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<< Introduction >>
Welcome back to
another exciting edition of the INTERCOT Insider. April showers may have
brought you May flowers, but the Insider is bringing you a bouquet of great
reading. Mel keeps us up-to-date on the newest additions to “the world”,
Carol covers the latest happenings around the site,
Jason answers some more site related FAQ’s, and Jane lets us in on all the
April water cooler happenings. So get comfy and grab a cool beverage because
here we go …
Disney World Events with Mel >>
- Character Dining Returns to Hollywood & Vine -
Beginning June 25, 2006, Character Dining will return to MGM-Studios'
Hollywood & Vine Restaurant. Guests can dine, get autographs, sing and dance
with Playhouse Disney pals JoJo & Goliath, and June & Leo from Little
Einsteins. The character dining experience is available for breakfast and
lunch. Dinner will remain a non-character meal and a dining option for the
Fantasmic! Dinner Package. Reservations are available for booking starting
today, April 25th.
I am so excited about this!!! My DD will be a little over 2 yrs old when we
go this Dec and she will LOVE this meal!! – Vadizneefan
I'm pretty disappointed. I think the meal is great for parents with toddler
aged children, but really limiting to other guests. – roryjulie
My DS would love to have a meal with the Incredibles, Power Rangers,
Hercules, Buzz...and my nephew was disappointed when there was no "boy"
alternative to his sister's Cinderella meal. – IDreamofEeyore
Discussion & Details
- Disney Introduces Magical Beginnings Program -
Disney has announced a new program, Magical Beginnings, devoted to families
traveling with toddlers or preschoolers. Walt Disney World Resort has
created a seven week travel period filled with savings, concerts, special
entertainment and events for little ones. From August 13 to September 30,
these families can enjoy a new package that offers free dining for the
entire family. For more details on this and other 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.
I'm so excited about all of this because my newest excuse for a WDW trip is
taking my friend's new baby! – BelleBeauty
Wow- what a great lineup! I wish they had announced this sooner, we would
have planned our trip around it. - onjbj
Discussion & Details
- "Cars" Now Appearing at Disney-MGM Studios -
Two of the stars from Disney/Pixar's new movie "Cars" are now leading the
daily parade, "Disney Stars and Motor Cars", at Disney-MGM Studios.
Lightning McQueen, the racecar and Mater, the tow truck, also star in
scheduled meet-and-greet appearances in the park. The new computer-animated
feature "Cars" debuts in theaters nationwide June 9, 2006.
Little Ones Magic Hour
From August 13 - September 30, 2006
Disney is offering
Little Ones Magic Hour in Fantasyland,
as part of their current promotion, Magical Beginnings.
The special hour will be held on
Sunday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Guests must have a valid theme
park ticket and a Resort ID in order to participate.
are; Cinderella's Golden Carrousel, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Many
Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan's Flight, Snow White's Scary
Adventures, Pooh's Playful Spot, Mad Tea Party, "it's a small world" and
Summer Epcot Concert Series
Disney has announced a Sounds Like Summer Epcot Concert Series. The
concerts will be held 3 times daily, at the America Gardens Theatre, from
June 12 through August 13. Show times are; 5:15pm, 6:45pm & 8:00pm.
June 12 - 18 - Transit Authority - A Tribute to Chicago
June 19 - July 1 - Hotel California - A Salute to the Eagles
July 2 - 14 - 52nd Street - A Tribute to Billy Joel
July 15 - 21 - Draw the Line - A Tribute to Aerosmith
July 22 - August 6 - Björn Again - A Tribute to ABBA
August 7 - 13 - Transit Authority - A Tribute to Chicago
Annual Passholder Discounts Announced
Disney has released room-only discounts, at select deluxe resorts, for
Annual Passholders vacationing July 5 through August 5, 2006. The resorts
available are; Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk Inn, Old Key West and
Saratoga Springs. Rates begin at $189+ per night. For details on these and
other vacation specials contact INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical
Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their
web site and fill out a quote
Park Hours, Events and Extra Magic Hour schedules are
currently posted through October. Visit Info Central to fine-tune your
upcoming vacation plans.
Extra Magic Hour
See you next month. Happy Planning!
the Boards with Figment! >>
Welcome to part II of our Springtime FAQ Review. So with out further
delay, let’s get started.
Q: How do I quote a particular post?
A: By Clicking on the quotation marks in the bottom right corner of that
post will generate a reply with the quote of the post already formatted in
the reply box.
Q: How do I add a Hyperlink?
A: When you are trying to add a hyperlink to another thread, somewhere else
on INTERCOT or to one of our sponsors, you need to first identify which mode
you are in. Based off the mode you will need to follow the corresponding
In Standard Editor
1) Click on the button with the picture of a globe with a chain link below
2) A prompt will appear asking for asking for the “link text” insert into
this field the text that you would like to become the link
3) Click OK
4) A prompt will appear asking for asking for the “URL” insert into this
field the web address you would like to link to.
5) Click OK
This is the same process as with the “old board” except the link text and
web address are added in the reverse order.
In Enhanced Interface
This mode you add links to already existing text as opposed to inserting a
1) Type the text as you would like it to appear in the link
2) Highlight the text you would like to be the link
3) With the text still highlighted click on the button with the picture of a
globe with a chain link below it
4) A prompt will appear asking for asking for the “URL” insert into this
field the web address you would like to link to. Insert the address into the
field labeled “URL”, leave the “Type” field alone.
