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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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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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21 Days to GOal: Without Boundaries.

Posted 04-21-2010 at 06:33 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
I gave a talk on Monday night about occupational therapy.

There were maybe 18 college students in the room and, out of that, two were former students from the class I teach as an adjunct. On the way there, I ran into another former student.

During my talk, I felt as though I could not possibly share all the great things about this career. I wonder, though...is it the career choice or the fact that I've chosen to pursue it without boundaries?

To be continued.....gotta...
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22 Days to GOal!: YOU are the muses!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 06:21 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 04-20-2010 at 06:27 AM by Sandra Bostwick



Art by A.Daley

The movie Alice in Wonderland has served a rather interesting purpose for me. I think I mentioned that I only went because I had a free tickets and a couple of bored friends.

I walked out thinking "WOW!".

Then I did something I had not really done before...

I included Angie's Alice artwork in a long-term...
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23 days to GOal: The key to small details

Posted 04-19-2010 at 05:40 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 04-19-2010 at 05:51 AM by Sandra Bostwick

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In the story, Alice finds a bottle with the instructions "drink me". I doubt that Alice knew just what would happen if she drank, but drink, she did!

The liquid made her very small. Small enough to fit through the tiny mysterious door that she had found behind a curtain!

Unfortunately, though. she had left the key on the table which...
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24 days to GOal: The White Queen and a dark shadow.

Posted 04-18-2010 at 05:01 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 04-18-2010 at 06:02 AM by Sandra Bostwick
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(Scroll to the end for some great clips of The Queen from the movie.)

The White Queen was such a subtly funny character in this film!

Apparently, she had taken vows of kindness and put a great deal of effort into making all things pretty, peaceful, and sweet, including herself.

Anne Hathaway really did a masterful...
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