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<< Introduction >>
Things are really
starting to shape up for the "Greatest Celebration on Earth" debuting in May at
Disney Resorts worldwide. Many new details are being revealed regarding new
shows, attractions and policies at Walt Disney World, and we've got all the
latest details right here in the Insider. It's all so exciting!! Also, Ray will
fill us in on INTERCOT's own style of celebrating in this month's Bytes and
Pieces, Jane keeps us up to date on all that Water Cooler talk. Now on with the
<< Disney World Events with DisneyWizard >>
Second Annual "ESPN The Weekend"
ESPN and the Walt Disney World Resort are once again joining together to offer
fans the opportunity to see and hear some of their favorite ESPN personalities
and athletes during the second annual "ESPN The Weekend". The event is presented
by Speed Stick 24/7, and will take place at Disney-MGM Studios on February
25-27, 2005. The 2005 theme is "It's A Sports World After All". The "Weekend"
will feature on-site telecasts, star motorcades, Q&A sessions and much, much
New Pass Options For Pleasure Island
On February 6th, Pleasure Island began utilizing new pass options. Guests can
now purchase “1-Night Single-Club” passes or “1-Night Multi-Club” passes. A
“1-Night Single-Club Pass” sells for $9.95 per person and is available
everywhere on the island except Adventurers Club and The Comedy Warehouse. The
“1-Night Multi-Club” ticket costs $20.95 and can be used at all clubs. A new
Pleasure Island Annual Pass is also being introduced. It is called “Pleasure
Island Annual Pass -Plus Guest”. This pass enables the Annual Passholder to
bring a guest with them and costs $99.
Prices & Details
Soarin' Previews For Annual Passholders & Disney Vacation Club Members
Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members will be among the first to
go "Soarin". Special sneak previews will be held during regular park hours on
Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17. Soarin' will be the newest addition
to Future World's The Land Pavilion, enhancing the already popular agriculture
and ecology theme. Valid Passholder ID OR Vacation Club ID is required when
attending this preview.
- "This may just make The Land the most popular spot in Epcot! For those of you
who have had the opportunity to see Soarin' in DCA, I know you'll agree. It was
our favorite attraction out there. Can't wait!" ~ chernabog2
Wildlife Discovery Excursions
Beginning February 15, 2005 Walt Disney World concierge-level resort Guests are
invited to explore the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction at Animal Kingdom in the
new Wildlife Discovery Excursion. The excursion is led by a safari guide and
takes guests off the regular Kilimanjaro Safaris path in a specially designed
vehicle, stopping at observation and photo areas along the way. The cost is $45
per guest and will be offered twice daily at 10AM & 1PM. Guests can make
reservations for a Wildlife Discovery Excursion through their resort's concierge
host or hostess, or through the Itinerary Planning Office at their resort.
12th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - April 15 - June
The details for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival have been
released. For seven weeks beginning April 15, Epcot will bloom with bouquets of
custom displays themed to "The Happiest Celebration on Earth," Disney's global
jubilee marking the 50th anniversary of Disneyland in Southern California.
Roses, daisies, carnations, chrysanthemums and thousands of other varieties of
flowers and trees at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will add
living color to the largest celebration in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
history. New this year are the Main Entrance Bed, Minnie’s Magnificent Butterfly
Garden and Farmer Mickey’s Maze. Click the link below to read about the special
themed weekends, kid's events, concert line-ups and celebrity experts.
MGM Studio Rehabs
Sounds Dangerous and Playhouse Disney have been added to the current
refurbishment schedule. Sounds Dangerous will not be operating February 23 - 28,
2005. And Playhouse Disney will not be operational April 4 - 10, 2005.
More Annual Passholder News
Not only can Passholders be among the first guests to go "Soarin" they can also
purchase exclusive Soarin' pins. The pins can be obtained by visiting Pin
Central in Epcot starting April 15. This is a limited edition pin of only 2,000
with a limit of two pins per Passholder per day.
Also - Annual Passholders can receive a free Pal Mickey T-Shirt. They can get
all the Happiest
Celebration On Earth inside information from their new Pal Mickey and Pal
Mickey will receive an exclusive Passholder t-shirt - FREE! Just show your Pass
when you purchase your new
anytime between May 5, 2005 and April 30, 2006, and receive your free t-shirt.
You can catch the latest Passholder updates and read the Mickey Monitor
newsletters via Info Central - just follow the link below.
Annual Passholder Info
Events and Extra Magic Hour schedules are currently posted through April. Visit
Info Central to fine-tune your vacation plans.
Extra Magic Hour
See you next
month. Happy Planning!