5) Click OK
Q: Is there a way to search for threads that may be about a topic I am
interesting in or referring a thread I have read before?
A: Yes, in fact there are two ways of performing a quick search. You have
the option to “search” or “search this forum.” If you know which forum a
past thread was posted or where a past answer may be the “search this forum”
option is a nice way to narrow down your search. On the other hand if you
are not sure of the forum, the “search” option will scan the whole boards
for you. To use these features simply click on their appropriate buttons.
The “search” button is in the top toolbar at the top of every discussion
board page. The “search this forum” button is at the top of the forum
section on every main forum page. Clicking on both these buttons will
produce a drop down form for you to enter your key words in. Once you have
entered your key words, you just click the “go” button to the right of the
form and you are on your way.
Q: Is there an “easy” way to format text in a post with color and
A: Yes, there is. The easiest way to format text is in the Enhanced
Interface. In this mode you simply type the text in your post, then
highlight it and apply whatever formatting you wish. To Bold, Italicize or
Underline click on the “B”, “I” or “U” buttons respectively. To change the
color of text, click on the “A” button. A drop down palette will appear and
you can select your color from there. Do note that lighter colors (those at
the bottom of the pallet) are very hard to read against the default post
background, it is best to avoid those colors. To changes the font style or
size, use the appropriate drop down menus. These menus are not labeled, but
will display the current font style and font size of the highlighted text
prior to you changing it.
Q: Can I edit a post after I have submitted it?
A: Yes, 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. If you are the originator of a thread and
you wish to edit the title of the thread, you have a 24-hour window to do
so. After 24 hours guests are unable to edit the title of the actual thread.
If you wish to change the title to note an update or the like, contact a
moderator of that forum. A list of moderators for each forum is found in the
bottom right hand corner of that forum.
That wraps it up for our Springtime FAQ review. Until next time, happy
browsing around the boards and see ya real soon!
<< Off Topic with ChipDale >>
Now that we’ve all “sprung ahead” and the Easter Bunny has paid his annual
visit, let’s review the April happenings in the Water Cooler!
Were you April fooled? disneyfamilyforever asked INTERCOTees if they were
part of any good jokes on April Fools Day. mickey&missy, Dsnygirl, and
CanadianWDWFan were the foolers, not the “foolees”! One member who was
fooled was Damon18: “...yes I did get "fooled" today and it was pretty good
I must admit. I had to go into work today to catch up on a lot of work. I
had 4 of my staff coming in to help out. When I got in bright and early this
morning there were 4 messages on my phone from each of them calling in sick!
It did not occur to me that it was April Fools Day so I was less than
pleased at this point. But about 15 minutes later they all showed up
together laughing about their little prank. I was gonna strangle them but I
was just happy they showed up.”
What did the Easter Bunny bring you? In addition to the usual chocolate and
jellybeans, some INTERCOTees received some cool stuff. mamatedd’s kids got
soccer balls, jump ropes & bubbles, KCMom’s daughter received a karoake game
for her Gamecube, alpro2 got a 2006 Passporter, and
GoinGoofyPlanninThisTrip’s kids received baseball mitts. And it just
wouldn’t seem like Easter time in the Water Cooler without our annual Peeps
discussion! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s always a fun conversation that I look
forward to each year!
Jamie’s Friday parties for April included the Housework, Shmouse–work Party,
the Happy Easter Bunny Sock Hop, the Animal Kingdom Jammin’ Jungle Jamboree
and the Hair Care Try It If You Dare Party! It just wouldn’t feel like
Friday without Jamie & Nigel’s parties – thanks for entertaining us week
We saw some familiar faces back at INTERCOT in April. Welcome back Toughbug,
Hope2Survive, Lizzy & DisneyWizard. You were all missed! Now please don’t be
April posting milestones were reached by Melanears – 27,000 posts,
ChipnDaleGal – 19,000 posts, Jeff – 14,000 posts, Vizsla – 12,000 posts,
Disney_nut – 12,000 posts, DizneyFreak2002 – 10,000 posts, five all-the-way
– 4,000 posts, marlyn – 4,000 posts, wonders10 – 1,000 posts, MsMin – 1,000
posts, CanadianWDWFan – 1,000 posts, conorsmom2000 – 1,000 posts,
tinkerbellybutton – 1,000 posts, Tink35 – 700 posts, amyn2610, -700 posts,
Surfer Stitch – 500 posts, DizNee143 – 500 posts, Jeff G – 400 posts, alpro2
– Senior Cast Member, Dsnygirl – Senior Cast Member, WDWhuny – Senior Cast
Member, Tightlines – Senior Cast Member, MsDisney – 200 posts, Goofeygal –
200 posts. Keep up the quality posting everyone!
That’s about it for April, see you next month!
wraps it up for this edition—thanks for reading. With the busy Summer
months almost upon us you can be sure there will be more exciting happenings
to cover in the near future and the Insider will make sure you are informed
on all the latest.
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suggestion or planning tip to share? Don’t keep it to yourself, the Insider
would be glad to hear about it and maybe even publish it in an upcoming
issue. Please send suggestions, advice, experiences and/or memories to
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