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INTERCOT > News > March  2006

News Archive - March 2006

March 31, 2006

Mickey Mouse Takes to the Skies

As part of "the Happiest Celebration on Earth" a 100 foot tall Mickey Mouse hot air balloon is taking flight March 30 through May 26, 2006. The balloon has been dubbed "The Happiest Balloon on Earth" and will travel throughout the western United States and Canada. Mickey will be the first hot air balloon to ever rise over the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Discussion & Tour Details

March 27, 2006

Walt Disney World Inline Marathon Weekend

As part of the 4th annual Walt Disney World Inline Marathon, skaters from all over the country will have the opportunity to experience Disney World on wheels. The Full Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 6:00am. The course features a journey through Disney-MGM Studios and Epcot. There is an All Star Kids Classic, for children ages 3-12, taking place on Saturday, April 1, 2006. Registration is currently open. Race day registration is not available.

Discussion & Details

March 23, 2006

Walt Disney World Receives Golfing Honors

In Golf Magazine’s March issue readers and experts have once again rated Walt Disney World Resort as a Gold Medal winner. The survey puts the Vacation Kingdom among the top 25 golf locations in the country. Walt Disney World Resort is the only Florida location to be recognized with a Gold Medal in the survey. It is also the eighth time that Golf Magazine has honored the Resort since 1992. During that period, Disney has been awarded six Gold Medals and two Silver Medals. Disney World has five 18 hole, par 72 golf courses located conveniently throughout the resort.

Golfing at Disney

March 21, 2006

Disney Cruise Line Announces  Mediterranean Cruises with Calls in Spain, Italy and France

For the first time ever, the Disney Cruise Line is adding Mediterranean cruises, to their current itineraries, with calls in Spain, Italy and France. For the Summer of 2007 the Disney Magic is being repositioned to the Port of Barcelona, Spain. 10-night and 11-night vacation cruises to Europe are available. The four 11-night itineraries depart on Saturdays: May 26, June 16, July 7 & July 28. The four 10-night itineraries depart on Wednesdays: June 6, June 27, July 18 & Aug. 8.

Discussion & Details

Summer Magic Savings From Magical Journeys

INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys is pleased to be offering a savings program for those sailing on the new Mediterranean cruises listed above. Receive a Summer Magic Savings check for 5% of your cruise price when you return! Summer Magic Savings is valid for any category, on any Disney Magic Mediterranean or Repositioning cruise. All existing, new and transferred bookings are included - so everyone can save! For details on these and other destinations call 1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site and fill out a quote form.

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March 17, 2006

Magical Express to Continue Through 2011

Orlando International Airport & Walt Disney World have reached a five year deal extending the shuttle and baggage service, Magical Express, through 2011. The Magical Express program was introduced last May as part of the Happiest Celebration on Earth. Magical Express will be relocated to the B Side of the airport. Uniformed greeters can be found in the terminal's second level to help passengers find their way to the shuttles. 

Discussion & Details

March 15, 2006

"Around Our World" Cel Event at Epcot

On March 18, the Walt Disney World Ink & Paint team will be releasing a limited edition Cel, "Around Our World," exclusively at the Art of Disney in Epcot. The Cel features Mickey Mouse dressed as a tourist. Images on the wall behind him pay tribute to each of the Disney Theme Parks around the globe. This Cel is only available at the Epcot Art of Disney and is a limited edition of 2000. For More Information call 407-827-7600.

Discussion & Details

March 8, 2006

All-Star Resort Family Suites Opening in June

Reservations at the new All-Star Family Suites are being accepted for stays beginning June 4, 2006. The suites will offer an affordable and convenient option for larger families at a value price. Most rooms sleep six and include; a master bedroom, high speed internet access, pullout sofa, convertible ottoman & chair sleeper, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms and much more! There are 52 suites in the Jazz building and upon completion, 192 suites will be located in the Jazz and Calypso buildings. For details on these and other accommodations contact INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site and fill out a quote form.

More Information & Suite Layout

March 7, 2006

2006 Epcot Teddy Bear and Doll Weekend

The 2006 Teddy Bear & Doll Weekend will be taking place, during the 13th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, May 19-21. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet over 30 artists showcasing their beautifully crafted teddy bears and dolls. Special packages are available which include; park admission, accommodations, artist social, live auction and more.

Discussion & Details

March 3, 2006

2006 Disney's Night of Joy Details Announced

Marking the 24th anniversary of Disney's Night of Joy, on September 8 & 9, a total of 16+ acts will present concerts on stages throughout the Magic Kingdom. Christian music lovers from all over the globe will be gathering for a celebration with top-name music artists, theme park attractions and Disney characters. The long-running series has played to a combined audience of over three-quarters of a million people. Top Artists include; ZOEgirl,
Kirk Franklin
(pictured right), tobyMac, Jeremy Camp and many more. Night of Joy advance tickets go on sale March 6, 2006.

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