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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > May 2005

Intercot.com INTERCOT Insider
 May 2005 - Edition One

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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!

<< Welcome to The Timeshare Store >>

INTERCOT is proud to announce a new sponsor, The Timeshare Store. The Timeshare Store offers the largest selection of Disney Vacation Club Resale’s anywhere. They are also the number one Disney Vacation Club Reseller in the world. Take a moment to click on their web site below to learn more about them.

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Here’s what our very own member’s have to say;

”We purchased re-sale through the Timeshare Store. It was VERY easy! They are very thorough and very helpful. We had an agent who we talked with over the phone and then most of the transaction was done by fax and Federal Express. Disney will often buy back points that are being sold lower than the average sale for that particular resort. We bought at Hilton Head and I think we got it for $74/point. We hope to buy resale again in a couple of years....I would really like to own some points at Villas of Wilderness Lodge and we will definitely use the Timeshare Store again.” – Tinkermom

” We also bought through the Timeshare store and the process was very easy. We saved quite a bit even though we had to pay closing costs.” Lisa and Alan

” We also used The Timeshare Store. They were quite patient with my seemingly endless questions and dispelled the fears I had about the entire process.” - hubbyofadisneyholic

<< 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 desserts!

- 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 Epcot!” –Melanears

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

Photos & Examples

- 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:

Halloween Party Details
Christmas Party Info

<< Carol's Communicore >>

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.

Magical Journeys

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 Vacation Planning 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 here. The 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.

Park Hours, Events & 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 List.

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 newsletter@mousehut.com. 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!!

<< INTERCOT Would Like To Thank>>

The INTERCOT Insider and INTERCOT.com are supported by the following sponsors who in turn, help us bring the Magic to you!

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