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INTERCOT > Interactive > INTERCOT Insider Archive > August 2013

August 2013

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<< Introduction >>

The holiday road may be running out of pavement, but another edition of the INTERCOT Insider has just arrived.  As the seasons saunter from the dog days of summer to the days of early autumn,  your favorite Disney vacation destinations are hanging up their beach towels and rolling out their fall foliage. In this edition we fall into some great savings, take one last trip down the holiday road, run into some INTERCOT friends, get a tip on a better way to get groceries, and wrap-up our Epcot fun facts. Hang on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the most informative ride on the internet!

<< Disney Deals >>

with Magical Journeys Travel Agency

-- Fall into Savings --

Disney has released discounts, for guests vacationing on select dates from September 29 through December 23, 2013. Discounts save vacationers up to 15% on Value Resorts, up to 20% at Moderates and a savings up to 30% on Deluxe Resorts and Villas. Room and Resort restrictions may apply. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same room. Length of stay requirements and black-out dates may apply. For details on these, and other specials, contact INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency, Magical Journeys at 1-570-785-3283, or visit their web site.

>> Contact Magical Journeys Today!

<< In the running ... >>

Are you ready to meet up with other INTERCOTees in Walt Disney World? We've got a fun 4 day itinerary for you happening January 9-12, 2013! Make plans now for a magical weekend by visiting the runDisney forum and by ordering your #runICOT t-shirts from the INTERCOT Shop! This event is not just for runners - it's for all INTERCOT fans! Hope to see you in January!

>> #runICOT Meet Information/Details
>> Official #runICOT Apparel


<< The Holiday Road with CanadianWDWFan >>

As I have previously reported, there are two trains of thought on driving down to Walt Disney World, one is to get there as soon as possible and the other is to take your time and see all the sights the road to Walt Disney World has to offer. To decide what is right for you will have to do with how well your family travels in the car and how long your stay at the World is. For longer stays it is more justifiable to take longer traveling to get there. Shorter stays do require you to spend less time on the road to maximize your Park time.

For the drive, there are several things to consider to help fight off the boredom that can arise for your passengers, and help you as a driver to keep your mind on the road. Several required items for your drive to consider, but not limited to, are as follows:

-DVD system, preferably one that will play through your car’s stereo system. After all, the driver deserves to enjoy themselves on the drive as well.
-Books, Games and Game systems.
-Pillows and blankets- for nap times.
-Maps for everyone to follow.

-- The Scenic Route --

From personal experience we like to do more things on the way down, since driving home we are more likely to be in the frame of mind that our vacation is over and just want to get home. This can make for a long drive.

Planning is the key to success for any trip. Some things to consider are, the time of year you are traveling, potential weather conditions and road construction along the way. Using maps, internet, tour books, travel guides, AAA and word of mouth, you then decide which route is best for you. While planning your route, you can then see the many places of interest along the way. We find that the internet and AAA tour guides are a great start in helping finding places of interest. Look ahead to see if there are any cities, towns or attractions that would interest you and if needed adjust your course accordingly.

Decide how long you want to be off the road and what you want to see and perhaps more importantly, how long you want to be in the car every day. Plan your drive and drive your plan will help get you to your destination on time. One point I would like to make though is to be open to change and spontaneity, one trip we were surprised when we stopped off for a break and unexpectedly ended up seeing one of the more interesting sights we have seen during our drives.

Choosing too many stops can quickly make your drive very long and un-enjoyable. Being on the road can be a trying experience for anyone, so choose what you must see and do on this trip and perhaps save some of the stops for another vacation.

Drive safe and enjoy the drive.

>> Part One: The Direct Route

<< More Ways to Save >>

by  Orlando Grocery Express

With over ten thousand items to choose from and an updated beer and wine list, you will find everything you need for your upcoming trip to Orlando - delivered right to your resort or vacation home door. Orland Grocery Express now offers many of the same items found in large grocery store chains including specialty cakes, deli meats and cheeses, and a huge selection of gluten free and organic foods.

For a limited time, all INTERCOT users will receive $5 off their order by using the coupon code "INTERCOT".

>>Orlando Grocery Express

<< Fun Facts with Imalismom >>

-- Epcot: Part Four --

- All of the flowers planted and potted around the American Pavilion are chosen to reflect the color scheme of red, white and blue.

- Japan’s landscaping, although it does not look out of place, is not native to the country, as the Florida climate would not support indigenous plants.

-To maintain the illusion of a thousand foot Eiffel tower, it has deterrents to prevent birds from landing on it. IF they were allow to perch on the tower, the tower would visually shrink while the birds would look very large!

- In Canada – the plants near the bottom of the Rocky Mountains are much larger than those on the top. This gives the illusion of the mountain being higher than it actually is.

<< Conclusion >>

As those last summer sunsets vanish beyond the horizon, this edition has also come to an end.  Whether you will be joining #runICOT, learned a great new way to get groceries, or are now planning on savoring the scenic route; we help its help you better plan your next Disney trip. We'll be back in a few weeks with more great tips, news and deals. See ya real soon!

<< Thank You To Our Sponsors! >>

The INTERCOT Insider and INTERCOT.com are supported by the following sponsors who in turn, help us bring the Magic to you!

All Star Vacation Homes
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Choose from the finest selection of vacation homes and condos in the closest locations to Walt Disney World.

Magical Journeys
Website: http://www.yourmagicaljourneys.com
INTERCOT's Official Travel Agency.  An unconventional Travel Agency for the unconventional client, Magical Journeys is dedicated to finding the best pricing for your next magical journey. We work hard to save you money, and still give you the quality service you deserve.

The Official Ticket Center
Website: Buy & Price Tickets Now!
The Official Ticket Center is Walt Disney World's, Universal Studios and Sea World's #1 guest service provider for the last 3 years. The Official Ticket Center sells tickets only, at a discount price.

Quicksilver Tours & Transportation
Website: http://www.quicksilver-tours.com
Our drivers are the first personal contact you have when you arrive in Orlando.  No other transportation company goes to the lengths we do to ensure that your trip is exactly how you imagined it. At Quicksilver, we truly believe there's no such thing as going "above and beyond" for our clients. Instead, it's all part of doing our jobs correctly.

Orlando Grocery Express
Website: http://www.orlandogroceryexpress.com
With over ten thousand items to choose from and an updated beer and wine list, you will find everything you need for your upcoming trip to Orlando - delivered right to your resort or vacation home door.

The Timeshare Store
Website: http://www.dvc-resales.com
This Disney Vacation Club resale site offers the largest selection of DVC Resale's anywhere!  They are the number one Disney Vacation Club Reseller in the world. See how easy and affordable it is to purchase your very own piece of the "MAGIC".

Universal Orlando® Resort
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Universal Orlando® Resort is more than a theme park. It's an entire universe of action and thrills featuring TWO spectacular theme parks unlike anything else in Orlando.

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