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NYC help!

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 15:45
I am trying to book a 3 night stay in NYC for the second week in Dec. I am completely and totally out of my element! I am not very familiar with NYC, having only had one day trip there about 5 years ago. There are so many hotels to choose from and I don't even know where to start!

Looking for something clean and safe, not too expensive (would love to stay at $300 a night if possible), close to subway for easy transportation. Any advice on where I should focus my search? Any hotels that are recommended?

Here are some things we would like to do: 9/11 memorial site, Times Square, possibly a broadway show, the Christmas window displays, radio city music hall Christmas show, central park, the big Christmas tree. Typical holiday tourist things!
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Beach club - club level

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 15:02
Can I request a blender for our room at the Beach Club - Club level? I wasn’t sure if they’d have.
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Beach club - club level

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 15:02
Can I request a blender for our room at the Beach Club - Club level? I wasn’t sure if they’d have.
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Tsa?

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 14:39
I may be flying shortly. Can you bring a frozen blue ice pack through TSA?
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Tsa?

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 14:39
I may be flying shortly. Can you bring a frozen blue ice pack through TSA?
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Fast Passes 30 days out problem

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 11:36
I tried to book my fast passes for my trip that starts in 30 days. We are staying off property. It would only let me book for the first day. It would not let us link the reservation so it doesn't know that we are even going. What can I do? I'm on hold with this number: 407-939-7765
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Fast Passes 30 days out problem

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 11:36
I tried to book my fast passes for my trip that starts in 30 days. We are staying off property. It would only let me book for the first day. It would not let us link the reservation so it doesn't know that we are even going. What can I do? I'm on hold with this number: 407-939-7765
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Walt Disney World rings out with Fourth of July celebration options

TheDisneyBlog.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 11:28

Celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World is a right of passage for many families. It’s one of the busiest times of year to visit, but also has the most entertainment options. Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July and Walt Disney World Resort, and on Independence...

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Can't get on MDE

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 06:39
It keeps saying Stitch ate the page. I wonder if they are having problems with the bus times.
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Can't get on MDE

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 06:39
It keeps saying Stitch ate the page. I wonder if they are having problems with the bus times.
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Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Will Be the Sweet Spot of The Summer

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 01:17
Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff has unveiled more of its signature sweets (and that it will open as Phase 1.5?):

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Located along Pixar Pier, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will open later this summer as a delightfully colorful merchandise and confectionery location. In addition to Bing Bong’s sweet candy tears, you can pick up saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy, as well as other must-try sweets!

...

If you’ve seen the adorable Nemo and Baby Dory Cake Pops available for Pixar Fest, you’ll be excited to learn that they will be part of a series of seasonal “Buddy” Cake Pops offered at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff! Every so often, these pops will change out to feature new characters, such as Wall•E and Eve, or Buzz and Woody. In addition, you’ll find cake pops inspired by “Inside Out,” featuring some of your favorite emotions.


Next up are the awesome apples, like the Rainbow Unicorn Apple or the Bing Bong Apple. These Granny Smith apples are dipped in caramel and chocolate and decorated with colored sugar, fondant and marshmallows, and are definitely treats to satisfy your sweet tooth!


Also available at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will be an array of Pixar-themed popcorn, lollipops and candies, including Lemon Drops, Red Licorice and Sour Apple Balls. Saltwater taffy lovers can enjoy an assortment of flavors like Strawberry Banana and Peaches and Cream. Rainbow cotton candy will also be available in flavors like Blue Raspberry and Orange.


Lastly, the shop will serve Memory Refreshers – frozen drinks that will come in all colors and flavors! One of the drinks is the Rainbow Unicorn, with grape soda, blue raspberry soda, lime, cherry, lemon-lime and rainbow candies. Another one is inspired by Bing Bong himself, Imaginary Pal, which will be made with pink lemonade and grape soda with rainbow cotton candy, topped with a marshmallow flower.

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Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Will Be the Sweet Spot of The Summer

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 01:17
Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff has unveiled more of its signature sweets (and that it will open as Phase 1.5?):

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Located along Pixar Pier, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will open later this summer as a delightfully colorful merchandise and confectionery location. In addition to Bing Bong’s sweet candy tears, you can pick up saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy, as well as other must-try sweets!

...

