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February 17, 2018

Toy Story Land: Opening Date & New Details

As "Summer 2018" inches closer, Disney's Hollywood Studios is sharing more details for its announced Grand Opening of Toy Story Land.  From a Grand Opening Date, to Ride Height Requirements, to a first look at the new Toy Story Mania entrance; Andy's backyard is taking shape in more ways than one. Get all the details and share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Grand Opening Date, Details, & Discussion


February 12, 2018

D23 Expo Japan 2018  News & Updates

The D23 Expo Japan 2018 unveiled new details for several Walt Disney World and Disneyland projects announced at the D23 2017 Expo. From a record setting coaster to new details on how you can get immersed in a galaxy far, far away; it was an exciting series of announcements. Get all the details and share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Epcot Coaster to Set Record

  More Details for Star Wars Hotel

  Pixar Pier & Pixar Fest Updates

February 8, 2018

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 107: You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

It's a long time coming but we're back and talking about the possible name change to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The crew thinks it's just a ploy (and now turns out it may have been).  We also talk club level, the plaids, new mousekeeping policies, a block of wood with nails in it, sewage, and saving wall carpeting.  Tell a friend, grab a fine beverage and enjoy this episode of our Disney Podcast!

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February 6, 2018

More Construction Projects for Epcot

Another permit with large construction zones in and around Epcot has been filed.  Most of the construction areas appear to be related to projects announced or hinted at from the D23 Expo.  One area near the front of the park; however, does not appear to be related to these known projects.  This spot is rumorued to be a potential Resort Hotel that would be positioned near the park entrance. Get all the details, rumours, and plans on the Discussion Boards!

  Detailed Plans & Discussion

February 5, 2018

Walt Disney World & Rose Gold Confections

Just in time for Valentine's Day next week, the Walt Disney World Resort has added 7 more Rose Gold Sweets to its Confection Collection to treat your sweet tooth and your sweetheart.  Among more Minnie Mouse inspired treats is also a unique unicorn treat complete with Rose Gold horn.  Share which of these trendy treats you want to try on the Discussion Boards!

  Full List & Discussion

February 2, 2018

"Incredible Summer" at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World resort has announced a new multi-park event for Summer 2018.  Get ready for an "Incredible Summer" with special events at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Animal Kingdom featuring your favorite Disney, Pixar, & Marvel characters. Get all the details on these events and join the discussion!

  Details & Discussion

January 29, 2018

Springtime Soon to Sprout at Disney World

Springtime will soon sprout at Walt Disney World with an exciting festival and events.  The 2018 International Flower & Garden Festival will bloom for 90 days at Epcot.  The buzz at this year's festival will bee the new Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration.  An Easter favorite, the Egg-stravaganza, will return again to Epcot in 2018 for a 2 week run.  Outside of Epcot (and in another Galaxy), Star Wars: Galactic Nights returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios in May 2018.  Get all the details on these events and share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

  Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration New! for 2018

  Egg-stravaganza 2018

  StarWars: Galactic Nights Returns

January 21, 2018

INTERCOT Tidbits January 2018 Edition

INTERCOT's Figment brings you a round-up of all the Tidbits around the Walt Disney World resort.  From the re-imagining of Disney's Hollywood Studios to the pilot of a new hotel service; the New Year is brining a lot of new happenings.  Get all the details for your next Walt Disney World vacation and join the discussion!

  Details & Discussion Here

January 19, 2018

Rock the Dots Event Celebrates Minnie Mouse

The Walt Disney World resort is celebrating all things Minnie Mouse with the 2018 Rock The Dots event.  This year's multi-day event is extra special in that it commemorates Minnie Mouse receiving her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  As a lead-up to the event; Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs and other locations are celebrating with with park mementos, parties, special sweets, merchandise, & more.

  Celebration Details Here

  All The Special Polka Dot Treats

  Celebrate at Home with These Minnie Mouse Shirts

January 12, 2018

More Details for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Disney Parks & Resorts has announced more details for the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land opening at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2019.  From a first hint at how MagicBands may be used to extend the story of your ride experience into interactions in the land itself to the return of a former Star Tours character in a new role; these details give a glimpse at how this new land will merge new experiences with nostalgia in an immersive environment.

