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WDW Weather Forecast - February 6-22, 2017

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 21:07
I'll update this first post each day with the forecast (though I'll occasionally miss a day), both long and short term. As a general rule, up to 7 days is a pretty accurate forecast, beyond that it's educated guessing and largely dependent upon how well the models are doing at that moment, which is why I call it "voodooland." If you have any specific weather questions or comments, even if it's for an area other than WDW, please post and I'll answer throughout the thread. I'll also post weather tidbits every so often. Without further delay, let's get to the forecast:

Weather at WDW - Update Monday pm, February 6, 2017
Looks like a perfect weather alert for WDW today as the high will be near 76 with plenty of sun. Rain chances will be pretty slim this week. About a 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon then a 40% chance of a brief light shower Thursday afternoon. Nothing long lasting or significant either time. Other than that, expect mostly sunny skies. The high tomorrow and Wednesday will be around 80 then 77-79 for Thursday. The high on Friday will be 65-67, then back to around 75 for Saturday and Sunday, and 77-79 for Monday.

Long range...Feb 14-15 should stay dry and in the upper 70s. A powerful system rolls in on Feb 16 potentially bringing severe thunderstorms to central Florida. Feb 17-22 goes back to being dry. The high for Feb 17-18 looks to be in the low 60s, then low 70s for Feb 19-21 and upper 70s for Feb 22.

Travel Issues :drive::plane:
No major issues being reported at the moment though St Louis and Chicago could see delays later. For tomorrow, severe weather could cause issues in MS, AL, GA, TN, KY, IL, IN, and OH.

Any of you who are nervous about flying, especially related to turbulence, go here and here to learn a lot about turbulence and other issues that sometimes cause anxiety when flying. Hopefully all of this will help you relax and enjoy the trip to WDW more!
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WDW Weather Forecast - February 6-22, 2017

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 21:07
I'll update this first post each day with the forecast (though I'll occasionally miss a day), both long and short term. As a general rule, up to 7 days is a pretty accurate forecast, beyond that it's educated guessing and largely dependent upon how well the models are doing at that moment, which is why I call it "voodooland." If you have any specific weather questions or comments, even if it's for an area other than WDW, please post and I'll answer throughout the thread. I'll also post weather tidbits every so often. Without further delay, let's get to the forecast:

Weather at WDW - Update Monday pm, February 6, 2017
Looks like a perfect weather alert for WDW today as the high will be near 76 with plenty of sun. Rain chances will be pretty slim this week. About a 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon then a 40% chance of a brief light shower Thursday afternoon. Nothing long lasting or significant either time. Other than that, expect mostly sunny skies. The high tomorrow and Wednesday will be around 80 then 77-79 for Thursday. The high on Friday will be 65-67, then back to around 75 for Saturday and Sunday, and 77-79 for Monday.

Long range...Feb 14-15 should stay dry and in the upper 70s. A powerful system rolls in on Feb 16 potentially bringing severe thunderstorms to central Florida. Feb 17-22 goes back to being dry. The high for Feb 17-18 looks to be in the low 60s, then low 70s for Feb 19-21 and upper 70s for Feb 22.

Travel Issues :drive::plane:
No major issues being reported at the moment though St Louis and Chicago could see delays later. For tomorrow, severe weather could cause issues in MS, AL, GA, TN, KY, IL, IN, and OH.

Any of you who are nervous about flying, especially related to turbulence, go here and here to learn a lot about turbulence and other issues that sometimes cause anxiety when flying. Hopefully all of this will help you relax and enjoy the trip to WDW more!
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WDW Weather Forecast - February 5-21, 2017

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 21:07
I'll update this first post each day with the forecast (though I'll occasionally miss a day), both long and short term. As a general rule, up to 7 days is a pretty accurate forecast, beyond that it's educated guessing and largely dependent upon how well the models are doing at that moment, which is why I call it "voodooland." If you have any specific weather questions or comments, even if it's for an area other than WDW, please post and I'll answer throughout the thread. I'll also post weather tidbits every so often. Without further delay, let's get to the forecast:

Weather at WDW - Update Sunday pm, February 5, 2017
Hey, everyone. So sorry for missing a few days. I was out of the country and the internet availability left something to be desired. Definitely not as good as I had hoped. But, I'm back now so on to the forecast.

A high of 74 today under mostly sunny skies and the warmth is going to continue. No sign of rain through Wednesday. The high tomorrow will be around 77 then around 80 for Tuesday and Wednesday. There's a 40% chance of showers, and possibly a thunderstorm, on Thursday as a front moves through. The main action should stay north of Orlando. The high should still get up to 80 before the rain moves in. Friday through Sunday there's no rain. The high Friday will be 68-70, then around 70 for Saturday and 71-73 for Sunday.

