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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.

January 21, 2014

Starbucks Disney Park Mugs Coming!

The Starbucks mugs are finally arriving in Disney Starbucks stores in late January. Available mugs include: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disneyland, California Adventure. You will not be able to purchase all the mugs in any given Starbucks store... each mug is only available in it's respective park. Also available will be 24 oz acrylic tumblers hot and cold, featuring the co-branding of Starbucks and Disney. The 12 oz ceramic travel mugs will follow shortly after. Enjoy!

Details & Discussion

January 18, 2014

Flower Power Concert Series is Now "Garden Rocks"!

Eleven pop bands with hits spanning several decades will play the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 22nd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4-May 17, 2015. The Garden Rocks Concert Series debuts in 2015 to span a broader range of decades and popular artists. Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission.

Full Line Up and Discussion

We Need Your Help!

A $10 Donation Helps Us Fight Thyroid Cancer!

This year as in the past, INTERCOT is participating in Walt Disney's World's Marathon Weekend January 7-11 as a huge group. We call it #runICOT and we're running with a purpose - to help fight Thyroid Cancer and raise awareness/funds. INTERCOT is asking you to donate $10 and you'll receive a #runICOT Awareness band or you can buy T-shirts in Thyroid Cancer awareness colors.  All proceeds go to benefit ThyCa - The Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association.

Donate $10 for Awareness Band
#runICOT Marathon Weekend Details & T-shirts

Details and Discussion on the INTERCOT Boards

December 25, 2014

Spring Walt Disney World Room Only Offer!

Save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when you book between Dec. 29, 2014 and Feb. 16, 2015 for stays most nights March 2-June 15, 2015. Or, you can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when they book between Feb. 17-March 28, 2015 for stays most nights March 2-June 15, 2015. Great rates are also available for stays most nights Feb. 22-March 1, 2015. As a bonus, you can receive also 1 more ticket day FREE when they upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Ticket. Contact INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency - Magical Journeys today to book your vacation!

Details & Discussion

December 25, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 72: From Grandy to Grande

Merry Christmas - it's the Happy Holiday edition of the INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast.  Inside we discover what's going on for the holidays in the parks, demonstrate our complete lack of knowledge on current pop culture, John does multiple impressions, and find out it's just like the slogan when Christine "Loves New York." Grab an eggnog or turkey sandwich and join us for our latest fun filled production.

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December 24, 2014

From All of Us to All of You!

The staff of INTERCOT would like to take a moment to wish the best to you and yours this Christmas and Holiday Season. May your New Year be a happy and healthy one filled with Disney Dreams! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and every one of you for making INTERCOT among the most visited Disney Vacation Planning Sites on the Internet.

December 16, 2014

Trattoria al Forno Now Open at Disney's BoardWalk Resort

Trattoria al Forno, a new casual Italian restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, is now open. From tempting regional specialties to crowd-pleasing classics, this new Walt Disney World® Resort restaurant offers diners an authentic taste of Italy. Showcasing traditional techniques, Trattoria al Forno celebrates the diversity of Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes hailing from all over “The Boot,” from Milan to Rome. The restaurant is open 7:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. for breakfast, 5-10 p.m. for dinner and accepts the Disney Dining Plan.

Details & Discussion Here

December 16, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 71: Gary, Ian, Where Are You?

It's John and the Ladies as we try to talk new show elements on Disneyland's Alice In Wonderland, Mini Monorails, Lack of Cupcakes, Cherry Churros, Krazy Kirk, The Sorcerer's Hat, Olaf, the overselling of Holiday Parties, #runICOT, New York and much more.

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December 8, 2014

Two Popular Quick Service Locations at Animal Kingdom Planned For Refurbishment in 2015

Flame Tree Barbecue is planned to be closed for refurbishment from January 5 through Early April 2015. The multi-month refurbishment will reportedly expand the location’s covered areas including seating, walkways, and ordering queue.  Additionally, a new table service location is planned to be adjoined to the Pizzafari quick service location. A partitioned refurbishment will reportedly allow the quick service location to operate during the renovations. The new table service location is slated to open in Early 2015.

Discussion & Details

November 27, 2014

Turner Classic Movies to Sponsor Disney's Hollywood Studio's Great Movie Ride

Disney and Turner Classic Movie Channel are teaming up to produce a new Great Movie Ride experience. No interior scenes will change at this time, but instead what visitors see as they wait for the ride and watch as part of the finale will change under the guidance of TCM, playing on its reputation as an expert in classic films. In return TCM will receive the "Presented By" banners, displays, etc. within the Disney Studios theme park.

More Information & Discussion Here
Turner Classic Movies Press Release/Site

November 25, 2014

New Queue Opens at Peter Pan's Flight

Disney opened the new queue for Peter Pan's Flight in the Magic Kingdom this Saturday & Christine was there to document the changes.  Read her description of what's new and see pictures on the INTERCOT Boards!

Pictures & Discussion Here

November 13, 2014

Fresh Flavors, Gardens, Music and Fun on Tap at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Spring 2015 will bloom with a fresh take on lush gardens, inspired flavors and lively entertainment during the 75-day Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4-May 17 at Walt Disney World Resort. New Disney character topiaries, including a nod to the blockbuster animated film, "Frozen," will offer colorful selfie and family photo ops.

Details and Discussion Here

November 2, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 70: The Bathroom Button

John is in heaven as we interview Disney Expedition developer Shawn Kendrot and discover the Bathroom Button - pure genius.  We also talk about the overbooking of special events, Toy Story Mania's experiment with no standby line, the new Lumberjack show in Canada, improvements to Soarin', Maelstrom making way for Frozen, Octopus Burgers and more.

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'Erin McKenna's Bakery Valentine' Planned for Disney Springs

Babycakes NYC is planning a 'quick service bakery' location for Disney Springs, under the name of 'Erin McKenna's Bakery Valentine.' The exact location of the bakery has yet to be determined. Babycakes NYC closed their previous Marketplace location in March to make way for the Disney Springs construction project. 

Details and Discussion Here

November 1, 2014

November Fort Wilderness 'Campfire Sing-A-Long' Movie Schedule

Be sure to include an evening at the campfire in your busy Disney World vacation schedule. It's a great way to relax and have fun after a hectic day in the parks. Roast some marshmallows, sing Disney songs, enjoy a visit with our nutty friends, Chip & Dale, and watch a great Disney movie. November evenings will be pleasant, but cool enough to require a sweater or light jacket. Campfire lighting will be at 6:30, sing-a-long at 7:00, and the movie starts at about 7:40.

Full Schedule and Discussion Here

October 30, 2014

Enhancements Coming To PhotoPass Service

All Guests wearing active MagicBands will now have their attraction photos automatically associated to their My Disney Experience accounts. All unexpired photos are visible, so attraction photos taken within the previous 45 days will be included.  In addition, Guests without MagicBands can now associate attraction photos with RF-enabled media (e.g., park ticket, Memory Maker card) via new touch points at the photo preview walls. Guests can also now see videos in their accounts that previously only Memory Maker Guests could access. All Guests wearing active MagicBands will have attraction videos automatically associated to their accounts. More details on the changes can be found in the link below...

Details and Discussion Here

October 28, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Two New Dining Experiences for Disney Springs

Two new restaurants have been announced for the re-imagined Downtown Disney area, Disney Springs. Chef Masaharu Morimoto is bringing pan-Asian dining to Morimoto Asia, and Schussler Creative is opening The BOATHOUSE, an upscale, waterfront dining experience. Both will be located The Landing, which is in the area previously occupied by Pleasure Island.

Details and Discussion Here

October 24, 2014

Sorcerer's Hat to be Removed From Disney's Hollywood Studios - Jack Sparrow Departing

INTERCOT's Sources are telling us that Disney will announce the removal of the Sorcerer's Hat from Disney's Hollywood Studios shortly.  The park icon (much like the wand over Epcot's Spaceship Earth) has been a source of minor controversy since it's introduction.  Purists argue that the Great Movie Ride was designed to be the "weenie" of the park while others point to the Earful Tower as the parks symbol.  In other news, the Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow is also mentioned to be closing next month.

Details and Discussion Here

October 17, 2014

'Big Hero 6' Meet & Greet Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Guests will soon be able to meet Hiro and his huggable robot buddy Baymax, the stars of the new Disney animated film 'Big Hero 6.' Hiro's workshop garage will be the setting for the newest character meet & greet, located inside The Magic Of Disney Animation at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Wreck-It-Ralph meet featuring Ralph and Vanellope will close to make way for the 'Big Hero 6' stars.

 Details and Discussion Here

October 8, 2014

Reserve a Fall Vacation to Orlando and Receive a FREE Night from All Star Vacation Homes! 

