February 2006 - Edition One
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<< Introduction >>
We certainly hope
all our northeast US INTERCOT buddies survived the blizzard of 2006! What a
great time to escape those winter blues with a trip to sunny Florida. You
better hurry if you want to sail with some Pirates, or if your little
Princess wants to be the first in line to be all dolled up! We've got all
the latest Walt Disney World Resort news and the always exciting INTERCOT
happenings as well. It's Insider time!
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Disney World Events with Mel >>
The Pirates of the Caribbean is getting a makeover, to some people's
delight and other's displeasure. And girls of all ages are soon to be
treated like royalty at a new Downtown Disney boutique. Let's read all about
- Captain Jack Sparrow to join Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction
The classic Disney theme park attraction Pirates of the Caribbean, will be
adding new characters and features from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie
franchise. The attraction will close in March to complete the updates in
time for the opening of the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's
Chest, on July 7. Captain Jack Sparrow and his nemesis Barbossa will be
woven into some of the attraction's most familiar scenes. New special
effects will also be added to enhance the Pirates of the Caribbean theme
"Aye Matey, and it best be open when we be thar in June...Arrrrrgghhhh." –
"Why does it have to be changed, its a great ride and a walt disney
original. I really used to love this movie but now I wish it never existed."
"How can Disney do this? They completely ruined the Tiki Room with Iago and
now this??" – mjaclyn
"They better NOT take away the pirate on the bridge with the hair on his leg
though!" – Nascfan
"I think it's great they are breathing some fresh air into this classic
ride. I'm sure it will be great!" – TinkInTraining
Details & Discussion Here
- New Boutique Opening in Downtown Disney -
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be debuting April 5, 2006, at Downtown
Disney Marketplace, located inside World of Disney. Young guests visiting
the new interactive salon will be given the chance to be magically
transformed into their favorite Disney princess. The boutique will offer
makeovers and pampering services for youngsters ages 3 and up. Guests can
call now to book appointments at 407-WDW-STYLE.
"Ok, I'm 28, and I confess that i would really like to do this , since there
is no age limit!" – wonderalice23
"This sounds so cute! But I have all boys!" – DVC2004
<< Carol's Communicore >>
Happy February, Everyone!
We've added some very informative pages to the Dining section of Info
Central. Have you taken a peek lately?
Walt Disney World Dining Guide
This guide will assist vacationers in finding just the right restaurant
location within each park. It highlights the various types of venues by
price range, food type, meals offered and a brief description.
World Dining Guide
Walt Disney World Food Photos
Also new, and under construction, are our food photo pages. By popular
demand we are putting the various foods offered at Walt Disney World to
photo. INTERCOT's Food Photo Section is designed to give you a sampling of
the variety of cuisine served at the Walt Disney World Resort. As they say;
"A picture is worth a thousand words". We think that rings true for taste
buds too. Thanks to all of the contributors for sending in their
photos. Please keep them coming.
be sent to;
World Food Photos
Park Hours, Events and Extra Magic Hour schedules are
currently posted through August. Visit Info Central to fine-tune your upcoming
Extra Magic Hour.
See you next month. Happy Planning!
the Boards with Figment! >>
Welcome back to another installment of Across the Boards. In this
installment let’s take a look at some FAQ’s regarding signatures.
Q: What is a signature?
A: A signature is a set of text that appears at the bottom of
your posts. This is can serve as a send off, your favorite quote or a list
of all the trips you have taken to Disney World. Making a signature allows
you to have the desired text appear at the bottom of each post with out
having to re-type it every time you make a post.
Q: How to I make or change a signature?
A: To make a signature or to change an existing one the processes is
essentially the same. First click on “User CP” on the top left corner of the
blue bar on the main forum page. From there click on the “ Edit Signature”
option at the top of the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Once here
you will find a page that looks like a reply form. All of the features like
font color, font style, bold, italic and underline work the same way when
making a signature as they do when making a post. Simply fill in the field
and then click the ‘Save Signature” button when you are finished.
Q: Can I use smilies in my signature?
A: Smilies will not show up in signatures, however; their code will.
The smilies menu does not show up in the signature box, but you can copy and
paste smilies from other posts into your signature box. When you save your
changes the name of the smilie will appear inside of colons (Ex. :mickey: ).
One trick that some INTERCOTee’s use is after pasting the smilie in,
highlighting it then select different font features. For instance if
highlightthe “mickey” smilie and then select the font color blue and bold
the text :mickey: would appear in your signature.