Long range...Feb 13-19 looks mostly dry. Nothing more than a slight chance of a hit or miss brief shower in the afternoon. Temps will run mostly mid 70s. Rain moves in again on Feb 20. Feb 21 is dry and in the low to mid 70s.

Travel Issues :drive::plane:
No major issues today but delays are possible tomorrow in AR, MO, IL, and IN.

Any of you who are nervous about flying, especially related to turbulence, go here and here to learn a lot about turbulence and other issues that sometimes cause anxiety when flying. Hopefully all of this will help you relax and enjoy the trip to WDW more!
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WDW Weather Forecast - February 5-21, 2017

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 21:07
I'll update this first post each day with the forecast (though I'll occasionally miss a day), both long and short term. As a general rule, up to 7 days is a pretty accurate forecast, beyond that it's educated guessing and largely dependent upon how well the models are doing at that moment, which is why I call it "voodooland." If you have any specific weather questions or comments, even if it's for an area other than WDW, please post and I'll answer throughout the thread. I'll also post weather tidbits every so often. Without further delay, let's get to the forecast:

Weather at WDW - Update Sunday pm, February 5, 2017
Hey, everyone. So sorry for missing a few days. I was out of the country and the internet availability left something to be desired. Definitely not as good as I had hoped. But, I'm back now so on to the forecast.

A high of 74 today under mostly sunny skies and the warmth is going to continue. No sign of rain through Wednesday. The high tomorrow will be around 77 then around 80 for Tuesday and Wednesday. There's a 40% chance of showers, and possibly a thunderstorm, on Thursday as a front moves through. The main action should stay north of Orlando. The high should still get up to 80 before the rain moves in. Friday through Sunday there's no rain. The high Friday will be 68-70, then around 70 for Saturday and 71-73 for Sunday.

Long range...Feb 13-19 looks mostly dry. Nothing more than a slight chance of a hit or miss brief shower in the afternoon. Temps will run mostly mid 70s. Rain moves in again on Feb 20. Feb 21 is dry and in the low to mid 70s.

Travel Issues :drive::plane:
No major issues today but delays are possible tomorrow in AR, MO, IL, and IN.

Any of you who are nervous about flying, especially related to turbulence, go here and here to learn a lot about turbulence and other issues that sometimes cause anxiety when flying. Hopefully all of this will help you relax and enjoy the trip to WDW more!
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New In-Room Dining Service Available 2/7/17 - 4/1/17 at 2 Walt Disney World Hotels

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 20:46
The Walt Disney World resort has announced that it will offer a new in-room dining service on a trial basis beginning this week.

From February 7 through April 1, 2017, Guests of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club may order the Express Fresh in-room dining service. The service will offer select quick and casual meal offerings in disposable containers within 30 minutes of the Guest placing their order.

Pricing and Menu options were not included at the time of the announcement.
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New In-Room Dining Service Available 2/7/17 - 4/1/17 at 2 Walt Disney World Hotels

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 20:46
The Walt Disney World resort has announced that it will offer a new in-room dining service on a trial basis beginning this week.

From February 7 through April 1, 2017, Guests of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club may order the Express Fresh in-room dining service. The service will offer select quick and casual meal offerings in disposable containers within 30 minutes of the Guest placing their order.

Pricing and Menu options were not included at the time of the announcement.
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JetBlue now open through 10/28

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 19:17
They began booking today (Sunday 2/5) at noon
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JetBlue now open through 10/28

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 19:17
They began booking today (Sunday 2/5) at noon
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Bringing your own water

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 18:04
I have read about the alcohol policy but I was just wondering if there is a policy about bringing a few bottles of water on board the ship with us. I know it's offered at the beverage stations but that's not always convenient sometimes a drink during the night is handy.
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Bringing your own water

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 18:04
I have read about the alcohol policy but I was just wondering if there is a policy about bringing a few bottles of water on board the ship with us. I know it's offered at the beverage stations but that's not always convenient sometimes a drink during the night is handy.
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Zootopia wins big at Annie Awards

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 17:13

Zootopia, one of two films from Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2016, went wild at the 44th annual Annie Awards last night where it took the top honor as Best Animated Feature. Zootopia also received an Annies trophy for Outstanding Storyboarding – Dean Wellins; Outstanding Character Design – Cory Loftis;...

