The ultimate source of information, in our opinion, is the Internet. Of course, this requires access to a computer or other device with access to the Internet, but with this you can connect to millions of vacationers happy to share their Disney knowledge.
The web offers hundreds of Disney-related sites. In fact, PassPorter has its own web site with updates, tips, ideas, articles, forums, and links. Visit us at PassPorter.com. We've put all our books online—either in the LIVE! Guide system or as simple PDFs—so they are fully searchable, commentable, and fully interactive!
Disney’s official web site at DisneyWorld.com is an excellent source for basic information, including park hours, rates, and maps. You can also call 407-824-4321 to get much of the same information. Also check out the Disney Moms Panel and the Disney Parks Blog.
We also recommend several unofficial web sites, which we frequent ourselves when planning a trip. We introduce these web sites as appropriate throughout the book. Two special sites deserve mention now: AllEars.Net is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide at AllEars.Net, and MousePlanet.com has great articles and weekly updates at Mouseplanet.com.
Another source of information (and camaraderie) is discussion groups. PassPorter has its own set of message boards with an active, supportive community of vacationers at PassPorterBoards.com — come chat with us, ask your questions, and share the fun! Fans also gather at the “DIS” (Disney Information Station) at DISBoards.com, as well as at WDWMagic.com and Intercot.com. You'll find a plethora of discussion groups on Facebook, too!
Podcasts are the latest way to learn about Disney online—they are similiar to talk radio shows and free to listen to on your computer or iPod. PassPorter has its own podcast with host “moms” Jennifer Marx and Sara Varney—listen to us weekly at DisneyEveryWeek.com.
E-mail lists are yet another valuable Internet resource, allowing you to observe and participate in discussions from the safety of your e-mailbox. We have a newsletter list with regular feature articles—subscribe for free at our web site. Many other mailing lists are available, including The Mouse For Less for Disney fans on a budget—visit at TheMouseForLess.com.