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INTERCOT > News > August 2014

News Archive - August 2014

August 30, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 67: Blow It Up For Me Again James!

It's back to school time as we remember the life, legacy and Disney connection of Robin Williams.  We also talk with RetroDisneyWorld founder Todd McCartney about what he's doing to save our memories.  We also find out Canada is kind of a big deal and Melanie's obsession with blow up movie screens during our Take It or Leave It segment.  Then we talk forsaken Epcot - what's needed to turn things around.  Download, Stream, Tune-in and tell a friend!

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August 28, 2014

New Entertainment Coming To Epcot, Means Farewell to Many Established Acts

Beginning this fall, Epcot be refreshing the atmosphere entertainment around World Showcase with the addition of new acts and enhancements to some existing performances. In the near future, you can look forward to enjoying a traditional Berber music and dance troupe in Morocco, a corps of dynamic flag-waving performers in Italy, a thrilling lumberjack-inspired show in Canada, a Celtic folk music ensemble at the United Kingdom, and more. Unfortunately this means bidding farewell to existing acts - Mo’Rockin’, Off Kilter, Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps and World Showcase Players.

Details & Discussion Here

August 21, 2014

'Move It, Shake It, Dance & Play It' Street Party Coming to Magic Kingdom

A new street party is coming to the Kingdom! This fall, guests of the Magic Kingdom can move it, shake it, dance and then play it, in this update of the popular afternoon street party. And for the first time, Stitch and Phineas & Ferb will join in the fun!

Details & Discussion Here

2014 Festival of the Masters Cancelled

Held outdoors covering much of Downtown Disney, the Festival this year has been cancelled due to the construction within Downtown Disney as it transforms to Disney Springs. No information was given regarding the future of the Festival, which normally takes place in November.

Details & Discussion Here

August 17, 2014

2014 DVC Merry Member Mixer Dates Announced

Disney Vacation Club members are invited to be welcomed “home” for the holidays with festive entertainment and complimentary refreshments while mingling with fellow DVC Members. Enjoy character meet and greets, children’s holiday craft area, a DJ dance party and limited-edition merchandise while supplies last. Taking place at World Showplace Pavilion at Epcot, up to six guests may attend the event per member I.D., and no RSVP is required.

Mixer Dates/Details & Discussion Here

August 16, 2014

Character Line-Up Announced for 'Villains Unleashed' Event

The character line-up for the August 23rd 'Villains Unleashed' after-hours event at Disney's Hollywood Studios has been announced. Beware the power of evil as over 45 villains will be roaming the park for one night, and one night only!

Full List & Discussion Here

American Idol Experience to Close August 30

Originally announced to be closing in January, 2015, the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios will instead have it's last performance in two short weeks. The final day of operation will be August 30. Dream Tickets awarded will still be valid as long as the television series holds auditions.

Details & Discussion Here

August 15, 2014

Hollywood Studio's AFI Showcase and Showcase Shop to Close August 17

Located in the Backlot area of Disney's Hollywood Studios, the American Film Institute Showcase, and the adjoining Showcase Shop, will have it's final day of operation on August 17. At this point, no replacement for the space has been announced.

Details & Discussion Here

August 14, 2014

Capt. Cook's Re-Opens at Disney's Polynesian Resort Village

After an extensive renovation, Capt. Cook's has re-opened with new decor, flooring, lighting, and seating. Missing are the touch screen ordering stations, and the ever popular Dole Whips. Dole Whips will be available at the Pineapple Lanai kiosk, which will open at the resort later this year.

Details & Discussion Here

August 13, 2014

Late Fall Annual Passholder Resort Rates Released

Disney has released Annual Passholder rates for the dates September 28-December 23. At this time, availability is extremely limited, so don't wait to contact INTERCOT sponsor Magical Journeys for more information and booking.     

Sample Rates & Discussion Here

On-Ride Video Makes Debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios now offers on-ride video. Guests with an active Memory Maker package and Magic Band will automatically receive the on-ride video of their experience within 24 hours via their My Disney Experience account.

Details & Discussion Here

August 12, 2014

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 2014 Dates Announced

Disney has announced that the Osborne Lights will take place again this year at Disney's Hollywood Studios, lighting up and delighting guests from November 7-January 4. The Spectacular takes place nightly, beginning at dusk.

Details & Discussion Here

August 11, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 66: Crabby John Has Spoken

On this episode, Mel Just got back from Disney and opening day at Universal's Diagon Alley and has plenty to share.  Newcomer Cindy talks about her stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort.  We also talk Tervis Tumblers, getting a FastPass for a standby wait, the Richard Petty Cars Experience, new Haunted Mansion shop, pin collecting and a whole lot more.  Oh, and John gets crabby, so there's that.

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'Night of Joy' Entertainment Lineup Announced

Walt Disney World has announced the final entertainment offerings for the annual 'Night of Joy' after hours, hard ticket event. Taking place September 5-6 this year at the Magic Kingdom, popular Christian rock acts such a Casting Crowns, Mandisa, MercyMe and Phil Perry, will perform for guests.

Details & Discussion Here

August 7, 2014

Now Extended! Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios

"Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios® is now extended through Sept. 28, 2014. From welcoming Anna and Elsa during a royal procession and ice skating at Oaken's "Frozen" Funland to joining in a special "Frozen" sing-along celebration, you can enjoy a flurry of "Frozen" fun for the whole family!

Plus, on select nights, a "Frozen" fireworks display, featuring cool Character appearances and an explosive soundtrack, caps off the evening! The "Frozen" Fireworks Spectacular may be viewed on the following nights: July 5-Aug. 22; Aug. 24-Sept. 1; Sept. 5-7; Sept. 12-14; Sept. 19-21; and Sept. 26-28, 2014.

Details & Discussion Here

August 1, 2014

2015 Travel Packages - Ready to Book!

2015 Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa vacation packages are now available to book. These packages are valid for arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Please note that the end date of your vacation cannot be more than 499 days in the future. Contact INTERCOT sponsor Magical Journeys today for more information and to book your vacation!

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