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<< Introduction >>
Summer is winding down, school is back in session and one of the most
exciting times of the year is approaching at Walt Disney World. In fact, the
fall season is becoming a more and more popular time to visit, and the
holidays are right around the corner. In this issue, the Insider has all the
new Disney World happenings and specials, along with our regular monthly
articles. We’ll catch you up with what’s going down (down in Florida, that
<< Walt Disney
World Events with Mel >>
The Cinderella Castle Transformation
The transition of Cinderella Castle from the "Happiest Celebration on Earth"
into the "Year of a Million Dreams" promotion is slated to begin September
10, 2006. Cranes and other equipment will reportedly be brought into the
park, but little work is scheduled to be done during normal operational
hours. The project will consist of repainting, the removal of decorations
and the preparation and installation of the "Year of a Million Dreams" Royal
Bedchamber. In conjunction with the transformation the current stage show
Cinderellabration, gifted from Tokyo Disney as part of the "Happiest
Celebration on Earth", will make its final bow on September 16, 2006.
Well, I saw the Pepto pink birthday cake castle and hated it. I saw the
Happiest celebration on Earth castle and loved it. I'm intrigued to see what
they come up with next. – TooGoofy
With the exception of the giant mirror, I enjoyed all of the HCOE
decorations on Cinderella Castle, but I'm ready to see it returned to its
original look. – SpecJoeMagic
Just get MY royal bedchamber ready!!! - disneyarula
Details & Discussion
Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced
The Narrators for the 2006 Candlelight Processional have been released. The
list of celebrities this year include; Cuba Gooding Jr., Steven Curtis
Chapman, Kirk Cameron and Gary Sinese. Dinner packages go on sale August 15.
The packages for the Candlelight Processional include a meal at a select
Epcot restaurant and special reserved seating at the American Gardens
Theater. There will be three daily showings from November 24 through
December 30 at 5:00, 6:45 & 8:30 PM.
I'm surprised to see David Robinson on there, since he isn't in show
business. I can see him doing a great job, though. – Lightning McQueen
Glad to see Gary Sinese is back for Christmas Eve and Day. Last year he took
a break. Broke a lot of people's hearts. Even though I'm not going this
year, I still get excited about it all! – DisneyDudet
Woo Hoo!! I will be there from David Robinson and John O'Hurley. I think we
will probably try and see them both with the CP Dinner Package. November is
so close yet so far away... – Clay Ransone
New Fall Entertainment at Magic Kingdom
As part of the "Year of a Million Dreams" celebration this fall, Disney is
planning to bring new outdoor shows to Magic Kingdom. New entertainment
includes; "High School Musical Pep Rally," a "Royal Court Academy," a
"Woody's Cowboy Camp," a yet-to-be-named castle forecourt show and morning
parade along Main Street U.S.A.. Year of a Million Dreams begins October 1,
2006. Official dates for the new shows have not been announced. Stay tuned
to the News forum for further details as they are released.
DS is going to LOSE HIS MIND over the High School Muscial thing. Cute idea,
and great way to utilize the most wasted piece of real estate in the parks!
I'm even a little bit interested in the High School Musical pep rally . . .
our boys love the movie & it's kinda catchy. – momof2boys
-Radisson Resort Discounts-
INTERCOT visitors vacationing September 3-30th can get
exclusive discounts at the Radisson Resort Orlando – Celebration. The
special End of Summer room rate is $59.95. Interested guests should book as-soon-as-possible while rooms are still
The Radisson Resort Orlando is a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel and is located
only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World. The resort provides shuttles to
Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios, 718 remodeled guest rooms, 3
sparkling pools with waterfalls, 2 whirlpools and a 40' water slide, 5 on
site food and beverage outlets. Visit the links below for details on pricing
and to make reservations.
-Walt Disney World Package Specials-
Walt Disney World has announced a "Season of Dreams" package special for
guests vacationing between October 1 - December 23, 2006. Enjoy a 5-night,
6-day package for as little as $355 per adult, $217 per junior (ages 10-17)
and $176 per child (ages 3-9), based on adult double occupancy at a select
Disney Value Resort, standard room. This Magic Your Way Package includes
accommodations and theme park tickets and must be booked by September 30,
2006. Disney has also announced discount rates on packages for Disney
Visa Cardholders vacationing during those same above dates. Ask for code ZBC
for Magic Your Way or code ZBD for Magic Your Way Plus Dining. The number of
rooms available at these rates are limited, so be sure to visit INTERCOT's
Official Travel Agency, Magical Journey's web site today and fill out a
quote form or call (570)785-3283 for more details.
