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Posted: Mar. 07, 2002 12:49 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

A trip to Walt Disney World is more than just a walk in the park. Too many well-meaning people vacationing there have the misguided view that they need to "do it all" in order to get their money's worth, but in doing so they create unneeded stress and push themselves to the breaking point -- certainly not a fun way to enjoy your long-awaited family vacation.

The Walt Disney World Resort's incredible size and all the exciting things it has to see and do can be a bit overwhelming, even to those who return to it for more magical adventures year after year. It takes planning ahead to make the most of your time, money, and stamina. That's where PassPorter Walt Disney World Resort 2003 comes in.

Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx have made PassPorter the best guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation. Every WDW show, attraction, resort and restaurant is described fairly and accurately -- not with the sometimes too-cynical views found in Sehlinger's "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World" nor with the overly-optimistic line in "Birnbaum's Walt Disney World" official guide, but written in a way that strikes just the right balance between information and magical wonder. Beginning with the 2001 edition, PassPorter was the first unofficial guide to include Walt Disney World photos. Besides being updated for 2003 in its fifth edition, descriptions in PassPorter also point you to information on the World Wide Web, whether it is late-breaking news online at PassPorter's own website or -- another first -- home pages created by experts in the Disney fan community. In addition to the large, accurately-drawn park maps, you'll find complete details, such as how much time it actually takes to walk from one point to another! Downtown Disney is mapped so completely that you'll even see inside DisneyQuest and Cirque du Soleil. You'll find helpful maps to use en route and after you've arrived: road maps show the best roads to take to get to Disney World and how to get from one place to another once you're inside the "World" whether you're driving or using Disney's transportation system -- and the sprawling Orlando airport gets a detailed map of its own, too. Plus, PassPorter not only provides maps of all the resorts at Walt Disney World, but detailed room layouts for each Disney resort as well. Even though PassPorter is this complete, it is compact enough to take along with you in the parks, unlike some of the other WDW guidebooks. The sturdy cover folds around the book to protect its pages and famous PassPockets.

The PassPorter Walt Disney World Resort 2003 Deluxe Edition goes the extra mile with a six-ring binder design to make updating easy, ten extra storage pockets, a pen, and a snap to keep it all closed.

PassPorter's travel tips are written with humor and insider knowledge that even seasoned Walt Disney World veterans will enjoy and learn from. For example: I knew that it was possible to have Mickey give you a cheery wake-up call in the morning at your Walt Disney World Resort -- but I was delighted to learn from PassPorter that you can also hear a special birthday message on the phone, too. And even after reading all the other Disney World guidebooks I didn't know that kids can play for free in the Polynesian Resort's Never Land Club with their parents each day from noon to 4 pm -- until I read it in PassPorter. That tip will sure make a fun midday break from the crowds on our next trip to the Magic Kingdom! Besides, even though Peter Pan would say that long ago I grew up in age (and size!;), this Dad is still young-at-heart enough to want to play with his son there, but I never knew I could before. Thank you, PassPorter!

PassPorter and its convenient PassPockets make it easy and fun to organize the details of your trip and your budget as you're deciding what to do and where to stay before you leave on your magical Walt Disney World vacation. And then while at the Vacation Kingdom it's handy to keep PassPorter with you to refer to the information in the PassPockets as well as to keep everything you need close at hand: park admission tickets, FastPass tickets, resort card keys, maps, and receipts. There's even places to make notes about the things you buy, things you've done or don't want to miss out on doing, and pictures you've taken. You'll want to refer to your PassPockets after your vacation, too, because that's when PassPorter turns into a scrapbook, making it easy to revisit your Disney memories and write a journal about them before you forget. The trip report PassPorter helps you create can be shared with your family and friends, used as a school project for kids, as well as to keep for yourself so that you'll always have a record of the magical memories that can last a lifetime.

I agree with Jennifer and Dave, authors of PassPorter, that it is wise to also read Sehlinger's "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World" for its irreverance, and "Birnbaum's Walt Disney World" for its official line. In fact, there's no one book that can tell you all there is to know about the wealth of activities and adventures at the Walt Disney World Resort. But PassPorter is the one to get even if you already have all those others. PassPorter is the perfect companion to the other WDW guidebooks and the perfect companion to take on your Walt Disney World trip as well.

