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The Dog Days of
Summer are upon us --those lazy late summer days when the air is thick and
the lemonade is plentiful on the porches of Americana.
It’s the perfect time to find a shady spot and some good reading
--and this edition of the Insider fulfills that latter (the shady spot is up
to you). In this edition we
keep you up-to-date on the latest Disney Deals, inform you of the latest
Disney happenings from Coast to Coast, look at what’s going on in info
Central, take a refresher course at how to search the boards, round-up
August Disney Milestones and cover all the July Water Cooler happenings.
Hang on to them
hats and glasses, cause this here’s the most informative ride on the
- Disney Visa Discounts–
Disney has released discount rates on Magic Your Way packages
for Disney Visa Cardholders vacationing at Walt Disney World between
September 30 - December 23, 2007. Ask for code ZQL for Magic Your Way or
code ZQM for Magic Your Way Plus Dining. Rooms and Resort selection is very
limited. For details on these and other special rates call INTERCOT's
Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their
website and fill out a quote form.
- Fall / Winter Package Discounts–
Disney has released discount rates on Magic Your Way packages
for guests vacationing at Walt Disney World between September 30 - December
23, 2007. Ask for code ZQG for Magic Your Way or code ZQH for Magic Your Way
Plus Dining. Rooms and Resort selection is very limited. For details on
these and other special rates call INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency,
Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their website and fill out a
- Fall Annual Passholder Discounts–
Disney has released room-only discounts, at select resorts,
for Annual Passholders vacationing between September 29 - December 23,
2007. Discounts for value season include select Value Resorts for $59+,
Moderate Resorts from $105+ and Deluxe Resorts from $+145 per night. The
rates increase with the change in vacation seasons. Ask for code FEX. The
number of rooms offered at these rates is limited. For details contact
INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or
visit their web site and fill out a quote form.
to Coast Disney with Mel >>
National Treasures Exhibit Comes to
One of the
most amazing collections of real-life Americana ever assembled "National
Treasures" debuts at the American Adventure pavilion September 26. "These
are the jewels of museums and foundations all over the country, all gathered
in one place," said Jim Clark, Walt Disney Imagineering Ambassador
Representative. The collection, located in the American Heritage Gallery,
will be continually changed.
This sounds like an
amazing addition to the American pavilion. Maybe now people will come in and
hear the equally fabulous Voices of Liberty perform. – rsumrall
Something cool (and
educational) for us to see. Since we take our boys out of school for our
October trip I'm always looking for ways to sneak some learning in. –
Details & Discussion
PGA Tour Stop at Disney World Name
first time its 25-year history, the Children’s Miracle Network name will be
prominently associated with a professional sports event when the 2007
Children’s Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart takes place
November 1-4 at Walt Disney World Resort. A six-year agreement between
Children’s Miracle Network, Walt Disney World Resort and the PGA TOUR will
put the Children’s Miracle Network name on the tournament through 2012.
Tickets are on sale now. Guests can call the Children's Miracle Network
Classic hotline at 407-824-2250 for more information.
Details & Discussion
MGM - Hello Disney's Hollywood...
In the Walt
Disney World theme park famous for all things Hollywood, it's curtain up on
the launch of new attractions, new looks, new breakthrough experiences...and
a brand-new name. Disney-MGM Studios will be renamed Disney's Hollywood
Studios, effective January 2008, announced Meg Crofton, president of Walt
Disney World Resort.
I'm sure it will
take some time to call it by its new name, but it sure sounds like a move in
the right direction. – mainemajor
I don't know
what to think about the name change. I will always call refer to it as MGM
and actually prefer that over Hollywood Studios. – angedeaile
It is going to
be hard getting used to not calling it Disney MGM Studios anymore, but I
like this name MUCH better than Disney-Pixar Studios. I hope there are more
attractions coming to the park than on the list, but I am really excited
about Toy Story Mania. – disneygecko
Mobile Lab Arrives in Epcot
a brief appearance at Disney's California Adventure in California, the
Muppet Mobile Lab has started a limited engagement in Epcot's Future World.
The roving lab is part of a play test that will allow Disney Imagineering to
try out advanced robotic, interactive and transportation technologies, mixed
with human comedy talent. There is no certainty at this time whether the
Muppet Mobile Lab will become a permanent feature. The ideas could be
transferred to a variety of other characters and locations, said Christopher
Holm, Director of the principal technical staff.
Released for February 2008
The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic
Hours, Operating and Event schedules for February 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.