-Annual Passholder & Florida Residents Discounts
Disney has released room-only discounts, at select resorts, for Annual
Passholders and Florida Residents vacationing between October 1 - December
23, 2006. Annual Passholders must ask for code FBZ. This code gives you a
flat discount off from rack rates; $20 off Value resorts, $40 savings on
Moderate resorts and a $75 savings on Deluxe and Home Away From Home
resorts. The number of rooms offered at these rates is limited. The Florida
Resident code is FBY.
-Fall Vacation Specials from ALL STAR Vacation Homes!-
Stay 7 days, Pay for 6 Fall Special includes free pool and spa heat.
This special may be redeemed with any new reservation for stays between
August 1 and October 31, 2006. Check out the Properties of the Week and ALL
STAR’S newest communities, for other vacation specials by clicking the link above.
Carol's Communicore >>
During "Free Dining" Dates-
To accommodate the additional guests vacationing during the 2006 "Free
Dining" promotion period, Disney is making a number of changes to their
Dining Operations and the Disney Dining Plan. Through October 1, 2006 Disney
will be offering extended hours at various restaurant locations, the new
Tomorrowland Terrace Café will offer a special dinner buffet, Chef Mickey’s
will be serving lunch, additional Dinner shows on select dates and dining
plan guests can trade in one Table-Service credit for one Counter-Service
Meal credit and one of three alternative credit options. The free dining
promotion is part of the “Stay, Play & Dine” package announced in May and
had to be booked by June 25, 2006.
Details & Discussion
-Hidden Treasures & Magical Surprises Guide-
continued efforts to help INTERCOTee's better plan their vacations, we have
added a brand new section to INTERCOT info Central; The
Hidden Treasures & Magical Surprises Guide.
This guide helps INTERCOTee's seek out non-published entertainment offerings
(magical surprises) and those special extra touches (hidden treasures) that
make Disney Theme Parks in a class of their own. You can help make this
guide even more informative. Do you have pictures of any of these
experiences you would like to share with your fellow INTERCOTee's? If so,
send them into
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may add them to our guide for
other INTERCOTee's to see.
Disney World Food Photos-
Thanks to INTERCOTees, our food photo pages are constantly growing. Have you
checked out the section lately? Yum! As they say; "A picture is worth a
thousand words". We think that rings true for taste buds too. The INTERCOT's Food Photo Section is
designed to give you a sampling of the variety of cuisine served at the Walt
Disney World Resort. Thanks to all of the contributors
for sending in their photos. Please keep them coming.
be sent to;
Walt Disney World Food Photos
the Land, Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki Restaurant and
of Presidents have been added to the list of upcoming rehabs for Walt Disney
World. Living with the Land will be closed August 20 - September 16, 2006
Hall of Presidents closes for rehab September 11-24, 2006.Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki Restaurant in World Showcase's Japan pavilion will be closed from
January 15 - May 25, 2007 while the pavilion undergoes major
here for the latest closing as they are announced.
Park Hours, Events and Extra Magic Hour schedules are
currently posted through February. Visit Info Central to fine-tune your
upcoming vacation plans.
Extra Magic Hour
See you next month. Happy Planning!
Across the Boards with Figment! >>
Welcome Welcome Back to
Across the Boards .... burrrrring.
No, that's not your phone--that's the Insider school bell sounding off,
signaling that schools have started to go back in session. With this annual
time of year in mind, in this installment we present you with the Across the
Boards Pop-Quiz. Don’t worry though all of the answers can be found at the
end of the quiz. ;) So with out further adieu, lets a-do this quiz.
To quote a post on the message board you should do which of the following?
a) Click the warning sign icon in the top right hand corner of the post you
want to quote.
b) Click the quotations mark icon in the bottom right hand corner of the
post you want to quote.
c) Click the avatar of the user you want to quote, on the post you want to
d) Sprinkle pixie dust over your keyboard.
True or False?
Once you make a post, you cannot make edits to it.
Fill in the Blank
You cannot add smilies or active countdown clocks to your signature, because
p______ are not allowed in signatures and ____L code has been disabled in
True or False?
The only color font available to post in is black.
The Correct answer is b, clicking the quotations mark icon in the bottom
right hand corner of a post will take you to a reply page with the text of
the desired post already formatted as a quote in the reply field.
