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Amorette's Patisserie to Offer Cake Decorating Experience

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/28/2017 (1 day ago)

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Amorette's Patisserie in Disney Springs will offer a "cake decorating experience" beginning March 31. For $129 per person plus tax, guests will get the chance to decorate their own domed cake, which they can take home with them. (Though good luck getting that on the plane!) The experience will be held on Fridays through May 5, from 8:45 am - 10:30 am and includes complimentary bellinis and mimosas (for guests ages 21+), and coffee.

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Trout Pass Pool Bar at Disney Springs Being Converted to Beauty Salon

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/27/2017 (1 days ago)

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The Trout Pass Pool Bar has closed and is being turned into a salon. The "Salon by the Springs" will offer hair services as well as manicures and pedicures. Geyser Point Bar & Grill is now open for quick service dining as well as drinks with small plates in the lounge.

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'The Music of Pixar Live!' Show Coming to Hollywood Studios

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/27/2017 (1 days ago)

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Beginning May 26, 2017, Theater of the Stars will host a new nightly show - "The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters." This concert will feature a full orchestra performing songs from popular Pixar films such as, "Toy Story," "Up," "Finding Nemo" and more. The show will be performs three time a night. No end date has been announced.

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Portobello in Disney Springs to Close April 23 for Refurbishment

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/27/2017 (1 days ago)

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Portobello, the Italian Restaurant in Disney Springs, will close on April 23, 2017 for an extensive refurbishment. Rumor has it the menu and interior will be getting a significant overhaul. The restaurant is scheduled to re-open Fall 2017.

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Pandora to Offer Evening Extra Magic Hours May 27-July 4

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/23/2017 (6 days ago)

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For a limited time, Pandora at Animal Kingdom will be offering nightly Extra Magic Hours from 11:00 pm - 1:00 am from May 27 through July 4, 2017. Extra Magic Hours are for guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.


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New Podcast: Disney Trips When You're Not 100%

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   03/23/2017 (6 days ago)

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In a perfect world we would all go on vacation in perfect health. But in reality, sometimes life happens and your Disney trip coincides with recovery from an illness, surgery, or other life event. What do you do? Do you HAVE to cancel your trip if you aren't 100%? Jennifer and Sara are here to discuss how to tour Disney when you aren't feeling your best. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a sneak peek at PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more! 

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New Shops Open at Disney Springs

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/21/2017

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Opening on March 31, The Dress Shop on Cherry Tree Lane will open in the Marketplace Co-op. This shop features dresses and accessories for guests who enjoy "Disney Bounding" - clothes with a nod to specific Disney characters or attractions, without being costumes. The dresses will come in a range of sizes, with select styles offered up to a 3X. Earlier this month, Kiehl's, the skin and haircare company, opened a new shop in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.

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Disney Unveils Sneak Peek at Star Wars Land Construction

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/21/2017

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Disney Parks Blog gave readers a sneak peek at the construction of Star Wars Lands at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The lands will feature two new attractions, "one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance." And most exciting for me personally - AT-ATs! Star Wars Land will open in 2019.

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Satu'li Canteen in Pandora to Offer Mobile Order Option

Posted by: PassPorter News   03/20/2017

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The Disney Parks Blog gave readers a first look at the menu for the Satu'li Canteen in Pandora, opening May 27. But almost more interesting is that the Canteen will offer Mobile Ordering through the My Disney Experience app! "The fast-casual restaurant will also be the first to offer Mobile Order, a new convenient option to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window. Additional fast-casual and quick-service restaurants will begin to offer Mobile Order later this year.

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New Podcast: Looking Forward to Summer 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   03/13/2017

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There is so much to look forward to at both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando this Summer and Jennifer and Sara are going to be talking about all of it! Plus news from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more. 

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