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April 22, 2014
Weekend Registration Official Opens at Noon Today! Join #runICOT
Wednesday January 7th thru Sunday January 11th, the INTERCOT
community will gather at Walt Disney World's Marathon Weekend. You
don't have to be a runner to join in all the fun that comes along
with an INTERCOT meet, but you can help us raise money for a good
cause: THYCA, The Thyroid Cancer
registration opens to the general public at noon today. More details are available on the official
INTERCOT's plans for the weekend meet and apparel wise are just
starting to come together and can
be found here and discussion on the
#runICOT forum here
- but rest assured, you will be running and cheering with many of
your friends from INTERCOT!
April 11, 2014
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Animatronics
Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, spoke at the
Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. During the
presentation he unveiled a video that offered the first look at some
of the amazing new characters who will be part of the Seven Dwarfs
Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. These are some
of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figures Walt Disney
Imagineering has ever created.
April 2, 2014
Changes Coming to FastPass+ Program
an announcement via the Disney Parks Blog this morning, plans are in
motion to enhance the FP+ experience at Walt Disney World. Currently
guests can reserve up to 3 fastpasses in a single park per day. But
in the future, Disney says guests will be able to secure more once
the initial 3 are used, and they will be available if guests wish to
park hop. This is positive news in the ever evolving program.
April 2, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will join other
iconic buildings around the world by lighting up blue to bring
awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Day. In
addition, Todd English's Blue Zoo, located at the Dolphin, has
created a specialty blue cocktail, with proceeds from the drink
going to a local Orlando school for autism.
of today, parking fees for autos, taxis, motorcycles and limos
are $17, camper, trailer or RV, $18, and bus or tractor trailer,
$21. Parking remains complimentary for Disney resort guests and
most annual passholders, as per their benefits. Valet parking is
go on sale tomorrow for Disney's 'Night of Joy', a hard ticket
event held at the Magic Kingdom highlighting the top names in
Christian music. This year's event will be held September 5-6,
and will feature such top selling Christian acts such as Casting
Crowns, MercyMe, Mandisa and Israel and New Breed. Check out
NightofJoy.com for details on the event.
Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 61: Give 'Em a ROY G BIV Pack
parade time with the new Festival of Fantasy and INTERCOT's
Christine Warner was there live for the debut. We also talk
the Flower and Garden Festival opening, changes to the Hub in the
Magic Kingdom, #runICOT events, Turkey Legs and Bubblegum - plus a
whole lot more!
a Disney Passholder, you now have access to MyMagic+! Your Walt
Disney World visits can be more magical than ever—from reserving
select attractions, shows and Character experiences in advance to
entering the Theme Parks with your very own MagicBand.
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
they are saying "Let It Go!" to Norway and moving to the Magic
Kingdom! Disney Parks Blog announced today that the very popular
Anna and Elsa meet 'n greet will soon move to Fairytale Hall in the
Magic Kingdom. The sisters will begin meeting at their new location
on Sunday, April 20th, alongside some of their fellow Royals.
Fastpass+ will be available for this experience.
guests can end a perfect Epcot day with sweets, sparkling wines and
fireworks at the newly announced Illuminations Sparkling Dessert
Party. Taking place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the
Epcot Showcase Plaza, guests will have the opportunity to partake
from the best desserts and wines the international pavilions have to
offer, with an amazing view of the ever popular Illuminations:
Reflections of Earth.
Walt Disney World Resort has released it's
Extra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for September
2014. For guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit
to assist in planning your trip. Remember, all times and schedules
are subject to change, so check back often.
March 10, 2014
Festival of Fantasy
Parade Debuts - Full Video
This is the
debut performance of the new Magic Kingdom afternoon parade,
Festival of Fantasy. Shot on March 9, 2014, in Frontierland, we got
the first glimpses of the magnificent, colorful floats, characters
and performers as they made their way towards Main Street. Catch the
parade every day at 3pm at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.
much anticipated new parade, Disney Festival of Fantasy, debuts
today in Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. Seven units
with nine different floats will celebrate the new Fantasyland.
Vibrant costumes, new music and choreography, and beautiful floats
will represent both Disney and Pixar favorites. Follow along with
INTERCOT's Twitter and Facebook accounts, as we'll be there to bring
it to you live!
Media Day At
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
along with INTERCOT's Twitter account today as we bring you the
flowers, food and music from the 21st Annual Epcot International
Flower & Garden Festival. Drool as we highlight the offerings from
the Outdoor Kitchens, and rock along with The Guess Who, all with
the gorgeous background of Disney inspired flowers and topiaries.
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.