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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > July 2004

Intercot.com INTERCOT Insider
 July 2004 - Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

Whew! Is it hot or what? I hope everyone is managing to stay cool and is enjoying their Summer. We have a lot of news and information for you this month. In this Edition we'll find out what is happing in the "World", Carol will fill us in on the latest changes to Info Central, Ray offers moving advice and Janie brings us up-to-date with all of the INTERCOTee happenings.

Grab your lemonade and let's get started.

<< Disney World Events with DisneyWizard >>

ESPN the Weekend
takes place later this month at MGM Studios. To celebrate ESPN's 25th anniversary, ESPN and Walt Disney World Resort are offering fans the opportunity to see and hear some of their favorite ESPN personalities and athletes of the past 25 years via "ESPN the Weekend." The event will be held over a 2 day span, Saturday & Sunday, July 31 and August 1, 2004.
>> Details & Discussion

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will return to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex for their 2004 NFL Training Camp July 31-Aug. 19. Practices are open to the public at no charge. Fans will be able to watch the players on the fields for their workouts. The tentative scheduled is 8:35-10:45AM and 2:45-4:45PM. For more information, call 407-939-GAME.

There has been a Second Baby African Elephant Calf Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and It's a Girl! Weighing in at 230 pounds she was named Kianga, which means "Sunshine" in Swahili. Animal Kingdom guests will be able to see her progress on camera monitors at Rafiki's Planet Watch, in the near future. It will be several weeks before Kianga and her Mom get to join the other elephants on the savanna.
>> Full Story & Discussion

<< Carol's Communicore >>

Happy July Everyone.

Just a Reminder:

The latest room only and Dream Maker discounts for travelers vacationing during August 1-28, 2004 must be booked by July 31, 2004.
For more details on these and other vacation specials call INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site and fill out a quote form.
>> Discussion

Disney will begin taking reservations for the Food & Wine Festival events on July 20th. Schedule details have started to filter in. Watch for the upcoming events here. The Food & Wine Festival runs from October 1 - November 14 this year.

The tentative Eat to the Beat! Concert Series thus far is:
10/01-10/05 - Kool & The Gang
10/13-10/15 The Temptations
10/16-10/20 - Taylor Dayne
10/21-10/25 - The Commodores
10/29-10/30 - Survivor
10/31-11/04 - Blake Shelton
11/10-11/14 - Chubby Checker & The Wildcats

What's New?

We have added a page to the INTERCOT Theme Park section detailing the new Tomorrowland attraction, Stitch’s Great Escape! It is slated to open in the Fall and will offer Fast Pass. Check it out!
>> Stitch’s Great Escape!

The Historic Park Hours page for 2004 has been added to Info Central, highlighting the first 6 months of this year. Our historic hour pages are very popular among vacation planners as they can offer a guideline as to what events and hours were offered in months past.
>> 2004 Historic Park Hours

Beginning last month guests staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk, Coronado Springs, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Old Key West, Polynesian, Saratoga Springs, Wilderness Lodge & Villas and the Yacht & Beach Club resorts are able to use their fitness center, at no additional charge, for the length of their vacation stay. Guests of other resorts not mentioned above, or guests who choose to utilize another resort's fitness center, must pay the current fees.
>> More Information & Details

The Jungle Cruise and Donald's Boat have been added to the rehab schedule. The Jungle Cruise  will not be operating from  August 22 - September 5, 2004. Donald's Boat will not be closed to visitors from July 12 - August 12, 2004. The complete rehab list can be found below.
>> Closing & Refurbishment Schedule

Park Hours and Events are currently posted through September. Visit Info Central to finalize those last vacation plans.
>> Park Hours & Events

Happy Planning! See you all next month!

<< Bytes & Pieces with TiggerRPh >>

“Do you know that people are now moving to New Zealand just to be thanked?”
- Billy Crystal (76th Annual Academy Awards)

Even if you’re not moving to New Zealand, if you are moving and your email address is changing, you probably are going to want to let us know. We at INTERCOT get several requests each month to change addresses for people, which we can do…but this is something that members can do for themselves.

As a first step, you may just want to change your displayed location, all you have to do is go into “My Profile” after you’ve logged in, click “Edit Profile”, scroll down to “Profile Fields” and change what is listed for “Location”.

If your email address changes there are possibly two changes that you need to make. In order for us to be able to contact you, you’ll need to change the email address listed in your profile. To do that, you’ll need to again go into “My Profile”, then “Edit Profile” as described above, then in “Email Address” replace the listed address with your new address.  Please note that as a matter of security, your password will be reset (once you log back into the boards with your new password.  You will receive an email detailing your new information.  You can change it back to your old password by following the first two steps listed above and going to the "Change Password" section of the form.

