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Reviews for Spirit of Aloha

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 19:41
My daughter wants to do the Luau at the Poly. Reviews please:blush:
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ICOT 20 Tee Now Available!

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 15:33
The INTERCOT 20th Anniversary Tee is now available in the INTERCOT Shop for only $20! This heathered, super soft, distressed tee will turn heads in the park and quickly become your go to shirt! 4 different colors, 3 different styles! Order now to have in time for the INTERCOT 20 Celebration at Walt Disney World, October 13-15.

http://www.intercot.com/shop/apparel/ICOT20.asp



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Episode 1580 - Listener Questions

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 14:00
We took your listener questions and had a blast doing it. We talk about all things WDW and I think you'll dig it. Thanks to RXBAR for supporting WDW Today. Find at Target stores OR get 25% off your first order at https://www.RXbar.com/wdw promo code WDW
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Cute alert: child-sized Disney t-shirt line taunts parents with messages

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 13:12

If you’ve ever accused your Disney child (or even better your niece or nephew) of having too much sass for their own good, this new line of cute kid-sized t-shirts at Walt Disney World will have you opening your preferred payment platform. Some of the shirt appear to even taunt...

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Where is everyone staying?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 00:18
So now that we are LESS THAN 30 DAYS AWAY, where is everyone staying?
Dawn and I are staying with our DVC at Old Key West.
ICOT 20 is just about here and I, for one, cannot wait. Hope to meet all of you who I haven't met yet!!
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Where is everyone staying?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 00:18
So now that we are LESS THAN 30 DAYS AWAY, where is everyone staying?
Dawn and I are staying with our DVC at Old Key West.
ICOT 20 is just about here and I, for one, cannot wait. Hope to meet all of you who I haven't met yet!!
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Drumroll Please .......

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 00:12
:drum:.......


On behalf of the Master Control Program:

You asked for them - just in time for our 20th birthday in October - The ICOT 20 T:



Available for purchase this week, mens and womens styles, 4 heathered colors (royal, indigo, envy and charcoal), super soft shirts.

Details to purchase coming soon .... Attached Images  
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Drumroll Please .......

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 00:12
:drum:.......


On behalf of the Master Control Program:

You asked for them - just in time for our 20th birthday in October - The ICOT 20 T:



Available for purchase this week, mens and womens styles, 4 heathered colors (royal, indigo, envy and charcoal), super soft shirts.

Details to purchase coming soon .... Attached Images  
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Magic Band Question

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 00:05
Hi,

Question about Magic Bands.

I've been going to Disney World nearly every year for the past decade, so I have 3 bands on my account. I've been doing solo trips so I just have them for me.

I was supposed to be at Disney this week, but canceled because of Irma. I have my brand new Magic Band for this trip (plus 2 other old ones).

I rebooked my trip for October, and my dad has decided to join me for a few days. We are staying off-site cause there are no rooms on property.

The question is, can I reassign my newest band (never been used) to my dad? I can't figure out how on MDE. If that's not allowed, will this new band work automatically with the tickets I just bought? And for my dad, does he just pick up a standard ticket before we go in? (Side note: no way he'd spend $$ on a band if it wasn't given for free!).

Thanks!
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Magic Band Question

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-13 00:05
Hi,

Question about Magic Bands.

I've been going to Disney World nearly every year for the past decade, so I have 3 bands on my account. I've been doing solo trips so I just have them for me.

I was supposed to be at Disney this week, but canceled because of Irma. I have my brand new Magic Band for this trip (plus 2 other old ones).

I rebooked my trip for October, and my dad has decided to join me for a few days. We are staying off-site cause there are no rooms on property.

The question is, can I reassign my newest band (never been used) to my dad? I can't figure out how on MDE. If that's not allowed, will this new band work automatically with the tickets I just bought? And for my dad, does he just pick up a standard ticket before we go in? (Side note: no way he'd spend $$ on a band if it wasn't given for free!).

Thanks!
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First time "Milestone" in our "Disney Life"

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-12 20:01
So for the first time ever....... I just booked a second trip to WDW and now have TWO trips scheduled and showing on the DVC member site at the same time. One coming in October for F+W Fest and then another one coming up (with extended family) next August. It felt really weird (and exciting) doing that. Less than a year apart. Amazing. Never thought we'd be doing that.

And it makes the Gold Passes make sense for us....which we already had purchased.

And banked the rest of the points into 2019 use year... so poised to potentially return sometime then also.

