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INTERCOT > News > July 2013

News Archive - July 2013

June 19, 2013

Main Street Bakery Reopens Featuring Starbucks

Yesterday the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom Park reopened. On the menu for the first time at Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll now find Starbucks drinks and food along with delicious Disney house-made treats including Disney cookies, brownies, cupcakes and more. The revamped Main Street Bakery is designed to fit with the current theme of Main Street, U.S.A. and won’t be the only Walt Disney World Resort location to serve Starbucks. As previously announced, other locations are coming to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

July 26, 2013

Park Calendar Released Through January 2014

The Walt Disney World Resort has released it'sExtra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for January 2014. For guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the Park Hours andEvents pages to assist in planning your trip. Remember, all times and schedules are subject to change, so check back often.

July 25, 2013

INTERCOT Insider Live Podcast - Episode 52:
It's A Snoozer!

The title says it all as summer rears it's ugly head and the news slows to a crawl.  Universal however keeps things fresh with the opening of Transformers and Simpsons themed areas.  Other discussion includes Disney's Hollywood Studios rumors, collectables, and a shout out to our two listeners. Head to the lanai and sit poolside while listening to this thrill packed episode of the INTERCOT Insider Podcast!

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July 23, 2013

AT&T Becomes Official Wireless Provider of Walt Disney World & Disneyland Resorts

AT&T and Disney Parks today announced an agreement that makes AT&T the official wireless provider for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Through the agreement, AT&T will have various marketing and branding opportunities, including sponsoring Disney-created soccer and runDisney events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  AT&T is also enhancing its network across Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort using a variety of technologies.

 Details & Discussion Here

July 22, 2013

2013-2014 Armed Forces Salute Offers!

Disney has renewed the Armed Forces Salute which honors military famalies with special ticket and room rates for yet another year. The offer will run from 29 September 2013 through 27 September 2014 and can be booked immediately, however, tickets will not be available for purchase until August 12, 2013.  Details can be found in our Vacation planning forum or by contacting INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site.

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July 9, 2013

New "Rapid Fill" Mug Program Being Rolled Out

A new refillable mug program — Rapid Fill — will roll out at resort locations with self-service beverage stations at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The introduction of these new mugs will take place in a phased approach beginning in July with Disney’s All Star Resorts. The new Rapid Fill mugs have a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip installed in the mug that allows it to be programmed for multiple days (with the option of adding additional days) all the way through Guests’ entire length of stay.  Rapid Fill mugs may be purchased and used at any resort self-service beverage island. Disney Dining Plan Guests will receive this mug as part of their package.

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July 8, 2013

Candlelight Processional Narrators Released

The Narrators for the 2013 Candlelight Processional have been released. The list of celebrities this year include; Ashley Judd, Trace Adkins, Whoopie Goldberg, Dennis Haysbert, James Denton and more. There will be three daily showings from November 29 through December 30 at 5:00, 6:45 & 8:15 PM. Dinner packages go on sale July 9, 2013.

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July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America!

happy independence dayIn our hearts, in our minds and in our actions, we work daily to uphold the principles on which this great nation was founded. Liberty: for no one can constrain or remove our belief in our government by the people, for the people and of the people. Freedom: freedom from fear, freedom from strife and freedom to continue to build a nation in which democracy, debate and truth will always reign. On this, our 237th Independence Day, the staff of INTERCOT wishes The United States of America a Happy Birthday, and we salute each and every American who fights to uphold those ideals which we hold so dear.

July 3, 2013

Magic Kingdom Celebrates Independence Week

A red, white and blue fireworks spectacular illuminates the sky over Beast’s, Cinderella, and Prince Eric’s castles at Magic Kingdom during Independence Week at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Parks honors America with a Fourth of July celebration that lasts July 1-7 – all part of Limited Time Magic. Every night, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” features dazzling comets and glittery bursts soaring to a brand new musical score produced in a concert band style. This is the first time the holiday show lights up the sky every day during Independence Week, and can be seen from more vantage points than ever. The fireworks spectacular takes place at 9 p.m. on July 3 and 4, and 10 p.m. on July 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7.

July 1, 2013

INTERCOT Insider Live Podcast - Episode 52:
Not The Sun But The Moon Princess ImaLamma

Summer is in full swing and the podcast crew is in rare form discussing the Disney and Non-Disney topics of the day including the Monstrous Summer Kickoff, Park Ticket Prices, Universal's Latest, DVC, Buses, Spiders, Muppets and the etiquette of e-mail signature files.  Yep - John and Mel are battling again in this lively, fun filled episode of the INTERCOT Insider Live.

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