Plan an autumn vacation to Disney and save with the return of this special offer from All Star Vacation Homes. Stay 4 nights, receive 5th night FREE in any All Star home or condo in Orlando. Visit the All Star Website to learn more about this special and find the perfect vacation home. See website for eligible dates and details. Terms & Conditions and restrictions apply.

October 7, 2014

2015 Marathon Weekend Medals Revealed! Are YOU Ready to #runICOT and #cheerICOT? 

Check out the bling! The medals have been revealed, and our plans for '#runICOT and #cheerICOT 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend' are coming together. This year we are running and cheering for a cause - THYCA, the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, Inc.! So check out our itinerary and stay tuned for details on new exclusive shirts. You don't have to be a runner to participate, and it's sure to be a magical weekend for all INTERCOTees!  

#runICOT Marathon Weekend Event Details Here
More Details & Discussion Here

October 6, 2014

Stay, Play and Dine Is Back!

Disney has released a spring Stay, Play and Dine offer! It can be booked for arrivals most nights January 5 - March 7, 2015. This package requires a 3 night minimum stay and 2 day base tickets. The offer is open today to Chase Disney Visa cardholders, and will open to the public on October 9th. Contact INTERCOT sponsor Magical Journeys today for more information and to book your vacation!

 Details and Discussion Here

October 5, 2014

Farewell to Maelstrom, Epcot Attraction Closing Today After Sending Guests 'Back, Back Over the Falls' Since 1988

The last guests will 'pass this way' today, as the sentimental favorite is closing this evening to make way for a new Frozen attraction at the Norway Pavilion. Please share your memories as we discuss this Epcot treasure!   

 Discussion Here

October 3, 2014

Momento Mori, New Haunted Mansion Merchandise Shop, Opens at Magic Kingdom

The new Haunted Mansion gift shop, Momento Mori, has begun a preview period which is expected to run intermittently until the location's grand opening in mid October. One of the feature offerings is the opportunity to create your own 'changing portrait.'  This new retail location replaces Yankee Trader, and can be found just around the corner from the Haunted Mansion attraction in the Magic Kingdom.

Details and Discussion Here

October 2, 2014

Follow Along This Weekend.  All Resorts - One Day - LIVE Grand Social Media Tour!

Join INTERCOT's Christine Warner this Sunday for a Grand Tour of each Disney resort.  That's right, Christine is attempting to hit them all in one day. She'll "check-out" the value, moderate, deluxe resorts, as well as the campground. The fun starts at 10am, so make plans to "check-in" with us with your questions, requests and comments via the INTERCOT Boards, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

INTERCOT Boards - Get Your Requests In!

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October 2, 2014

October Fort Wilderness Campfire Sing-A-Long Movie Schedule

After a long day in the parks, head on over to Fort Wilderness Campground, grab some marshmallows, visit with Chip 'n Dale, and relax while enjoying a Disney movie with the family. This nightly event is free, and open to all Disney Resort guests. And for October, you're sure to see some classic Disney Halloween films on the list. But don't worry, they're not so scary!! 

Full Schedule & Discussion Here

Actors Jonathan Groff and Joe Morton Added to Epcot Candlelight Processional Lineup

Jonathan Groff (Kristof from 'Frozen') and Joe Morton ('Scandal') have been added to the list of celebrity narrators for the telling of the story of Christmas, held annually over the holidays in Epcot's American Gardens. Groff will appear December 3-4, and Morton will appear December 12-14. There are still two open dates with the narrator yet to be determined.  

Full Schedule & Discussion Here

October 1, 2014

Make Your Holidays Sparkle With This Disney's Hollywood Studios Frozen Holiday Premium Package

Offered November 7 – 19, November 21 – December 9 and December 11 – January 4, 2015, this package includes reserved seating for a performance of “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at the Premiere Theatre, and reserved Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights viewing and Frozen-themed dessert party (which will feature mini Anna cupcakes and mini Elsa cupcake, among other delicious treats) in the evening, and a holiday themed lithograph and “Frozen” pin.

More Details and Pricing Here

September 30, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 69: You Don't Ask Someone Else to Say Garwsh!

In the latest INTERCOT Insider Live (released today on National Podcast Day), we talk the conversion of the Maelstrom to a Frozen attraction and in the process figure out the perfect queue.  We also discuss old versions of attractions and their newer counterparts and try to decide, has it been done better before? Christine reviews the latest Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and says it's awesome and we all get geared up for #runICOT in January.  Join America's Barista - Gary O'Brien, grab a cup of Joe and listen to the latest episode today.  Oh, and tell a few friends about us while you're at it!

