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INTERCOT(tm) - the INTERnet Community Of Tomorrow, is your personal guide to Walt Disney World featuring news and information about the "most magical place on earth" with "more information per square megabyte" than any other Disney World site on the Internet.

June 2, 2024

H2O Glow After Hours Returns With A Splash At Walt Disney World!



Huring Memorial Day Weekend, Walt Disney World Resort guests had a “glowing’’ good time at the first Disney H2O Glow After Hours event of the summer at Typhoon Lagoon. This after-hours party, which gives guests an opportunity to enjoy the tropical Disney water park with shorter wait times during 18 select nights during the summer, turns the water park into a beach bash extravaganza. The late-night glow party runs through Aug. 31 on select nights. 

May 15, 2024

First Look @ New Drone Show Coming To Disney Springs



The skies above Disney Springs will come alive with the new “Disney Dreams That Soar presented by AT&T” drone show beginning May 24. This show features well-known and beloved soundtracks in addition to an original song that will inspire you to follow your heart, take a leap of faith, and reach for the stars.

Details & Discussion

May 10, 2024

Island Tower Coming To Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows In Dec ’24



The new Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will take you on a storytelling journey that brings to life the spirit of Polynesia. Projected to open in December 2024, the proposed 10-story tower overlooking the stunning views of the Seven Seas Lagoon will celebrate the natural world, and of course, the magic of Disney.

January 13, 2024

2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Runs Throught Febrary 19th



Art comes to life Jan. 12-Feb. 19, 2024 as EPCOT International Festival of the Arts transforms the park into a canvas of imagination at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Guests can enjoy the magic of creativity with vibrant food, music from the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series, visual art and interactive experiences.

January 12, 2024

Good-To-Go Days And All Day Parking Hopping Is Back!



Have a ticket with Park Hopper benefits or an Annual Pass? If so, you can visit another theme park ANY TIME OF DAY during park hours (subject to capacity limitations) beginning January 9. Start your morning watching the sun rise over the savannah at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, then head on over to EPCOT to lunch around the world. In 2024, resolve to be more spontaneous with “good-to-go” days for Annual Passholders -who may enter the theme parks without needing a reservation (blockout dates will continue to apply like they do today) ! 

REMEMBER: Guests who purchase date-based tickets, the standard Disney theme park tickets, no longer need to make theme park reservations! 

Details & Discussion
 

January 10, 2024

New Details About Country Bear Musical Jamboree



Get ready to knee slap and toe-tap to a little country twang this summer! If you’ve been too busy trottin’ through the wild west and have missed the news, the Country Bears are getting ready to put on a new show that pays homage to the Opry-style shows of Nashville. While the Country Bear Musical Jamboree will include easter eggs from the beginning to the end including a familiar tune fans may remember, the bears will sing new, reinterpreted Disney tunes in different genres of country music – like bluegrass, pop-country, Americana, rockabilly and other styles.

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December 19, 2023

New “The Little Mermaid” Show Coming To Disney’s Hollywood Studios



“The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure,” a fully reimagined theatrical production inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic “The Little Mermaid,” will debut in the newly refreshed Animation Courtyard theater in fall 2024.

Details & Discussion
 

November 15, 2023

INTERCOT Insider Disney Podcast - Episode 164: We Need More Characters Again

INTERCOT Disney Podcast

We're back after a bit of a hiatus and celebrating 26 years online.  Life got busy.  In this episode we talk about the new website debuting early 2025.  EPCOT is getting ready to debut its new look. Carolyn gets promoted! JT from Retro WDW joins us and we discuss the Marathon we both completed and a funny moment.  Candlelight Processional is around the corner. Is a new imagination ride ahead?

Details & Discussion
 

September 11, 2023


A Nation & The World Remembers & Reflects - 23 Years Later

Remember 9/11 2001

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering and reflecting on all those who perished 22 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 - 9/11/23.

September 10, 2023

INTERCOT Insider Disney Podcast - Episode 163: Destination D23

Disney Podcast

In this episode, John, Carolyn, Ian and Sam review the announcements from Destination D23 - and there's a lot to cover. From the reimagination of Test Track, Journey of Water and Figment at EPCOT, to a new pirates lounge and revised Country Bears at the Magic Kingdom, to a Tropical America's replacing Dinoland with Indy and Encanto and much more!

