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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > October 2007


October 2007 – Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

One half score and several days ago Cyborg JohnY  brought forth on this internet a new site, conceived in Community, and dedicated to the proposition that all Vacation Planners are created equal.  Yep, we’ve reached a special site milestone—the 10th Anniversary of INTERCOT!  In this edition of the Insider we cover the latest happenings on both coasts, take a look back at the recent INTERCOT 10th Anniversary Party at the Walt Disney World Resort, stay up-to-date with the bustling of info Central, and cover all the latest chit-chat around the Water Cooler. Hang on to them hat's and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the Internet!

<<Coast to Coast Disney with Mel>>

Epcot's 25th Anniversary: October 1, 2007

While the Year of a Million Dreams celebration continues across all of Walt Disney World, Guests who are visiting Epcot on Monday, October 1, 2007 will know they are a part of a special day as the park commemorates its anniversary in a number of ways. Events include a rededication ceremony, an Epcot historical exhibit opening in Innoventions, and an exclusive Illuminations finale. While many of the events will only be one day, the historical exhibit and celebration merchandise are expected to continue beyond the anniversary day.

I am excited to think that we will be able to participate in history!! – Disneytrotters

Being that Epcot is my favorite of the parks, I can't refuse a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like this. – Surfer_Clock

>> Details & Discussion

Disney Parks Extends ‘Year of a Million Dreams’

Disney Parks announced today that its “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration will extend throughout 2008 at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Dreams include; A chance for guests to stay inside Disneyland Park; A private day at Disney’s tropical island paradise, Castaway Cay; A New Year’s Eve night stay inside Cinderella Castle Suite at Walt Disney World Resort; A star-studded trip to the “High School Musical 3” film premiere and a flight of fancy in a hot air balloon above a Disney theme park. Over one million more dreams that will be awarded in 2008.

WOW! My jaw hurts from hanging open while reading all of these great new prizes! – Disneydol

How cool would that DVC prize be? All fees paid? Wow. I'll let you all know when I win it. – GoinGoofyPlanninThisTrip

>> Details & Discussion

12th Annual Super Soap Weekend

"The View's" new co-host Sherri Shepherd and more than 30 ABC Daytime stars from "All My Children," "One Life To Live," "General Hospital" and "General Hospital: Night Shift" will appear at the 12th Annual ABC Super Soap Weekend at Disney-MGM Studios, November 10 & 11, 2007. ABC Super Soap Weekend is the largest soap fan event held anywhere in the country and is included with theme park admission to the Disney-MGM Studios.

>> Celebrity Line-Up & Details

<<Across the Boards with Figment!>>

Welcome Back to Across the Boards!  In this installment we take a look at what people are saying around the boards about the recent INTERCOT 10th Anniversary Party at the Walt Disney World Resort.

“I just wanted to thank John & staff for a great event last night. The Dear wife and I had a great time watching Illuminations and even made a few friends!”-- Not2Loud

“I just wanted to quickly thank everyone at the 10th anniversary events for making this weekend so special for me. I admit I was a little nervous about meeting you all, especially being one of the 'newbies' on the Intercot boards, but after dawning the tootsie roll costume...everything seemed to 'roll' my way. Meeting you all was probably the highlight of my trip...besides watching Illuminations from France of course”-- grego77

The trivia was fun - I couldn't answer all of them but my dear husband was completely impressed that I knew the very first one (the wooden leg named Smith).”—dixielandings

I attended the INTERCOT 10th anniversary last weekend with my daughter as a 'bystander'. I can honestly say it was a most wonderful experience. I have been visiting Walt Disney World since 1980 , each time a unique experience. My thanks for a well organized, friendly and most enjoyable weekend.”—MamaStyles

Check out the INTERCOT 10th Anniversary Forum and the Trip Reports Forum for more great stories, reports, and anecdotes from those who attended this great gathering.  Until next time, Happy Browsing Around the Boards! 

>> INTERCOT's 10th Anniversary Party
>> Trip Reports

<< Inside info Central>>

Park Calendar Released for April 2008


The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules for April 2008. For guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the Park Hours and Events pages to aid in planning your trip. Remember, all times and schedules are subject to change, so check back often.


>> Extra Magic Hours Schedule and Info


>> Current Park Hours


>> Fireworks, Parades, & Event Schedules

What's Updated?

INTERCOT info Central has recently updated the following sections to keep you up-to-date as you plan your Disney World Vacation. 

>> Closing & Refurbishment Schedule


>> Historic Temp Averages by Day  


>> Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique


>> Candlelight Processional


>> ABC Super Soap Weekend

Off Topic with ChipDale >>

 Labor Day is long gone, autumn is in full swing – we’re feeling the chill in the air, the rake’s been getting a workout and we’re seeing preparations for Halloween.  Here are some of the September highlights in the Water Cooler:

We kicked off the month of September with Jamie’s Annual Labor Day BBQ, then moved on to the Annual Grandparents Day Gala, the What a Wonderful Wife Extravaganza, the Falling All Over the Seasons Party, and the Send a Note of Love to Someone You Love Party.  Be sure to check out the Water Cooler every Friday for Jamie’s party – it’s a great way to start your weekend!

What says “it’s fall” to you?  disneydrmr asked what is your favorite fall smell or taste?  D_m_n_n: “The smell of harvested corn drying, burning leaves, and warm apple cider”, Miss Styles: “ANYTHING pumpkin!”, snowflakegirl: “I love the smell of crisp leaves, fresh, ripe MacIntosh apples; hot apple cider, pumpkins, fresh pumpkin bread, state fairs.”, DMApixie: “my favorite fall smell is the Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing cooking all day. YUM!”, Momof2boys: “I love the smell of burning leaves in the fall.”, Donald A: “Fall is my favorite time of the year. Even though it as been awhile, there is so much activity in the fall. There is nothing like a 55-60 degree fall evening and a high school football game. I love the apple cider and pumpkin smell.”  So what’s you’re favorite thing about fall?

We get a lot of photography, video and camera questions in the Water Cooler each month.  tarjaybuff wanted to know what software program to use to set pictures to music, IloveDisney71 asked for recommendations on a monopod or tabletop tripod, Magic Smiles wanted opinions on SLR digital cameras, Figgyluv03 had questions on Fuji cameras, and mickeysworld wanted to know which site to upload pictures to.  Remember that we have a terrific “Search” feature on the INTERCOT boards, and you may find exactly the answer you’re looking for without posting a new question!

September celebrations included Emma N Nut Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, Crush a Can Day, Ask a Stupid Question Day, Stay Away from Seattle Day, Defy Superstition Day, National Apple Dumpling Day, Felt Hat Day, Teddy Bear Day, Fight Procrastination Day, and of course the ever popular Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Thanks Jeanne for keeping us entertained each month!

September posting milestones were reached by: Beast_fanatic – 40,000 posts, Figment! – 10,000 posts, Mikki – 8,000 posts, Beach Club Babe – 8,000 posts, alpro2 – 8,000 posts, offwego – 6,000 posts, DisneyDudet – 4,000 posts, Here we go again… – 4,000 posts, Dsnygirl – 4,000 posts, Caroleh – 3,000 posts, iheartmickey – 1,000 posts, Jenemmy – 500 posts and McGoofy – 500 posts.  Congratulations to all of you and keep up the quality posting!

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

<< Conclusion >>

That wraps up this issue. There sure was a lot going on at the 10th Anniversary party, so be sure to keep checking back as those who attended share their awesome experiences.  We’ll be back soon with a special Halloween themed edition featuring a recap of latest enhancements to the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion attraction. See ya real soon!

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