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November 26, 2015

New Rivers of Light Nighttime Experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom

When Disney's new nighttime experience “Rivers of Light” opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it’ll be one of the most memorable and emotionally stirring shows in the park’s history. And today we’re sharing a sneak peek at some of the amazing sights the show will offer when it debuts in spring 2016.

Details & Discussion Here

November 15, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 84: This Magic Moment

In what may be a first for our podcast, we recorded the episode live and published on the same night we recorded.  This is as close to LIVE as it gets! We talk about the Star Wars excitement that seems to be spreading, Star Wars Weekends, Avatarland and 2017 announcments, the fact that Ian has never seen a Harry Potter movie and more. We also dream out loud during our Magic Moment segment and invite you to play along in the discussion thread. Grab a LapuLapu and enjoy our latest Disney Podcast!

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November 9, 2015

Disney's Hollywood Studios to Debut New Star Wars Experiences in December!

New Star Wars Experiences coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in December 2015

Very soon, guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will have the opportunity to experience Star Wars in the park in an all-new way – every day! New experiences will open starting Dec. 1, 2015 bringing that galaxy far, far away, a little bit closer.

Details & Discussion Here

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 83: I Bring The Cheer

Things get a shaky start as Michael is irritated and Christine is told twice that she resembles Murphy Brown. From there, we talk Annual Pass price increases, Food and Wine Festival, tiered ticket pricing, DVC, Cargo Shorts, Roller Coaster Tycoon and the improvements recently made to INTERCOT both on the discussion boards and sitewide with freshly updated content, pictures and more!

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November 8, 2015

Na’vi River Journey in Pandora

Na’vi River Journey in Pandora Rendering

Pandora – The World of AVATAR will bring a variety of new experiences to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including a family-friendly attraction called Na’vi River Journey. The adventure begins as guests set out in canoes and venture down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The full beauty of Pandora reveals itself as the canoes pass by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.

Discussion & Details Here

November 5, 2015

New Year’s Eve Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort

New Years Eve Celebrations at Walt Disney World

Guests can pop the cork on an all-new year with Walt Disney World® Resort celebrations filled with music, spectacular fireworks and delectable culinary delights. Here’s a look at some of the ways you can ring in 2016 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Details & Discussion Here

October 30, 2015

Club Villain Coming to Sunset Showcase at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Club Villain - hard ticketed event coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Beginning Jan. 16, 2015, the mysterious Dr. Facilier welcomes parkgoers into Club Villain, his parlor of mystical mishaps, for a spellbinding evening. This special-ticket event, offered only on select evenings, will feature musical numbers with the help of a DJ, as well as appearances by the divas of evil – Maleficent, Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil, and the Evil Queen. The price is $99 per person (tax and gratuity included). Package availability is limited. Club Disney will continue to operate during the day at Sunset Showcase so Guests can join Mickey and friends on the dance floor.

Event Details & Discussion

October 28, 2015

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Returns to Walt Disney World Resort November 8

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Toy Soldiers

The holiday season at Walt Disney World® Resort is just around the corner with the start of a favorite holiday tradition. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns to Magic Kingdom® Park on select nights Nov. 8-Dec. 18, 2015. From live entertainment and spectacular fireworks to festive décor and an oh-so-jolly parade, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party offers magic, cheer and enchantment for Guests of every age. The ticketed event takes place from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at Magic Kingdom Park on Nov. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29, Dec. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18, 2015.

Event Details & Discussion

October 21, 2015

Multi-Month Refurbishment Announced for Soarin’ in 2016

Soarin' Around The World to Debut at Walt Disney World and Disnelyland Resort Next Year

Epcot's most popular attraction, 'Soarin Soarin' will close for refurbishment beginning January 4 and is planned to reopen in the summer of 2016.

Details & Discussion

October 13, 2015

Flying Fish to be Reimagined in 2016

Flying Fish Restaurant at Disney's Boardwalk Renovation in 2016

January 31 is the last day to book a dinner reservation at Flying Fish Cafe on Disney's BoardWalk, as the signature restaurant will close for several months as both Walt Disney Imagineering and the culinary team reimagine one of the most popular places for dinner at Walt Disney World Resort. You can expect a whole new look, and the team will be working on a new menu.

Details & Discussion

October 12, 2015

Happy 18th Birthday INTERCOT!

October 12, 1997 - It started with the dream of becoming a meeting place and source of information for Disney fans. On that day, we flipped the switch and made the website live. 18 years later, INTERCOT is now one of the largest and most frequently visited Disney vacation planning websites on the Internet. The INTERnet Community Of Tomorrow wishes to extend a big thank you to all of our fans, members and visitors for your continued support through the years!

