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March 1, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 74: There Is Something Wrong With Us!

It's the Micro crew of Cindy, Melanie, Ian and John but there's a whole lot to talk about.  We discuss ticket price increases, John's recent trip, Monorails, a new restaurant coming to Adventureland and more.  In the second half of the show, our cast is joined joined by Disney Parks Moms Panelist Ana Fallas who tells us her 7 year journey to join the program!  We also take or leave Disney PhotoPass and John encourages everyone to do a random act of Disney kindness (something to do with Mickey bars).  Join us for another fun filled episode!

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March Fort Wilderness Campfire Movie Schedule

It may still be winter where you are, but at Fort Wilderness the evenings will become warmer this month as spring arrives. It's a great time of year to enjoy an evening under the stars with a sing-a-long, a visit from our silly friends, Chip & Dale, and a Disney movie. Fire lighting is at 7:30 pm nightly, Sing-a-long at 8:00, and movie about 8:40.

Schedule & Discussion Here

February 27, 2015

Follow Along Today.  4 Parks - 1 World - 1 Day - LIVE Grand Social Media Tour!

Join INTERCOT's Christine Warner beginning this afternoon at 3pm as she begins her journey to all 4 theme parks before closing tonight.  That's right, Christine is attempting to hit them all in one day. Make plans to "check-in" with us with for your questions, requests and comments via the INTERCOT Boards, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Follow the hashtag #4P1W1D

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February 26, 2015

New Disney Parks Collection / Pandora Items Coming to Disney Parks in March

The Disney Parks Collection / Pandora Spring items will arrive in Disney Parks on March 12, joining the previously released charms inspired by beloved Disney characters and icons. The largest selection of Pandora jewelry is available at Uptown Jewelers on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.

Details & Discussion Here

Hello Grauman's Chinese Theatre! Hat Removal Now Complete at Disney's Hollywood Studios

After beginning demolition in early January, work is finally complete and the Sorcerer Hat has been removed from Hollywood Studios. Looking down Hollywood Boulevard now gives the guest a perfect view of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, just as when the park opened in 1989.

February 25, 2015

Dates Announced for 2015 Holiday Parties

The 2015 dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, held seasonally at Magic Kingdom, were released today. Ticket prices have not been announced yet, and normally go on sale in April.

Dates & Discussion Here

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Now Available for Booking

Escape to an enchanting oasis of swaying palms, white sandy beaches and tropical surroundings that evokes the languid spirit of the South Pacific. Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows makes its home at one of the original—and legendary—Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Disney Vacation Club members can begin booking their stays now!

Discussion Here

February 24, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean Set for Four Month Refurbishment Starting in May

Walt Disney World announced today that the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction will go down for a four month long refurbishment beginning May 11. It is set to reopen on September 26. Exact details have not been announced, but rumor is the rehab is set to address safety issues brought about when new boats were added a little over a year ago.

Details & Discussion Here

Last Chance to Get Park Passes and Non Expiring Passes at Pre-Increase Prices!

It's your LAST CHANCE to buy Standard Park Tickets and Non-Expiring Park Passes at pre-increase prices! According our partner - the Official Ticket Center, 10 Day Non-Expiring Tickets are selling like HOTCAKES!  before February 27th at Midnight! Remember when comparing tickets, Official Ticket Center prices on the site INCLUDE TAX - no hidden fees.

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February 21, 2015

Disney World Ticket Prices Set to Increase Sunday - Prices Break $100 a Day for the First Time

Effective Tomorrow (Sunday), ticket prices are set to go up at the Walt Disney World Resort.  A 1 day Magic Kingdom ticket increases to $105, up from $99 and 1 day park tickets for the other three theme parks increase to $97 up from $94. Annual Passes also are headed up in price, increasing to $654 from $634 while the Premium AP increases to $779 from $759. 

Not to be left out - Water park tickets increase to $58 from $53 for ages 10 and up; increases to $50 from $45 for ages 3-9; Annual passes for water park increase to $110 from $104 for ages 10 and up, while tickets for ages 3-9 increase to $99 from $85.  In other news, Disney has done away with the non-expiration option for multiple day tickets.

Details & Discussion Here

February 20, 2015

Star Wars Weekends Return to Disney's Hollywood Studios May 15-June 14

Star Wars™ Weekends returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015. During this galactic event, guests can encounter out-of-this-universe entertainment, favorite attractions and new experiences.

Latest Details & Discussion

February 10, 2015

Tree of Life "Grows" New Roots at Animal Kingdom

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park’s iconic Tree of Life has grown new roots. Featuring new animals that make up the circle of life, from tiny bugs to large crocodiles, the expanded roots also offer a widened walkway for guests visiting Discovery Island. The 145-foot tall structure is covered in more than 103,000 leaves and debuted as the park’s icon at the park’s opening in 1998.

Details & Discussion

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 27, 2015

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 73: #runICOT Marathon Weekend Recap

Join the full podcast crew as we continue cheering even though Marathon Weekend is over!  We talk weather, meets, fundraising, triple filtered water and how we plan to do it all again next January!  It's a touching episode of the INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast!

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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.

Donate $10 for Awareness Band
#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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