurant. Located in The Landing district (formerly Pleasure Island), the new fine dining establishment focuses on steaks and fresh seafood. Prices are in the Signature Dining range, with appetizers running $15-$20 (not counting a $100 caviar option from the raw bar), entrees range from $20 for their 8-oz burger to over $50 for steaks, plus seafood items like hoisin glazed wahoo and cedar plank salmon priced in between. Desserts run $8-$10. Disney Dining Plan and Disney Dining reservations are not currently available, though ADRs are expected to be possible starting in mid-May. In the meantime, reservations may be available via Open Table (thanks to The Disney Food Blog for that tip).

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Epcot's Sounds Like Summer 2015 Concert Schedule Announced
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/16/2015



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The Sounds Like Summer concert series returns to Epcot in 2015. Running from June 7 through July 25, the series features "tribute" bands performing music by the Bee Gees, Pat Benatar, Billy Joel, Boston ("b" seems to be a popular letter this year), the Eagles, Journey, and U2. Shows are at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 pm daily, and are included with regular park admission.

The line-up includes (subject to change):

  • June 7-13: DSB – A Tribute to Journey
  • June 14-20: 2U – A Tribute to U2
  • June 21-26: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – A Tribute Billy Joel Show
  • June 27 – July 4: Don’t Look Back – A Tribute to Boston
  • July 5-11: Fire & Ice – A Tribute to Pat Benatar
  • July 12-18: Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the Bee Gees
  • July 19-25: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles


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New Podcast: Jennifer's Trip to New York City
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/15/2015

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Jennifer is back from her trip to the "Big Apple" and she is going to tell us all about it! (Don't worry - she found plenty of Disney to talk about!) Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more!

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'Taste Track' Booth Offers Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/10/2015



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A new food booth has opened near Test Track in Epcot. "Taste Track" features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches with fillings like Gruyere & Bacon, Fontina & Tomato Basil, and Canadian Cheddar & Apples. And what goes better with a grilled cheese than Tomato Bisque? Tomato Bisque a Roast Chicken Salad are also available.

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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Favorite Things About Disney in the Spring
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/08/2015

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Spring has finally sprung and Disney is in full bloom. Jennifer and Sara are sharing their favorite things about Walt Disney World in the Spring! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener Q and A, and more. 

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