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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > November 2006

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November 2006 - Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

HappyWe gather together – for another great edition of the INTERCOT Insider! Take some time away from your holiday preparations to catch up on what's happening at Disney World and on our ever-growing discussion boards, Rob and Jamie dine at Alfredo's and share their experience and Jason puts our INTERCOT knowledge to the test. Try not to peek at the answers! Let's get started

<< Across the Boards with Figment!  >>

Welcome Back to Across the Boards. With Thanksgiving here, the Insider has gotten into the spirit and is presenting you with this INTERCOT Turkey-Day Trivia Challenge. That’s right, it’s time to put on your thinking caps and test your knowledge of all things INTERCOT. The answers to all of these questions can be found somewhere on INTERCOT, so if you don’t know an answer you can try to find it!

Ready? Here we go ...

1) Who is the parent company of INTERCOT and INTERCOT’s Family of Sites and Content?
2) How many Discussion Board User Titles change the color of stars when moving up a level, but do not change the Title name?
3) Who is the Official Travel Agency of INTERCOT?
4) The INTERCOT Resort Guide is split into what two main sub-sections?
5) What is the name of INTERCOT’s News Blog and Guide to Disney Web Sites?
6) When is INTERCOT’s 10th Anniversary Party?
7) Where on INTERCOT can you find basic info on all of Walt Disney World’s Dining Locations and even Dining Location Guide Maps?
8) Where on INTERCOT can you find attraction descriptions, pictures, and video?
9) Why have INTERCOTees been sending pictures of their meals at Disney World to INTERCOT?
10) Besides the Discussion Boards, where on INTERCOT can you find information on such topics as "Magic Your Way" Vacation Packages, Single Travelers, Disney Characters, Strategies For Dealing With Crowds, Historic Temp Averages by Day and Holiday Celebrations?


<< Walt Disney World Events with Mel  >>

14th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - April 5 - June 3, 2007
Pirates and Princesses will reign at Epcot April 5-June 3, 2007 for the 14th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Topiaries featuring a pirate ship, Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinker Bell will highlight the 2007 festivities. Thirty million flowers and trees, lush rose gardens and elaborate topiaries will grace the park's 300 acres. Nightly Flower Power concerts will rock the landscape with live entertainment from top acts of the 60s and '70s. Previously running for seven weeks, the popular festival expands to 60 days this year and offers more floral fantasy and gardening fun than ever before.

Discussion

Cinderella Castle ‘Suite Dreams’
As part of the Year of A Million Dreams celebration, Walt Disney World Resort will begin awarding select vacationers an exclusive stay in a one-of-a-kind suite. Unused castle space is being transformed into Cinderella Castle Suite -- a place where lucky Walt Disney World guests will spend a dream-come-true night beginning in late January 2007. Guests will be chosen early in the day to spend that night in the royal suite inside Cinderella Castle. After the rest of the Magic Kingdom guests have headed home, these lucky recipients can wrap themselves in the cozy comforts of their dream suite complete with rich details befitting the 17th century fairytale and the French chateaus that inspired the design of Cinderella Castle.

Details & Discussion

"Finding Nemo -The Musical" Sneak Previews
The undersea world of the hit film "Finding Nemo" comes to life in a new musical stage show at Animal Kingdom, as part of The Year of a Million Dreams. Guests can get a sneak peek at the show November 5-18, 2006. "Finding Nemo-The Musical" will immerse visitors in the story of Marlin and Nemo through a dazzling production that combines puppets, dancers, aerialists and animated backdrops. Specific show times during the soft opening will be shared with guests daily on the park tip board. In addition; sneak previews for Annual Passholders are being set aside for each day's first seating December 1–10, 2006. Passholders must sign up on the passholder web site, in advance to attend. Confirmation and ID is required.

Discussion
Information & Photos

<< Dining Out with MickeysGirl & Nigel  >>

Hi all, and welcome to another edition of Dining Out! This month we thought we’d discuss a place with a little bit of Italian Flair… L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Restorante, which can be found in the Italy Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. After basking in the air of Italian romance and architecture, you can be wined and dined with authentic Italian Cuisine while being serenaded by a trio of violins.

Alfredo’s offers genuine Italian cuisine in the form of pastas like Le Originali Fettuccine Alfredo and Lasagnette Pasticciate alla Modenese (aka Lasanga), salads like Alfredo's Famous Caesar Salad, as well as many Italian desserts such as Gelati and Cannolis. There are also many Italian favorites for our little diners too. Selections such as child portion Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti and Lasagna are available along with standard “kid friendly” staples like Chicken Nuggets. There is also an extensive wine list to add a certain level of class to any meal here. The restaurant itself allows for very elegant dining with an intimate feel though the tables are laid out in a very open, high ceiling room. The beautiful Italian Architecture flows through the interior of the restaurant as well, continuing that transition to this most amazing country.

