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Fireworks have faded away into a
summer night's past, but cookouts and good times continue to linger on.
The INTERCOT Insider is here to help ensure your next Disney vacation is
full of good times by brining you more great tips and info. In this
edition we cover the latest deals, find out how to use an iphone to
check out a the Swan & Dolphin, learn where you can travel around Disney
World by boat, get some reviews of staying at Kidani Village, check out
the latest calendar release, find out how to take a great group picture,
get the latest buzz around info central, learn how to send mail from the
Magic Kingdom and round-up the best rides after dark. Hang on to them
hats and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the
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The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
offers its Guests many ways to save on their room rates, but now they
are offering Guests a great way to save time when looking-up info on
this great hotel. Now you can learn all about the Walt Disney World
Swan and Dolphin right on your iPhone while you are traveling or on the
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<<Getting Around the
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The summer months can be a great time
to take a trip to your local lake and enjoy some great boating. At Walt
Disney World many of the areas of the massive resort can be reached by
similar nautical means. A boat loop connects the Magic Kingdom to the
Grand Floridian and the Polynesian resorts. Another boat loop connects
the Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness and the Wilderness Lodge resort.
Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter, Saratoga Springs
and Downtown Disney can all be traveled between by boat. Most popular of
all watery ways to travel are the FreindSHIPs that travel between
Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin,
the Yacht & Beach Club and The Boardwalk resorts.
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Here's some recent insight
INTERCOTee's have shared in the Disney Vacation Club forum about the
brand new Kidani Village section of Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort:
"We had a one-bedroom savannah view
on the 3rd floor. It was absolutely fantastic!! Having two bathrooms was
the reason we bought as many points as we did, so that we could always
get a one-bedroom when we traveled with the kids. That was soooo much
better than all 4 of us trying to coordinate baths, not to mention an
extra toilet. know some people are completely turned off at the thought
of doing laundry while on vacation, but it was very convenient to do a
load every evening (plus wash our towels between trash and towel service
days) and not come home with a ton of dirty clothes. Even when most of
the animals are off being cared for between 6am and noon, there are
still ostriches to watch. I couldn't get over how large the balconies
were. You can access it from the living room and the master bedroom.
This may have been my favorite feature of our unit, with the master
bathroom being a close second. We used the pool a couple of times and
really enjoyed it. During the day, there are tons of activities for kids
and families. There was an activities director coordinating trivia
contests, water pistol shooting games, etc. LOADS of fun! "--
"We stayed in a 1-bedroom savanna
view and it was incredible! So much space for 4 of us to spread out!
Having 2 bathrooms was wonderful...cut down on a lot of "Who's getting
the first shower" discussions each night! The master bathroom was huge
and the jacuzzi tub was great after a long day of walking in the parks.
The villa was beautifully decorated and the theming was great. We had a
large balcony that we used often to relax on while watching the animals.
We were on the 5th (top) floor and had a great view of the savanna. We
couldn't have been happier with the accommodations! We saw so many
different animals from our balcony, and even more from the large viewing
area off of the Kidani lobby. There were several afternoons when I was
content to just sit on the balcony for a couple hours and watch the
animals. Lots of giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and more. The whole place
has a cozy, relaxed feel too it. We went over to Jambo House a few times
to visit the shop and The Mara there, and it felt much more chaotic and
hectic. Kidani was very peaceful. There is a place to get coffee and
soda at Johari Treasures, the shop in Kidani. You can also fill your
refillable mug there if you buy one."--laprana
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The Walt Disney World Resort has
released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules for
October 2009. 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
Current Park Hours
Magic Hours Schedule and Info
Fireworks, Parades, & Event Schedules
<<The More the
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Vacationing at Walt Disney World with
a large group can make some lasting memories. The Walt Disney World
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professional group picture. Guests can sign up for a one-on-one
professional session with a photographer. No sitting fee is required.
Guests can choose from Professional Print packages or get all of their
session images on the Professional Portrait CD (separate from Disney's
PhotoPass PhotoCD). The portrait sessions are available in select Resort
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<< Maximizing Your Day >>
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Sending post cards home is a
favorite activity of many Guests, but so is maximizing the time they
spend in their favorite parks. Guest can actually mail their post cards
or other mail inside the Magic Kingdom park by using one the mailboxes
on Main Street USA. The mail is sent by Orlando branch of the United
States Postal Service so Guest can rest assured their mail gets to their
final destination. Although there are no special postal markings from
sending mail from this location, it can still be a neat way to send mail
while maximizing your day!
For a hotel that's convenient
on location and on your wallet, consider a stay at the Radisson Orlando
- Celebration. Located in Celebration on 20 beautifully landscaped
acres, the Radisson Orlando - Celebration is only 1.5 miles from Walt
Disney World and provides scheduled shuttle service to all four theme
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The Summer may bring long days to
Walt Disney World, but many rides are still extra special at night.
Here's some of INTERCOTee's favorite rides to experience after dark:
"Dumbo at night during Wishes - it is
amazing because the fireworks are shooting off all around you. Astro
Orbiter at night adds some pizzaz to an otherwise mediocre ride."--phillydan
"Tomorrowland Transit Authority is a
great night ride, its even fun to watch when the fireworks are going
"I highly recommend both Big Thunder
Mountain and Jungle Cruise at night. I prefer both of those rides at
night rather than daytime."--FantasmicJ
"Our favorite ride at night is Splash
Mountain, during Wishes. Of course it's our favorite attraction in Walt
Disney World in the daytime, too, but it's even more special and magical
at night. From the outside portions of the mountain you get a great view
of the park and with the fireworks exploding overhead, it's even more
magical. Another bonus: during Wishes, the queue is very short,
sometimes no wait at all, and you can ride several times without
"We love Kali River Rapids at
night...There is not much lighting and it makes it so much better....--elmjimmlm
"At night Chester & Hester's Dinorama
takes on an entirely different feel"--JPL
"Test Track, the outside speedway is
much better at night."--Mousemates
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<< Conclusion >>
This jam packed
issue has come to an end, but the warmer weather and longer days are
still rolling. The summer may be about half way over, but there's no
end to planning a great vacation. We'll be back in a few weeks with
another edition overflowing with great tips, insights, and reviews from
fellow INTERCOTee's. See ya real soon!
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