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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > May  2007


May 2007 - Edition One 

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<< Introduction >>

April Showers might have brought May Flowers around your neck of the woods, but on the information super highway another informative edition of the Insider is zooming at you! In this edition we bring you a cascade of exciting events on both coasts, show you how INTERCOT can be music to your ears and re-cap the latest chit chat around the water cooler. Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here’s the most informative ride on the internet!

<< Coast to Coast Disney with Mel  >>

“Playhouse Disney in-Concert” Line-Up Released-
From August 26 through October 28, Walt Disney World Resort will host Magical Beginnings. As part of this special event, youngsters can dance and sing along with Playhouse Disney in Concert featuring their Disney Channel favorites including: The Doodlebops, Johnny & the Sprites, Dan Zanes and more, all scheduled to perform on select days. This line-up is sure to surprise and delight the little ones! Admission is included with valid Theme Park ticket.

I can't believe we're gonna be there for both Dan Zanes (and friends) and Johnny (and the Sprites)! They are both the ones I ... I mean DD .... wanted to see. – iheartmickey

Details & Discussion Here

-“Sounds Like Summer” Concert Series at Epcot-
From June 11 through August 12 a special “Sounds Like Summer” Concert Series will be offered at Epcot. The concerts will be held 3 times daily, at the America Gardens Theatre, in World Showcase. The Sounds Like Summer series will pay tribute to Billy Joel, Chicago, The Eagles, Elton John, Bon Jovi and more. Show times are; 5:15pm, 6:45pm & 8:00pm. The special concerts are included with park admission.

WooHoo "Slippery When Wet" A Tribute To Bon Jovi is there when I am there in June. Being an 80s girl and in love with John Bon Jovi.... I can't wait!!! – tinkerbell615

Event Schedules
Discussion Here

-Dream “Job” for a Day-
After nearly 1 million votes, America is sending 25 of their favorite Dream “Job” finalists to Disneyland Resort in June. The most popular videos included a Princess-in-Waiting, who received more than 70,000 votes and a Haunted Mansion Butler/Maid who received nearly 50,000 votes. Each winner will live out their ultimate Disney Dream “Job” in one of the five categories: Jungle Cruise Skipper, Pirate, Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid, Princess-in-Waiting and Disney Park Parade Performer.

-The Patina Restaurant Group Coming to Epcot-
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has selected the Patina Restaurant Group to be the new operating participant for the restaurant at the Italy Pavilion at Epcot. The Patina Restaurant Group was one of the original operating participants at the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, starting in 2001. The Patina Restaurant Group is tentatively set to operate the existing location in an interim form beginning September 1, 2007 with a new restaurant concept scheduled to open Fall 2008.

Naples at DLR (Downtown Disney) is REALLY REALLY good, and the prices are very reasonable for the portions, so I think this is a good move by Disney. – BrerGnat

Well, I for one, think this stinks! Alfredo di Roma is my all time fave restaurant in Epcot. – Pixie Power

Details & Discussion Here

-Second Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique To Open-
On September 10, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is expanding and will open a second location inside Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. The new location will replace the current King's Gallery store. The castle Boutique is scheduled to start accepting appointments April 29, 2007 for September 10, 2007 dates and beyond. A reservation is highly recommended and can be made by calling 407-WDW-STYLE up to 180 days prior to arrival.

I am very excited about this. We would have had to go to DTD before MNSSHP and now we don't!! I also think going from BBB in the park to Cindy's castle for meal is much more convienent. – r4kids

I can understand wanting to put BBB in the Castle. However, moving the one very unique store out is not a solution. There are enough of the cookie-cutter stores that could have been remodeled to accommodate this need. - BigRedDad

Details & Discussion Here

-Epcot International Food & Wine Festival-

It will be a feast for the eyes as well as the palate during the 12th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, September 28 through November 11, 2007, at Walt Disney World Resort. During the six-week-long festival Future World and World Showcase will overflow with food, wine and beer experiences. More than 25 international marketplaces serve tapas-sized portions of regional specialties from $1.50-$4.50. Recommended wines and beers available at each international kiosk make for picture-perfect pairings. Park admission is required unless otherwise noted.

