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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > June 2014: Edition One

June 2014

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Summer is upon us, and so is another edition of the INTERCOT Insider. In this edition we get a reminder on how to save big on dining, roll the news reel for June, check out a great place to relax in Disneyland, and learn about another great new book to read on those Summer road trips.   Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the internet!

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<<A Taste of Disneyland with TinkWest>>

--Uva Bar in Downtown Disney--

After years and years of enjoying the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort we had never eaten, or even had a drink, at the outdoor Uva Bar. Located right in the middle of the shops and walkways you cannot miss it, but for some reason we had always passed it by – on our way to somewhere else.

This year, on a beautiful June evening, we decided to stop by and see what it was all about. With the sun setting but still bright the yellow umbrellas above the tables were welcome, allowing us to enjoy the outdoors without feeling the effects of any direct heat. Although it is situated in the middle of things we still felt isolated enough so that the passing foot traffic didn’t seem right on top of us.

We were lucky enough, at 6:30pm, to be seated immediately without reservations. The bar area appeared to be fairly full, with people coming and going and empty seats filling as soon as they were vacated. The table area where we sat was about half full and was close to full capacity by the time we left about an hour later.

As soon as we sat down both my husband and I locked eyes on the Chef’s featured Burger & Beer and we were sold. We ordered the Salmon Burger which was ground Atlantic salmon, lemon-caper-dill aioli, heirloom tomato, petite sprouts, and pickled red onion on a sesame bun. It was served with garlic fries and the featured beer, Stone Levitation Ale. Yum, yum, yum to everything! We cleaned our plates and agreed it was one of the best meals we had enjoyed during our weeklong visit.

Although we didn’t do more than browse the rest of the menu I could see that there were a lot of choices I would probably enjoy. There were several sandwich and salad options along with some chicken, beef, and fish entrees. Lots of sides and appetizers (what they call share plates). There is a full bar which includes a decent variety of California drafts and bottled craft beers and wine by the glass or bottle.

Our server was attentive and food service, coming from the kitchens of Catal Restaurant across the way, was fast. Everyone around us seemed to be having a good time. I am definitely going back and hope you give it a try when you visit the Disneyland Resort.

<<INTERCOT News Reel>>

From  Summer treats to construction walls, here's your INTERCOT News Reel for June 2014:

~ The Intermission Food Court at Disney's All-Star Music resort has been announced to close for refurbishment August 1 through December 20, 2014.

~ From July 5-Sept 1, 2014, park guests can enjoy “Frozen Summer Fun – Live" at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

~ Cinderella's Royal Table will be closed for refurbishment January 5th through March 6th, 2015.

~ The Yankee Trader store in the Magic Kingdom is schedule to be closed for renovations July 7 through September 30, 2014.

~ Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is now offering a Cherry Slush for the hot Summer months.

~ The Silver Creek Springs pool at Disney's Wilderness Lodge resort is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment September 3 through November 27, 2014.

~ The "Villains Unleashed" hard ticket event is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 23.

~ Disney’s Animal Kingdom has introduced the Carnival Cocktail at Corn-Ivores Popcorn Cart in Dinoland and the Coconut-Lychee Lemonade cocktail at Drinkwallah in Asia.

~ As of June 22, 2014; Guests may typically find Snow White in the Magic Kingdom on Main Street U.S.A. near Town Square Theater intermittently from park open till 2:00 pm.

~ American Idol Experience to close January 2015 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

~ Disney's Animal Kingdom Tip Board has permanently ceased operation.

~ Refreshment Cool Post in Epcot's World Showcase has added three varieties of frozen yogurt: Pineapple, Coconut, and Pineapple-Coconut Swirl.

~ The Garden View Tea Room at Disney's Grand Floridan Resort is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment June 30 through August 29, 2014; Tea Events will continue as scheduled.

~ It All Started With A Mouse is a new show in the Rafiki’s Planet Watch section of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

~ The Marketplace Co-Op has Officially opened in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.

~ Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Disney's Animal Kingdom has recently added Dole Whips to its menu.

~ The L.A. Prop Cinema Storage store in Disney's Hollywood Studios is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment June 16, 2014 through February 28, 2015.

~ The Aurora Meet & Greet in the Magic Kingdom has moved from Princess Fairytale Hall to Town Square Courtyard on Main Street.

~ Cap’n Jack’s Margarita Bar in the Downtown Disney Marketplace has closed.

~ Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure unveiled new F.O.N.E. devices on June 27th.

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<< Book Nook with Brownie>>

Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life (Disney Editions, 2013, 209 pages) by David A. Bossert is a well-written, enjoyable read primarily about Bossert’s and other’s experiences with Roy E. Disney. Bossert presents an interesting and captivating look at the man behind the name.

Through the stories and memories, I gained a lot of perspective on why Roy E. Disney did the things he did. I knew he was an avid sailor but had no idea he owned a 737! Although he had a lot of money, the author paints a picture of a man who was as comfortable in the Costco food court as he was in the board room.

This is a must-read for all Disney fans.

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<<Conclusion >>

The days may be long, but this edition has come to an end.  Summer heat is in full swing at the Walt Disney World resort, but a freeze is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios . We'll be back in a few weeks with a peak at the new Frozen event , plus more great tips, news, and deals.  See ya real soon!

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