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Summertime, and the livin' is easy. We may be half way through the Summer,
but all the info stuffed into this edition of the Insider is no Mid-Summer
Night’s Dream. In this edition we cover Disney Park events coast to coast,
stay up-to-date on the latest deals, welcome a new INTERCOT sponsor, check
out the latest updates to info central, review some signature related FAQ’s
and cover the latest chit chat around the water cooler.
on to them hats and glasses, cause this here’s the most informative ride on
<< Coast to Coast Disney with Mel >>
Epcot Wand Coming Down
Many Epcot purists will read with great delight that Epcot Vice President
Jim MacPhee announced that the "Mickey Hand and Wand" above Spaceship Earth
since the 2000 Celebration would be removed beginning Monday, July 9th.
This includes the Epcot script and stars as well.
This is great news! Spaceship Earth will be itself again. – Horizon93
It will be so nice to have Epcot and Spaceship Earth,
back to the original design, and they way I remembered it when I walked
through the gates in 1985. – 2Epcot
I am really bummed. The hand & wand never bothered me
like it so bothered others. I liked the festive, sparkly greeting and it
gave the ball that exciting and interesting preview for the greatness that
is Epcot. – Roo Girl
& Discussion Here
Festival of the Masters Returns to Walt Disney World
Downtown Disney is the canvas for more than 150 artisans to display their
creations during the 32nd annual Festival of the Masters. Sculpture,
jewelry, painting, photography, glass, and digital art are just some of the
art genres showcased at this year's event. It also includes live
entertainment, children's activities and culinary treats. The event takes
place November 9-11, 2007 from 9:30am - 5:30pm each day of the festival.
Admission is complimentary.
It is a wonderful, relaxing way to end a vacation. Our favorite part is all
the sidewalk chalk drawings. – Mary Pop’s Mom
I've never been to Festival of the Masters before. I think I'll make this
year my first visit to it. – Piglet822
& Discussion Here
All Disney World Hotels to Go "Green" in 2008
The Walt Disney Co. has taken the lead in greening its hotels In Florida.
The State certified Green Hotels typically have low-flow fixtures,
energy-efficient appliances, provide guests with recycling containers in
each room and automatically shuts off air conditioning units with sensors
that detect when the room is unoccupied. Disney expects to certify all 18 of
its Florida hotels by Earth Day 2008.
Walt Disney was always promoting responsible use of our resources, and
protecting the environment. Good for Walt Disney World to continue to
promote this. - AndrewJackson
I always reuse towels, recycle everything, take public transportation and do
my part the other 50 weeks of the year. When I am paying $300-$400 a
night for a vacation, I want a fresh towel EVERY DAY and a cool room.
Sorry. – GrumpySue
Magical Beginnings Concert Details Released
From August 6 through October 28, 2007 Walt Disney World Resort will host
"Magical Beginnings". During these dates, families can dance and sing with
Playhouse Disney in Concert. Youngsters can bebop with Disney Channel
favorites; The Doodlebops, Johnny and the Sprites, Imagination Movers,
Ralph's World, Choo Choo Soul, and Dan Zanes and Friends. All entertainment
is scheduled to appear at the temporary venue adjacent to the Rock 'n'
Roller Coaster Courtyard. Times: 10:00, 11:15 am and 12:15 & 1:45 pm.
Halloween Dreams Come True Beginning September 21 at Disneyland
Following up on the success of its inaugural season last year, Disney’s
HalloweenTime will return to the Disneyland Resort this fall with a lively
mix of Disney characters in seasonal costumes, whimsical décor, decked-out
attractions, themed shows and tasty treats designed with the whole family in
mind. This inviting interactive Halloween experience at Disneyland and
Disney’s California Adventure will begin a week earlier this year starting
Friday, September 21, and continuing through Wednesday, October 31.
the Boards with Figment! >>
Welcome back to Across the Boards. In this installment let’s review some
FAQ’s regarding signatures.
Q: What is a signature?
A: A signature is a set of text that appears at the bottom of
your posts. This is can serve as a send off, your favorite quote or a list
of all the trips you have taken to Disney World. Making a signature allows
you to have the desired text appear at the bottom of each post with out
having to re-type it every time you make a post.
Q: How to I make or change a signature?
A: To make a signature or to change an existing one the processes is
essentially the same. First click on “User CP” on the top left corner of the
blue bar on the main forum page. From there click on the “ Edit Signature”
option at the top of the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Once here
you will find a page that looks like a reply form. All of the features like
font color, font style, bold, italic and underline work the same way when
making a signature as they do when making a post. Simply fill in the field
and then click the ‘Save Signature” button when you are finished.
Q: Can I use smilies in my signature?
A: No, Smilies will not show up in signatures.
Q: Can I post a link or my e-mail address in my signature?
A: No, hyperlinks and e-mail address are not allowed in member
signatures per the terms of service agreement. The only exception are links
to other parts of INTERCOT and INTERCOT sponsors.
Q: Is there a limit on how big my signature can be?
A: Yes, signatures cannot contain more than 300 characters (spaces
are counted as characters). In addition, please be courteous in the visual
length of your signature. It is not good board etiquette to makes others
scroll through excessively long signatures to simply get to the next post.
Q: Can I post pictures in my signature?
A: No. In order to keep INTERCOT a family friendly site images have
been disabled in member signatures. The disabling of this feature also
means that countdown-timers can not be inserted into signatures.
Q: Can I control if signature appears in some posts, but not in
A: Yes. Underneath each reply form there is a check box labeled
“Show your signature”; when this box is checked your signature appears, when
it is unchecked your signature does not appear.
