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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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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800 Posts!

Posted 08-10-2012 at 01:59 PM by Lilianna
Well, it's not near as many as some, but I'm officially over 800 posts! I wonder if I'll make 1000 before our Disney vacation in March. On may from Adventurer to Trekker!
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Compromise with the Divorced Parents

Posted 08-06-2012 at 01:24 PM by Lilianna
Talked with my dad today. Since we have to fly out of LAX we plan on returning from Vegas a day or two early. (The vacation is us flying into LAX, 4 days in Anaheim, driving to Vegas, then back to LAX to fly out. We'll be on holidays a total of 2 weeks.) So, I mentioned to him we were thinking of Universal and wanted to see if they (dad & step-mom) wanted to come along. We'll see what they decide.
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Disneyland 2013

Posted 08-03-2012 at 02:10 PM by Lilianna
With almost 800 posts, I'm still learning what the Passport site as to offer, such as a blog. I figured I could post some Disney planning stuff here. Stuff that really isn't appropriate for the forum as it's just random stuff or stuff going on in this life, but affects our upcoming vacation.

One bummer is the planning isn't as fun as it should be right now. Over is the divorced parents wanting to both take us to Disney, but not wanting to be around each. Started is my sister's...
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Open Mouse

Posted 07-17-2012 at 06:39 PM by Kelly66 (Minni-Mizing with the Mouse)
One of the things I was able to do on my College Program was attend an 'Open Mouse' as the Wide World of Sports (I guess) transformed into ESPN. It was definitely an adventure. I honestly can't remember if I took the college program bus or if I rented a car. They had kind of a little self-guided walking tour -which was great for me because I had never really been there and I doubt I would have ever really had another occasion to go. They had a tent set up with health information too. There was...
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Driving on Disney's College Program

Posted 07-11-2012 at 03:03 PM by Kelly66 (Minni-Mizing with the Mouse)
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The rule is that if you KEEP a car at the DCP, you must get a FL driver's license. This requires changing your permanent address to your apartment at the DCP. I did not take a car there, but wanted to rent one from time to time. Every time I drove into the DCP parking lot I had to check-in with the security to register a new car. My roommate brought a car and registered it only once. They never checked her license after that. My husband understood the rule that said that if you keep a car there...
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