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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider > May 2004

Intercot.com INTERCOT Insider
 May 2004 - Edition One


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<< Introduction >>

Rumor has it that one of our trusted Insider staff members is currently wandering around Disney studios stalking cast members from Star Wars.  In her vacation request (no we don’t actually have them) she stated she was taking her son for Star Wars weekends. However, we’ve gotten a report from the World that said she was spotted purchasing enough Star Wars items to keep George Lucas financially independent for another two years.  Plus, and this is just a rumor, we hear she’s been stalking Jeremy Bulloch, calling “Oh Boba!Boba Fett!”  A word of advice:  any good Mandalorian bounty hunter wants what we all want.  A good churro.

From what we here, there are a LOT of you down in WDW right now.  We expect Trip Reports!

In this edition of the Insider we’ll take a look at this month's events with DisneyWizard, Polygirl40 gives us the lowdown on the important dates to know this year, TiggerRPh revives the GIFAPP craze.   And, of course, Jane gives us all the latest and greatest on you, our members.

 << WDW Events with DisneyWizard >>

More E-ride Nights announced

Disney has announced the most recent wave of e-ride nights, which are back in action.  Take a close look at the dates as they have had slight changes.  Also be sure to read what other INTERCOTees have had to say.

May: 31
June: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, & 30
July: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, & 30

- “Take advantage....it's worth it!” –Melanears
- “I'm more excited now than I was when I got up this morning.” –slpngbty56
- “Wow! This is such great news!” –ohbother81

Happiest Celebration on Earth coming to add new attractions

Disneyland turns 50 next year, and a celebration is in need!  During the “Happiest Celebration on Earth,” each of the 4 Walt Disney World parks will receive a new attraction, imported to Florida from other Disney parks around the world.  The Magic Kingdom will receive a new show, from Tokyo Disneyland, on the castle’s stage dubbed “Cinderellabration”; Epcot will receive “Soarin’” imported from Disney’s California Adventure; Disney-MGM Studios will receive a gift from the Disney Studios in Paris: the stunt show “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show;” and Animal Kingdom will welcome Lucky, the first free-roaming animatronic, introduced originally in California.

- "Why even bother visiting Disneyland for its 50th when all the new stuff is going to be at WDW!” –MegaDisney
- “If we had not already heard of stunt show and Soarin there would be more to get excited about.” –Zippa D Doodah
- “I still think it sounds exciting!” –CaptSmee
- “All this new stuff gives me incentive to get my fiancé to say yes to another trip to WDW!” –veela

more information

<< Carol’s Communicore >>

Happy May, Everyone!

Disney has released the 2004 dates for both "Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party" and "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party". These are hard ticket events. Guests must purchase a separate ticket to attend. Tickets went on sale May 1, 2004. Walt Disney World limits the number of tickets sold in order to keep the crowds down and many dates sell out in advance. Call (407) W-DISNEY, for your tickets today! A Dinner Add-On is also available at the Liberty Tree for both events.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
October - 1, 3, 8, 12, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 & 31
more information

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
November 28 & 30
December 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 17
more information

My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea Party comes to the Grand Floridian resort beginning May 26. Every Thursday - Monday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, little princesses will join together for tea, decorative princess cakes and a personal meet-and-greet with Princess Aurora. The party is hosted by "Rose Petal". She’ll lead the children in storytelling, sing-alongs and a special princess parade.
details & discussion

A special ESPN the Weekend will be kicking off July 31 at MGM Studios. The weekend will include on-site ESPN telecasts, star motorcades, a special sports edition of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Play It!", an interactive sports area, X Games activities and much more.
details & discussion

The dates for the 2004 999 Haunted Haunts Ball at Magic Kingdom have been announced for October 25-27, 2004. Join in on the ghoulish festivities by selecting from three different packages. Act fast as packages sell out quickly. Registration begins in June.
registration forms & details

It is official; The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights will be returning to MGM Studios this holiday season. The dates for the event are November 23 - January 2, 2005. 

Events and Park Hours have been released through July. Check out INTERCOT’s Info Central for the latest dates and festivities.
more information

Happy PlanningSee you all next month.

<< Bytes & Pieces with TiggerRPh >>

How many of you remember GIFAPP?  The “Great Intercot Fifth Anniversary Pin Pursuit” kicked off our celebration of INTERCOT’s Fifth Anniversary in November 2002.  In order to find all the “Intercot Pins”, members had to explore all areas of the site.

This month, in order to re-explore various areas of INTERCOT we’re going to have some INTERCOT trivia questions that in order to answer you’ll have to search the discussion boards, sponsor links and Info Central for the answers.

Does everyone have their thinking caps on, or at least their search engines up and running?