Extra Magic Hours Schedule and Info
Current Park Hours
Fireworks, Parades, & Event Schedules
INTERCOT info Central has recently updated the following sections to keep
you up-to-date as you plan your Disney World Vacation.
Closing & Refurbishment Schedule
Historic Temp Averages by Day
Historic Temp Averages by Day
the Boards with Figment! >>
over 53,000 threads and more than 670,000 posts, the discussion boards can
seem like an overwhelming place, but luckily we have a quick search function
to help. Using a quick search on the discussion boards is a great way to
find an old thread you want to refer to or a great way to find answer to a
question you think may have been asked before. So let’s take another look at
quick search functions.
If you know which forum a past thread was posted or where a past answer may
be the “search this forum” option is a nice way to narrow down your search.
On the other hand if you are not sure of the forum, the “search” option will
scan the whole boards for you. To use these features simply click on their
appropriate buttons. The “search” button is in the top toolbar at the top of
every discussion board page. The “search this forum” button is at the top of
the forum section on every main forum page. Clicking on both these buttons
will produce a drop down form for you to enter your key words in. Once you
have entered your key words, you just click the “go” button to the right of
the form and you are on your way.
Until next time, happy browsing around the boards and see ya real soon!
Month in Disney History with vizsla
Milestones for the Month of August:
– On August 16th Disneyland attendance hit a record 82,516
Senate passed Public Law 99-391 on August 23rd designating
December 5, 1986 as “Walt Disney Recognition Day.”
1995 – On
August 4th Ground was broken for Animal Kingdom.
– Disney’s “Aladdin and the King of Thieves” was released directly to video
on August 13th.
– After 44 years of operation, the Disneyland Hotel’s Monorail Café closed
on August 6th to make way for Downtown Disney.
– “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?--Play It!” had its last show at Disney-MGM
Studios on August 19th.
with ChipDale >>
I hope that everyone
had a spectacular Independence Day! Thank you John for posting the
Declaration of Independence on the front page as a reminder to us on why we
are all so lucky to live in a free country! Here’s a look back at the Water
Cooler happenings in July:
Friday parties in
July included the Get a Hug for the Mickey Bug Party (featuring the Neon
Drink), the Lollipop, Lollipop, Oh lala Lollipop Friday Party (featuring the
Lollipop drink), and for all the chocolate lovers out there, the Cocoa Mocha
Choco-lotta Blast (featuring the Chocolate Martini). Thanks Jamie and Rob
for another fun-filled month of Friday parties!
Ever wonder what is
the average age of INTERCOT members? snifflesmcg posed the question and it
looks like the majority of our members (70%) are between the ages of 25 to
45. Remember, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires
that children under the age of 13 cannot register on the boards. So, if you
do see someone posting that they are underage, please use the “Report Post”
Did you know that
July 4th is not only Independence Day, it’s also Tom Sawyer Fence
Painting Day? Other celebrations in July included Toss Away the
“Could-haves” and “Should-haves” Day, Ratcatcher’s Day, National Drive-Thru
Day, Gorgeous Grandma Day, Teddy Bear Picnic Day, Gummi Worm Day and Be a
Dork Day. Thank you Jeanne for entertaining us with another month of wacky
Stitchahula on the birth of son Justin (born on Independence Day). And we
had another INTERCOT wedding: MScholl13 got married on July 5th! Best
wishes to all of you!
milestones were reached by: Ian – 23,000 posts, Disney_nut – 14,000 posts,
disneydeb – 10,000 posts, DVC2004 – 6,000 posts, Drummerboy – 5,000 posts,
cantgetenuff – 4,000 posts, MsMin – 4,000 posts, ibrowse17 – 1,000 posts,
KAJUNKING 1,000 posts, Lizzie – 1,000 posts, wdwgrl377 – 1,000 posts,
snifflesmcg – 1,000 posts, dolphinmickey9170 – 1,000 posts, chrisb26 – 800
posts, Ms.Disney – 800 posts, gueli – Cast Member, DisneyDreams09 – Cast
Member, DessertDivaFL – Cast Member. Congrats to all and keep up the
That about wraps it
up for July. See you next month!
That wraps up
this issue. The Summer may be drawing to a close, but that just means a new
season ov vacations at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts. We’ll
be back in a little bit with a special edition covering the Year of A
Million Dreams so far and the recent announcement of its extension--it will
surely be a must read. See ya real soon!
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