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ADRs for Upcoming Trip

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-04-14 16:14
OK... Here are my ADRs for our upcoming trip. This is a father and son (21 years old) trip. Each reservation is on a separate day.

'Ohana - Dinner - A first day at WDW tradition for us!

Liberty Tree Tavern - Dinner - It's been a while since I have been there.

Teppan Edo - Dinner - Always a favorite

Boathouse - Lunch - Always wanted to try this place and now we are going!

'Ohana - Dinner - My son and I joked that we love 'Ohana so much we should go twice. Might be a mistake

Yak & Yeti - A favorite at AK.

Biergarten - My son & I love the buffet and music.

Art Smith Homecomin' - I have been there twice. First time I had the best fried chicken meal I ever had. The second time the chicken was dry. Hoping for the best.

What do you think?
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Disney Dining Plan - New Beverage Options

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-04-14 13:49
Our upcoming trip will our first since the new beverage options with the DDP. Can someone provide details how it works? Is the special drink only offered with the Table Service meal? Or is a floating credit that you can use any tine / any place during the day? Any trips and tricks would be helpful. Thanks!
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Pixar Pier to Bring 2 New Pixar Stores

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-04-14 01:16
Disney Parks & Resorts has given new details on two new retail locations that will be part of the completed Pixar Pier:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
When Pixar Pier opens this summer, guests will find four whimsical neighborhoods inspired by beloved Pixar stories—including “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and “Toy Story.”



Two merchandise locations will also be part of Pixar Pier. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will feature Bing Bong’s sweet candy tears, featuring delightful confectioneries, saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy. Knick’s Knacks will offer an assortment of goodies and souvenirs based on Pixar film favorites.
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The Blue Sky Cellar Re-Opens at Disney California Adventure park

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-04-14 01:13
The Blue Sky Cellar has re-opened today (4/13/18):

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
The Blue Sky Cellar at Disney California Adventure park is now open to guests with a behind-the-scenes peek at Pixar Pier, opening this summer, during Pixar Fest!



The space features early concept art, sketches, videos and models of the new land set to open along the southern shore of Paradise Bay.
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Disney Springs Celebrates Sprinkles Cupcakes' Friday the 13th-13th Birtnday

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-04-14 01:10
Sprinkles Cupcakes turns 13 today (4/13/18) and Disney Springs is celebrating their auspicious 13th Birthday on Friday the 13th with a deliciously dreary treat:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Springs
Help us wish Sprinkles Cupcakes a Happy 13th Birthday today! Celebrate with Black Velvet Cupcakes filled with sprinkles while supplies last this weekend only.


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Disney Obsessions I don't get

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-04-13 17:06
Another thread got me thinking about some of the obsessions of Disney fans that I just don't get. There are just so many things at Disney that people say "My vacation is ruined because I didn't get ........" So here are some obsessions that have me scratching my head.

Dole Whips - Ok, I too love these, but I am not about to wait in a 30 minute line to get one. Especially now that they are offered in more than just the Magic Kingdom. Actually, I was recently at Six Flags over Texas and saw Dole Whips there.

Turkey Legs - ?? Ok this one I don't even think taste that good, but even if I did I would not make a big deal out of something that I see sold at fairs (and Six Flags).

Churros - I like churros but where I live in Texas, they are something that you can buy at most gas stations.

Starbucks - Why is there a line for overpriced coffee in Disney??? Especially when you can get the same overpriced coffee in every city in america (though you have to wait in line at those locations too). Actually why are so many people waiting in line for overpriced coffee?

Any other Disney obsessions (food or otherwise) that any of you don't get?
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adjoining rooms

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-04-13 14:16
I could use your help,
Don't know what to do we normally stay at deluxe but taking 7 this time so is it better to get two rooms at port Orleans riverside or a 2 bedroom at a villa? Don't plan on cooking, we will do breakfast in room cereal, bagels that sort of thing. 5 boys range from 12 to 3 we will go to pool every afternoon to swim. How good are they at giving adjoining rooms?
Thank you!!:mickey:
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Paint The Night Parade RETURNS

