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April 11, 2014

First Look: 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

Positive Changes Coming to FastPass+ Program

Per 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.

More Details and Discussion Here

April 1, 2014

Swan and Dolphin Go Blue For Autism

On 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.
 More Details and Discussion Here

March 30, 2014

Parking Fees Increase at Walt Disney World
As 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 now $20.

 Discussion Here

'Night of Joy' Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets 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.

Discussion Here

March 26, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 61: Give 'Em a ROY G BIV Pack

It's 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!

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March 19, 2014

MyMagic+ Now Available for Passholders

As 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.

Discussion Here

March 14, 2014

INTERCOT 2014 Bracketology Challenge - Prizes!

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 20!

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Anna & Elsa from 'Frozen' Move To Magic Kingdom

Yes, 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.

 Discussion Here

March 13, 2014

New Nighttime Illuminations Party At Epcot

Now 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.

 Details and Discussion Here

March 12, 2014

Park Calendar Released Through September 2014

The 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 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.

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.

 Photos & Details Here

March 9, 2014

Festival of Fantasy Debuts Today at Magic Kingdom

The 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!
March 8, 2014

Media Day At The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Follow 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.

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March 6, 2014

2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Officially Open

The 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.

 Photos and Discussion Here

March 4, 2014

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Registration Opens Today

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.

 Details and Discussion Here

February 28, 2014

Enhancements Coming To Magic Kingdom's Central Plaza & Hub Area

In an 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. 

 Discussion Here

February 25, 2014

Imagineering Shares Onboard Video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

During 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 spring.

Discussion Here

February 23, 2014

Ticket Price Increase Takes Effect Today

Beginning 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.

Discussion Here

February 21, 2014

Star Wars Weekend Dates Released. A 5th Weekend and Fireworks Added to the Festivities for 2014!

Once 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.

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February 18, 2014

INTERCOT Insider 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!

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February 17, 2014

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.

Discussion Here

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