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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > March 2006

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March 2006 - Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

Can you believe Spring is right around the corner? It's almost time for Spring Break and Easter – which means one of the busiest times of the year at Walt Disney World. Lots of new happenings and events have been recently announced, and we are here to fill you in. We have more board tips from Jason, and an informative piece on Disney Vacation Club resale from The Timeshare Store. Get comfy, grab your favorite beverage and start reading!


<<
Walt Disney World Events with Mel >>

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The The Timekeeper Closed Permanently -

After being stuck in *Seasonal* limbo, since April 29, 2001, the Timekeeper is closed for good on February 26, 2006. The current character Meet & Greets held in the Timekeeper lobby was relocated elsewhere in Tomorrowland. Walt Disney Imagineering is currently developing a new attraction for this location.

"I always enjoyed Timekeeper, even though you had to stand. I think Circlevision 360 is a cool concept and now there are only the two left at Epcot. I wish I had gotten to do it one more time." – LarryBoy

"As much as it is going to be hard to let it go, at least this closing will hopefully bring some life back to Tomorrowland, which was plauged with TWO "seasonal" attractions, which was 2 too many." – master_gracey

"I used to love Timekeeper, it really was a hidden gem of MK for my family. Robin Williams was brilliant and I loved how the robot looked so much like him facially. It's a shame they couldn't have just given it a makeover." – tommy-m

Discussion Here

- Two New Restaurants Coming to Disney World -
There are two new restaurants on the dining horizon for the Walt Disney World Resort. In summer 2007, an Asian restaurant will debut in Animal Kingdom's Asia, at the current site of the Chakranadi Chicken Shop. The eatery will offer both full service table dining and quick service food. In early 2008, T-Rex: A Prehistoric Family Adventure, will open in Downtown Disney Marketplace. This restaurant will feature life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, a dig site, waterfalls, geysers, a retail shop and much more. Both establishments will be operated by the Rainforest Cafe's Landry's Restaurants, one of the largest casual dining and entertainment companies in the nation.

"Both restaurants sound great! I am looking forward to another dining option in AK." – goofy for Pluto

"How cool for the families with little boys." – aldebkate

"The Asia restaurant sounds great. I think that it will do really well in AK since there is really nothing like it except for the rainforest." - Bethanymouse

Discussion & Details

- 2006 Disney's Night of Joy Details Announced -

Marking the 24th anniversary of Disney's Night of Joy, on September 8 & 9, a total of 16+ acts will present concerts on stages throughout the Magic Kingdom. Christian music lovers from all over the globe will be gathering for a celebration with top-name music artists, theme park attractions and Disney characters. The long-running series has played to a combined audience of over three-quarters of a million people. Top Artists include; ZOEgirl, Kirk Franklin, tobyMac, Jeremy Camp and many more. Night of Joy advance tickets go on sale March 6, 2006.

More Information

- 2006 Epcot Teddy Bear and Doll Weekend -
The 2006 Teddy Bear & Doll Weekend will be taking place, during the 13th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, May 19-21. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet over 30 artists showcasing their beautifully crafted teddy bears and dolls. Special packages are available which include; park admission, accommodations, artist social, live auction and more.

Discussion & Details

- "Around Our World" Cel Event at Epcot -
On March 18, the Walt Disney World Ink & Paint team will be releasing a limited edition Cel, "Around Our World," exclusively at the Art of Disney in Epcot. The Cel features Mickey Mouse dressed as a tourist. Images on the wall behind him pay tribute to each of the Disney Theme Parks around the globe. This Cel is only available at the Epcot Art of Disney and is a limited edition of 2000. For More Information call 407-827-7600.

"That looks amazing. I love cels, I just wish I had more money to spend!" - Rosanne

Discussion & Details


<< DVC – Holding Its Value >>

Presented by THE TIMESHARE STORE, INC.

“Why does Disney Vacation Club (DVC) seem to hold its value when looking to resale?"

Disney Vacation Club is one of the most desirable Vacation Clubs available today. The demand for properties located on the Disney property in Orlando is extremely high. Being able to enjoy a vacation, at a luxury Disney resort all while in walking distance to some of the world’s best theme parks and attractions is only one of the reasons Disney Vacation Club holds its value.

Disney provides one of the most flexible systems for vacationing. With a points system that allows the owner to design a vacation specific to their needs. The points system is a locked in structure which will allow owners to vacation until the year 2042 for the same amount of points they vacationed for in 2006. Considering the increase of room rates over the next 36 years, owners are locking in a vacation at today's prices. When a Saratoga Springs Resort resale is purchased, the owner has the same locked in value through 2054.

Disney has a process called Right of First Refusal. This process allows Disney to review a sale of a property before it is finalized. If the price of the property seems too low, Disney can step in and act as the buyer on the property. This is a benefit to all involved as the price remains constant and will not devalue as other timeshares tend to do.
 
Almost everyone worldwide has heard of Disney at one time or another. Disney is a household name that holds many meanings to many people. Disney marketing is above the rest with much attention placed on the Vacation Club. With all the recent press, the Disney Vacation Club is becoming as much of a household name as Disney itself.


<<
Across the Boards with Figment! >>

Welcome back to another installment of Across the Boards. In this installment let’s take a look at some in’s and out’s of the message board interface.

“I just got an ADR with my DS and DD at CRT”, feel like something’s lost in translation?
Don’t worry, while some of the message board abbreviations can be a bit daunting, INTERCOT has a list to help. In INTERCOT info Central (via the named tab at the top of every page), under the heading Abbreviations, there is a section marked “What does it all mean?”. Following the link to this section will provide you with a list to all of the recognized Disney abbreviations and common Internet short hand.

The power of the bottom right corner
The bottom corner of every post gives guests special posting option-the quoted post. Clicking on the quotation marks in the bottom right corner of every post will generate a reply with the quote of the post already formatted in the reply box. IN the bottom of every post you make, there is an additional icon-the pencil and paper. Clicking this option allows you to edit your post to make corrections or amendments.

Wish Upon a Star(s)
Below each user name is a set of stars, these stars reflect the seniority of members on the board via number of posts. Along with each set of stars there is also a title, these titles range from INTERCOT Guest to Senior INTERCOT Team Cast Member. These same stars and titles also identify the board moderators and administrators. A list of the stars and titles can be found in the FAQ section of the boards.

It’s all in the name
The username listed above each post, is actually a gateway to all sorts of options regarding that user. By clicking on any username a drop down menu will appear giving you options to view their user profile, contact the user (depending on the member’s settings), their homepage (if they have one), and find all posts by that member.

Until next time, happy browsing around the boards and see ya real soon!


<< Off Topic with ChipDale >>

Jane will bring us all the February Water Cooler happenings in our next issue!

<< Conclusion>>

We certainly covered a lot of interesting happenings in this issue, and we thank you for your interest!

Be on the lookout for the next issue of the Insider to hit your mailboxes in a couple of weeks. It will include among other things, a review from MickeysGirl and Dr_Nigel_C of Raglan Road, the new Irish Pub in Downtown Disney, and some fun WDW history and trivia from WDWDriver.

Don't forget that we'd love to hear from you! Please send suggestions, advice, experiences and/or memories to newsletter@mousehut.com. Our members are the heart of INTERCOT, and sharing is what we are all about! We might just use your excellent ideas or advice in an upcoming issue of the Insider!

 
<< 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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The Timeshare Store
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