  Details & Discussion Here

January 6, 2018

2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts will blend the visual and culinary arts from January 12 – February 19 at the Walt Disney World resort.  This year's festival will showcase 13 "Food Studio" kiosks with special festival menus plus more special dishes and beverages exclusive to the festival.

  Full Festival Menu Here

January 1, 2018

18 Disney Experiences to Plan for in 2018

From Coast to Coast and out at Sea; 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for your next Disney Vacation. To celebrate the New Year and help you plan your next trip; we're highlighting 18 Experiences and Events to Plan for at the Walt Disney World & Disneyland resorts and aboard the Disney Cruise Line in 2018. Get all the details for your 2018 vacation and join the discussion!

  List & Discussion Here

December 28, 2017

INTERCOT Tidbits December 2017 Edition

INTERCOT's Figment brings you a round-up of all the Tidbits around the Walt Disney World resort.  From an update to the World of Disney to a popular Epcot attraction's one month refurb, 2017 is wrapping up with several changes for the New Year.  Get all the details for your next Walt Disney World vacation and join the discussion!

  Details & Discussion Here

December 25, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 106: Falcon or Faulken

It's a Christmas Miracle as another podcast appears and we've got a packed house!  We talk Star Wars (without spoilers which is tricky), Galaxy's Edge, VR, Incredicoaster, Moonlight Magic, a couple of Gavin's, the Skyliner, Flights of Wonder flying away and a whole lot more.  Grab a cocoa, some warm cookies and crank up the latest INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast!

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December 24-25, 2017

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 19, 2017

Walt Disney World to Ring In 2018 at 3 Parks

Three of Walt Disney World's theme parks will ring in 2018 with special fireworks shows on New Year's Eve 2018.  From the return of classic shows to current favorites with a New Year's Eve twist; the line up will mark an evening to not forget.

  Details, Schedule, & Discussion

December 18, 2017

Hall of Presidents Opens From 1 Year Refurb

The Magic Kingdom has announced the re-opening of The Hall of Presidents after a nearly 1 year refurbishment.  In addition to adding the new audio-animatronic of President Trump, the show features a new panoramic 180-degree screen and other new technology.

  Details on the Updated Attraction

December 17, 2017

Star Wars at Walt Disney World

A recent panel event at Star Wars: Galactic Nights revealed more details for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and a new Star Wars attraction has opened.  More details have been announced for the forthcoming Star Wars land including a peak inside the Millennium Falcon and a retail experience exclusive to the land.  Over at Disney Springs, a new separately priced walk though attraction, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, has opened. Get all the details and join the discussion on the boards.

  Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Announcements

  Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Opening

December 15, 2017

Storyline & New Details on The Incredicoaster

Walt Disney Imagineering has revealed the storyline and new details for the forthcoming Incredicoaster. The new attraction will mix the Incredibles with a high speed chase to catch Jack-Jack after a babysitting mishap.  Check out the video to get all the details!

  Video & Discussion

December 11, 2017

Flights of Wonder to Fly Away At End of 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom has announced that its long running Flights of Wonder show will be replaced as part of the park's 20th Anniversary Celebration.  Opening in Spring 2018, a new show themed to the Wilderness Explorers from Disney-Pixar's Up will take center stage.  Get all the details and share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Dates, Details, & Discussion

December 8, 2017

Take a Sneak Peek at the Disney Skyliner

The Walt Disney World resort has announced more details for the forthcoming Disney Skyliner transportation system and released concept art for 3 of the 4 stations.  The new transportation system will link Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and 3 Resort Hotels.

  Concept Art & Details

December 6, 2017

Re-Imagining of Caribbean Beach Revealed

Walt Disney World has revealed more details and the first concept art for the Re-Imagining of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.  The sprawling transformation will bring a new Check-In area, new dining, and new retail options to the popular resort hotel.

