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Tangaroa Terrace Closing for Refurbishment Until January 2019

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/15/2018 (5 days ago)

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The Tangaroa Terrace eatery at the Disneyland Hotel closes for refurbishment on September 4, 2018. The restaurant should re-open in January 2019. Additional menu options are available at both Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar and The Coffee House during this refurbishment period.

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Dia de los Muertos Returns to Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/15/2018 (5 days ago)

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The popular Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities will return to the Disneyland Resort September 7 through November 2, 2018. During the celebration, you can share memories on the Interactive Memory Wall, visit the Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life), and make masks that depict alebrije (spirit guides). There's also an art exhibit (The World of Coco) and Mariachi music. Various themed activities take place around the parks, too!

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WDW Railroad to Temporarily Close December 2018

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/15/2018 (5 days ago)

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The Walt Disney World Railroad with close during the construction of the upcoming TRON ride at the Magic Kingdom. This closure is expected to begin in December 2018. During the closure, the train will sit at the Main Street Station and guests will have the opportunity to get up close to it for photo ops. It is not clear when the Walt Disney World Railroad will resume operations.

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Holiday Time Returns to Disneyland in 2018

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/01/2018

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Holiday Time begins on Friday, November 7, 2018 this year at the Disneyland Resort. This year's festivities feature most of the attractions, decorations, and entertainment from the past several seasons, including A Christmas Fantasy Parade, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks, "it's a small world" Holiday, and the Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle projection show. The Haunted Mansion Holiday, which opens in September for Halloween Time, also runs through the end of Holiday Time. Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree return to Disney California Adventure this year, part of the popular Cars Land holiday overlay. Santa Claus takes up residence again inside the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. What's not available? Jingle Cruise, which hasn't been available in 2016. Also World of Color is absent, and it seems unlikely it will return from its extended refurbishment in time this year.

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New Chicken Fast-Casual Eatery Coming to Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/01/2018

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Chicken Guy!, a new fast-casual chain dedicated to serving chicken tenders paired with more than 20 types of sauce, will launch its Disney Springs flagship location in summer 2018. The new eatery is a collaboration between celebrity chef and TV personality Guy Fieri and restaurateur Robert Earl. The menu at Chicken Guy! will feature all-natural, fresh chicken tenders made with antibiotic-free, never-frozen chicken and can be grilled or fried. You can get their signature chicken on sandwiches, on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls. Sides include Guy Fieri’s fries, mac and cheese, fried pickles, and fresh slaw. Chicken Guy! will be located right next door to Planet Hollywood and will offer indoor and outdoor seating.

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Disney to Reduce Plastic

Posted by: PassPorter News   08/01/2018

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Within about one year (mid 2019), you can expect to find NO single-use straws, plastic stirrers, or polystyrene cups at any of the Disney-owned and operated locations worldwide. This is anticipated to reduce more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually. Additionally, over the next few years Disney will switch over to refillable in-room amenities, which will also reduce plastics in guest rooms. Plastic shopping bags will also be greatly reduced, and guests will have the option of purchasing reusable bags at a nominal price.

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a bug's land closes September 4, 2018

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/23/2018

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a bug's land at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland will close on September 4, 2018 to make way for a new Super Hero themed land in 2020. Flik's Flyers is being rethemed and moved to Pixar Pier, but we do not yet know if Disney plans to relocate the other rides in this land.

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Fixed Priced Lunch Available at Tiffins

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/23/2018

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A new fixed-price lunch is now being offered from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in Tiffins at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Guests can chose between two entrees, and either an appetizer or a dessert. Appetizers are Apple Walnut Salad or Spiced Chickpea Falafel; entrees are Wagyu Beef Tagine, Paella, or Roasted Chicken Breast. Dessert are South American Chocolate Ganache and Guava Mousse. This fixed-price lunch is $35 per person, or two Disney Dining Plan credits.

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New Eatery Coming to Coronado Springs in 2019

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/23/2018

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Coronado Springs will be getting a new bar and grill in 2019. The new eatery, called Villa del Lago, will open with the new 15-story addition that's currently under construction. Guests will dine in an over-the-water building, which is connected to the rest of the resort by a series of bridges. The eatery will serve small plates and drinks.

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New Podcast: Shades of Green Resort

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/18/2018

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This week Jennifer and Sara are wrapping up their resort review series (for real this time) with the Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World. Plus news from around 'the World', and more! To contribute a message for our last episode, phone us at 302-385-6667 or email us at podcast@passporter.com -- if you get it in before Sunday evening, we'll play or read it on the air!

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