January 2007 - Edition One
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It’s now 2007, and you know what that means - a whole new year of Disney
vacation planning! And there is more Disney than ever, as the INTERCOT and
INTERCOT West discussion boards have recently merged. We’re all now on the
same page, so to speak. Jason is going to give all the details about this
exciting merge, and we’ll also bring you up-to-date on events and news for
both resorts. Finally, Jane goes ‘off topic’ with those sometime wacky Water
Cooler happenings. Get ready to read all about it!
<< Coast to Coast Disney with Mel >>
World Winter Refurbishment Updates -
Disney has added Turtle Talk with Crush to their latest list of winter
refurbishments. The interactive attraction will be closed from January 29
through February 16, 2007. Many restaurants, resort pools, and theme park
attractions are scheduled for renovations and rehab from January through
March. This includes: Rock n' Roller Coaster, The Liberty Square River Boat,
Tomorrowland Indy Speedway, Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki Restaurant, Kali River
Rapids, El Rio del Tiempo, Splash Mountain, The Many Adventures of Winnie
the Pooh, Wilderness Lodge Pool and 1900 Park Fare - to name a few. Please
check our Refurbishment page below for the complete list of closings and how
they may effect your vacation.
Closing & Refurbishment Page
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club Delayed at WDW -
The Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholder previews on January 19-21 for
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club, at Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland, have
been delayed. When the new attraction opens officially in Spring 2007,
Guests will be treated to an engaging and interactive attraction that lets
them laugh, joke and match wits with beloved characters from the hit Disney/Pixar
film Monsters, Inc.. New preview dates have not been released at this time.
- It's a Boy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!-
The Walt Disney World animal care team welcomed a healthy baby White
Rhinoceros to Disney's Animal Kingdom family last week. Kendi, an eight year
old White Rhino gave birth to her second baby – a male named Tom, on January
4th. Tom, the Rhino, was named in honor of Dr. Tom Foose, President of the
International Rhino Foundation. The new addition is the sixth White Rhino
born at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and his mother, Kendi, was the first. Look
for Kendi and Tom to join the other rhinos on the savannah at Disney's
Animal Kingdom soon.
Details & Discussion
- 'Fuel For Thought' Exhibit Opens at Epcot -
General Motors brings the wonder of fuel cell technology, hybrid vehicles
and ethanol-powered cars and trucks to life with the newly opened "Fuel For
Thought" display at the Test Track pavilion at Epcot. The exhibit features
unique, interactive components about advanced automotive technology and the
road to a greener future. Touch-screen games and interactive kiosks provide
information about fuel cells, hybrids, E85 and different GM environmental
activities throughout the world.
Details & Discussion
- Rockin' Both (Disneyland Resort) Parks -
As part of the "Year of A Million Dreams" celebration at Disneyland Resort,
rock fans' dreams will come true as "Rockin' Both Parks" provides new
special effects and soundtracks specifically remixed to heighten every
twist, turn, rise and drop of each thrilling attraction. For a limited time
(from January 3 through April 26, 2007), guests will experience Space
Mountain at Disneyland and California Screamin' at Disney's California
Adventure like never before.
Details & Discussion
<< Across the Boards with Figment! >>
Welcome Back to Across the Boards. In this edition we take a look at the
newest excitement on the boards—the merging of the INTERCOT and INTERCOT
West Discussion boards. INTERCOT West will remain a separate site, but now
the INTERCOT Discussion Boards are the place to discuss Walt Disney World
and Disneyland Inside and Out!
This merger means the addition of 6 brand new forums to discuss all aspects
of the Disneyland resort. To discuss the Disneyland Park and Disney’s Grand
California Adventure Theme park, check out the
DLR - Theme Parks forum. From
Downtown Disney, to the hotels, to the parks; check out the
DLR - Dining,
Shopping & Nightlife forum for where to shop, dine, or dance the night away.
To discuss the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Disney’s
Paradise Pier Hotel or an Anaheim area resort, check out the
Accommodations forum. Ask questions and get answers on general Disneyland
Resort vacation planning in the
DLR - Vacation Planning forum. Share a trip
report of a visit to the Disneyland Resort in the
DLR - Trip Reports forum.
To meet up with fellow INTERCOTee’s on the West Coast, look no further than
the DLR - INTERCOT West Meets forum.
In addition to these great new forums, this merger is also bringing us some
great new friends. All of our West Side INTERCOTees are now part of a larger
INTERCOT Family. To help these new friends assimilate, but still keep their
West Coast roots, we’ve added a whole slew of new Disneyland Resort Avatars
to the INTERCOT collection. These new Avatars can be found under the
"Disneyland Resort" section on the Avatar drop-down menu.
For more details on this merger and how West Side INTERCOTee’s can join-in
on the East Coast fun, check out JohnY’s
announcement on the transition
Until next time, happy browsing around the boards and see ya real soon!
