<< Introduction >>
in session and the warm Summer air is starting to show signs of turning cool
and crisp. Not only is it the start of a new school year and the beginnings
of a new Season, but this is the start of a brand new Insider. The
INTERCOT Insider is brining you new monthly columns and a slew of feature
articles written by our always knowledgeable INTERCOT Staff, as well as;
several classic columns. In this edition we'll cover top tips for Mickey's
Not So Scary Halloween Party, learn about some great hotel deals, cover the
latest upgrades to the boards, find out what new features the Disney Cruise
line has in store, and check out the latest buzz around info Central . Hang
on to them hat's and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on
<<A Great INTERCOTee Rate>>
with the Gaylord Palms Resort
Palms Resort exclusive $99 rate for INTERCOTees ends this month.
This special rate
is available for all days now through October 3rd (except 9/17-9/18 and
9/24-25). All other times INTERCOT offers the lowest rates for the Gaylord
Palms - at least 15% discounted savings off their normal rates. That's less
than any travel agent or travel site - you'll always save by booking thru us.
Located just minutes from Disney's main gate, the resort offers top-notch
guest accommodations, four acres of themed experiences under glass,
including innovative restaurants, fascinating shops, live entertainment and
much more. Additional specials are available October through December.
Reserve Your Room Today
<<Halloween Party Tips
1. Remember you can enter anytime after 4
PM with your party ticket.
2. Get your wristband early and move towards the back of the park.
3. Make sure to check out Alice and Mad Hatter’s Treat Party for lots of
candy and surprises.
4. Keep an eye out for rare characters and characters dress in Halloween
Costumes for unique photo opportunities.
5. Be sure to visit the Haunted Mansion and watch for the Ghost Lady on the
6. Get a good spot on Main Street for Hallowishes Fireworks.
7. The 2nd showing of the parade is much less crowded.
8. Be sure Mix and Mingle with the Villains at the Castle Stage.
9. Don’t forget to buy any special event merchandise
10. Most Important Have Fun!
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is
an after-hours hard-ticked event offered select nights at the Magic Kingdom
park now through October 31, 2008.
<<Across the Boards with
Welcome back to Across the Boards. In
this edition we cover an exciting new happening, the launching of the brand
new INTERCOT server.
of September 7, 2008, with the
help of thousands of INTERCOT fans who donated to our Server Drive last
INTERCOT officially made the
switch over to our new and more powerful machine.
John had to say regarding the change-over: "I think you will find things are
quite snappy. We're very pleased with the way it all has worked out (though
it took a lot longer than we anticipated). We still have a few things to
test, but what this means is we can finally move on to more exciting
We couldn't have done this without all the INTERCOTees that decided to help
us out in our time of need!
It's a great big beautiful tomorrow today thanks to you!"
Until next time, Happy Browsing Around
<<Extra Christmas Green>>
with the Walt Disney World Swan &
Early visitors to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort can enjoy
all the splendor and magic of the holiday season with rates starting as low
as $159. Reserve your room now for December 12 - December 20, 2008.
Rooms at the Dolphin are available starting at $159+ per night. Rooms at the
Swan are available starting at $179+ per night. Call 888-828-8850 and ask
for rate code: INTDEC .
Reserve Your Room Today
<<A Wave of Enhancements>>
from the Disney Cruise Line
An exciting collection of enhancements
awaits the Disney Magic as the ship goes under dry dock Sept. 6-24, 2008.
The 2,700 passenger cruise ship is currently undergoing a series of upgrades
for guests of all ages.
Here is a glimpse at what’s in store:
~Indulgence and Relaxation
Quiet Cove, the serene pool retreat reserved for the enjoyment of adults,
will undergo a makeover including upgrades to Cove Café, the pool and the
deck area. Cove Café, the ship’s sophisticated coffee lounge, will
incorporate a new seating area with plush, comfortable chairs providing the
perfect venue to relax while sipping a cup of gourmet coffee. Meanwhile, the
adult pool will be outfitted with soothing, cascading waterfalls from the
two hot tubs. Teak deck and lounge chairs with plush cushions will line the
pool, creating an inviting, stylish ambiance in line with the Vista Spa and
~Fun for the Little Ones
The Oceaneer Club, a Neverland-themed play space for 3-7 year olds, and the
Oceaneer Lab, a whacky and interactive laboratory exclusively for 8-12 year
olds, will be enhanced with new registration areas that make the check-in
process more efficient and hassle-free. This sets the stage for
incorporating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the youth
activity areas later this year, which will further enhance and streamline
the check-in process. The technology uses RFID tags embedded on wristbands,
allowing children to simply tap a sensor to check in and out of the clubs.
Even the youngest cruisers will have a splashtacular time in “Mickey’s
Splash Zone,” a new toddler water playground inspired by Fantasia’s
Sorcerer’s Apprentice. This 385-square-foot extension to the Mickey Pool on
deck 9 will feature star- and moon-shaped interactive fountains, a soft play
surface and whimsical splash zones; creating an inviting environment for
children not yet toilet trained and in swim diapers.
The guest staterooms onboard the Disney Magic are receiving an infusion of
technology with the installation of flat-screen LCD television sets. The new
22-inch units will be mounted on a swivel arm to allow easy viewing from
multiple locations within the stateroom.
Calendars Released for February & March 2009
The Walt Disney
World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event
schedules for February and March 2009. 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
Magic Hours Schedule and Info
Parades, & Event Schedules
INTERCOT info Central has recently updated the following sections to keep
you up-to-date as you plan your Disney World Vacation.
Historic Temp Averages by Day
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
INTERCOT info Central has recently added the following sections to better
help you plan your Disney World Vacation.
Holiday Dining Premium Dates
<< Conclusion >>
With great hotel deals and the fun of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party,
October looks like a great time for a trip to Walt Disney World! Whether
you are already planning a fall trip or this edition gave you a nudge to do
so, we hope it provided great information to help you plan one. We'll be
back with more exciting new articles brimming with information in a few
weeks. See ya real soon!
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