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March 6, 2014
2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Officially Open
annual Epcot Flower & Garden Festival has returned, with returning
topiary favorites and the debut of the Muppets, inspired by Disney's
new movie 'Muppets Most Wanted.' Also this year, enjoy 'spring
inspired' menus from the Outdoor Kitchens, and enjoy music at the
American Gardens during the weekend Flower Power Concerts. The
festival runs this year through May 18th.
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Registration Opens Today
is the day to get signed up to runDisney - Wine & Dine style!
Registration for the 2014 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, 5K and
Kids Races opens today at noon EST. This event takes place during
the last weekend (Nov. 7-8) of the popular Epcot International Food
& Wine Festival.
Enhancements Coming To Magic Kingdom's Central Plaza & Hub Area
effort to ease congestion around the popular Hub/Central Plaza of
the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World has announced many
'enhancements' for the area. Additional pathways, special fireworks
viewing areas, sculpted gardens and expanded restaurant seating are
just a few of the elements being added to create a more enjoyable
experience for the guest. Work has already begun and will be
complete in 2015.
Imagineering Shares Onboard Video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
a live chat with the Disney Parks Blog, Walt Disney Imagineering
released a new video of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom
Park. The video shows a side by side comparison of actual onboard
footage and early CGI footage. The attraction is set to open this
today, Walt Disney World will increase the base price of a one-day,
one-park ticket to $99 for Magic Kingdom admission and $94 for
Epcot,, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studio. Multi-day ticket
packages also increase though at a lesser amount. Park Hopper add-on
options increased to $60, up from $59. Water Park Fun & More add-ons
are also now $60 per pass. In addition, many of the park's other
tickets have received a rise in cost, including Annual Passes.
Ticket prices last increased on June 2, 2013.
All price changes are effective, February 23, 2014.
February 21, 2014
Star Wars Weekend
Dates Released. A 5th Weekend and Fireworks Added to the Festivities
again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine for
the family-friendly fan-fest, scheduled for five consecutive
weekends, beginning May 16 and running through June 15, 2014, at
Disney's Hollywood Studios. This year weekend event will include a
fireworks show featuring Star Wars music each evening, as well as
special parades, trivia games, meet-and-greet sessions, characters
and special themed activities. In addition it was announced, James
Arnold Taylor will return as the event’s official celebrity host.
Taylor is the voice of hundreds of animated characters and a fan
favorite. The weekend festivities take place on Fridays, Saturdays
and Sundays and are included with regular theme park admission.
Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 60: The Trash Can Said Talk To My Agent
It's Episode 60 and we're celebrating with a special in studio
guest, recording artist Shane Gamble who performs his hit "Turn My
Way" along with a song from his new CD, "Love is Beautiful Work."
We also discuss the upcoming Media Preview Event, Push the trash
can, Flower and Garden Festival, Jammin' Jungle Parade and queue
wait times of longer than 30 minutes. Grab your headphones and
crank it up for this musical edition of the INTERCOT Insider!
Epcot's Food & Wine Festival Adding An Extra Week in 2014
The 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will go a record
53 days this fall, running from September 19-November 10. Guests can
sample amazing food and drinks at nearly 30 international
marketplaces situated around World Showcase, There will also be
culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars and the ever popular Eat
to the Beat Concert Series in American Gardens.
Live Disney Podcast - Episode 59: The Line For Goofy Was Too Long!
our extended leave of absence, there was a lot going on and our crew has
plenty to share in this 3 hour podcast. Grab some chips, dip and a
cool beverage and find out why we were away so long, who T.I.M. is, what
happened Marathon Weekend at #runICOT, our latest experiences with MyMagic+,
changes coming to Universal Orlando and why some of the best experiences in
life happen at Walt Disney World.
Top HGTV and DIY Network Stars to Appear at 2014 Epcot International
Flower & Garden Festival
Superstars of HGTV
and DIY Network shows will appear at the 21st Epcot International
Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV between March 5 and May
18, 2014. Three HGTV stars will “crash” the festival for the first
time: Matt Blashaw from “Yard Crashers,” Matt Muenster from “Bath
Crashers” and Alison Victoria from “Kitchen Crashers.” The popular
HGTV celebrities will meet festival guests and showcase expert tips
and clever tricks at noon and 3 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and
Sunday on The Designers’ Stage presented by HGTV at the Festival
Center. Presentations by HGTV and DIY Network stars and all
gardening programs and exhibits are included with admission to the
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Live Disney Podcast - Episode 58: Ian's Got A Toque On, Gary's Got The Anorak
long anticipated Episode 58 is finally online despite a bevy of technical
issues that would have kept a lesser podcast down! In this 2+ hour whopper
of narrowcasting, we talk MyMagic+ delays, the Holiday version of
Reflections of Earth, Disney's Aulani Resort, Diane Disney Miller, Saving
Mr. Banks, celebrating dead rides and more. Enjoy!
staff of INTERCOT would like to take a moment to wish the best to
you and yours this Christmas and Holiday Season. May your New Year
be a happy and healthy one filled with Disney Dreams! From the
bottom of our hearts, we thank each and every one of you for making
INTERCOT among the most visited Disney Vacation Planning Sites on
December 11, 2014
Celebrate 30 Years of Magic on Christmas Morning!
Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon will join television anchor Lara
Spencer in the holly jolly spotlight December 25, 2013, to host the
“Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” television special. Harris will
host the telecast from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida while
Cannon will head to “The Happiest Place on Earth” at Disneyland
Resort. Spencer, a lifestyle journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s “Good
Morning America,” will be the show’s special correspondent. The 30th
annual holiday special will air nationwide Christmas morning at 10
a.m. EST and 9 a.m. CST, MST and PST on ABC-TV. The show also will
air in Canada on CBC Network and across the globe on the American
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