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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.

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New Podcast: Our Top 5 Favorite Things About Hollywood Studios
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 10/22/2014 (1 day ago)

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This week Jennifer and Sara continue their Top 5 series with Disney's Hollywood Studios. Plus an update from our sponsor AllEars.Net, news from Disney Parks, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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Trattoria al Forno Opens December 18
Posted by: PassPorter News on 10/21/2014 (2 days ago)



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Trattoria al Forno, the new Italian restaurant at Disney's BoardWalk, opens on December 18, 2014. Guests can now make advanced dining reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE.



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'Glow With the Show' Becomes 'Made With Magic'
Posted by: PassPorter News on 10/21/2014 (2 days ago)



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Image of Glow with the Show at Fantasmic - Hollywood Studios contributed by Jennifer Marx from the PassPorter Photo Archive

The "Glow With the Show" Ears that light up and interact with nighttime shows and fireworks at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, have evolved! A whole new line of "Made With Magic" merchandise is being introduced this Fall will include the original ear hat, a Minnie Mouse headband, a Mickey Mouse glove, and a Sorcerer's Wand. The Wand will actually have the ability to control the light patterns of the other items! Each item will retail for $25.00 each and will begin to appear in stores in late October and roll out through the holiday season.



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Big Hero 6 Meet and Greet To Replace Wreck It Ralph
Posted by: PassPorter News on 10/17/2014 (6 days ago)



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The current Wreck It Ralph meet and greet in the Magic of Disney Animation building at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be replaced in mid-November by a Big Hero 6 meet and greet. Guests will be able to meet both Baymax and Hiro in Hiro's garage.



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New Podcast: Disney Cruise Line Northern European Ports Preview
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 10/15/2014

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A fun preview of the ports on the Disney Cruise Line Northern European cruises next year with guest Cheryl Pendry. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, a newsletter preview and more! Click here for a collection of articles about North Europe by Cheryl Pendry.

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Anna and Elsa's Boutique in Disneyland Raises Age Limit
Posted by: PassPorter News on 10/14/2014



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Anna and Elsa's Boutique in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland offers Frozen-themed makeovers including Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. Originally makeovers were available to guests 3 - 12 but the age range has expanded to include guests ages 3 - 15. Reservations can be made by calling 714-781-STYLE.

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runDisney Announces 2015-2016 Race Calendar
Posted by: PassPorter News on 10/14/2014



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runDisney has announced the official calendar for its 2015-2016 events and there are some changes. There is no Tower of Terror Race in 2015.

May 1-2, 2015: Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend
May 7 - 10, 2015: Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend
September 3-6, 2015: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
November 6-7, 2015: Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
November 12-15, 2015: Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend
January 6-10, 2016: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
January 14-17, 2016: Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend
February 18-21, 2016: Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
May 5-8, 2016: Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

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Disney World Testing One Day Memory Maker During MNSSHP
Posted by: PassPorter News on 10/14/2014



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Now through October 31, 2014, guests attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) will have the opportunity to purchase a one-day Memory Maker photo package. For $39, the package includes all of your PhotoPass photos from the entire day, including any parks you may have visited prior to the Halloween Party. Visit the Ticket and Transportation Center ticket booth to add this Memory Maker to your MNSSHP ticket.

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New Podcast: A Universal Orlando Review
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 10/08/2014

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Sara is back from a trip to the Universal Orlando Resort and has tons of information to share about Diagon Alley, Cabana Bay Resort, new restaurants, and more! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more!

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Be Our Guest Now Only Accepting FastPass Guests for Lunch
Posted by: PassPorter News on 10/08/2014



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Be Our Guest is only available for guests with a FastPass reservation at lunch time. No standby line is available.

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