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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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

Posted 11-04-2008 at 02:26 PM by mestitch (Keeping up with the Loflin's)
So I went and did my civic duty today and voted. I left work early b/c it sounded like there might be chaos out there today. Not so much here in Mooresville. I went about 12:30, walked in, signed my name, colored my bubbles, and walked right back out. It took me longer to get out of the Chick fil a parking lot with my free chicken sandwich than it took me to vote.....

The beauty of the quick vote/leaving work early is that I had the rest of the day off It was a work day
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The Non-issue

Posted 11-04-2008 at 02:26 PM by ilovedisney247 (The Mouse and The Martini)
Well my accident date didn't show up on time . . . I believe he was about an hour and a half late. I was already back at home. I ran into one of my coworkers at the bar and I spent some time chatting with her and her husband and then I went back home. On what planet is it okay to be an hour and a half late for a date. You lose!

Did you vote? I voted at 11:30 this morning and NO ONE was at the polls at all. I see long lines all over the country, but not at my polling station...
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Beer of the Day - 11/4

Posted 11-04-2008 at 10:27 AM by RobDVC

This was the first Chocolate beer I had and it's great. It's brewed with chocolate malt, and then bittersweet chocolate bars are tossed into the kettles while the beer is brewing, hence the name "Double Chocolate". It's a great dessert beer, is about 5%ABV so it's got a mellow kick and it's a stout, so it's pretty smooth going down.
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Vote Vote Vote

Posted 11-04-2008 at 07:40 AM by mrsmac2001
Updated 11-07-2008 at 09:54 PM by mrsmac2001
Well the polls opened at 6:00am about 35 minutes ago. I was the first thru the door and the first vote castToday is a historic day is my lifetime for voting. Whether you are Republican or Democrat you must get out there and make your voice heard! It is an integral part of our society. It is a privilege to be able to walk freely into a polling place and cast our votes without intimidation or coersion. So get out there and use your constitutional right.
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So this is my first blog...

Posted 11-03-2008 at 05:59 PM by MaryEL8775 (Life as a Single Mom and surviving Divorce...)
Well today let's see... I am in alot of back pain, however, I am thinking of trying a Kungaloosh to help get rid of the pain. My DH is upstairs with the kids while I am down at my mom's. I will probably also be going in the hot tub and see if that doesn't help the back. Besides that all I am doing is homework for school. I am going to school to earn my associates in business management so that I can open my own business and become an all-occasion party planner.
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