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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > July 2005

Intercot.com INTERCOT Insider
 July 2005 - Edition Two

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<< Introduction >>

As July comes to a close, we inch closer and closer to our Happiest Gathering on INTERCOT. OK OK, shameless plug. In today’s Insider Ron fills us in on the History of Donald Duck, Jamie and Rob give a mouth-watering review of Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort, and we’ll entice you Mousehut users with some new features soon to launch. Come on everybody, here we go!

<< History & Trivia with WDWdriver  >>

Donald's Family Tree

I suspect that some of you are a little confused about Donald Duck and his relationships with other residents of Duckburg. Well, sit back and relax. I’m here to clear it all up for you.

Donald Fauntleroy Duck (yes, Fauntleroy) first appeared in The Wise Little Hen in 1934. Donald’s parents are Quackmore Duck and Hortense McDuck. His grandparents are Humperdink Grampa Duck and Elvira Grandma Duck Coot, who is a descendant of Duckburg’s founder, Cornelius Coot.

Over the years we have learned that Donald is the nephew on his mothers side of Scrooge McDuck, and Donald has a girlfriend named Daisy. His first girlfriend was Donna Duck, Daisy’s older sister, who first appeared in Don Donald in 1937. Daisy became his girlfriend in Mr. Duck Steps Out in 1940. Donald’s lucky cousin, Gladstone Gander, is a rival who has also dated Daisy. Donald has a twin sister, Della Thelma Duck, whose nickname is Dumbella. She is married to Daisy’s brother (not named) and is the mother of Donald’s nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Daisy has two aunts, Matilda and Drusilla. Her sister, Donna, is the mother of Daisy’s nieces, April, May and June.
There. Now you can clearly see how everyone is related. You’re welcome.

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<< Dining with MickeysGirl and Dr_Nigel_C  >>

Welcome all you beach partiers! Hope everyone is ready for this month’s fun in the sun filled issue of Dining Out! This month, we are focusing on some casual, but not to be missed, resort dining at Beaches and Cream. As one of the many of the unique dining experiences that can be found at Walt Disney World, Beaches and Cream throws you back to yesteryear to the days of poodle skirts and cool cruisers. The theming is that of an old time soda fountain, complete with real cherries in your Cherry Coke! Located at the Beach Club Resort, no admission is required to get in. If you choose to drive over, just simply inform the gentleman at the gate and he will let you through. You can also gain access through the Friendship Boats that run between Epcot, the Yacht Club, Boardwalk, Swan and Dolphin resorts. Sorry Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR) are not accepted at this restaurant, and the seating is limited so make sure you get there early. One tip is to plan your meal slightly before or after “regular” meal times, your wait will not be quite as long. For those more interested in eating in their rooms or by the pool, Take out Service is also available.

If you are wondering what kind of food you might find at a soda fountain, well let us tell you… Soda Fountain Food! You can get an array of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, sodas, shakes, onion rings and they are all excellent! We’ve tried many a burger, and we think this place has the best burgers on Disney property! Yummy! And of course, don’t forget about the ice cream! You can order ice cream, shakes, floats, sundaes and banana splits; that is if you have room left! This is also the home of the illusive “Kitchen Sink”! More ice cream and brownies than many groups could think to handle, plus an entire can of whipped cream! We saw a couple of brave souls trying to put a dent in this place on our last visit. Wonder how that worked out? Anyway… The cost of an adult meal here will run around $10 per entrée, kids meals around $6, and desserts between $5-10, unless you want the Kitchen Sink, that’s a bit more. This restaurant also accepts both the Magic Your Way with Dining Plan and the Disney Dining Experience Card.

This is a restaurant that is fun for the whole family. If you are a couple out for a stroll on the beach, you can go in and share a thick chocolate shake with two straws in a booth all to yourself. If you have the kids with you they might take one look at the menu and hope that mom and dad will let them have their dessert first (or maybe instead of) their meal! Also, it’s very convenient to the surrounding Yacht Club and Boardwalk resorts or a nice stroll over from Epcot’s International Gateway. Any way you look at it is a great way to get a break from the heat, take a trip back in time and chill out in a cool place! Hope you all enjoy your next trip to Beaches and Cream. Happy dining!

<< Conclusion >>

We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Insider. Thank you to all of our contributors and subscribers – we’ll be back in your mailbox in just a few weeks. Until then, and happy planning!

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