Q: Can I post a link or my e-mail address in my signature?
A: No, hyperlinks and e-mail address are not allowed in member
signatures per the terms of service agreement. The only exception are links
to other parts of INTERCOT and INTERCOT sponsors.
Q: Is there a limit on how big my signature can be?
A: Yes, signatures cannot contain more than 300 characters (spaces
are counted as characters). In addition, please be courteous in the visual
length of your signature. It is not good board etiquette to makes others
scroll through excessively long signatures to simply get to the next post.
Q: Can I post pictures in my signature?
A: No. In order to keep INTERCOT a family friendly site images have
been disabled in member signatures.
Q: Can I can control if signature appears in some posts, but not in
A: Yes. Underneath each reply form there is a check box labeled
“Show your signature”; when this box is checked your signature appears, when
it is unchecked your signature does not appear.
Until next time, happy browsing around the boards and see ya real soon
<< Off Topic with ChipDale >>
Hopefully you’re not buried in snow while reading this! January seemed
like sort of a quiet month in the Water Cooler but here’s a few of the
Did you know that January was National Hot Tea Month, National Hobby Month
and National Get Organized Month? Other celebrations in January included
National Take Back Your Time Week, Word Nerd Day, National Cowboy Poetry
Gathering Week, Bean Day, Cuddle Up Day, Old Rock Day, Feast of Fabulous
Wild Men Day, Hunt for Happiness Week and Diet Resolution Week. Thank you
Rhonda for filling in for Lizzy this month!
Speaking of Diet Resolution Week, have you stopped in an INTERCOT Diet Club
meeting lately? Each Monday, Pongo starts a new thread on the week’s
progress. Members support each other with their trials, their losses, tips
on exercise and healthy recipes. How do you join? Just post and you’re a
What was your first memory? Selly asked the question and received some very
interesting responses. Vacation Dad: “Being put down for a nap at Grandmas
house and falling asleep to the tick tock of a Big Ben wind up clock. It's
still one of the most comforting sounds I know today.” JanetMegan: “3 years
old, at preschool, sticking my fingers in an electric socket-which might
explain a LOT of things.” ElenitaB: “My first memory is from just around my
third birthday. My dad loved fishing and took me and my brother with him
often. I remember being on the pier with him, with a bloodsucker worm
hanging off my right pointer finger and crying for him to take it off!” Cool
topic – thanks Selly!
Jamie’s Friday parties for January included the Because It’s a Friday,
Friday Party, the Blame Casey for Everything Party, INTERCOT’s Hug-a-Bug
Party, and the Family Friendly Fun PAY-Place Party. Stop in this Friday and
see what Jamie and Nigel have in store for us!
Why do you post on INTERCOT? NJMan66 posted the question and the responses
ranged from the obvious (planning your Disney vacation) to the humorous (Mr
Tom Morrow: “I post for you guys...It just wouldn't be the same without
me.”) to the honest (TikiGoddess: “This is the only board I post
on...honestly, I've tried some other sites but Intercot has the best caliber
people around! Intelligent discussions, people who care, people who can
spell (this is important to me!), and of course, more Disney information
than you can shake a stick at.”) Basically, most of our members come to
INTERCOT and stay because of the people and our great “community” feeling.
We hope you all stick around for a long time to come!
January posting milestones were reached by PolyGirl40 – 33,000 posts,
ChipnDaleGal – 17,000 posts, Jeff – 13,000 posts, MauiMouse –13,000 posts,
DizneyFreak2002 – 7,000 posts, mrsgaribaldi – 2,000 posts, Katzateer – 2,000
posts, WDW-Geek – 1,000 posts, Strmchsr – 1,000 posts, WDWfanatic742 – 1,000
posts, magickingdom67 – 1,000 posts, MsMin – 400 posts, Tink35 – Senior Cast
Member, Pigglet – 200 posts, FlDisneyguy29 – 200 posts, dolphinmickey9170 –
200 posts. Congratulations to all of our milestone posters!
That’s about it for this month – see you in the Cooler!
Thank you for
reading this issue of the Insider. Remember, we would love to hear from you!
Please send suggestions, advice, experiences and/or memories to
you may just see it appear in a future Insider. We'd love to share your trip
See you in a couple of weeks with a bit of WDW history with WDWDriver, a
scrumptious dining review by MickeysGirl and Nigel, and other helpful
tidbits for planning your Walt Disney W vacation. See you on the boards!
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