<< Bytes and Pieces with TiggerRPh >>
“Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)”
Kool and the Gang
Every post on INTERCOT is important, but some posts warrant some extra
celebration. We call these posts, milestone posts. If it’s your first post,
someone is likely to notice and welcome you to the INTERCOT Community. If you
want to announce your arrival, feel free to post your arrival in the Water
Cooler and someone should be around shortly to welcome you ‘officially’.
While we love to welcome new members, we also like to celebrate posting
milestones by members. Now, you’re free to start a party for any one of your
posts that you want to, but there are certain posting levels that generally
garner the attention of the members and staff. These are 100 posts, then 500,
the 1000 posts and generally every 1000 posts after that. These celebratory
posts occur in the Water Cooler as soon as an observant member or staff member
spots that someone has passed one of the milestones, and once they do…watch for
the fun to begin.
Don’t worry about being a new member and being shy about hitting 100 posts…every
member is important to us and we’ll have as much fun partying and celebrating
your first 100 or 500 posts as we do when ChipDale passed 41,000 posts. We don’t
even care how long it takes to get to a milestone…if it’s time to party….we
It is important to note though that we don’t encourage posting just to increase
your posting totals…we want everyone to become a valued member we ask that your
posts contribute to the threads you post in.
So keep your eyes open…you never know when someone will hit a milestone in
posting and posting celebration will spring up.
Off Topic with ChipDale
Happy New Year! Now
that the holidays are over we can get back to “normal life”.
JanetMegan wanted to know what our 2005 New Year’s resolutions are. Out of all
of the resolutions posted by our members, dieting was mentioned the most. Need
to take off a few pounds or just want to live a healthier lifestyle? Pop into
the Diet Club in the Water Cooler! Each Monday a new thread is started where
members post their goals, losses and accomplishments. Get tips on low-cal
recipes and exercise routines. No need to join – you’re a member simply by
posting in the thread!
Jamie’s January Friday parties included It’s Just a Friday Party Party, Jolly
Holiday Jubilee, Everybody Wears a Funny Hat Day, Pop-iti-Pop Day. Stop in the
Water Cooler this Friday and see what Jamie’s planned for this week!
Of course January brings talk of snowstorms and the cold. goin2disney wanted to
know what your favorite “snowed in” foods are. Chili, soup, chocolate, cookies,
French Toast and beer were listed as favorites among INTERCOTees. PolyGirl40 and
the rest of our Northeastern INTERCOTees really got dumped on! Thankfully, other
than a few power outages here and there, all stayed safe.
Special congratulations to Edzter86 on his acceptance to the University of
Connecticut! We’re all very proud of you, Eddy and wish you all the best!
And more congratulations go out to citizensnoopy on getting accepted into the
David Geffen (UCLA) School of Medicine. Way to go, Brittany – all of your hard
work really paid off! Good luck to you!
January birthday celebrations were held for darthmacho, SouthernmostGopher,
WDWCP Spring99, Yvette, DicksonGR, AnimatorTodd, Skelator the Pirate, Jasper,
GrandFlo, NLODisney, mommybelle, snowflakegirl, devo995493, Sander, ArtDeco,
Bobs, J.C.&ALI'SMOM, wishiwasthere, Puppy Mom, drummerboy, mickeymousemom, C & H
(C), tinkwest, ConorsMom, goofgal, Tiggerlovr9000, Here we go again…,
Mom2Princess', lebo, locodemickey, Chigger, Flower, drmduval, minnie-mouse,
MaryburkS, sgdisney, Nikkipon, disneymomof1, BRK1442, loadingband, dw2649,
EpcotFan182, Disney_nut, SteveL, JMcK, TinyTink, JackSparrow, Poohsnpiglespal,
SurferStitch, Bmwdsny (Melinda), goin2disney, Lucille, PlutoLVT, MauiMouse,
dizkneenut, and dustyguitar. I hope you all had a special day!
Posting milestones were reached by Beast_fanatic – 26,000 posts, ChipnDaleGal –
10,000 posts, MNNHFL – 5,000 posts, minnie-mouse –2,000 posts, vz9p57 – 1,000
posts, SallyP – 1,000 posts, DisneyRox – 1,000 posts, Tinkermom – 1,000 posts,
Movieguy – 400 posts, JakeontheCob – Senior Cast Member, AvonleaCF – Senior Cast
Member, Mickey for President – Senior Cast Member. Good work everyone – keep up
the quality posting!
That’s all for this month. Here’s hoping that our 2005 is a happy, healthy and
successful year for all of our INTERCOTees.
<< Conclusion >>
Now everyone should
be up to date and more than ready to plan their trip to celebrate the "Happiest
Celebration on Earth"! Continue to join us on the INTERCOT discussion boards for
the very latest about the celebration. And don't forget to send all comments and
Walt Disney World suggestions you may have to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Till next
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