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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.

October 28 2020

Fresh Pixie Dust at the Entrances to Walt Disney World Resort

New Disney World Entrance

These refreshed gateways will continue to set the tone for all the stories you’ll tell and the memories you’ll cherish long after your visit. They’re also part of the broad tapestry of new experiences happening across Walt Disney World as part of the resort’s historic transformation that includes expansive themed lands like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, new attractions like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and new places to stay like Disney’s Riviera Resort.

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Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew Coming Soon to Disney Springs

Everglazed Donuts

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew will be located adjacent to Splitsville and near the west entrance and exit of the Orange Parking Garage. The overall design of this sweet spot will have a unique spin on a classic donut shop featuring graphic pops of color, iconic signage, and a beautiful outdoor seating area in the “donut garden.”

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October 21, 2020

Save Up To 35% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels thru March 15th

Grand Floridian @ Walt Disney World

Save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 3 through April 17, 2021 booked through March 15, 2021. Plus, enjoy added peace of mind when booking! You can modify or cancel your reservation with extra flexibility through April 30, 2021.

Save Up to 35% on Deluxe and Villa Accommodations
Save Up to 25% at Moderate Resorts
Save Up to 20% at Value Resorts

Contact Magical Journeys today. Booking with our exclusive travel partner helps support TWO small businesses (Magical Journeys and INTERCOT!) Details of the promotion here.

October 15, 2020

Coast to Coast: Disney Halloween Haunts

With Halloween around the corner, there's no better way to get into the spirit of the season than taking a special look at two eerie icons.  Imagineering Legend Rolly Crump shares some haunting history of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and Disney's Hollywood Studios shares some spooky secrets of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Check out these two Terror-ific videos on the Discussion Boards!

Rolly Crump & The Haunted Mansion

Tower of Terror Secrets

October 10, 2020

Walt Disney World Halloween Treats 2020

Walt Disney World's smaller Halloween celebration this year still offers a selection of classic and new Halloween treats. All four theme parks, the resort hotels, and Disney Springs are still scarring up some spooky sweets and creepy concoctions. Check out all the treats on the Discussion Boards!

Magic Kingdom Treats

Disney Springs Treats

Disney's Hollywood Studios Treats

Disney Resort Hotels Treats

Disney's Animal Kingdom Treats

EPCOT Treats

October 5, 2020

Chef Mickey Character Breakfast to Return

Chef Mickey's Character Breakfast is returning soon to Disney's Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. The new experience will feature new signature menu items and a choice or plated or family style service. Get all the details on the Discussion Boards!

Details & Discussion Here

October 1, 2020

The Walt Disney World Resort Turns 49

The Walt Disney World resort and the Magic Kingdom park turned 49 today under the ominous aura of social distancing practices and an announced layoff of 28,000 US Cast Members. With a glimmer of a 50th anniversary on the distant horizon, the resort continues with modified   operations at all four theme parks.  For those planning a trip or wondering what the parks are currently like, a recent trip report on the Discussion Boards shares many details of the current park experiences for Guests.

Trip Report & Discussion

September 29, 2020

Disney Lays Off 28,000 Employees - Statement From Josh D'Amaro

 

Disney lays off 28,000 employees

"In light of the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our business, including limited capacity due to physical distancing requirements and the continued uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic – exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen – we have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels, having kept non-working Cast Members on furlough since April, while paying healthcare benefits. Approximately 28,000 domestic employees will be affected, of which about 67% are part-time. We are talking with impacted employees as well as to the unions on next steps for union-represented Cast Members."

Read The Full Statement Here

September 28, 2020

3 New Attractions Open at Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland park has opened 3 new attraction spread across Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Toontown. Get all the details on the Discussion Boards!

Discussion & Details Here

September 26, 2020

Two Refurb Projects for Disney's Polynesian

Disney's Polynesian Village resort has announced two new refurbishment projects.  Construction is underway to bring this tropical retreat a refreshed a sense of aloha. Get all the details on the Discussion Boards!

Discussion & Details Here

September 17, 2020

TRON Coaster Marks Construction Milestone

Construction continues on the TRON coaster at the Magic Kingdom park and Walt Disney Imagineering is giving an up close peek at a recent milestone reached.  Check out the video and get all the details on the Discussion Boards!

Video & Details Here

September 14, 2020

Walt Disney World 2020 Halloween Season

Walt Disney World's 2020 Halloween Season kicks off on September 15th.  While the not-so-scares are on a smaller scale this year, there are still some spootakular surprises at the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios parks.  Get all the details on the Discussion Boards!

Details & Discussion Here

September 12, 2020

Hong Kong Disneyland 's 15th Birthday Party

Mickey Mouse and his friends are cordially inviting you to a virtual party to celebrate the 15th Birthday of Hong Kong Disneyland! In addition to the remote revelry; this party features a first glimpse at the recently re-imagined castle.  Join the virtual party on the Discussion Boards!

Video & Discussion Here

September 11, 2020


A Nation & The World Remembers & Reflects - 19 Years Later

Remember 9/11 2001

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering and reflecting on all those who perished 19 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 - 9/11/20.

July 27, 2020

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast: Episode 135 - Scary Stuff in the Noodles!

In Its the middle of summer and the heat is on - no better time to grab a cool beverage and cast the latest episode of our Disney podcast to your phone, tablet or smart tv.  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

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 244th 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 30, 2020

Splash Mountain to be Reimagined as The Princess and the Frog

Princess and the Frog - Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined. The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” The story will pick up after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

Details & Discussion Here
Fan Reaction to the Reimagined Attraction
Fan Poll on Changing the Theme

May 27, 2020

Walt Disney World Plans Re-Opening

The Walt Disney World resort has begun the process to move toward a phased re-opening with modified operations.  The resort submitted re-opening plans this morning to local government officials and received the first of three approvals required.  Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and read all the details on the Discussion Boards!

Details & Discussion Here

May 24, 2020

Operational Updates for US Disney Resorts

Disney Springs has re-opened at the Walt Disney World resort and new details are emerging regarding the potential re-opening of both US Disney Resorts. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and check out the updates on the Discussion Boards!

US Disney Parks Update

Disney Spring Re-Opening Notes

May 9, 2020

Shanghai Disneyland Offers a Look Ahead

The imminent re-opening of Shanghai Disneyland continues to offer a look ahead at how US and other Disney Parks around the world could re-open with modified operations. Andrew Bolstein, VP of Operations, gives a look around the Shanghai Disneyland park and a detailed view at the changes in place for their re-opening. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and check out the details on the Discussion Boards!

Video & Discussion Here

May 7, 2020

Disney Springs to Re-Open May 20, 2020

Disney Springs will begin limited operations on May 20, 2020. With social distancing and personal protective standards in place, Walt Disney World is ready to begin the first stage of its re-opening later this month. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and check out the details on the Discussion Boards!

Details & Discussion Here

May 6, 2020

Operational Updates for Disney Parks

The first Disney Park to close due to global health concerns will also be the first to re-open.  Shanghai Disneyland will re-open with modified operations on May 11, 2020.  The new operational guidelines potentially indicate how the US parks could also operate once they re-open.  A general update on the operation of all Disney Parks also shares more details on how Disney Parks plan to operate in the future. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Stay in contact on the Discussion Boards!

Disney Parks Global Update

Potential Changes for US Parks


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