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<< Introduction >>
And so it has begun
– The Happiest Celebration on Earth!! Join us for this edition of the
INTERCOT Insider where we introduce our new sponsor, Casey and Carol continue to keep you up to date on
all the exciting happenings at Walt Disney World. Ray gives us some tips on
getting a good response to your INTERCOT threads, and Jane brings us the Water
Cooler happenings, which always get a chuckle. We hope you enjoy the issue!
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<< Disney World Events with DisneyWizard >>
Now that the Happiest Celebration is up and running at the Disney parks
worldwide the events down in Walt Disney World are simply what we’ve been reporting on for
months now: new attractions, new promotions, and you guessed it: new
- Happiest Celebration on Earth begins -
The Happiest Celebration on Earth has begun and is in full swing at Walt
Disney World. Attractions from all over the world have been imported into
each of the parks for the worldwide marketing promotion. Check out some of
the reviews on the new attractions by your fellow INTERCOTees:
“My 3 year old daughter LOVED [Cinderellabration] as did I.” -Tinkermom
“[Small World] looks incredible. It's great to hear people talking
positively about [it].” -Funforall
“[Soarin’] is my favorite Disney ride anywhere....I'm so glad it has come to
Click here for the Special Edition “Happiest
Celebration on Earth” INTERCOT Insider for more reviews and events
- New Desserts to kick-off the Celebration -
New desserts will be unveiled at some of the restaurants across property
just in time for the new celebration. Similar to the 100 Years of Magic
celebration, select dishes will be available for a limited time only. Also,
Disney is now referring to all “priority seating arrangements” as “advanced
dining reservations.” No changes have been made to the current policies,
just simply the name.
“This is the best thread ever.... I almost licked my monitor!” –stephie
“Have to try to stop by Brown Derby just for dessert!” –Tink4Me
“They all look delicious. I am most excited about that slipper [dessert].” -Bethanymouse
- Holiday Party Dates Announced -
The dates have been announced for both Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The dates for the Halloween Party
are: September 30 and October 2, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28,
30 and 31 (all subject to change, all 2005). The dates for the Christmas
Party are: November 27 and 29, December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16,
18, and 20 (all subject to change, all 2005). Click below for more details,
including pricing, for both events:
Happy May Everyone!
Annual Passholder & Florida Residents Discounts Announced
Disney has released room-only discounts for Annual Passholders and Florida
Residents vacationing from July 5-August 27, 2005. Discounts include select
Value Resorts for $74+, Moderate Resorts from $99+ and Deluxe Resorts from
$124+ per night. The number of rooms offered at these rates is limited. For
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.
Disney's Magic Express transportation service is now on the
road. We have updated our Info Central page to include the bus routes and
stops. Click the link below for more details and information on utilizing
this service. Member feedback is starting to filter in. Check the INTERCOT
forum for firsthand accounts and reviews.
Disney's Magical Express Service
Many restaurants have been added to the Magic Your Way Dining
Plan. You can view the updated list
Epcot table service restaurants selection has increased immensely. Also note
Le Cellier is no longer listed as a Signature dining location.
Annual Passholders are being offered additional benefits in
the upcoming months. These include a 25% savings on the Cirque du Soleil show La
Nouba and a 20% discount off photos purchased in the Parks with Disney's PhotoPass Service. More savings, details and information for Passholders can
be found in the May edition of the Mickey Monitor.
Mickey Monitor - May, 2005 Edition
Park Hours, Events and Extra Magic Hour schedules are currently posted
through July. Please note; the hours/events for both May and June have changed
considerably. Visit Info Central to fine-tune your upcoming vacation plans.
Extra Magic Hour
See you next month. Happy Planning!
<< Bytes and Pieces with TiggerRPh >>
title - a descriptive name
- Merriam Webster Dictionary
What’s in a name….or in this case a title or heading of a thread? In the
case of the INTERCOT Boards the choice of a title for your thread is very
important. Why? Because the title is the front door to your thread or
putting it in the words of a popular HGTV show, it gives your thread “curb
appeal” or a reason to open your thread.
For instance, suppose you want to post a question in Dining about Ohana’s.
Instead of saying, “What do you think,” you should say "What do you think of
"Ohana’s". People are often in a hurry when surfing the boards. Some people
aren't going to open every topic, but if they love or hate Ohana’s they
would open that thread.
So, as you can see, it’s very important to have your thread title be
descriptive of what the thread is about or the question that you’re asking.
