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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive >November 2003

Intercot.com INTERCOT Insider
 November 2003 - Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

Hello All. Put those Thanksgiving recipes away from a moment and take some time for yourself to read what new around the "World". Casey has the low-down about the latest Events, Carol tells us how to find Prince Charming, Ray takes us shopping and Tracey returns with her summary of the Cooler goings-on.

P.S. Happy Birthday Mickey!

<< Disney World Events with DisneyWizard >>

The holidays are approaching, and only a few happenings are taking place down in Walt Disney World. Grab some popcorn and take a look.

-Haunted Mansion exhibit opens at Disney-MGM Studios-
Soundstage 4 has been recently transformed into a backstage look into the new movie, The Haunted Mansion. The walk-though attraction includes props, costumes, set pieces, and behind the scenes glimpses at the upcoming feature film. According to the reviews, however, many INTERCOTees were not impressed.

"It is neat to see the organ set, but if you're looking for a big exhibit, you might be disappointed." --Aurora
"This was a MAJOR let-down." --TripAway2Day

-IAAPA coming to Orlando-
The 85th annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention debuts on November 17th for a 6 day run. This massive trade show allows designers, owners, and operators of amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, and more to show off their new ideas, designs, and concepts. This year will include a new Halloween "Dark Zone" section. Be sure to re-visit INTERCOT for new information and photos from the convention. For more information, visit:

<< Bytes and Pieces with TiggerRPh >>

If you're like most of us, you probably still have a bunch of Christmas shopping to do. If you're an online shopper, INTERCOT has a way for you to do some of your Christmas shopping, avoid the crowds at the stores and help INTERCOT, it's called the INTERCOT Shop http://www.intercot.com/shop/default.asp
If you hurry, you might be able to snag one of the last remaining and very popular INTERCOT 5th Anniversary Pins. http://www.intercot.com/shop/pins/default.asp
If you want some INTERCOT gear for your favorite Intercotee or yourself, check out our embroidered apparel http://www.intercot.com/shop/embroidered/default.asp or imprinted apparel http://www.cafeshops.com/intercot,levelbest,thrillride,intercotwest
We also have Disney DVD's and Videos

Most normal people would think that's enough....no way...not here at INTERCOT.  At the INTERCOT Shop you can also find Disney Collectibles, Disney Music, Disney Prints, Disney checks and One Share of Disney Stock.

Don't go running off now....there's more...hard to believe, huh? INTERCOT gives you direct access to the Disney Store Online
532&LSID=?qp=CskCx7emGUE-XLzXcef5LhMvzYm513Q%252AmA where you can get "Brother Bear" themed items, purchase a DVD/video of "Finding Nemo" or pre-order "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl".

You still haven't been able to find everything you need? INTERCOT can help with getting you into one of the largest online stores on the internet, Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home/intercotcom where you can find books, electronics, DVD's and Toys R Us toys Disney related or not.

I forgot to mention the best part. By shopping and purchasing items through the INTECOT Shop, you give our tireless Webmaster, JohnY a Christmas present. With each purchase INTERCOT gets a portion of the profits and you help support INTERCOT. If you have already shopped here, you know how good the products are and how easy it is. I've been shopping for Christmas at the INTERCOT Shop already....so why aren't you?

<< Carol's Communicore >>

Happy November, Everyone.

INTERCOT is now making the Mickey Monitor available via Info Central. If you happen to be an Annual Passholder that does not receive your copy when you're suppose to .. OR is one of many out of the Country that also does not get the Newsletter regularly, check out the Annual Passholder benefits page.

Fantasmic! has been added to Info Central's rehab page. The show will be dark January 25 - February 1, 2004. For an updated list of what is closed keep checking back. We update the page accordingly.

Also; Park Hours and Events are posted through January.

Speaking of events; have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend a "Royal Ball" at Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom? If you're vacationing in February it could be possible. Disney has announced a special event "This is Love" to be held on Wednesday, February 04, 2004. "The evening will include a gallant quest, where only the most brave and strong will prevail, a plentiful feast of both hearty food and beverage, exclusive ball gifts to all our guests, and of course, special appearances by our most honored and royal Disney friends as we join them before the Cinderella Castle in a beautiful ball to celebrate the love they share for each other.

