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INTERCOT > News > May 2007

News Archive - May 2007

May 31, 2007

Star Wars Weekend Event Schedule Released

Disney has released the event times guide for the upcoming Star Wars Weekends, kicking off June 1, 2007. Villains and heroes from the entire Star Wars saga will roam the theme park and participate in autograph sessions, parades and photo opportunities. Young Padawans will be given the chance to participate in Jedi Training Academy and test their skills in a climactic battle against the evil Siths.  Also enjoy; presentations on the making of the Star Wars films, Star Wars trivia contests and a Hyperspace Hoopla party each evening at 7PM. Star Wars Weekends are included with regular Disney-MGM Studios admission.

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May 29, 2007

6 injured Evacuating Kali River Rapids

Five Walt Disney World guests and an employee were transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after the Kali River Rapids ride at Animal Kingdom malfunctioned during an evacuation routine. During a sensor prompted evacuation, a platform designed to help transfer guests from the ride to the exit stairs malfunctioned causing minor injuries. Disney spokeswoman Kim Prunty said the reason the ride stopped and how the evacuation platform malfunctioned is being investigated and the company will use an alternative method to evacuate people from the ride if necessary. The 6 injured have been released from the hospital and the attraction re-opened.

Details & Discussion Here

May 21, 2007

Disney Parks Providing Extra Loot for Pirates!

Beginning Friday, May 25, 2007, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World consumers who bring their Nintendo DS and "At World's End" game to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride will be able to seek out 10 secured wireless hot spots to download free exclusive game content that won't be available anywhere else. The gaming stations will be marked with a Pirates "X" at different areas through Labor Day at both parks. There will be three different downloads available around the theme park ride, including one that gamers can access while standing in line for the Pirates ride that inspired the films and games.

Details & Discussion Here

May 16, 2007

Summer Passholder Discounts Announced

Disney has released room-only discounts, at select resorts, for Annual Passholders. The deluxe resorts available are; Yacht Club, Beach Club, Old Key West and Saratoga Springs. Rates begin at $194+ per night. Travel dates are June 3rd - August 4th, 2007. Ask for code FDK. Moderate Resorts travel dates run from July 1- August 4th and begin at $139+ per night. The code for Moderate resorts is FDI. The number of rooms offered at these rates is limited. For details contact INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site and fill out a quote form.

Details & Discussion Here

May 9, 2007

Tusker House to Host Two New Buffets!

Tusker House Restaurant at Animal Kingdom is being converted from a quick-service restaurant to a buffet restaurant. Beginning November 18th, it will offer a character breakfast buffet, called Donald's Safari Breakfast, and a lunch/dinner buffet. Tusker House will be closed from August 20 through November 16, 2007 for the renovations. Donald's Breakfastosaurus character breakfast at Restaurantosaurus will be discontinued after November 5.

Details & Discussion Here

May 2, 2007

WDWacky is a Cinderella Castle Suite Winner!
INTERCOT's very own Senior Imagineer, WDWacky and his family, won a night in the Castle while vacationing at Walt Disney World this week! Ian just so happened to be in the right place at the right time. The location on Sunday was the fourth seat on Expedition: Everest as it rolled into the station. Ian was immediately approached by the Dream Squad. And so began his whirlwind of a day. Read actual accounts of his family's adventure through the link below. Congratulations, Ian!

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May 1, 2007

Disney World Resort Hotels Go Smoke-Free
All Walt Disney World Resorts, including Disney Vacation Club Resorts, will become smoke-free on June 1, 2007. The new policy applies to all guest rooms, patios, and balconies, and designates outdoor smoking areas at all resorts affected by the change. During the past five years Guest demand for smoking rooms has been declining steadily. With more than 20 Disney owned and operated resorts on property; this represents the largest single site resort complex to institute this type of smoking policy change.

Details & Discussion Here



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