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VWL may be getting own check-in

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 15:13
I forgot to mention that during our stay last month we noticed a desk in the Boulder Ridge (VWL) lobby. The next morning there was a CM with an iPad there. He mentioned that they are trying it out to see what members think of the idea before it becomes permanent. They would be available for check-in/out, reservations, etc.
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VWL may be getting own check-in

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 15:13
I forgot to mention that during our stay last month we noticed a desk in the Boulder Ridge (VWL) lobby. The next morning there was a CM with an iPad there. He mentioned that they are trying it out to see what members think of the idea before it becomes permanent. They would be available for check-in/out, reservations, etc.
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Does Yacht Club still have a Concierge Level Check-In Desk?

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 14:54
We're going in September and I'm fairly certain that I read that the Yacht Club was scrapping its Concierge Level check-in desk.

Is this true?

We've stayed at the Yacht Club a few times but this is the first time that we've opted for Concierge Level. If it still has a CL check-in desk then where is it in relation to the main check-in desks?

Thanks in advance :mickey:
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Does Yacht Club still have a Concierge Level Check-In Desk?

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-02-05 14:54
We're going in September and I'm fairly certain that I read that the Yacht Club was scrapping its Concierge Level check-in desk.

Is this true?

We've stayed at the Yacht Club a few times but this is the first time that we've opted for Concierge Level. If it still has a CL check-in desk then where is it in relation to the main check-in desks?

Thanks in advance :mickey:
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"Calories don't count at Disney"

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-02-04 20:31
I saw this info on the local community college's Facebook site and thought it was interesting.......

"Calories Don’t Count at Disney!
A Middlesex County College student club, “Middlesex, Math and the Mouse,” recently visited the Disney attractions in Florida for research purposes. They have been investigating ways to use statistics to predict wait times for rides, and in the fall semester, heard from Len Testa, who has written books on the subject. The club was created to provide students a nonthreatening, practical application of material taught in Statistics courses at MCC by allowing students to analyze and gather real data at Walt Disney World. Club members learned there's no reason to count calories when you're on vacation there. The data suggest that adult women can eat over 3,700 calories per day and lose weight, if they are over 150 lbs. and spend six hours actively touring the parks. Another research project involved predicting the wait times of lines and creating a plan to avoid waiting in the longest ones. The club members were able to complete a challenge of four parks in one day, which requires visits to all four parks and completion of at least two-thirds of the major attractions in each park in less than 12 hours. The club is in the process of creating a searchable database that will allow students and faculty to access all of the data gathered from the trip. The group enjoyed the visit and fundraising for another one has already started"
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"Calories don't count at Disney"

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-02-04 20:31
I saw this info on the local community college's Facebook site and thought it was interesting.......

"Calories Don’t Count at Disney!
A Middlesex County College student club, “Middlesex, Math and the Mouse,” recently visited the Disney attractions in Florida for research purposes. They have been investigating ways to use statistics to predict wait times for rides, and in the fall semester, heard from Len Testa, who has written books on the subject. The club was created to provide students a nonthreatening, practical application of material taught in Statistics courses at MCC by allowing students to analyze and gather real data at Walt Disney World. Club members learned there's no reason to count calories when you're on vacation there. The data suggest that adult women can eat over 3,700 calories per day and lose weight, if they are over 150 lbs. and spend six hours actively touring the parks. Another research project involved predicting the wait times of lines and creating a plan to avoid waiting in the longest ones. The club members were able to complete a challenge of four parks in one day, which requires visits to all four parks and completion of at least two-thirds of the major attractions in each park in less than 12 hours. The club is in the process of creating a searchable database that will allow students and faculty to access all of the data gathered from the trip. The group enjoyed the visit and fundraising for another one has already started"
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Pi Day 5K

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-02-04 19:47
Hey all,
Last year we had a nice big turn out for this virtual run. We were almost the team wiht the highest people.
Let's see if we can be top dogs this year.
Also on their main page, is our very own BUTTERCUP aka Carolyn and her family.
I am going to take the lead on this, if its ok and start team #runICOT. When you register look for the team name and join us. http://pi5k.com
team name is #runICOT
password is intercot
Thanks all and lets rock some PI
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Pi Day 5K

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-02-04 19:47
Hey all,
Last year we had a nice big turn out for this virtual run. We were almost the team wiht the highest people.
Let's see if we can be top dogs this year.
Also on their main page, is our very own BUTTERCUP aka Carolyn and her family.
I am going to take the lead on this, if its ok and start team #runICOT. When you register look for the team name and join us. http://pi5k.com
team name is #runICOT
password is intercot
Thanks all and lets rock some PI
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Disney’s Descendants 2 introduces the new Villains Kids

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2017-02-04 16:27

The imaginative story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains will continue in “Descendants 2,” a Disney Channel Original Movie. Although the first movie ended up “Happily Ever After,” a whole new level of mystery and surprise comes to Auradon. Check out the newest characters from...

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