So you think you know Disney? - Page 4 - PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums
PassPorter.com
Award-winning travel guidebooks

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |   follow us on


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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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

Go Back   PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums > PassPorter's Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) > Making More Magic: Everything Else at Walt Disney World!
Register


Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #46
wellsronald18
Community Rank: Visitor
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4

Post Thanks / Like
I love Disney, Thank you so much for posting this.
wellsronald18 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 07:30 AM   #47
StephanieB
Community Rank: Wayfarer
 
StephanieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC
Concierge Level: 4
Posts: 109

Post Thanks / Like
Thank you so much for sharing!! I have been stressing over the last few weeks trying to decide on ADRs and wanting to make sure I picked the "right" places to eat. I so needed to read this. I can't wait to go back to planning and having a wonderful time getting ready for our magical trip!!!
__________________
Stephanie B
My Countdown Counting down to: DS 3rd Bday Trip
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsWDW WL Nov 2013
StephanieB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 05:45 AM   #48
Lady427
Community Rank: Traveler
 
Lady427's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 279

Post Thanks / Like
beautiful story!! thanks for sharing.
Very true.. I feel the magic the minute I step onto property.

I can remember as a little girl watching a Disney movie and at the end .. they would show the castle.. and I would say.. Some day I would get there..
My parents couldnt afford a trip there. with 4 kids....
Took me until i was 30 years old to my first trip there.. But every time we go.. as I turn that corner on Main Street and see that castle.. I hear the little girl inside of me say.. WE GOT THERE! .. and I experience every minute of WDW as that young child. LOVE WDW!!! and the Magic!
__________________
[COLOR=black]Have a Zippy Do Dah Day!
My Countdown Counting down to: Our Trip to POP!!
We Made it!! HI Mickey!
My PassPorter Bookshelf
Lady427 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #49
Moria76
Community Rank: Sightseer
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Alum Creek, WV
Posts: 57

Post Thanks / Like
Beautiful!

I turn into a child every time I enter "The World" and so does my husband. The magic is definitely there. We (my husband, daughters, and I) can go on vacation anywhere but no where compares to Disney!
__________________
My Previous TripsWDW May 1998, WDW Apr 2009, WDW Dec 2012, WDW SOG Dec 2013,WDW All-Star Sports Nov/Dec 2014,WDW POR Nov 2016, WDW AoA Feb 2018
Moria76 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2013, 01:11 PM   #50
Laurast
Community Rank: Adventurer
 
Laurast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Western PA
Posts: 751

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moria76 View Post
Beautiful!

I turn into a child every time I enter "The World" and so does my husband. The magic is definitely there. We (my husband, daughters, and I) can go on vacation anywhere but no where compares to Disney!

__________________
Wishing I was in the Disney bubble!
My Countdown Counting down to: 10/31/16-11/02/16
Back in my favorite place...WDW!
My Previous TripsWDW Feb 2018 (POP), WDW Feb 2017 (Saratoga Springs), WDW Nov 2016 (POP), WDW Dec 2015 (POP), WDW Feb 2015 (POP), WDW Feb 2014 (Beach Club Villas), WDW Jan 2013 (POP) WDW Jan 2012 (BLT), WDW Jan 2011 (POP), WDW Sept 2010 (POP), WDW February 2010 (AKLV), WDW Sept 2009 (POP), WDW Feb 2009 (Yacht Club), WDW Dec 2007 (POP), WDW Feb 2007 (POR), WDW Feb 2005 (POR), WDW Jan 2002 (Orange Lake Country Club), WDW Feb, 1996 (CB)
Laurast is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 03:55 PM   #51
DISNEYGOOF
Community Rank: Trailblazer
 
DISNEYGOOF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BURLESON TX (near Ft. Worth)
Posts: 5,589

Post Thanks / Like
Just got back from DW @ 4am this morning. A long drive back to Texas but worth it.
This reminds me of the reason it is my "happy place."
__________________
KELLY

Mom TO J.J.-24 BRADY-22 & HUNTER The Dog-9 Lost my sweet Hunter April 16th, 2013 New puppy, Pie (he's rust colored, white paws/chest and a white Pie shape on the back of his neck)
Wife To Jeff
My Countdown Counting down to: WDW (2nd) Marathon !
Orlando here we come!
My Previous Trips*APR '01 CORONADO SPRINGS*JUN '01 & '02 YACHT CLUB*MAR '03 YACHT CLUB(JOINED DVC@BCV)*MAR '04 OLD KEY WEST*JUL '04 AKL*NOV '04 BCV*MAR '05 BCV*JUL '05 SARATOGA SPRINGS/BCV*MAR '06 BCV/DISNEY CRUISE*NOV '06 DOLPHIN*MAR '07 BCV*MAR '08 BCV/DISNEY CRUISE*JUNE '08 BCV/DISNEY CRUISE*APR '09 DOLPHIN*JUL '10 DISNEYLAND @ DOUBLETREE*MAR '11 BOARDWALK VILLAS*DEC '11 OKW *JULY '12 DL @ RESIDENCE INN/GARDEN GROVE*MAY '13 OKW*JAN '14 OKW*APR '14 BLT*JAN '15 STAR WARS 10K @ DL FAIRFIELD INN*MAY '15 OKW*SEPT '15 DL HALF MARATHON@FAIRFIELD INN*JAN '16 STAR WARS HALF MARATHON @ DL FAIRFIELD INN*APR '16 STAR WARS HALF @ BCV and Wyndham Bonnet Creek*NOV '16 INFINITY CHALLENGE @ DL FAIRFIELD INN*JAN '17 FIRST FULL MARATHON @ WDW DOLPHIN*APR '17 WDW DOLPHIN*
DISNEYGOOF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #52
kcamozzi67
Community Rank: Traveler
 
kcamozzi67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Posts: 385

Post Thanks / Like
Thank you for this...I had read the original many years back and I loved reading it again. It truly is about the magic
kcamozzi67 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 08:43 PM   #53
SuzieBC
Community Rank: Traveler
 
SuzieBC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 303

Post Thanks / Like
I remember when my late DH, after many years of being dragged to WDW, after visiting Universal and admiring the theming said, "It just doesn't have the magic of Disney". It was then that I knew he finally got it! After that he always wanted to go.
SuzieBC is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2018, 03:45 AM   #54
MadMax003
Community Rank: Day-Tripper
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 11

Post Thanks / Like
I love Disneyland, I was in Paris and can't decide where to go...
California or Hong Kong?
MadMax003 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2018, 05:52 AM   #55
MikTool
Community Rank: Visitor
 
MikTool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 2

Post Thanks / Like
I love Disney world)))) thank you for the interesting information
MikTool is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feature Article: Enjoying the Peace at Disney - Walt Disney World During the Off-Season PassPorter News PassPorter News 3 05-28-2010 04:59 PM
PassPorter Podcast: Episode 11: Disney Dreamin' - Preview of the New Disney Cruise Ship with PassPorter News PassPorter Podcasts 0 04-08-2010 10:04 AM














Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.

-->

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.0 Patch Level 1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1998-2017 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger