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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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 to do?

Posted 11-14-2008 at 08:52 AM by cmhand30 (Finially, I can babble at my screen and not hit delete)
Also I think who wants to hear about my bazillion doctors appointments, buying a house, looking for a job, DH's job, DS's football. It seems like there are enough people on the board with those issues.

Like right now I am sitting on the couch in my jammies. Paid the bills online, just don't want to balance the check book. Let alone get up and pick up the house and get dressed. It is susposed to rain all day. And I feel like rain.

I have until 5pm to do almost nothing....
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Can anything go right professionally?

Posted 11-14-2008 at 07:34 AM by MattUGA (Matters of My Mind)
As many of you know, I left teaching so that I could finish my Master's degree and my certificiation. I had been teaching on a provisional certificate. I taught for 5 years through a divorce and getting newly remarried. Basically, I couldn't finish my courses in that time. Twice since I left my principal has tried to convince the state to give me an emergency certificate so that I could come back and teach since two teachers were so bad they had to be removed. So my principal has fought for me....
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what is going on with me now*updated at 8pm on 11/14*

Posted 11-13-2008 at 10:01 PM by EmpressLizBunny (bunny gone crazy)
Updated 11-14-2008 at 08:33 PM by EmpressLizBunny (updating)
when i was in middle school i was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome. well one of the main reasons my mother and i moved to NYC(from DC) is i am trying to get into NYU's "thin for life" program. I'm trying to get approved for a lap-band, as a part of that one has to get a psych eval. the NYU shrink said that he wouldn't approve me until i got a shrink up here ( i was trying to but my shrink in DC was ignoring my requests for a referral), well i asked him if he could recommend someone he...
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Ford Ironman Florida

Posted 11-13-2008 at 09:46 PM by Maridw
On the 1st on November, my brother participated in the Ford Ironman Florida. He came in at 13 hours, 1 minute and 12 seconds.

This was the first Ironman that he has participated in. He has been training since last year when he signed up. I live in Panama City where the Ironman was held and it was great because not only did my brother come out here, my parents came too. My sister also came down to see my brother compete.

His main goal besides finishing, was to...
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Dance Convention

Posted 11-13-2008 at 09:37 PM by Maridw
Our dance school went to Dance Convention in Mobile, AL this last weekend. We had 39 people go this year, the most we have taken to convention.

9 of our students competed, 2 as soloists, 6 as a group. Our group took second in the age/category. And one of our soloists, (a young man, eleven, who has only been dancing 4 years) took second in his age/category. He did an OUTSTANDING JOB. Our group were exceptional too.
All the students loved the classes too. They especially...
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