I'm likin' this. :yay:

best,

............john
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First time "Milestone" in our "Disney Life"

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-12 20:01
So for the first time ever....... I just booked a second trip to WDW and now have TWO trips scheduled and showing on the DVC member site at the same time. One coming in October for F+W Fest and then another one coming up (with extended family) next August. It felt really weird (and exciting) doing that. Less than a year apart. Amazing. Never thought we'd be doing that.

And it makes the Gold Passes make sense for us....which we already had purchased.

And banked the rest of the points into 2019 use year... so poised to potentially return sometime then also.

I'm likin' this. :yay:

best,

............john
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J.J. Abrams returns to direct Star Wars Episode IX

TheDisneyBlog.com - Tue, 2017-09-12 15:04

After a triumphant turn at the helm of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which relaunched the Star Wars Skywalker saga’s third trilogy in 2015, J.J. Abrams is returning to Lucasfilm to write and direct the final movie in the trilogy, Episode IX. Joining Abrams in writing duties will be Chris...

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Dinner reservations not released yet

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-12 11:25
I've been trying to make my fantasmic dinner package dinner reservations at Blue Bayou for several days now, and Disneyland hasn't opened it up yet. :(. They haven't even opened up regular dinner reservations. :(:(:(:(:(:(


Thank you for letting me whine.
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Dinner reservations not released yet

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-12 11:25
I've been trying to make my fantasmic dinner package dinner reservations at Blue Bayou for several days now, and Disneyland hasn't opened it up yet. :(. They haven't even opened up regular dinner reservations. :(:(:(:(:(:(


Thank you for letting me whine.
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In Memoriam: Xavier “X” Atencio

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-12 01:49
Disney Parks & Resorts has announced the passing of Walt-Era Imagineer and Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio, a former Imagineer and Disney animator, passed away on September 10 at the age of 98. X was responsible for helping bring to life a number of beloved Disney Parks attractions including Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion, as well as such animated classics as Pinocchio and Fantasia.

Born on September 4, 1919, in Walsenburg, Colorado, X—whose friends shortened his name from Francis Xavier to simply “X”—moved to Los Angeles in 1937 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute. X thought a job at Disney was out of his reach, but the then-18-year-old artist’s instructors prodded him to submit his portfolio. In 1938, when he got the good news from Disney, X ran from the original Hyperion Avenue studio to his aunt’s house shouting, “I got a job at Disney! I got a job at Disney!”

X first saw his work on screen at the 1940 premiere of Pinocchio, and as he watched, he was incredibly moved by seeing the audience’s reaction. That year, he was promoted to assistant animator for Fantasia but left temporarily to join the Army Air Corps in the war effort, where he earned the rank of Major.

Upon his return in 1945, he picked up where he left off, returning to the studio and working for the next eight years on animated short subjects. His first on-screen credit was for Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom in 1953, an Oscar®-winning film that took audiences through the history of music. Other films X contributed to during this time included Noah’s Ark (1959) and A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962), both Academy Award® nominees, as well as Jack and Old Mac (1956). He worked on the “I’m No Fool” series for the original Mickey Mouse Club, and in the 1960s, X provided memorable stop-motion sequences for Disney feature films The Parent Trap (1961), Babes in Toyland (1961), and Mary Poppins (1964).

At the request of Walt Disney, X transferred to WED Enterprises (later Walt Disney Imagineering) in 1965 to work on the Primeval World diorama for Disneyland. At first, X was unsure of the move to WED: “I went over there reluctantly because I didn’t know what I was getting into, and nobody there knew what I was supposed to do either,” he recalled. “About a month later I got a phone call from Walt. He told me ‘I want you to do the script for the Pirates of the Caribbean.’” From that point on, X cemented his legacy at WED, playing a key role in the development of music and dialogue for the attraction, including co-writing the iconic song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).” For the Haunted Mansion, he wrote the attraction’s dialogue and co-wrote the song “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” For Walt Disney World, he contributed to If You Had Wings and Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, as well as Spaceship Earth, World of Motion, and the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. Throughout his career, X always said that his reward, as it was in the days of Pinocchio, “is still the audience’s reactions.”

“X was an enormous talent who helped define so many of our best experiences around the world,” said Bob Weis, president of Walt Disney Imagineering. “Some may not know that when he wrote the lyrics for ‘Yo Ho’ he had never actually written a song before. He simply proposed the idea of a tune for Pirates of the Caribbean, and Walt told him to go and do it. That was how X worked—with an enthusiastic, collaborative attitude, along with a great sense of humor. His brilliant work continues to inspire Imagineers and bring joy to millions of guests every year.”

X retired from Disney in 1984, but continued working as a consultant to Walt Disney Imagineering for many years, and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1996 ...

