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INTERCOT Bracketology Challenge 2017 - Win Swag!

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 12:02
INTERCOT.com has put together our Bracketology Challenge again this year for the folks who visit the site and keep it going all year long.

What's at stake? The three best bracketologists will receive INTERCOT.com T-Shirts! (Hey, we know it's not much but cut us a break, Free Stuff is Free Stuff!)

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE - NAME YOUR ENTRY AS YOUR SCREEN NAME IS ON INTERCOT - so we all know who is winning! YOU MUST BE A DISCUSSION BOARD MEMBER TO ENTER/WIN. It's free to sign up!
You can sign up for the challenge by following the instructions below.

Should you finish in the top 3 spots, you will need to Private Message JOHN to claim your prize. I will not contact winners, you need to contact me!

Be sure to fill out your picks before the games tip Thursday March 16!

The brackets are hosted on ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge.

Here's what you need to know:

Group name: INTERCOT
Password: icot-17

Create a new account:

ESPN Fantasy Registration Page
http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/frontpage

Already have an account/entry on ESPN.com? Go to your entry page and then click on the following link:
http://games.espn.com/tournament-cha...groupID=115169

Tournament Challenge
http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/frontpage

Good Luck!
The MCP

:basket:
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INTERCOT Bracketology Challenge 2017 - Win Swag!

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 12:02
INTERCOT.com has put together our Bracketology Challenge again this year for the folks who visit the site and keep it going all year long.

What's at stake? The three best bracketologists will receive INTERCOT.com T-Shirts! (Hey, we know it's not much but cut us a break, Free Stuff is Free Stuff!)

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE - NAME YOUR ENTRY AS YOUR SCREEN NAME IS ON INTERCOT - so we all know who is winning! YOU MUST BE A DISCUSSION BOARD MEMBER TO ENTER/WIN. It's free to sign up!
You can sign up for the challenge by following the instructions below.

Should you finish in the top 3 spots, you will need to Private Message JOHN to claim your prize. I will not contact winners, you need to contact me!

Be sure to fill out your picks before the games tip Thursday March 16!

The brackets are hosted on ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge.

Here's what you need to know:

Group name: INTERCOT
Password: icot-17

Create a new account:

ESPN Fantasy Registration Page
http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/frontpage

Already have an account/entry on ESPN.com? Go to your entry page and then click on the following link:
http://games.espn.com/tournament-cha...groupID=115169

Tournament Challenge
http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/frontpage

Good Luck!
The MCP

:basket:
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Director of A Wrinkle In Time Shares Images from the set

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 11:58

Ava DuVernay, who is directing “A Wrinkle In Time” for the Walt Disney Studios announced the wrap of principal production for the film with a series of tweets. The tweets marked the last days of shooting for many of the main cast and crew. They also are some of our...

The post Director of A Wrinkle In Time Shares Images from the set appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/12/17 – Disneyland Show

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 05:54
In the news this week, Disneyland tests a new parade viewing policy, Knott’s Berry Farm shares more details about their new virtual reality attraction, a new wine pairing experience is coming to Napa Rose, and Tangled’s Zachary Levi, claims that those Disneyland turkey legs that everyone loves aren’t really turkey, plus the team covers the [...]
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Rivers of light/ dining package already booked?

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 05:20
I don't understand how the Rivers of Light Dining package is already booked up at both Tiffins and Tusker House. :(
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Rivers of light/ dining package already booked?

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 05:20
I don't understand how the Rivers of Light Dining package is already booked up at both Tiffins and Tusker House. :(
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Disney opens Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 03:23

This weekend Typhoon Lagoon re-opened after its yearly off-season refurbishment period. Along with almost all of the old favorite water park experiences you remember, there’s a new attraction that families will love – Miss Adventure Falls. The new raft ride takes guests on a fast-paced journey through the prized finds...

The post Disney opens Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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Disney Fantasy outlines coming upgrades

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 03:03

The Disney Fantasy, the fourth ship in Disney’s fleet, is finally due for its first dry dock enhancements. The 18 day dry dock period will begin on April 29th, with the work being done in a shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. We are excited to share a preview of what to...

The post Disney Fantasy outlines coming upgrades appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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INTERCOT Bracket Challenge - Anyone Interested?

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-03-13 01:01
Checking interest - if we have folks who want to do it, I'll set it up again this year... :number1:
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So Just What is the S.E.A.?

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-03-12 21:51
After the recent inclusion of the new Typhoon Lagoon raft ride into this multi-park backstory, an inquisitive @INTERCOT Twitter reader asked for more information on the S.E.A.

The S.E.A. (the Society of Explorers and Adventurers) is the spiritual continuation of the Adventurers Club, although thematically it is the Adventurers Club predecessor.

The backstory originated at Tokyo Disney Sea and has since spread to Hong Kong Disneyland, The Magic Kingdom Park, The Disney Cruise Line; and now Typhoon Lagoon.

The S.E.A. was originally developed as part of the theme for Fortress Explorations attraction and Magellan’s restaurant at Tokyo Disney Sea. Magellan’s could be considered the epicenter for this multi-park lore with its multiple S.E.A. logos spread throughout the restaurant and secret meeting (dining) room actually concealed behind a fully functioning faux-bookcase passageway. When Tokyo Disney Sea opened their Tower of Terror attraction, it introduced the first attraction with a S.E.A. member to be central to its theme with Harrison Hightower III.

