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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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.

And a very special thank you to our Guides (moderators), past and present, who kept our forums a happy place to be. You are the glue that held everything together, and we are forever grateful to you. Thank you aliceinwdw, Caldercup, MrsM, WillCAD, Fortissimo, GingerJ, HiddenMickey, CRCrazy, Eeyoresmom, disneyknut, disneydani, Cam22, chezp, WDWfan, Luvsun, KMB733, rescuesk, OhToodles!, Colexis Mom, lfredsbo, HiddenMickey, DrDolphin, DopeyGirl, duck addict, Disneybine, PixieMichele, Sandra Bostwick, Eeyore Tattoo, DyanKJ130, Suzy Q'Disney, LilMarcieMouse, AllisonG, Belle*, Chrissi, Brant, DawnDenise, Crystalloubear, Disneymom9092, FanOfMickey, Goofy4Goofy, GoofyMom, Home4us123, iamgrumpy, ilovedisney247, Jennifer2003, Jenny Pooh, KrisLuvsDisney, Ladyt, Laughaholic88, LauraBelle Hime, Lilianna, LizardCop, Loobyoxlip, lukeandbrooksmom, marisag, michnash, MickeyMAC, OffKilter_Lynn, PamelaK, Poor_Eeyore, ripkensnana, RobDVC, SHEANA1226, Shell of the South, snoozin, Statelady01, Tara O'Hara, tigger22, Tink and Co., Tinkerbelz, WDWJAMBA, wdwlovers, Wendyismyname, whoSEZ, WildforWD, and WvuGrrrl. You made the magic.

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 DisneyParkPrincess.com -- 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 JenniferMaker.com, 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 https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . 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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Today is a quick one.

Posted 12-15-2009 at 08:15 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Today is a quick one. Today I picked up the proof for the new book. I'm so happy that it is almost done but, boy am I tired! What an ordeal!

Very happy, but VERY tired.

And THAT'S all I have to say about that!

OK, I have one more thing to say. For some reason, I remembered Razzles to be the BEST candy in the world. Well, you chew a dozen times and you're done! I don't know what I was thinking. Must have had low expectations as a kid.

OK,...
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I think this is going to be a really good day!

Posted 12-14-2009 at 08:14 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 12-14-2009 at 10:13 AM by Sandra Bostwick
The magic is that feeling when dreams come true.
The magic is real, and its spark lives in you!
The Imagineers.

I woke up this morning with the vague feeling that THIS is going to be a really good day.

I'm in the final stages of decision-making for the first printing of my book about the POW. It is just a small self-published project, so don't think it is any great shakes on my part EXCEPT that this man's unbelievable story is going to be told. His story...
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Hmmmmm, maybe I'm not as aimless as I thought!

Posted 12-13-2009 at 09:22 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 12-13-2009 at 09:25 AM by Sandra Bostwick
We've been bantering back and forth about my blog being like Forest Gump, running for no particular reason.

It occurred to me today that I really do have a reason, and I think it is kind-of exciting!

I've been working on developing skills for leading all sorts of online groups or classes. Ever since I saw computers being used at Carousel of Progress and later in Epcot attractions, I've had this fascination with the concept of connecting through the air. It is SO COOL!...
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New blogger introduction area

Posted 12-12-2009 at 10:09 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Some new bloggers have had their introductions lost in the comments.

If you are joining us for the first time, either as a reader, a commenter, or with a project, please put your little introduction here so we can be sure not to miss it!
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What place does PassPorter have in your life?

Posted 12-12-2009 at 09:51 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 12-21-2009 at 04:33 AM by Sandra Bostwick
I've been reading the comments here and on the main boards and I just find it amazing that daily routines and social lives have been changed by the internet.

Why, at 7:30 this Saturday morning, I signed on to the County College of Morris site, posted an assignment and handed back comments for the final term paper still in my jammies!

I'd love to hear how THIS particular message board, meaning the whole PassPorter site, fits into your daily routines and social agenda....
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