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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > August 2004

Intercot.com INTERCOT Insider
 August 2004 - Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

 As we prepare this edition of the Insider Florida is getting slammed by Hurricane Charley. The Orlando theme parks have closed and everyone is hunkered down to wait out the storm. We at INTERCOT hope everyone is now safe and sound and Charley is long gone.

In this issue we'll introduce you to a great rate currently being offered at Radisson Resort Parkway - as well as filling you in on the latest Disney News. Carol will let us in on what has been happening behind the INTERCOT scenes, Ray returns with his "bytes and pieces" and Jane stops in with the latest Water Cooler antics.

<< Vacation Specials >>

Radisson Resort Parkway Special Promotion
Radisson Resort Parkway has dropped their rates from now through September 30th for INTERCOT visitors. Rates begin at $75.95. If you enter “UPGR” in the Promo field you'll receive the Deluxe Pool View upgrade at no additional charge. Radisson Resort Parkway is conveniently located just 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World with free shuttle service, roomy guest accommodations and a Starbucks and Pizza Hut right on property!
More Details & Information

Walt Disney World Resort Special Reminder
Time is running out! The resort specials for room-only rates and Disney-Dream Maker packages for travelers vacationing at Walt Disney World between 8/29/04-9/29/04 must be booked by 8/28/04. Room-only rates range from $55+ per night for Value Resorts, $85+ per night for Moderate Resorts and $119+ per night for Deluxe Resorts. Rooms are subject to availability. For details on these and other special rates call INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their website and fill out a quote form. Don't miss out on this special.
Magical Journeys

Annual Passholder and Florida Residents Discounts Out For 8/29-9/29
Heads Up! Walt Disney World Annual Passholder and Florida Resident discounts are now in the reservation system for booking dates 8/29-9/29, 2004.
Discussion Here

<< Disney World Events with DisneyWizard >>

Disney's Play 4 Days Are Back!

Walt Disney World Resort will treat Florida residents to unlimited park-hopping at all four Disney theme parks on any four days of their choosing between July 30 and Nov. 21, 2004 -- all for only $119 per person, plus tax. Compared to buying four one-day one-park tickets at $54.75 plus tax per day, the savings add up to $100 per resident for four unforgettable days of Disney park-hopping magic.
More Details Here

"Echoes Of Africa" Opens At Epcot
In September Walt Disney World will open its sixth gallery in Epcot. American Heritage Gallery will explore African art. The new gallery will be located in the American Adventure pavilion in World Showcase.

"I'll be there next month so it will give me a new exhibit to look at. glad that they have some different exhibits from time to time to change things up & give us a chance to see different things we may not have been able to see."
- Crow

"really looking forward to this new exhibit!"
- cosmic ray

"Hallelujiah! I love new things around "the world."
- Denise

<< Carol's Communicore >>

Happy August, Everyone.

What's New?

The Incredibles Come to Florida! To prep for the November release of the Walt Disney Pictures presentation of the Pixar Animation Studios film, The Incredibles, some of the film’s star characters will be making appearances at Disney-MGM Studios beginning in October. 4.
Discussion & Details

We've added new pages to the Theme Parks section of INTERCOT, for the new attractions coming to Disney World in the near future. They include Expedition EVEREST, Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt Show and Soarin'. Check them out!

Speaking of new attractions; Annual Passholders are being invited to attend a sneak preview of
Stitch’s Great Escape. According to information received by passholders "Stitch chewed up the plans and they''re still piecing them back together". Details and dates should be available at the end of August. Stay tuned.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival details have been released. Click here for up-to-date information. The Eat to the Beat! concert series dates have been completed. (Insert a woo-hoo here as I get to see both Starship & the Beach Boys.) As always the performers are subject to change without notice.

10/01-10/05 - Kool & The Gang
10/06-10/10 --Starship with Mickey Thomas
10/11-10/12 -- The Beach Boys
10/13-10/15 -- Temptations Review with Dennis Edwards
10/16-10/20 - Taylor Dayne
10/21-10/25 - Commodores
10/29-10/30 - Survivor
10/31-11/04 - Blake Shelton
11/05-11/09 -- Eddie Money
11/10-11/14 - Chubby Checker & the Wildcats

Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends, the Boneyard and Festival of the Lion King have been added to the rehab list for Animal Kingdom. Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends will not be operating September 7 - September 11, 2004. Festival of the Lion King will be closed September 16 - September 18, 2004 and the Boneyard will not be open September 20 - October 14, 2004.  Another new rehab entry is the Magic Kingdom's Magic Carpets of Aladdin. It will be closed from September 13 - October 15. Liberty Square Riverboat will not be operating September 9 - 18, 2004. Also,  Blizzard Beach goes down for its winter rehab on October 24, 2004. For a complete list of closings visit INTERCOT's Info Central.
Closing & Refurbishment Schedule

Park Hours and Events are currently posted through October. Visit Info Central to finalize the last of your vacation plans.
Park Hours & Events

Happy Planning! See you all next month!

<< Bytes & Pieces with TiggerRPh >>

“Ummm….yeah that’s a cute one…little Johnny looks so darling here…oh wow, you got a picture with an Ewok…oh, that’s not an Ewok? It’s Aunt Grace…oh, sorry about that…well, this is a nice picture of Illuminations.”