Meal prices here are comparable to other establishments around World Showcase. The lunch menu selections range from $10-25 per entrée for adults and average $5 for children. Dinner entrees range from $15-25 per entrée for adults and also average around $5 for children. All children’s meals come with a soft drink.

Advanced Dining Reservations are highly recommended for this establishment and can be made by contacting Walt Disney World Dining at (407)WDW-DINE. Alfredo’s also participates in both the Magic Your Way with Dining Plan and the Disney Dining Experience. If you are interested in checking out what Alfredo’s has to offer, INTERCOT has both the Lunch and Dinner menus available for reference.

Alfredo’s offers elegant dining for the whole family. Personally though, we prefer to dine here when we’re in a mood for a more romantic meal. We simply adore the entire Italian Pavilion, so having a meal here only finishes off an already wonderful experience taking in the art, architecture and music that is Italy. We hope you enjoy your dining experience in beautiful Italy! Ciao!


<< Off Topic with ChipDale  >>

Boo! How was your Halloween? Seems like we had all sorts of Halloween happenings in the Water Cooler last month.

minnie-mouse wanted to know what sort of costumes INTERCOTees (or their kids) would be wearing this year. DisneyDog’s son was Superman, Ghost*Hostess’ daughter was Ariel, Amy-rella’s daughters went as Cinderella and Mulan. Some members’ kids went the traditional route: DarthMacho’s daughter was a witch, iheartmickey’s daughter went as a black cat, DisneyAggies’ son was a scarecrow and Sunni9998’s daughter dressed as a witch. The big hit this year? Pirates of the Caribbean of course! Just ask a few of our members: kakn7294’s daughter, ElenitaB’s son, DVC2004’s son, Kenny1113’s son, JustCallMeSquishy’s daughter all wore Pirates gear. Whether you dressed up or not, I hope your Halloween was fun!

Have you ever been “spooked”? cantgetenuff shared her first-time experience: “I opened the door, and there was a big jack-o-lantern bag FILLED with goodies! Coloring books, candy and treats, toys, etc. There was a cute little poem, saying something to the effect that we had been 'spooked' and now needed to make two copies of this letter and make two treats for two of our friends to "spook" them.” So next year, try sharing this cute idea with your neighbors and friends!

Happy Birthday INTERCOT! We celebrated our 9th anniversary on October 12th! Thank you JohnY for creating this wonderful place that we all call our Internet home!

Jamie’s Friday parties for October included the It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Inter-World Party, the Friday the 13th Funtastical Freaky Friday Party, the Phabulously Phun Phaux Photography Phestival, and to top off the month we had the INTERCOT Freaky Frightful Friday Halloween Party. Thanks Jamie for another month of fun Fridays!

Special congratulations go out to Lizzy on her marriage on October 14th! Lizzy, we wish you and Ian all the happiness that you deserve so much! Best wishes! Also, congratulations to PolyGirl on being selected as the Feature Family of the Day on Webshots! Way to go, Carol!

October posting milestones were celebrated for PolyGirl40 – 36,000 posts, DizneyFreak2002 – 12,000 posts, Bethanymouse – 5,000 posts, alpro2 – 3,000 posts, Mickey’sGirl – 2,000 posts, magic my way – 2,000 posts, disneydrmr – 1,500 posts, Dsnygirl – 1,000 posts, wdwgrl377 – 900 posts, amd780 – 700 posts, BelleBeauty – 600 posts, Ms.Disney – 600 posts, PrincessCandaceMarie – 500 posts, Disney Doodle – 500 posts, KAJUNKING – 500 posts, dteed – Senior Cast Member, mmouse566 – Senior Cast Member, AFDisneyFam – Senior Cast Member, and chrisb626 – Senior Cast Member. Congratulations all and keep up the quality posting!

That wraps up our second fall edition. See you next month – I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

<< Across the Boards - Answers  >>

1) Levelbest Communications
2) Two, Cast Member Trainee and Senior Team INTERCOT Cast Member
3) Magical Journeys Travel Agency
4) “Resorts on Disney Property” and “Nearby Resorts & Accommodations
5) WebDisney
6) October 12 thru October 14, 2007
7) The INTERCOT Walt Disney World Dining Guide
8) The INTERCOT Theme Park Guide
9) So they can be added to INTERCOT’s growing collection of Walt Disney World Food Photos
10) INTERCOT info Central

So how’d you do? Regardless, hopefully you’ve learned a bit more about INTERCOT and how it can help you plan a wonderful vacation to Walt Disney World.

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


<< Conclusion>>

Thanks for reading this edition of the Insider. With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching for Americans, we here at INTERCOT are very thankful for all our members worldwide. Happy Thanksgiving to all! We'll be back in a few weeks.

 
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