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July 19, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 65: Live From the Tri-State Area

Summer is in full swing but somehow, we're feeling Frozen.  But the real news on this episode is Harry Potter and his pals at Universal.  From there, we discuss Frozen, both in the parks and at Pointe Orlando, our car trips, preferences in hotel and along the way, offend most states and a few countries.  There's also a couple great INTERCOT Consulting(TM) moments and we introduce the new song from Shane Gamble heading to radio in August - "Beautiful Work" which John worked on as an executive video producer.  It's off topic, it's crazy and it's a lot of fun... the latest episode of the INTERCOT Insider Podcast is ready to roll!

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July 8, 2014

2014 Epcot Candlelight Processional Packages On Sale Now!

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages, available on select days, start at $35 for lunch and $50 for dinner for adults, include a delicious meal at an Epcot restaurant and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Note: Availability is limited. Guests can call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or book online at www.disneyworld.com/holidays.

Details & Discussion Here

July 4, 2014


Happy Birthday America!

happy independence dayIn 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 238th 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 27, 2014

Frozen Experiences Coming This Summer to Disney's Hollywood Studios

This summer the world of Disney’s instant classic “Frozen,” takes center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, coming to life like never before in a full range of all-new, immersive experiences through the park.

From July 5-Sept 1, 2014, park guests can enjoy “Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios” daily. And, most activities are included in regular theme park admission.

Details & Discussion Here

June 7, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 64: Fonz Solo

Ian is a crabby, crabby man - we'll just get that out of the way.  In this episode, we talk International Bitterness Units, Mel's last trip, Magic Bands, Gaston, Beer Adventures in Epcot, Mickey's Sink Pants and the Eat to the Beat concert series - so you know there will be singing. Grab a cold beverage and chill with us on this very special episode of the INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast!

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June 6, 2014

"Villains Unleashed" Event Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios August 23

For one night, and one night only, over 50 Disney Villains will invade Disney's Hollywood Studios, and you can be there for all the Villainy fun! Unique shows, special food and merchandise offerings, and a brand new fireworks spectacular will be featured. Tickets for the August 23rd event are on sale now for DVC members and Annual Passholders, and sales open to the public on June 9th.

 Details and Discussion Here

May 28, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates the Official Opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the completion of New Fantasyland with the official opening today of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Phil Holmes, vice president of Magic Kingdom Park, welcomed park guests and community leaders to officially open the new attraction.

As the crowning jewel of New Fantasyland – the largest expansion in the history of Magic Kingdom – the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a rocking, rollicking family-style coaster that immerses guests in the lovable world of Sleepy, Doc, Grumpy, Bashful, Sneezy, Happy and Dopey. Inspired by the classic Disney-animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the attraction sends riders on a playful musical adventure into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.”

May 25, 2014

Star Wars runDisney Event on the Horizon?

runDisney is teasing a long rumored Star Wars event in this just released video with a message from Darth Vader. The short message says "You've only begun to discover your power," and introduces the hashtag #LetTheWookieeWin. Where and when with this race event take place? Let the speculation begin!

May 25, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 63: Numbers With Ian

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train press event is over and we're back to report on the goings on and what John thinks after having ridden on the new attraction. We also talk about the new daytime parade, special events, Alan Parsons Live Project and more.  Plus Michael is back! 

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May 23, 2014

24 Hour Rock Your Disney Side Event Happens This Friday & Saturday!

Rock Your Disney SideIt’s almost here! Magic Kingdom Park is going to stay open from 6 a.m. Friday, May 23, until 6 a.m. Saturday, May 24, so you can Rock Your Disney Side for 24 straight hours! Throughout this mega Disney day, all your usual favorite characters and shows will be available, and we’ve also planned some special entertainment experiences for you

Details and Discussion Here

May 10, 2014

2014 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series Lineup Announced
 
Walt Disney World has announced the lineup for the popular 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series, which takes place annually during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Along with returning favorites Boyz II Men and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, new acts include Fuel, Jo Dee Messina and Los Lonely Boys. The festival has added an additional two weeks this year, and runs from September 9-November 14.

Full List and Discussion Here

May 9, 2014

4 Parks - 1 World - 1 Day - Follow Christine

Our own Christine Warner has accepted the challenge and will be tackling 4 Parks in 1 Day beginning tonight at 6pm.  You can follow along with her on any one of our social media outlets and request she take photos or video of something in the park. Plus, if you are in the parks and spot her, she'll be giving away Blinky Bracelets while supplies last - and who doesn't love free stuff!

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May 7, 2014

WDW Free Dining Available For Select Fall Dates

Get a free dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 6-night/7-day Magic Your Way package (includes room and theme park tickets) at select Disney Resort hotels this fall. This package can be booked through August 8, 2014. Contact INTERCOT sponsor Magical Journeys today!
 
Offer Details and Discussion Here

Polynesian Resort Changing Name - Undergoing Complete Re-Imagining


New Polynesian Village Resort Signage

One of the most iconic Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, will undergo a complete re-imagining! The sweeping renovation includes a new food & beverage experience – Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – a new lobby, and the resort hotel is returning to its original, 1971 opening day name: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.


New Polynesian Village Lobby

Polynesian Village Resort Details & Discussion Here

May 5, 2014

2014 Holiday Party Tickets On Sale Now!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party" and "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" dates have been released. These are hard ticket events. Guests must purchase separate admission to attend. Walt Disney World limits the number of tickets sold in order to keep the crowds down and many dates sell out in advance. Purchase tickets by calling (407) W-DISNEY. Tickets on sale now.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 2014
October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 2014

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
November: 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30, 2014
December: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 2014

Details & Discussion Here

May 2, 2014

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Dedication

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs joined Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on stage for the dedication. The attraction will officially open to guests on May 28.

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Around Our World Press Event

As part of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Press Event - Disney held a look at the current state of Walt Disney World and coming attractions called "Around Our World". This is the presentation in it's entirety.

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Harambe Nights Comes to Animal Kingdom

Celebrate world-class theatrical entertainment alongside a sophisticated culinary experience as you immerse yourself in the story of The Lion King like never before. Voyage into Harambe Village for a roaring summer celebration featuring the grandest tales and tastes of Africa. Every Saturday, from June 7 to August 9, 2014, pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of Disney’s The Lion King at an all-inclusive extravaganza inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

Full Article and Discussion

May 1, 2014

Ride Along on the New Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster with John - Opening Date Announced!

As part of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Press Event, INTERCOT's big cheese John got to be among the first to try out the new ride and Disney was kind enough to film it.  See this and other video's on our YouTube channel. The “crowning jewel” of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park will officially open on May 28, 2014.

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April 29, 2014

INTERCOT Live from Mine Train Press Event This Wednesday thru Friday!
 
This Wednesday thru Friday, INTERCOT will be attending the Press Event being held at Walt Disney World and will be live tweeting to our twitter account and posting on our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow all the latest developments as we discover the latest addition to Fantasyland and what's coming to the Walt Disney Resort!

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INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 62: Once Upon A Vine at Bardwalk

Gary's back after a long hiatus and things get downright silly.  Learn all about Bardwalk, a new Shakespeare theme park coming to a state near you.  We also talk FastPass+, Mine Train, Konami Code, #runICOT and more. There's plenty of singing (maybe too much) and even whistling on this - the latest episode of the INTERCOT Insider Live!

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April 25, 2014

Anticipated FastPass+ Enhancements Go Into Effect Monday, April 28
 
The much anticipated enhancements to the Walt Disney World FastPass+ system will be available starting Monday, April 28th. Guests will now be able to make additional FP+ selections after their original 3 are used, and also guests with park hopping privileges will be able to make their selections at another park. The additional FP+ must be obtained at an in park kiosk. This is welcome news for guests planning an upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.

Details and Discussion Here

April 22, 2014

Marathon Weekend Registration Official Opens at Noon Today! Join #runICOT and #cheerICOT

From Wednesday January 7th thru Sunday January 11th, the INTERCOT community will gather at Walt Disney World's Marathon Weekend. You don't have to be a runner to join in all the fun that comes along with an INTERCOT meet, but you can help us raise money for a good cause: THYCA, The Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association. 

Marathon Weekend registration opens to the general public at noon today. More details are available on the official RunDisney website.

INTERCOT's plans for the weekend meet and apparel wise are just starting to come together - but rest assured, you will be running and cheering with many of your friends from INTERCOT!

#runICOT and #cheerICOT Marathon Weekend Details Here
#runICOT Discussion Forum Here

April 11, 2014

First Look: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Animatronics

Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, spoke at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. During the presentation he unveiled a video that offered the first look at some of the amazing new characters who will be part of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. These are some of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figures Walt Disney Imagineering has ever created.

April 2, 2014

Positive Changes Coming to FastPass+ Program

Per an announcement via the Disney Parks Blog this morning, plans are in motion to enhance the FP+ experience at Walt Disney World. Currently guests can reserve up to 3 fastpasses in a single park per day. But in the future, Disney says guests will be able to secure more once the initial 3 are used, and they will be available if guests wish to park hop. This is positive news in the ever evolving program.

More Details and Discussion Here

April 1, 2014

Swan and Dolphin Go Blue For Autism

On April 2, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will join other iconic buildings around the world by lighting up blue to bring awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Day. In addition, Todd English's Blue Zoo, located at the Dolphin, has created a specialty blue cocktail, with proceeds from the drink going to a local Orlando school for autism.
 
 More Details and Discussion Here

March 30, 2014

Parking Fees Increase at Walt Disney World
 
As of today, parking fees for autos, taxis, motorcycles and limos are $17, camper, trailer or RV, $18, and bus or tractor trailer, $21. Parking remains complimentary for Disney resort guests and most annual passholders, as per their benefits. Valet parking is now $20.

 Discussion Here

'Night of Joy' Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Disney's 'Night of Joy', a hard ticket event held at the Magic Kingdom highlighting the top names in Christian music. This year's event will be held September 5-6, and will feature such top selling Christian acts such as Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Mandisa and Israel and New Breed. Check out NightofJoy.com for details on the event.

Discussion Here

March 26, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 61: Give 'Em a ROY G BIV Pack

It's parade time with the new Festival of Fantasy and INTERCOT's Christine Warner was there live for the debut.  We also talk the Flower and Garden Festival opening, changes to the Hub in the Magic Kingdom, #runICOT events, Turkey Legs and Bubblegum - plus a whole lot more!

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March 19, 2014


MyMagic+ Now Available for Passholders

As a Disney Passholder, you now have access to MyMagic+! Your Walt Disney World visits can be more magical than ever—from reserving select attractions, shows and Character experiences in advance to entering the Theme Parks with your very own MagicBand.

Discussion Here

March 14, 2014


INTERCOT 2014 Bracketology Challenge - Prizes!

INTERCOT.com has put together our Bracketology Challenge again this year for the folks who visit the site and keep it going all year long. What's at stake? The three best bracketologists will receive INTERCOT T-shirts! Hey, we know it's not much but cut us a break, Free Stuff is Free Stuff - and it's all for bragging rights over your fellow INTERCOTees anyway! Be sure to fill things out before the first round game tips Thursday March 20!

Entry Details & Discussion Here

Anna & Elsa from 'Frozen' Move To Magic Kingdom

Yes, they are saying "Let It Go!" to Norway and moving to the Magic Kingdom! Disney Parks Blog announced today that the very popular Anna and Elsa meet 'n greet will soon move to Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom. The sisters will begin meeting at their new location on Sunday, April 20th, alongside some of their fellow Royals. Fastpass+ will be available for this experience.

 Discussion Here

March 13, 2014


New Nighttime Illuminations Party At Epcot

Now guests can end a perfect Epcot day with sweets, sparkling wines and fireworks at the newly announced Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party. Taking place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Epcot Showcase Plaza, guests will have the opportunity to partake from the best desserts and wines the international pavilions have to offer, with an amazing view of the ever popular Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.

 Details and Discussion Here

March 12, 2014


Park Calendar Released Through September 2014

The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for September 2014. For guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the Park Hours and Events pages to assist in planning your trip. Remember, all times and schedules are subject to change, so check back often.

March 10, 2014

Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts - Full Video

This is the debut performance of the new Magic Kingdom afternoon parade, Festival of Fantasy. Shot on March 9, 2014, in Frontierland, we got the first glimpses of the magnificent, colorful floats, characters and performers as they made their way towards Main Street. Catch the parade every day at 3pm at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.

 Photos & Details Here

March 9, 2014

Festival of Fantasy Debuts Today at Magic Kingdom

The much anticipated new parade, Disney Festival of Fantasy, debuts today in Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. Seven units with nine different floats will celebrate the new Fantasyland. Vibrant costumes, new music and choreography, and beautiful floats will represent both Disney and Pixar favorites. Follow along with INTERCOT's Twitter and Facebook accounts, as we'll be there to bring it to you live!
March 8, 2014

Media Day At The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Follow along with INTERCOT's Twitter account today as we bring you the flowers, food and music from the 21st Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Drool as we highlight the offerings from the Outdoor Kitchens, and rock along with The Guess Who, all with the gorgeous background of Disney inspired flowers and topiaries.

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March 6, 2014

2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Officially Open

The annual Epcot Flower & Garden Festival has returned, with returning topiary favorites and the debut of the Muppets, inspired by Disney's new movie 'Muppets Most Wanted.' Also this year, enjoy 'spring inspired' menus from the Outdoor Kitchens, and enjoy music at the American Gardens during the weekend Flower Power Concerts. The festival runs this year through May 18th.

 Photos and Discussion Here

March 4, 2014

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Registration Opens Today

Today is the day to get signed up to runDisney - Wine & Dine style! Registration for the 2014 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Races opens today at noon EST. This event takes place during the last weekend (Nov. 7-8) of the popular Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

 Details and Discussion Here

February 28, 2014

Enhancements Coming To Magic Kingdom's Central Plaza & Hub Area

In an effort to ease congestion around the popular Hub/Central Plaza of the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World has announced many 'enhancements' for the area. Additional pathways, special fireworks viewing areas, sculpted gardens and expanded restaurant seating are just a few of the elements being added to create a more enjoyable experience for the guest. Work has already begun and will be complete in 2015. 

 Discussion Here

February 25, 2014

Imagineering Shares Onboard Video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

During a live chat with the Disney Parks Blog, Walt Disney Imagineering released a new video of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park. The video shows a side by side comparison of actual onboard footage and early CGI footage. The attraction is set to open this spring.

Discussion Here

February 23, 2014


Ticket Price Increase Takes Effect Today

Beginning today, Walt Disney World will increase the base price of a one-day, one-park ticket to $99 for Magic Kingdom admission and $94 for Epcot,, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studio. Multi-day ticket packages also increase though at a lesser amount. Park Hopper add-on options increased to $60, up from $59. Water Park Fun & More add-ons are also now $60 per pass. In addition, many of the park's other tickets have received a rise in cost, including Annual Passes. Ticket prices last increased on June 2, 2013. All price changes are effective, February 23, 2014.

Discussion Here

February 21, 2014

Star Wars Weekend Dates Released. A 5th Weekend and Fireworks Added to the Festivities for 2014!

Once again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine for the family-friendly fan-fest, scheduled for five consecutive weekends, beginning May 16 and running through June 15, 2014, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This year weekend event will include a fireworks show featuring Star Wars music each evening, as well as special parades, trivia games, meet-and-greet sessions, characters and special themed activities. In addition it was announced, James Arnold Taylor will return as the event’s official celebrity host. Taylor is the voice of hundreds of animated characters and a fan favorite. The weekend festivities take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are included with regular theme park admission.

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February 18, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 60: The Trash Can Said Talk To My Agent

It's Episode 60 and we're celebrating with a special in studio guest, recording artist Shane Gamble who performs his hit "Turn My Way" along with a song from his new CD, "Love is Beautiful Work."  We also discuss the upcoming Media Preview Event, Push the trash can, Flower and Garden Festival, Jammin' Jungle Parade and queue wait times of longer than 30 minutes.  Grab your headphones and crank it up for this musical edition of the INTERCOT Insider!

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February 17, 2014

Epcot's Food & Wine Festival Adding An Extra Week in 2014

The 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will go a record 53 days this fall, running from September 19-November 10. Guests can sample amazing food and drinks at nearly 30 international marketplaces situated around World Showcase, There will also be culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars and the ever popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series in American Gardens.

Discussion Here


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