1. When did INTERCOT start as an Internet site?
2. What was the mean temperature in Orlando for May 25, 1999?
3. Gary’s screen name dpamac is in honor of what artist?
4. What is the #1 shopping advantage to a single traveler?
5. What aircraft is Ed (TiggTigg5) responsible for in the fight against the evil dolls?
6. How much is the INTERCOT License Plate Frame?
7. What is Lizzy deathly afraid of?
8. Who are the team members of “Magical Journeys”?
9. Other than her husband Andrew, who is Mikki Young’s constant travel companion and the author of his own trip reports?
10. Who is INTERCOT’s favorite tour guide on the “Great Movie Ride”?

So, how did you do?  Answers will be listed at the end of this issue of the Insider.

<< Off Topic with ChipDale >>

What better way to begin the month of April than with JimmyC sharing his April Fool’s Day tips with us?  Were you fooled?   Along with April fooling, we also had to “spring forward” and lose one hour of sleep.  Have you caught up on your lost hour yet?  April also brought Easter and we had plenty of discussion about our favorite Easter candies.  Cadbury Eggs were a favorite among our members, but few candies have ever had a four-page topic before – and I mean Peeps!  We had Peeps recipes, what’s your favorite color/shape, do you eat them frozen or fresh, even plays on words with our “Peeptionary”!  The topic goes on and on…well, until next Easter season, that is!

MaryBelle wanted to know how many INTERCOTees actually use their college major in their current job.  Turns out that more INTERCOTees do use their college degree in their work than not.  Looks like maybe our parents’ college tuition money wasn’t wasted after all!

Welcome home, magickingdom67!  Thank you for your service to our great country and we’re all glad that you’re home safely from Iraq!  And special thanks to all of our members and their families and friends in the service.  We wish all of you a safe return.

It was Drummerboy!  Did you participate in the infamous “Is It Me?” thread?  Well, after 20 pages,  Drummerboy managed to be “it”.  I’ll bet that GBBT never dreamed that their topic would prove to be such a Water Cooler phenomenon!  Well, GBBT you can’t say it’s just you any more!

Where was Oscar the Wondercat? Goofgal may never know, but she welcomed him home after a six-month absence and so did the rest of us!  If only Oscar could talk…Speaking of cats, LauraByTheSea wanted to know how many of members were cat lovers.  Turns out there are plenty of INTERCOTees who are cat lovers/owners as it proved to be a very popular topic.

Ever wonder which wines to serve with dinner?  JanetMegan started the INTERCOT Wine Club for members to share their favorites/regional wines.  Another popular topic, a lot of members participated with their recommendations.  Come on in and visit the club if you’re wondering what to order on your next meal out!  Speaking of drinking…beware of drinking from the Water Cooler!  Aurora can attest that it’s potent stuff – she is expecting her third child – congratulations!   Also, best wishes and congratulations go out to Tiggermania and Freetime on their new granddaughter, Chastity Nicole!

April birthday celebrations were held for Mickey's Real Girlfriend, EllieMae, Tinkerbelle, Missouri Bell, BriarRose_17, CanadaEh28, dixiebelle301, LittleSpirit02, Ltmoko, lucymouse4, c&d, Red Randal, Goofy Pluto, TinkerTude, Eeyore Loves Me, TikiGoddess, amorillo, citizensnoopy, OhlcOaster, Darbylew, DisneyChica, crazy4dizney, DisneyWhirled, Epc0tphr34k, bjbunny, disneygoofball, dpamac, samren12, andromedaslove, Mr. Brass Bonanza, KronksGal, Bucs300, G, hope2survive, Katzateer, MousePassion, and samathastanky.  And special birthday wishes went out to harlowandthemermaid’s little Sam Wood for his first birthday!  I hope all of you had a great day!

Posting milestone parties were held for WDWacky – 17,000 posts; pjbs35a  - 10,000 posts; faline – 8,000 posts; BeachClub Babe & JanetMegan – 4,000 posts; Munch – 3,000 posts; brownie & darthmacho – 2,000 posts; 1,000 posts – rt207, minnie-mouse, AmyKane, piget; Jabber Jaws – 600 posts; RedRandal – 500 posts; Senior Cast Member: Jeri Lynn, positivelykmc, Totodog, Jonas_Swe; Cast Member - Burrito the Flying Donkey.  Congratulations to all of you on a great job!

That about it for April – see you next month!

<< Conclusion >>

That does it for another edition of The Insider.  We'll be back again later this month with some more travel tips to our favorite destination.  Following are the answers to bytes and Pieces, but don’t you cheat!

<< Answers to GIFAPP >>

1.   October 12, 1997
2.   81.3º F
3.   Elvis Costello
4.   You only look for things that you yourself want to look for.
5.   The B-52
6.   $14.99
7.   Chickens
8.   Nanci, Karen, Melissa, Courtney, Maureen
9.   Figaro
10. Jeremy

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