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December 2005 - Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

Happy Holidays to all and welcome to the latest Insider! The Walt Disney World Resort is certainly bustling with activity this busy time of year. Hope all you recent holiday travelers had a festive and magical trip! Be sure to stop by the INTERCOT Trip Reports forum and tell us all about it.

Believe it or not, 2005 is coming to a close. What a year it has been, both good and bad! Walt Disney World has a lot of exciting things planned as we head into 2006. It looks to be a great year! So take a few minutes away from your holiday celebrations and spend them with us, as we fill you in on the latest Disney World news and information, plus our monthly INTERCOT happenings.

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<< Walt Disney World Events with Mel >>

A popular Epcot Future World pavilion opens back up after rehab, ESPN The Weekend dates announced, Walt Disney World celebrates the New Year in style, and Disney Vacation Club members get a sneak "peak" at Expedition: Everest.

Living Seas Pavilion Reopens
After going down for extensive renovations in June, the Living Seas in Epcot’s Future World has resumed operations. Guests now enter and exit through the former exit of the pavilion. This dual entrance/exit appears to be temporary, as a portion of the pavilion is still under construction. Upon entering visitors will find a new passage area with a gift shop to one side. Beyond this section is the newly refurbished SeaBase. All existing exhibits prior to the refurbishment remain unchanged and no new displays have been added.
"Well hate to see the hydrolators go, but at least they are moving in the right direction. Looking forward to the rides return." – skisurf2
"Had the opportunity to visit the Living Seas yesterday. Let me just say that the refurb looks great." – Coleby
"Thanks for the update. The changes sound good but I too will miss the hydrolators." – kms1066heb

Discussion Here

ESPN The Weekend Returns
ESPN and Walt Disney World Resort will once again offer fans the opportunity to see and hear some of their favorite ESPN personalities and athletes during the third annual "ESPN The Weekend". The event is presented by Speed Stick 24/7, and will take place at Disney-MGM Studios on March 3-5, 2006. The "Weekend" will feature on-site telecasts, star motorcades, Q&A sessions and much, much more.

Details Here

Pleasure Island New Year’s Gala
Pleasure Island guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve with live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and a champagne toast. The special event features performances by music artists Smash Mouth, S.O.S. Band and Paul Jackson Jr. The December 31 party is for guests 21+ and will rock Pleasure Island from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Admission is $89 plus tax and includes entry to all Pleasure Island nightclubs. For more information or to order tickets call 407-W-DISNEY.
"What a great way to spend New Years Eve. Wish I could go." – rpcwjr

Discussion Here

Celebrating The New Year At Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort ushers in 2006 with a dazzling display of entertainment, parades, fireworks, thrills and extended hours throughout the Vacation Kingdom. Both Epcot and Magic Kingdom will feature an earlier evening fireworks spectacular so that families with children can join in the revelry before they retire.

Complete Details

DVC Members Get a Sneak "Peak" at Expedition Everest
Disney Vacation Club Members are invited to take a sneak "peak" at Expedition Everest January 26-29, 2006. Each member must present their Vacation Club ID during this special preview event. As an added bonus, guests will receive a complimentary Expedition Everest lanyard and pin. The new Animal Kingdom thrill attraction officially opens in April and is designed to send guests on a high-speed train adventure into the Himalayas for a face-to-face encounter with the legendary Yeti.

Discussion & Details

Across the Boards with Figment! >>

Welcome back to another installment of Across the Boards. In this installment let’s take a look at how to quote other INTERCOTee’s and other parts of the site.

The first type of quote is when you want to quote another post. To do this simply click on the quotation marks symbol (“ “) in the bottom right corner of every post. Once clicking on this symbol you will be taken to a reply form with the post already in the reply field with the proper quote tags around it. Then simply fill in your reply below the quoted text like you would with any other reply, then click on the post button.

The second type of quote is when you want to quote another part of the site. To do this start off by hitting the reply button as you would for any other reply. Then copy and paste the text from another part of the site you would like to quote. Then once you have done this you will need to place quote tags around the text. As an example, let’s quote something from info central.

