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<< Introduction >>

June's busting out all over and this edition of the INTERCOT Insider is busting out the latest in Disney vacation news and info.  In this edition we bring you more Disney news from both coasts, get more info on some recent updates to the discussion boards, find out the latest buzz in info Central, find out how to save some serious cash on hotel stay this summer, and recap INTERCOTee milestones for May. Hang on them hats and glasses, cause this here’s the most informative ride on the internet!


<<Coast to Coast Disney with Mel>> 

From previews of brand new attraction to special summer events --its the latest Disney happenings coast to coast! 

Toy Story Mania! Media Preview Event 

Walt Disney World guests are now able to start donning 3-D glasses and enter a wild and wooly 4-D world of Woody, Buzz and other favorite “Toy Story” characters since Toy Story Mania! made its grand premiere May 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Follow the link below for a detailed report on the special media event held May 14 which was attended by INTERCOT staff members Ian and dlpmikki.

I'm excited to see and experience this ride. Both from the description and the photos it looks like this ride will far exceed all expectations and will be an instant classic. – Jeff G
It's a great attraction, and all of the Guests I've spoken with about it have really taken to it. – Surfer_Clock
Not only is the ride itself amazing but the entire queue was perfection! – MinnieMommie

>> Details & Discussion

Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party

The Disneyland® Resort's popular Halloween party is coming back for 2008 with a new name — Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party — and Annual Passholders can take advantage of a special opportunity to purchase advance tickets. Plus, save with discounted prices on select dates!

>> Details & Discussion

Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced


The Narrators for the 2008 Candlelight Processional have been released. The list of celebrities this year include; John O'Hurley, Steven Curtis Chapman, Edward James Olmos, and more. The packages for the Candlelight Processional include a meal at a select Epcot restaurant and special reserved seating at the American Gardens Theater. There will be three daily showings from November 28 through December 30 at 5:00, 6:45 & 8:15 PM.

 

>>Details

Summer of Hidden Mysteries 

Deep in the heart of Adventureland — not far from the treacherous Temple of the Forbidden Eye, home to the heart-pounding Indiana Jones Adventure attraction — the daring Dr. Jones will take Disneyland Park guests on a thrilling series of exploits in the season-long INDIANA JONES SUMMER OF HIDDEN MYSTERIES. 

I saw some signs for this when I was at Disneyland last time, but I wasn't sure what it was all about. – 2Epcot

They sure make Indy sound like a cool ride again! Maybe they will fix up the fire and stuff ... - NotaGeek

>> Details  


<<Across the Boards with Figment!>>

Welcome back to Across the Boards. The INTERCOT Discussion Boards have always been known as a very social place; however, the recent updates to the boards have made them even more so.  In addition to the tag feature, described in the last edition, the boards have also added two new social networking options: "friends" and "contacts". To learn more,  let's take a look at the board's FAQ section for these new features.

What is the difference between a friend and a contact?

A friendship is a mutual, two-way relationship between two users. It is initiated by one user and accepted by the other.

A contact is a one-way friendship. This could be where the other person does not accept the friendship, a friendship request is pending, or you do not wish to be friends at this time but want to show them as a contact only.

Where is list of friends and contacts displayed?

Your friends and contacts are displayed on the 'Contacts and Friends' page in your User CP. Your friends are also displayed in your profile page.

How can I request a friend?

There are two ways to request a friendship with someone.

The easiest way is to view the profile page of the person you want to become friends with and click the 'Befriend' link.

The other way is to add the person to your contacts first. Then from your 'Contacts and Friends' page ask to be their friend by checking the box next to their name labeled 'Friend'. Next, save the page.

If you know the username of the person you want to be friends with you can send a friend request using the box provided and clicking 'Add Friend'.

How do I accept a friend request?

To accept a friend, go to your 'Contacts and Friends' page. At the bottom of the page you will see a list of pending requests. Check the box for the requests you wish to accept then check the 'Accept' button and save the changes. If you do not wish to be friends then select 'Reject' instead.

Until next time, Happy Browsing Around the Boards!


<<Super Summer Savings>>

with the Gaylord Palms Resort

The Gaylord Palms Resort is offering exclusive INTERCOTee rate on select nights now through September 30th.   For for 71 select dates, INTERCOTees can enjoy an exclusive rate of $99 a night! Located just minutes from Disney's main gate, the resort offers top-notch guest accommodations, four acres of themed experiences under glass, including innovative restaurants, fascinating shops, live entertainment and much more. 

>> Reserve Your Room Today

 

<< Inside info Central>>

 

Park Calendar Released for November &  December 2008

 

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

 

>> Candlelight Processional

 

>> Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

 

>> Epcot's Annual International Food & Wine Festival
 

 

<< INTERCOTee Milestones >>

May posting milestones were celebrated by: 

25,000 posts: ChipnDaleGal
13,000 posts: DisneyDeb
4,900 posts: DisneyDudet
3,500 posts: PAYROLL PRINCESS
2,000 posts: chrisb26 and RedSoxFan
1,500 posts: Sean Riley Taylor's Mom and wdwgrl377
1,300 posts: indytraveler
900 posts: cal5755
600 posts: elmjimmlm
500 posts: JMTStone
100 posts: Dragongirlx

May status milestones were celebrated by: 

Senior Cast Member: tinkgirl07
Senior Team INTERCOT Cast Member Platinum: SgtTigger and Pogo 

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 June Milestone Party for all to celebrate. 

>> June Milestone Party

 

 

<< Conclusion >>

With Toy Story Midway Mania opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Indian Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries at Disneyland, we've covered two great reasons to plan a Disney trip to either coast this Summer--and we're not done yet.  We've got more great summertime tips and tricks headed your way to help you plan that perfect summer Disney vacation!   See ya real soon!

 

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