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<< Introduction >>
Everyone! Before we get underway with the latest news and tidbits I'd like
to take a moment and welcome our newest INTERCOT staff members. Last month
you may have noticed some new Imagineer stars twinkling bright. MickeysGirl,
ChipnDaleGal, goofyfanatic, Jeff, MauiMouse and Bmwdsny have joined the
Moderating ranks. Welcome &Thanks!
Now onto the Insider ....
<< WDW Events with
Pleasure Island Goes Un-Gated
From May 23 - August 14, 2004, Pleasure Island will test operating as an
un-gated area, allowing Guests to free-flow through the island during the
evening operations. Guests wishing to enter the clubs will still need to
purchase an admission ticket prior to entering the clubs. Guests with
admission media that includes Pleasure Island will be able to redeem their
ticket at the entrance of any nightclub.
- "Personally, I
like the idea. It will bring more people into the mix and potentially more
club business. I tend to feed off the energy of others in places such as PI
so I say the more the merrier!" - CAS
- "I knew this was coming.. it's basically a way to "liven up" Pleasure
Island during non-peak hours. Plus, it helps connect Westside and
Marketplace without using that utility bridge." - WedWay Peoplemover
- "I have to say I don't like this new format at all and hope it is
eliminated as soon as the test run expires. I went to PI this past weekend
and it was so crowded and difficult to move around that after the first club
we just decided to leave." - carolinamouse
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the latest Disney Vacation Club
property, opened last month with resort membership sales so high that
officials announced plans to expand the property by another 276 units. The
resort opened with its first phase already three-quarters sold out. The
third phase units will be available in 2007. The resort opened with 184
units in its first phase and previously announced a second phase of 368
units in 2005. When complete the resort room count will total 828
Springs Resort & Spa Info
Carol's Communicore >>
Super Soap Weekend 2004 dates have been released. The event will take
place November 13 & 14, 2004. ABC Super Soap Weekend is the largest soap fan
event held anywhere in the country. Throughout the event, fans will have the
opportunity to meet favorite stars from "All My Children," "One Life To
Live" and "General Hospital." Other festivities include a celebrity
motorcade, autograph sessions, star conversations, talk shows, a special
soap opera edition of the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Play It!" game show
attraction and the chance to purchase memorabilia from each of the shows.
New Procedure: WDWdriver (Ron) recently informed us that beginning
June 14, 2004 there is a new procedure for guests dining at the
Contemporary's California Grill. Guests much now check in at a podium on
the second floor and wait to be escorted to the dining room. This will
prevent the restaurant and fireworks viewing area from becoming overcrowded
with guests not dining at the California Grill.
2005 Prices: Pricing for the 2005 vacation season has been announced
for the Walt Disney World Resort. To view the prices and dates visit the
resort section at INTERCOT.
>> Resort Pricing
Park Hours, E-Ride Nights and Events are posted through August.
Timekeeper is now open daily from June 13 - August 14, 2004 from 10:00 a.m.-
9:00 p.m. Check the rehab page for further details.
>> Info Central
Happy Planning! See you all next month!
& Pieces with TiggerRPh >>
"I have a
It came with my PC;
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I cannot sea.
I've run this poem threw it,
I'm sure your pleased too no,
Its letter perfect in it's weigh,
My checker tolled me sew."
- Janet Minor
Spelling correctly can be a challenge for a number of us. The English
language with all its nuances can sometimes be difficult to figure out how
to spell words correctly. This can be especially true for members where
English isn’t their first language. For some of us, even though English is
our first language, we’re just not good spellers.
The staff of INTERCOT has two suggestions to help make sure that posts are
spelled correctly. One popular method is to compose your thread in Word, use
the Spell Check, then cut and paste it into a thread. Another method that
INTERCOT supports is the use of ieSpell. ieSpell (http://www.iespell.com/)
is a free Internet Explorer extension that spell checks the text you enter
on INTERCOT and other WebPages. All you have to do is download it and
Even if these methods are used, words can still be misspelled due to
homonyms, words that are pronounced the same but with different spellings.
Our suggestion here…tries to review your post before the “Add Reply” tab.
Follow these suggestions, and you’ll be an ace speller in no time at all.
