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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.

September 19, 2014


First Look at PANDORA Jewelry Coming Exclusively to Disney Parks This Fall

Disney has released a few images of the much anticipated PANDORA and Disney collaboration coming to Disney Parks this fall. In all, there will be 16 exclusive designs for Disney Parks, which will be available at select retail locations throughout the Parks.

Details & Discussion Here

September 19, 2014


19th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Opens Today

It's time again to sample regional food, desserts, beer and wine at 25 marketplaces from around the globe. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens today and runs through November 10th. INTERCOT brought you a sneak peek last night via social media, and will continue to post updates throughout the Festival, so be sure to follow along.

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September 18, 2014


On Ride Video and Photos Debut Today on Magic Kingdom's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Attraction

Guests with a linked Memory Maker account and an active Magic Band will now have on board video and pictures from their Seven Dwarfs Mine Train experience loaded automatically onto My Disney Experience. This is the second WDW attraction to offer this feature after Hollywood Studios Tower of Terror.

Details & Discussion Here

September 17, 2014


Dooney & Bourke Food & Wine Festival Bags Coming Exclusively to Epcot

Chef Mickey makes his Disney Dooney & Bourke debut on this new line of bags coming to Epcot September 29. The colorful pattern will be available in four styles, and can only be purchased at the Festival Center, located at the old Wonders of Life Pavilion.

Details and Discussion Here

September 16, 2014


runDisney Announces "Goofy Giveback," Opens More Spots for 2015 WDW Marathon Weekend

runDisney has just announced the "Goofy Giveback," opening up a limited amount of spots for the Goofy Challenge, Marathon and Half Marathon, taking place during the 2015 WDW Marathon Weekend. This offer is only good for 39 days - or until each race fills to capacity.

Details and Discussion Here

September 12, 2014


Frozen Attraction Officially Announced - Will Replace Maelstrom Ride in Epcot's Norway

Months of speculation officially ended today as the Walt Disney Company officially announced the replacement of the existing Maelstrom attraction in Norway with a new ride based on the wildly popular movie "Frozen".  The new attraction will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet guests.

Details and Discussion Here

September 11, 2014


A Nation & The World Remembers 13 Years Later

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering all those who perished 13 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 - 9/11/14.

September 4, 2014

2015 Disney Parks Mom's Panel Applications Due Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day for prospective panelists to submit their application for the 2015 Disney Parks Mom's Panel. The informational panel was created in 2008 as the Walt Disney World Mom's Panel, and now represents all types of Disney vacations, including Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and runDisney.

Details and Discussion Here

September 4, 2014

Starbucks Location Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has announced the replacement for the L.A. Prop Cinema Storage retail location. The Trolley Car Café will open in February 2015 and will exclusively serve Starbucks brand beverages and La Boulange brand pastries.

Discussion Here

August 30, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 67: Blow It Up For Me Again James!

It's back to school time as we remember the life, legacy and Disney connection of Robin Williams.  We also talk with RetroDisneyWorld founder Todd McCartney about what he's doing to save our memories.  We also find out Canada is kind of a big deal and Melanie's obsession with blow up movie screens during our Take It or Leave It segment.  Then we talk forsaken Epcot - what's needed to turn things around.  Download, Stream, Tune-in and tell a friend!

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August 28, 2014

New Entertainment Coming To Epcot, Means Farewell to Many Established Acts

Beginning this fall, Epcot be refreshing the atmosphere entertainment around World Showcase with the addition of new acts and enhancements to some existing performances. In the near future, you can look forward to enjoying a traditional Berber music and dance troupe in Morocco, a corps of dynamic flag-waving performers in Italy, a thrilling lumberjack-inspired show in Canada, a Celtic folk music ensemble at the United Kingdom, and more. Unfortunately this means bidding farewell to existing acts - Mo’Rockin’, Off Kilter, Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps and World Showcase Players.

Details & Discussion Here

August 21, 2014

'Move It, Shake It, Dance & Play It' Street Party Coming to Magic Kingdom

A new street party is coming to the Kingdom! This fall, guests of the Magic Kingdom can move it, shake it, dance and then play it, in this update of the popular afternoon street party. And for the first time, Stitch and Phineas & Ferb will join in the fun!

Details & Discussion Here

2014 Festival of the Masters Cancelled

Held outdoors covering much of Downtown Disney, the Festival this year has been cancelled due to the construction within Downtown Disney as it transforms to Disney Springs. No information was given regarding the future of the Festival, which normally takes place in November.

Details & Discussion Here

August 17, 2014

2014 DVC Merry Member Mixer Dates Announced

Disney Vacation Club members are invited to be welcomed “home” for the holidays with festive entertainment and complimentary refreshments while mingling with fellow DVC Members. Enjoy character meet and greets, children’s holiday craft area, a DJ dance party and limited-edition merchandise while supplies last. Taking place at World Showplace Pavilion at Epcot, up to six guests may attend the event per member I.D., and no RSVP is required.

Mixer Dates/Details & Discussion Here

August 16, 2014

Character Line-Up Announced for 'Villains Unleashed' Event

The character line-up for the August 23rd 'Villains Unleashed' after-hours event at Disney's Hollywood Studios has been announced. Beware the power of evil as over 45 villains will be roaming the park for one night, and one night only!

Full List & Discussion Here

American Idol Experience to Close August 30

Originally announced to be closing in January, 2015, the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios will instead have it's last performance in two short weeks. The final day of operation will be August 30. Dream Tickets awarded will still be valid as long as the television series holds auditions.

Details & Discussion Here

August 15, 2014

Hollywood Studio's AFI Showcase and Showcase Shop to Close August 17

Located in the Backlot area of Disney's Hollywood Studios, the American Film Institute Showcase, and the adjoining Showcase Shop, will have it's final day of operation on August 17. At this point, no replacement for the space has been announced.