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September 22, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 68: Gary Sells Out

Carol tries to get past Windows update 23 of 24 so we can start the show - and she eventually does.  We discuss entertainment changes and Epcot in general, Marvel, Frozen, special edition MagicBands, Starbucks, drones in the parks and more.  Oh, and Gary completely sells out.  You have been warned... Episode 69 has already been recorded - so you better listen to this one quick! 

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September 22, 2014

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 68: Gary Sells Out

Carol tries to get past Windows update 23 of 24 so we can start the show - and she eventually does.  We discuss entertainment changes and Epcot in general, Marvel, Frozen, special edition MagicBands, Starbucks, drones in the parks and more.  Oh, and Gary completely sells out.  You have been warned... Episode 69 has already been recorded - so you better listen to this one quick! 

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September 20, 2014

4 Parks, 1 World, 1 Day is Back!

INTERCOT's Christine is once again taking on '4 Parks, 1 World, 1 Day' starting today at 1:00pm (EDT). First she'll be getting wild at Animal Kingdom, then spreading pixie dust at the Magic Kingdom, then onto Hollywood Studios to mingle with the stars, and finally a big finish at Epcot. Follow along on any of our social media outlets and be sure to let her know if there is something special you want to see!

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September 20, 2014

Studio Backlot Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios To Close Permanently

The last day of operation for this original Hollywood Studios attraction is September 27. No announcement has been made as to what will replace it, but Disney promises "new experiences" for this large area.  

Details & Discussion Here

September 19, 2014

First Look at PANDORA Jewelry Coming Exclusively to Disney Parks This Fall

Disney has released a few images of the much anticipated PANDORA and Disney collaboration coming to Disney Parks this fall. In all, there will be 16 exclusive designs for Disney Parks, which will be available at select retail locations throughout the Parks.

Details & Discussion Here

September 19, 2014

19th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Opens Today

It's time again to sample regional food, desserts, beer and wine at 25 marketplaces from around the globe. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens today and runs through November 10th. INTERCOT brought you a sneak peek last night via social media, and will continue to post updates throughout the Festival, so be sure to follow along.

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September 18, 2014

On Ride Video & Photos Debut Today on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Attraction

Guests with a linked Memory Maker account and an active Magic Band will now have on board video and pictures from their Seven Dwarfs Mine Train experience loaded automatically onto My Disney Experience. This is the second WDW attraction to offer this feature after Hollywood Studios Tower of Terror.

Details & Discussion Here

September 17, 2014

Dooney & Bourke Food & Wine Festival Bags Coming Exclusively to Epcot

Chef Mickey makes his Disney Dooney & Bourke debut on this new line of bags coming to Epcot September 29. The colorful pattern will be available in four styles, and can only be purchased at the Festival Center, located at the old Wonders of Life Pavilion.

Details and Discussion Here

September 16, 2014

runDisney Announces "Goofy Giveback," Opens More Spots for 2015 WDW Marathon Weekend

runDisney has just announced the "Goofy Giveback," opening up a limited amount of spots for the Goofy Challenge, Marathon and Half Marathon, taking place during the 2015 WDW Marathon Weekend. This offer is only good for 39 days - or until each race fills to capacity.

Details and Discussion Here

September 12, 2014

Frozen Attraction Officially Announced - Will Replace Maelstrom Ride in Epcot's Norway

Months of speculation officially ended today as the Walt Disney Company officially announced the replacement of the existing Maelstrom attraction in Norway with a new ride based on the wildly popular movie "Frozen".  The new attraction will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet guests.

Details and Discussion Here

September 11, 2014

A Nation & The World Remembers 13 Years Later

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering all those who perished 13 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 - 9/11/14.

September 4, 2014

2015 Disney Parks Mom's Panel Applications Due Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day for prospective panelists to submit their application for the 2015 Disney Parks Mom's Panel. The informational panel was created in 2008 as the Walt Disney World Mom's Panel, and now represents all types of Disney vacations, including Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and runDisney.

Details and Discussion Here

September 4, 2014

Starbucks Location Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has announced the replacement for the L.A. Prop Cinema Storage retail location. The Trolley Car Café will open in February 2015 and will exclusively serve Starbucks brand beverages and La Boulange brand pastries.

Discussion Here

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!

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!

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 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.

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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.”

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