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Best Cupcakes at Disney World???

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-03-28 14:44
So my favorite quick service restaurant at HS Starring Rolls closed and has not been reopened or replaced from what I know. We have not been in almost 2 years. We loved the cupcake there. Where is your favorite place to get good cupcakes in any of the Disney parks or resorts???
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MK rope drop?

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-03-28 14:44
Do they allow you to go through Adventureland after rope drop? In the past they would funnel everyone through Fantasyland. Can you go around the castle to the left via Sleppy Hollow? Or does everyone go right?
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/28/18 – Disney World Show

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2018-03-28 08:00
In this episode, the panel reviews their stay at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort as part of the latest 7 Resorts in 7 Nights series! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #983 – Disney’s All Star Movies Resort: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: REMEMBERING BOB VARLEY BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for [...]
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New Exhibit for Epcot's American Adventure Pavilion in Summer 2018

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-03-28 00:30
Epcot has announced a new Exhibit for American Heritage Gallery the to open in Summer 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... coming this summer to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure is a brand new exhibition called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art”.

“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is made possible through the collaboration of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan), and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana.

As with other exhibitions that have graced the American Heritage Gallery, this new exhibition will feature interactive elements, where some of the artists will share the creative process and inspirations behind their works in their own words.
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Magic Kingdom Puts a Spotlight on New Spring and April Eats

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-03-28 00:24
Magic Kingdom park has put a spotlight on its new Spring and April edible offerings:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


Perfect for the season, we’ve got a brand-new Flower Crown Cupcake available at Main Street Bakery. This beautiful vanilla cupcake is filled with raspberry buttercream and topped with a buttercream flower crown and hard candy Minnie Ears.

Just across the street at Casey’s Corner, you’ll find a brand-new refreshing beverage – a Mint Julip Lemonade Slushy! This non-alcoholic lemonade slushy comes with mojito-flavored syrup, and a garnish of cherry, mint and lemon wedge. And we can’t forget about the popular Hot Dog of the Month. For April’s Hot Dog of the Month, you’ll find the Cuban Hot Diggity Dog, topped with Mojo pork, relish, swiss, and mustard. These special “of the month” toppings can even be added to an order of fries!

At Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, April’s flavor will be Cookie Dough – yummy! But the ice cream doesn’t stop there – a Brownie Sundae and an Apple Blossom Sundae have also been added to the menu! Right next door at The Plaza Restaurant, for April, the Milkshake of the Month will be a Caramel Turtle Milkshake with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel sauce, and walnuts.
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Columbia Harbor House

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-03-27 18:00
Is there a list of the seasonal cobblers at the Columbia Harbor House? Everything I see says Blueberry, do they still rotate them?
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/27/18 – Disney World Show

disunplugged.com - Tue, 2018-03-27 08:00
In this episode, the panel reviews their stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort as part of the latest 7 Resorts in 7 Nights series! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #982 – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: REMEMBERING BOB VARLEY BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for more information [...]
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Reservations Open April 4th for April 30th and Beyond at "Reunion Station"

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 23:41
Disney Vacation Club has announced the reservations will open on April 4th for April 30th Events and Beyond a the new "Reunion Station" at Disney's Wilderness Lodge:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Presented as a “Membership Extra” for eligible Members and located in what appears to be a repurposed railroad station at the edge of Bay Lake, Reunion Station is flexibly designed to serve as a private lounge with foods and beverages by morning and evening, a center for paid workshops by midday, and a relaxing (complimentary!) retreat for Members by night.


Reunion Station’s evolving roster of workshops at the time of this post include the “Disney Vacation Club Beverage Tasting Series,” “Phone Photography” and “Animation 101.”

The “Disney Vacation Club Beverage Tasting Series,” taking place on Mondays from 1:30-3 p.m. beginning May 7, is an interactive series of beverage-tasting seminars focusing on a different beverage type each week, from “Speak Easy Craft Cocktails” to “New World Wines.” Each session includes small-plate food pairings to complement the beverages served. (Other arrangements should be made for those under 21.)

During “Phone Photography,” presented on Tuesdays from 1:30-3 p.m. beginning May 8, participants learn to expertly capture vacation photos on their phones, including the best approaches to photographing fireworks, characters, family poses and more.

“Animation 101,” presented on Thursdays from 1:30-3 p.m. beginning May 10, is led by noted Disney animator Todd Bright, whose credits include work on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. Each week’s class explores Disney-animation history and focuses on a different animation topic, with participants learning how to apply basic animation principles to creating their own flip book, learning to draw action poses through a study of basic gesture drawing or learning the art of character design.

Each workshop is priced at $40 a person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and limits party sizes to a maximum of four people, including the Member. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paying, participating parent or guardian.

Beyond the workshops, Reunion Station will serve as a food-and-beverage-inclusive lounge available as an add-on option for Members staying in any Disney Vacation Club accommodation type at Boulder Ridge Villas or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Members who add this option (priced at $50 a night for adults and $33 a night for kids ages 3-9) to their vacation will enjoy pastries, fruits, cereals, juices and more from 7-10 a.m. daily, and wine, beer, cheeses, salads, soups, desserts, crudité and more from 4-6 p.m. Note that this option is available only for the entire length of stay and for every member of the traveling party.

And from 7-10 p.m. daily, Reunion Station will open its doors to all eligible Members (including those not staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge) for mixing and mingling. A lounge host will be on hand during these nighttime hours to answer questions and offer assistance.

