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INTERCOT > News > October 2001

News Archive - October 2001

October 29, 2001


NSYNC's 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 yearlong celebration.

October 22, 2001


Port Orleans French Quarter Closing Temporarily
Our 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 resort renovations.
Discussion here

October 22, 2001


Priority Seating Thru October 31?
As 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.

October 20, 2001


Has Carousel Of Progress Played It's Last Show?
Our 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.
Discussion Here

Disney Cancels 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


Disney 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.
Discussion Here

October 16, 2001


INTERCOT 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.
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October 12, 2001


INTERCOT Turns Four!

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!
Discussion Here

October 11, 2001


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.

October 4, 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 on availability.
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October 1, 2001


100 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

New Florida Resident 100 Years Of Magic Annual Pass!
To 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.
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