If you’ve seen the adorable Nemo and Baby Dory Cake Pops available for Pixar Fest, you’ll be excited to learn that they will be part of a series of seasonal “Buddy” Cake Pops offered at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff! Every so often, these pops will change out to feature new characters, such as Wall•E and Eve, or Buzz and Woody. In addition, you’ll find cake pops inspired by “Inside Out,” featuring some of your favorite emotions.


Next up are the awesome apples, like the Rainbow Unicorn Apple or the Bing Bong Apple. These Granny Smith apples are dipped in caramel and chocolate and decorated with colored sugar, fondant and marshmallows, and are definitely treats to satisfy your sweet tooth!


Also available at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will be an array of Pixar-themed popcorn, lollipops and candies, including Lemon Drops, Red Licorice and Sour Apple Balls. Saltwater taffy lovers can enjoy an assortment of flavors like Strawberry Banana and Peaches and Cream. Rainbow cotton candy will also be available in flavors like Blue Raspberry and Orange.


Lastly, the shop will serve Memory Refreshers – frozen drinks that will come in all colors and flavors! One of the drinks is the Rainbow Unicorn, with grape soda, blue raspberry soda, lime, cherry, lemon-lime and rainbow candies. Another one is inspired by Bing Bong himself, Imaginary Pal, which will be made with pink lemonade and grape soda with rainbow cotton candy, topped with a marshmallow flower.

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My Disney Experience App Adds Bus Wait Times

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 01:05
The latest version of the My Disney Experience App has added Bus Wait Times:

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My Disney Experience App Adds Bus Wait Times

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 01:05
The latest version of the My Disney Experience App has added Bus Wait Times:

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Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is major fun in 4DX 360 degree experience

TheDisneyBlog.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 01:03

Last month we reviewed “Solo: A Star Wars Story” the 4DX Theater experience. The Tl;dr is that we recommend giving the experience a try, but could imagine a better film for the technology. Perhaps one that was a bit shorter without quite so many action scenes. Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” is...

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New Sneak Peek Hard Ticket Event Could be Begining of New Disney Ticketing Age

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 00:58
Industry Analysts (and journalists) have begun to extrapolate that the recent Sneak Peek Hard Ticket event for Disney California Adventure could be another sign to a new age of Disney Ticket Pricing:

Quote: Disney Tests Pricing Power at Theme Parks
Issuing pricey tickets for ‘sneak peek’ events is the latest move by Disney to use fares to control crowds

By Erich Schwartzel
The Wall Street Journal
June 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES—After raising some ticket prices for its theme parks by more than 20% over the past five years, Walt Disney Co. DIS -1.64% will set a new benchmark this week when it offers die-hard fans the chance to attend a six-hour preview of a new attraction at Disneyland—for $299.

Even for fans used to high prices, the $50-an-hour sneak peek at Pixar Pier on Friday, a day before the attraction officially opens, breaks new ground.

...

The steep price stems in part from a perennial tension Disney faces at its theme parks, where public demand is so strong that its two domestic locations, in particular, can fill to capacity during certain times of year. In response, Disney is considering new approaches to pricing amid upgrades at Disneyland in Southern California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., that are expected to attract even more people.

Raising prices—currently around $100 on average days and more than $120 during “peak” times around holidays—could mitigate tourist appetite and increase Disney’s profits. The company, however, is wary of appearing to gouge customers, according to theme-park executives and analysts, and going against founder Walt Disney’s vision of affordable family entertainment.

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Disney already has introduced a limited version of dynamic pricing to its parks, charging a range of prices based on three categories of dates: “value,” “regular” and “peak.” Prices range from $97 to $135 for Disneyland and between $102 and $122 for Walt Disney World.

Under the changes being considered in recent months, a ticket to Disneyland for Christmas Day, for example, may cost less if purchased on July 1 than on Dec. 24, this person said. Such a system would encourage visitors to commit to a day to visit the park farther in advance than they currently do, this person added, which allows parks to plan better.

Through one-off events like the Pixar Pier preview, Disney is branching out beyond “one-size-fits-all experiences” offered at “a variety of price points” at its parks, said Catherine Powell, president of Disney Parks Western Region.

“We’re pursuing a number of strategies, including pricing and increased capacity, to better spread demand throughout the year so that we can fulfill our mission of exceeding guest expectations every day,” Ms. Powell said.

Disney doesn’t release annual attendance figures for its parks, but more than 38.8 million people visited its domestic locations in 2017, an annual increase of about 1.3%, according to the Themed Entertainment Association trade group.

