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and several days ago Cyborg JohnY brought forth on this internet a new
site, conceived in Community, and dedicated to the proposition that all
Vacation Planners are created equal. Yep, we’ve reached a special site
milestone—the 10th Anniversary of INTERCOT! In this edition of
the Insider we cover the latest happenings on both coasts, take a look back
at the recent INTERCOT 10th Anniversary Party at the Walt Disney
World Resort, stay up-to-date with the bustling of info Central, and cover
all the latest chit-chat around the Water Cooler. Hang on to them hat's and
glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the Internet!
to Coast Disney with Mel>>
25th Anniversary: October 1, 2007
While the Year
of a Million Dreams celebration continues across all of Walt Disney World,
Guests who are visiting Epcot on Monday, October 1, 2007 will know they are
a part of a special day as the park commemorates its anniversary in a number
of ways. Events include a rededication ceremony, an Epcot historical exhibit
opening in Innoventions, and an exclusive Illuminations finale. While many
of the events will only be one day, the historical exhibit and celebration
merchandise are expected to continue beyond the anniversary day.
excited to think that we will be able to participate in history!! –
that Epcot is my favorite of the parks, I can't refuse a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity like this. – Surfer_Clock
Details & Discussion
Parks Extends ‘Year of a Million Dreams’
Disney Parks announced today that its “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration
will extend throughout 2008 at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt
Disney World Resort in Florida. Dreams include; A chance for guests to stay
inside Disneyland Park; A private day at Disney’s tropical island paradise,
Castaway Cay; A New Year’s Eve night stay inside Cinderella Castle Suite at
Walt Disney World Resort; A star-studded trip to the “High School Musical 3”
film premiere and a flight of fancy in a hot air balloon above a Disney
Over one million more dreams that will be awarded in 2008.
WOW! My jaw hurts from hanging open while reading all of these great new
prizes! – Disneydol
cool would that DVC prize be? All fees paid? Wow. I'll let you all know when
I win it. – GoinGoofyPlanninThisTrip
Details & Discussion
Super Soap Weekend
"The View's" new
co-host Sherri Shepherd and more than 30 ABC Daytime stars from "All My
Children," "One Life To Live," "General Hospital" and "General Hospital:
Night Shift" will appear at the 12th Annual ABC Super Soap Weekend at
Disney-MGM Studios, November 10 & 11, 2007. ABC Super Soap Weekend is the
largest soap fan event held anywhere in the country and is included with
theme park admission to the Disney-MGM Studios.
Celebrity Line-Up & Details
<<Across the Boards with Figment!>>
Welcome Back to
Across the Boards! In this installment we take a look at what people are
saying around the boards about the recent INTERCOT 10th
Anniversary Party at the Walt Disney World Resort.
“I just wanted
to thank John & staff for a great event last night. The Dear wife and I had
a great time watching Illuminations and even made a few friends!”--
“I just wanted
to quickly thank everyone at the 10th anniversary events for making this
weekend so special for me. I admit I was a little nervous about meeting you
all, especially being one of the 'newbies' on the Intercot boards, but after
dawning the tootsie roll costume...everything seemed to 'roll' my way.
Meeting you all was probably the highlight of my trip...besides watching
Illuminations from France of course”--
trivia was fun - I couldn't answer all of them but my dear husband was
completely impressed that I knew the very first one (the wooden leg named
attended the INTERCOT 10th anniversary last weekend with my daughter as a
'bystander'. I can honestly say it was a most wonderful experience. I have
been visiting Walt Disney World since 1980 , each time a unique experience.
My thanks for a well organized, friendly and most enjoyable weekend.”—MamaStyles
Check out the
INTERCOT 10th Anniversary Forum and the Trip Reports Forum for
more great stories, reports, and anecdotes from those who attended this
great gathering. Until next time, Happy Browsing Around the Boards!
Released for April 2008
The Walt Disney
World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event
schedules for April 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
Extra Magic Hours
Schedule and Info
Current Park Hours
Fireworks, Parades, &
INTERCOT info Central has recently updated the following sections to keep
you up-to-date as you plan your Disney World Vacation.
Averages by Day
ABC Super Soap
with ChipDale >>
Labor Day is long
gone, autumn is in full swing – we’re feeling the chill in the air, the
rake’s been getting a workout and we’re seeing preparations for Halloween.
Here are some of the September highlights in the Water Cooler:
We kicked off the
month of September with Jamie’s Annual Labor Day BBQ, then moved on to the
Annual Grandparents Day Gala, the What a Wonderful Wife Extravaganza, the
Falling All Over the Seasons Party, and the Send a Note of Love to Someone
You Love Party. Be sure to check out the Water Cooler every Friday for
Jamie’s party – it’s a great way to start your weekend!
What says “it’s
fall” to you? disneydrmr asked what is your favorite fall smell or taste?
D_m_n_n: “The smell of harvested corn drying, burning leaves, and warm apple
cider”, Miss Styles: “ANYTHING pumpkin!”, snowflakegirl: “I love the smell
of crisp leaves, fresh, ripe MacIntosh apples; hot apple cider, pumpkins,
fresh pumpkin bread, state fairs.”, DMApixie: “my favorite fall smell is the
Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing cooking all day. YUM!”, Momof2boys: “I love
the smell of burning leaves in the fall.”, Donald A: “Fall is my favorite
time of the year. Even though it as been awhile, there is so much activity
in the fall. There is nothing like a 55-60 degree fall evening and a high
school football game. I love the apple cider and pumpkin smell.” So what’s
you’re favorite thing about fall?
We get a lot of
photography, video and camera questions in the Water Cooler each month.
tarjaybuff wanted to know what software program to use to set pictures to
music, IloveDisney71 asked for recommendations on a monopod or tabletop
tripod, Magic Smiles wanted opinions on SLR digital cameras, Figgyluv03 had
questions on Fuji cameras, and mickeysworld wanted to know which site to
upload pictures to. Remember that we have a terrific “Search” feature on
the INTERCOT boards, and you may find exactly the answer you’re looking for
without posting a new question!
celebrations included Emma N Nut Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day,
Crush a Can Day, Ask a Stupid Question Day, Stay Away from Seattle Day, Defy
Superstition Day, National Apple Dumpling Day, Felt Hat Day, Teddy Bear Day,
Fight Procrastination Day, and of course the ever popular Talk Like a Pirate
Day. Thanks Jeanne for keeping us entertained each month!
milestones were reached by: Beast_fanatic – 40,000 posts, Figment! – 10,000
posts, Mikki – 8,000 posts, Beach Club Babe – 8,000 posts, alpro2 – 8,000
posts, offwego – 6,000 posts, DisneyDudet – 4,000 posts, Here we go again… –
4,000 posts, Dsnygirl – 4,000 posts, Caroleh – 3,000 posts, iheartmickey –
1,000 posts, Jenemmy – 500 posts and McGoofy – 500 posts. Congratulations
to all of you and keep up the quality posting!
That about wraps it
up for September. See you next month!
<< Conclusion >>
That wraps up this
issue. There sure was a lot going on at the 10th Anniversary
party, so be sure to keep checking back as those who attended share their
awesome experiences. We’ll be back soon with a special Halloween themed
edition featuring a recap of latest enhancements to the Magic Kingdom’s
Haunted Mansion attraction. See ya real soon!
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