Disney responds to passport confusion



    New website clarifies passport requirements for Canadians

    TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Canadians' confusion about passport regulations
for travel to the U.S. could mean cancelled trips or long delays at the
border.
    Yesterday, results from a survey conducted by Harris/Decima for Disney
Parks (Canada) found many Canadians were unaware of passport requirements to
enter the U.S. by land or sea.
    To help demystify the confusion, Disney Parks (Canada) has created a
'Disney's Passport to Dreams' online micro site at www.disneyparks.ca to
clarify current passport requirements for Canadian travelers. It provides
helpful tips for obtaining a Canadian passport and offers a FREE passport
photo at CAA locations for the first 10,000 people who download the coupon.
    "Our priority is to ensure that Canadians planning to travel to the U.S.
are not confused or misinformed about travel requirements, so they can enter
the country without delay," said Bruno Jauernig, Vice President of Marketing,
Walt Disney World Resort. "We want to make sure Canadians who decide to make
spontaneous shopping trips across the border or week-long vacations to
Florida, don't have their travel plans interrupted by carrying the incorrect
identification. While there is uncertainty over exactly when Canadians will
require a passport to drive to the U.S., we encourage everyone to go out and
get a passport if they have not already done so."
    The Harris/Decima teleVox Weekly Omnibus is a randomly dialed survey of
1000 Canadian adults (18 plus). Data collection for this study was conducted
October 25th through October 29th 2007. Results are accurate to +/- 3.1% 19
times out of 20.
    A Disney representative is available to discuss the survey results and
Passport to Dreams.





For further information:

For further information: To schedule an interview or for detailed survey
information contact: Olga Petrycki, PUNCH Communications, (416) 360-6522 x226
or (416) 427-0697 (mobile); or ... Rene d'Entremont, Walt Disney Parks and
Resorts Canada, (416) 596-3356 or (416) 570-3394 (mobile)

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