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INTERCOT > News > September 2013

News Archive - September 2013

September 30, 2013

Disney Launches New Website - Disney Side

According to the Disney Blog, starting today, you’ll be hearing a lot more about the idea of showing your Disney side – the side of you that says “yes” more often, laughs louder and lives life to the fullest. It’s the side of you that embraces fun and comes out to play the moment you step through the gates at Disney Parks. Everyone has a Disney side. And this morning, Disney Parks Blog readers are among the first to see the premiere television spot featuring one family’s galactic Disney side.

 Video and Discussion Here

September 26, 2013

“Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade" Debuts at Magic Kingdom in Spring 2014

Disney has released concept art for the new daytime parade that’s set to debut at Magic Kingdom Park in spring 2014, “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.” The parade will  highlight the stories of “Sleeping Beauty,” “Dumbo,” “Pinocchio,” "Little Mermaid," “Peter Pan,” and “Tangled” among others. The park's current parade "Celebrate a Dream Come True,” will end it’s run on December 20, 2013, with finale performances scheduled for January 1-4, 2014.

 Concept Art and Discussion Here

September 22, 2013

Park Calendar Released Through April 2014

The Walt Disney World Resort has released it'sExtra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for April 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.

September 21, 2013

"Downtown Disney Foodtopia" Brings Delicious Prix Fixe Menus in October

Fantastic flavors from some of Downtown Disney’s signature restaurants will take center stage this fall and feature some of the restaurants’ most popular dishes during “Downtown Disney Foodtopia,” October 1-31. Seven restaurants are rolling out three-course dinners for $30, with a $60 option at Fulton’s Crab House (tax and gratuity extra). The seven restaurants include Bongo’s Cuban Café, House of Blues, Paradiso 37, Planet Hollywood, Portobello, Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Wolfgang Puck Café. Guests can sample all that Foodtopia has to offer any day of the week between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Reservations and payment are required at least 48 hours in advance by calling 407/WDW-DINE. Reservations can be made starting September 28, 2013.

 Details and Discussion Here

September 18, 2013

Guest Assistance Card to Be Discontinued - New Disabled Assistance System to Take Its Place

According to reports, the Guest Assistance Card is scheduled to be discontinued. A new system called Disabled Assistance System (DAS) will start on October 9th.  The way it is supposed to work is as follows: guests will go to Guest Services and be issued a DAS card. The DAS card will be a photo ID of the disabled guest. Then the DAS card holding guest will visit kiosks in the park to make ride reservations. Similar to FastPass, guests will not wait in line.

 Details and Discussion Here

September 17, 2013

Disney Vacation Club Wing Announced for Disney's Polynesian Resort

Today, Disney Vacation Club announced that its planned next location will be at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, located on Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World Resort. Construction on the Polynesian project began this month, and completion is estimated to be in 2015. In addition to the Disney Vacation Club project, other guest areas within Disney’s Polynesian Resort will undergo refurbishment. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.

 Discussion Here

September 12, 2013

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The end of our 15th birthday year online is coming to a close - so we thought we'd do something special for you.  It's called #RT4AT or ReTweet for a T-shirt.  The concept is simple! We're giving away a free t-shirt every day for the next 30 days on Twitter.  All you have to do is follow us, ReTweet anything we post and you are entered to win. Simple as that.

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September 11, 2013

A Nation & The World Remembers - 12 Years Later

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering all those who perished 12 years ago today in the horrific attack on our country and all of those, who have throughout this great nations history, given their lives so that we all may remain free. We will NEVER FORGET.

This is our Patriot Day - 9/11/13.

September 9, 2013

Interactive Glow With the Show Mickey Ear Hats Let Guests Shine at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests of the Walt Disney World Resort will light the night thanks to new Glow with the Show Ear hats that will magically change colors in sync with fireworks, shows and each other at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The famous Mickey Ear hats will debut on October 15 during the 15th anniversary of Fantasmic!. And beginning October 19, guests will be able to experience Wishes at Magic Kingdom with the new Glow with the Show Ear hats. Also, during the holiday season guests can wear their hats and “glow” with Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and at Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season and Celebrate the Magic at Magic Kingdom. Each set of Glow with the Show Ear hats is available for $25 at select locations throughout the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

walt disney world information Info & Discussion Here

September 8, 2013

Princess Fairytale Hall Opens Sept. 18 at Walt Disney World Resort

On Sept. 18, 2013, guests can experience Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom® Park at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Located in New Fantasyland®, Princess Fairytale Hall features two different character greeting experiences, with two separate queue lines. Guests can choose to meet either Cinderella or Rapunzel, each of whom will be joined by a fellow Disney Princess. And, Princess Fairytale Hall will offer both traditional Disney FASTPASS® service and the new Disney FastPass+ options.

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