- Edition Two
Subscribers & Growing ~
<< Introduction >>
Have you noticed
the countdown on INTERCOT's front page? That's right, we're counting the
days until the
Happiest Gathering on INTERCOT (HGOI), and it's not too late
for you to make arrangements to attend. Come one and come all, for this
great gathering of INTERCOTees, friends and family, brought together by a
common love of Walt Disney World and INTERCOT!
It's all taking place the second weekend of October, at the Walt Disney
World Resort. It will be a fun-filled weekend of events, with a private
Illuminations viewing being the highlight of the Gathering. Sign up, make
plans and we'll see you there. Registration for the IllumiNations viewing will close at midnight, Friday September 30.You
may reserve your space through our
online order form.
It's sure to be an event to remember!
For now, let's catch up on current events at Walt Disney World, with
Carol's Communicore, ideas for costumes for Mickey's
Not So Scary Halloween Party and Vacation Specials. We've had a lot going on at INTERCOT. The
new discussion boards have been exciting for all, but you still may have
some lingering questions which Jason (Figment!) aims to answer. And our
August Water Cooler happenings are sure to delight. Let's get started!
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<< Carol's Communicore >>
Happy Fall, Everyone!
Disney has released Magic Your Way package discounts for guests traveling
October 23 through December 25, 2005. Rates are valid most nights from:
10/23/05 - 11/20/05, 11/26/05 - 12/4/05 & 12/10/05 - 12/25/05. Travel must
be completed by 12/25/05. Prices start at $999 for a family of 4 at a select
Value Resort. Ask for code YQC. Vacations must be booked before October 23.
The number of rooms is limited. For more details and additional discounts
call INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283,
or visit their
web site and fill out a quote form.
Super Soap Celebrities Announced!
More than 30 ABC Daytime stars from "All My Children," "One Life To Live"
and "General Hospital" will appear at the 10th Annual ABC Super Soap Weekend
at Disney-MGM Studios, November 12-13, 2005. The line-up includes; Susan
Lucci, Walt Willey, Steve Burton, Kimberly McCullough, Erika Slezak,
Heather Tom and many, many more. ABC Super Soap Weekend is the largest soap fan
event held anywhere in the country and is included with theme park admission
to the Disney-MGM Studios.
Celebrity Line-Up & Details
Cinderella Honorary Princess of the Day
Each day in October, an honorary princess will be selected at random to
participate in the midday parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The
princess will ride in a horse-drawn coach and receive a private meeting with
Cinderella, a gown and tiara for the special occasion and a copy of
"Cinderella" on DVD.
Haunted Hayrides are being offered at Fort Wilderness on;
October 14,15,17,18,19,21,22,24,26,28,29,30 & 31.
Reservations must be made at Fort Wilderness Kennel on the same day as the
ride. The Kennel is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm . The cost is $15 for adults,
$10 for children.
Park Hours, Events and Extra Magic Hour schedules are currently
posted through November. Visit Info Central to fine-tune your upcoming
Extra Magic Hour.
See you next month. Happy Planning!
<< Across the Boards with Figment!
The brand new discussion boards have many new features; one of these new
features is the option to post using one of three “editor modes”. These
modes are Basic Editor, Standard Editor or Enhanced Interface, each mode has
it’s own advantages and disadvantages so lets look at a few FAQ’s concerning
the availability of the different modes.
Q: What are the main differences between each mode?
A: Each mode offers the user a different level of control over the posts.
The Basic Editor only offers a subject field and a reply field, this is the
most simple editing option. This mode does not have any short cut buttons,
so any formatting will need to be inputted by their specific code using what
are called “tags”. If you are unfamiliar with typical message board coding,
but like to use formatting this is not the mode for you. If you like to post
with quick unformatted replies, this mode is a good choice.
The Standard Editor is most similar to the posting mode on the “old boards”.
This mode uses buttons for all of the formatting and provides input fields
from there. While there are some new features and some differences between
this mode and the old posting mode, this is the mode that should feel most
familiar to those used to the old boards. When using formatting, the code
for the formatting appears in the reply field. While this does allow you to
easily change the coding for those in the know, it can make posts appear
quite messy if lots of formatting is used.
The Enhanced Interface is the newest to the boards. This mode is also
known as the What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) Editor, due to the fact
that all formatting in your post appears in the reply field as you apply it.
