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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > February 2003

Intercot.com INTERCOT Insider
 February 2003 - Edition One

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<<Introduction >>

February is here!  And boy does it sound like it's hammering most of us with some severe winter weather.  Just remember, while you're out there breaking your back shoveling snow, it's scientific proven fact that time passes quicker if you sing the theme song to your favorite WDW attraction.  I always like to sing Grim Grinning Ghosts while I heave the snow off my driveway.

This month we'll take a look at what's going on around the world and in our own little neighborhood.

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<< Disney World Events with DisneyWizard >>

The beginning of a new year has come and gone, and Walt Disney World is still moving forward with news and events taking place.  As we move closer and closer to the opening of two large attractions, Mission: Space and Mickey's Philharmagic, smaller updates are slow but steady.  Our INTERCOTees had much to say on each of the topics.

-Diamond Horseshoe has closed its doors-
The Diamond Horseshoe closed its doors on this past February 1st, 2003.  No news has been released as to what will replace it, but rumors indicate that it will be filled with Disney characters.

"Now that's an end of an era." -Remzlightyear

"I certainly hope this is not true and if it is I can't understand why." -Disney24seven

"We will keep our fingers crossed and say our prayers that someone has their information wrong and that this turns out to be nothing more than just a bad rumor." -Jasper

-New Luau show to premier-
Complete with Lilo & Sitch songs, a new Luau show is to open up in the Polynesian Resort sometime this month.  A brand new script, storyline, dining area, and technical elements will be updated in preparation for the new performance.

"Loved the original. Thanks for all of that news Ron. It sounds wonderful!" -Jillpie

"As wonderful as the new show sounds, I'm glad I got a chance to see the old show one last time." -faline

"I'll be excited to find out what everyone thinks of the new show." -MaryburkS

-Cast Members to receive new name tags-
A new nametag, complete with Tinkerbell and Pixie Dust, will be replacing the current nametags next month.  The new slogan "Where Magic Lives" will be featured on the nametags, and will serve as the resort slogan for the rest of the year.  This slogan is already featured on the current Walt Disney World web site and vacation planning videos.

"The new nametags and Tinkerbell icon sound cool!" -GeorgeOfTheJungle

"It's nice, but seems like they could have designed it to look a little nicer." -rbriskey

<< Carol's Communicore >>

Happy February.

As the month wraps up - so does Disney's "100 Years of Magic" Celebration. The event was extended beyond 2002 and comes to an end on February 28, 2003. However, The Share a Dream Come True Parade at the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Stars and Motor Cars Parade at Disney-MGM Studios and Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at Disney's Animal Kingdom will continue after the Celebration ends, as part of the daily entertainment offered at Walt Disney World.

As mentioned above by Casey, the refurbishment at the Polynesian Resort's Luau Cove will be finished this month. The new show is titled: "Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show". Reservations are now being accepted by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

The grand opening is February 25, 2003. Two shows will be presented daily, Tuesday-Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.  If you attend we'd love to hear about your experience.

For prices and other dinner show options, consult Info Central's Dinner Show page.

More closings have been added to the growing list of refurbishments. Among the additions is the Contemporary Resort's main pool. It will be closed for renovations from February 12 - March 8, 2003. During this time Contemporary Resort guests will have special privileges to use the pools at the Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian Resort, and the Grand Floridian Spa & Resort. Resort ID is required.

The China Pavilion Theater will be closed for renovations from March 26 - May 22, while a new film is being added. The rest of the Pavilion will remain open.

Check our Closing & Rehab page for updates.

That wraps things up for this month. We'll see you in March. Happy Planning.

<< Bytes & Pieces with TiggerRPh >>

When we all post something on INTERCOT, we want people to notice it.  If you have a question, you want it answered, or if you just spent some time posting some trip reports you want to share your trip experiences.  This then brings up the big question, "How do I get my INTERCOT post noticed?"

You can increase your chances of your post being noticed if you follow these suggestions that the staff of INTERCOT have come up with:

1. Post your thread in the correct forum.  The Discussion Board Home Page has the forums listed with a brief description of the intended audience and appropriate topics.  If you use these as your guide, you should be okay.

2. Is there a thread already posted that's asking the same question or covering the same topic?  Before posting your thread review the topics on the first page of that forum and/or conduct a search (see the link at the top of the board page) for your topic or question.

3. Review the FAQ-Archives to see if you can find your answer there.  The FAQ-Archives are found near the bottom of the Discussion Board Home Page.

4. Make sure to use a descriptive and meaningful thread title.  Give some clue as to the question or the content of your post.  You're more apt to get an appropriate response than if you title your thread 'Help!'

5. Try to give some of the details of your title in your post.  If you don't, these details could be overlooked.  For example, if the title is "Romantic Dinner Spot for Two," and the post simply states, "Where should we eat?"  This post is very likely going to get non-romantic suggestions.

6. Details, details, details!!  Did I say provide details?  As an example, it is difficult to suggest which type of park tickets would be best for you if you don't provide some details about your group and you everyone is interested in seeing or doing.

<<Off Topic with Dizneyana>>

Well, I hope that you are all snug in your homes...  It's been a FRIGID month for a lot of you, including even a few cold days for those of you that live near the Mouse!!  Practically unheard of!!   So grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage, (I prefer hot chocolate) and let's get right into this past month.. .

We welcomed a few new 'mini INTERCOTees' (and might I mention that they are ALL girls!!)  into the world with JessieTYCG just reporting in to us that she had a baby girl in November... Welcome to little Isabelle!!  Holly (lovewalt) after much counting down with her, presented the world with her little girl, Maura Grace, and michael and mommy love disney now have their new baby girl, Samantha Nicole...  The jury is still out as to whether she'll be changing her user name to michael and samantha and mommy love disney..  John is there a length restriction on user names??  ;)  Congratulations to all of you new moms, and we'll understand if we don't see you quite as often as we used to.

There has been a collective sigh in Games as football season has come to a close with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers marching their way down the field to victory at Super Bowl XXXVII..  Way to go, guys!!  Congratulations to them and their devoted fans!! (And a few of us who became Bucs fans toward the end of the season!)

Who's ready for cake and ice cream?? Let's recap our birthdays and have some!!  Let's sing Happy Birthday to darthmacho, SouthernmostGopher, Fangorn, DicksonGR, Jasper, NLODisney, devo995493, J.C.&ALI'SMOM, wishiwasthere, C&H, goofgal, Chigger, MaryburkS, sgdisney, Disney_Nut, SteveL, JMcK, Poohnpigletspal, Lucille, and MauiMouse.  I hope that you all celebrated your special days in style!!

Posting kudos go out to ChipDale - 19 and 20K, PolyGirl40 - 15K, Dizneyana - 13K, Beast_fanatic - 11K, WDWacky - 11K, JohnY - 5K, MickeysGirl - 4K, Melanears - 4K, Dopeysfriend, 3K, DW88 - 2K, Marker - 2K, spiceypj - 1K, CJDDS - 1K, Toughbug - 1K, Lucille - 1K, and singermom4 - 1K.  Keep up the great work!!

Well, that brings this month to a close..  Until I see you again next month, Think Disney!! ºOº See you all on the boards!!  I now return you to the real topic.

<< Conclusion >>

We'll return with even more at the end of the month!  Spring is in the air and we have tips, ideas, trivia and history to share!

Keep warm and keep counting the days until spring arrives.  In the meantime, we've reached the end of this issue.  See you real soon!

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