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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > March 2008 - Edition One


March 2008 - Edition One

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<< Introduction >>

Depending on where you live March may be coming in like a lamb or lion, but there's no question that this is another great edition of the INTERCOT Insider coming your way!  With the first day of Spring just a few days away many folks are putting those final touches on a great Spring Break trip to either the Disneyland or Walt Disney World resorts and the Insider is here to give you the latest scoop and help you navigate the site to better find those answer to your burning vacation questions. In this edition we cover the latest Disney vacation news from coast to coast, welcome a new hotel sponsor, get some discussion board tips, learn about a great INTERCOTee special, check in on the buzz in info Central, and celebrate INTERCOTee posting  milestones. Hang on to them hat's and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the Internet!

<<Coast to Coast Disney with Mel>>   

A few new entertainment offerings at California Adventure highlight our coast to coast Disney happenings this month.  Read all about it….

Innoventions Dream Home

The Disneyland Resort recently announced a five-year alliance with Microsoft, HP, Life|ware and home builder Taylor Morrison to showcase integrated digital technologies for the home in the immersive, story-telling experiences for which Disney is known. The alliance includes the design and development of the new Innoventions Dream Home attraction, a 5,000+ sq. ft. home belonging to the fictional Elias family, scheduled to open in May in Tomorrowland.

Cool! A reason to visit Innoventions! – MegaDisney

I am excited to see this addition to Innoventions. Wow, May is just around the corner! - tinkwest

>> Full Story...  

2008 Disney's Night of Joy Details Announced

Marking the 26th anniversary of Night of Joy, on September 5 & 6, a total of 16+ acts will present concerts on stages throughout Disney's Hollywood Studios. Christian music lovers from all over the globe will be gathering for a celebration with top-name music artists, theme park attractions and Disney characters. The long-running series has played to a combined audience of over three-quarters of a million people. Top Artists include; MercyMe, Chris Tomlin (pictured above), Casting Crowns, Aaron Shust, Rebecca St. James and many more. Night of Joy advance tickets go on sale March 14.

>> More Information

New Pixar Play Parade at California Adventure

All the exciting and colorful worlds of the Disney-Pixar pals – from “Toy Story,” “a bug’s life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars” and “Ratatouille” – will come to life in the all-new “Pixar Play Parade,” debuting March 14, 2008. Characters will appear in the magical immersive parade, which will invite guests of all ages to take part in the playfulness of a whirling, spinning, fun-for-all animated playground. The parade features acrobatics, bungees, high-energy choreography, interactive surprises and lively bubble and water effects.

>> Full Story...
>> Discuss This News...

New Playhouse Disney Live! Show at California Adventure

A whole new cast of friends from “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Little Einsteins,” “Handy Manny” and more welcome children and their parents to the all-new “Playhouse Disney Live on Stage!” debuting March 14 at Disney’s California Adventure. The 23-minute stage show begins as Casey, the enthusiastic host of “Playhouse Disney,” and Mickey Mouse bring the guests to visit the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, where everyone helps prepare for Minnie Mouse’s birthday celebration.

I know it was time for an update and am sure it will be wonderful. But we sure will miss Bear in the Big Blue House. - tennantsrwe

>> Full Story...
>> Discuss This News...

<<A Great INTERCOTee Rate >>

with The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

The INTERCOT Insider would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest site sponsor, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort!  Spring is in the air and after a long cold winter, it's time to go back outside and enjoy the sunshine Florida is famous for.  That's why the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is offering special rates for INTERCOTees starting at just $149.  Be sure to check out these great deals and book your room today!

>> Reserve Your Room Today

 <<Across 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?
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?
No, Smilies will not show up in signatures.

Q: Can I post a link or my e-mail address in my signature?
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?
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?
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 others?
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.

That wraps up this FAQ session, Happy Browsing Around the Boards!


<< A Super INTERCOTee Special >>


with Buena Vista Scooters


Mention INTERCOT when making your next reservation for an Electric Convenience Vehicle with Buena Vista Scooters and receive a free sunshade for the length of your rental*. That’s a $5/day value, just for mentioning your favorite Disney site. The Buena Vista Scooters companies have been providing services to Walt Disney World Resort guests since 1995. Since that time they have built their reputation on; Quality, Integrity and Reliability. Call 866-484-4797 today for all your mobility  needs -- and don't forget to mention INTERCOT.