In this mode when you copy and paste something from another source, the same
formatting from the source carried over into the reply field. For example if
you copy the word “INTERCOT” which is bolded and the color blue when you
paste it into the reply field the word ‘INTERCOT” will still be bolded and
the color blue; in the other modes this formatting would have been lost.
While this mode does offer some advantages it also is the most complicated
and has the most chance of being incompatible with your browser.
Q: How do I know which mode I am currently in and how can I change my
A: To check what mode you are currently in or to change you mode follow this
1) Click on “User CP”, this option is to the far left at the top bar of
2) Once in the Control Panel (CP) look on the left hand toolbar for a choice
called “Edit Options”, click on this choice
3) Once on this page scroll down to the bottom of the page, there is a field
labeled “Miscellaneous Options” and contains the field “Message Editor
4) The current option displayed in this field is the mode you are currently
5) To change your mode, click on the down arrow button next to select a
different mode from the drop down list
6) Then click on the “Save Changes” button below this field.
Q: I’m having problems using some of the features of the editor I am
using, what can I do?
A: Not all of the features of each mode may be compatible with your browser,
if you are having problems using multiple features with a specific mode try
using a different mode.
Q: Are hyperlinks inserted the same way in each mode?
A: No they are not, each mode has a slightly different way of inserting
hyperlinks into a post. When you are trying to add a hyperlink to another
thread, somewhere else on INTERCOT or to one of our sponsors, you need to
first identify which mode you are in. Based off the mode you will need to
follow the corresponding steps:
Since this mode is only a reply field so you will need to type the code
yourself. Coding on message boards commonly uses “open tags” and “close
tags”. Think of it as telling the computer to start and stop a link.
If I wanted to make a link to intercot.com displaying the text “INTERCOT” as
my link text I would:
1) Type the open tag like this [URL=http://www.intercot.com]
2) Type the link text INTERCOT
3) Type the closed tag [/URL]
The link in your reply field all together should look like this:
1) Click on the button with the picture of a globe with a chain link below
2) A prompt will appear asking for asking for the “link text” insert into
this field the text that you would like to become the link
3) Click OK
4) A prompt will appear asking for asking for the “URL” insert into this
field the web address you would like to link to.
5) Click OK
This is the same process as with the “old board” except the link text and
web address are added in the reverse order.
This mode you add links to already existing text as opposed to inserting a
1) Type the text as you would like it to appear in the link
2) Highlight the text you would like to be the link
3) With the text still highlighted click on the button with the picture of a
globe with a chain link below it
4) A prompt will appear asking for asking for the “URL” insert into this
field the web address you would like to link to. Insert the address into the
field labeled “URL”, leave the “Type” field alone.
5) Click OK
Q: Does the mode affect the way I insert Smilies?
A: Yes it does. In the Basic Editor you can not insert smiles, unless you
know the code fore each individual smiley. Other than the typical :) :( and
;) it is not likely you would be able to practically insert smilies using
this mode, so if you like to frequently use those neat little faces this
mode is not for you.
In Standard Editor and Enhanced Interface, smilies are
inserted the same way just from different places. In both of these modes you
see a list of the smilies and click on the one you want to use to insert it
into your post. In the Standard Editor a menu is displayed to the right of
the reply field that displays several smilies, to view all smilies click on
the link that reads “More” in the bottom left hand corner of this menu. In
the Enhanced Interface a drop down menu is accessed by clicking on the
button with the picture of a white smiley face. The men will display several
smiles, to view all the smilies scroll to the very bottom of the list and
click in the area displaying the text ‘show all smilies”.
Well, that’s all this issue, join us next issue for some other helpful hints
for using the new boards.
Off Topic with ChipDale >>
Well, we made it
through the dog days of summer, the kiddies are finally back in school, and
life can get back to “normal” for a lot of us!
According to Lizzy, August was Happiness Happens Month, National Catfish
Month, Romance Awareness and Peach Month! We also celebrated National
Scrabble Week, Clown Week, Elvis Week and Weird Contest Week. Daily
observances in August included Work Like a Dog Day, S’mores Day, Vinyl
Record Day, Kiss and Make Up Day, Nagging Day and Crackers on the Keyboard
Day! Thank you Lizzy for providing this fun information to us each month!
