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Summertime--and the livin's easy.  As we saunter past the official start of Summer, we've got a lot of sweet reasons to enjoy Walt Disney World.  In this edition we learn about the latest discounts, take a look at Epcot's caramel shop, get the scoop on ice cream around The World, find out favorite desserts, and check out the latest calendars released.  Hang on to them hat's and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the Internet!

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--Late Summer Savings --


Disney has released late summer room discounts and are valid for the following dates: August 14 - October 1, 2011.  Discounts include $69 at Value Resorts, $129 at Moderates, $189 at Deluxe and $209 at Deluxe Villas. Rooms are limited and subject to availability and must be booked before August 13, 2011. For details contact INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site and fill out a quote form.


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<<Sweet Talk>>

Epcot's Karamelle-Kuche is one of the newest ways to indulge your sweet tooth at Walt Disney World.  Over the past few months INTERCOTee's have had the chance to try out this new sweet shop located in the Germany pavilion, here's what they've had to say: 

"It's about caramel, caramel and more caramel. You can watch them make the caramel creations and then choose from apples, cookies, fruits, etc. all with caramel of course. Oh, and they have wonderful caramel popcorn. There is usually a line, and the shop is small, but it's worth it!"--Melanie

"I could stand in there and just smell the caramel all day. We got a bunch of snacks (many items are on the Disney Dining Plan) and they were all so yummy! It is a must-do for us on every trip now "--ibelieveindisneymagic

"It is heavenly. We have gone there on our last 2 trips and it is a must do. The smells are amazing. Try the popcorn. It is the best we ever had. "--wildernesslady

"Beware they run out of goodies fairly early in the evening. We let this happen to us twice; once right before the fireworks and the second time at about 7 PM. "--TheDuckRocks

"Really good caramel popcorn. I had a caramel apple there too. Its always a long line, but it moves pretty fast. "--luvDaMousea

"It does not disappoint.  I ordered a chocolate covered caramel and savored every bite until my son stole it from me! He got a chocolate covered marshmallow on a stick, but did not like it. It was OK, but it paled in comparison to the caramel."--Donald

"The pre- bagged caramel corn is great, but they also make it up fresh in the shop. It is fun to watch. Be sure you also try some of this. It is delicious!! I brought bags home on our last trip. "--MinnieMommie

<<The Scoop on Ice Cream with Mickey'sGirl>>

Ice Cream is a food group in our family, and when on holiday at the World, it is consumed at least once, if not twice per day by our children, so we budget for it in advance! Ice Cream at Walt Disney World can be broken down into three categories; Novelty bars, Ice Cream Shops and Other Frozen Treats.

Novelty bars can be found in abundance from the carts throughout the parks.  They can also be found at the resorts in either the Quick Service restaurants or in the gift shops. These frozen treats include:
-The ever famous Premium Ice Cream bar (the Mickey head bar)
-The Ice Cream sandwich (also Mickey shaped)
-Frozen Bananas and 
-Giant Popsicles 

We start each and every vacation with a Mickey Bar, and the boys usually have at least one per day while we are there. Great news is that these treats are counted as “Snacks” if you are on the Disney Dining Plan! 

There are several Ice Cream Shops throughout Walt Disney World. 

-At the Magic Kingdom, there is The Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, Aunti Gravity’s in Tomorrowland , Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard in Fantasyland, Sleepy Hollow over in Liberty Square, and Aloha Isle (home of the famous Dole Whip). 

-At Disney Studios you can grab a scoop at Hollywood Scoops on Sunset Boulevard or Dinosaur Gertie’s over at Echo Lake. 

-At the Animal Kingdom you can go to Dino Bites for hand-dipped, or Dino Diner for soft serve in Dinoland. Softserve is also available at Anandapur Ice Cream in Asia, Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa, and Camp Soft Serve at Camp Minie – Mickey. 

-You can find Ice Cream at the Happy Landing Ice Cream shop at Typhoon Lagoon and Typhoon Tilly’s Snack Shack at Typhoon Lagoon or at Avalunch or The Warming Hut at Blizzard Beach. 
These places are all great, but my two favourite Ice Cream Parlors are over at the Epcot resorts. Seashore Sweets at The Boardwalk has hand dipped cones at reasonable prices, and the apex of Disney World Parlor Ice Cream has to be Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club, where you can get anything from a basic hand dip all the way to the Kitchen Sink (it has a whole can of whipped cream!)!

Some other frozen treats to be aware of are; 

-Frozen lemonade from carts throughout the parks
-Frozen drinks from the Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland 
-Frozen drinks at the Enchanted Grove and Scuttle’s Landing in Fantasyland
-The fabulous Citrus Swirl at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland
-Kaki Gori available in Japan 
-Gelato from Ices and Gelati in Italy 
-Frozen treats at The Outpost at Epcot
-Frozen Coke (or another frozen soda) from Peevy’s over by Echo Lake

<<Dessert Discourse>>

Our INTERCOT Insider Live round-table recently dished on their favorite desserts around Walt Disney World.  Here's what our sweet-toothed panel had to say:

- Carol's Favorites: Grapefruit cake at the Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios and Dole Whip at Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom
- Ian's Favorite: Creme Brule at Chefs de France in Epcot
- Nanci's Favorites: Bread Pudding at 'Ohana in Disney's Polynesian Resort and Candied Almonds from Snack Carts.
- Jeff's Favorites: Deep Fried Wontons at the Yak and Yeti in Disney's Animal Kingdom and Pastries with a Viking Coffee at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Epcot.
- John's Favorites: Dessert Sampler Platters at the Wave in Disney's Contemporary resort, anything at Kona Cafe in Disney's Polynesian Resort, and a Churro with a Margarita in Epcot.

For more delicious discussions and great information, check-out the INTERCOT Insider Live Podcast!

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<<Calendar Corner>>


-- December 2011--


The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules for December 2011. 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.  


>> Current Park Hours 


>> Extra Magic Hours Schedule and Info


>> Fireworks, Parades, & Event Schedules  


<< Conclusion >>

Whether you plant to get a delicious discount, beat the heat with a sundae, or indulge in a decedent dessert; we hope this edition has helped you plan a sweet Summer vacation to Walt Disney World.  We'll be back in a few weeks with more news, deals and great tips to help you plan an awesome vacation. See ya real soon!

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