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The holiday road is open and
another edition of the INTERCOT Insider is heading your way. As the
height of Summer brings vacations, cook-outs, and other fun in the
sun; this edition is bringing you the latest ways to save, a great
book to take on vacation, a look at Disneyland's newest show, a
beach bag full of Epcot trivia, and the latest Disney park
calendars. Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the
most informative ride on the internet!
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with Magical Journeys Travel
-- Late Summer
Disney has released Annual
Passholder rates for 8/16/13 – 9/26/13. Not every resort and room
category will be discounted for every night. Ask your Magical
Journeys Agent for date specific pricing.
20% Art of Animation (Little Mermaid Rooms Excluded)
25% Values, Grand Floridian, Polynesian
30% PORS, CBR, Coronado Springs, Wilderness Cabins
35% most deluxes and DVC
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-- Salute to
renewed the Armed Forces Salute which honors military families with
special ticket and room rates for yet another year. The offer will
run from 29 September 2013 through 27 September 2014 and can be
booked immediately, however, tickets will not be available for
purchase until August 12, 2013.
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& Discussion Here
<< Book Nook
with Brownie >>
-- One Minute Service
I ran across this book in a
search and decided to check it out since I hadn’t encountered it
before. One Minute Service: Keys to Providing Great Service Like
Disney World (2009, DC Press, 135 pages) by Bruce Loeffler is a
short read that contains a lot of helpful hints about service that
can be quickly implemented. The premise of the book is that it only
takes a minute to provide excellent service. While I enjoyed reading
this book and did pick up some great ideas from it, I found the
Disney connection somewhat tenuous. Loeffler worked for Disney and
while that work appears to have greatly influenced his philosophy
towards service, there were not an overabundance of stories about
Walt Disney World and no real glimpses into the inner workings at
the Disney parks.
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Entertainment with TinkWest >>
-- Mickey and the Magical Map
For a long time now I have been
looking forward to a stage show returning to the Fantasyland Theatre
at Disneyland. On June 7th, 2013; I was finally able to sit down and
enjoy the newest production, Mickey and the Magical Map.
The outdoor seating is completely shaded for a hot Summer afternoon
or a rainy day in Spring. I don’t think there is a bad seat in the
house. Up close, far away, center stage, on the side – this show is
enjoyable from any angle. There are lots of seats but I would still
suggest that you arrive perhaps half an hour prior to show time to
insure a spot.
This is such a fun show. Mickey gets in to mischief which takes him
and the audience to many different places on the map. Along the way
he encounters familiar characters who entertain with familiar songs.
The costumes are colorful and the scenery is eye catching. The
singing and dancing gets the audience humming or singing along while
tapping their toes. A great job all around by both cast and crew.
The kids seem to especially like when streamers burst out in to the
audience at the end!
The next time you are at Disneyland, make sure you take the time to
visit the Fantasyland Theatre for this new musical presentation.
<< Fun Facts with
-- Epcot: Part Three --
-There are 28 mischievous little
trolls hidden throughout the Norway pavilion. Some are single and
some are pairs.
- In China, in the Yong Feng Shangdian, you will discover a
weathered copper bowl with handles n each side. This bowl holds a
few inches of water in it. Dip your finger in the water and rub it
in a circle around the bowl rim (with pressure) the bowl will sing,
but the vibrations from your finger will cause the water to ripple,
and then suddenly jump and splash.
- The sixteen painted coats of arms adorning the front façade
outside Sommerfest and the Biergarten Restaurant represent Germany’s
- Hampton court is the palace that inspired the building housing The
Toy Shop, across from the Rose and Crown Pub.
<< Calendar Corner
-- January 2014 --
Extra Magic Hours, Operating, and
Event schedules have been released through January 2014. 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.
Hours Schedule and Info
Parades, & Event Schedules
<< Conclusion >>
The tide is rolling in and washing this
edition away. We hope it's given you some great info for your next Disney trip.
We'll be back in a few weeks with more great tips, news and deals. See ya real
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