When you buy your PassPorter Walt Disney World Resort 2003 regular edition or PassPorter Walt Disney World Resort 2003 Deluxe Edition through these links you'll help the Disney Echo and the FANtasEARS Disney Fan Club as you save money at Amazon.com.

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2002 10:00 am/pm Quote

I must enter my vote for the Passporter guides.  I love planning my WDW trips.  I got my first Passporter last summer for a trip in July/August.  I found it extremely helpful.  I recently received my Deluxe Passporter 2002, and am using it to plan our May trip.  It is a great planning tool. :mickey:

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Posted: Sep. 27, 2002 9:40 am/pm Quote

I have a passporter as well and find it excellent for planning, and so full of interesting and essential information. :cool:

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Posted: Feb. 20, 2003 12:33 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

Tonight I updated the original message in this thread to have current links to the newest version of PassPorter.


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Posted: April 05, 2003 2:47 am/pm Quote

Okay I have to throw my 2 cents in.  I own a PassPorter and wouldn't think of planning a trip to WDW without it.  I got my FIRST PP for my trip in 98 nad have bought one every year since.  This year I got smart and went Deluxe !  When I just heard that POFQ was closing for renovations I pulled out the trustee PP and started to look up the other resorts.  Yes I like them Yes I own one, and will buy another !

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Posted: April 22, 2003 12:53 am/pm Quote

Mine just shipped from Amazon TODAY and I paid for second day air, just because I read all these raves, LOL.

We leave one week from today, and should be at the Poly in exactly seven days, three hours and seven minutes!!

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Posted: April 22, 2003 2:44 am/pm Quote

:glare:
Okay you have me beat ...
I have 11 days 8 hours 10 min and 35 sec. till AKL !@!!!!


But who is counting ?!

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Posted: April 22, 2003 8:25 am/pm Quote

With the risk of being shot.......

What do you find the biggest benefit to be for owning PP?  I've been debating and I watched the "preview" video on the PP site.  Actually, it was the "preview" video that made  me think it wasn't all that good, or what I thought it was going to be  :o

This is definately NOT to start a debate.  Part of me is screaming "HURRY UP AND BUY IT", and the other part is saying, don't bother.

So again I ask, can you name the biggest benefits to owning?

Thanks


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Posted: April 22, 2003 8:49 am/pm Quote

:mickey:
Some of the things I find very useful...

Descriptions of the rides.  Folks ask me to describe in 25 words or less ToT (for example).  I pull out the PP and look. Hey it even reviews it for kidfriendlyness.

Description of Resorts.  Unless you've stayed at ALL the resorts and can remember all the prices this is a great help when it comes time to figure out where you want to stay.  I like my "home" resort but I also try to venture out and try new places.  This worked out REAL good this trip.  POFQ is being closed when we go, so... pull out the PPand where do we want to go.  AKL !   Okay so now I know more about the AKL and where to explore.  (zero entry pool ?).  The other thing it tells besides price is the review of it as well.  Both Dave, Jennifer and the readers.  

Price est. of the restraunts.  I can 1/2 way budget how much to spend on food.  AND where I really really want to splurge !

It also offers brain joggers to remind me of thins, to pack and call !  
The Pasporter Pockets in the back are a great way to capture remories for future trips and even those TR's that EVERYONE wants to hear !   By looking back in my PP I can even tell you why I didn't like Fulton's Crab house !  

The PP is also a way of getting family and frineds (that are going with) involved in the planning of a trip to Mouse Land.  I gave my friends colored flags (those like yellow stickie things) and they all sat down one night with a glass of wine and picked out their "Have to Do!" list.  This gets them involved and keeps them excited about the trip.
 
Many other ways to use it and I'll be more than happy to share with you.  Just ASK....
And no I don't work for PP I just LOVE their book !  

Don 8)


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Posted: April 22, 2003 9:28 am/pm Quote

Thanks, Don.  I just printed the sample pages from the PP site.  I'm reviewing them now.  I may actually take you up on your offer with more questions.  So, be prepared :)

Sorry if I missed this, but do you have the deluxe book? Is that worth $40?


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