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New Podcast: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   02/21/2018 (1 days ago)

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Aloha! This week Jennifer and Sara are headed to the Pacific Islands when they visit Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Tiki torchs, leis, and Trader Sam's are just a few of the reasons why we love this resort! Learn all about this Deluxe Resort, one of Walt Disney World's original resorts, this week. Plus Disney news, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Wrinkle in Time Preview at Disney California Adventure

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/20/2018 (2 days ago)

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You can catch a limited-time preview of the upcoming movie, "A Wrinkle in Time," at the Sunset Showcase (formerly the Muppet Theater) at Disney California Adventure. The attraction features a 3D preview of the movie with special effects and a display of costumes and props.

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New Limited-Time Tour at Animal Kingdom

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/20/2018 (2 days ago)

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A new, limited-time tour is now available at Disney's Animal Kingdom as part of the park's 20th anniversary celebration. The new tour is "A Path Less Traveled" and it is available daily between April 1 and May 5, 2018. The backstage tour takes guests to the veterinary hospital and Animal Nutrition Center at Rafiki's Planet Watch, and allows them to help perform a nest check on a purple martin birdhouse, enjoy the "Caring for Giants" elephant-viewing experience and cap their day with a VIP viewing of Rivers of Light. The tour is open to guests ages 4 or older. Guests 17 or younger must be accompanied by a participating adult age 18 or older. The regular price is $59 per person plus tax. DVC members get a 15% discount. Book this tour at 407-WDW-PLAY.

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Black Panther at Disney California Adventure

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/20/2018 (2 days ago)

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You can now meet Black Panther in the Hollywood Backlot area of Disney California Adventure. He's accompanied by his Royal Guards, the Dora Milaje. This meet-and-green coincides with the debut of Marvel Studios' new movie, "Black Panther."

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Toy Story Land to Open June 30

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/20/2018 (2 days ago)

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Disney announced last week that Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios would open June 30, 2018. This new land is themed as if it were Andy's backyard and will feature attractions like Slinky Dog Dash (a roller coaster), Alien Swirling Saucers, and a new entrance to Toy Story Mania.

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New Podcast: Romance at Walt Disney World

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   02/14/2018

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Happy Valentine's Day! Ok so "romance" is not necessarily the first word that comes to mind when you think of Walt Disney World, but as one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations, we promise you - there is romance aplenty! This week Jennifer and Sara will share how to add a little love to your Walt Disney World vacation. Plus tons of Disney news thanks to the D23 Expo in Japan! 

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Minnie Vans Increase to $25 Per Ride

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/13/2018

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The recently-introduced Minnie Van service, which offers on-demand personal transportation point-to-point within the Walt Disney World Resort, raised its prices fro $20 to $25 per ride.

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Parking Fees Increased at Walt Disney World

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/13/2018

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Parking at Walt Disney World increased to $22 per day, up from $20 a day. Preferred parking is now $45, up from $40 per day. Oversized vehicle parking is now $27 per day, up from $22-$25. Standard self-parking continues to be complimentary for Disney resort hotel guests, Annual passholders, Premium passholders, and Disney Premiere Passport holders.

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Disney Park Pass Price Increase

Posted by: PassPorter News   02/13/2018

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As predicted last week, Disney has raised heir park passes for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, effective Sunday, February 11, 2018. New prices rates vary depending on the park and the season. For example at the Magic Kingdom, a one-day value ticket is $109 ($2 increase), a one-day regular ticket is now $119 ($4 increase), and and a one-day peak ticket is $129 ($5 increase). One-day park tickets for Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom also increased by $3-7. Florida resident passes also increased -- a Silver Pass is now $439 ($20 increase), a Gold pass is now $589 ($30 increase), and a Platinum Pass is now $729 ($50 increase).

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New Podcast: Disney's Pop Century Resort

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   02/07/2018

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This week Jennifer and Sara are "visiting" their favorite Value Resort at Walt Disney World - Pop Century? Why is their favorite? And what is up with Sara's obsession with their Food Court? Tune in as they break down this popular resort as well as announce listener celebrations, discuss the latest Disney news, and more! 

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