Call Member Services beginning April 4 to add Reunion Station workshops or food-and-beverage lounge access to your vacation plans. While the food-and-beverage-inclusive lounge-access option is available only to Members staying at Boulder Ridge Villas or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Reunion Station workshops are open to all eligible Members. Attached Images  
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Reservations Open April 4th for April 30th and Beyond at "Reunion Station"

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 23:41
Disney Vacation Club has announced the reservations will open on April 4th for April 30th Events and Beyond a the new "Reunion Station" at Disney's Wilderness Lodge:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Presented as a “Membership Extra” for eligible Members and located in what appears to be a repurposed railroad station at the edge of Bay Lake, Reunion Station is flexibly designed to serve as a private lounge with foods and beverages by morning and evening, a center for paid workshops by midday, and a relaxing (complimentary!) retreat for Members by night.


Reunion Station’s evolving roster of workshops at the time of this post include the “Disney Vacation Club Beverage Tasting Series,” “Phone Photography” and “Animation 101.”

The “Disney Vacation Club Beverage Tasting Series,” taking place on Mondays from 1:30-3 p.m. beginning May 7, is an interactive series of beverage-tasting seminars focusing on a different beverage type each week, from “Speak Easy Craft Cocktails” to “New World Wines.” Each session includes small-plate food pairings to complement the beverages served. (Other arrangements should be made for those under 21.)

During “Phone Photography,” presented on Tuesdays from 1:30-3 p.m. beginning May 8, participants learn to expertly capture vacation photos on their phones, including the best approaches to photographing fireworks, characters, family poses and more.

“Animation 101,” presented on Thursdays from 1:30-3 p.m. beginning May 10, is led by noted Disney animator Todd Bright, whose credits include work on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. Each week’s class explores Disney-animation history and focuses on a different animation topic, with participants learning how to apply basic animation principles to creating their own flip book, learning to draw action poses through a study of basic gesture drawing or learning the art of character design.

Each workshop is priced at $40 a person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and limits party sizes to a maximum of four people, including the Member. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paying, participating parent or guardian.

Beyond the workshops, Reunion Station will serve as a food-and-beverage-inclusive lounge available as an add-on option for Members staying in any Disney Vacation Club accommodation type at Boulder Ridge Villas or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Members who add this option (priced at $50 a night for adults and $33 a night for kids ages 3-9) to their vacation will enjoy pastries, fruits, cereals, juices and more from 7-10 a.m. daily, and wine, beer, cheeses, salads, soups, desserts, crudité and more from 4-6 p.m. Note that this option is available only for the entire length of stay and for every member of the traveling party.

And from 7-10 p.m. daily, Reunion Station will open its doors to all eligible Members (including those not staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge) for mixing and mingling. A lounge host will be on hand during these nighttime hours to answer questions and offer assistance.

Call Member Services beginning April 4 to add Reunion Station workshops or food-and-beverage lounge access to your vacation plans. While the food-and-beverage-inclusive lounge-access option is available only to Members staying at Boulder Ridge Villas or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Reunion Station workshops are open to all eligible Members. Attached Images  
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FP vs Stand-by

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 17:10
It seems like as little as three years ago, a FP meant you had little to no wait for the attraction you had one to. Here’s an example of how it was this past Wednesday, March 21st:

FP for Soarin’ at 4:30 pm. Arrived and checked in to gate promptly as clock turned to 4:30.

Arrived at end of line which was halfway down the middle ramp at 4:31.

Made it to second check in at 4:58. Directed down Concourse B.

Online for ride and watching Patrick at 5:17.

Thank goodness I didn’t have to wait in the 60 minute stand-by line!
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FP vs Stand-by

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 17:10
It seems like as little as three years ago, a FP meant you had little to no wait for the attraction you had one to. Here’s an example of how it was this past Wednesday, March 21st:

FP for Soarin’ at 4:30 pm. Arrived and checked in to gate promptly as clock turned to 4:30.

Arrived at end of line which was halfway down the middle ramp at 4:31.

Made it to second check in at 4:58. Directed down Concourse B.

Online for ride and watching Patrick at 5:17.

Thank goodness I didn’t have to wait in the 60 minute stand-by line!
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It's a Small World to end?

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 16:00
This is TOTAL rumor. I don't even know where it came from.

A friend of mine who is planning a WDW trip for September said she saw on a message board that WDW was going to be closing IASW and replacing it with a Tangled-themed ride.

Now, I don't believe this. At all. But is there any talk of closing Small World?
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It's a Small World to end?

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 16:00
This is TOTAL rumor. I don't even know where it came from.

A friend of mine who is planning a WDW trip for September said she saw on a message board that WDW was going to be closing IASW and replacing it with a Tangled-themed ride.

Now, I don't believe this. At all. But is there any talk of closing Small World?
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Got all my fast passes!!!

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 14:16
Today my window to make FP opened and I was able to score everything we wanted.

I was also able to get Flight of Passage FP's on two separate days!!! I was a bit anxious for this one because Pandora wasn't open yet on our last trip and I will be traveling with 3 teens who do not do well with early mornings, so arriving before park opening was not gonna happen! Plus we are on vacation, who wants to be up at the crack of dawn on vacation??? I am beyond excited that we were able to get it twice. Once at night, and on a different day in the morning.

So happy to report that everything was able to line up perfectly!
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Got all my fast passes!!!

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 14:16
Today my window to make FP opened and I was able to score everything we wanted.

I was also able to get Flight of Passage FP's on two separate days!!! I was a bit anxious for this one because Pandora wasn't open yet on our last trip and I will be traveling with 3 teens who do not do well with early mornings, so arriving before park opening was not gonna happen! Plus we are on vacation, who wants to be up at the crack of dawn on vacation??? I am beyond excited that we were able to get it twice. Once at night, and on a different day in the morning.

So happy to report that everything was able to line up perfectly!
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/26/18 – Disney World Show

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2018-03-26 08:00
In this episode, the panel reviews their stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort as part of the latest 7 Resorts in 7 Nights series! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #981 – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: REMEMBERING BOB VARLEY BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for more information [...]
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