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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > July 2013: Edition One

July 2013

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<< Introduction >>

The holiday road is open and another edition of the INTERCOT Insider is heading your way.  As the height of Summer brings vacations, cook-outs, and other fun in the sun; this edition is bringing you the latest ways to save, a great book to take on vacation, a look at Disneyland's newest show, a beach bag full of Epcot trivia, and the latest Disney park calendars. Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the internet!

<< Disney Deals >>

with Magical Journeys Travel Agency

-- Late Summer Savings --

Disney has released Annual Passholder rates for 8/16/13 – 9/26/13. Not every resort and room category will be discounted for every night. Ask your Magical Journeys Agent for date specific pricing.

20% Art of Animation (Little Mermaid Rooms Excluded)
25% Values, Grand Floridian, Polynesian
30% PORS, CBR, Coronado Springs, Wilderness Cabins
35% most deluxes and DVC

>>Contact Magical Journeys Today!

-- Salute to Savings --

Disney has renewed the Armed Forces Salute which honors military families with special ticket and room rates for yet another year. The offer will run from 29 September 2013 through 27 September 2014 and can be booked immediately, however, tickets will not be available for purchase until August 12, 2013. 

>>Contact Magical Journeys Today!
>>Details & Discussion Here


<< Book Nook with Brownie >>

-- One Minute Service --

I ran across this book in a search and decided to check it out since I hadn’t encountered it before. One Minute Service: Keys to Providing Great Service Like Disney World (2009, DC Press, 135 pages) by Bruce Loeffler is a short read that contains a lot of helpful hints about service that can be quickly implemented. The premise of the book is that it only takes a minute to provide excellent service. While I enjoyed reading this book and did pick up some great ideas from it, I found the Disney connection somewhat tenuous. Loeffler worked for Disney and while that work appears to have greatly influenced his philosophy towards service, there were not an overabundance of stories about Walt Disney World and no real glimpses into the inner workings at the Disney parks.

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<< That's Entertainment with TinkWest >>

-- Mickey and the Magical Map --

For a long time now I have been looking forward to a stage show returning to the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland. On June 7th, 2013; I was finally able to sit down and enjoy the newest production, Mickey and the Magical Map.

The outdoor seating is completely shaded for a hot Summer afternoon or a rainy day in Spring. I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house. Up close, far away, center stage, on the side – this show is enjoyable from any angle. There are lots of seats but I would still suggest that you arrive perhaps half an hour prior to show time to insure a spot.

This is such a fun show. Mickey gets in to mischief which takes him and the audience to many different places on the map. Along the way he encounters familiar characters who entertain with familiar songs. The costumes are colorful and the scenery is eye catching. The singing and dancing gets the audience humming or singing along while tapping their toes. A great job all around by both cast and crew. The kids seem to especially like when streamers burst out in to the audience at the end!

The next time you are at Disneyland, make sure you take the time to visit the Fantasyland Theatre for this new musical presentation.

<< Fun Facts with Imalismom >>

-- Epcot: Part Three --

-There are 28 mischievous little trolls hidden throughout the Norway pavilion. Some are single and some are pairs.

- In China, in the Yong Feng Shangdian, you will discover a weathered copper bowl with handles n each side. This bowl holds a few inches of water in it. Dip your finger in the water and rub it in a circle around the bowl rim (with pressure) the bowl will sing, but the vibrations from your finger will cause the water to ripple, and then suddenly jump and splash.

- The sixteen painted coats of arms adorning the front façade outside Sommerfest and the Biergarten Restaurant represent Germany’s sixteen regions.

- Hampton court is the palace that inspired the building housing The Toy Shop, across from the Rose and Crown Pub.

<< Calendar Corner >>

-- January 2014 --

Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules have been released through January 2014. 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 >>

The tide is rolling in and washing this edition away.  We hope it's given you some great info for your next Disney trip. We'll be back in a few weeks with more great tips, news and deals. See ya real soon!

<< Thank You To Our Sponsors! >>

The INTERCOT Insider and INTERCOT.com are supported by the following sponsors who in turn, help us bring the Magic to you!

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Strollers And Groceries
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Strollers and Groceries is an online stroller rental and grocery delivery service. They provide daily service to all Disney, Universal, and Sea World area resorts/hotels, vacation homes, and neighborhoods in the Orlando area. All groceries are purchased from local businesses and delivered fresh directly to you.

The Timeshare Store
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This Disney Vacation Club resale site offers the largest selection of DVC Resale's anywhere!  They are the number one Disney Vacation Club Reseller in the world. See how easy and affordable it is to purchase your very own piece of the "MAGIC".

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Universal Orlando® Resort is more than a theme park. It's an entire universe of action and thrills featuring TWO spectacular theme parks unlike anything else in Orlando.

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