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Train tour

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 17:41
has anyone ever done the train tour?
is it something someone in an EVC could do?
would an 8 year old be interested?
would you recommend it?
how much is it?

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2 new event/show

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 17:40
Does anyone know how long the Donald Duck thing at AK Dinoland will last?
and how long will the guardian's of galaxy go on?
I'd love to see them both, will be there middle of July.
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 06/18/18 – Disneyland Show

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 17:00
In this episode, we try out mobile ordering for the first time at the Disneyland Resort, as well as give our review on the Blue Bayou Fantasmic Dining Package! To get in touch with the team, check out our contact page. Listen/Download #732 – Disneyland Discussion: [download mp3] Show Notes Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via RSS [...]
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Painful Rider Experience: I Dinosaur as BAD as Indiana Jones Adventure?

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 15:39
I remember my last ride on Dinosaur at AK - The vehicles where the passenger deck moves independently from the vehicle chassies, but recently i had a NevER AGAIN experience in similar vehicles in the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland.

As soon as the vehicle departed the loading session we were violently jerked around constantly regardless of what was going on in the attraction.

The last time I rode Dinosaur, I think I remember seemed to needlessly toss riders around somewhat but not too much. Is it 'worse' now?
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QS Dining before MVMCP

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 15:36
We will be going to MK on one of the days that they have MVMCP. We are not attending the party. How early do we need to eat a QS dinner before we leave? Do the QS restaurants close early? Really want to eat dinner at Columbia Harbor House but don't want to have to eat as early as 4pm or anything. Thanks!!
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Beyond the Parks: The Crossroads of Disney Travel

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 11:33

If your family is anything like mine, and it probably isn’t, but just go with me here, then your children may have reached an age where ideas around travel are changing. That is, the family vacation is no longer dependent upon so many theme parks (not that there is anything...

The post Beyond the Parks: The Crossroads of Disney Travel appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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Dreams Unlimited Travel Show – 06/18/18

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 08:00
In this episode, the panel answers more questions about Adventures by Disney vacations! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #105 – Adventures by Disney Questions and Answers:[Download Mp3] Show Notes: To book a vacation with Tracey Heinrichs, click here! To book an Adventures by Disney vacation with Kevin Klose, click here! For general [...]
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Podcast questions

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-06-18 01:47
I love that you are asking questions of the Intercot population at large!

I know my last question could be an entire podcast in and of its self!

How about a site specific question....
For example what are, if anything, the individual distinctions next to each name? ie staff member, team Intercot cast member, Intercot guest. Also the green "ribbons" and stars in varying quantities.

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June 9-16 Fantasy cruise to western caribbean

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 20:16
We're back from the 7-day Western Caribbean on the Fantasy. As usual, everything was great and we're ready to go back. Staff, logistics, and food were all up to DCL high standards. We already have a marker down for our next cruise.

1 - It was HOT. We were expecting what we northerners consider hot weather, but nothing like near 100 degrees and near 100% humidity that we encountered every day. We simply weren't prepared. If you go, you'll want loose, light clothing and a hat.

2 - no bugs! They had repellent available, but we really didn't need it. YMMV

3 - traveling with small children (3.5 year-old granddaughter) is different than traveling with adults. We did everything on toddler time. Early seating, no lingering over coffee, none of the adult venues or entertainments and none of the broadway-style shows. We did see Frozen three time over the course of the week and attended every Oceaneer's club open house and EVERY princess-related event. She had a blast, which was the point of this adventure. There is a LOT to do, and the kids are stimulated all the time. I don't think we could have taken her any earlier and had her enjoy it. Every kid is different, of course, but if asked, I'd recommend a minimum age of 3.

4 - Try Remy. Expensive but worth it. It make's Palo look like a food truck.

5 - the Disney app for your phone is worthless, and the in-room cell phones are not much better. They need to improve their wireless infrastructure for either of those tools to be useful. We tried to use them to keep our family coordinated, but the messages were usually delayed by up to 24 hours, making the chat feature useless. Also, it didn't pick up all of your reservations, and didn't update any changes. I recommend other cruisers rely on the Navigator and take a good watch.

Safe travels

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Convenience store?

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 15:44
Planning an upcoming trip - staying at a Disney Springs are hotel - does anyone know if there is a new convenience store in Disney Springs? I thought I saw something about that. TIA
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Disney Springs Has a Cool New Summer Treat

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 14:48
Disney Springs has announced a new ice cream treat at its Häagen-Dazs kiosk:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Springs Cool down this summer with an ice cream cookie sandwich from Häagen-Dazs!

