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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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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Ha! It's just been two years (almost!)

Posted 10-07-2011 at 04:40 PM by BernadetteJ
Well....I haven't blogged....at all. Except once. Well...that is about to change. I have decided I like my PassPorter Pals way better than FB or Google+ so I will be on here more often!

We are counting down to our WDW trip starting October 29th....and this household is EXCITED!

We were down last October, but in the beginning of the month....this year we will be doing the Not So Scary Halloween Party ON HALLOWEEN!!!!! Methinks the crowds are going to be...
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Fairly new to Special Needs...

Posted 09-12-2011 at 02:00 PM by Jelly77 (My Happy Place)
Welcome back me

What can I say other than its been a looooong time

I can tell you a little of the last years and a halfs events, namely going through the various tests, observations etc incl Psychology report, for our son who was finally diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, suspected Attention Deficit and Sensory issues the week before Christmas 2010.

A couple of weeks back we managed to get the final agreement that he also has ADHD...
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Spreading the Magic!!

Posted 08-22-2011 at 07:28 PM by Sarah_Minnie
Excited to arrive in Florida, we wanted to get back to the resort and chill for the most deserved relax ever, in preparation for the Epcot, illuminations cruise. After picking up our suit-cases, we discovered the Disney Magical express, stepping outside of the much loved air- con, the heat hit us like a hard smack in the face. (but a pleasant one ) Me, Mum, Dad, and John and Jacob my brothers, were jumping off the walls with excitement, and wished we were already there on the fireworks cruise!!...
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This is Me

Posted 11-13-2010 at 11:05 AM by emc0n0
Everyone has problems. Everyone has issues that they have to deal with. No one is exempt. Often itís just the way we deal with things that really makes the difference. Some people treat all issues with the same level of reaction. My sister will lose a pair of pants and will react as if the world was ending. Quite dramatic. People say Iím always very positive. I donít always feel that way but I guess I do tend not to dwell. I guess I figure if I canít do anything about it, why dwell? ...
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FloridaMeUp Scored

Posted 05-13-2010 at 04:29 PM by Jelly77 (My Happy Place)

Good evening, morning, afternoon... where ever you are

Its been a little hectic at the moment, sorting our careers, training, meetings, events, I saw Dame Julie Andrews in London which was spectacular and I've even started swimming. I WILL be fit in time for my holiday

We're still waiting on the July/Aug shuttle launch tickets to go on sale but I have finished paying off the main part of the holiday and only have left spending money...
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