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Hello fellow INTERCOTees! Happy Leap Day! Since this day only comes once
every four years, we couldn't resist publishing the Insider on this date.
Also, happy birthday to any Leap Day-ers! Plus, we'd like to give a special
tip of the hat to the Official INTERCOT Johnny Depp for Oscar campaign. We
wish you luck tonight!
We have a great Insider for you this edition. Ron takes us back to the days
of 1973, Rhonda lets us in on what our members are saying about Pleasure
Island, and Mikki gives us a peak into the VIP experience at the Kennedy
On a side note: have you been to the Epcot International Flower & Garden
Festival? If so, we want your comments, suggestions, advice, and
experiences! Please write to us at
email@example.com so we can feature you and other INTERCOTees in
an article specifically for what our members have to say.
Hunker down and enjoy!
Disney World Trivia with WDWdriver >>
He: Honey, remember our first trip to Disney World where we watched the
water ski show?
She: Hmm. No, Dear, I think that was at Cypress Gardens. They have had a
famous water skiing show for many years.
He: No, I'm pretty sure it was at Disney World.
She: Nope. It was Cypress Gardens.
He: Disney World!
She: Cypress Gardens!
So who is right? Maybe they both are. Cypress Gardens, which closed last
year, was known all over the world for its daily water shows featuring trick
water skiers. But there was also a time when you could have seen a similar
show at Disney World. In 1973 trick water skiers skimmed the waves of Seven
Seas Lagoon on a daily basis. The show also featured Goofy and Pluto on
skies. Guests could watch from the beach at the Polynesian Resort. The show
ended the following year due to a lack of proper seating and interruptions
from the daily summer thunderstorms.
Beyond the Parks with Beast_fanatic >>
Interested in some after-hours entertainment? Want to dance the night
away? Or, maybe you're just up for a few laughs. In any case, Pleasure
Island will fill the bill. Pleasure Island is primarily a collection of
nightclubs and music venues located in Downtown Disney. Entertainment
ranges from improvisational comedy to live music to dancing.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get about Pleasure Island is,
"Can I bring my kids?" The answer is yes, but it's generally recommended
that if you do, you get them out of PI by 10pm at the latest. Beyond that,
the atmosphere becomes much more adult. And, admission to Mannequins Dance
Palace and BET SoundStage Club are always restricted to adults 21 and over.
A favorite club in Pleasure Island among INTERCOTees is the Adventurer's
Club. INTERCOT member Pamelia Perkins (which happens to be the name of the
President of the Adventurer's Club) describes it like this: "this club looks
kind of like a scene out of an Indiana Jones movie. You enter and you are
surrounded by paraphernalia from the 'adventures' that the 'club members'
have had around the world. The upstairs (where you enter) generally is just
a place where you can look at all the stuff on the walls...all the
entertainment happens downstairs. Downstairs, there is a large room with a
statue in the center and a bar. There are three rooms off of this main room,
two small rooms, and one large library. All of the cast members who work
here are a part of the show, and the minute you enter, so are you. While the
evening is very loosely scripted (shows occur at certain times) the evening
takes its cues from the crowd and you'll never truly see the same thing
twice." Bear comments that, "Some of my best Disney memories happened
there." And, dizneegirl offers, "I will never miss it again. It is really a
one of a kind experience for a club. It is so funny and witty. And the
interaction is great."
Another favorite of INTERCOT members is the Comedy Warehouse. disney323
describes it as, "all improv so it's great. The actors take pick people from
the audience with an embarrassing moment, or funny job, etc. and make a skit
about it. I can't express how funny this is." And, dixiepixie states, "I
always make sure I see a show here at least once every trip. It is
hilarious!" The earlier shows are typically tamer than the later ones, so
if you're attending with youngsters, be sure to go to the first show...
Here are some comments about the Pleasure Island Jazz Company and Rock 'n'
Roll Beach Club: HooksLeftHand says, "The Jazz Club is a nice, low-key
atmosphere to sit and listen to music, and Rock and Roll Beach Club is
fun--they have pool tables there, and it usually attracts a slightly older
crowd." And, Jeremy Wilcox shares, "Sets at the Jazz club are usually 8:15,
9:45. 10:50 and 12:15 or something like that - if you see that a woman named
Joy Wright is playing go see her - She's AMAZING!"
If you're looking for a place to dance, Motions, 8-Trax, Mannequins and BET
Soundstage Club are your best options. pearlieq says, "Depending on what
type of music you like, Motions might be worth checking out. They play
popular R&B, and their upstairs has nice seating areas where you can relax
with a drink and watch the music videos on their jumbo screen." And, Kriss
adds, "If you are interested in dancing the name of the club is Motions.
They play current and more popular music. Great for dancing." 'Guest' of
the Master Control Program says about 8-Trax, "Thursday night has been 80's
night since we've been going the past two years. We were at 8Trax other
nights, but it was the usual 70's. Not bad, but we were too young in the
70's to really be into it and most of what we know came from reruns in the
80's anyhow." Regarding Mannequins, CAS says, "It's my favorite club!" They
have a rotating stage and wall of lights at the rear of the dance floor.
DrumTastik says, "The BET Soundstage is a great spot to catch some R&B and
Jazz, not to mention enjoy a nice cigar."
The West End Stage features a band each night. Frequently it's Frankie and
the West End Boys (no, not INTERCOT's Frankie) or Stormbringer, but the
And, every night at Pleasure Island is New Year's Eve! Sound like fun?
Then, check out Info Central for more information on
Visiting the Kennedy Space Center with mikki.young >>
Inspired by Mission Space? Want to try for something even closer to
reality? Well, now you can! NASA at Kennedy Space Center offers Astronaut
Training as well as a VIP tour for those who are interested.
Where else in the world could you have access to spacecraft and launch
facilities like those at Kennedy Space Center? ATX immerses you in the
world of today's Astronauts: an exciting combination of hands-on training
and preparation for the rigors of space flight. Veteran NASA Astronauts
helped design the program, and you'll hear firsthand from them as you
progress through an exciting day of mission simulation and exploration of
the busiest launch facility on Earth.
>From the multi-axis trainer to the 1/6-gravity chair, ATX guarantees to
move you in ways you've never felt before. Your training schedule provides a
range of interac,tive activities. And when your ATX crew isn't simu,lating a
Space Shuttle mission, you're getting a space program briefing from an
It is not a cheap day at $225 but these includes training, a meal, some gear
(we have heard a polo and cap) and the tour. We are booked on it in May so
look out for details in our next trip report!
Thank you to all of our members and contributors for this edition. Remember
to send us in your International Flower and Garden Festival experiences!
See you at the boards and remember, don't drink the water in the Water
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