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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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Entertainment Changes at Epcot
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/28/2014 (1 day ago)



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Big changes are coming to Epcot this fall. Popular acts Off Kilter in Canada, Mo Rockin' in Morocco, the World Showcase Players in the UK, and the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps in the USA pavilions are all leaving with their final acts being performed over the next few weeks. New acts including a Celtic Music act in the UK, a Berber music and dance troupe in Morocco, a Flag-waving act in Italy, and a lumber-jack-inspired show in Canada, among others, will be taking their place.

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New Podcast: Avoiding Vacation Meltdowns at Disney
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 08/27/2014 (2 days ago)

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We've all seen them - those kids having a major meltdown at Walt Disney World while their frazzled parents try frantically to calm them down. This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Dr. Debi Gilboa, author of "Getting the Behavior You Want Without Becoming the Parent You Hate", to discuss how to avoid mid-vacation meltdowns. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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Premium Dessert Party Added to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/25/2014 (4 days ago)



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Guests can now enjoy "The Villains Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle" Premium Dessert Party during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. This event includes preferred viewing for the "Boo to You" parade and "HalloWishes" fireworks show, desserts at Cinderella's Royal Table hosted by Lady Tremaine and friends, plus exclusive entertainment. The price is $99 per person (ages 3+) and does NOT include the required admission to the Halloween Party. For reservations, call 407-939-5262. (Rumor has it Halloween Night is already sold out!)

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Marketplace Bridge Opens at Disney's Saratoga Springs
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/25/2014 (4 days ago)



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Guests staying at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort now have two new ways to get to Downtown Disney -- a pedestrian bridge and a new Marketplace boat dock.

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More Villains Added to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/25/2014 (4 days ago)



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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will be adding additional Villain Character Meets. Jafar and the Queen of Hearts will be found in Fantasyland, and Lotso will be found in Tomorrowland. The Queen and Maleficent will be crashing the Snow White and Aurora character meet at Princess Fairytale Hall. (And in good news - Anna and Elsa will also be greeting fans at Princess Fairytale Hall during the party!) And new this year - Club Villain will take over The Diamond Horseshoe Revue in Liberty Square with even MORE villains making appearances!

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'Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!' Street Party to Debut at Magic Kingdom
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/25/2014 (4 days ago)



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The current "Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!" Dance Party is getting an update this fall at the Magic Kingdom. The updated version, "Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!" Dance Party, will add Stitch and Phineas & Ferb to the line-up and will include even more audience participation. The new dance party will debut this fall, and will be shown at multiple times through the day. (Editor's note: This is actually my favorite parade so I hope they don't change it too much! It is fun, fast moving and the music is very catchy!)

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New Podcast: PassPorter Moms Answer Your Questions
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 08/20/2014

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This week Jennifer and Sara are catching up on listener questions about MagicBands, park passes, the Halloween and Christmas Parties, visiting in November, and random acts of pixie dust. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a newsletter update, random photo contest hint and more!

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Be Our Guest Testing New Standby Line Experience
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/18/2014



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Guests wishing to have lunch at Magic Kingdom's Be Our Guest restaurant previously had two options: Book one of the coveted FastPass+ reservations, or stand in the VERY long line. Walt Disney World is now testing a return time window. Guests jonining the standby line are being given a ticket with a return time printed on it. Once the return window begins, guests return to the restaurant, order their food, and dine! There are a limited number of tickets available for this option, once they have all been handed out, guests must wait in the regular standby line.



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Radio Disney to Sell Almost All of Its Stations
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/18/2014



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Disney will sell almost all of its Radio Disney stations, except for the flagship station in Los Angeles. Radio Disney will continue to broadcast on digital media: Sirius XM, online, and via the Radio Disney app.



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American Idol Experience to Close August 30
Posted by: PassPorter News on 08/18/2014



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The American Idol Experience, At Disney's Hollywood Studios, had previously been announced to be closin in January, 2015. That closing has been moved up to August 30, 2014. No reason has been given for the earlier closing other than it was "part of the continuous review of the company's entertainment offerings."



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