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-04-13 11:56
I just watched a "sneak peak" live stream of the Paint The Night parade which has now returned, but now to California Adventure. I believe tonight, April the 13th (FRIDAY THE 13th...AHHH!!), is the real premiere date. I'm so happy - it nearly brings a tear to my eye! As my (at the time) five year old son said, after watching it for the first time, "that is the best parade of my whole life"! The music is amazing, the lit-up floats and dancers are unparalleled. Hooray for its return! <3<3<3
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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 04/13/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-04-13 08:00
In this episode, Michael continues his 60 Years of Disneyland series, this time discussing the years 2000 through 2005! Podcasts #051 – 60 Years of Disneyland: The New Millennium (2000-2005) Part 1: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: Connecting with Walt RSS Feed CONNECTING WITH WALT MERCHANDISE!!! DIS Unplugged App on iTunes DIS Unplugged App on the Google Play [...]
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The Disney Dining Show Podcast – 04/13/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-04-13 08:00
In this episode, the panel discusses what restaurants they believe to be overrated at Walt Disney World. Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #027 – Overrated Walt Disney World Restaurants: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for more information SUPPORT THE SHOW – Become a Patreon Backer TODAY! [...]
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Daisy Duck to Join Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast Character Meal

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-04-12 23:43
Daisy Duck has been announced to join the cast of Characters at Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast Character Meal:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


... at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Café is welcoming a new friend! Daisy Duck has now joined Minnie and her friends for this fun character dining experience ... be sure to make a reservation to see your favorite sassy duck in her beachy best Attached Images  
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Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise For Spring and Early Summer 2018

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-04-12 23:40
Walt Disney World is highlighting the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise returning on select nights from April 13 - June 29, 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Get ready to make dreams come true as you board the iconic General Joe Potter ferryboat, named after the longtime Disney Legend, at the Transportation and Ticket Center. Once on the water, set your sights on the horizon while sampling decadent sweets and tasty specialty beverages for all ages – and you might even see a few surprises added to the menu! All of this is followed by one-of-a-kind views of the world-famous fireworks blooming over Magic Kingdom Park.

In addition to desserts and drinks, this event also offers fun activities such as a Glow-in-the-Dark Scavenger Hunt, where you’ll search for Hidden Mickeys throughout the Ferryboat. And when the fireworks begin, you’ll receive a pair of “Mickey Vision” viewing lenses, where your favorite characters may appear in each burst of light!

... Guests should meet at the Transportation and Ticket Center Tour Garden one hour and 15 minutes prior to each evening’s fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park. Be sure to get in on the fun by reserving your place on this fabulous fireworks cruise today! Annual Passholders can apply a discount by calling 407 WDW-DINE and Disney Vacation Club Members can apply a discount by calling Member Services.
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5 New Churros and More Pixar Inspired Sweets for Pixar Fest

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-04-12 23:33
The Disneyland Resort has announced 5 New Churros and More Pixar Inspired Sweets for Pixar Fest beginning tomorrow (4/13/18):

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Throughout {Disneyland park} there will also be some exciting new churros and snacks! Outdoor carts and kiosks will be serving up Cotton Candy inspired by Nemo from the Disney•Pixar film “Finding Nemo” with orange and white stripes and a fresh orange-vanilla flavor (also found at various carts in Disney California Adventure park). At the Town Square Churro Cart and the Churro Cart in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle will be Lemon Churros with lemon sugar and multi-colored fruity cereal. The Tomorrowland Churro Cart will feature a Strawberry Churro with strawberry sugar, and the Frontierland Churro Cart will feature a Cocoa Churro with chocolate powder, salted cinnamon sugar, and a Mexican chocolate dipping sauce. The Frontierland Pretzel Cart will be offering a Cinnamon Pretzel. And finally, at the New Orleans Square Churro Cart, you’ll find a Carrot Cake Churro rolled in cinnamon sugar with raisin-carrot cream cheese frosting.



... in Hollywood Land {at Disney California Adventure} there’s some special sweets that you won’t want to miss! Schmoozies is serving up some fun treats inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Monsters Inc.,” including Whoopie Pies, a Mint Chip Shake, and a Marshmallow Doughnut with marshmallow fluff filling. And right down the street at Award Wieners, you’ll find Funnel Cake Fries topped with whipped cream and fruity cereal.



Drive on over to Cars Land to the Cozy Cone Motel for “Choose Your Racer” Churros! There’s three colored sugars to choose from inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Cars” – yellow for Cruz, red for Lightning McQueen and blue for Storm. ... And for the soft-serve ice cream, you can add Road Gravel Ice Cream Topping to your cold treat. This topping consists of cookie crumbles.

Nearby at A Bug’s Land is an Iced Specialty Churro at the Churro Cart. This churro is drizzled with doughnut icing and dusted with cocoa cereal. At various outdoor carts and kiosks throughout the park, you’ll be able to find the orange-cream Nemo-inspired Cotton Candy as well as Sour Lemon Cotton Candy.


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Annual Passes

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-04-12 17:25
So this just happened...My DW of almost 15 years that I have been desperately trying to convert to a Disney fanatic asked me if I would buy us Annual Passes....um YES!!!

