"Something Big" for Fall 06 packages?? - Page 2 - 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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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) > Going Behind the Scenes: Trivia, News, and Rumors 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 03-31-2006, 04:34 PM   #16
EeyoreNeedsLoveToo
Community Rank: Explorer
 
EeyoreNeedsLoveToo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: central Iowa
Posts: 11,837

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

Wow! that would be great -- no way we could use it this year -- but know that we are planning on going twice in 2007 will help!

Hope it's good for all of you planning trips!
EeyoreNeedsLoveToo is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 07:35 PM   #17
bpjaxx
Community Rank: Passenger
 
bpjaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 26

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

>I have absolutely no idea, but it seems really eary to be >announcing a fall package. They haven't even announced any >specials for summer past June 3, have they?

Correct. It *is* really early, but that's the rumor on the DIS and r.a.d.p., and also heard by the travel agent I deal with.

Guess we'll see - it's fun to think about, anyway!
bpjaxx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 07:51 PM   #18
bpjaxx
Community Rank: Passenger
 
bpjaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 26

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

From the DIS tonight...

Disney is releasing a package deal on 4/4 to the public. From 4/1-4/3 Disney Visa card holders can book it.

Stay, Play, and Dine for one low price.

5nights/6days at a value for $435 per person based on dbl occ. in a std room.

I just got and email from Disney Visa rewards. They don't even have this on their website yet.
bpjaxx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 07:59 PM   #19
mestitch
Community Rank: Explorer
 
mestitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NC
Posts: 12,270

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

Anybody seen any other info on this???? This could be very tempting.... How would Disney Visa people know to book it if it's not on their site yet??
mestitch is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 08:04 PM   #20
bpjaxx
Community Rank: Passenger
 
bpjaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 26

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

They got emails. It's all over the DIS. See here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1072089 and here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1072146
bpjaxx is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 08:08 PM   #21
mestitch
Community Rank: Explorer
 
mestitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NC
Posts: 12,270

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

I just went there right after I posted. I see it's for Aug-Sept. That's too close our current trip [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Oh well, still wishing something would come out for July (but obviously not now [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif[/img])
mestitch is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 11:03 PM   #22
ladyt
Community Rank: Globetrotter
 
ladyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Ohio
Posts: 3,246

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

Off the boards one day and see what happens????!!! I heard something was coming, but I didn't know when and here it is. I would love to push our October trip up to September, but since I already renewed my AP, I guess I'll keep my dates. Hopefully a good AP room discount will come out in October.
ladyt is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2006, 07:42 AM   #23
leagilly
Community Rank: Wayfarer
 
leagilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Merrimac, Ma
Posts: 183

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

Very Interesting Ill need to keep my eyes opened as our trip is in Nov.
leagilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2006, 11:22 PM   #24
Marv
Community Rank: Scout
 
Marv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,613

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

Well, I was skeptical that they'd book a fall package before releasing any summer info, but I'm very happy they did. I booked my free dining package with my disney visa this a.m.! We moved our trip up from mid Oct to the last week in Sept. and can still do MNSSHP and F & W and have free dining, plus value rates vs. regular rates!
Marv is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2006, 12:01 AM   #25
dahuffy
Community Rank: Traveler
 
dahuffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 217

Post Thanks / Like
Re: \"Something Big\" for Fall 06 packages??

I'm so upset [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/foreheadslap.gif[/img] I couldn't wait a week,could I?
I just had to go a get an AP for my DH and a Park Hopper for myself last weekend!!! We couldn't afford the Magic Plus Dining,so we decided to try for the next best thing and ad the Dining to the AP,to get the discounts.
I contacted my TA and she tells me "Not to worry",she has a "Gut Feeling" that something will be released for AP holders sometime soon as well. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/fairy2.gif[/img] [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/fairy2.gif[/img] [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/fairy2.gif[/img] [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/fairy2.gif[/img]
dahuffy 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














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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.

-->

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.0 Patch Level 1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1998-2017 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger