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INTERCOT > News > October 2000

News Archive - October 2000

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Promises Fright-Free Fun
Magic Kingdom guests can join Mickey and his pals for a far-from-frightening good time at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Oct. 27, 29 and 31. Guests are invited to dress in costumes and trick-or-treat through the park from 7 p.m. to midnight each evening.  Live music and storytelling, and a fireworks spectacular will also be featured.  Advance tickets are $23.95 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up and $19.95 plus tax for ages 3-9. Tickets at the gate are $25.95 plus tax ($21.95 plus tax for ages 3-9) based on availability.
-Oct 18

Downtown Disney's Pleasure Island To Hold Halloween Bash
Pleasure Island will host a Halloween party Oct. 31 for guests searching for sounds that rock, groove and go bump in the night.  Guests also can compete for prizes during the Halloween costume contest starting at 9 p.m.  The Halloween party is included with regular Pleasure Island admission of $18.86 plus tax.
-Oct 18

November Magic Kingdom E-Ride Nights Announced
Disney has officially announced its E-Ride schedule.  Nov. 2,6,9,13,17- 7pm to 10pm and Nov. 20 & 22 9pm to 12pm.  E-Ride Nights are an exclusive "private party" in the Magic Kingdom for a limited number of Walt Disney World Resort Guests. -Oct 13
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INTERCOT Celebrates Three Years Online!
As part of our Birthday Celebration, and as a way of saying thank you for three great years as the Internet's Premier Disney World Information Site, we're giving some prizes away and making it east to WIN!  Your entry is just a post on our discussion boards away! -Oct 12
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Is The Beastly Kingdom Dead?
Is Beastly Kingdom ever going to get built? Maybe not, according to Disney Imagineers. Last week as Disney announced two new rides, Joe Rohde, one of the top Imagineers, questioned whether the planned thrill ride portion of Animal Kingdom would make it off the drawing board. -Oct 10
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Polynesian PoolPolynesian Gets New Pool
According to INTERCOT's sources at the hotel, the pool was one of the largest negatives on guest satisfaction surveys.  People argued... that for a high-end resort, the pool was rather small compared to other Deluxe Resorts on property.  Disney has listened and the Polynesian Resort pool was officially closed last week to make way for a new pool featuring a volcano slide, clear view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and larger pool deck area.  While under rehab, guest can use the Polynesian's other pool or those at the other Deluxe Resorts. -Oct 8
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Chester & Hesters DinoramaDisney Announces New Rides For Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom will include new rides set to open in 2001 and 2002. Imagineers announced a new dinosaur-themed "fun fair" called "Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama at the Animal Kingdom's Dinoland U.S.A. section. The new "mini-land," will feature Primeval Whirl, a family-style roller coaster that creates rider-controlled, spinning "time machines," which transport riders through curves, short drops and the jaws of a dinosaur skeleton. The opening date is spring 2002. Triceratop Spin, a children's ride takes guests on an up-down-and-around ride in four-passenger vehicles that move around a giant spinning toy top that opens to reveal a dinosaur. The ride is set to open next year. Also featured are a The two-acre area also will have carnival-style midway arcade games and a 50-foot-tall "concreteasaurus." -Oct 2
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Fifth Annual Super Soap Weekend
The fifth annual ABC Super Soap Weekend at the Disney-MGM Studios will be held Nov. 11-12, 2000, at the Walt Disney World Resort. “All My Children” star Susan Lucci will headline an outstanding lineup of over 30 stars from the ABC Daytime dramas, at Disney-MGM Studios.
-Oct 3
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Magic Carpets of Aladdin To Open Next Summer!
Disney's Adventureland area at the Magic Kingdom will get a facelift and be home to the new Aladdin ride and Agrabah Bazaar. Aladdin's ride will take guests on a magic-carpet ride next summer. Sixteen four-person "carpets" circle a giant Genie's bottle, while water-spewing camels spit at airborne guests. -Oct 2
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