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New Podcast: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/27/2016 (11 hours ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel Planner Brock Taylor. Brock had the chance to stay at the newest Universal Orlando Resort, Sapphire Falls, on opening night and is here to share all the details. Plus news, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction to Replace Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/24/2016 (4 days ago)

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The Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure will close in early 2017. The new "Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!" will open in Summer 2017. From the announcement on the Disney Parks Blog: "Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.

The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack."

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New Podcast: A Little Disney Every Day

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/21/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara are sharing how they keep Disney in their lives every day. (Besides the fact that it is their job!) From home decor to souvenirs and photos, these tips will bring magic to your every day life. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Mickey's Halloween Party Dates Announced for Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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Disneyland guests can enjoy Mickey’s Halloween Party, a special after-hours event on select dates this Fall. Mickey’s Halloween Party takes place on the following dates: Sept. 23, 26, 28, 30, Oct. 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29 and 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 28, 2016. Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members can purchase tickets early on July 21, 2016.

This news updates page 261 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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'The Polite Pig' to Open in Disney Springs in 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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The owners of the popular Orlando-area restaurant, The Ravenous Pig, will be opening a "fast casual" location called, "The Polite Pig" in Disney Springs in Spring 2017. The restaurant will feature smoked and grilled items. The bar will feature locals beer as well as wine and cocktails. The restaurant will be in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.

This news updates page 250 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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MyMagic+ Now Offers Step by Step Directions in Walt Disney World

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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The My Disney Experience app will now give Walt Disney World guests step by step directions to their location. Guests can search for a restaurant, attraction, or resort in the app and they will see a map with a blue line for their route. Guests can see step by step written directions as well as an estimated time. Guests traveling between the theme parks will be given route options that include boat, monorail, or bus transportation.

This news updates page 126 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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Bookings for Premium Food & Wine Festival Events Begin July 21, 2016

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2016

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Guests can begin booking premium events for the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival on July 21, 2016 at 7:00 am eastern by calling 407-WDW-DINE. (Disney Visa cardholders can begin on July 19, 2016.) Events include the very popular "Party for the Senses" and the "Rockin Burger Block Party", as well as new events including four interactive culinary adventures at alongside the chefs at select Deluxe Resorts, the "Yelloween Masquerade Party for the Senses," the "Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It" entertaining work-shop.


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PizzeRizzo Opening in Disney's Hollywood Studios This Fall

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/15/2016

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A new restaurant is opening in the Muppets Courtyard this fall! Pizzerizzo will be a quick service location serving pizza and cold drinks. "Owned" by Rizzo the Rat, guests will be able to spot Rizzo and his family throughout the two-story restaurant. This eatery will replace the former Toy Story Pizza Planet.

This news updates page 244 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Favorite Things About Universal Orlando

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/14/2016

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This week Jennifer and Sara are discussing their Top 5 Favorite Things About the Universal Orlando Resort. (Gasp! A non-Disney topic?!) Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Early Morning Magic Event Added to Hollywood Studios

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/12/2016

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Walt Disney World has added an Early Morning Magic Event to Disney's Hollywood Studios. For $69 plus tax per adult (ages 10+), and $59 plus tax per child (ages 3-9), guests will get access to Star Tours and Toy Story Midway Mania and select characters on select days prior to park opening, beginning at 8:00 am. Breakfast from the ABC Commissary is included.

This news updates page 288 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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