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INTERCOT > News > June 2001

News Archive - June 2001

Details Emerge On 100 Years Of Magic Celebration
Walt Disney World has just released exciting details of it's 100 Years Of Magic yearlong celebration at all 4 of it's theme parks.  Paying homage to the extraordinary show-business contributions of Walt Disney, 100 Years of Magic will be centered at Disney-MGM Studios, which will unveil The Sorcerer’s Hat (see below), a new 122-foot-tall icon celebrating Disney magic and entertainment wizardry. Major entertainment spectacles also are planned for all four Walt Disney World parks. -June 28
more details here

100 Years of Magic Celebration: A Parade-Lover’s Delight
For the first time ever, a parade spectacle will unfold daily in all four Walt Disney World theme parks during the 100 Years of Magic Celebration beginning Oct. 1, 2001. And that’s exactly as it should be, according to Disney entertainment experts.  All four parades incorporate the new “Suite of Dreams” music written especially for the 100 Years of Magic Celebration.  “The 100 Years of Magic Celebration is a tribute to the imagination of Walt Disney,” says John Haupt, managing producer for the parades. “We have tried to tie our live entertainment to his penchant for creativity.” -June 28
more details on the celebration here

Sorcerer Mickey Hat Crowns Disney-MGM Studios As Newest Icon at Walt Disney World Resort
As Walt Disney World Resort prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of its visionary founder Walt Disney, construction is underway on a giant new icon at Disney-MGM Studios.  The new icon represents the magic of show business and the entertainment wizardry of Disney that is captured throughout shows and attractions at the park.  When finished, this giant showpiece, made from composite fiberglass and shaped like the pointed hat worn by Mickey in the animated classic “Fantasia,” will weigh 156 tons. -June 28
more details here

Walt Disney: One Man's Dream - New Attraction @ Studios!
Disney-MGM Studios will be host to a new attraction called "Walt Disney: One Man's Dream," a multi-sensory entertainment experience based on this man who was willing to bet everything on his own dreams. The venue will open Oct. 1, when the Walt Disney World Resort kicks off the 100 Years of Magic Celebration, which runs through Dec. 31, 2002. -June 25
highlights from the new attraction here

Atlantis Characters in Disney Studios
A reliable Disney World insider has indicated that characters from the latest Disney animated feature "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," including Milo Thatch, Princess Kida, Vinny Santorini, and Moliere can be found at Disney Studios.  For locations and schedules be sure to check the tip boards at the park. -June 19
more character location information here

July E-Ride Nights Announced
Disney has officially announced its E-Ride schedule.  July 3, 6, 10, 1 3, 17, 20, 24, and 27 from 10pm-1am.  E-Ride Nights are an exclusive "private party" in the Magic Kingdom for a limited number of Walt Disney World Resort Guests. -June 17
more info here 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
This year for Christmas, join Santa Goofy and the Kids of the Kingdom for a magical Christmas celebration.  The 2001 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party dates have been announced.  On November 29, 30, and December 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13 16, 18 join the Magic Kingdom's yuletide celebration.  2001 hours and prices TBA. -June 17
more Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party info here

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
The dates for the 2001 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party have been announced.  October 18, 21, 26, 28, 31, are the nights to put your costume on and party the night away with the most ghoulishly delightful cast of characters in the World.  Prices and hours are still to be determined.-June 17
more Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party info here



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