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INTERCOT > News > November 2002

News Archive - November 2002

November 25, 2002


GIFAPP Final Week Is Here!
This week is your final chance to find the 5 Pin Replicas that our INTERCOT Team has hidden throughout our website (excluding the one pictured at right).  If you successfully locate all five pins this week you are automatically entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes.  So put your thinking caps on, pull out your magnifying glass and join the hunt!
Official GIFAPP Rules, Entry Form and Directions
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November 23, 2002


Osborne Family Spectacle of
Lights Opens

350 miles of lights, 800,000 Watts of power and 5 million bulbs comprise the beauty and majesty of one of Disney’s most popular holiday events. What began as a family tradition in the mid-1980s in Little Rock, Ark., has blossomed into a new holiday tradition for many guests to the Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. Set amid the “homes” of Residential Street in MGM Studios, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights wows crowds with its dazzling excess in a familiar setting. The annual holiday spectacular opens tonight with a special preview for Annual Pass holders and runs through January 5th. The spectacle is lit nightly at 6 p.m.
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November 18, 2002



EPCOT Icon In For a Major Change

WESH TV2 in Orlando has reported that by February 2005, Spaceship Earth, EPCOT’s icon and centerpiece attraction will be closed for a major overhaul. Disney plans to take the ride offline for two years to create a whole new attraction called “Time Racers,” set to debut in 2007. This is no cosmetic facelift, but a complete redesign of the ride contained within the geodesic sphere that is so easily recognizable. Insiders believe that that the new ride will be a “moving theater type ride” that will be able to handle 2,400 guests per hour. Disney has declined to comment on the documents WESH uncovered, stating that they do not discuss attractions until they are formally announced. A former Imagineer, however, believes that Disney will incorporate some of the cutting-edge technology currently employed at Tokyo DisneySea. There is no information on the ride concept at this time.
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GIFAPP Week 3 Is Here!
Every Monday for the next 2 weeks, our INTERCOT Team will hide 5 replicas of the new INTERCOT 5 Year Anniversary Pin throughout our website (excluding the one pictured at right).  If you successfully locate all five pins in any given week you are automatically entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes, including OneShare Stocks, Sony Play Station games and INTERCOT apparel.  So put your thinking caps on, pull out your magnifying glass and join the hunt!
Official GIFAPP Rules, Entry Form and Directions
Discuss Here

November 11, 2002


November E-Nite Added

The Walt Disney World Resort has officially announced an E-Ride Night for November 26th from 8-11pm.  Speculation is that this will be the final E-Ride Night for 2002. E-Ride Nights are an exclusive "private party" in the Magic Kingdom for a limited number of Walt Disney World Resort Guests.
More information here 
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Journey Into Imagination with Figment! Rehab
After its debut in May and an 8 million dollar rehab, Journey into Imagination with Figment! is going down for rehab again. The attraction will be closed from December 1 - December 7th, 2002. During this time work will take place to make some minor tweaks and adjustments due to the last rehab. The ride is scheduled to reopen on December 8th.
Rehab Information
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November 7, 2002


Tower of Terror Update
Set to debut in January 2003, "Tower 4" (as the new version of this classic ride is called) will involve a number of new drop sequences. They will be randomized so you won't know which one you're going to experience. Also to be added are some yet to be revealed special effects. There will be no changes to the exterior of the building.
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November 1, 2002


GIFAPP Is Coming!

In just 3 days, the mystery will be revealed and INTERCOTees all over the world will know the answer to the question... "What is GIFAPP?" Till then, join in the fun speculating on our discussion boards.
What is GIFAPP?

 

 
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