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Club Disney Premieres Dec. 5 at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sunset Showcase, an all-new special event venue, will open later this year on Sunset Boulevard at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This entertainment showplace has been custom designed to host a variety of different experiences over time. The premier engagement at the new Sunset Showcase will be Club Disney, the hottest spot in town for kids and characters alike! Guests can join Mickey and friends on the dance floor in this electric club environment, where a DJ Club Host spins the perfect playlist mix of favorite Radio Disney Top 40 songs as the floor and walls come alive with vivid images from classic Disney animation.

Details & Discussion Here

Morimoto Asia Begins Serving Lunch

Morimoto Asia opens in Disney Springs

The restaurant which opened on the 29th of September, has announced that beginning this Wednesday, October 14th, it will also be open for lunch starting at 11am.

New Lunch Menu & Discussion Here
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October 4, 2015

Annual Pass Price Increases & Changes, Tables in Wonderland and Parking Price Increases. 

Disney Annual Pass Price Inreases 2015

Walt Disney World today announced Annual Pass price increases along with changes to the ticket in name and substance. A Gold Pass will cost - New $549 Renewal $466, Platinum - New $649 Renewal $549, and Platinum Plus - New $729 Renewal $619 before tax.  At the same time Tables in Wonderland and parking increased in price.

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September 30, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 82: It's Getting Out of Hand People

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast - Episode 82

It's Episode 82 and by coincidence, a lot of 80's talk kicks things off while we argue when we graduated high school.  From there things get much more exciting on as Michael discusses D23 and all it's wonderfullness, Melanie talks about coast trotting and staying in Club Level.  To wrap things up, we say goodbye to Alladin and the Osborne Lights on another exciting Disney filled podcast!

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September 29, 2015

It's Official − "Downtown Disney" is Now "Disney Springs"

Downtown Disney officially now Disney Springs

Over the last several weeks, Disney Spring has started to replace Downtown Disney on roadway signage and throughout property. Today, we’re thrilled to share the name change is official! And the timing couldn’t be better, as Disney is now celebrating two new one-of-a-kind dining experiences at The Landing: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which debuted last week and Morimoto Asia, officially opening to Guests tomorrow, Sept. 30, 2015.

Discussion & Details Here

Morimoto Asia Grand Opening at Disney Springs Tonite - INTERCOT is There!

Morimoto Asia opens in Disney Springs

Tonite is the grand opening for Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) and INTERCOT will be there live on our social media channels!  Tune in at 5:30pm and follow along with the fun as Christine Warner takes you inside the hot new dining spot!

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September 28, 2015

Play, Stay, Dine and Save up to $500 at Walt Disney World Resort

Play, Stay & Dine Special Disney World Package Offer

Guests can Play, Stay, Dine and Save up to $500* on a 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 13-19, 2015 and Jan. 2-March 7, 2016 when they book Sept. 28-Dec. 23, 2015.  Details on this and other specials currently being offered can be found in the link below.

Full Details & Discussion Here

September 23, 2015

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Now Open at Downtown Disney

Jock Lindsey's Hanger Bar in Downtown Disney

With an imaginative, playful design that tells the story of a man who loved the adventure of flight, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is now open at Downtown Disney® at Walt Disney World® Resort. This cozy lounge features light bites and drinks inspired by Jock’s globe-trotting, including a stint as the pilot for Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Art.”

Details & Discussion Here

September 22, 2015

"Unforgettable Happens Here"

Disney Parks has announced a new campaign, which reminds your guests that around every corner, at any second or minute of every day, there’s a magical moment waiting to happen. Here, moments both big and little become stories that will be forever told and retold. And never, ever forgotten.

Details & Discussion Here

September 17, 2015

What is "Andy's Room"?

Andy's Room Coming to the Magic Kingdom?

A permit was just recently filed by the Walt Disney World Resort and it’s for some work to be done in Tomorrowland. The project is titled “Andy’s Room,” and Disney fans know that is the child that was the focus of the Toy Story franchise. Per the Orange County Comptroller, the documents show a very large area that is over 15,000 square feet and it appears to be where the old Tomorrowland Arcade once operated. It was in a location next to Space Mountain and was closed months ago.

Details & Discussion Here

September 12, 2015

Celebrate the Osborne Lights Final Season

Osborne Lights at Walt Disney World Resort

With the holidays right around the corner, there are two more options for seasonal fun coming to the Walt Disney World® Resort. This year at Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Guests can enjoy two special experiences as they are surrounded by The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – the Merry & Bright Dessert Party (Nov. 6-Dec. 30, 2015) and the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception (Jan. 1-3, 2016). This season marks the finale for The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, as the park prepares for the recently announced Toy Story Land and a Star Wars-themed land.   

Details & Discussion

September 11, 2015

A Nation & The World Remembers & Reflects - 14 Years Later

Remember 9/11 2001

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering and reflecting on all those who perished 14 years ago today in the horrific attack on our country and all of those, who have throughout this great nations history, given their lives so that we all may remain free. We will NEVER FORGET.