  Concept Art & Details

December 5, 2017

Get a First Glimpse Inside The Edison

Walt Disney World is giving a first look inside the elusive Edison Restaurant & Nightclub coming to Disney Springs.  In addition to a peak inside the long awaited club, additional details regarding the new location's operation and entertainment have been announced.

  Photos & Details

December 3, 2017

New Signature Sweets for Christmastime 2017

A popular Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Treat being offered during regular hours at the Magic Kingdom, a new signature sweet for Pandora, and a flurry of new treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios round-out an avalanche of new sweets for Christmastime 2017 around Walt Disney World.  Check out the sleigh full of sweets and share your favorites!

  Details & Discussion Here

November 28, 2017

INTERCOT Tidbits November 2017 Edition

INTERCOT's Figment brings you a round-up of all the Tidbits around the Walt Disney World resort.  From new restaurants opening to a first look at the Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway timeline, there's a lot to be thankful for at the Walt Disney World resort.  Get all the details for your next Walt Disney World vacation and join the discussion!

  Details & Discussion Here

November 25, 2017

The Wonderful World of Disney Returns to TV

The Wonderful World of Disney is returning to TV on November 30th for a special episode highlighting the Walt Disney World resort.  The Magical Holiday Celebration episode will give a sneak peek at Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge plus bring a sleigh-full of Christmas Cheer and festive performances.

Time, Channel, and Full Line-Up

November 21, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 105: Jack's Got a Goiter

In time for Thanksgiving, the crew has a cornucopia of topics to cover including the upcoming Pirates makeover, Splash Mountain, year round food booths at Epcot, the new Toy Story Land and a Petite Pixar Projection Party! Grab a drumstick and a cool beverage while you enjoy this new episode of the INTERCOT Insider Live podcast!

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November 19, 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII Adventure Now Boarding on Star Tours at Hollywood Studios

Star Tours has launched a new Star Wars Episode VIII Adventure at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The structure of the ride experience has remained the same with new scenes and characters in several of the sequences.

Mild Spoiler & Spoiler Free Details

November 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

There are some swell ways you can wish Mickey Mouse a Happy Birthday this year! From events at the parks to T-Shirts you can buy from home; there are many ways to make sure you give 3 chEARs for the Big Cheese on his special day!

Magic Kingdom Events

Disneyland Events

Birthday Treats Around Walt Disney World

Birthday T-Shirts on ShopDisney

November 13, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 104: You Forgot My Cheese

It's time to wrap up the INTERCOT 20th Anniversary Celebration as we walk you thru the weekends highlights. We also discuss MiniVans, an oddly specific swinging ride patent, new Disneyland hotel, runDisney and of course, cheese. Join in the fun and download the latest INTERCOT Insider Disney Podcast!

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November 12, 2017

Epcot will Bloom for 90 Days in 2018

Epcot has announced the dates for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.  While the duration will be comparable to the 2017 Festival, this year's Festival will mark the earliest start date for the annual event.

  Dates, Details & Discussion Here

November 9, 2017

2018 Winter Ride Closures at Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom park has announced refurbishments for two of its most popular attractions.  On the heels of a lengthy 2017 refurbishment, Splash Mountain will be closing again during its typical annual maintenance period.  Guests traveling later in the 2018 Winter Period will find suspended sailings on Pirates of the Caribbean.

  Dates, Details & Discussion Here

November 4, 2017

2019 Sailings for the Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has Announced their 2019 Itineraries. As part of the 2019 offerings, the sailing season for the Disney Wonder from San Diego has been extended to a 2 month period. Other returning sailings include Bahamian and Caribbean ports from Florida and Southern Caribbean ports from San Juan.

  Details & Discussion Here

November 2, 2017

First Look & Details for Pixar Pier

Disney California Adventure has revealed a first look at Pixar Pier and shared more details on the transformation to be complete in Summer 2018.  From the new Incredicoaster to the 4 themed neighborhoods, Pixar Pier will transform the southern shore of Paradise Bay with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise throughout.