Details & Discussion

July 27-Aug 4, 2023

2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Coverage All Week!

2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

We're back from the Media Preview of the 2023 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival all will be sharing great photos, videos and reviews all week long via our social media channels.  Head on over to Facebook or YouTube to take a look at a weeks worth of "John Tries" videos with guests from Sam's Disney Diary and The Disney Nerds Podcast! 

July 19, 2023

Disney Eats: Foodie Guide to DOLE Whip Day!

Dole Whip Day 2023

Can you feel the tropical vibes? You should because DOLE Whip Day is just a few short days away! This year, we are thrilled to be celebrating the third annual DOLE Whip Day on July 20 and running through July 23. Few items are more iconic than this sweet treat. It spans across various Disney Parks and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, and even on the high seas aboard Disney Cruise Line!

Details & Discussion

July 4, 2023

Happy Independence Day America!

Happy Independence Day from Disney World

In 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 247th 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.

June 15, 2023

Celebrate the Season in Style With a New Nighttime Holiday Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

JollyWood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

It’s a holiday vibe like you’ve never felt before. Sights of sparkling décor, sounds of modern beats over classic holiday songs, tastes of craft cocktails and decadent dishes. It’s nostalgic and it’s glitz and glam galore. This is Disney Jollywood Nights – a new, separately ticketed event from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on 10 select nights Nov. 11-Dec. 20, 2023.

Details & Discussion

May 18, 2023

Disney World’s costly Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser to close in late September

Galactic Starcruiser Closing

Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-day hotel experience, is closing and will make its final voyage this September after being open for only more than a year. The experience blends elements of the company’s resorts, cruise lines and theme parks into a 48-hour romp in space. First teased during Disney’s D23 Expo in 2019, the Galactic Starcruiser, located near the company’s Orlando, Florida-based Disney World Resort opened in March 2022.

Details & Discussion

May 11, 2023

Eat to the Beat Concert Series Returns

Food and Wine Festival 2023

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare is bringing the heat to the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE starting July 27. We have a first look at the lineup of artists bringing sizzling sounds to the America Gardens Theatre! Fan-favorites like Sheila E. and Hanson are ready to serve up hits once again while festival newcomers Orianthi, Phillip Phillips, The Bacon Brothers, We The Kings and more bring new flavor to this year’s menu of talent.

Details & Discussion

May 8, 2023

5 Updates Coming to Walt Disney World!

5 Updates Coming to Walt Disney World

5 Updates Coming to Walt Disney World including... removing theme park reservations for date-based tickets (Jan 2024), "good to go" days for AP holders (2024), the return of Disney Dining Plans (Jan 2024), extended time for Disney Resort guests continues & simplifying of the Genie+ experience (info to come later).

Details & Discussion

April 6, 2023

Annual Passes Returning for Everyone!

Annual Passes Return to Disney World

New sales of the Disney Incredi-Pass, Disney Sorcerer Pass and Disney Pirate Pass will resume and can be purchased online beginning on April 20! Please know, as we look to provide a great experience for our Passholders, the quantity of passes will be limited and passes, or a pass type, may become unavailable for purchase at any time.* For eligible DVC Members, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase the DVC Disney Sorcerer Pass online beginning April 13 as part of your Membership Magic benefits.**

Details & Discussion

March 22, 2023

Look at Two Cancelled EPCOT Projects

Mary Poppins Attraction at EPCOT

A recently published public portfolio of work by former Imagineer Damon Pressman has given a glimpse into two cancelled EPCOT projects including the former Innoventions Plaza and Mary Poppins attraction.

Details & Discussion

February 20, 2023

It's End of The Trail for Trail's End

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It's the end of the trail for a long time dining staple at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Internal operational calendars have recently been updated to indicate that Trail's End restaurant will permanently cease operations on April 17, 2023. It has been internally announced that the location will be replaced by a new "marketplace concept with expanded quick service options" opening in Late 2023.

Details & Discussion

January 24, 2023

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast: Episode 156 - Where's the Bananas?

