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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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 -- 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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20 days to GOal: The door behind the curtain: Hidden places, potentials and possibilities

Posted 04-22-2010 at 07:53 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)

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There are hidden places, potentials, and possibilities that are simply not in sight.

It's a big risk to step from one place into another, but sometimes it is the next right thing to do for the situation.

You just can't know what you'll find behind a door that has never been opened.

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25 days to GOal! Break out of the box day!

Posted 04-17-2010 at 08:18 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 04-17-2010 at 08:27 AM by Sandra Bostwick

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There are some thoughts and feelings that members choose to share in a private message or email instead of posting in the comments here. I think that, because this is a public forum, it is wise to edit personal details as much as possible for privacy and good common sense.

On the other hand, there are trends that I think can be...
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32 days to GOal!! Dealing with the duality!

Posted 04-10-2010 at 12:56 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 04-10-2010 at 01:09 PM by Sandra Bostwick
Angie posted this interesting comment yesterday:

Today my 4 yr old daughter Alice asked me... "how come you are a Cleaning lady and an Artist at the same time.
I like to call this "The Cinderella Cycle". I am a cleaning lady so I can be an artist... if I want to be an artist, I need to be a cleaning lady... and as I clean, I remind myself why I do. So I can be at home with Alice, paint and take her to Disney.
So she is at school now, I come home, open my...
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PassPorter 2010-a goal in print

Posted 01-14-2010 at 05:29 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 01-16-2010 at 09:51 PM by Sandra Bostwick
Today I got my PassPorter's Walt Disney World guide in the mail. I'd already seen if on bookshelves at Barnes and Noble, but, somehow getting my own guide copy in the mail is special.

As I open it up I see the familiar faces of people I've met in real life. I see the faces of people I've "met" online, or I see familiar names alongside photos. I love the photos at the end the most, kind-of like a family photo album. I especially love the photo of our NYC meet, where we were...
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What place does PassPorter have in your life?

Posted 12-12-2009 at 08:51 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 12-21-2009 at 03:33 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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