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<< Introduction >>
School's back in
session and the warm Summer air is starting to show signs of turning cool
and crisp. It is evident that the cusp of Autumn is upon us, and you are on
the edge of another jam-packed edition of the Insider. In this edition we
take a look at a Disney World future fall deal, round-up Disney events coast
to coast, take a look at the latest addition to our Disneyland Boards, learn
about a special deal from All-Star Vacation Homes, check in on the bustling
of info Central, check out Stan Kelly Photography's select picture spots,
and cover all the latest happenings around the water cooler. Hang on to
them hat's and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the
--Future Stay Discount Returns--
After testing the program last Winter,
the Walt Disney World resort is offering a "Future Stay" discount on a wider
scale. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort owned and operated
hotel between August 31 and September 28, 2007 are eligible to receive a 5
night Magic Your Way + Dining Package for the cost of a base 5 night Magic
Your Way Package on a return trip between August 30 and September 27, 2008.
<Coast to Coast Disney with Mel>
An update for ‘O
Canada!’, an award for Napa Rose, a name change for the Disneyland Hotel
towers, and a couple of engineering feats hit the parks. Read all about the
latest Disney happenings from Coast to Coast!
Spectacular New Scenes Added
to "O Canada!"
In September, guests can visit today's
Canada as a major feature of the Canada pavilion in Epcot World Showcase.
Titled "O Canada!", and presented in CircleVision 360, the updated film
includes the nation's capital, Ottawa, with its Parliament buildings and
Rideau Canal; the sophistication of Toronto, with its nightlife and film
festivals; and Quebec City, the cradle of French civilization in Canada. The
14-minute motion picture is now hosted by Canadian actor Martin Short and
Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila sings the music of "O Canada!"
Moose Jaw!!!!!! Can't believe our small city is mentioned!!!!
Canadian I have been hoping for this day for a long time, can't wait to get
out there and see it. - happydisneygirl
Details & Discussion Here
Muppet Mobile Lab At Epcot
After a brief appearance at Disney's
California Adventure in California, the Muppet Mobile Lab made 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
That kind of engineering really gets me going!!! –
I walked away
from the experience, marveling at yet another wonder of Imagineering. –
Details & Discussion Here
Towers Receive New Identities
The Disneyland Hotel
towers feature brand-new names as guests are welcomed into a tower of
dreams, magic and wonder. In addition to the towers, the names of the
ballrooms, pavilion and lawn are receiving new names as well.
Long live the Bonita Tower! –
I love the nostalgia part and looking at pictures of it when
it first opened and now is AMAZING. But i knew it would only be a matter of
time before there was an "upgrade". -
Discuss This News...
Napa Rose Wins
2007 DiRoNA Award of Excellence
Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) has chosen Napa Rose, the
nationally-recognized gourmet restaurant in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
and Spa at Disneyland Resort, to receive a 2007 DiRoNA Award of Excellence,
one of the most sought-after accolades in the restaurant industry.
Discuss This News...
New Version of
With the ability to
run nearly 4 miles per hour, the all-new ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative
Mobility) humanoid robot is advancing closer to in-home applications.
Disneyland park guests can experience the latest version of ASIMO at the
Honda ASIMO Theater inside the Innoventions attraction. In the Say 'Hello'
to Honda's ASIMO show, park guests can see the newest ASIMO interact with a
live host in a 15-minute science show.
In the immortal words of Darth Vader - "Most Impressive". –
Wow, I need to get in and see this. I liked the
old show. - Chescat
Discuss This News...
<<Across the Boards with Figment!>>
Welcome Back to Across the Boards!
The INTERCOT Boards are a great place to find information about the Walt
Disney World resort, but don't forget we've got a whole section also devoted
to the Disneyland Resort. In our growing effort to help INTERCOTees plan
their Disneyland vacations, two of our Disneyland Forum Staff members have
started a great new section in the Disneyland Vacation Planning Forum.
When planning a vacation to the
Disneyland resort, ever wonder about crowd size?
or what events are going on?
or what the Disneyland park and
Disney's California Adventure have to offer?
Then tap into the knowledge and
know-how of two of our resident Disneyland experts, NotaGeek and tinkwest,
in the brand new Disneyland Resort Crowd Estimates Month-by-Month section.
Are you a seasoned Disneyland Guest
yourself? Then help spread your knowledge here as well. If would would
like to share, please e-mail or Personal Message your info to NotaGeek or
tinkwest and they'll be happy to add it to the section.
