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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 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.

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#runICOT Marathon Weekend Details & T-shirts

Details and Discussion on the INTERCOT Boards

December 25, 2014

Spring Walt Disney World Room Only Offer!

Save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when you book between Dec. 29, 2014 and Feb. 16, 2015 for stays most nights March 2-June 15, 2015. Or, you can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when they book between Feb. 17-March 28, 2015 for stays most nights March 2-June 15, 2015. Great rates are also available for stays most nights Feb. 22-March 1, 2015. As a bonus, you can receive also 1 more ticket day FREE when they upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Ticket. Contact INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency - Magical Journeys today to book your vacation!

Details & Discussion

December 25, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 72: From Grandy to Grande

Merry Christmas - it's the Happy Holiday edition of the INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast.  Inside we discover what's going on for the holidays in the parks, demonstrate our complete lack of knowledge on current pop culture, John does multiple impressions, and find out it's just like the slogan when Christine "Loves New York." Grab an eggnog or turkey sandwich and join us for our latest fun filled production.

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December 24, 2014

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 16, 2014

Trattoria al Forno Now Open at Disney's BoardWalk Resort

Trattoria al Forno, a new casual Italian restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, is now open. From tempting regional specialties to crowd-pleasing classics, this new Walt Disney World® Resort restaurant offers diners an authentic taste of Italy. Showcasing traditional techniques, Trattoria al Forno celebrates the diversity of Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes hailing from all over “The Boot,” from Milan to Rome. The restaurant is open 7:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. for breakfast, 5-10 p.m. for dinner and accepts the Disney Dining Plan.

Details & Discussion Here

December 16, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 71: Gary, Ian, Where Are You?

It's John and the Ladies as we try to talk new show elements on Disneyland's Alice In Wonderland, Mini Monorails, Lack of Cupcakes, Cherry Churros, Krazy Kirk, The Sorcerer's Hat, Olaf, the overselling of Holiday Parties, #runICOT, New York and much more.

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December 8, 2014

Two Popular Quick Service Locations at Animal Kingdom Planned For Refurbishment in 2015

Flame Tree Barbecue is planned to be closed for refurbishment from January 5 through Early April 2015. The multi-month refurbishment will reportedly expand the location’s covered areas including seating, walkways, and ordering queue.  Additionally, a new table service location is planned to be adjoined to the Pizzafari quick service location. A partitioned refurbishment will reportedly allow the quick service location to operate during the renovations. The new table service location is slated to open in Early 2015.

Discussion & Details

November 27, 2014

Turner Classic Movies to Sponsor Disney's Hollywood Studio's Great Movie Ride

Disney and Turner Classic Movie Channel are teaming up to produce a new Great Movie Ride experience. No interior scenes will change at this time, but instead what visitors see as they wait for the ride and watch as part of the finale will change under the guidance of TCM, playing on its reputation as an expert in classic films. In return TCM will receive the "Presented By" banners, displays, etc. within the Disney Studios theme park.

More Information & Discussion Here
Turner Classic Movies Press Release/Site

November 25, 2014

New Queue Opens at Peter Pan's Flight

Disney opened the new queue for Peter Pan's Flight in the Magic Kingdom this Saturday & Christine was there to document the changes.  Read her description of what's new and see pictures on the INTERCOT Boards!

Pictures & Discussion Here

November 13, 2014

Fresh Flavors, Gardens, Music and Fun on Tap at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Spring 2015 will bloom with a fresh take on lush gardens, inspired flavors and lively entertainment during the 75-day Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4-May 17 at Walt Disney World Resort. New Disney character topiaries, including a nod to the blockbuster animated film, "Frozen," will offer colorful selfie and family photo ops.

Details and Discussion Here

November 2, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 70: The Bathroom Button

John is in heaven as we interview Disney Expedition developer Shawn Kendrot and discover the Bathroom Button - pure genius.  We also talk about the overbooking of special events, Toy Story Mania's experiment with no standby line, the new Lumberjack show in Canada, improvements to Soarin', Maelstrom making way for Frozen, Octopus Burgers and more.

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'Erin McKenna's Bakery Valentine' Planned for Disney Springs

Babycakes NYC is planning a 'quick service bakery' location for Disney Springs, under the name of 'Erin McKenna's Bakery Valentine.' The exact location of the bakery has yet to be determined. Babycakes NYC closed their previous Marketplace location in March to make way for the Disney Springs construction project. 

Details and Discussion Here

November 1, 2014

November Fort Wilderness 'Campfire Sing-A-Long' Movie Schedule

Be sure to include an evening at the campfire in your busy Disney World vacation schedule. It's a great way to relax and have fun after a hectic day in the parks. Roast some marshmallows, sing Disney songs, enjoy a visit with our nutty friends, Chip & Dale, and watch a great Disney movie. November evenings will be pleasant, but cool enough to require a sweater or light jacket. Campfire lighting will be at 6:30, sing-a-long at 7:00, and the movie starts at about 7:40.

Full Schedule and Discussion Here

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