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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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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cool! new blog feature!

Posted 11-13-2008 at 10:32 PM by EmpressLizBunny (bunny gone crazy)
Updated 11-14-2008 at 09:32 PM by EmpressLizBunny
so I'm not the best writer in the world but i think i will try this "blog" thing!

so to get this going i will talk about who i am
my name is Liz i am 21 years old and i live in NYC.i live with my mom and 2 cats Alice(a grey tabby who i swear is as smart as any person i know) and Jasmine(dumb as a door nail) and all 3 are neurotic(only joking about mom and Alice, Jasie really is CRAZY!!!). i am a purple haired geek who loves Disney world.

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Beer of the Day - 11/13

Posted 11-13-2008 at 02:17 PM by RobDVC

From Dogfish Head Brewing Company in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware comes today's beer - Raison D'Etre.
It is a deep, mahogany ale brewed with beet sugar, green raisins, and Belgian-style yeast. As complex as a fine, red wine. Voted "American Beer of the Year" in January 2000 by Malt Advocate Magazine.

8% ABV

Tasting Notes: Notes of pit fruit, decadent, winey, raisiney, malty
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Hmmmm What to do today???

Posted 11-13-2008 at 06:04 AM by MaryEL8775 (Life as a Single Mom and surviving Divorce...)
Updated 11-13-2008 at 06:07 AM by MaryEL8775
Clean more of the house before company comes tomorrow for a visit. Homework (lots to do) for school. Think of what to make for supper as DH won't be home since he is working a double shift today. Go insane with the kiddos??? Attack the laundry monster hopefully into submission.

UPDATE*** OK I took our pork chops to make for dinner so now I just have to have something for side dishes but it shouldn't be too hard. Now if only the back holds out for the day to get all...
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Brandon is Really Leaving

Posted 11-13-2008 at 02:21 AM by ilovedisney247 (The Mouse and The Martini)
Today was a big day. We both had the day off today and didn't want to do much of anything. B went to the bank, but that was about it. It was a big day because we bought Brandon's one way plane ticket to St Thomas today. He leave on Thanksgiving because believe it or not that was by far the cheapest day to fly in a week long period. I did pretty good. I found him ticket for $290 on Cheapoair! I also ordered his early Christmas present today! I bought him a laptop to take with him because...
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Guilt over January's trip

Posted 11-12-2008 at 09:15 AM by Lavendar_mom (Lavendar's Thinking Spot)
I'm feeling guilty over my Solo trip in January. I booked and paid for the flight. Since the flight is non refundable I have to go.
But the time I'm their doesn't qualify for the 40% PIN code I got.
Then I could have moved my flights...yesterday the price was down. And I could have used the 40% and got a credit for my flights.
But I waited 'til today and the flights have gone back up. To switch flights it would cost me $70 more and the 40% would save me $100 off the room. Yes...
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