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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > January 2010 Edition


January 2010 Edition

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The New Year is underway with snow, ice, and other weather not so nice.  It's a great time of year to start dreaming about a Disney vacation in the year to come.  In this edition we take a look at several annual events coming up in 2010,  learn about a new place to stay in the new year, and take a look at the latest park calendars released for 2010.  Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the internet!

<<Run for Fun>>

The Disney’s Endurance Series kicked-off for 2010 at the start of the month with the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  Through-out 2010 Walt Disney World will place host to other race events giving Guests a unique way to enjoy fitness and fun at the Vacation Kingdom.  The remaining 2010 events include the Champion 5K (part of ESPN the Weekend) on February 27th, the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend on March 5th, 6th & 7th, the Expedition Everest Challenge on June 12th, and the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend on Oct. 1st & 2nd.  Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall; the Walt Disney World resort offers a race event for those who want to put more than a little bounce in their step on their vacation.


<<New Year, New Choices>>

with ALL STAR Vacation Homes


For 2010, ALL STAR Vacation Homes gives you more ways to relax, more homes to choose from and more things to do on your Orlando vacation with two new Disney area resorts, Reunion and Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa.  Both are ideal for family and group gatherings, getaways and get-togethers and feature worlds of exciting resort amenities. ALL STAR also offers six additional communities that feature luxurious vacation home rentals, most just four miles or less from Disney and with amenities such as private pools and spas, themed kids? bedrooms, home theatres, game rooms, multiple master bedrooms and more.  Experience new ways to get more out of your Orlando vacation by calling 1-800-606-3373 or visiting the ALL STAR Vacation Homes website today!


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<<Star Wars Weekends Return>>


Once again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine for the family-friendly fan-fest, scheduled for four consecutive weekends, beginning May 21 and running through June 13, 2010, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The event includes special parades, trivia games, meet-and-greet sessions with Star Wars legends and characters and special themed activities. The weekend festivities take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are included with regular theme park admission.


>> See the Star Wars Weekends section of INTERCOT info Central


<<Calendar Corner>>


-- August 2010--


The Walt Disney World Resort has released it's Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and Event schedules for August 2010. 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.  


>> Current Park Hours 


>> Extra Magic Hours Schedule and Info


>> Fireworks, Parades, & Event Schedules  


<< An Early Bloom >>


The 17th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off March 3 – earlier than ever – and continues for 75 days through May 16, 2010, with bold strokes of seasonal color and brand-new topiary whimsy. Last year’s festival began March 18; now Walt Disney World guests get a head start on the gardening season as they explore exhibits and activities geared toward discovery and outdoor fun. Even before spring has sprung, Donald Duck and his topiary pals set up camp in full floral color to celebrate the Great Outdoors at the Epcot front entrance. The elaborate topiary with a North American theme, live waterfall and pond features Goofy in a fly-fishing misadventure, Daisy Duck roasting marshmallows over a campfire and Pluto in his “pup tent.” It’s a must-stop photo op for guests as soon as they pass through the park turnstiles. Packing more floral punch this year, the festival showcases nearly 100 expertly crafted topiaries – including a new American Gothic Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.


>> See the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival section of INTERCO info Central


<< Conclusion >>

That wraps up this look forward at 2010 at the Walt Disney World resort. We hope its gotten you excited about some of the great annual events returning this year.  We'll be back in a few weeks with tips and advice from other INTERCOTee's, as well as; a look at some of the latest money saving deals.  See ya real soon!

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