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In the sprit of Christmas Surprises, the Insider is bringing you a second
edition overflowing with Holiday Joy. There’s just so much festive fun going
around at Walt Disney World and INTERCOT that we couldn’t cram it all into
one edition. So we gave our monthly columns a bit of a Holiday Vacation and
we are bringing you another look at Walt Disney World Resort Decorations, a
Virtual way to celebrate the Season, some Disney recipes fit for Holiday
festivities and a look at how Walt Disney World will ring in 2007. So with
out further delay—It’s Insider time!
<< Disney Resorts with Piglet822 >>
I've been lucky
enough to live, work, and play around Walt Disney World just about everyday for the last
12 years. I'm always amazed at what Disney can do while making everything
look so simple and matter-of-fact. I'm especially amazed by
the Christmas decorations around the World. One day there's nothing, the
next day all the halls are decked with holly and anything else festive.
I decided this year to take pictures of the different resorts and post them
online for all to see. I know there are many INTERCOTees that would love to
be here during the holidays, but cannot. This is my way of bringing a
little bit of Disney to you during the holiday season.
Camera in hand and husband in tow we head out. I figured we'd get this done
in a day. I have my Jeep, I can just zip from resort to resort, right? Nope.
That's not how it happened. I became so taken with everything that I
lingered and enjoyed and wandered, lingered some more, took photos galore
(meanwhile my Dear Husband thinks I'm absolutely off my rocker), and really
noticed some of the decorations.
Some of my favorite touches are the icing around the edges of the
Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian, and the way the Poinsettias
circled the snake plant at the Polynesian, the tropical ornaments on the
tree in front of Olivia's at Old Key West and the magnolias in the garland
at Port Orleans Riverside. What about the Mardi Gras masks in the wreaths at
Port Orleans French Quarter? And let's not forget the quaint, yet amazing
village at the Yacht Club. Each section represents a part of Walt Disney
World. Unfortunately, my photos don't do this particular display justice. For
those of you that are lucky enough to see it, I urge you to take your time
and really, really look at it--you'll be amazed!!!!!
I hope that you all will enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed
taking them. The collection of pictures has grown since the last edition of
the Insider, so be sure to take a second look. From the Piglet822 family, we
wish everyone at INTERCOT a safe, healthy and happy Holiday Season.
Piglet822's Disney Resorts at Christmas Photos
<< Disney Recipes for the Holidays >>
It’s the time of year for friends to gather and share the warmth and
cheer of the Holiday Season. As an alternative to the typical foods of the
Season, INTERCOTees can now share a piece of Disney World at their Holiday
Parties. The Walt Disney World resort has recently made public five festive
recipes for some totally tasty treats.
Looking for an alternative to the typical fruit pies of the Season? Then
take a look at the
Apple-Cranberry Pie from Epcot.
Want to present a piece of Christmas past? Then try the
Chocolate-Coconut Confection Bars, a classic treat of yesteryear
currently available at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts.
Want to celebrate paradise style? Then the
Chocolate-Crusted Key Lime Tart from the Grand Floridian Cafe would be a
How about a treat as colorful as Christmas lights? The
Tie-Dyed Cheesecake from Disney’s Pop Century Resort will serve up just
Need a fun dessert sure to put a twinkle in your guests’ eyes? The
Twinkle Tiramisu from Disney’s Pop Century Resort aims to do just that.
These are just five new desserts added to INTERCOT’s ever growing list of
Walt Disney World Resort recipes, so before planning any Holiday party be
sure to check out the full list.
INTERCOT Disney Recipe Section
The Virtual Holiday Season with JPL >>
As the Holidays are upon us, some of our members are celebrating
in a "virtual" way in Disney's Virtual Magic Kingdom Online Game. Our
members are decking the halls with virtual goodies in the true spirit of the
The Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) has offered many holiday items for sale for
our characters; including pins, Snowman Magic, toy soldiers, Christmas trees,
wreaths, candy cane lights, dreidel chairs, gingerbread Christmas trees, and
even a Santa hat complete with Mickey ears. The two main holiday events the
game offers are in-park quests at both Walt Disney World & Disneyland and a
gift-giving program throughout the game.
Our INTERCOT VMK community is still growing and we welcome all comers’ even
non-members of the site, who quickly join and become active members. Some of
activities include decorating our rooms and chatting about the Holidays and
our Disney experiences. This year will feature our 2nd annual Secret Santa
Party, organized by INTERCOTee Mickeynuts. The INTERCOT and Holiday Spirit
is alive and well on VMK!
INTERCOT's VMK Central
Ringing in 2007 at Walt Disney World >>
Walt Disney World Resort
ushers in 2007 with a dazzling display of entertainment, parades, fireworks,
thrills and extended hours throughout the Vacation Kingdom. The Magic
Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios, and Epcot will feature special fireworks
displays to celebrate the New Year. Both Epcot and Magic Kingdom will
feature an earlier evening fireworks spectacular so that families with
children can join in the revelry before they retire. For the older crowd,
Pleasure Island will once again host its annual New Years Eve bash.
Compete Details in INTERCOT's New Year's Section
From All Of Us To All Of You... >>
staff of INTERCOT would like to take a moment to wish the best to you and
yours this Christmas and Holiday Season. May your New Year be a happy and
healthy one filled with Disney Dreams! From the bottom of our hearts, we
thank each and every one of you for making INTERCOT & INTERCOT West among
the most visited Disney Vacation Planning Sites on the Internet.
In the next few months we’ll be bringing you info on exciting new
attractions opening at Walt Disney World and the all-new Pirate & Princess
Party after-hours event in addition to our regular monthly columns--so stay
Don’t forget, we’d love to hear from you. Have a suggestion, comment, idea
or trip tip? Send it in to
it might just end up in an upcoming issue of the Insider.
Happy New Year!!
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