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Plan a Disney Vacation to Remember With PassPorter Planning Guides

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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New Podcast: Food and Wine Review with Deb Wills from AllEars.Net
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 09/24/2014 (7 days ago)

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Deb Wills from AllEars.Net joins Jennifer and Sara this week to review the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and discuss the recent changes to Epcot. Plus news, a random photo contest hint, listener celebrations and more! 

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Victoria Falls Lounge Gets New Menu
Posted by: PassPorter News on 09/23/2014



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Victoria Falls Lounge at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is now serving a menu of African and Indian-inspired plates perfect for sharing. The menu includes a cheese plate, African-style tapas, and more, perfect for pairing with a glass of wine or other adult beverage.

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7 Dwarfs Mine Train Photo and Video Added to Memory Maker
Posted by: PassPorter News on 09/23/2014



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Guests who purchase the Disney Memory Maker package, the digital photo package, will now have access to a ride photo and video from the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom.

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The Studio Backlot Tour Closing September 27
Posted by: PassPorter News on 09/23/2014



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The Studio Backlot Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios is closing on September 27, 2014 for good. Part of the location will be converted to house Wandering Oaken's Trading Post as part of the Frozen events taking place through the holiday season. Long term plans for the space have not been announced. (Let the speculating commence...)

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New Podcast: Memory Maker and PhotoPass
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 09/17/2014

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"Are Memory Maker and PhotoPass the same thing?" We get this question A LOT! So this week Jennifer and Sara are breaking down Memory Maker and PhotoPass. What are they and what do they include? Plus an update from All Ears.Net, a random photo contest hint, and more! 

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Walt Disney World to Participate in Apple Pay
Posted by: PassPorter News on 09/16/2014



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Apple Pay, a new payment method for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users, will be available at Walt Disney World in time for the holidays. Disney is also adding Apple Pay as a payment method at Disney Stores nationwide.

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Disneyland Introduces Return Time Tickets for Anna and Elsa Meet
Posted by: PassPorter News on 09/16/2014



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Guests wanting to visit with Anna and Elsa in Fantasyland at Disneyland will now receive Return Time Tickets. The tickets will have a 20-minute window for guests to return and take their place in the queue. There is no longer a standard queue for this meet and greet, and once all Return Time Tickets have been distributed, no more tickets will be issued.

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'Frozen' Attraction to Replace Maelstrom in Norway Pavilion
Posted by: PassPorter News on 09/16/2014



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The Maelstrom attraction in the Norway pavilion at Epcot will close in early October and will be replaced by a new "Frozen"-themed attraction. No opening date has been announced for the new attraction.

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New Podcast: Food & Wine Preview with AJ Wolfe from Disney Food Blog
Posted by: Jennifer Marx on 09/10/2014

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AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog joins Jennifer and Sara this week to preview the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. What is new, what is returning, and what to try! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint and more!

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Harmony Barber Shop To Close for Refurbishment
Posted by: PassPorter News on 09/09/2014



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The Harmony Barber Ship in the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to be closed February 2 - March 30, 2014, for a refurbishment.

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