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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.

July 15, 2014

Early Morning Magic Extended at Magic Kingdom - Coming to Disney Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney has announced that Early Morning Magic been extended through September 30, 2016, for Magic Kingdom Park, and that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will soon offer Disney Early Morning Magic as well! Beginning August 1, a select number of guests can experience Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Beginning at 7:45 a.m., guests can enter the park and experience Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Toy Story Mania!, Pixar Place character greetings (with Woody and Buzz), and Mickey and Minnie on Commissary Lane and Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight. Guests can also partake in an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast at ABC Commissary from 8-10 a.m.

Details & Discussion Here

July 4, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 90: Looks Good On You Though

It's Independence Day and the Podcast Crew is celebrating with a new episode (finally) after our first taping was lost forever - and it was the best one ever! We discuss what's new at all the parks this summer including the grand opening of the Frozen Ride at Epcot, new film and additional theater at Soarin' and the latest Guardians of the Galaxy rumor!

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Happy Independence Day America!

Happy Independence Day from Disney World

In our hearts, in our minds and in our actions, we work daily to uphold the principles on which this great nation was founded. Liberty: for no one can constrain or remove our belief in our government by the people, for the people and of the people. Freedom: freedom from fear, freedom from strife and freedom to continue to build a nation in which democracy, debate and truth will always reign. On this, our 240th Independence Day, the staff of INTERCOT wishes The United States of America a Happy Birthday, and we salute each and every American who fights to uphold those ideals which we hold so dear.

June 21, 2016

Figments June Tidbits - Around the World

Farytale Hall - Magic Kingdom - Disney World

Summer is traditionally a slow news time for Walt Disney World but Jason's (aka Figment) Tidbits keep you up to date on whats happening each month.  In this trip Around the World, he goes popping with new flavors in the Main Street popcorn line, lets us know about Anna and Elsa's exit from Farytale Hall, finds new adult beverages popping up around Epcot and a whole lot more.

Details & Discussion Here

May 27, 2016

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 89: The Magic Was Wasted On You

The summer season officially begins and the podcast is back with another sizziling episode -- get it?  Ian talks about his most recent trip and we cover many of the announcements and updates that have happened over the past weeks including Rivers of Life news, Finding Dory characters in Turtle Talk, Frozen attraction opening, Earful Tower and it's tearful goodby, runDisney virtual races and a whole lot more. Fire up the barbecue, take a splash in the pool and sip on a cold one while enjoying this, the latest episode of our Disney podcast.

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May 21, 2016

Walt Disney World Announces Summer 2016 Grand Opening Line-Up

Tree of Life - Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Walt Disney World resort has made a formal announcement detailing the entertainment and attraction Grand Openings for the Summer 2016. Although several dates were already internally announced, the full line-up has now been publicly confirmed with exact dates that can be found in the link below.

Details & Discussion Here

April 22, 2016

Concept Video Released for Slinky Dog Dash Coaster

Disney Parks & Resorts has released a concept video for Slinky Dog Dash coaster coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios:

Details & Discussion Here  

Rivers of Light to be Replaced By Jungle Book Show for Summer 2016

Rivers of Light - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney has announced additional details for the Magic of Nature After Dark event kicking off Memorial Day Weekend 2016, with the surprising change the Rivers of Light will be preempted by a new Jungle Book show on Discovery River.

Details & Discussion Here

April 21, 2016

Disney Releases First Look at Soarin' Around The World & FastPass+ Details

Disney Parks and Resorts has released ride film from two of the new segments that will be featured in Soarin' Around The World attraction coming to Epcot:

The opening date of the revamped attraction is set for June 17 with FastPass+ available on April 21.

Details & Discussion Here 

April 10, 2016

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Will Celebrate 21 Nights at the Magic Kingdom!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns to the Magic Kingdom® Park for a festive 21 nights this year and will take place the following nights:

• November – 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29
• December – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22

Tickets for both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will go on sale later this spring. 

Details & Discussion Here

April 5, 2016

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 88: Cane and a Top Hat

The Insider Disney Podcast crew is back and talking Disney Cruise Line with Brandy Robinson, Disney Parks Mom's Panelist and Cruise Line Specialist. It's perfect timing too, as Disney announces 2 new ships are going to be built!  We also talk the sleeper hit Zootopia, Purple Magic Bands, New Star Wars Fireworks and more! Grab your cane and top hat, "put on the ritz" and join us for another fun filled episode!