Clicking the warning sign icon reports a post to the moderators of a forum.
This feature should only be used to report spam, advertising messages, and
problematic (harassment, fighting, rude etc.) posts.
Clicking the avatar of another user opens a drop down menu allowing you to
contact the user, open their profile or find posts by that user.
Sprinkling pixie dust on your keyboard just makes it float around the room;
it will not help you with anything on the boards.
False, you can edit any post you make by clicking the pencil and paper icon
in the bottom right hand corner of every post you make. Clicking this icon
will allow you to edit or make correction to your post. 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.
You cannot add smilies or active countdown clocks to your signature, because
pictures are not allowed in signatures and HTML code has been disabled in
To preserve the family friendly nature of the site and the simple clarity of
the boards, all pictures and all active HTML code cannot be added to one’s
False, the boards offer a multitude of colors for you to post in. These
colors can be found via the color pallet, by clicking the “A” button when
creating a reply or signature. While there are many “lighter” colors
available on the bottom rows of the palette, keep in mind that our board
uses a very light background. Many of these colors do not show up well so it
is recommended to avoid using them when posting or creating a signature.
Buuuuuuuurrrrrrring, well that sound means class is dismissed ….
…. Until next time, happy browsing around the boards and see ya real soon!
Off Topic with ChipDale >>
“In the good old
summertime…” INTERCOT’s Water Cooler was hopping with activity in July! We
celebrated my favorite holiday, Independence Day and settled into a summer
routine of vacations, cookouts and swimming. Here are the highlights of
Water Cooler happenings last month:
We experienced one of the hottest Julys in history. Marilyn Michetti polled
INTERCOTees on how hot is it where you live? Some of the members who
reported in were Surfer Stitch (100 degrees, Myrtle Beach), Vacation Dad (99
degrees, Alabama), Tick-Tock (98 degrees, Denver), jennbunn (95 degrees,
Minneapolis), minnie-mouse – (101 degrees, Maryland) and bellemom: “stupid
hot” (100+ degrees, Tulsa). So, hopefully all of you have cooled down by now
and are enjoying more comfortable temps!
Jamie’s Friday parties for July included the Annual INTERCOT 4th of July
Party, the Cherish Your Chocolate Extravaganza, Celebrate the Disney Geek in
All of Us party, the Ode to the Mickey Bar Gala, and the Happy Birthday Meag
party. Thanks Jamie and Nigel for another fun month of Fridays!
Who is your celebrity look-alike? Melanears shared the MyHeritage site with
us – a site that matches your digital photograph with a celebrity. Some of
the funnier results were lovewalt’s (Holly) – Gary Cooper, MauiMouse (Mary)
– Jim Carey, Piglet822 (Jeanne) – Adam Sandler, and ChipnDaleGal (Donna) –
Jason Alexander. Thanks Mel for the laughs!
Special congratulations to Lizzy on your engagement! The entire INTERCOT
family is very happy for you! And congratulations angel8783 on your
marriage! Best wishes to the Happy Couples!
July posting milestones were reached by Melanears – 28,000 posts, Jeff –
15,000 posts, Disney_nut – 13,000 posts, JanetMegan – 5,000 posts,
five-all-the-way – 5,000 posts, Mr. Brass Bonanza – 3,000 posts, dlpmikki –
4,000 posts, mrsgaribaldi – 3,000 posts, ElenitaB – 3,000 posts,
harlowandthemermaid – 2,500 posts, Marilyn Michetti – 2,000 posts,
Disneygirl2290 – 2,000 posts, DizNee – 1,000 posts, ChrisX2 – 1,000 posts,
TheDuckRocks – 1,000 posts, jilwil – 400 posts, mickeys_princess_mom – 400
posts, iheartmickey – 400 posts, Ms.Disney – 400 posts, btharvey – Senior
Cast Member, meffy – Senior Cast Member, KAJUNKING – Senior Cast Member,
Speedy1998 – Senior Cast Member, amy-rella – 100 posts. Keep up the quality
posting but remember, it’s not how much you post, but how well you post!
Only one more month left in summer – get out there and enjoy it while it
lasts! See you next month!
Such exciting things happening at Disney World this upcoming season. If you
are planning a trip to partake, please stop by the INTERCOT Discussion
Boards for helpful tips and ways to save. We’re waiting for you! Until next
time, happy INTERCOTing!
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