Carol's Communicore >>
- Bring Dreams to Life - At a Fantasy Price! -
Disney has announced Spring package specials for guests vacationing April 15
- June 2, 2007. Book a 3-10 night Magic Your Way Package and receive a FREE
ticket upgrade! Pay for a Base ticket and receive a complimentary Park
Hopper and Water Park Fun & More option on your Magic Your Way Theme Park
ticket. This offer must be booked by February 18, 2007. 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
- Annual Passholder Discounts Announced -
Disney has released room-only discounts, at select resorts, for Annual
Passholders vacationing between February 15 - March 30, 2007. Discounts
include select Value Resorts for $79+, Moderate Resorts from $124+ and
Deluxe Resorts from $219+ per night. The number of rooms offered at these
rates is limited. Ask for code FCQ.
Details & Discussion
Park Hours, Events and Extra Magic Hour schedules are
currently posted through July. Visit Info Central to fine-tune your upcoming
Extra Magic Hour
See you next month. Happy Planning!
Off Topic with ChipDale >>
Happy New Year! I hope
that all of you had a wonderful Holiday Season! The Water Cooler was a
festive place during November and December with lots of Holiday threads
Christmas topics showed up as early as November 2nd, with DVC2004’s thread
–“Christmas Music Already!” and mamacon67’s November 6th post about
Christmas commercials coming on too early. DisneyDudet told us that she made
Chex Mix on November 11th and that meant the beginning of the Christmas
Season to her. Others shared their traditions to kick off the season early:
amd780 popped in her Christmas CDs, KCMom made fudge, and January-2007 had
her tree up the first week of November.
Other holiday topics included Where do you put your Christmas tree?, How
early do you decorate?, What’s on Your Christmas List?, Do you attend your
work’s holiday party?, and Christmas decorating ideas. And it just wouldn’t
be Christmas at INTERCOT if SgtTigger didn’t bring up the What do you have
for Christmas breakfast? topic (aka the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls topic). So
remember us in the Water Cooler next Holiday Season – you will be sure to
find the answer to your holiday questions!
Did you know that November was Peanut Butter Month and Aviation History
Month? Daily celebrations included National Chicken Lady Day, Married to a
Scorpio Support Day, Homemade Bread Day, Have a Bad Day Day and Stay Home
Because You’re Well Day. Thank you Jeanne for sharing the celebrations with
Tink&Goofy wanted to know are you a Snoozer? The general concensus was two
to four times, with some exceptions. SteelyGirl even admitted to hitting her
snooze for 90 minutes! Then there were some who don’t snooze at all, but get
up before their alarm goes off like PolyGirl40, aprilisis,
DVC2004,Ghost*Hostess, Mickey’sGirl, AvonleaCF, DisneyCrazyET and RazdOnDis.
So, how many times do you hit the “Snooze” button each morning?
Jamie’s Friday parties for November and December included the Dudes Do the
Dining Party, the Very Valiant Veterans Day Vestivities, the Official
INTERCOT Thanksgiving Celebration and the long-running Deck the Halls
Holiday Extravaganza that ran for four weeks, and finally the Annual
INTERCOT New Year’s Eve Party to wrap up the year. Thanks for a great year
of parties, Jamie!
Special congratulations to WDWacky on the birth of his son Jacob James on
November & December posting milestones were reached by Beast_fanatic –
38,000 posts, pjbs35a – 16,000 posts, vizsla – 15,000 posts, wendy*darling –
6,000 posts, dlpmikki – 6,000 posts, DVC2004 – 5,000 posts, drummerboy –
4,000 posts, alpro2 – 4,000 posts, CanadianWDWFan – 3,000 posts, mamacon67 –
3,000 posts, MsMin – 3,000 posts, DisneyDudet – 3,000 posts, disneydrmr –
2,000 posts, SurferStitch – 2,000 posts, Diznee4Me – 1,600 posts, DizNee143
– 1,500 posts, Dsnygirl – 1,500 posts, amorillo – 1,000 posts, KathyMO –
1,000 posts, pogo – 1,000 posts, amd780 – 1,000 posts, BelleBeauty – 700
posts, MMouse6937 – 700 posts, PrincessCandaceMarie – 600 posts,
BrerSchultzy – 500 posts, daparish – 500 posts, Tinkerfreak – 500 posts,
mmouse566 - 400 posts, markyv – Senior Cast Member, mtown71 – Senior Cast
Member, Caroleh – Cast Member, and Vandoren – Cast Member. Congratulations
to all of you – keep up with the quality posting!
So it’s goodbye to 2006 and hello to 2007. See you next month for more
happenings in the Water Cooler!
Now it’s time to say goodbye! But you can head on over to the boards and
plan that trip - to Walt Disney World, the Disneyland Resort or BOTH. We’ll
see you there! And remember as always that comments, suggestions or memories
can be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You might be a star in a future edition!
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