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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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

Posted 01-14-2012 at 11:19 AM by Kelly66 (Minni-Mizing with the Mouse)
I had received my 2010 Passporter-by the time my daughter went back to college (University of Syracuse). I had anticipated being able to work on a great deal of my Distance Learning Accounting class, but the book had not arrived even after the due date of the first assignment ☹. This was not the first problem I had with the University bookstore. Happily, the bookstore is now under new management and all is well again. I ended up dropping the Accounting class. I may have been able to do...
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Departure

Posted 01-14-2012 at 08:58 AM by Kelly66 (Minni-Mizing with the Mouse)
- My Journey (departure date Sunday, February 7, 2010 –Jet Blue from San Juan, PR 6:00 AM.)
- My Lodging (All Star Music), Disney College Program Housing - Chattam CP Housing Complex, 3rd Floor.
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Background on me

Posted 01-12-2012 at 01:37 PM by Kelly66 (Minni-Mizing with the Mouse)
Updated 01-14-2012 at 11:17 AM by Kelly66
Prior trips to WDW-CBR ‘96 before Christmas w/ then 4 yo DD, YC (rate from a post card) August 2000 with the most wonderful Mother-in-law in the world, AKL June 2002 savannah view
POLY 2007 Dream Vacation, Oct 2009 ‘Working Vacation’ for my Audition for a (‘good friend’ of a) character role for the Disney CP (I was not selected for the Character Role, but I LOVED the audition experience) -Pop Century
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too -late

Posted 01-11-2012 at 01:35 PM by Kelly66 (Minni-Mizing with the Mouse)
My daughter is finally getting better. As I write my 'trip report' I will post it here on my blog.

A Mom on the College Program? Spring 2010

- The Party (Myself 43 empty nester on the Disney College Program)
The role I received is ‘Main Gate Operations’.
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TWO trips in less than FOUR months!?? OH YEAH!

Posted 10-07-2011 at 06:04 PM by BernadetteJ
My DH just told me to go ahead and book the Contemporary for a long weekend in January to celebrate our 21st Anniversary (which is actually THIS month). What a darling man!!!!! So now we are going down as a family on October 29th for 9 days....and now just the two of us will be going in January for a romantic getaway! WHOOT!
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