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It may be cold outside, but this edition of the INTERCOT Insider is here to warm up your inbox.  In this edition, we take a look at hot trends among INTERCOTee's and read all about the latest news hot off the presses.  Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the internet!

<<INTERCOTee Hot Trends>>

Here’s a look at the hot trends among INTERCOTee's planning their trips:

--Eating off the Beaten Path--

INTERCOTee's looking for a low-key meal in the Magic Kingdom, look no further than the Plaza Restaurant:


"One of my all-time favorites. I love sitting by the window and seeing the sights outside while enjoying my meal. It's definitely time for me to back, and for my nephew to add to his list of 'tried it once and want to go back' Disney places to eat".--Sylvia

"I love the Chicken Strawberry Salad at the Plaza! And their burger is definitely tasty. I had their Brownie Sundae for desert the last time I was there...Yummy!"--snowflakegirl

"We were there last July Fourth, and were lucky enough to get a table in front, next to the window. Talk about a magical experience! We were able to enjoy the holiday fireworks without fighting the crowds or sitting in the heat."--eandrsmom


--A Spot at the Springs--

Coronado Springs is a large resort, but choosing a location to request is a small task with help from other INTERCOTee's:


"The best area in my opinion for convenience is Cabanas. It's right beside the The Dig Site pool and a short, gorgeous walk over the bridge to El Centro."--Melanie

"I would say Cabanas. They are very quiet, and moderately close to everything. The Casitas are too compact for my taste, and the Rancho's are too far out there." --thads

"Ranchos is a far walk around the lake from the Pepper Market but it is a beautiful walk. My 7 year old did it many times with no problem. The ambience of this resort is fabulous, especially at night. We stayed in Casitas and loved the short walk to Pepper Market."--minnie-mouse


--Adult Tested, Teen Approved--

Finding a favorite grub spot with teens can be tricky, but not at Disney's Hollywood Studios thanks the to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant:


"My 16 year-old daughter LOVES Sci-Fi, and asks to go back on every trip. It is a fun atmosphere, and the food has gotten better over the last few years, in fact, I actually enjoyed my meal there last year."--ibelieveindisneymagic

"Sci-Fi has great burgers n fries"--#1donaldfan

"Sci-Fi is a must do for my teens. But I have two teens that LOVE watching cheese Sci-Fi ... And we have a good time seeing which clips are from movies we actually have watched or own." --MstngDrvnDsnyLvr


--Tinsel Trouble--

Many Guests love the Christmas decorations at Walt Disney World, but no the Christmastime crowds.  INTERCOTee's weigh in on this decoration dichotomy:


"We try to end our trips by December 19-20th or so. Crowds build very quickly and heavily from that point on, especially if Christmas falls somewhere around mid-week... a lot of people come the weekend before and stay the whole week (which we learned the hard way one time). "--SurferStitch

"There is no time that is totally devoid of people. Relatively speaking, early December is still a good time to go without the heaviest of crowds."--faline

"The week following Thanksgiving used to be our go to week for our winter trip (winter for us, anyway). The last couple of years, we were hard pressed to find our preferences during that time and ended up going the week or two before Thanksgiving. Christmas decorations actually begin going up right after the last Halloween party, but aren't complete until after Thanksgiving. "--magicofdisney


<< Hot Off the Presses>>


February 2015 was a hot time for vacation planning news, here's the headlines you need to know to plan your next Disney trip:


~Effective 2/22/15 ticket prices are went up at the Walt Disney World Resort.  A 1 day Magic Kingdom ticket increased to $105, up from $99 and 1 day park tickets for the other three theme parks increased to $97 up from $94. Annual Passes also headed up in price, increasing to $654 from $634 while the Premium AP increased to $779 from $759.  Not to be left out - Water park tickets increased to $58 from $53 for ages 10 and up; increased to $50 from $45 for ages 3-9; Annual passes for water park increased to $110 from $104 for ages 10 and up, while tickets for ages 3-9 increased to $99 from $85.  In other news, Disney has done away with the non-expiration option for multiple day tickets.


~Walt Disney World announced today that the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction will go down for a four month long refurbishment beginning May 11, 2015. It is set to reopen on September 26, 2015. Exact details have not been announced, but rumor is the rehab is set to address safety issues brought about when new boats were added a little over a year ago.


~The 2015 dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, held seasonally at Magic Kingdom, were released.


The dates for the 2015 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party  are:
September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27.
October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31.
November 1.

The dates for the
2015 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are:
November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
December 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18


Ticket prices have not been announced yet, and normally go on sale in April.

Check out the INTERCOT Discussion boards for more details and discussion on these topics:

>> Ticket Price Increase

>>Pirates Rehab

>>Party Dates

<<Conclusion >>

This edition has thawed out.  We hope these hot trends and hot news have chased away your winter blues and helped you plan your next trip.  We'll be back in a few weeks with more great tips, news, and deals.  See ya real soon!

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