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MaxPass System Begins at Disneyland

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/20/2017 (2 days ago)

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Visitors to Disneyland now have the option to purchase MaxPass - a way to make and manage FastPasses through the Disneyland app - for $10 per day. Guests also receive unlimited PhotoPass downloads for the day.

This news updates page 090 of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort guidebook
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New Podcast: If We Were Imagineers - Epcot

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/20/2017 (2 days ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara are sharing their visions for their favorite park - Epcot! What would we change, what would we keep? Plus an update from AllEars.Net, listener celebrations, and more! 

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Updates from the D23 Expo

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/18/2017 (4 days ago)

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Many announcements were made at the recent D23 Expo - Disney's official fan convention. Here are some of the highlights!

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom:
- The Magic Kingdom is getting a new Tron coaster, similar to the Tron attraction in Shanghai Disneyland. The Tomorrowland Speedway is NOT being replaced.
- A new theater is being built on Main Street, USA.

Epcot:
- Epcot is getting a new "Guardians of the Galaxy" coaster. This will replace Universe of Energy.
- The France pavilion is getting a new "Ratatouille" attraction.
- Mission: Space is getting a new mission AND a new table service restaurant!
- The China pavilion is getting a new "seamless" 360-degree movie.

Hollywood Studios:
- The new Star Wars land will be called "Star Wars:Galaxy's Edge."
- Toy Story Land will open in Summer 2018.
- The Great Movie Ride is being replaced with "Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway." The Great Movie Ride will close in August 2017.

Resorts:
- A new immersive Star Wars-themed resort is being planned.
- A new Disney Vacation Club property is being built - the Disney Riviera Resort
- A new "Skyliner" Gondola system will connect Epcot with Pop Century, Caribbean Beach, and the new Disney Vacation Club Riviera Resort. .
- A new "Uber"-style service will be offered at Walt Disney World - "Minnie Vans."

Disneyland

- The area near the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" attraction will become Marvel Land featuring new "Avengers" and "Spiderman" attractions.
- Paradise Pier will become Pixar Pier.

Disney Cruise Line

- Disney Cruise Line will be getting THREE new ships, not the two that were previously announced. The ships will debut in 2021, 2022, and 2023.


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New Podcast: Answers to Your Disney Questions

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/13/2017

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This week Jennifer and Sara are answering listener questions about Disney trips and cruises! We talk about traveling with a group, updates on the construction at Coronado Springs, making dining reservations, crowds at the All-Star resorts, and lots more. Plus an update from AllEars.net and listener celebrations! 

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RUMOR: Tomorrowland Speedway Being Replaced By 'TRON' Coaster?

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/10/2017

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Multiple website are reporting that the Tomorrowland Speedway at the Magic Kingdom will be closing in 2018, to be replaced by a "TRON'-themed coaster. Reportedly the new coaster will be similar to the current TRON attraction at Shanghai Disneyland. Until confirmed by Disney, this is still rumor. More information is likely to be announced at this week's D23 Expo.


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Mobile Ordering Being Added to Tomorrowland Terrace

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/10/2017

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Mobile Ordering is currently available through the My Disney Experience at Flame Tree Barbecue, Pizzafari, Restaurtantosaurus, and Satuli Canteen at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs. Beginning July 11, 2017, it will be added to the Tomorrowland Terrace. Other Magic Kingdom restaurants will reportedly be added soon.

This news updates page 226 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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2018 Disneyland Packages and Room Rates Now Available for Booking

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/10/2017

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Disneyland is now accepting reservations for rooms and packages for 2018 travel. Travel can be booked up to 499 days in advance. 


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New Podcast: D23 Expo Tips

Posted by: Jennifer Marx   07/07/2017

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Are you going to the D23 Expo? Sara will be attending her fourth Expo next week and this week is sharing her tips on making the most of the Expo! Jennifer has a craft corner update, we will share what is new over at AllEars.Net, talk Disney news, and celebrate with our listeners. 

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Disney's Yacht Club to Get New Dining Options

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/07/2017

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The Disney Parks Blog has announced some major changes coming to Disney's Yacht Club Resort. The Market at Ale & Compass is the new quick service dining location that opened recently offering ready-made and made-to-order items. The Ale & Compass Lounge is getting a serious facelift and expansion when it re-opens in October 2017. The lounge will have 58 seats and will offer classic cocktails and light bites. Captain's Grille is becoming the Ale & Compass Restaurant. A 'gastropub' concept will feature New England comfort food, and will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This news updates page 100 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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'Characters in Flight' Changes Name to 'Aerophile'

Posted by: PassPorter News   07/06/2017

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The tethered hot air balloon attraction in Disney Springs recently replaced the "envelope" (aka the balloon) with a new design that does not feature characters. With the new balloon design comes a new name - 'Aerophile.'

This news updates page 206 of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook
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