This is our Patriot Day - 9/11/15.

September 8, 2015

New Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise at Walt Disney World Resort

Ferrytale Wishes Fireworks Dessert Cruise at Walt Disney World

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort will soon be able to set sail for “Ferrytale Wishes” – an exclusive dessert party and unique fireworks viewing experience on Seven Seas Lagoon. As you sail aboard one of the iconic double stack ferryboats, you''ll enjoy decadent desserts, specialty beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and a one-of-a-kind perspective of the famous Wishes nighttime spectacular above Magic Kingdom® Park.

Details & Discussion

September 1, 2015

Star Wars Force Friday

New Star Wars™ themed merchandise and more will land in our galaxy at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts on September 4, 2015 at 12:01 AM (Midnight). Set your hyperspace coordinates and come to this merchandise ticketed event to gather supplies and other acquisitions in preparation of the highly anticipated film release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December. Tickets for the Force Friday merchandise release are $50 per person and are limited to availability. No discounts apply.

Details & Discussion

August 25, 2015

Fast & Furious: Supercharged Coming to Universal Studios Florida in 2017!

Fast and Furious Supercharged Coming to Universal Studios Florida in 2017

Buckle your seatbelts, because in 2017, Fast & Furious: Supercharged is coming to Universal Studios Florida. You’ll feel like part of the “Fast family” as you embark on a thrilling new Fast & Furious adventure that will put you right in the middle of the action. This ride is going to fuse everything you love about the films with an original storyline and incredible ride technology. You’ll board specially-designed vehicles for an adrenaline-pumping ride with your favorite stars from the films.

Details & Discussion

August 18, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 81: Special Edition - Theme Park Expansion!

In this Special Edition of the INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast, the crew talks about the recently announced expansion to the Walt Disney World Resort at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the form of Star Wars Themed lands (also coming to California) and Toy Story Land.  They also discuss the new film announced for Soarin' at Epcot and the Jungle Navigation Company at the Magic Kingdom. Finally, they take questions from INTERCOT's Twitter feed and you, the listeners. Lots of new information and opinions galore on this jam packed episode!

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August 16, 2015

Toy Story Land Officially Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek just unveiled plans for Toy Story Land, to be built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. The new land, inspired by the “Toy Story” film franchise, will allow guests to shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of Andy’s backyard. According to Imagineer Kathy Mangum, Toy Story Land was inspired by the overwhelming guest response to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.

Details & Discussion

Soarin’ Around the World Coming to Florida and California Next Year

Soarin' Around The World to Debut at Walt Disney World and Disnelyland Resort Next Year

Guests at Epcot in Florida and Disney California Adventure in California will journey to far-flung lands and fly above some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders when the new Soarin’ Around the World makes its U.S. debut.

Details & Discussion

Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen To Open at Magic Kingdom Park

Skipper Canteen to open at Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World

The Jungle Cruise, one of Magic Kingdom Park’s most popular attractions, has delighted guests for years. And as it was just announced at the D23 Expo moments ago, Jungle Cruise fans will have even more to look forward to later this year when the brand-new Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen restaurant opens in Adventureland.

Details & Discussion

August 15, 2015

Star Wars Land Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park

Star Wars Land Announced for Disneyland & Walt Disney World

Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.

Discussion & Detals

August 10, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 80: Grandma's Closet

The Podcast crew is back, and the fans are blowing full tilt during this summer edition where we talk hotels, Disneyland, what's your disney age, short trips, Star Wars heading to DHS, Shanghai Disneyland and more! Grab a tall lemondade and settle in for some podcast fun!

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August 5, 2015

More Star Wars Headed to Hollywood Studios in 2016 or Sooner?

Star Wars Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Strong rumors seem to be indicating a strong Star Wars presence is headed to Disney's Hollywood Studios by the time the new movie is released in December - with more to follow in 2016.  Items on the way could potentially include a Millennium Falcon deck replica meet and greet, animation classes with a Star Wars theme, blue-sky preview center to focus on upcoming park changes/redo (replacing one Man's dream) and more.

Details & Discussion

August 3, 2015

2016 Disneyland Resort Vacation Packages Now Available

2016 vacation packages for the Disneyland® Resort are now available to book with INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys!

2016 Disneyland Resort vacation packages include accommodations at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels, or at a nearby Good Neighbor Hotel. Packages also include souvenir tickets with Magic Morning Entry, Magical Extras Savings Card, Disneyland Photo Memory, ESPN Game Card and Burger, as well as a collectible pin, lanyard and luggage tag.

These packages will be valid for arrivals Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016. Please note the last date of your vacation cannot be booked more than 499 days in the future.

Book Now with Magical Journeys

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