Until next time, Happy Browsing Around
Crowd Estimates Month-by-Month
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Released for March 2008
The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic
Hours, Operating and Event schedules for March 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.
Magic Hours Schedule and Info
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.
Historic Temp Averages by Day
Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party
<<Stan's Selected Picture
by Stan Kelley Photography
Over the past few years I've scouted out
hundreds of portrait locations where I could place individuals, couples, or
families. Many of these I've never gotten to use- or if I did, the clients
didn't give me permission to show the portraits (that's their choice).
So I thought I'd encourage my INTERCOT friends to try some of these places
with me, by selecting them for a special discount. If you book me for
portraits at one of my "selected locations" and tell me you saw this offer
on INTERCOT, I'll give you a $50 bounty for a signed photo release instead
of the usual $20.
Here's the first 5 of my select locations:
Sitting on the grass in front of the bridge at Port Orleans Riverside.
Standing around the covered wagon at the Fort Wilderness settlement.
On Tom Sawyer Island looking across the water at Big Thunder Mountain RR.
#4 In front of the Frontierland shack. If you pose for me here in
tuxedos and evening gowns (holding champagne glasses?) I promise I will make
you famous in the annals of Stan Kelley Photography- surely there is a group
that would think this is fun.
Sitting on the grass by the water behind the Grand Floridian.
List and Discussion
>> Stan Kelley Photography
with ChipDale >>
Well, school’s back in session, the leaves are beginning to
fall and there’s a hint of chill in the air. As we say goodbye to summer,
let’s take a look back at the August Water Cooler topics.
Friday parties in August included the Merry Chocolate Chip
and Dale Party, the So Who is Rio? Party, the Sandcastles in the Sky Party,
the Waffle this Way Friday Party and to round off the month (and the
summer), the Annual Labor Day BBQ (and a Birthday) Bash. Thanks Jamie for
another fun-filled bunch of Fridays!
In addition to our monthly “Cooking with INTERCOT” thread, we
had quite a few topics on food in August. Marilyn Michetti wanted to know
what is the nastiest thing you have ever eaten, which received numerous
replies. Flower: curdled chocolate milk, RenDuran: a Twinkie with moldy
filling, jillluvsdisney: pig brain tacos, drummerboy: deep fried
rattlesnake, SurferStitch: caviar. gueli polled INTERCOTees about Sushi
(with 68% liking it and 31% not liking it) and wanted to know what was your
worst dining experience? drummerboy wanted know what was the oddest thing
that you’ve eaten and liked? Tigger24601: elephant jerky, ftwildernesskid:
aligator tail, jennbunn: deep-fried pickles, and Mousefever: Sugar on Snow.
So what’s the oddest/nastiest thing that you’ve eaten?
We get a lot of topics in the Water Cooler asking for medical
advice and opinions. Please keep in mind that even though the minimum age
to become an INTERCOT member is 13, we have many young readers and some of
these topics can get too explicit or too personal. When posting, please
remember to use the “5-Year Old Rule” – if it’s not something that can be
discussed in front of your 5-year old daughter, then you should probably
refrain from posting it. Even though we have many qualified nurses and
other medical personnel who frequent the boards and are more than happy to
give advice, it’s always best to check with your own doctor.
Special congratulations to rt207 on the adoption of your new
son. Tam, we hope you enjoy every moment with your new bundle of joy!
August posting milestones were reached by: ChipnDaleGal –
23,000 posts, vizsla – 19,000 posts, SgtTigger – 4,000 posts, DisneyDudet –
3,800 posts, DizNee143 – 3,000 posts, pogo – 3,000 posts, Caroleh – 2,500
posts, BronxTigger – 1,500 posts, Horizon93 – 1,400 posts, dolphinmickey9170
– 1, 200 posts, CuteAsMinnie – 1,000 posts, chrisb26 – 1,000 posts,
BrerSchultzy – 1,000 posts, IloveDisney71 – Senior Cast Member, and The
Flying Dutchman – Cast Member Trainee. Congrats to all of you and remember,
it’s not the quantity, but the quality that counts!
That about wraps it up for August. See you next month!
Phew, that wraps
up this issue. If these Fall Deals and a new Planning Guide weren't enough
to make you want to plan a trip, just wait till the next edition. We'll be
back soon with a few more tempting reasons to plan a Fall Disney trip. See
ya real soon!
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