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INTERCOT > News > October 2006

News Archive - October 2006

October 31, 2006

"Finding Nemo -The Musical" Sneak Previews

The undersea world of the hit film "Finding Nemo" comes to life in a new musical stage show at Animal Kingdom, as part of The Year of a Million Dreams. Guests can get a sneak peek at the show November 5-18, 2006. "Finding Nemo-The Musical" will immerse visitors in the story of Marlin and Nemo through a dazzling production that combines puppets, dancers, aerialists and animated backdrops. Specific show times during the soft opening will be shared with guests daily on the park tip board. In addition; sneak previews for Annual Passholders are being set aside for each day's first seating December 1–10, 2006. Passholders must sign up on the passholder web site, in advance to attend. Confirmation and ID is required.

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INTERCOT To Participate in Mousefest 2006

The event which happens in December of 2006 brings together Disney websites, Disney guidebook authors and most importantly, Disney fans from around the globe. INTERCOT will be participating from December 8-10 as part of a Mousefest schedule which officially stretches for more than a week from December 3-12.

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October 30, 2006

Walt Disney World Package Specials Released For Disney Visa Cardholders

Disney has released discount rates on Magic Your Way packages for Disney Visa Cardholders vacationing at Walt Disney World between January 1 - March 8, 2007. Ask for code ZCJ for Magic Your Way or code ZCI for Magic Your Way Plus Dining. Reservations must be booked by  December 16, 2006. Some blackout dates do apply. For details on these and other special rates call INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their website and fill out a quote form.

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October 26, 2006

Cinderella Castle ‘Suite Dreams’

As part of the Year of A Million Dreams celebration, Walt Disney World Resort will begin awarding select vacationers an exclusive stay in a one-of-a-kind suite.  Unused castle space is being transformed into Cinderella Castle Suite -- a place where lucky Walt Disney World guests will spend a dream-come-true night beginning in late January 2007. Guests will be chosen early in the day to spend that night in the royal suite inside Cinderella Castle. After the rest of the Magic Kingdom guests have headed home, these lucky recipients can wrap themselves in the cozy comforts of their dream suite complete with rich details befitting the 17th century fairytale and the French chateaus that inspired the design of Cinderella Castle.

Details & Discussion

October 23, 2006

14th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - April 5 - June 3, 2007

Pirates and Princesses will reign at Epcot April 5-June 3, 2007 for the 14th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Topiaries featuring a pirate ship, Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinker Bell will highlight the 2007 festivities. Thirty million flowers and trees, lush rose gardens and elaborate topiaries will grace the park's 300 acres. Nightly Flower Power concerts will rock the landscape with live entertainment from top acts of the 60s and '70s. Previously running for seven weeks, the popular festival expands to 60 days this year and offers more floral fantasy and gardening fun than ever before.

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October 17, 2006

Disney Introduces New Food Guidelines

The Walt Disney Company has introduced new food guidelines aimed to give vacationers healthier eating options. The new policy calls for Disney to use its name and characters only on kid focused products that meet specific guidelines. Disney also announced nutritionally beneficial changes in the meals served to children at all Disney operated restaurants in its Parks and Resorts and unveiled a company wide plan to eliminate added trans fats from food served at its Parks by the end of 2007 and from its licensed and promotional products by the end of 2008.

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October 13, 2006

Sneak Previews for The Seas With Nemo & Friends Begin Today

INTERCOT's Chief Imagination Officer JohnY was on hand today when The Seas With Nemo & Friends began previewing to Annual Passholders and Vacation Club owners. Read a firsthand report via the links below and explore pictures from the new attraction that picks up where the motion picture "Finding Nemo" left off. The attraction features technology that magically enables the stars of the motion picture to swim amid the marine life in a 5.7-million-gallon saltwater environment -- one of the largest such aquariums in the world.

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October 12, 2006

Happy 9th Birthday INTERCOT!

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. Nine 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! 


October 11, 2006

Disney Vacation Club Units Opening at Animal Kingdom Lodge in Fall 2007

Disney has announced that Vacation Club units will be coming to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. According to Disney, the first phase will include 134 remodeled rooms on the fifth and sixth floors of the Lodge. The additional phases will include the construction of 324 vacation properties in a new building at the resort. The villas will feature an African inspired theme and most will offer views the animal savannahs. Units will begin opening in the fall of 2007 and the project completed by spring 2009. Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas will be the company's eighth Vacation Club property.

Details & Discussion

October 6, 2006

Radisson Resort Discounts for INTERCOTees

The Radisson Resort Orlando - Celebration is offering visitors of INTERCOT an exclusive $79.95 per night room rate through December 22nd. The Radisson Resort Orlando is a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel and is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World. The resort provides shuttles to Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios, 718 remodeled guest rooms, 3 sparkling pools with waterfalls, 2 whirlpools and a 40' water slide, 5 on site food and beverage outlets. Visit the links below for details on pricing and to make reservations. Bookings must be made by October 15th.
Call today and save!

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October 4, 2006

Family Gets the Magic Kingdom to Themselves

Disney made history Wednesday as one lucky family got the Magic Kingdom all to themselves, the first dream fulfilled as Disney Parks launched "The Year of a Million Dreams." The Spanglers, from Randolph, Ohio, toured the park as VIPs for the day, escorted by their personal tour guide, having favorite attractions to themselves and being named grand marshals of the park’s parade. Over the next 15 months, Disney park guests will be awarded more than a million dreams, from a trip to Disney parks around the world to sleeping in Cinderella Castle.

Details & Press Coverage

October 2, 2006

Park Calendar Released for April 2007

The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for April 2007. For guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the Park Hours and Events pages to aid in planning your trip. Remember, all times and schedules are subject to change, so check back often.

October 1, 2006

Dream Along With Mickey Debuts

Dream Along With Mickey debuted yesterday, September 30th, 2006. The new show is part of the Year of a Million Dreams celebration and can be seen daily at the Castle Forecourt stage in Magic Kingdom. Dream Along With Mickey features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Cinderella, Prince Charming and many more of your favorite characters and villains. The Year of A Million Dreams officially kicks-off today, October 1, 2006.

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