It's Summertime and that means
cookouts, outdoor games and most of all ... Summer Vacations! The
Insider is back from a brief Summer Break ourselves, but now we're back
in your mailbox again bringing you more tips, insights and deals that
will help you plan a great Disney Vacation. In this issue we find out
how Passholders can save big this Summer, get a tip on hot to get your
Boma favorites without break the bank, find out way the Polynesian
resort is a great place to stay if Epcot is your favorite park, learn
the best places to request around Disney's Old Key West, check-out the
latest scheduled released, find out where big groups can grab some
quality "air time", catch the latest buzz around info Central, learn why
eating late can be great, and learn why three isn't a crowd at Walt
Disney World . Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the
most informative ride on the internet!
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--Passholder Summer Savings--
Annual Passholder rates have been
released for the travel dates now through 8/8/09. Passholders can
reserve rooms Sunday through Thursday at pre-tax rates as low as $74 a
night at a Value Resort, $169 a night at the Fort Wilderness Cabins, or
$303 a night at the Grand Floridian. Rates vary during the discount
time period so be sure to check-out all the options if you are planning
to vacation during this time period.
Magical Journeys is dedicated to
finding the best pricing for your next Magical Journey. They work hard
to save you money, and still give you the quality service you
deserve. They find their clients deals like the ones above and add them
to qualifying reservations, saving their clients both money and the
hassle of watching for the deals themselves.
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Boma is a favorite of many
INTERCOTee's, but at $30.88 per adult and $14.99 per child frequently
dinning at this buffet can be a bit tough to swallow on many Guests'
budgets. The near-by Mara quick service restaurant is an oasis to many
INTERCOTees taste buds and pocketbooks. If you want to grab an
inexpensive light dinner, but don't want to give up the great cuisine
Boma offers, you won't be settling for less with the soup selection at
Mara. Mara offers the same soup that is available on Boma's $30 per
person buffet, but for $2.59 per cup. Have a sweet tooth for the
"world" renowned Zebra Dome, but don't want to dish out $30 at Boma
every time you have a craving? Mara also offers a serving the same
delicious dessert for $3.69.
To save even more on your
vacation, book a stay at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin on select
dates through-out 2009 or enjoy a free night's stay on your Birthday!
If you are a member of our military, a teacher or school support staff
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<<Getting Around the
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Disney's Polynesian Resort is a
favorite of many INTERCOTee's for it's immersive themeing and great
restaurants, but also its convenient transportation to Epcot. Unlike
other hotels on the Monorail system, Guests need not take the Resort
monorail to the Ticket & Transportation Center and change monorails;
rather Guests can simply make a short walk to the Ticket &
Transportation Center and take the Epcot monorail directly from there.
Guests can find the path to the Ticket & Transportation Center by
following the paths between the Tahiti and Rapa Nui longhouses or
following the path between Rapa Nui longhouse and the parking lot.
Polynesian Resort Property Map
A great way to travel between the
Walt Disney World resort and the airport is with Quicksilver Tours &
Transportation. Quicksilver goes to great lengths to ensure that your
trip is exactly how you imagined it at rates lower than standard taxi
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Here's some recent insight
INTERCOTee's have shared in the Disney Vacation Club forum on the best
sections of Disney's Old Key West resort to request:
"Old Key West now has a booking type
called 'close to hospitality house' and if you want to be near the main
pool and building then you should request that. It can be nice being
near the quiet pools and lots of people have different favourite areas.
I usually ask for a water view where ever I am, but you can ask for golf
course view. If you can manage steps the upper floors have better
"Just last week I made our
reservations for next May and the Cast Member said "I can give you close
to the Hospitality House if you want" and I thought that was very nice
of her to let me know she had that available; so the location must be in
high demand. That being said, we also like the Turtle Pond area as
well. You can request close to the pool in that area which also has its
own snack shop."-- Checkers
"We definitely prefer close to the
Hospitality House. We have a car with us so using the transportation is
not an issue either way. It is nice to be able to walk to the main pool
or the general store."--SFD998
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The Walt Disney World Resort has
released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules for
September 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 back
often. During the Insider's summer break, August 2009 hours were
released and can be found at the same links below.
Extra Magic Hours
Schedule and Info
Parades, & Event Schedules
<<The More the
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Finding activities a large group can
do together at Walt Disney World just got a little more up-lifting.
Large groups can now visit Downtown Disney guests to get a bird's-eye
view of Walt Disney World Resort as they soar to new heights in the new
Characters in Flight attraction. Now open at Downtown Disney's West
Side near Pleasure Island, this giant tethered gas balloon rises into
the sky carrying up to 30 passengers to a height of 400 feet. The
balloon itself is decorated with a whimsical Disney design featuring a
dozen of Disney's animated flying characters in silhouette such as Mary
Poppins, Peter Pan and Dumbo. Flight times and availability will depend
on weather conditions. Guests can catch flights 7 days a week for $16
per adult and $10 per children ages 3-9. Availability is on first-come,
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Inside info Central>>
featured section of INTERCOT info Central is:
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Central has recently updated the following sections to keep you
up-to-date as you plan your Disney World Vacation.
Averages by Day
Advanced Dining Reservation Planner
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
<< Maximizing Your Day >>
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Many Guests feel the need to take
a break in the evening to eat a nice Dinner during their day at the
Theme Parks; however, grabbing a quick bite in the evening and dining
later can be a way to better maximize your day. Most Table Service
restaurants in the Theme Parks will take Dinner reservations right up-to
the park's scheduled closing time for that day. If dining this late is
not a bother to your appetite, it is a great way to visit attractions
and experience shorter lines while most other Guests are eating dinner.
Doing so also allows you to grab a great spot for the nighttime show
while most others are eating, and then eat your Dinner after the show.
Restaurant policies can vary depending on the time of year, so make sure
to make an Advanced Dining Reservation in advance if you plan on eating
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While there's no such thing as a
third wheel at Disney World, attraction seating with a group of three
can seem like a bit of a quandary when most rides seat two across. Not
to fear, many INTERCOTee's have advice on how the situation is usually
handled. Here's some of their great advice:
"For the marathon weekend each year,
I visit Walt Disney World with my friend and her husband. Most of the
time, they sit together and I am either immediately in front or behind
"On most rides, one of us just rides
alone. On rides with a single rider line, one of us just pairs-up with
someone else, and it really isn't a big deal at all. For things like
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Snow White's Scary Adventure,
Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, etc.; it is just a case of different rows. For
things like Peter Pan's Flight or the Haunted Mansion, the single person
just goes in behind in the next ship or doombuggy. The Cast Members at
all of the rides are pretty good at telling you where to go, and keeping
the group as together as possible."--ibelieveindisneymagic
"If it is a ride that has a single
rider line, then the third person is usually paired with someone from
that line. If the ride does not have a single rider line then you will
ride 2 and 1."--cfoshe
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<< Conclusion >>
This issue has
winded down, but Summer is just winding up. With warmer weather on the
weather forecast, planning a trip to Disney World is on the brains of
many. We'll be back in a couple of weeks with more ways to spend your
Summer planning a great Disney trip and how to enjoy a great Disney trip
this Summer. See ya real soon!
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