Topic with ChipDale >>
May’s a great month – we’ve got Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, proms, and a
long Memorial Day weekend to kick off the beginning of summer. Did you spend
time with your mom, have a margarita and say thank you to a veteran last
month? If you didn’t, then that might mean that you missed out on Jamie’s
Friday parties in May! Party themes were Mama Mia (in honor of Mother’s
Day), Chocolate Chip Day, National Wine Day, and Minty Memorial Day
Barbeque. If you haven’t been to one of MickeysGirl’s parties, then you
haven’t lived! Drop in this Friday – there’s always something to celebrate!
Need something good to read this summer? Munch asked for recommendations for
her beach vacation and received some great suggestions. Titles that ranged
from Michael Crichton’s “Prey” to “The Old Curiosity Shop” by Charles
Dickens to James Michener’s “Hawaii”. We hope you enjoyed your reading
We all know the beloved (or hated) song “It’s a Small World”, right? Well
Lucille had something very strange happen to her! It really is a small world
when you go to a thrift shop and find a dress that you had made for a friend
11 years ago! Yep, we asked her and she bought it back! I think that may be
one of the strangest incidents ever reported in the Cooler! Niki, did you
ever let the friend know?
Having trouble finding that certain someone? Well, DisneyJunkie’s topic on
“You Couldn’t (or Wouldn’t) Date Someone If…” may explain why. Answers to
the question included body piercings, tatoos, non-Disney lovers, smoking, no
sense of humor and the list went on and on! It’s funny, but a lot of the
members who responded are already married – good luck to those who aren’t
yet – the list of non-acceptable traits is pretty long!
“You Look Wonderful Tonight” – Edzter86’s prom theme seemed to be a common
theme among many of our members. Glad that you had a great time and it was
good to see you on the boards Eddy!
Congratulations to mommyof2 who is now a mommyof3! Breann Alexis was born on
May 5, 2004 and is doing fine with her two older brothers! Congratulations
also go out to darthmacho who welcomed Isabella Rose on May 14, 2004 who is
at home with her big sister! Another member who didn’t heed the warnings not
to drink the water from the Water Cooler is TikiGoddess who is expecting her
newest Tiki Baby in November – best of luck to you for another healthy
May birthday parties were held for Jillpie, KingdomHearts, tiggerific,
disguy, scrappinqueen, RainbowBrite5486, KristenNatalya, STADIS, Brer
Mickey, Joey, moochpuppy, Beast_fanatic, Dronator, DSNY FN, Vito, DarkRider,
TracyL, DONALD RULES, DisneyHog, lesliemomma, SimbaandNalasMama, ll MaJik ll,
Sinewiz, mouseketeer85, LarryBoy, JimmyC, mickclub1955, Claytonia, CJDDS,
pjbs35a, goudaman40 (Randy), and Dreamer7080. I hope all of you had a great
INTERCOT added several new moderators last month! MickeysGirl (Jamie) in the
Nightlife and the Games & Trivia forums, ChipnDaleGal (Donna) in the Trip
Reports and the Characters forums, goofyfanatic (Seth) in the Disneyland and
the Characters forums, Jeff (Jeff) in the Mousellaneous forum, MauiMouse
(Mary) in the Movies and the Dining forums, Bmwdsny (Melinda) in the Disney
Cruise Line and DVC forums. Please join me in congratulating all of our new
staff members and wish them luck on their new assignments!
We had several milestones celebrations in May, starting with INTERCOT
registering it’s 13,000th member! Individual milestones were: PolyGirl –
25,000 posts, TiggerRPh – 23,000 posts, Melanears – 15,000 posts, Jeff –
7,000 posts, LottaLubes – 3,000 posts, Marlyn – 2,000 posts, and with 1,000
posts: positivelykmc, Jeremy, scrappinqueen, and Timbo. MaryBelle &
ChewyStriker achieved Senior Cast Member status. Congratulations to all of
you and keep up the good work!
Well, that’s about it for May – we can now look forward to a long hot
summer! See you next month around the barbeque!
Thanks to all that
contributed. We'll be back in 2 weeks with Mikki & Andrew's
Astronaut Hall of Fame details,
History & Trivia with WDWdriver,
wendy*darling takes us to the
Disney Vacation Club Member Homecoming, Emily offers up resort saving tips
and much more.
Until then; Happy INTERCOTing!
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