Details & Discussion Here

August 14, 2014

Capt. Cook's Re-Opens at Disney's Polynesian Resort Village

After an extensive renovation, Capt. Cook's has re-opened with new decor, flooring, lighting, and seating. Missing are the touch screen ordering stations, and the ever popular Dole Whips. Dole Whips will be available at the Pineapple Lanai kiosk, which will open at the resort later this year.

Details & Discussion Here

August 13, 2014

Late Fall Annual Passholder Resort Rates Released

Disney has released Annual Passholder rates for the dates September 28-December 23. At this time, availability is extremely limited, so don't wait to contact INTERCOT sponsor Magical Journeys for more information and booking.     

Sample Rates & Discussion Here

On-Ride Video Makes Debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios now offers on-ride video. Guests with an active Memory Maker package and Magic Band will automatically receive the on-ride video of their experience within 24 hours via their My Disney Experience account.

Details & Discussion Here

August 12, 2014

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 2014 Dates Announced

Disney has announced that the Osborne Lights will take place again this year at Disney's Hollywood Studios, lighting up and delighting guests from November 7-January 4. The Spectacular takes place nightly, beginning at dusk.

Details & Discussion Here

August 11, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 66: Crabby John Has Spoken

On this episode, Mel Just got back from Disney and opening day at Universal's Diagon Alley and has plenty to share.  Newcomer Cindy talks about her stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort.  We also talk Tervis Tumblers, getting a FastPass for a standby wait, the Richard Petty Cars Experience, new Haunted Mansion shop, pin collecting and a whole lot more.  Oh, and John gets crabby, so there's that.

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'Night of Joy' Entertainment Lineup Announced

Walt Disney World has announced the final entertainment offerings for the annual 'Night of Joy' after hours, hard ticket event. Taking place September 5-6 this year at the Magic Kingdom, popular Christian rock acts such a Casting Crowns, Mandisa, MercyMe and Phil Perry, will perform for guests.

Details & Discussion Here

August 7, 2014

Now Extended! Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios

"Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios® is now extended through Sept. 28, 2014. From welcoming Anna and Elsa during a royal procession and ice skating at Oaken's "Frozen" Funland to joining in a special "Frozen" sing-along celebration, you can enjoy a flurry of "Frozen" fun for the whole family!

Plus, on select nights, a "Frozen" fireworks display, featuring cool Character appearances and an explosive soundtrack, caps off the evening! The "Frozen" Fireworks Spectacular may be viewed on the following nights: July 5-Aug. 22; Aug. 24-Sept. 1; Sept. 5-7; Sept. 12-14; Sept. 19-21; and Sept. 26-28, 2014.

Details & Discussion Here

August 1, 2014

2015 Travel Packages - Ready to Book!

2015 Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa vacation packages are now available to book. These packages are valid for arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Please note that the end date of your vacation cannot be more than 499 days in the future. Contact INTERCOT sponsor Magical Journeys today for more information and to book your vacation!

July 19, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 65: Live From the Tri-State Area

Summer is in full swing but somehow, we're feeling Frozen.  But the real news on this episode is Harry Potter and his pals at Universal.  From there, we discuss Frozen, both in the parks and at Pointe Orlando, our car trips, preferences in hotel and along the way, offend most states and a few countries.  There's also a couple great INTERCOT Consulting(TM) moments and we introduce the new song from Shane Gamble heading to radio in August - "Beautiful Work" which John worked on as an executive video producer.  It's off topic, it's crazy and it's a lot of fun... the latest episode of the INTERCOT Insider Podcast is ready to roll!

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July 8, 2014

2014 Epcot Candlelight Processional Packages On Sale Now!

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages, available on select days, start at $35 for lunch and $50 for dinner for adults, include a delicious meal at an Epcot restaurant and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Note: Availability is limited. Guests can call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or book online at www.disneyworld.com/holidays.

Details & Discussion Here

July 4, 2014


Happy Birthday America!

happy independence dayIn 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 238th 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 27, 2014

Frozen Experiences Coming This Summer to Disney's Hollywood Studios

This summer the world of Disney’s instant classic “Frozen,” takes center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, coming to life like never before in a full range of all-new, immersive experiences through the park.

From July 5-Sept 1, 2014, park guests can enjoy “Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios” daily. And, most activities are included in regular theme park admission.

Details & Discussion Here

June 7, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 64: Fonz Solo

Ian is a crabby, crabby man - we'll just get that out of the way.  In this episode, we talk International Bitterness Units, Mel's last trip, Magic Bands, Gaston, Beer Adventures in Epcot, Mickey's Sink Pants and the Eat to the Beat concert series - so you know there will be singing. Grab a cold beverage and chill with us on this very special episode of the INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast!

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June 6, 2014

"Villains Unleashed" Event Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios August 23

For one night, and one night only, over 50 Disney Villains will invade Disney's Hollywood Studios, and you can be there for all the Villainy fun! Unique shows, special food and merchandise offerings, and a brand new fireworks spectacular will be featured. Tickets for the August 23rd event are on sale now for DVC members and Annual Passholders, and sales open to the public on June 9th.

 Details and Discussion Here

May 28, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates the Official Opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the completion of New Fantasyland with the official opening today of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Phil Holmes, vice president of Magic Kingdom Park, welcomed park guests and community leaders to officially open the new attraction.

As the crowning jewel of New Fantasyland – the largest expansion in the history of Magic Kingdom – the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a rocking, rollicking family-style coaster that immerses guests in the lovable world of Sleepy, Doc, Grumpy, Bashful, Sneezy, Happy and Dopey. Inspired by the classic Disney-animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the attraction sends riders on a playful musical adventure into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.”


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