  Concept Art, Details, & Discussion Here

October 30, 2017

3 New Dining Concepts for Disney Springs

Presumed to replace Walt's Place and The Neverland Tunnels in the original Disney Springs Master Plan, Disney Parks & Resorts has announced 3 New Dining Concepts to be part of the same complex as The Edison; Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, & Pizza Ponte.

  Menu Items, Details, & Discussion Here

October 27, 2017

New Innoventions Exhibit for Epcot

After a series of closures and Character Meet & Greet expansions, Epcot has announced a new exhibit for Innoventions.  The new exhibit will feature an interactive show presented by Murata and Science from Scientists.

  Details & Discussion Here

October 26, 2017

First Dining Details for Toy Story Land

Disney's Hollywood Studios has announced more details for a Quick-Service Dining Location that will open with Toy Story Land in Summer 2018. Guests will find Woody’s Lunch Box a walk-up quick-service window serving quick snacks and old-fashioned floats.

  Concept Art & Discussion Here


October 24, 2017

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Return for 2017

Disney's Hollywood Studios has announced more details for the 2017 return of the Star Wars: Galactic Nights separately ticketed event.  In addition to the return of the popular lightsaber churros; the park will also feature a galaxy of new galactic goodies exclusive to the event.

  Details, Discussion, & Ticket Information

October 21, 2017

2 New Construction Projects for Epcot Area

Permits & Announcements this week have indicated two new construction sites in the Epcot area. First, a exploratory permit has indicated potential future construction on currently unused land to the North West of the theme park. Second, the new Orlando branch of the  Costal Construction Group has announced that one of their first projects will be to expand an Epcot area hotel.  Get all the details on join the discussion on the boards!

  New Construction Site Near Epcot

  Announced Expansion of Epcot Resort Area Hotel

October 19, 2017

First Look at NBA Experience

The Walt Disney World resort has shared the first piece of concept art for the new NBA Experience at Disney Springs.  Additionally, the opening timeframe has been revealed for the new venue that will replace the shuttered DisneyQuest location.

  Concept Art, Opening Date, & Discussion Here

October 17, 2017

INTERCOT Tidbits October 2017 Edition

INTERCOT's Figment brings you a round-up of all the Tidbits around the Walt Disney World resort.  From a new Epcot souvenir to the return of a popular nighttime activity, Autumn is bringing more than just changing leaves to the Vacation Kingdom.  Get all the details for your next Walt Disney World vacation and join the discussion!

  Details & Discussion Here

October 16, 2017

Walt Disney World Resort Begins Trial of Modified Dog Policy at 4 Hotels

Effective October 15, 2017; the Walt Disney World Resort has modified its dog policy at 4 resort hotels as part of a trial program.  The pilot program allows Guests the option of a maximum of 2 dogs per Guest room for an additional fee.  The amended policy is being tested with a set of rules and guidelines with the aim of allowing Guests this new option without disrupting other Guests' stay.

Get all the details on this Pilot Program

October 15, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 103: ICOT20 Live!

It's a magical Live Video Podcast from the Contemporary Resort to wrap-up the ICOT20 celebration! For the first time you can hear and SEE the zany antics of the Podcast Crew--plus some special Guests: Live INTERCOTees!  Hear what the Podcast Crew and the other INTERCOTees who attended the event thought about the weekend and why they keep coming back to the site. 

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October 1, 2017

Happy 35th EPCOT Center!

Happy 35th Birthday to EPCOT Center at the Walt Disney World resort!  If you missed our Live updates, you can still take a look back on our social media channels to see all special merchandise, get a look inside the media events, and check out special treats like Spaceship Earth Cupcakes & Churros Flambé!

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Special INTERCOT Event

A Meet 20 Years in the Making

INTERCOT's 20th Anniversary Celebration

On October 12th, INTERCOT will have been online for 20 Years and we're celebrating at Walt Disney World to mark the occasion. We've got 3 days of fun events lined-up October 13-15, 2017 for a celebration two decades in the making!

Official Event Schedule

ICOT20 Apparel Now Available! New!
Contact Magical Journeys to Book Now!


