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New Restaurant Rumored for Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/22/2017 (2 days ago)

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Rumor has it that The Patina Group (which operates Morimoto Asia, Tutto Italia, and Via Napoli) has plans to add a restaurant to The Edison in Disney Springs. "Maria & Enzo's" will tie in to the speakeasy theme of The Edison and could open in early 2018.

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Wine Bar George in Disney Springs to Open Earlier Than Expected

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/21/2017 (3 days ago)

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Wine Bar George in Disney Springs will open in early 2018, ahead of schedule. Located in The Landing, Wine Bar George will feature more than 100 wines by the glass as well as a menu of small plates.

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New Fantasmic! Dessert and VIP Viewing Experience

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/21/2017 (3 days ago)

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Guests now have the option to book the "Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience" at Disney's Hollywood Studios. For $39 per adult (ages 10+) and $19 per child (ages 3 - 9), guests will receive a snack box and light-up credential at the Fantasmic! theater prior to show time. The adult box features chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake, apple crisp, California trail mix and cheese and crackers. The kids box includes chocolate pudding with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms, confetti popcorn, grapes and a vanilla cake bite which features the star of Fantasmic! — Sorcerer Mickey. Guests will also receive a bottle of water and a specialty alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage in a light-up keepsake Fantasmic! cup. Reservations can be made online at www.disneyworld.com/dining or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

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New Podcast: Remembering Disney Attractions of Yesteryear

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   08/17/2017 (7 days ago)

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Join Jennifer and Sara as they bid a fond farewell to Universe of Energy and The Great Movie Ride, and reminisce about their favorite attractions of yesteryear. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a sneak peek at PassPorter News, listener questions, and more! 

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'Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!' Holiday Dessert Party Returning to Hollywood Studios

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/15/2017

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The "Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam!" Holiday Dessert Party is returning to the courtyard of the Chinese Theater at Hollywood Studios. Held November 9 - December 31, 2017, the party gives guests the chance to enjoy multiple sweet and savory food stations, including beer, wine, and cocktails for guests 21+. Hot cocoa and specialty soft drinks are also available. Guests can also enjoy a character meet and greet, and receive special 'hologram' glasses to enhance their viewing of the fireworks.

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One Man's Dream Becoming Walt Disney Presents

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/15/2017

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One Man’s Dream attraction is being "reimagined" to become Walt Disney Presents. The new area will continue to showcase historic items from Walt Disney’s history, but will also become the preview area for what's next at Disney Parks. Beginning mid-September, guests will be able to view concept art and the models for upcoming lands (Star Wars Land: Galaxy's Edge and Toy Story Land) as well as coming attractions such as Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. The area will also continue to be home to character meet and greets.

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Express Transportation Ending August 23, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/15/2017

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The Express Transportation service at Walt Disney World will be ending August 23, 2017. This service provided park to park transportation for an additional fee.

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New Podcast: Ch-ch-ch-Changes - How to Handle Changes at Disney and During Your Trip

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   08/10/2017

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There has been a LOT of changes at Disney recently! New lands, old favorites closing, new hotels... This week Jennifer and Sara will be discussing how to deal with all of these changes and providing tips on dealing with sudden changes in plans while on your vacation. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more! 

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New Florida Resident Dining Discounts for August 9 - September 30, 2017

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/08/2017

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Guests having dinner at Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Flying Fish at the Boardwalk, Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, or Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will now receive a free appetizer with each adult entree purchased as well as free valet parking during their meal. This offer is available August 9 - September 30, 2017 and is only available for dinner.


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Track Completed for Slinky Dog Dash Coaster at Toy Story Land

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/08/2017

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The last piece of track has been installed for the Slinky Dog Dash coaster at Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios. This family-friendly coaster has a thrill-level similar to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom. Toy Story Land will open in 2018.

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