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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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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What inspires you right now, from where you are sitting?

Posted 09-04-2009 at 07:14 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 09-04-2009 at 04:54 PM by Sandra Bostwick
I've been thinking about this group blog experience that I'm hoping to have...that is IF I can find a group.

We opened yesterday with some thoughts on creating a certain environment. Well, I've been thinking...this is a Disney centered website, and I think most of us have our minds on Disney quite a bit, so here is my idea.

I'd like to work with Disney concepts, which could include Walt's Ways or the ideals and concepts that we see in the various Disney Parks and Projects...
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What inspires you where you are right now?

Posted 09-04-2009 at 06:46 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 09-04-2009 at 07:18 AM by Sandra Bostwick
I opened a new category. Please click here for this entry.
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Where to Start? Where to Start?

Posted 09-03-2009 at 08:15 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 09-07-2009 at 06:47 AM by Sandra Bostwick
Let's start a group project on starting a project!

September is a time of year where students, teachers, and parents are getting ready for a new school year. Some people are already thinking about the holidays. On top of that, there are any number of projects or jobs that need to be done.

When you have a big undertaking to start, where do you begin? How about creating a project-friendly environment?

I'm going to set a goal to blog about setting and accomplishing...
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Do you have weeds in your thinking?

Posted 09-01-2009 at 08:04 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 09-05-2009 at 01:46 PM by Sandra Bostwick
Keeping a yard would be so much easier if we just decided to plant weeds. I wonder why the plants that are least desirable are often the ones that you need a flamethrower to kill.

Some people use the term invasives for those plants that are initially desirable, until they begin to take over. Trumpet vine or groundcovers like Vinca or Pachysandra come to mind. They grow with big bare patches where I want them, but are spreading out into the lawn, where I DON'T want them.
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Do you ever make a wish?

Posted 08-30-2009 at 07:28 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 08-30-2009 at 07:35 PM by Sandra Bostwick

Do you ever make a wish? What do you wish for?

I don't care how silly it is, whenever I see one of those white silky wishes floating in the air, I make a wish.

One time last year, I was driving in my car and the air was just FULL of wishes floating in the sky. They swirled and flew in all directions as I drove by with my windows open, and I was able to grab a few.

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