INTERCOT's 20th Celebration on Social Media

We'd love to have you join us at Walt Disney World for this momentous occasion, but if you are not able to join us in-person you can still follow along on our social media channels.  Beginning on INTERCOT's 20th Birthday Eve (October 11th), follow along for five days of live updates around Walt Disney World including updates from all the INTERCOT 20th Celebration Weekend events October 13th - 15th.  Be sure to join in with the special hashtag: #ICOT20

 Instagram //Twitter //Facebook

September 21, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 102: A Bunch of People I Met on the Internet

You've long asked for it, and now as INTERCOT's 20th birthday approcahes, John finally shares the brief history of how the site came about. We also talk the weather, festivals, Halloween, Christmas and go over the events of our huge party that is now only weeks away.  Buy your t-shirt now, then listen to Episode 102, the Electric Boogaloo!

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September 17, 2017

INTERCOT Tidbits September 2017 Edition

INTERCOT's Figment brings you a round-up of all the Tidbits around the Walt Disney World resort.  From Haunted Mansion furniture to a speakeasy at Disney Springs, the onset of Autumn is bringing exciting changes.  Get all the details for your next Walt Disney World vacation and join the discussion!

  Details & Discussion Here

September 12, 2017

Disney Parks to Reopen Today Following Hurricane Irma.

Disney Parks Reopen After Hurricane Irma

Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks and Disney Springs® will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 with normal, advertised operating hours. Special events, such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will also take place. Water Parks will remain closed tomorrow and will reopen later this week.

Details & Discussion Here

September 11, 2017

A Nation & The World Remembers & Reflects - 16 Years Later

Remember 9/11 2001

Please join the staff of INTERCOT in remembering and reflecting on all those who perished 16 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 - 9/11/17.

September 8, 2017

Disney Closing Parks Due to Hurricane

Hurricane Irma Update for Walt Disney World Resort  Based on the latest forecasts for Hurricane Irma and keeping safety top of mind, Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Disney Springs®, Water Parks, and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will begin a phased closure to be completed by 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. These areas will remain closed through Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 with the hope of resuming operations on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

Complete Details Here

September 4, 2017

Magic Kingdom Serves Up Spooky Sweets

The 2017 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween parties are serving up some spooky sweets. A few favorites from past years return and join some new spellbinding sweets. Have you attended one of the parties and eaten one of these eerie eats to satisfy your sweet tooth? Why not share your review on the INTERCOT boards!

  Pictures, Details & Discussion Here

August 28, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 101: It's Self Cleaning, It's Soap

Someone call the Dalmatians, because it's Episode 101 with the boys club in charge. We talk shampoo, cabanas, MaxPass, stupid Judy, Minnie vans, Citrus Swirls and a whole lot more. After D23, the news has slowed but the commenting hasn't. Did we mention John finally saw Avatar? Tune in, turn it up and grab your favorite beverage - it's the latest edition of the INTERCOT Insider Disney Podcast!

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August 22, 2017

Mobile Order Expands at Walt Disney World

Additional locations have been announced for Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios and the program has been announced to roll-out to Epcot. Among the new locations is Aloha Isle at Magic Kingdom allowing Guests to pre-order the popular Dole Whip. See all the locations and join the discussion on the INTERCOT boards!

  Details & Discussion Here

August 14, 2017

One Man's Dream to Be Replaced

Walt Disney World has announced a "reimagining" and a new name for the current One Man’s Dream exhibit at Disney's Hollywood Studios. While the new exhibit promises to retain some of the historical elements, it appears to primarily act as a preview center for forthcoming attractions and Walt Disney Studios films.

  Details & Discussion Here

August 12, 2017

INTERCOT's 20th Birthday Bash

Are you coming to INTERCOT's 20th Birthday Bash October 13-15? Depending on when you check into your resort, you may be able to make your Fastpass+ selections now! We are roughly 60 days out! Join the Planning in our INTERCOT 20 Forum!