Rising prices and attendance at the parks have contributed to strong growth in the company’s parks and resorts division in recent years. Annual income for the segment has grown more than 70% since 2013, hitting $3.8 billion in 2017.
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New Sneak Peek Hard Ticket Event Could be Begining of New Disney Ticketing Age

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 00:58
Industry Analysts (and journalists) have begun to extrapolate that the recent Sneak Peek Hard Ticket event for Disney California Adventure could be another sign to a new age of Disney Ticket Pricing:

Quote: Disney Tests Pricing Power at Theme Parks
Issuing pricey tickets for ‘sneak peek’ events is the latest move by Disney to use fares to control crowds

By Erich Schwartzel
The Wall Street Journal
June 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES—After raising some ticket prices for its theme parks by more than 20% over the past five years, Walt Disney Co. DIS -1.64% will set a new benchmark this week when it offers die-hard fans the chance to attend a six-hour preview of a new attraction at Disneyland—for $299.

Even for fans used to high prices, the $50-an-hour sneak peek at Pixar Pier on Friday, a day before the attraction officially opens, breaks new ground.

...

The steep price stems in part from a perennial tension Disney faces at its theme parks, where public demand is so strong that its two domestic locations, in particular, can fill to capacity during certain times of year. In response, Disney is considering new approaches to pricing amid upgrades at Disneyland in Southern California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., that are expected to attract even more people.

Raising prices—currently around $100 on average days and more than $120 during “peak” times around holidays—could mitigate tourist appetite and increase Disney’s profits. The company, however, is wary of appearing to gouge customers, according to theme-park executives and analysts, and going against founder Walt Disney’s vision of affordable family entertainment.

...

Disney already has introduced a limited version of dynamic pricing to its parks, charging a range of prices based on three categories of dates: “value,” “regular” and “peak.” Prices range from $97 to $135 for Disneyland and between $102 and $122 for Walt Disney World.

Under the changes being considered in recent months, a ticket to Disneyland for Christmas Day, for example, may cost less if purchased on July 1 than on Dec. 24, this person said. Such a system would encourage visitors to commit to a day to visit the park farther in advance than they currently do, this person added, which allows parks to plan better.

Through one-off events like the Pixar Pier preview, Disney is branching out beyond “one-size-fits-all experiences” offered at “a variety of price points” at its parks, said Catherine Powell, president of Disney Parks Western Region.

“We’re pursuing a number of strategies, including pricing and increased capacity, to better spread demand throughout the year so that we can fulfill our mission of exceeding guest expectations every day,” Ms. Powell said.

Disney doesn’t release annual attendance figures for its parks, but more than 38.8 million people visited its domestic locations in 2017, an annual increase of about 1.3%, according to the Themed Entertainment Association trade group.

Rising prices and attendance at the parks have contributed to strong growth in the company’s parks and resorts division in recent years. Annual income for the segment has grown more than 70% since 2013, hitting $3.8 billion in 2017.
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Grand California DVC 2BR Villa Room Rates

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-06-19 00:03
Does anyone know or know where to find the cash room rates for a 2BR DVC villa at the Grand California Resort & Spa?

I have been unable to find them. I call the resort and they could not tell me. I called DVC and they also could not tell me. Very Frustrating.

Thanks.
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Bus Times Now Available on MDE App

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 22:14
I just love this, those staying at a Disney resort will be able to check the app for bus times.

From DPBlog
Quote: Today, we’re rolling out a brand new bus time feature in the My Disney Experience mobile app that enables guests to spend less time waiting at the bus stop and more time getting ready for a fun-filled day in the parks. With this feature, guests can quickly discover up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next buses will depart from their Disney Resort hotel and when they will complete their journey to their destination.

The app regularly updates in real time to provide the most current estimates for buses heading to all four theme parks, two water parks and the Disney Springs area. Guests can access the feature throughout their stay by tapping “See Bus Times” when viewing an active Disney Resort hotel reservation associated with their account. Click here for the complete article
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Infomation on Caribean Resort

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 21:27
this upcoming trip will be the first time i've stayed anywhere but a value.
Hearing about the construction has me a little nervous. Does it totally ruin what I am hoping is a nicer accomodation with better sceneries.
The food and drink doesn't bother me, as long as i can still get a resort mug, and it works.
How is the transporation to and from the park?

Any suggestions what i should check out? or are there nice places to sit and read or chill before/after the parks?

thanks.
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