My question is...Is there a better or best time to buy them? Are they good from the time I buy it for 12 months or are they a Jan-Dec thing??
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Offsite stay - can lead to big savings.

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-04-12 16:31
I know a lot of people on intercot will not consider staying offsite (I used to be one of those people), but I want everyone to know there are deals to be had out there. Last night I booked a 3 bedroom/ 3 bath townhouse for the week of Thanksgiving. Total cost for the week is $1071.

Just for fun I did a quick search on Disney's website, the best I could do for a party our size, for the same week was $2,370 in a All Star Music family suite.

Incase you are interested I found this deal on Vacation Rentals by Owner.
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 04/12/18 – Universal Show

disunplugged.com - Thu, 2018-04-12 08:00
In this episode, Craig & Ryno discuss seven different aspects of Universal that they consider unappreciated like the theming, history, and technology! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Subscribe to the DIS YouTube Channel – Be the first to watch! Audio Edition #169 – Unappreciated Universal: [Download Mp3] Video Have any questions [...]
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Coronado Springs

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-11 23:38
How is Coronado Springs?? It says they are doing renovations. Has anyone stayed there lately? We're thinking of staying here for a few nights in November and also at Pop Century.
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Epcot Has Sprung into Spring with New Menu Items at Popular Restaurants

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-11 23:27
Beyond all the new eats at the Flower & Garden Festival, Epcot has sprung into Spring with new menu items at popular restaurants around the park:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


{At} Sunshine Seasons in The Land... we’ve got a couple new breakfast options that will be sure to kick-start your day in the park. The first is a Breakfast Croissant Sandwich – eggs, bacon, and Colby Jack on a flaky croissant and served with a side of breakfast potatoes. The second is a fantastic Breakfast Broccoli and Egg-White Soufflé served with a multigrain croissant and fresh fruit. And if you plan to return to Sunshine Seasons later in the day, there are a couple new items on the lunch and dinner menus as well – like the Rotisserie Turkey Breast Club Sandwich that comes with roasted turkey breast, bacon jam, and avocado spread served on fresh ciabatta bread. There’s also the Tuna Poke Salad – a noodle and wakame seaweed salad topped with tuna poke, spicy mayonnaise and sweet soy. And then there’s my personal favorite – the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with coleslaw and garnished with a fresh, crisp pickle!

Another good option for lunch would be Electric Umbrella, where a Mojo Pulled Pork Burger, a Brisket Sandwich, and a Vegetable Quinoa Salad have been added to the menu. The Mojo Pulled Pork Burger comes with cilantro and lime aïoli; and the Brisket sandwich comes with a delicious beer cheese sauce. And for a vegetarian option, the Veggie Quinoa Salad consists of quinoa, riced cauliflower, pickled carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, edamame, and agave-lime dressing.



... at Refreshment Port near Canada, you may have noticed that a special poutine has been tempting the taste buds of our guests. Here you’ll find two new poutine offerings: Traditional Poutine consisting of french fries topped with beef gravy and cheese curds and Signature Poutine consisting of french fries topped with Canadian cheddar-bacon sauce and cheese curds. And you can still get that deliciously sweet Croissant Doughnut with cinnamon sugar and the option to top it with vanilla, chocolate, or swirl soft-serve ice cream. For the adults out there, you might want to try the specialty Bloody Mary!

... at Liberty Inn in the American Adventure, new to the menu are Fried Shrimp and a Fried Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, pimento cheese, and smoked bacon. On the lighter side, you can try the new Cobb Salad with warm chicken, green apples, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese, and bacon, topped with a sherry vinaigrette. And for dessert, we welcome two new desserts with open mouths: an Apple Pie Cheesecake and a Marshmallow Cookie Crunch Cupcake!
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Two New Character Meals Announced for the Disneyland Resort

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-11 23:23
The Disneyland Resort has announced two new Character Meals:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... two new character dining experiences coming this summer to Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and to Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

At Storytellers Café, guests will join Mickey Mouse and his friends for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure. Discover the fun with your adventurous storyteller, Mickey, as he welcomes you into his immersive tales of adventure through his magical Adventurer’s Journal.

At Disney’s PCH Grill, guests can get in on all the beachy fun with Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast. Donald has finally been reunited with his heart-throb Daisy, and now you’ll be able to soak in those rays and catch some waves on the dance floor with Donald, Daisy, and Stitch as you chow down on an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet.

Both of these experiences are coming this summer, which means reservations will be opening soon!
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Annual pass discounts at Christmas

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-11 21:51
I am thinking about purchasing an annual pass in August. My DD is starting the college program and I know that I will be there will over the Christmas holiday and beyond. What AP room discount have been available in the past? If any?:mickey::marg:
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