It's Episode 156 where we cover the loss of Splash Mountain, Canada's trip to Disneyland, John's running his first marathon at Disney, Tron and More! For those who prefer the audio only version, download on your favorite podcast app or listen via the link below.  Theres more than 10 years of episodes archived!

Current Podcast & Past Archive

January 10, 2023

Tron Gets Opening Date, Free Self Parking Returning to Resorts & More

tron opens april 4 2023

Tron Lightcycle/Run officially has an opening date of April 4 according to information released today. This project - long under construction - will finally be finished and passholder/dvc previews are expected ahead of the grand opening.  Also today, Disney announced the return of complimentary self parking for resort guests, relaxed passholder park reservation rules and photo downloads that are now included with Genie+.  For all the details, head on over to our discussion boards...

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November 20, 2022

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Chapek Out - Iger In Via Stunning Shakeup

Bob Iger, one of the most successful CEOs in the history of The Walt Disney Company, is returning to once again run the media empire. It’s a shocking development at Hollywood’s biggest company.Bob Chapek, who replaced Iger in 2020 as CEO, is stepping down immediately.

“We thank Bob Chapek for his service to Disney over his long career, including navigating the company through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic,” Susan Arnold, Chairman of the Board for Disney, said in a statement on Sunday night. “The Board has concluded that as Disney embarks on an increasingly complex period of industry transformation, Bob Iger is uniquely situated to lead the Company through this pivotal period.”

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October 14-17, 2022

INTERCOT 25 is in the Books

Planet Hollywood Tickets

Thanks to all those who attended from the 14th-17th of October at the Walt Disney World Resort for INTECOT's 25th Birthday Celebration. The highlight of the weekend was our private event at Planet Hollywood at Stargazers Lounge!

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October 1, 2022

EPCOT Turns 40!

EPCOT40

Opening Day was October 1, 1982, and while we weren't there for the ceremonies, we did manage to visit for the first time that opening year and vividly recall reading page for page about the new park and its attractions in Birnbaum's Guide to Walt Disney World.  It goes without saying, that this park (once it added Horizons later) would never be topped.  The scale and ambition of it all, combined with the forward looking eye to the future set the bar for us and many Disney fans.  Now 40 years later, we look with careful eye to the redevelopment of EPCOT and hope some of the magic that once made the park special returns.

Happy 40th Birthday EPCOT! - Read More

September 11, 2022


A Nation & The World Remembers & Reflects - 21 Years Later

Remember 9/11 2001

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering and reflecting on all those who perished 21 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 - 9/11/22.

August 22, 2022

Celebrate Disney+ Day Coming to Disney Parks on Sept. 8

Disney+ Day September 8 

On September 8 only, guests staying in Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort Hotels will have the opportunity to enter 60 minutes before regular park open at any Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks as part of the Disney+ Day Celebration. To capture the memories of this special day, subscribers can also enjoy complimentary Disney PhotoPass photo downloads at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disneyland theme parks and special Disney PhotoPass Lenses for the day. More special in-park Disney+ Day fun in planned...

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July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day America!

Happy Independence Day from Disney World

In 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 246th 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 1, 2022

The Princess and the Frog: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Coming in 2024

Princess and the Frog

Today, Disney Parks announced the name and launch date of the new attraction inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film The Princess and the Frog: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The attraction will feature an all-new adventure immersing Disney Parks guests in a reimagined version of Princess Tiana’s world. Beginning in 2024, guests at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland Park in California will have the opportunity to experience the magic, inspired by the rich culture, art and history of the New Orleans community.

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June 10, 2022

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast
Episode 150 - Change Trays

The Podcast crew is back and talking the grand opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, MinnieVans, MagicBand+, Froot Loop Shakes, chages to Genie+ and a whole lot more.  Kick off your weekend fun and download now via your favorite streaming platform!

Current Podcast & Past Podcast Archive

April 28, 2022

The Return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party !

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The event returns on 37 select nights Aug. 12 through Oct. 31, 2022 from 7pm to midnight. As part of the event, guests can look forward to event-exclusive entertainment, notorious Disney villains and the Haunted Mansion graveyard gravediggers. 

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