We get a good number of questions about pictures, but they generally fall into one of two categories. So, let’s take them one at a time…

How do I post my picture into my profile?
There are two things you have to have first to do this. The first is a picture. It can be of you or what you what people to see about your personality. The second thing is…the picture has to be on the internet, with the picture having it’s own URL (internet address). Once you have these, all you have to do is click “My Profile” (located under “INTERCOT Boards”), then “Edit Profile”, add the URL to the field to the right of “Your Picture”, and then finally click “Update Profile”.

How can I share my pictures with everyone?
INTERCOT only allows the posting of pictures in two areas. In the Trip Report Forum, we allow you to post a link to a photo site (such as Ofoto and Webshots) that displays your trip pictures. All you have to do is click the “URL” tab in the “Instant UBB Code” area below the reply window, insert the URL of your photo site, click “OK”, give the link a name, then click “OK”.

The other area that we allow pictures is by linking your homepage in your profile to INTERCOT. In order to do this, you will need to access your profile as described above and insert the URL for your homepage into the field to the right of “Homepage”, and as above click “Update Profile” to complete the task.

We do ask that your homepage and any pictures linked are family in nature so as to remain consistent with INTERCOT’s “family friendly” mission.

<< Off Topic with ChipDale >>

Burgers or brats? With the Fourth of July kicking off the month, mjstaceyuofm polled INTERCOT members on their preference for their Independence Day cookouts. Among INTERCOTees, burgers won over brats 78% to 22%. Fireworks? Picnic? Baseball? How did you celebrate Independence Day? Cookouts, fireworks, swimming and baseball proved to be the most popular at INTERCOT – I hope everyone enjoyed and had a safe and fun holiday!

Did you know that in addition to celebrating Independence Day, July is also known as National Doghouse Repairs Month, Anti-Boredom Month and Cell Phone Courtesy Month? If not, then you need to read Lizzy’s July Celebrations! With such days as be a Dork Day, National Accountant’s Day and Drive-Thru Day there’s always something to observe! And how could we have missed July 6th – Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day? Sorry JohnY – we owe you a lunch! Be sure to look for Lizzy’s August celebrations list for more wacky holidays!

Are you as old as you feel? DisneyKim22 wanted to know if your age matters. With just a couple of exceptions, it seems that age makes no difference among INTERCOTees. I guess that being a Disney fan really does keep us all young at heart!

MickeysGirl’s Friday Water Cooler Parties for the month of July included a July 4th Fireworks Party, Strawberry Sunday Day, Happy 49th Birthday Disneyland, and to celebrate the last week of summer vacation for many of the INTERCOT moms and dads, the Schoolhouse Shebang! Stop on in next Friday and see what Jamie has cooked up for you!

Afraid to step on the scale? Is your waistline growing? Or, maybe you just would like to live a healthier lifestyle? Well, every Monday begins a new week with the INTERCOT Diet Club. Stop on in every week for support, tips and recipes with some of your fellow “losers” and you’ll see how much better you feel!

Need a good laugh? pjbs35a provided us with plenty last month. “Hillbilly Computer Jargon” and “Rock Songs for Folks Over Fifty” were just a couple of the jokes that Frankie shared with us. Thanks for the laughs, Frankie!

NikkiBell has started a new club in the Water Cooler: the Teachers Club. So, if you’re a teacher or school administrator, stop on in and share your stories, problems and experiences with your fellow teachers on an ongoing basis.

Special congratulations go to BrerGnat on the birth of her son on July 13th! Welcome little Maximo Diego!

July birthday celebrations were held for: ThisKnee, Dad, AtlDisneyPHreak, VickiP, Joyce47, darthdarrel, chanty9513, SplashMtnBoy, NYdaily, ckret1, tiff929, bettie, WDWacky, Kourtnie, roses, Freetime, DisneyKim22, alphamommy, DADx3, TheSorcererofFantasia, Mickey's Chick, smassadi, MScholl13, GoofysCowgirl, disney98, Rhetoric2000, PrincessJasmine, Skippy, Donalds Duckie, magickingdom67, TiggerFan13, Disneypro, EvaBryan, cosmic ray, Kathy_WE, Tinkerbell23, RNTinkFan, roryjulie, Nascfan, DisneyFanaticDargon, JanetMegan, Momof2boys, MS Jim's Daughter. I hope all of you had a great birthday!

Numerous posting milestones were reached in July. TiggerRPh – 22,000 posts, TiggTigg5 – 10,000 posts, MickeysGirl – 9,000 posts, faline – 9000 posts, Jeff – 8,000 posts, ChipnDaleGal – 6,000 posts, Lizzy – 6,000 posts, vizsla – 4,000 posts, alittle figment of your imagination – 3,000 posts, DisneyDog – 1,500 posts, DizneyFreak2002 – 1,300 posts, DisneyKim22 – 1,000 posts, Horizons93 – 1,000 posts, MegaDisney – 1,000 posts, and tink_cheer11 – Cast Member Trainee. Congratulations to all of you and keep up the quality posting!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I’ll see you all next month!

<< Conclusion >>

That concludes this issue of the Insider. As promised last month we'll be back at the end of the month with water, water everywhere! (Really - we will.) Beth is taking us to the Florida beaches. (Really - she is.) Jeanne will let us tag along while she visits the Disney water parks (really!), Linda, aka faline, begins a two part segment on vacation planning and much more. Until then stay safe and Happy INTERCOTing!

<< INTERCOT Would Like To Thank>>

The INTERCOT Insider and INTERCOT.com are supported by the following sponsors who in turn, help us bring the Magic to you!

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