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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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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34 Days to GOal! Let's take a rest!

Posted 04-08-2010 at 06:48 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
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Click on the candle meditation. Hope you enjoy this. You earned it!

And that's my blog for today!
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35 Days to GOal-The Spotlight is on YOU!

Posted 04-07-2010 at 02:20 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
I remember this_old_blog_entry when I questioned how blogworthy my daily thoughts are. I realized that, for me, the best thing about this blog is the fact that other people are posting their accomplishments and comments.

When I look at the_entry_for_posting_goal_updates, I see that alot is going on.

When I look at the_entry_for_projects_in_progress, I can't believe how much activity there is.

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36 Days to GOal: The Benefits of Past Work for Growing

Posted 04-06-2010 at 09:01 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Did you ever notice that, if you keep up with things, you end up having an easier time with them?

I've been putting years of backbreaking work into planting, clearing weeds, trimming, clearing weeds, carving out little garden areas and, did I mention, clearing weeds?

Well, each year it seems to take a little less time to make the yard MUCH nicer.

This year I must have already put in about 20 hours in the front yard but, after maybe five more bags of mulch,...
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37 days to GOal, and I realize I like company.

Posted 04-05-2010 at 09:34 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)














There are only a few hours left of this day, and I am TIRED!

Here what is on my mind...

I think that going after goals is better when you have the right kind of company.

As soon as I had that thought, the relationship between Walt and his brother Roy popped into my mind.

What...
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38 days to GOal: The unsung activities for meeting goals.

Posted 04-04-2010 at 07:27 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
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I have several goals, and one main goal is to clean winter from the yard and make it beautiful.

It's been hours and hours of weeding, trimming shrubs, and clearing away brush, and it still doesn't look like anything.

I think all goals have those thankless steps that feel like putting beads on a string with no knot at the end.

So, my Easter gift to you is this:

Great job with that work you did that somehow does not look as if you accomplished...
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