Until next time, happy browsing around the boards!
The Walt Disney World resort has released additional specials for guests
vacationing July 29 - September 29, 2007. Create a perfect vacation with a
Room-Only discount or Magic Your Way Package at select Walt Disney World
hotels. These offers must be booked by July 28, 2007. Availability is
extremely limited. For details on these and other vacation specials contact
INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or
visit their and fill out a quote form.
& Discussion Here
Carol's Communicore >>
Park Calendar Released for January 2008
The Walt Disney World Resort has released its
Extra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for January 2008. For
guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the
Park Hours and
Events pages to aid in planning your trip. Remember, all times and
schedules are subject to change, so check back often.
INTERCOT info Central has recently added the following sections to better
help you plan your Disney World Vacation:
Walt Disney World Hotel Smoke-Free Policy
Single Rider Line
INTERCOT info Central has recently updated the following sections to keep
you up-to-date as you plan your Disney World Vacation:
Walt Disney World Dining Guide
Disney Restaurant Dress Codes
Fantasmic! Dinner Package
Closing & Refurbishment Schedule
Historic Walt Disney World Discounts
Historic Temp Averages by Day
Picture Perfect Partnership >>
The Insider takes great pride in welcoming Stan
Kelley Photography to the INTERCOT Family!
Ever wish you could be in the picture? Stan Kelley
Photography takes quality family portraits of your Orlando dream vacation
that you'll treasure forever. He will meet you at your resort hotel (or
wherever) for relaxed and fun photos. Visit Stan's website now to reserve a
portrait time slot or see some of his work.
Stans pricing is VERY reasonable (check the site and
see what we mean - you may have thought a service like this was out of your
league - but it's not) and the pictures speak for themselves.
As he says on his site "Your portrait session with me could be one of the
least expensive things you do on your Orlando vacation, but have the highest
Topic with ChipDale >>
I hope that you’re all having a great summer and
enjoying the great outdoors while you have the chance. Let’s take a look
back at June in the Water Cooler:
June Friday parties kicked off with Dr_Nigel_C’s Summer Cele-Brrrr-ation,
and continued with the Banarama Slip and Slide Friday Party, Jamie & Rob’s
Rehearsal Party (in preparation for their wedding day), the Friday Beer
Blast, and we rounded off the month with the Early Independence Day Party.
Thanks Jamie and Rob for ending our weeks in style!
Bibbidiboo3 wanted some gift ideas for Father’s Day
and got some good input from fellow INTERCOTees. Kenny1113: NASCAR tickets,
RedSoxFan: a new grill and outdoor speakers, KODABEAR: DVDs of the World
Series, Momof2Boys: a shirt from her husband’s favorite TV show and
JanetMegan: “I sat down and wrote them each a letter thanking them for
teaching me everything I know, all with specific examples of how they have
influenced my life etc. Hopefully they will appreciate it more than any
knick-knack I could have purchased.” So dads, whatever you received, I hope
you all had a great Father’s Day!
Piglet822’s celebrations for June included Dare Day,
Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, Name Your Poison Day, Pop Goes the Weasel
Day, Banana Split Day, National Pink Day, Hand Shake Day, World Sauntering
Day, Chicken Wings Day, National Splurge Day and Stupid Guy Thing Day. So,
the next time you’re looking for a reason to celebrate something, just look
up Jeanne’s list for the month in the Water Cooler!
you a coffeeaholic? Mscholl13 asked INTERCOTees what their favorite
Starbucks drink is and received lots of responses. Seems like the favorite
drink is a Frappuccino with such fans as Lorraine444, snifflesmcg, Marilyn
Michetti, Mickey 101, Belle-86, DREAMADREAM93, and DMApixie. The
Frappuccino lovers were followed closely by Latte fans jennbunn, SBETigg,
Ian, DizNee143, Chic-a-pin, MsMin and Mscholl13. So what’s your favorite?
Congratulations to harlowandthemermaid on the birth
of baby girl Vivien and to scottgr on the birth of a new daughter! Special
congratulations go out to newlyweds MickeysGirl and Dr_Nigel_C on their
wedding. Best wishes, Jamie & Rob!
posting milestones were reached by: alpro2 – 7,000 posts, mrsgaribaldi –
5,000 posts, disneydrmr – 4,000 posts, Mickey’sGirl –4,000 posts, Dsnygirl –
3,000 posts, hoop de do – 2,000 posts, DisneyorBust – 2,000 posts, PAYROLL
PRINCESS – 2,000 posts, Caroleh – 2,000 posts, RedSoxFan – 1,500 posts,
BelleBeauty – 1,000 posts, mtown71 – 1,000 posts, Fairy Grandmother – 1,000
posts, indytraveler – 1,000 posts, Riri529 – 1,000 posts, ibrowse17 – 900
posts, Jenemmy – 400 posts, snifflesmcg – Senior Cast Member, tinktude –
Senior Cast Member, disneyfan369 – Senior Cast Member, pshokie – Cast
Member, MickeyandTink – Cast Member, princessimagineer – Cast Member,
mdearmas – Cast Member Trainee, and DisneyDreams09 – Cast Member Trainee.
Congratulations to all of you and remember, the posts that really count are
the ones that are helpful and benefit the INTERCOT community!
about wraps it up for June. See you next month!
That wraps up this edition, we’ll be back soon with even more great tips and
information. As we round the Mid-Summer hump we can only assume even more
excitement is heading the way of Disney vacation planners, and the Insider
will keep you up-to-date with each development. See ya real soon!
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