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May 18, 2023
Disney World’s costly Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser to
close in late September
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.
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.
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).
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.**
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.
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.
Insider Live Disney Podcast: Episode 156 - Where's the
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!
Tron Gets Opening Date, Free Self Parking Returning to
Resorts & More
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
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.”
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!
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.
Nation & The World Remembers & Reflects - 21 Years Later
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
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 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
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.
INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast Episode 150 - Change
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!
The Return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party !
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.