If I wanted to quote the following, “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Riders must be at least 40 inches (3'4") tall to ride.”

I would first copy and paste this information into the reply field, then before the text I would type [Quote=INTERCOT info Central]. Then after the quote I would type [/Quote]. The whole text would look like this:

[Quote=INTERCOT info Central]Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Riders must be at least 40 inches (3'4") tall to ride[/Quote]

Then filling in the rest of the reply and clicking on the post button, my quoted text would appear in quote format with the lead text “Originally posted by INTERCOT info Central”.

Until next time, happy browsing around the boards and see ya real soon!

<< Off Topic with ChipDale >>

Well, we have Thanksgiving under our belts (in more ways than one) and the Holiday season is upon us. Let’s look back at November’s Water Cooler happenings:

Did you go shopping on Black Friday? DizNee143 asked INTERCOTees if they were braving the crowds for bargains the day after Thanksgiving. Answers ranged from “no way!” (PolyGirl40, Munch, AvonleaCF, BrerGnat and ChipnDaleGal) to “yes I can’t wait” (dodukes, Momof2boys, MNNHFLTX, Mom2Princess’ and goofgal). However you spent Black Friday, I hope that it was enjoyable for you!

Along with Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, Lizzy reminded us that November is also Apple Month, International Drum Month, Family Stories Month and Adoption Awareness Month. Weekly celebrations included World Kindness Week, Pursuit of Happiness Week, Better Conversation Week and Fig Week. Daily observances in November were Sadie Hawkins Day, Dunce Day, Bean Day, National American Teddy Bear Day and World Television Day to name just a few. Stop in the Water Cooler next month to see what celebrations Lizzy has in store for us!

Even though it was only November 11th, Jeri Lynn wanted to know which of our INTERCOTees had started on their holiday decorating. While a lot of our members don’t decorate until after Thanksgiving, there were quite a number who had already begun! Ghost * Hostess was done, mamacon67 got hers done early so she could come home to a decorated house after her WDW vacation. Momof2boys took advantage of milder weather to get her lights up early, and DizNee143 already had one of their tree trees up in the beginning of November! However and whenever you decorate, I hope you are all enjoying the Holiday season!

Jamie’s Friday parties for November included Jane Will Be Happy To Be Your Beer Taste Tester Party (that one was my favorite!), the Military M*A*S*H Bash, Mickey Mouse’s Birthday Party, and the Pretty in Pepto Bismol Pink Party. Thanks Jamie and Nigel for entertaining us each Friday!

Congratulations to Strmchasr on the arrival of your new baby boy on November 11th. Welcome Veteran’s Day Baby Cole!

More congratulations go out to INTERCOT’s sister site, INTERCOT West on welcoming its 3000th member!

November posting milestones were reached by Beast_fanatic – 32,000 posts, PolyGirl40 –31,000 posts, ChipnDaleGal – 16,000 posts, MickeysGirl – 13,000 posts, DizneyFreak2002 – 5,000 posts, five all-the-way – 1,000 posts, Turkey Leg – 400 posts, tinkerbellybutton – Senior Cast Member, CanadianWDWFan – Senior Cast Member, cantgetenuff – Senior Cast Member, and WDWTEXAS – Cast Member. Great job everyone!

That about wraps it up for November. I hope all of you out there have a wonderful Holiday! See you next year!

<< Conclusion>>

That's it, our last issue of the INTERCOT Insider for 2005! We at INTERCOT wish you and yours a happy holiday season, and a blessed new year! We thank each and every one of you for making INTERCOT & INTERCOT West among the most visited Disney Vacation Planning Sites on the Internet.

Got that Disney World trip all planned for 2006? Make sure to visit the discussion boards and learn something new everyday. You'll be an expert in no time! Be on the lookout for your next issue of the Insider with up-to-date information and tips to help plan your trip. We'll see you in a couple of weeks!

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