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Part 1 - Planning before you leave
Page 32 -In "Making FastPass+ Reservations," the last sentence should read At press time you could make FastPass+ reservations for just one park per day - this may change, however.
Page 35 -The URL for WDWMagic is forums.wdwmagic.com, not wdfwmagic.com
Page 41 -For the latest on Extra Magic Hours scheduling, please check our dedicated page.
Part 2 - Making the Most of Your Time and Money
Page 87 - In Step 7, we refer to "Step 12." This should refer to "Step 11."
Page 88 - Returning to the Ride - we state the end of the return window in the Space Mountain example as 8:30 AM. It should read 8:30 PM.
Part 3 - Accommodations
Throughout - The Polynesian Resort is now known (again) as the Polynesian Village Resort
Page 122 - Chart - Delete the word "studio" from #14, Treehouse Villas.
Page 147 - In the Polynesian section add the following:
If you've not been to the Polynesian before, we recommend not booking a stay until the construction is done. Here's a note from a reader who visited in June 2014:
I didn't appreciate from your description the extent of the refurbishment of the Polynesian resort. With the lobby, Captain Cook's, the East side of the resort and soon to be pool all shut down there is little left to enjoy. You should strongly encourage people not to stay here. We checked in on Saturday and I was very disappointed how much of the resort is under construction. I don't feel like I am in Hawaii, I feel like I am in the middle of a construction zone.
Editorial note: Capt. Cook's has since reopened though construction including most of the lobby/Grand Ceremonial House and pools is ongoing.
While the main pool is closed, guests of the Poly will have unlimited access to Blizzard Beach (through Spring 2015). A special entrance has been set up at Blizzard Beach for Poly guests, and they will use their Magic Bands to enter the park. Guests will also be able to refill resort mugs at Blizzard Beach if they purchased them at the Poly. Thanks to WDWMagic.com for the details.
Part 6 - Walt Disney World with Kids
Page 323 - In the first aid section, change "behind Creature Comforts" to "behind the MyMagic+ Service Center.
Page 345 - In the Character Greetings chart, we identify Monsters, Inc's Sulley as "Sully." We blame the spellcheck in MS Word or Roz, take your pick.
Part 8 - Arriving and Getting Around
Page 415 - VIVO ITALIAN KITCHEN
Upscale Italian restaurant with pasta made on-site nightly. Good, inexpensive appetizers. Try the Nonna Cake for dessert.
Page 448 - Be Our Guest Lunch - updated note re: FastPass+:
FastPass+ reservations for lunch are available online at beourguestlunch.disney.go.com. Those who can’t get FastPass+ reservations should send one member of their group to Be Our Guest by 9:30 a.m. Disney hands out paper, timed, return tickets to those without reservations, on a first-come, first-served basis. This allows families to explore the park while waiting for a table. Once all of the return tickets are handed out for the day – sometimes by 11 a.m. - no further standby guests are admitted for lunch. See page 463 for a review of Be Our Guest’s sit-down dinner service.
Page 475 - Garden Grove (at the Swan) menu change:
"House Specialties" now "The seafood buffet features a raw bar, jumbo scallops, fried-seafood basket, paella, and salmon."
Part 10 - Dining In and Around Walt Disney World
Page 379 - Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using Magical Express.
Part 9 - Activities, Recreation, and Shopping
Pages 136, 139, and 140 - effective July 18, 2014 for all new bookings on sailings after January 1, 2015, the minimum age requirement for children has been increased. For most sailings, the minimum age for children to board (and to stay in the ships' nurseries) has been increased from 3 months to six months. On some sailings of longer than seven nights, the minimum age has been raised to one year. Guests with existing reservations involving small children may retain their bookings.
Page 155 - Unofficial Tip - Check your personal navigator on the first day of the cruise for information on signing up for the 5K. It's still free, but Disney does ask now for runners to sign up in advance.
Part 12 - Port Adventures
Page 214 - The Castaway Cay now requires advance sign up (see above).
Page 214 - RunDisney has now designated the 5K on the Dream 4 night Bahamas cruise sailing January 12 - 16 as the Castaway Cay Challenge with special prices for runners who compete in at least one running event during the Disney World Marathon Weekend immediately before the cruise. Cruisers who are not participating in the events before the cruise, or who chose not to pay $65 (plus cruise fare) for a race that is free any other time of year, can still run as part of the normal 5K, but won't receive any of the other prizes. The Castaway Challenge sold out of registrations, which means the 5K on this cruise will be particularly crowded.
Last updated by Laurel Stewart on September 21, 2014