  ICOT 20 Events & Planning

August 3, 2017

VR Star Wars Experience for Disney Springs

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland have announced that they will both open a Star Wars VR experience later this year.  Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire promises to immerse Guests in a Star Wars adventure they can see, hear, touch and even smell!

  Details & Discussion Here

July 30, 2017

INTERCOT Tidbits July 2017 Edition

INTERCOT's Figment brings you a round-up of all the Tidbits around the Walt Disney World resort.  From new restaurants to new stores and from character changes to a new DVC/AP discount; the Walt Disney World resort is heating up with changes this Summer! Get all the details for your next Walt Disney World vacation and join the discussion!

  Details & Discussion Here

July 23, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 100: The D23 Extravaganza!

We've turned 100 and we look back on our years online, but not for long because... holy cow... did you see all the announcements that came out of D23.  Tons to talk about and not enough show to do it in.  Grab a cold beverage and join us as we look at the future of Disney Parks in the aftermath of the company's big announcements!

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July 22, 2017

Disney 360 Vacation to Fully Immerse Guests

Among last week's massive Press Release and avalanche of announcements, Disney Parks & Resorts previewed "Disney 360 Vacation"-- a new program that promises to fully immerse Guests in their favorite story. The first effort in this new program will be the announced Star Wars Hotel. This revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling. Are you interested in this type of new experience? How much would you pay to be totally immersed in a Star Wars adventure? Share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Expected Price & Discussion Here

July 18, 2017

Minnie Vehicles Begin Roll-Out

The new Minnie Vehicle service has begun a Soft Opening at Walt Disney World with a full roll-out to begin later this month at select resorts. The new service will be operated by Walt Disney World Cast Members like other current Transportation Options; unlike other current options, each trip will carry an additional flat fee.

  Details & Discussion Here

July 15, 2017

Expansions Announced for Disney Around the Globe at D23 Expo 2017

In the largest announcement since Michael Eisner's "Disney Decade", Bob Chapek has announced expansion plans at Disney Parks around the globe.  At Walt Disney World in particular; major changes are coming to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, & the Resort's Transportation systems. Get the details, see the concept art, and share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Details & Discussion Here

July 14, 2017

More Details for Star Wars Land Unveiled at D23 Expo 2017

During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. See the model with close-ups and share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Details & Discussion Here

July 12, 2017

2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Returns with New Flavors

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has revealed its 37 booth line-up.  New booths and new dishes are on the menu this year. Check out the menus and share your thoughts on the Discussion Boards!

  Details & Discussion Here

July 10, 2017

Are Tron Lightcycles Set to Replace Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland Speedway?

Tron Coaster coming to Tomorrowland Speedway site?

Rumours are flying as they always seem to do ahead of this weeks D23 conference. The latest - that Shanghai's TRON Lightcycle Power Run ride may be coming to Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland seems to have some credibility. Since it's opening, this ride has won rave reviews and Disney has been rumoured to be bringing it stateside - whether it be in Epcot or the Magic Kingdom.  Could it be replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway?  Chime in with your two cents on our Discussion Boards.

Details & Discussion Here

July 4, 2017

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 241th 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 23, 2017

Eat To The Beat Concert Series Returns!

Philadelphia's Own - The Hooters

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival returns this year with record number of days (75) and a record number of Global Marketplaces (35).  Top notch entertainment also is back with the Eat to the Beat concert series - where 11 new artists (including the Hooters) will join returning acts.

Details & Discussion Here

June 21, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 99: Carolyn's Therapy Session

The gang is back after the Pandora Preview excitment and it's on to actual Pandora reviews with crowds and sold out Banshees! We also talk light up snacks, new rooms at pop century and Carolyn gets a free therapy session.  Oh and John got a soundboard.  It's episode 99 - just one shy of the centry mark and we're still dishing Disney all these years later!  Download and tell a friend or 100!

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June 14, 2017

Happily Ever After - The Latest Fireworks Show at Disney's Magic Kindom

"Happily Ever After" is the new fireworks show at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom - which replaced the long running "Wishes". During a recent visit, we captured it all for your viewing pleasure!

