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<< Introduction >>
The holiday road may be
running out of pavement, but another edition of the INTERCOT Insider
has just arrived. As the seasons saunter from the dog days of
summer to the days of early autumn, your favorite Disney vacation
destinations are hanging up their beach towels and rolling out their
fall foliage. In this edition we fall into some great savings, take
one last trip down the holiday road, run into some INTERCOT friends,
get a tip on a better way to get groceries, and wrap-up our Epcot
fun facts. Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the
most informative ride on the internet!
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December 23, 2013. Discounts save vacationers up to 15% on Value
Resorts, up to 20% at Moderates and a savings up to 30% on Deluxe
Resorts and Villas. Room and Resort restrictions may apply. The
number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based
on the non-discounted price of the same room. Length of stay
requirements and black-out dates may apply. For details on these,
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<< In the running
Are you ready to meet up with
other INTERCOTees in Walt Disney World? We've got a fun 4 day
itinerary for you happening January 9-12, 2013! Make plans now for a
magical weekend by visiting the runDisney forum and by ordering your
#runICOT t-shirts from the INTERCOT Shop! This event is not just for
runners - it's for all INTERCOT fans! Hope to see you in January!
<< The Holiday
Road with CanadianWDWFan >>
As I have previously reported,
there are two trains of thought on driving down to Walt Disney
World, one is to get there as soon as possible and the other is to
take your time and see all the sights the road to Walt Disney World
has to offer. To decide what is right for you will have to do with
how well your family travels in the car and how long your stay at
the World is. For longer stays it is more justifiable to take longer
traveling to get there. Shorter stays do require you to spend less
time on the road to maximize your Park time.
For the drive, there are several things to consider to help fight
off the boredom that can arise for your passengers, and help you as
a driver to keep your mind on the road. Several required items for
your drive to consider, but not limited to, are as follows:
-DVD system, preferably one that
will play through your car’s stereo system. After all, the driver
deserves to enjoy themselves on the drive as well.
-Books, Games and Game systems.
-Pillows and blankets- for nap times.
-Maps for everyone to follow.
-- The Scenic Route --
From personal experience we like to do more things on the way down,
since driving home we are more likely to be in the frame of mind
that our vacation is over and just want to get home. This can make
for a long drive.
Planning is the key to success for any trip. Some things to consider
are, the time of year you are traveling, potential weather
conditions and road construction along the way. Using maps,
internet, tour books, travel guides, AAA and word of mouth, you then
decide which route is best for you. While planning your route, you
can then see the many places of interest along the way. We find that
the internet and AAA tour guides are a great start in helping
finding places of interest. Look ahead to see if there are any
cities, towns or attractions that would interest you and if needed
adjust your course accordingly.
Decide how long you want to be off the road and what you want to see
and perhaps more importantly, how long you want to be in the car
every day. Plan your drive and drive your plan will help get you to
your destination on time. One point I would like to make though is
to be open to change and spontaneity, one trip we were surprised
when we stopped off for a break and unexpectedly ended up seeing one
of the more interesting sights we have seen during our drives.
Choosing too many stops can quickly make your drive very long and un-enjoyable. Being on the road can be a trying experience for
anyone, so choose what you must see and do on this trip and perhaps
save some of the stops for another vacation.
Drive safe and enjoy the drive.
Part One: The Direct Route
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For a limited time, all INTERCOT users will receive $5 off their
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<< Fun Facts with
-- Epcot: Part Four --
- All of the flowers planted and
potted around the American Pavilion are chosen to reflect the color
scheme of red, white and blue.
- Japan’s landscaping, although it does not look out of place, is
not native to the country, as the Florida climate would not support
-To maintain the illusion of a thousand foot Eiffel tower, it has
deterrents to prevent birds from landing on it. IF they were allow
to perch on the tower, the tower would visually shrink while the
birds would look very large!
- In Canada – the plants near the bottom of the Rocky Mountains are
much larger than those on the top. This gives the illusion of the
mountain being higher than it actually is.
<< Conclusion >>
last summer sunsets vanish beyond the horizon, this edition has also
come to an end. Whether you will be joining #runICOT, learned a
great new way to get groceries, or are now planning on savoring the
scenic route; we help its help you better plan your next Disney
trip. We'll be back in a few weeks with more great tips, news and
deals. See ya real soon!
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