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 The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk.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

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Welcome Guide to the PassPorter Community

Welcome to the PassPorter Community!

This tutorial explains how to get started in our community: join (register), search, ask a question (start a new topic), understand our guidelines, and more. This is a multi-page tutorial -- use the Contents box above or the page numbers at the bottom to navigate.


Since 2000, the PassPorter Message Board Community has been providing free vacation planning support to travelers of all experience levels. Our friendly community members come from all over -- nearly 65,000 to date -- and now it's your turn!

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Here's how to use our community:


Register and Join For Free:
Before you can search our message board, post your first question, or introduce yourself to our community members, you need to choose a member name to use while in our message boards. Click here to join now -- it's free and easy!
Note: Joining our message boards is a separate process from registering a book or creating an account in our store -- so even if you've done those things, you'll need to do this, too.


Search For Your Question
Once you are registered and logged in, you can search our message boards. If you have a specific question on your mind, search our forums to see if someone has already asked the same question. Near the top of every PassPorter Community page is a Search link (look toward the right end of the orange bar).



Click this Search link, type in a search word or phrase at least four letters long, and click Go. Any results will be displayed in a list for you to browse -- click any of the thread links to read the post.




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Choose a Forum:
Can't find your answer using the Search feature? Pop up to the top of our message board and choose the appropriate category, then choose a forum within that category that best applies to your question. Click on the name of the forum to view it.



Start a New Topic:
Once you've chosen your category and forum, press the New Topic button near the top of the forum's topic list.





Post Your Question:
You're now ready to post your question! You'll be asked to enter a title -- be short but descriptive for the best responses. "Please help me" or "Hello" doesn't tell us enough. Include as much relevant information in the body of your post as possible. When finished, click the Submit New Thread button.
Note: Your new topic will appear in the forum list within seconds of submission. It will not appear in the New Posts listing FOR YOU as it is not a new post for you -- others will see it in this list, however.




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Please Note:
We make every effort to keep PassPorter a friendly, supportive environment to plan vacations. As such, we have a few important rules you must follow:
  • Please post your question only once. You can ask a Guide (Moderator) to move your post later if necessary.
  • Do not post advertisements of any kind.
  • Be polite and patient to everyone here. You may not use foul language nor post offensive messages.


[break=Tips For Using Our Community]

Tips For Using Our Community:
Here are a few tips you may find useful while you're here:
  • No answer yet? If you don't get a response to your question quickly, give it some time! If more than a day goes by without a response, please do not start a new thread. Simply find your old one and reply to it with "Can anyone help?" This will bring your question back to the top of the list.
  • Tutorials: To learn more about making the most of these message boards, please see our tutorial collection.


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