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March 27, 2016

Closures Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios as Park Makeover Continues

Closures and Changes Coming To Disney's Hollywood Studios

With the large area closures looming for April 2, 2016 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, additional details have been announced and demolition in a nearby area has already begun. The Park has internally stated that the wide spread attraction/shop/restaurant changes will result in the effective closure of the Streets of America and Mickey Avenue "lands". The long unofficially named Muppets Courtyard will reportedly become an official "land" and absorb the former Streets of America areas up to Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. Additionally, the remaining stretch of Mickey Avenue will reportedly be combined into the Animation Courtyard. These and other changes will eventually make way for construction of Star Wars and Toy Story themed "lands."

Details & Discussion Here

March 13, 2016

INTERCOT 2016 Bracketology Challenge!

2016 INTERCOT Bracketology Challenge

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 17!

Entry Details & Discussion Here

March 2, 2016

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 87: Play Your Other Song Again

It's Episode 87 and the year is 1987 and Michael tells us what it was like for him at prom while we take a trip down memory lane.  In Disney news, it's time for the Garden Rocks concert series and the podcast crew tries to name songs by the artists appearing - which isn't always as easy as you'd think.  We also talk Canada's views on the differences between Disneyland and Disney World along with Pie.  Michael doesn't like Pie.

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March 1, 2016

30 New Retail & Dining Locations Coming to Disney Springs Town Center 

Disney Springs adds 30 new locations!

Disney Springs is nearing completion on its largest expansion in history and emerging as an exciting new waterfront district for world-class shopping, unique dining, and high-quality entertainment. Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs has four distinct outdoor neighborhoods; The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center; all interconnected by a flowing spring and vibrant lakefront. The Walt Disney World resort has announced 30 new Retail and Dining locations that will be part of the Town Center "Neighborhood" of Disney Springs.

Details & Discussion Here

February 27, 2016

Disney Parks on Both Coasts Adopt Seasonal Pricing on 1 Day Park Tickets 

1 Day Tickets Now Seasonally Priced Admission

In a statement released today, Disney said: "We are committed to delivering on our Guests’ high expectations in the midst of unprecedented demand for our parks, particularly during peak visitation periods." "It is also why we continue to look for ways to spread out visitation. So, beginning tomorrow, we are shifting to seasonal pricing for 1-Day tickets. It’s an approach that you are probably familiar with from many other areas, including sports, entertainment and travel."

Full Story And Details

February 25, 2016

Epic Fireworks & Projection Show, Live Entertainment & Stormtrooper March

Disney's Hollywood Studios Star Wars Fireworks

Just in time for spring, that “galaxy far, far away’’ will be closer than ever with the April 4th arrival of the new Star Wars live entertainment experience Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and a menacing First Order stormtrooper procession at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And to kick off summer, the park is launching a new nightly fireworks and projection show called Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular that will eclipse anything of its kind in the park’s history.

Full Story And Details

February 15, 2016

Garden Rocks Concert Series Debuts at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Little River Band at Garden Rocks Epcot

This year, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival host 11 pop bands who will appear in the Garden Rocks Concert Series, March 4-May 17, 2015. Several acts are new to the festival lineup, including En Vogue, Little River Band, Jon Secada, Pablo Cruise and Taylor Dayne. Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and are included with Epcot admission. This years lineup can be found at the link below.

Details and Discussion Here

January 26, 2016

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 86: #runICOT Marathon Weekend

Join us as we welcome a duo of new podcasters, Carolyn and Justin who both participated along with the INTERCOT Community in this years #runICOT Marathon weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort.  In this episode, we recap the fun and events of the Disney's Marathon weekend and the challenges that came along with it - hint... NO COWBELLS!  Stay tuned to the end of the podcast for a special event announcment!

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January 21, 2016

Join #runICOT for the Virtual Pi Day 5k/10k

#runICOT Pi Day Run Jog Walk

Do you run? Do you jog? Do you walk? #runICOT is participating in the VIRTUAL Pi Day 5k/10k and we'd like you to be a part of it. You do the run at your own pace at your OWN LOCATION, and you get bling including a t-shirt, bib and medal (last years is pictured) along with a sense of accomplishment and the community of INTERCOT behind you! See the details on our discussion boards and join our team today!