If you have a question about what the rooms are like at Port Orleans,
instead of posting a thread with the title of “Pssst….Hey Buddy…Over Here”
you probably would have a better chance of getting your question answered if
you used a title more like, “What are the Port Orleans Rooms Like?”
After all, if you are posting a question, you want people to notice your
thread and help you with answers or opinions, right? We have a lot of
knowledgeable members willing to help you out or give an opinion…we’re all
Disney experts, right? Sometimes we just need a little help drawing us in to
help you out.
Off Topic with ChipDale
Were you April
fooled this year? Darbylew wished us all a Happy April Fools Day. Sounded
like a lot of our members were fooled into thinking that they might need to
build an ark because of all the April showers! And it was no April Fools
that Munch reminded us to “spring ahead” over the weekend of April 2. I know
I am enjoying the extra evening daylight, how about you?
There’s always a reason to celebrate something in the Water Cooler. Lizzy’s
celebrations for the month of April included National Cheeseball Day, Take a
Chance Day, Kiss Your Mate Day, No Housework Day, Blah Blah Blah Day, and Go
for Broke Day. And did you know that April was National Welding Month and
International Twit Award Month? Thanks Lizzy for the entertainment that you
provide to us each month!
Jamie’s April Friday parties included April Fools Day party (Nigel, no way
can you fool us! That was the biggest party of the month!). Other Friday
parties for the month included Partier’s Choice, Vacation Destination, Nifty
Nature Party, and of course we can’t forget the Laugh Giggle Snort Wheeze
TwitterSilly Party! Thanks Jamie and Nigel for being such great hosts to us
week after week!
Speaking of parties, wonders10 wanted to know what our favorite cocktails
are. So many different types were mentioned (including some that I’d never
heard of before), but among the favorites of INTERCOTees were Margaritas,
Cosmopolitans, Hurricanes, Mojitos, and of course my favorite: beer! Maybe
Jamie can use some of these in her Friday parties!
Do you have an idol? LittleSpirit02 asked INTERCOTees to share who their
idols are and some of the most frequently mentioned were Audrey Hepburn,
Ronald Reagan, and Hillary Clinton. Who was the most popular among
INTERCOTees? Walt Disney of course!
We’re sending lots and lots of pixie dust to buzznwoodysmom’s husband who
just made the trek over to Iraq. Denise, please thank your husband and let
him know how grateful we are for his service to our country! More pixie dust
is headed harlowandthemermaid’s way too for her little Sam. All of us at
INTERCOT are pulling for the little guy! Keep a close eye in the Water
Cooler for upcoming information on how we can all help Mel and little Sam.
April INTERCOT birthday celebrations were held for: Micky's Real Girlfriend,
EllieMae, izy, Strmchasr, Tinkerbelle, Missouri Bell, BriarRose_17,
CanadaEh28, Penni, dixiebelle301, LittleSpirit02, Ltmoko, lucymouse4, c&d,
Red Randal, Goofy Pluto, TinkerTude, Eeyore Loves Me, TikiGoddess, amorillo,
citizensnoopy, DisneyTom, Beast25, OHIcOaster, Darbylew, DisneyChica,
crazy4dizney, DisneyWhirled, Epc0tphr34k, bjbunny, disneygoofball, dpamac,
samren12, andromedaslove, Pixie Power, Mr. Brass Bonanza, KronksGal,
Bucs300, AvonleaCF, ohbother81, G, hope2survive, Katzateer, Vintage Disney,
MousePassion, and samathastanky. Remember, if you’d like your birthday
celebrated in the Water Cooler, simply post your name on the 2005 Birthday
Posting milestones in April were reached by TiggerRPh – 26,000 posts,
ChipnDaleGal – 12,000 posts, MauiMouse – 10,000 posts, vizsla – 7,000 posts,
Munch – 5,000 posts, Fantasmic – 4,000 posts, pdrlkr – 3,000 posts,
DisneyFreak2002 – 1,600 posts, KylesMom –1,000 posts, BelleCiavo – 1,000
posts, WEDTOPIA – 1,000 posts, stitch626 – 500 posts, BeastFan25 – Senior
Cast Member, MissOrlando98 – Senior Cast Member, sportsguy2315 – 100 posts.
Congratulations and keep up the great posting!
That about wraps it up for April. See you next month!
<< Conclusion >>
Thanks for reading
this latest issue of the INTERCOT Insider. Please remember to send any tips
or memories you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to share your
experiences with everyone! Stay tuned for the next issue and in the
meantime, we'll see you on the boards!!
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