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As of January 1, 2019, we have closed our forums. This is a decision we did not come to lightly, but it is necessary. The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk. The server software itself must be updated, and it cannot be without removing the forums.

So it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our long-running forums. They came online in 2000 and brought together so many wonderful Disney fans. We had friendships form, careers launch, couples marry, children born ... all because of this amazing community.

Thank you to each of you who were a part of this community. You made it possible.

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We want to personally thank Sara Varney, who coordinated our community for many years (among so many other things she did for us), and Cheryl Pendry, our Message Board Manager who helped train our Guides, and Ginger Jabour, who helped us with the PassPorter-specific forums and Live! Guides. Thank you for your time, energy, and enthusiasm​. You made it all happen.

There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

So we are retiring this newsletter, as we simply cannot keep up with it. Many thanks to Mouse Fan Travel who supported it all these years, to All Ears and MousePlanet who helped us with news, to our many article contributors, and -- most importantly -- to Sara Varney who edited our newsletter so wonderfully for years and years.

And we are no longer charging for the Live Guides. If you have a subscription, it's yours to keep for the lifetime of the Live Guides at no additional cost. The Live Guides will stay online, barring server issues and technical problems, for all of 2019.

That said, PassPorter is not going away. Most of the resources will remain online for as long as we can support them, and after that we will find ways to make whatever we can available. PassPorter means a great deal to us, and to many of you, and we will do our best to keep it alive in whatever way we can. Our server costs are high, and they'll need to come out of our pockets, so in the future you can expect some changes so we can bring those costs down.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

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I usually say I have swiss cheese for a brain. Lots of holes for the memories to slip through, but they often get "caught" somewhere. Shake it up a bit and they fall out of whatever hole they got stuck in and voila, I remember... well some of the time anyway! SO...

Airfare - check
Parking - hmm Dad's supposed to drive us both ways to/from airport, but maybe it would be wiser to pay for parking and leave the driving to ME!
Ok... I'm sure something will come to me that is lost in one of those cheese holes!
Packing - Yeah, BETTER start thinking about that!!! As in WHAT am I bringing for clothes!? And WHAT do I need to buy?
Dining - check. Ressies all set
Itinerary - check
Hotel - 12/1 Pop Century, 12/2 - 12/5 AKV Studio

Airfare - check did that TODAY
Parking - yea, traveling ALONE, so driving myself both ways
Packing - right!
Dining - Chef Mickey's 1/16 for breakfast, otherwise it's CS for us!
Itinerary - well it would be nice, but we NEED ALICIA'S SCHEDULE!
Hotel - 1/15 - 1/20 Pop Century

Airfare - check
Parking - check Deb and I traveling to PVD from my house so we'll probably just park. MAYBE we'll get a ride, but doubtful.
Packing - right! If I'm smart, I'll get things organized before my DEC trip!
Dining - Cali Grill for my Birthday on the 8th!! A couple other dinner ressies and Concierge Lounge at AKV for breakfast and snacks!
Hotel - AK Lodge 2/6, AKV Concierge Studio 2/7 - 2/10 to ME!

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This could be dangerous

Posted 11-01-2008 at 01:41 PM by tinker_me_happy
I LOVE the new features here!! Of course the blog site could be dangerous! A spot where I can just ramble.... HMMM...

Actually it's a great place for me to "think out loud" and keep track of trip progress! Although my deluxe passporter is doing it's best to keep up with me, I did not order enough pockets to keep track of THREE separate trips SO CLOSE, never mind the ONE I actually ordered the pockets for! SO I've been using a lot of lined paper from the multiple 10 cent notebooks we have floating around. The problem is that everyone ELSE in my house uses the notebooks too and my notes keep disappearing!

I guess this will be the perfect place to KEEP my notes!
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    Sounds like the makings of trips to WDW once a month!! Are you flying out of PVD each time or just in February? I'm about 2 minutes from there. They just broke ground on Tuesday for the new train station (MBTA will stop there too) and is set to open in 2010. They will have a walkway system that transports travellers to & from the train station and TF Green. Not that it will help you now, but it may for future trips!
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    COOL!! Where is the train going to/from? If it's going to/from Worcester it may help my Mom. I'm right on the CT border though so I just hop on Rt 16 to 146 to get to the airport. Takes me just under an hour depending on traffic. I am flying out of PVD for each trip as of right now, but if Bradley or Manchester comes out with a stupid low fare I'll drive there.
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