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INTERCOT > News > November 2000

News Archive - November 2000

Walt Disney World Resort Marks Magical New Year’s 2001
Walt Disney World Resort rings in 2001 with a dazzling display of entertainment, parades, fireworks and extended hours throughout the Vacation Kingdom.  On the big night, revelers can sample Disney’s millennium magic with a host of festivities at Epcot: “Tapestry of Nations” -- a brilliant parade featuring dozens of giant colorful puppets weaving around World Showcase lagoon, at 3:30 and 5:15 p.m.; “IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth” -- a nighttime spectacle with lasers, fireworks and fiery torches orchestrated to an original soundtrack, at 9 p.m.; and Millennium Village -- a multicultural showcase representing more than 50 countries. -Nov 30
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Disney's Millennium Celebration

‘Tis the Season for the Epcot Candlelight Processional Nov. 24-Dec. 30
Actor Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, will headline the November lineup of Candlelight Processional guest narrators as “Holidays Around the World” lights up Epcot Nov. 24-Dec. 30.  Celebrity narrators including Angela Bassett, James Avery and Leeza Gibbons will enliven the traditional Christmas Story through narration and music. The narrators are accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and live massed choir as well. Three shows are scheduled per evening at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre. For additional information, guests can call 407/824-4321. -Nov 13
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Hollywood Dazzle and Holiday Lights Deck Disney-MGM Studios in November
There are now 5 million “illuminating” reasons to visit the sixth annual Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, the largest residential holiday light display in the world, at Disney-MGM Studios. The nightly light display, beginning Nov. 22 and lasting until Jan. 7, 2001, is located on the theme park’s “back lot,” providing a picturesque atmosphere for a nightly snowfall, a tree made of 100,000 lights and more. Guests also will receive a pair of complimentary holographic glasses, allowing them to see images of snowflakes when looking at the lights. The display is included in regular Disney-MGM Studios theme park admission. For additional information, guests can contact 407/824-4321. -Nov 13
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Harlem Globetrotters Holiday Series, Nov. 23-26
Basketball fans will feast on dazzling dunks and no-look passes as the world famous Harlem Globetrotters return to the sports complex for a Thanksgiving weekend holiday series in November. Led by veterans Paul “Showtime” Gaffney and Matt “Showbiz” Jackson, the Globetrotters will play four games at the fieldhouse, their fourth annual stop at Walt Disney World Resort. Game times are 7 p.m. on Nov. 23-25, with a special matinee game at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26. Ticket prices range from $12 (upper deck) to $22 (courtside/children) and $27 (courtside/adult). For information on tickets, call 407/939-GAME (group tickets) or Ticketmaster at 407/839-3900.
-Nov 13

Man Killed on Splash Mountain
A 37-year-old man was killed after he climbed out of a boat on the Splash Mountain flume ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom yesterday and was struck by another of the eight-passenger boats.  According to sheriff's spokesman Bernie Presha "He got out of the boat on his own, he wasn't pushed, he didn't fall, why he did that nobody knows."
-Nov 6
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Orlando Sentinal Coverage
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Rebranded WebDisney Directory Passes 400 Site Mark - Mousehut joins INTERCOT Network of sites
WebDisney, "The Definitive Guide to Disney on the Internet" and an INTERCOT network site today announced that it's directory of Disney destinations has reached the 400 site mark. Founded in late 1998, the site has garnered a collection of high quality links and services for the Disney online community. WebDisney was recently rebranded as INTERCOT's WebDisney to facilitate a tighter integration with it's network sites, Intercot.com: Walt Disney World Inside & Out, and INTERCOT West: Disneyland Inside & Out. At the same time, Mousehut has also been rebranded as INTERCOT's Mousehut.Mail, a free provider of web based email and it's design integrated into the INTERCOT "look and feel". - Nov 3
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Disney’s Festival of the Masters Celebrates 25 Years of Artistry
For art-lovers who go gaga over Degas or rave over Renoir, Disney’s 25th annual Festival of the Masters art show, held Nov. 10-12 at Downtown Disney, offers contemporary works to quench an artistic thirst. One of the Southeast’s most prestigious art shows, the three-day festival displays works by some of today’s top visual artists competing in the juried event. Guests also can savor samplings from Downtown Disney restaurants for a small fee as they view oil paintings, sculpture and more. The festival is free to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
-Nov 1

Downtown Disney Pleasure Island Jazz Fest Showcases Smooth Sounds

Guests can jam to the cool sounds of jazz during the Eighth Annual Pleasure Island Jazz Festival, Nov. 10-12.  The three-night festival is center stage for contemporary jazz greats Ken Navarro, Jonathon Butler and more.  Nightly performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Pleasure Island Jazz Company, West End Stage and Hub Video Stage, all located on Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney. The Jazz Festival is included in regular Pleasure Island admission of $18.86 plus tax.
-Nov 1



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