Last year was our first one, and when we got home we immediately began planning the next one. We'll be there in early November. Can't wait. – JohnnyJayhawk

We ALWAYS go in Oct. and would not miss the F & W festival. Love to stroll thru the countries and eat our way "around the World". – pook@wdw

Details & Discussion Here

-Nemo Dream Mobile Hits the Road-
As the new Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is being readied for its June 11 premiere at Disneyland, the Nemo Dream Mobile will be coming out of the water and onto the road beginning May 4 for a spring-summer tour of the West. This road-tripping submarine-on-wheels will bring some of the magic of Disneyland Resort and its new summer attraction to cities in the western United States and Canada.
How fun would that be to get to drive the sub all over the country!!! – Disneyluvr2

-Tusker House to Host Two New Buffets!-
Tusker House Restaurant at Animal Kingdom is being converted from a quick-service restaurant to a buffet restaurant. Beginning November 18th, it will offer a character breakfast buffet, called Donald's Safari Breakfast, and a lunch/dinner buffet. Tusker House will be closed from August 20 through November 16, 2007 for the renovations. Donald's Breakfastosaurus character breakfast at Restaurantosaurus will be discontinued after November 5.

I think it makes sense to move Donald & Co. to Tusker House. I thought Restaurantasaurus was a little dark and small for the character breakfast. Tusker House will be more conducive to character interaction and a buffet. – big blue and hairy

Good news for the Donald Breakfast but bad news that they had to close one of the best CS options at WDW. – DDuck66

Details & Discussion Here

<< Across the Boards with Figment! >>

Welcome back to Across the Boards. In this edition we take a look at a great new way to increase your audio enjoyment when surfing INTERCOT or anywhere else on the internet. For a musical fix of all things Disney check out the new INTERCOT Radio. Featuring 180 tracks with over 10 hours of music from Walt Disney World and Disneyland including Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney’s California Adventure -- plus a few surprises from overseas! As an added bonus, special “themed” blocks of music have been scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays. “Nighttime Shows & Fireworks” airs Wednesdays 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM EST (West Coast Repeat 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM PST) and “Parade Mania” airs Thursdays 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM EST (West Coast Repeat 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM PST). What are you waiting for? Log on and start groov’n’ (Goofy style) today!

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


<< Off Topic with ChipDale  >>

The Easter baskets are put away, the taxes are (hopefully) filed, we survived a Friday the 13th, let’s take a look back at April in the Water Cooler:

Jamie’s Friday parties for April began with the Bouncing Around the Bunny Trail Easter Party (with that yummy Easter Bunny drink), then moved along to the We’ll Be A-OK Friday Party, the Jelly Belly Jolly Holiday Party, and the Plenty of Tree Planting Party. If it’s Friday and you’re thirsty, you can bet that Jamie has something special to (virtually) serve you!

Piglet822’s April celebrations included National Pretzel Day, Read Me Day, International Jugglers Day, Hairstylists Appreciation Day, Great Poetry Reading Day, Blah! Blah! Blah! Day, Barbershop Quartet Day, Paul Revere Day and National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day (did anyone actually participate in that one?). So, the next time you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, check out Jeanne’s monthly thread!

Going on a diet? Need advice from other moms about your toddler, baby or baby-to-be? Looking for a certain recipe or suggestions on what to serve for that special dinner? Well every month in the Water Cooler we have a club for each one of these topics. So come post your questions in the Healthy Living Club, the Moms and New Moms-To-Be Club, and the Cooking with INTERCOT Club. The Clubs are always stickied at the top of the forum for easy access.

With summer right around the corner and the beginning of the barbecue season, Bethis26fan asked INTERCOTees what’s your favorite way to have a burger. RedSoxFan: “I eat my burger (no cheese - yuk) on a buttered toasted english muffin with sauteed pepper and onions. DH made me one while we were dating. I thought it was weird -- but it is delicious!!” DisneyDude1977: “My burger is angus beef topped with salsa, cheddar, and blue cheese.” Thrillme: “My all time favorite has to be the Royal Red Robin Burger with X-tra lettuce, X-tra tomatoes, onions, chedder (no american), swiss, a hard fried egg and mayo on a toasted bun.” Dolpinmickey9170: “My all time favorite has to be the Royal Red Robin Burger with X-tra lettuce, X-tra tomatoes, onions, chedder (no american), swiss, a hard fried egg and mayo on a toasted bun.” So how do you like your burger?

April posting milestones were reached by: Marker – 5,000 posts, Auntie – 3,000 posts, PirateLover – 3,000 posts, cantgetenuff – 3,000 posts, Dsnygirl – 2,000 posts, pogo – 2,000 posts, Caroleh – 1,500 posts, BronxTigger – 1,000 posts, imaprincess! – 700 posts, ibrowse17 – 500 posts, JeffG – 500 posts, poeteclipse – Senior Cast Member, magicman – Senior Cast Member, sunlyon – Senior Cast Member. Congratulations to all of you and keep up the quality posting!

That about wraps it up for April. See you next month!

<< Conclusion >>

Well, that concludes this edition—thanks for reading. Have you logged onto INTERCOT Radio yet? It really is a great way to add another Disney dimension to your day. Speaking of days, we’ll be back soon in the next edition to showcase tips to have a great time at Disney World no matter the time of day!

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