June 8, 2017

Flight of Passage Pre-Show

While we can't show you the attraction itslef (no filming is permitted) - we can show you the pre-show leading up to the ride itself.  Flight of Passage is an amazing new attraction at Pandora - The World of Avatar, the new land at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.

June 5, 2017

Imagineer Interview - Flight of Passage

John interviews Joan Hartwig, Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering. They talk about the Avatar Flight of Passage, the new E ticket attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom - and the personal experience and connection guests will have on the ride. They also discuss the herculean effort it took to bring this one of a kind simulator to life.

June 1, 2017

The Sights and Sounds of Pandora!

John interviews Nathaniel Palma, Guest Experience Manager at the Walt Disney World Resort about Pandora - The World of Avatar. They discuss the sights, sounds and details of Disney's newest land at Animal Kingdom. Amazing is the key word and you'll hear John and Nathaniel use it often!

May 27, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 98: Pandora Revealed!

It took 2 tries to bring this episode to you - but prevail we did. After doing a Media Preview, John takes you thru the new land of Pandora - The World Of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Hear about the new rides, shops, dining and what the bioluminescent world looks like at night. We also talk Epcot expansion, self driving cars, gondolas, Ian's latest trip and a whole lot more. Plus, there's singing. Grab a cold beverage and listen now!

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May 11, 2017

Mickey's Halloween & Christmas Party Ticket Dates Announced - Tickets Available!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will start earlier than ever this year, with parties running from Aug. 25 thru Nov. 1 on select nights. The event will feature trick-or-treating, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes.” Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held Nov. 9 thru 22 on select nights. The party will feature Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and much more."

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May 10, 2017

Pandora Preview - Join Us On Social!

Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Join INTERCOT and follow along live on social media as we explore the new world of Pandora - The World of Avatar this Friday May 12! Coverage starts around 8:30am and runs thru 3pm.

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Pandora: Guests Matched to a Banshee

Guests Matched to a Banshee

At the Rookery, a Naturalist from Alpha Centauri Expeditions will assist a guest with identifying a favorite banshee from among 10 unique styles. Each interactive banshee includes three ranges of motion – mouth, head, and wings – that are controlled by hand. Guests will also hear them make authentic banshee sounds provided by Disney’s partners at Lightstorm Entertainment

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Disney Releases First Park Map Showing Pandora: The World of Avatar

Pandora - World of Avatar Map

Walt Disney World has updated their on-line park map for Disney's Animal Kingdom giving the first official look at the layout of Pandora: the World of Avatar.

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April 20, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 97: We've Lost Everyone!

It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Midway thru taping the latest episode of the INTERCOT Insider, Skype decided to die and the hilarity ensues as we all try to figure out what happend!  We talk Gondolas, Pandora updates, Universal's 3rd Gate, Mission Space 2, Frozen, room refurbs and a whole lot more. 

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March 25, 2017

INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast -
Episode 96: A Murder of Banshees

Talk is heating up about the opening of Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom and the crew talks what to expect there.  They also discus the elevated transportation rumor and building at both the Caribbean Beach and Coronado resorts. They also talk Universal's Volcano Bay, Guardians of the Galaxy, New Trams and the ultimate part coming this October to celebrate INTERCOT's 20th year online. Grab a cold beverage and enjoy the latest episode of the INTERCOT Disney Podcast!

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 March 23, 2017

‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Summer

Music of Pixar Live at Disney's Hollywood Studios

This summer, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters.” This limited-time concert event will showcase memorable music from Pixar Animation Studios films, complete with a live orchestra and appearances by beloved Disney•Pixar characters. Starting May 26, “The Music of Pixar LIVE!” will be presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (following the regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage”).

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Explore Pandora – The World of Avatar with Nightly Extra Magic Hours

Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

For a limited time, May 27-July 4, 2017, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar beyond regular Park hours. Nightly Extra Magic Hours will be offered from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

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March 13, 2017

INTERCOT 2017 Bracketology Challenge!

March Madness - INTERCOT Bracket Challenge

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 16!

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