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Happy New Year, Everybody.
It appears like many of us are experiencing mighty cold temperatures. It
certainly makes me wish I was back in Florida relaxing under a palm tree.
Reality has a way of snapping us back. Nonetheless we can still dream about and
plan future trips . . . right?
Please note Bits and Bytes is on a brief hiatus and will return next month.
Put another log on the fire and let's begin. . .
Disney World Events with Casey >>
With the New Year come and gone, Walt Disney World experienced the highest
attendance it has seen it its history. However, now the slow season is in
effect for January and only a couple of events are taking place.
-Motion sickness bags now available on Mission: Space-
Disney has now conveniently installed motion sickness bags on Mission: Space to
ease guests' fears on the high-tech thrill ride. Contrary to popular belief,
the bags were installed out of popular demand, not because of the rumored "high
levels of vomiting." Many INTERCOTees had a lot to say on the subject.
"I think people's anxiety and the media hype of how people are getting sick
outpaced reality." -TiggerRPh "Okay, so bags might not be a bad idea, but it
wasn't that bad! For anyone reading this who has not been on Mission: Space yet,
don't worry!" -SteveP "All the hype about getting sick on this ride almost made
me not do it, but I did ride it and didn't feel sick at all." -rt207 "I think
the barf bags are a GREAT idea...this way [the sick guests] can discreetly toss
the bag out and not suffer the embarrassment." -Jeremy Wilcox
-Disney's Play 4 Days is back!-
Florida residents can once again take advantage of this great deal offered by
Disney. This comes as a great discount to residents as it offers four full days
of unlimited park hopping all for only $109 per person, plus tax. While some
restrictions apply, this is a great way for Walt Disney World locals to visit
more often. Just remember this is for Florida residents, and you must show
valid identification before entering the parks. Visit the link below for all
-Giant postcard sent to NASA-
A giant postcard was up recently for Epcot guests to sign as congratulations for
NASA's success on Mars. Guests lined up to ride the attraction and to sign the
postcard, respectively. Of course, Mickey Mouse and Goofy were on hand to give
their own autographs. For a photo of the postcard, visit INTERCOT's homepage.
Happy New Year!
-Disney Spring Resort Savings-
Disney has announced special room rates for guests vacationing 2/12 - 4/17/04.
Rates range from $79+ per night for Value Resorts, $114+ per night for Moderate
Resorts and $189+ per night for Deluxe Resorts. Rooms are subject to
availability and must be booked by February 9, 2004. For details on how you can
save call INTERCOT's exclusive travel agency, Magical Journeys at
1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site and fill out a quote form. Ask for code
CPC and tell them you saw the special on INTERCOT.
If you are vacationing in Orlando and your plans include off site lodging check
out the current INTERCOT promotions at Radisson Resort Parkway. These specials
are good for any dates through February 5, 2004. You may choose one of the
Buy 1 room get the 2nd room at 50% off. "FAMILY SPREAD OUT SPECIAL". Parents
get a room with a king bed connecting to the children's room with two double
beds. To reserve this special you must enter Promo code of "B150" on the
reservation Promo Section.
Complimentary upgrade to Deluxe Pool View accommodation. To reserve this special
you must enter Promo code of "UPGR" on the reservation Promo Section.
For more resort details and specials visit the Radisson Resort Parkway link
Park hours and Events are posted through March. Check out Info Central for
details. Don't forget to peek at the Rehab/Closing page while you're there.
Since Walt Disney World is currently in "Value Season" many attractions and
shows have been added to the refurbishment schedule.
Also - it has come to our attention that the shops located in Magic Kingdom's
Frontierland and Liberty Square will be running on a reduced schedule. They'll
open at 11AM and will all close at 7PM, regardless of the daily park hours. You
can visit the current discussion in the News forum below for more details.
See you next month for more communicoring.
<< Off Topic
with Dizneyana >>
Well, as 2003 drew to a close, (yeah, it feels like we were just saying that
about 2002 to me too!!) our thoughts turned to the holidays, spending time with
our families, and for some of us, a trip to WDW for the INTERCOT meet. (Those
presents can wait to be wrapped... or bought in my case...) But even though
folks were busy, there were still things going on here at INTERCOT. Let's take
I guess that roses was having a tough time sleeping one night and wanted to know
what other folks did when they couldn't sleep.. (and since she got some
immediate replies, I guess she wasn't the only one!!) Can you believe that
heading for INTERCOT was the favorite choice?? That has to say something!!
ChesireLisa was curious about the feelings of our members regarding flu shots.
There were a lot of differing opinions, and information to think about. In
December we welcomed Emily (SteelyGirl) back to the moderating staff after she
had taken a hiatus for awhile. Welcome back, Em!!
LittleSpirit02 posted a poll asking what era we would have liked to have lived
in. The poll resulted in a tie between 1900-1910 or earlier and the 1950's.
Central California experienced a fairly large earthquake in December that
resulted in the death of a few people. Hope that everyone gets their lives put
back together there soon.
The Celebrate INTERCOT'S 5th Anniversary meet at WDW happened in early December
and there was a great turnout of members. I know that I enjoyed finally putting
faces with names, and everyone had a great time. At one of the last meets,
there was an Official INTERCOT Males Over 50 Best Legs Contest. I was supposed
to be a judge at this contest but didn't make the meet, (along with some of the
other judges) so the voting was turned over to you, the INTERCOT community as a
whole, and the winner was... Our very own Frankie!! (pjbs35a) Congrats
The INTERCOT Football Pool was in full swing again this year, and our season
winner was Jeff!! Congratulations Jeff!! Way to go!! Pizza's on you!! ;)
I'd like to thank Jane (ChipDale) and Jamie (MickeysGirl) for taking care of
organizing and throwing all the INTERCOT Birthday parties this year. You two
did a great job!!
Here's who celebrated another year in December... usafmom, MrToad4Ever,
SpecJoeMagic, Walter E. Disney, Sorcerer_Cippel33, Disney24Seven, We LOVE
Disney, CrknJac, disneyfan7777, poohbear813, Melanears, Little Round Bale, Chip
Carlton, rt207, Munch, DisneyDudet, PoohGirls2, tad_tad, mktiggerman, WDW crazy,
BAMABOY, Nuts4Disney, HollyB, Diznee4Me, AtlBrav, cheshirecollector, Doc Marc,
GA girl, Howdy Partner, DisneyFreak1228, ParkHopper, and Disney-Nut. Happy
Birthday to all of you!!
Even with all the shopping for presents, wrapping, vacation planning, packing,
and traveling, there was still time for posting at INTERCOT. Posting kudos go
out to PolyGirl40 - 22K, Dizneyana - 20K, Disney-4-Me - 5K, Jeff - 5K, bjbunny -
3K, Piglet822 - 3K, Edzter86 - 3K, michael and mommy love disney - 2K, weswerx -
2K, Main Street Jim - 1K, hope2survive - 1K, CaptSmee - 1K, MousePassion - 1K,
DisneyDog - 1K, mommyof2 - Senior Cast Member, and Grumpy's Daughter - Senior
That about does it for me... I need to go shovel some snow, so I'll see you all
back here again next month with our first 2004 installment of Off Topic. Happy
New Year!! I now return you to the real topic...
<< Conclusion >>
That wraps things up for this edition. We'll be returning in a few weeks with
more topics, tidbits and tips. In the meantime; stay warm and happy INTERCOTing!
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