Are you hungry? Janet Megan started a “favorite recipe” topic with her
recipe for Pork Chop and Pineapple Pie. SBETigg shared the recipe for the
50’s Prime Time Café S’mores,
DisneyWhirled gave us her recipe for Baked Stuffed Haddock, and
crazypoohbear even shared a Weight Watchers Pork Chops recipe. So, if you
don’t know what to make for dinner tonight, come check out this topic in the
Have some ICE? And I don’t mean the frozen water kind. I’m talking about In
Case of Emergency. By placing the letters “ICE” in front of your “in case of
emergency” contacts in your cell phone, EMTs and other emergency workers can
quickly identify who to call if you’re in an emergency situation. Thanks
Munch for that tip!
Have you ever thought about which 5 things invented in the past few years
that you can’t live without? Well, tinkerbelle75 asked INTERCOTees that very
question and the results were interesting. Mentioned most often were
hi-speed Internet, cell phones, iPods, DVDs, AIM and of course INTERCOT!
Jamie’s August Friday parties included the Fresh Breath Bash, the Outer
Space Party Place (to honor Space Shuttle Discovery for a safe return), the
Super Spud Soarin’ Party Au Gratin (to celebrate Aviation Day and Potato
Day), and the Keep Out Katrina Party (too bad that Katrina didn’t listen).
Stop in this Friday and see what Jamie and Nigel have cooked up for you!
Congratulations to rt207 and BrerGnat on their impending arrivals of new
INTERCOTees! Tam and Natalie, we all hope that you have healthy, happy
pregnancies! And special congratulations to Flower on the adoption of a
17-month old boy, Brandon! Best Wishes to you and Jay, Lea-Ann!
August birthday celebrations were held for: Zippa D Doodah, Kit-Kat,
ShelbyAD, Dracula766, disneydeb, ElenitaB, DizneyFreak2002,
CrusherCarsonsmomma, Brendansmom, Wishing Star, Disney-4-Me, Deni4000,
PrinceVincent, angel8783, Earnhardt321, goofy for pluto, Dopeysfriend, Beach
Club Babe, DisneyJim08101963, Jennib, ChesireLisa, Pongo, Hammer,
twistedmickey, Mickey Loves Golf, Jeri, bywheel, Iago, mono, Teay,
PrincessPatty, Lizzy, goudaman40 (Tifany), Piglet822,Funforall, Tynkerbelle,
JerseyMouse, Marker, DisneyDog, Cinderella7299, GBBT, Fantasmic, cjdive,
FROGO823, TiggerMania, ddcrna, mickeyd, ShanPooh, DisneyRN, Lindsey, Buzz
Fanatic, Disney Addiction, HEATHERW, Roland, TiggerGuy, and Britta. I hope
that all of you had a fantastic day!
August posting milestones were reached by: PolyGirl40 – 30,000 posts, Blfarm
– 2,000 posts, DisneyDudet – 2,000 posts, Mom2Princess’ – 2,000 posts, Iago
– 2,000 posts, ElenitaB – 2,000 posts, Googlie Bear – 1,000 posts,
mrsgaribaldi – 1,000 posts, Disneydol - 1,000 posts, and MissOrlando98 – 700
posts. Great job everyone – keep up the good work!
That about wraps it up for August. Let’s hope that our summer can linger
just a little longer before those leaves start falling!
Costume Fun with Figment!>>
Autumn is here and that means so is
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This year the event is being held
September 30, October 2, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 30 & 31 at the Magic
Kingdom theme park. Like with many parties one of the
big worries in planning to attend is what to wear. The Insider has you
covered here as we take a look at the Halloween costumes Disney has out for
2005. From heroes to villains, princes to princesses, and sea creatures to
aliens, Disney has introduced over 80 new costumes this year as well as
keeping a few favorites. Costumes are tailored especially for children,
toddlers, infants or adults, so kids of all ages can get in on the Halloween
Perfectly Prince & Princess
Dreams can come true this Halloween, as Disney has released two distinct
lines of Princess costumes for Girls. The Princess Deluxe line is described
as “keepsake, heirloom quality costumes” and features both the Belle Deluxe
Cape and Gown costume and the Cinderella Deluxe Wedding Gown costume. Disney
is also releasing a Disney Princess line. The princesses included in this line are Snow
White, Aurora, Cinderella, Mulan, Ariel and Jasmine. Each costume features a
cameo of the princess. Many accessories can be purchased separately. The costumes
range from $85/$66
Disney has also released a pair of princess costumes and a Mrs. Potts
costume in Misses sizes.