If you subscribe to the INTERCOT Insider and your email address changes you’ll need to let us know in order to keep receiving the newsletter. For this, you’ll need to visit the “Interactive” tab in the upper right hand corner of the boards. What you’ll need to do next is unsubscribe with your old email address, hit “submit”, then subscribe with your new email address and hit “submit” again.

If you have any questions regarding this you can always contact any of the moderator, administrators or simply email guest relations at guestrelations@intercot.com.

<< Off Topic with ChipDale >>

June began on a sad note as we mourned the passing of President Ronald Reagan on June 5, 2004. Many INTERCOTees reminisced and shared memories of one of America’s most popular presidents. On a happier note, we observed Flag Day and Father’s Day in June. I hope that all of our INTERCOT dads had a great day!

Do you know who Smarty Jones is? Well, INTERCOT waited and watched and hoped that Smarty could win the Triple Crown. His Cinderella story didn’t turn out happily ever after though and we’ll have to wait another year to see if there will be another Triple Crown winner.

Notice the little “house” icon above the message box when browsing the boards? Well, that little house will lead you to the poster’s home page. aprilisis wanted to know who clicks on the houses and it seems like a lot of our members have clicked and learned about each other. So, the next time you have a chance, click on the little house and meet one of your fellow members!

Have you ever had INTERCOT withdrawal? Well, poor Beach Club Babe found out the hard way what it’s like and shared it with us and it was not pretty (sorry Heather!). Seems like a lot of us wouldn’t know what to do with ourselves if our connection to INTERCOT was cut off! Here’s hoping that it doesn’t happen to any of you!

The topic comes up every so often and it always gets a huge response: Krispy Kreme doughnuts! lovewalt tried her first one and found it so tasty that she had to share the experience with us! Many INTERCOTees joined in the discussion, proving just how addicting those KKs can be! Look out Holly, you might be hooked now!

Did you stop in at any of MickeysGirl’s Friday Water Cooler Parties last month? Themes included the INTERCOT Hurricane Party, an Extra-Terrestrial Extravaganza, the INTERCOT Father’s Day Party and to honor those hardworking Friday party employees, a Cabana Boy Bonanza! Plan on stopping in this Friday and see what Jamie and the cabana boys have cooked up for you!

Speaking of parties, brad192 posed a very interesting question: if you could invite 10 famous people (living or dead) to your party, whom would you invite? This topic proved to be very popular and a very eclectic assortment of people was mentioned, from Mother Theresa to John Lennon to Hitler! The most commonly mentioned name among INTERCOTees? Walt Disney of course!

We had some special occasions to celebrate last month in the Cooler. Congratulations go out to Claytonia on her recent wedding, to roryjulie on graduating from law school, to citizensnoopy on doing so well on her MCAT test and to ElenitaB on being cancer-free! Let’s party!

June was a busy month for birthdays. Parties were held for Goofy Forever, Horizons93, kelley635815, dixiepixie, Goofy,Esq, Disney Doodle, mmdestin, MickeyMoose15, KylesMom, CinderellyCinderelly, Sgt Tigger, TwoTinyWings, Tinkerbell@heart, Vic, DisneyBeth, TooGoofy (Dave), ChipnDaleGal, Disneycrazed, angelagirl, LorrieP, buzznwoodysmom, Patricia, WDWFanatic, a little figment of your imagination, AmBo, MinnieMav, Chickie, RAIDER, Cinderelley, Goofy about Disney, ccchild, Ms Mouse, MickeysGirl, leftear, Ronald milner, disneynarula

We also had some fast and furious postings in June. We celebrated milestones for Beast_fanatic – 23,000 posts; Melanears – 16,000 posts; MauiMouse – 6,000 posts. Hitting 5,000 posts were ChipnDaleGal and goofgal; 2,000 posts: Claytonia and Lucille. We have an unprecedented 8 new members of the Four-Digit Club (1000 posts): goin2disney, LittleSpirit02, SgtTigger, drummerboy, J9, Joe, Sue & Joey, Joeybun. TheMartellFamily hit 500posts and we have two new Senior Cast Members (300 posts): nutz4goofy and Dopey’sGirl; Coming in with 100 posts each: Nascfan and Disney Doodle. Congratulations to all of you and keep up the quality posting!

That about wraps it up for June – see you at the pool!

<< Conclusion >>

It looks like you'll have to go back out and mow the lawn as that concludes this Edition of the Insider. We'll be back at the end of the month with water, water everywhere! Get those daypacks and towels ready! Beth is taking us to the Florida beaches. Jeanne will let us tag along while she visits the Disney water parks and much more. Until then stay cool and Happy INTERCOTing!

<< INTERCOT Would Like To Thank>>

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