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In Memoriam: Xavier “X” Atencio

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-12 01:49
Disney Parks & Resorts has announced the passing of Walt-Era Imagineer and Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Disney Legend Xavier “X” Atencio, a former Imagineer and Disney animator, passed away on September 10 at the age of 98. X was responsible for helping bring to life a number of beloved Disney Parks attractions including Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion, as well as such animated classics as Pinocchio and Fantasia.

Born on September 4, 1919, in Walsenburg, Colorado, X—whose friends shortened his name from Francis Xavier to simply “X”—moved to Los Angeles in 1937 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute. X thought a job at Disney was out of his reach, but the then-18-year-old artist’s instructors prodded him to submit his portfolio. In 1938, when he got the good news from Disney, X ran from the original Hyperion Avenue studio to his aunt’s house shouting, “I got a job at Disney! I got a job at Disney!”

X first saw his work on screen at the 1940 premiere of Pinocchio, and as he watched, he was incredibly moved by seeing the audience’s reaction. That year, he was promoted to assistant animator for Fantasia but left temporarily to join the Army Air Corps in the war effort, where he earned the rank of Major.

Upon his return in 1945, he picked up where he left off, returning to the studio and working for the next eight years on animated short subjects. His first on-screen credit was for Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom in 1953, an Oscar®-winning film that took audiences through the history of music. Other films X contributed to during this time included Noah’s Ark (1959) and A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962), both Academy Award® nominees, as well as Jack and Old Mac (1956). He worked on the “I’m No Fool” series for the original Mickey Mouse Club, and in the 1960s, X provided memorable stop-motion sequences for Disney feature films The Parent Trap (1961), Babes in Toyland (1961), and Mary Poppins (1964).

At the request of Walt Disney, X transferred to WED Enterprises (later Walt Disney Imagineering) in 1965 to work on the Primeval World diorama for Disneyland. At first, X was unsure of the move to WED: “I went over there reluctantly because I didn’t know what I was getting into, and nobody there knew what I was supposed to do either,” he recalled. “About a month later I got a phone call from Walt. He told me ‘I want you to do the script for the Pirates of the Caribbean.’” From that point on, X cemented his legacy at WED, playing a key role in the development of music and dialogue for the attraction, including co-writing the iconic song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).” For the Haunted Mansion, he wrote the attraction’s dialogue and co-wrote the song “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” For Walt Disney World, he contributed to If You Had Wings and Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, as well as Spaceship Earth, World of Motion, and the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. Throughout his career, X always said that his reward, as it was in the days of Pinocchio, “is still the audience’s reactions.”

“X was an enormous talent who helped define so many of our best experiences around the world,” said Bob Weis, president of Walt Disney Imagineering. “Some may not know that when he wrote the lyrics for ‘Yo Ho’ he had never actually written a song before. He simply proposed the idea of a tune for Pirates of the Caribbean, and Walt told him to go and do it. That was how X worked—with an enthusiastic, collaborative attitude, along with a great sense of humor. His brilliant work continues to inspire Imagineers and bring joy to millions of guests every year.”

X retired from Disney in 1984, but continued working as a consultant to Walt Disney Imagineering for many years, and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1996 ...

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Next Trip ????

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-11 18:29
Hey all - contemplating re-visiting a Disney Cruise on our next trip down summer '18....did the WDW/Cruise combo almost 10 years ago. For those who have done the cruise 'back in the day' and then sailed more recently, what has changed, stayed the same, positives, negatives....basically trying to get some feedback if it is very similar still or new things to see, do and experience. Our DS' were maybe 4 & 7 last go around so now we are looking at 16 and 18 year olds to entertain.... :mickey:
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Next Trip ????

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-11 18:29
Hey all - contemplating re-visiting a Disney Cruise on our next trip down summer '18....did the WDW/Cruise combo almost 10 years ago. For those who have done the cruise 'back in the day' and then sailed more recently, what has changed, stayed the same, positives, negatives....basically trying to get some feedback if it is very similar still or new things to see, do and experience. Our DS' were maybe 4 & 7 last go around so now we are looking at 16 and 18 year olds to entertain.... :mickey:
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Set to Arrive at Ft. Wilderness this Saturday Sept 16th - Irma Update Please

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-11 14:57
Intercot family we were / are slated to arrive at Fort Wilderness this coming Saturday for our DD's 13th Birthday celebration and would love to know if anyone has seen or been to the Fort since Irma passed yesterday. I know from other posts that none of the resorts across the World lost power and damage seems to be minimal but that sometimes does not apply to heavily wooded areas like Ft. Wilderness.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
Shahn
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