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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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The Buzz: Free Shipping + 50% Off E-Books for Easter Weekend!
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/18/2014 (1 day ago)

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To celebrate Easter Weekend, we're holding a sale you won't have to hunt for! First, we have free USPS Media Mail shipping beginning at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 17th to Monday, April 21at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.! This is an excellent opportunity to get a copy of the 2014 edition of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook or one of our Disney ...

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New Podcast: Listener Questions
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/16/2014 (3 days ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara are answering your Disney trip questions! Plus an update from AllEars.net, a photo contest hint, celebrations and more!

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'Sounds Like Summer' Concert Series Begins June 8
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/14/2014 (5 days ago)



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The "Sounds Like Summer" Tribute Band Concert Series returns to the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot beginning June 8 through July 26, 2014. Performances are nightly at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 pm. The current line-up (subject to change):

June 8 - 14: Hotel California - A Salute to The Eagles
June 15 - 21: Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Tribute Band
June 22 - 28: Good Vibrations - A Tribute to The Beach Boys
June 29 - July 5: Don't Look Back - Boston Tribute Band
July 6 - 12: Stayin' Alive - A Tribute to the Bee Gees
July 13 - 19: Slippery When Wet - The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
July 20 - 26: 2U - A Tribute to U2

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New Event 'Epcot After-Hours Wind-Down'
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/14/2014 (5 days ago)



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Beginning April 17 and running through September 15, 2014, guests can book a new dining event that begins when Epcot closes. Guests will receive "small bites" paired with a beverage flight served at their choice of either La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico pavilion, Tutto Gusto in Italy, or Rose & Crown Pub in the UK. The event costs $35 plus tax and gratuity, book by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

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'Million Dollar Arm' Contest on April 25 and 26
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/14/2014 (5 days ago)



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Walt Disney Studios is hosting a contest at both U.S. Disney resorts and in New York City to celebrate the new movie "Million Dollar Arm." Guests 18 and over with no prior professional baseball experience will have three chances to throw their fastest pitch. The three participants at each location who throw the fastest pitches will get to attend the premiere of "Million Dollar Arm" in Los Angeles and compete for the million dollar prize. Any of the nine finalists who throws a 100-mph pitch during their three attempts could potentially win $1 million! The contest will take place from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm local time on April 25 and 26 at Downtown Disney in Disneyland, and at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, and on April 25 only at the ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. For more details and full contest rules, check out the Disney Parks Blog.

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New Podcast: Why Disney Cruise Line?
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 04/09/2014

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Beci Mahnken, President & CEO of MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel, joins Jennifer and Sara this week to discuss the Disney Cruise Line. How does Disney Cruise Line compare to other cruise lines? Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a photo contest hint and more! (And check out the review of PassPorter in this video podcast from file91e!)

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New Patina Restaurant Group Location Reported for Disney Springs
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/08/2014



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Disney Springs (what is now known as Downtown Disney) will be home to another restaurant from the Patina Restaurant Group, according to the Orlando Business Journal. Currently the Patina Restaurant Group operates Via Napoli, Tutto Italia, and Tutto Gusto in the Italy pavilion at Epcot. Disney Springs is currently scheduled to be complete in 2016.

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Easter at Walt Disney World
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/08/2014



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If you will be celebrating Easter at Walt Disney World, here is some helpful information:



- The Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny will be greeting guests at the Magic Kingdom in the Tour Guide Gardens, daily until April 20, 2014.
- Epcot is hosting Egg-Stravaganza 2014, April 10 - 20, 2014. Purchase a map for $4.95 (maps available at Heritage Manor, Disney Traders, Port of Entry, Pin Central and the International Gateway), then use the map to find Eggs hidden throughout the World Showcase. When you have found all the eggs, bring your completed map to Disney Traders to receive a prize.
- Easter Services will be held on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. Catholic Mass will be at 8:00 am and 10:15 am, a Protestant Service will be held at 9:00 am.

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Virtual Ride of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Posted by: PassPorter News on 04/08/2014



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Disney has released a short CGI video of a ride through on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (set to open in the Magic Kingdom in early May). Check it out on the Disney Parks Blog!

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Is the Deluxe Dining Plan a Good Value: A Walt Disney World Dining Plan Review
Authored by: Cheryl Pendry on 04/05/2014

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"Is the Disney Dining Plan really worth it?"

This is a topic that comes up often in the Feasting and Eateries forum of the PassPorter message boards -- everyone wants to know about the various dining plans Disney offers, and whether they're still good value for money. In particular, I regularly read comments that the Deluxe Dining Plan is no longer worth getting, as you can't make any savings with it. Let's take a closer look! More ...

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