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INTERCOT(tm) - the INTERnet Community Of Tomorrow, is your personal guide to Walt Disney World featuring news and information about the "most magical place on earth" with "more information per square megabyte" than any other Disney World site on the Internet.

March 27, 2015

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Soft Opens At Disney's Polynesian Village Resort



Enthusiastic fans of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel are celebrating the soft opening March 28 of the East Coast version. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is located off the main lobby of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort; the adjacent Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace offers views of the marina and Seven Seas Lagoon. Official opening is set for late April, when the coveted Tiki souvenir glassware arrives. (Tiki fans go bananas for the collectible mugs.) An official opening date will be announced soon!

Discussion Here!

March 4, 2015

Confirmed: Adventureland's New Restaurant

The new restaurant (formerly Adventureland Verandah), will be tentatively be called the “Skipper’s Cantina”, themed around the Jungle Cruise attraction. The rumored back story: Seems the skippers are not making enough money driving the boats and need to open a restaurant for some extra cash. Current thought is that it will operate similar to "Be Our Guest" in that it may be counter service for lunch and table service for dinner. Disney's goal is to open in November, 2015.

Discussion Here

March 14, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 75: Addicted to Hummus

It's Daylight Saving Time and everyone is cranky but so addicted to Hummus.  We talk Soarin' and Toy Story Mania Expansion, Pirates, Cinderella and a bunch of other movies, #runDisney, the new Show Your Disney Side App and more!

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March 14, 2015


INTERCOT 2015 Bracketology Challenge - Prizes!


INTERCOT.com has put together our Bracketology Challenge again this year for the folks who visit the site and keep it going all year long. What's at stake? The three best bracketologists will receive INTERCOT T-shirts! Hey, we know it's not much but cut us a break, Free Stuff is Free Stuff - and it's all for bragging rights over your fellow INTERCOTees anyway! Be sure to fill things out before the first round game tips Thursday March 19!

Entry Details & Discussion Here

March 12, 2015

Disney's Hollywood Studios Changing Names Again

During an annual shareholders meeting today, Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted a name change was coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney MGM Studios)... again. "Now we can announce that. It's not been announced right? We'll announce that we're changing the name but we won't announce what we're changing it to." Iger stated. With changes in store rumored to expand on both the Pixar and Star Wars franchises, it's not surprising, however no further comment was made during the meeting.

Details & Discussion Here

March 11 , 2015

24 Hour Event to Kick off 'Coolest Summer Ever' at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney World's annual 24 hour event has been announced for 2015, and this time it's kicking off the summer long celebration "Coolest Summer Ever." Guests are invited to the Magic Kingdom on May 22-23, from 6am Friday - 6am Saturday.   

Details & Discussion Here

March 6, 2015

Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace To Switch Places at Magic Kingdom

With a little bit of Disney magic, the two popular tropical treat locations within the Magic Kingdom are changing places! Aloha Isle, home of the Dole Whip, and Sunshine Tree Terrace, home of the Citrus Swirl, will be swapping locations and menus on March 12.

Details & Discussion Here

March 5 , 2015

Toy Story Mania! and Soarin' To Be Expanded

Disney officially announced today that two of it's most popular Walt Disney World attractions are expanding, with Toy Story Mania! adding additional track, and Soarin' receiving an additional theater. Soarin' will also receive upgrades on the screens and projection systems in the two existing theaters. These improvements are set to be complete by late 2016.

Details & Discussion Here

March 4 , 2015

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Opens Today

Be sure to follow along on INTERCOT's social media outlets, as we bring you all the beautiful colors, yummy tastes and the sounds of Garden Rocks, from this year's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The Festival runs today through May 17th.

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March 1 , 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 74: There Is Something Wrong With Us!

It's the Micro crew of Cindy, Melanie, Ian and John but there's a whole lot to talk about.  We discuss ticket price increases, John's recent trip, Monorails, a new restaurant coming to Adventureland and more.  In the second half of the show, our cast is joined joined by Disney Parks Moms Panelist Ana Fallas who tells us her 7 year journey to join the program!  We also take or leave Disney PhotoPass and John encourages everyone to do a random act of Disney kindness (something to do with Mickey bars).  Join us for another fun filled episode!

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March Fort Wilderness Campfire Movie Schedule

It may still be winter where you are, but at Fort Wilderness the evenings will become warmer this month as spring arrives. It's a great time of year to enjoy an evening under the stars with a sing-a-long, a visit from our silly friends, Chip & Dale, and a Disney movie. Fire lighting is at 7:30 pm nightly, Sing-a-long at 8:00, and movie about 8:40.

Schedule & Discussion Here

February 27, 2015

Follow Along Today.  4 Parks - 1 World - 1 Day - LIVE Grand Social Media Tour!

Join INTERCOT's Christine Warner beginning this afternoon at 3pm as she begins her journey to all 4 theme parks before closing tonight.  That's right, Christine is attempting to hit them all in one day. Make plans to "check-in" with us with for your questions, requests and comments via the INTERCOT Boards, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Follow the hashtag #4P1W1D

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February 26, 2015


New Disney Parks Collection / Pandora Items Coming to Disney Parks in March

The Disney Parks Collection / Pandora Spring items will arrive in Disney Parks on March 12, joining the previously released charms inspired by beloved Disney characters and icons. The largest selection of Pandora jewelry is available at Uptown Jewelers on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.