*Sunshades available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cannot be combined with any other special. Must mention INTERCOT at time of rental.

>>More Information


<< Inside info Central>>


Park Calendar Released for September 2008


The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules for September 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

What's Updated?

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  


>> Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique


>> Star Wars Weekends


>> Disney's Pirate & Princess Party


>> Night of Joy


>> Epcot's Annual International Flower & Garden Festival


>> Wheelchair and ECV Rentals

<< INTERCOTee Milestones >>

January and February posting milestones were celebrated by: 

17,000 posts: pjbs35a
15,000 posts: Jared
9,000 posts: dlpmikki 
5,000 posts: cantgetenuff
4,500 posts: SgtTigger and DisneyDudet 
4,000 posts: pogo
2,000 posts: BronxTigger and ibrowse17 
1,200 posts: Damon18 and Disney-lovin' Dutchman
1,000 posts: 2GOO-FEE, poeticeclipse, CleveSJM, and #1donaldfan 
700 posts: PrincessCandaceMarie
300 posts: ncscgirl2005 and Dakota Rose
100 posts:ljv1975 and missbunny

January and February status milestones were celebrated by: 

Cast Member Status: Miss Mouse

Congratulations to all and keep up those quality posts!

If you have reached a significant posting milestone or title change this month, share the details in the March Milestone Party for all to celebrate. 

>> March Milestone Party

<< Conclusion >>

And another edition of the INTERCOT Insider comes to a close.  The Easter Bunny will be hopping along soon with baskets full of goodies and you can bet the Insider will soon be bringing you bundles of great information too.  We'll be back in a little bit to provide some great vacation planning tips and help kick-off the 15th Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.  See ya real soon!

<< Thank You To Our Sponsors! >>

The INTERCOT Insider and INTERCOT.com are supported by the following sponsors who in turn, help us bring the Magic to you!

All Star Vacation Homes
Website: Vacation Home Details Here
Choose from the finest selection of vacation homes and condos in the closest locations to Walt Disney World.

Buena Vista Scooter Rentals
Website: http://www.buenavistascooters.com
The Buena Vista companies have been providing quality products and services to Walt Disney World Resort guests since 1995 and have built their reputation on three things Quality, Integrity and Reliability.

Gaylord Palms Resort
Website: Resort Details Here
Imagine a resort experience that brings to life the best of the Sunshine State. All of the spirit. All of the excitement. All of the adventure. From the history and old-world charm of St. Augustine to the colorful and festive island spirit of Key West, to the mysterious waters and cypress of the Everglades - The Gaylord Palms has it all!

The Official Ticket Center
Website: Buy & Price Tickets Now!
The Official Ticket Center is Walt Disney World’s, Universal Studios and Sea World’s #1 guest service provider for the last 3 years. The Official Ticket Center sells tickets only, at a discount price.

Magical Journeys
Website: http://www.yourmagicaljourneys.com
INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency.  An unconventional Travel Agency for the unconventional client, Magical Journeys is dedicated to finding the best pricing for your next magical journey. We work hard to save you money, and still give you the quality service you deserve.

Mandara Spa - WDW Swan & Dolphin
Website: http://www.mandaraspa.com
The spectacular Mandara Spa creates an unforgettable guest experience within a magical setting surrounded by the paradise that is the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.

Quicksilver Tours & Transportation
Website: http://www.quicksilver-tours.com
Our drivers are the first personal contact you have when you arrive in Orlando.  No other transportation company goes to the lengths we do to ensure that your trip is exactly how you imagined it. At Quicksilver, we truly believe there's no such thing as going "above and beyond" for our clients. Instead, it's all part of doing our jobs correctly.

Radisson Resort Orlando - Celebration
Website: R
esort Details Here
Conveniently located just 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World with free shuttle service. roomy guest accommodations and a Starbucks and Pizza Hut right on property!

Stan Kelley Photography
Website: http://www.flmemories.com
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.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Website: http://www.swandolphin.com
In the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is your gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. Come discover our 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds®, the luxurious Mandara Spa, and many special Disney benefits.

The Timeshare Store
Website: http://www.dvc-resales.com
This Disney Vacation Club resale site offers the largest selection of DVC Resale's anywhere!  They are the number one Disney Vacation Club Reseller in the world. See how easy and affordable it is to purchase your very own piece of the "MAGIC".

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