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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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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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20 days to GOal: The door behind the curtain: Hidden places, potentials and possibilities

Posted 04-22-2010 at 07:53 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)

Artwork by a.daley

There are hidden places, potentials, and possibilities that are simply not in sight.

It's a big risk to step from one place into another, but sometimes it is the next right thing to do for the situation.

You just can't know what you'll find behind a door that has never been opened.

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24 days to GOal: The White Queen and a dark shadow.

Posted 04-18-2010 at 05:01 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 04-18-2010 at 06:02 AM by Sandra Bostwick
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(Scroll to the end for some great clips of The Queen from the movie.)

The White Queen was such a subtly funny character in this film!

Apparently, she had taken vows of kindness and put a great deal of effort into making all things pretty, peaceful, and sweet, including herself.

Anne Hathaway really did a masterful...
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33 Days to GOal: Be aware of the background influence as you plan your dream day.

Posted 04-09-2010 at 08:05 AM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
Updated 04-09-2010 at 09:13 AM by Sandra Bostwick
Good Morning!

Please take a moment to put on some nice music or to do the five minute candle meditation on yesterday's entry before you read this. Try to think of a few things that you are thankful for, then read on.

I'm blogging first thing in the morning on purpose today. I_discussed_in_this_entry how my mindset and tone vary from morning to evening. I also touch upon how music or any background entertainment changes the tone, even if I am not aware.

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35 Days to GOal-The Spotlight is on YOU!

Posted 04-07-2010 at 02:20 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
I remember this_old_blog_entry when I questioned how blogworthy my daily thoughts are. I realized that, for me, the best thing about this blog is the fact that other people are posting their accomplishments and comments.

When I look at the_entry_for_posting_goal_updates, I see that alot is going on.

When I look at the_entry_for_projects_in_progress, I can't believe how much activity there is.

When I look at
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Today's goal is to let it ALL be for me.

Posted 03-20-2010 at 06:05 PM by Sandra Bostwick (Walt's Wave)
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Today, while enjoying Saturday bowling, a party was getting started as we finished our game. We were a little behind, and, since our lane was a center lane for the party, they put on the disco lights on our lane while the party kids waited for us to finish.


Well, let me tell you, these lights are highly coveted by all the children, who ask their parents if they can have a bowling party with the lights, and don't seem pleased...
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