Try it with two new cookie options including the Brownie Cookie and Snickerdoodle Cookie available through July 1.
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Paddlefish Celebrating National Vanilla Milkshake Day 2018

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 14:42
Paddlefish in Disney Springs is celebrating National Vanilla Milkshake Day 2018 with a sweet deal:

Quote: Originally Posted by Paddlefish
We’re shaking things up for National [Vanilla] Milkshake Day on June 20th, offering $5.00 treats to celebrate!

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The Fourth at the Fort 2018 Event Schedule

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 20:45
Disney's Fort Wilderness will be Celebrating Independence Day 2018 with a line-up of special activities:

Quote: Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Press Release
The Fourth at the Fort

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday:

  • The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place Tuesday, July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ; the run begins from that location at 7:30 a.m.
  • The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4 p.m. on July 4. Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.
  • The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6-11 p.m. on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.
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Walt Disney World Independence Day 2018 Entertainment Schedule

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 20:39
The Walt Disney World resort has announced its Entertainment Schedule for Independence Day 2018.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Press Release
Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Fireworks will soar above Magic Kingdom Park while the air swells with patriotic melodies. The two-nights-only show starts at 9:15 p.m. on July 3 and July 4.

Also at Magic Kingdom Park:

DJs will host dance parties in Frontierland and Tomorrowland on July 3 and July 4.
The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History: Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history – as only they can. The live show is performed daily in Liberty Square.

FUN FACT: The Liberty Bell in Liberty Square is a replica cast from the same mold of the original in Philadelphia; it was placed in Magic Kingdom Park in recognition of the bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1987.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
The perennial “kiss goodnight” at Epcot will include a special fireworks finale that paints the sky red, white and blue. The spectacular begins at 9 p.m. on July 4.

Also at Epcot:

The Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional Americana songs on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Disney Characters dressed in Independence Day attire will meet guests during the day at The American Adventure.

FUN FACT: More than 26,000 feet of lights outline the Epcot World Showcase pavilions that play a role in “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
Fireworks are just one portion of this immersive nighttime experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Adding state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting and lasers, the show transports guests to a galaxy far, far away and into iconic scenes from the Star Wars saga. This one-of-a-kind “wow” begins at 10 p.m. on July 4.
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No FP+ for Star Wars characters?

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 20:32
Just wanted to double check here, but it looks like the Star Wars meet & greets in HS aren't on the FP+ list. Is that correct? Thanks! :mickey:
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Broken Arm

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 15:27
We leave for Disneyworld on Tuesday June 19 and my 8yr old daughter just broke her arm yesterday. Was curious if the characters would be able to sign her cast. Also has anyone had this happen and we’re you able to swim with a waterproof cast? She’s going to be so upset if she can’t swim.
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Girls night?

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 06:29
My DDIL's mother has decided to join us on our trip. On the kids' date night, she asked if she and I could go for a girls night out. The only thing I could think of doing is hopping over to POR to see if Yehaa Bob is playing. I haven't seen him yet. What other suggestions do you guys have?
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Vivoli il Gelato Adds a Celebratory Sweet for 3rd Birthday

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-06-15 23:21
Disney Springs has announced a new celebratory sweet:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Springs
Vivoli il Gelato is celebrating their 3rd birthday with a special Birthday Cake Shake!

Packed with gelato, yellow cake, and a chocolate-dipped waffle cone, this treat is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Available through June 30. Attached Images  
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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 06/15/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-06-15 08:00
In this episode, Craig shares the little touches of Disney he was able to find in Italy before giving a report on his trip to Disneyland Paris! Podcasts #060 – Finding Disney in Italy + Disneyland Paris: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: Connecting with Walt RSS Feed CONNECTING WITH WALT MERCHANDISE!!! DIS Unplugged App on iTunes DIS [...]
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Reservations Now Open for 2018 Food & Wine Festival Events

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-06-15 00:51
Reservations opened today (June 14, 2018) for the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Reservations for nine tremendously popular Epcot Signature Dining Events – a part of this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival [are now open]. Each festival event offers an exclusive, immersive and tasty dining experience at a World Showcase restaurant.

Mexican Tequila Lunch – La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion
Italian Food, Wine Vs. Beer Pairing at Via Napoli – Via Napoli, Italy Pavilion
Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon – Tutto Gusto, Italy Pavilion
Parisian Breakfast – Chefs de France, France Pavilion
French Family Meal Traditions – Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles! – Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
The “Hibachi” Experience: Iron Chef – Teppan Edo, Japan Pavilion
Tokyo Pairing – Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing – Spice Road Table, Morocco Pavilion

... Get more details at EpcotFoodFestival.com, or call 407-939-3378. Disney Vacation Club Members may call Member Services at (800) 900-9800.
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