Archive - October 2001
October 29, 2001
Lance Bass and Joey Fatone visit Walt Disney World
On October 24, the two singers -- and now actors -- began their day at
the Magic Kingdom where they led the new "Share a Dream Come True"
parade. After wowing guests and screaming fans on Main Street, they
headed for the Disney-MGM Studios where they "starred" as grand
marshals in the new "Disney Stars and Motor Cars" parade. Both parades
are part of the new entertainment lineup for 100 Years of Magic, a
Orleans French Quarter Closing Temporarily
inside sources are telling us that the French Quarter side of Port Orleans
will be closing effective November 3. Guest apparently will be contacted
shortly and offered accommodations at other moderate resorts (Coronado
Springs, Port Orleans Riverside and Caribbean Beach). There is currently no
scheduled re-opening date and Disney will reportedly use this down time for
Seating Thru October 31?
Early Entry has been cancelled for the time being, INTERCOT has been unable
to verify whether Priority Seating at the parks (which would have occurred
during Early Entry) has being canceled or not. Many guests are reporting
conflicting stories when contacting Disney reservations. What we can
suggest at this point is that as a precaution, if you have a Priority
Seating for 7 AM - 9 AM thru October 31, you call (407)WDW-DINE to verify
whether your Priority Seating will be honored.
Has Carousel Of Progress Played It's Last Show?
Disney World insider is telling us that Carousel of Progress in The Magic
Kingdom's Tomorrowland has been closed indefinitely, and may have even be
closed for good. This news now means there are three non-operational
Tomorrowland attractions which have not been replaced (Skyway, Timekeeper
and Carousel Of Progress) which leaves long lines and large crowds in and
around the Tomorrowland area. We'll keep you posted as we learn more.
Early Entry Benefit For Resort Guests
According to Disney Central Reservations, All Early Entry Days for Disney
Resort Guests have been cancelled effective October 21 thru the end of
October. Further information beyond October has not been made official at
this point. Theme Parks will continue to be open normal hours. If you have
a Priority Seating for an Early Entry park, WDW-DINE should be calling you
to accommodate you with either a Priority Seating at a resort or a later
Priority Seating at the same restaurant.
What is Early Entry?
October 17, 2001
Postpones Pop Century Resort Opening Indefinitely
According to the Associated Press, Disney officials announced Tuesday that
they are postponing indefinitely the opening of Pop Century, a $460 million,
5,760-room resort that will showcase pop icons such as the Big Wheel and
Rubik's Cube. The first phase had been scheduled to open in March. ``You're
always looking at the future, and right now it's difficult to forecast with
certainty because of changing economic conditions,'' Disney spokesman Bill
Warren told the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday.
Store Partners With GoCollect
GoCollect offers the Internet's Widest Selection of Collectibles & Gifts
including the popular Walt Disney Classics Collection of figurines along
with longtime collectable favorites such as Department 56, Hummel, and many
more! With this addition, The INTERCOT Store now offers visitors among other
things, Collectables, Disney Stock, Disney Lithos & Posters, INTERCOT
Apparel & Pins, Travel Books, Disney Music and Videos.
visit the INTERCOT Store
On October 12, 1997, it started with a dream of becoming a meeting place and
source of information for Disney fans. On that day, we flipped the switch
and made the website live. Four years later, INTERCOT is now one of the
most frequently visited Walt Disney World information sites on the
Internet. The INTERnet Community Of Tomorrow wishes to extend a big thank
you to all of our fans for your continued support through the years!
Rehab at Disney-MGM Studios
Our sources have informed us that the Honey I Shrunk The Kids playground at
the Disney-MGM Studios will be closed for rehab from October 15, 2001
through November 30, 2001. The construction wall will go up the night of
October 14. The rehab will consist of the installation of new Hasbro toy
props. It is tentatively scheduled to reopen December 1, 2001.
2001 Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Mickey and his Disney character pals are packing more far-from-frightening
fanfare into this October 18, 21, 26, 28 and 31 as the Walt Disney World
Magic Kingdom adds two more dates to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
The boo-free bash includes parades, live music and storytelling and
culminates with a bewitching fireworks spectacular. Advance tickets are
$25.95 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up and $20.95 plus tax for ages 3-9.
Tickets at the gate are $27.95 plus tax ($22.95 plus tax for ages 3-9) based
Years Of Magic Kicks Off Today!
Today marks the start of the "100 Years of Magic" celebration. This
yearlong event honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of Walt Disney, the
Disney company's founder. Guests visiting the resort will find new
entertainment at all four theme parks -- including spectacular parades, live
stage shows, new attractions and a giant 12-story sorcerer Mickey Mouse hat.
Discussion & Info Here
100 years of magic details
Resident 100 Years Of Magic Annual Pass!
mark the 100 Years of Magic celebration, Disney World announced plans Monday
for a special Florida resident annual pass – with 100 bonus days for free.
To go on sale later in October, the pass will cost $289 for adults and $246
for kids aged 3-9.
More Info & Discussion Here