of Disney Vacations have come true. As many families are reflecting
upon a great trip from 2009, it is time to look forward to 2010 and what
exciting offerings Disney will unveil in the coming year. In this
edition we take a look at the what's new and what's changing in the
coming year at the Walt Disney World resort, the Disneyland resort, and
on board the Disney Cruiseline. It's Insider Time!
<<In with the New
From Coast to Coast and Beyond
the Sea, Disney magic will be in full swing in 2010. Here's a look at
the new and exciting offerings to entice Guests to visit Disneyland,
travel to Walt Disney World, and hop aboard the Disney Cruise Line in
Captain EO Returns to Disneyland
Thirteen years after its final
curtain call, Captain EO will return for a limited engagement at
Disneyland park beginning in February 2010. The attraction’s return to
Tomorrowland will provide new audiences the opportunity to experience
the original 3D production for the very first time, as well as a
nostalgic look back for longtime fans wanting to see “The King of Pop”
in a rare performance created for the big-screen, just one more time.
A "Plused" Great Moments with Mr.
Lincoln at Disneyland
As 2009 drew to a close,
President Abraham Lincoln returned to the Main Street Opera House in
Disneyland with stunning new Audio-Animatronics technology that makes
this the most lifelike and expressive Lincoln figure yet. Through-out
2010, Guests will be able to experience Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
with the new Lincoln figure and an enriched presentation that combines
the best elements of the park’s original 1965 show and today's most
advanced technical abilities.
World of Color Debuts at Disney's
World of Color, a spectacular
new nighttime water show, will astound guests with its magnitude and
creativity when it debuts in Spring 2010 at Disney’s California
Adventure park. Surpassing all Disney water productions, “World of
Color” will bring Disney animation to life with powerful fountains that
become stars of the show as they create the world’s largest projected
Disney Parks Launch "Give a Day,
Get a Day" Promotion
Beginning January 1st, Disney
hopes to inspire families to volunteer in their communities during 2010
through this first-of-its-kind program that “rewards” volunteer service
with admission for a day to a Disney theme park. To enable people to
sign up for an eligible volunteer project, Disney is working with
HandsOn Network, the nation’s largest volunteer network. Starting Jan.
1, 2010, guests can go to DisneyParks.com for the United States and
Puerto Rico or DisneyParks.ca for Canada to search for volunteer
opportunities available in those areas through HandsOn Network and sign
up for a day of volunteer service. Many of the opportunities will be for
projects that entire families with children age 6 or older can
participate in together.
VoluntEARS Cavalcade Kicks-Off at
the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland
Each afternoon, just before the
daily parade, the Magic Kingdom Park and the Disneyland Park will host a
procession of Muppets characters and parade dancers, special floats, and
vehicles celebrating volunteerism. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy , and
Sweetums will be part of the merriment, as well as dancers donning
outfits that celebrate the work of volunteers. This colorful cavalcade
kicks off January 8, 2010 and will feature "Honorary VoluntEARS" serving
as Grand Marshals of the parade.
Wide World of Sports Complex
Re-launches at Walt Disney World
In February 2010 the Wide World
of Sports complex will be re-christened the ESPN Wide World of Sports
Complex. The name change will also bring many new elements for Guest to
enjoy. Guests will discover a new welcome center, a digital center
where video captured by 44 cameras across the 220-acre sports campus is
edited for display on 40 video screens and two “jumbotrons” throughout
the complex as part of a veritable “Wide World of SportsCenter,” and the
new ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill. Meanwhile, behind the scenes,
technical staff will continue work in the Innovation Lab to develop
ground-breaking ESPN on-air products – using the action throughout the
complex as a real-world testing environment.
Luxury Pet Resort Opens at Walt
The Walt Disney World will add a
one-of-a-kind pet resort to its resort portfolio in 2010. The new
resort will provide pet hospitality services that will include boarding,
grooming and doggy day camp, and amenities such as luxury suites with
television and raised bedding. Pet activities will feature nature walks
and playgroups, and pampering services will range from ice cream treats
to bedtime stories. The facility will be operated by Best Friends Pet
Disney Cruise Line Unveils a Newly
Enhanced Castaway Cay
Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise
Line’s private island paradise in the tropical waters of the Bahamas, is
adding more water-based family-fun, additional conveniences and a slice
of beachside luxury in the Summer of 2010. Guests can slide and splash
at a new water feature called Pelican Plunge, a 2,400-square-foot
floating platform featuring an enclosed corkscrew waterslide. A
brand-new, 2,400-square-foot water play area called Spring-a-Leak helps
guests cool off while immersing them in what appears to be the remnants
of a washed-away beach dwelling. The Castaway Family Beach is being
extended by more than 700 feet for families to enjoy the pristine white
sand, build sand castles, relax in the shade under an umbrella and take
a dip in the warm azure waters of the lagoon. Dotting the expanded
Castaway Family Beach are 16 new family cabanas offering the privacy and
luxury of a deluxe beach retreat.
“Villains Tonight!” Debuts aboard
the Disney Magic
The first full-scale musical
production dedicated to the Disney villains debuts aboard the Disney
Magic on March 27, 2010. The show is a family-friendly, fun-filled
musical extravaganza that places these famous characters in some
irreverent funny moments. “Villains Tonight!” features a “Who’s Who” of
the Disney villains, including Disney’s newest crook, Dr. Facilier from
“The Princess and the Frog.” The show also features classic divas and
scoundrels such as Ursula, the Evil Queen , Captain Hook and Scar. After
its debut run on the Disney Magic, the show will hop ships to the Disney
Dream in early 2011.
The staff of the INTERCOT.com and
the INTERCOT Insider would like to wish the very best to you and yours
in the New Year. May your New Year be a happy and healthy one filled
with Disney Dreams! We to sincerely thank each and every one of you for
making INTERCOT.com among the most visited Disney Vacation Planning
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circulated Disney Vacation Planning Newsletters. We'll be back in a few
weeks with more tips, deals, and info to kick-off 2010. See ya real
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