And of course, what royal gathering would be complete without a royal send off as the evening ends with a special viewing of our new "Wishes" fireworks show." If you do attend please drop us an email to fill us all in on the details and let us know if the glass slipper fit. More details of the event can be found below;

See you next month.

<< Off Topic with Dizneyanna >>

Well, October was full of happenings around INTERCOT, so let's just get right into it!!

GoofysCowgirl wanted to know what we all preferred for cell phone rings.
Some liked to have a little Disney flair, while others preferred a basic ring. JanetMegan started the great flu shot debate, and it was interesting to see how people felt about it. Have you gotten *yours* yet? ;) We wished our Canadian neighbors to the North a Happy Thanksgiving in October, and it made us all look forward to ours coming up. Marker wanted to know if we all proof read our posts before we post them to the boards. I know that we got a good laugh because he had an error in his right from the get go.. ;) Point well made, Mark. We all should be more careful about proofing before we post. Makes it easier for everyone. Roland asked if we had any regrets so far in our lives. It was nice to see some folks that didn't, and good for those who did to get them off of their chests. The Florida Marlins took the World Series this year against the New York Yankees, winning the Series 4-2. Congratulations to them!! (I'm just glad that it's over so that my football team could get
  that nasty infield taken out..)

pjbs35a took a poll to find out how we all cope when we get the dreaded message that the boards are down for maintenance or upgrades. Seems that none of us deal with it too well, and we are all super glad that John keeps us up and running with minimal downtime. Thanks John!! :) DisneyRN inquired if there were any famous people registered at INTERCOT. While no one stepped forward, it wouldn't surprise me to know that there is *someone* lurking out there. Daylight savings time ended. I hope by this point that everyone has adjusted to the change. I'm having a little trouble going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. I feel a little like a mole. titleistboy was curious as to what the stories were behind the screen names that people chose when registering for INTERCOT. While some were pretty self-explanatory, others were not, and it was fun to see the inside stories.
Multiple wildfires broke out in the Southern California area, and an incredible amount of acreage and homes were lost, and one firefighter died.
Pixie Dust headed to all those folks as they begin to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives.

Let's have some cake and ice cream as we celebrate the October birthdays!!  Candles were lit this month for: Fangorn, BrerGnat, GeorgeOfTheJungle, Katmegali, candleshoe, vizsla, pink puppie, Erlesgirl, indymom, MNNHFL, Kris1074, 1957 Auntie, aprilisis, DisneyAggies, lovewalt, princess jasmine's sis, weswerx, leesa, WESTEN, harlowandthemermaid, winky, DW88, Edzter86, Imagination Host, Meghan, Mickey for President, and wendy*darling. Hope the fire department was not needed to help extinguish any of your cakes!! ;) Happy Birthday to you all!!

The INTERCOT Police were seen issuing citations for excessive posting. The blotter listed the following as violators: ChipDale -- 29K, PolyGirl40 -- 21K, Dizneyana -- 19K, Beast_Fanatic -- 19K TiggerRPh -- 17K, Disney_nut -- 10K, Melanears -- 10K, Jeff -- 4K, MNNHFL -- 4K, wendy*darling -- 3K, Munch -- 2K, ChipnDaleGal -- 2K, bjbunny -- 1K, HollyB -- 1K, bmwdsny -- 1K, Womble -- 1K, Scar -- Sr. Cast Member, and MaryBelle -- Cast Member. This is one time that you should be proud to receive a citation!! Congratulations, and keep up the good work!!

I told you there was a lot to report, and I am going to turn things back to the Editors now before they start making me count my words!! ;) See you next month!! I now return you to the real topic..

<< Conclusion >>

That concludes this installment. We'll see you later in the month with more Beyond Disney tips from Rhonda, we'll go Dining with Ian and Ron shares his knowledge of the Walt Disney railroad.

Happy Thanksgiving from the INTERCOT Staff.

<< INTERCOT Would Like To Thank>>

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