Details on Signing Up & Discussion Here

January 16, 2016

Earful Tower Slated For Removal - Other Changes in Store for Hollywood Studios

 Earful Tower Being Removed from Disney's Hollywood Studios

According to the Orlando Sentinel, The "Earffel Tower", the original landmark of Hollywood Studios, will be removed soon. Also, Disney will close several attractions April 2 including Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure; a Monsters Inc. meet-and-greet, and the Studio Catering Co. restaurant will all close as part of a complete makeover of the park that will feature Star Wars and Toy Story lands.

Details and Discussion Here

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Villain Kylo Ren Arrives at WDW & Disneyland Resorts

Kylo Ren Arrives at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

Beginning in February, a visit to Star Wars Launch Bay at either Disneyland Park in California or Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will transport guests to the Star Wars galaxy for an encounter with Kylo Ren on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer. As seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Details and Discussion Here

January 4, 2016

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 85: The Disney Magic Touched Me

In what could be described as either the last podcast of the year or the first podcast of the New Year, the crew gets together and reflects on our holiday celebrations including John's Thanksgiving trip, Disney Springs parking chaos, Star Wars, Purple Magic Bands and more.

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Epcot's Soarin' Closes Today For Refurbishment till Summer 2016

Yesterday we said goodbye to Soarin' Over California. Epcot closed the attraction today as work begins to bring us the new Soarin' Around The World film. The refurbishment will include new screens, new projection systems and a 3rd theatre. The attraction is expected to reopen summer 2016.

Discussion Here

January 3, 2016

Osborne Family Lights On till Jan 6th!

Osborne Lights at Walt Disney World Resort

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has been extended till January 6th. The Disney Hollywood Studios park hours have also been extended until 10PM till January 6th as well. The Osborne lights can be enjoyed till 9PM each evening, while the The Symphony in the Stars fireworks are scheduled for park closing at 10PM.

Discussion Here

December 25, 2015

From All of Us to All of You!

The 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 the Internet.

December 17, 2015

Security Changes Confirmed at Disney and Other Orlando Theme Parks.

Disney Park Security Changing - Scanners, Uniformed Officers, K-9

As we first reported Monday, a number of security changes have come to Walt Disney World.  These include the addition of scanners similar to what you experience at the aiport, more uniformed security in the parks along with K-9 teams and a few parkwide policy changes.  In addition Sea World and Universal Orlando have followed suit and added metal detectors at their entrances as well.

Details & Discussion Here

December 16 2015

The Ganachery Opens in Disney Springs

The Ganachery, a chocolate themed apothecary opens in Disney Springs

The Ganachery is now open at Disney Springs, a jewel box of a shop that showcases the beauty of chocolate with an experience much like a wine tasting. The star of the show is a custom-made ganache, Disney’s own recipe for a luxurious mixture of melted chocolate and cream.

Details & Discussion Here

December 15 2015

Skipper Canteen Soft Opens in Adventureland with Grand Opening December 16!

Skipper Canteen to open at Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World

General Public Previews (soft opening) started today for The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd's Skipper Canteen located in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland. The official Grand Opening is scheduled for December 16, 2015. We've got the menu and backstory in our Discussion Boards!

Details & Discussion Here

December 14, 2015

Security Changes Reportedly Coming to Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Disney Park Security Changing - Scanners, Uniformed Officers, K-9

According to our sources, a number of changes are heading to Walt Disney World (and later Disneyland) on or about December 17th.  These include the addition of scanners similar to what you experience at the aiport, more uniformed security in the parks along with K-9 teams and a few parkwide policy changes.

Details & Discussion Here

Special Event!

Join INTERCOT and #runICOT at Walt Disney World’s 2016 Marathon Weekend!

From Wednesday January 6th through Sunday January 10th 2016 join the INTERCOT community as we gather at Walt Disney World's Annual Marathon Weekend and help support the fight against Thyroid Cancer by donating $10 for an awareness band below.

#runICOT Marathon Meet/Cheer Details & Information Here 
Donate $10 to Fight Thyroid Cancer & Get an ICOT Awareness Band

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