Let’s not forget the Princes of the family either; Disney is releasing a
Prince Philip costume for Boys and a Prince Charming costume for Men. The complete costumes
sells for $49/$79.
Everyone’s favorite characters are coming out for Halloween this year in
a variety of styles and sizes. The famous couple of the Mouse House in
particular is being released in three versions. Mickey Mouse is available in
a Mickey Adult Costume for Men, a Mickey Toddler Costume and a
Mickey 2-Pc Infant Costume. Mickey’s female counterpart is also
available in three varieties this year. A Minnie Adult
Costume for Misses, a Minnie Costume for Girls and a Minnie 2-Pc Infant
In addition to the first couple of Disney, some other familiar faces will be
available as well. Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy are being released as
three unique adult costumes. Each costume comes in the classic style of the
character’s wardrobe with a hat (Donald head, Daisy head, or Goofy hat with
ears) gloves (Donald hands, Daisy hands, or Goofy gloves) and shoe covers
(Donald webbed feet, Daisy pink shoes or Goofy shoes). The Donald Duck,
Daisy Duck and Goofy costumes sell for $69.50 each. Also off the
streets of Toontown are the Jessica Rabbit and Roger Rabbit Adult costumes.
Got a taste for adventure this Halloween? Disney has you covered here
too. The Power Ranger SPD costumes for children feature full suit costumes,
including helmet hoods and boot shoe covers and a foam light-up blaster.
Ahoy mateys, that be one scary looking pirate ahead. Two
pirate costumes are available this year, a Jack Sparrow costume for Men and a Glow-in-the
Dark Skeleton pirate costume for Boys. The Jack Sparrow costume comes with
typical swashbuckling attire and sells for $92. The
Glow-in-the Dark Skeleton Pirate costume comes with typical swashbuckling
attire including a pirate hat with dreadlocks, boots, a sword, eye-patch,
spy-glass and exposed glow-in-the dark skeleton. This complete costume sells
If you’re feeling a bit tropical or out of this world, Disney has both Lilo and
Stitch costumes for children.
Playhouse Disney comes alive this Halloween with three costume offerings
for Toddlers. Available are Jo Jo, Olie and Zowie for $29.50 each.
Nemo and Friends
Make some waves this Halloween with Nemo and Friends.
Costume selections include; Dory and Nemo for Toddlers, and Nemo and
Squirt for infants.
100 Acre Woods
There are a number of options for fun in the 100 Acre Wood this Halloween.
For infants there are 6 different costumes inspired by the
characters of the 100 Acre Woods; Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Hunny Pot Pooh,
Roo, and Lumpy Costumes. Each sells for $24.50 each. Don’t think adults got left, both a Tigger
and a Pooh costume are available in adult sizes.
Heroes and Heroines
Disney is making it easy to have a heroic Halloween, with its
line up of Hero and Heroine costumes. A Maggie Racing Suit costume comes
complete with a white racing suit, racing helmet and Herby plush trick-or
treat bag. Disney is also coming out with W.I.T.C.H. Will, Kim Possible, and
The sprightly pixie Tinkerbell will be spreading Halloween cheer this season
with two varieties available. The Tinkerbell Adult Costume for Misses
features the likeness of the character and sells of $79.50. The Tinkerbell
Costume for Girls includes a fairy crown, wand and shoes. This complete
costume sells for $56.00.
For the Boys, a Hercules, Peter Pan and Toy Story costumes
are being offered this year. Want something heroic the whole family can get
in on? Then you’re in luck with Disney’s Incredibles Family Costume line.
For even more costumes, further details and
ordering/size information see the
Disney Direct Halloween Bootique.
<< Conclusion >>
Wow, we sure
covered a lot in this issue! We'll be back soon with, among other things,
more great trivia with WDWDriver, another scrumptious dining review from
Mickey'sGirl and Nigel, and a full report from the Happiest Gathering on
INTERCOT. Better yet, why don't you just join us at the HGOI and get the
information first hand! Until next time, happy INTERCOTing!
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