Details & Discussion Here

Hello Grauman's Chinese Theatre! Hat Removal Now Complete at Disney's Hollywood Studios

After beginning demolition in early January, work is finally complete and the Sorcerer Hat has been removed from Hollywood Studios. Looking down Hollywood Boulevard now gives the guest a perfect view of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, just as when the park opened in 1989.

February 25, 2015


Dates Announced for 2015 Holiday Parties

The 2015 dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, held seasonally at Magic Kingdom, were released today. Ticket prices have not been announced yet, and normally go on sale in April.

Dates & Discussion Here

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Now Available for Booking

Escape to an enchanting oasis of swaying palms, white sandy beaches and tropical surroundings that evokes the languid spirit of the South Pacific. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows makes its home at one of the original—and legendary—Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Disney Vacation Club members can begin booking their stays now!

Discussion Here

February 24, 2015


Pirates of the Caribbean Set for Four Month Refurbishment Starting in May

Walt Disney World announced today that the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction will go down for a four month long refurbishment beginning May 11. It is set to reopen on September 26. Exact details have not been announced, but rumor is the rehab is set to address safety issues brought about when new boats were added a little over a year ago.

Details & Discussion Here

Last Chance to Get Park Passes and Non Expiring Passes at Pre-Increase Prices!

It's your LAST CHANCE to buy Standard Park Tickets and Non-Expiring Park Passes at pre-increase prices! According our partner - the Official Ticket Center, 10 Day Non-Expiring Tickets are selling like HOTCAKES!  before February 27th at Midnight! Remember when comparing tickets, Official Ticket Center prices on the site INCLUDE TAX - no hidden fees.

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February 21, 2015


Disney World Ticket Prices Set to Increase Sunday - Prices Break $100 a Day for the First Time

Effective Tomorrow (Sunday), ticket prices are set to go up at the Walt Disney World Resort.  A 1 day Magic Kingdom ticket increases to $105, up from $99 and 1 day park tickets for the other three theme parks increase to $97 up from $94. Annual Passes also are headed up in price, increasing to $654 from $634 while the Premium AP increases to $779 from $759. 

Not to be left out - Water park tickets increase to $58 from $53 for ages 10 and up; increases to $50 from $45 for ages 3-9; Annual passes for water park increase to $110 from $104 for ages 10 and up, while tickets for ages 3-9 increase to $99 from $85.  In other news, Disney has done away with the non-expiration option for multiple day tickets.

Details & Discussion Here

February 20, 2015


S tar Wars Weekends Return to Disney's Hollywood Studios May 15-June 14

Star Wars™ Weekends returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015. During this galactic event, guests can encounter out-of-this-universe entertainment, favorite attractions and new experiences .

Latest Details & Discussion

February 10, 2015


Tree of Life "Grows" New Roots at Animal Kingdom

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park’s iconic Tree of Life has grown new roots. Featuring new animals that make up the circle of life, from tiny bugs to large crocodiles, the expanded roots also offer a widened walkway for guests visiting Discovery Island. The 145-foot tall structure is covered in more than 103,000 leaves and debuted as the park’s icon at the park’s opening in 1998.

Details & Discussion

February 1, 2015


Park Calendar Released Through August 2015


The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours , Operating and Event schedules through August 2015. For guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the  Park Hours  and Events pages to assist in planning your trip. Remember, all times and schedules are subject to change, so check back often.

January 27, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 73: #runICOT Marathon Weekend Recap

Join the full podcast crew as we continue cheering even though Marathon Weekend is over!  We talk weather, meets, fundraising, triple filtered water and how we plan to do it all again next January!  It's a touching episode of the INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast!

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Discuss Episode 73 Here

January 21, 2015

Starbucks Disney Park Mugs Coming!

The Starbucks mugs are finally arriving in Disney Starbucks stores in late January. Available mugs include: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disneyland, California Adventure. You will not be able to purchase all the mugs in any given Starbucks store... each mug is only available in it's respective park. Also available will be 24 oz acrylic tumblers hot and cold, featuring the co-branding of Starbucks and Disney. The 12 oz ceramic travel mugs will follow shortly after. Enjoy!

Details & Discussion

January 18, 2015


Flower Power Concert Series is Now "Garden Rocks"!

Eleven pop bands with hits spanning several decades will play the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 22nd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4-May 17, 2015. The Garden Rocks Concert Series debuts in 2015 to span a broader range of decades and popular artists. Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission.

Full Line Up and Discussion

We Need Your Help!

A $10 Donation Helps Us Fight Thyroid Cancer!

This year as in the past, INTERCOT is participating in Walt Disney's World's Marathon Weekend January 7-11 as a huge group. We call it #runICOT and we're running with a purpose - to help fight Thyroid Cancer and raise awareness/funds. INTERCOT is asking you to donate $10 and you'll receive a #runICOT Awareness band or you can buy T-shirts in Thyroid Cancer awareness colors.  All proceeds go to benefit ThyCa - The Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association.

Donate $10 for Awareness Band
#runICOT Marathon Weekend Details & T-shirts

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