A letter on S.E.A. letterhead (and multiple S.E.A. references) in the queue of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Magic Kingdom helped tie the new backstory into the multi-park lore after the ride’s 2012 refurbishment.

The opening of Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland further incorporated the backstory of S.E.A. and provided a group portrait that has helped establish canon for the prominent S.E.A. members: Harrison Hightower III (Tower of Terror), Lord Henry Mystic (Mystic Manor), Barnabas T. Bullion (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad), and Mary Oceaneer (Oceaneer’s Lab and Miss Adventure Falls).

The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen has continued to integrate the backstory at the Magic Kingdom with the one of the three dining rooms being a former secret S.E.A meeting room and numbers of artifacts spread through-out the restaurant.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs was recognized as part of the story in one of the location's first publicity releases: Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... As a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Jock often welcomed his globetrotting friends to his hangar for a drink and fun times. The introduction of Miss Adventure Falls has continued the inclusion of the S.E.A. lore primarily in the attraction’s marque, some queue items, and the first physical appearance of Salty the Parrot (Mary Oceaneer’s feathered companion).

The S.E.A. storylines are primarily set in the late 1800’s making its members approximately one generation prior to the eccentric explorers that Guests once found in the 1930’s era Adventurers Club.

While Disney has yet to widely publicize the S.E.A. stories it has interwoven through multiple theme park attractions and restaurants; it has helped add that level of detail and richness that has kept a devoted set of Disney Travelers to keep coming back.
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So Just What is the S.E.A.?

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-03-12 21:51
After the recent inclusion of the new Typhoon Lagoon raft ride into this multi-park backstory, an inquisitive @INTERCOT Twitter reader asked for more information on the S.E.A.

The S.E.A. (the Society of Explorers and Adventurers) is the spiritual continuation of the Adventurers Club, although thematically it is the Adventurers Club predecessor.

The backstory originated at Tokyo Disney Sea and has since spread to Hong Kong Disneyland, The Magic Kingdom Park, The Disney Cruise Line; and now Typhoon Lagoon.

The S.E.A. was originally developed as part of the theme for Fortress Explorations attraction and Magellan’s restaurant at Tokyo Disney Sea. Magellan’s could be considered the epicenter for this multi-park lore with its multiple S.E.A. logos spread throughout the restaurant and secret meeting (dining) room actually concealed behind a fully functioning faux-bookcase passageway. When Tokyo Disney Sea opened their Tower of Terror attraction, it introduced the first attraction with a S.E.A. member to be central to its theme with Harrison Hightower III.

A letter on S.E.A. letterhead (and multiple S.E.A. references) in the queue of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Magic Kingdom helped tie the new backstory into the multi-park lore after the ride’s 2012 refurbishment.

The opening of Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland further incorporated the backstory of S.E.A. and provided a group portrait that has helped establish canon for the prominent S.E.A. members: Harrison Hightower III (Tower of Terror), Lord Henry Mystic (Mystic Manor), Barnabas T. Bullion (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad), and Mary Oceaneer (Oceaneer’s Lab and Miss Adventure Falls).

The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen has continued to integrate the backstory at the Magic Kingdom with the one of the three dining rooms being a former secret S.E.A meeting room and numbers of artifacts spread through-out the restaurant.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs was recognized as part of the story in one of the location's first publicity releases: Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... As a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Jock often welcomed his globetrotting friends to his hangar for a drink and fun times. The introduction of Miss Adventure Falls has continued the inclusion of the S.E.A. lore primarily in the attraction’s marque, some queue items, and the first physical appearance of Salty the Parrot (Mary Oceaneer’s feathered companion).

The S.E.A. storylines are primarily set in the late 1800’s making its members approximately one generation prior to the eccentric explorers that Guests once found in the 1930’s era Adventurers Club.

While Disney has yet to widely publicize the S.E.A. stories it has interwoven through multiple theme park attractions and restaurants; it has helped add that level of detail and richness that has kept a devoted set of Disney Travelers to keep coming back.
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Walt Disney World will Welcome new Beauty & the Beast Film with Enchanting Treats

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-03-12 19:30
The Walt Disney World resort has announced that several locations across the resort will celebrate the soon-to-open Beauty & the Beast Live Action film with signature treats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Beauty and the Beast-inspired treats are now available at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in celebration of the release of the new, live-action film! At Walt Disney World, look for a Belle-inspired cupcake at Main Street Confectionery in Magic Kingdom Park, the Enchanted Rose Cake at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs and a Beauty and the Beast cupcake (beginning March 1) at ABC Commissary, The Trolley Car Café, Rosie’s All-American Café and Catalina Eddie’s at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


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Walt Disney World will Welcome new Beauty & the Beast Film with Enchanting Treats

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-03-12 19:30
The Walt Disney World resort has announced that several locations across the resort will celebrate the soon-to-open Beauty & the Beast Live Action film with signature treats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Beauty and the Beast-inspired treats are now available at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in celebration of the release of the new, live-action film! At Walt Disney World, look for a Belle-inspired cupcake at Main Street Confectionery in Magic Kingdom Park, the Enchanted Rose Cake at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs and a Beauty and the Beast cupcake (beginning March 1) at ABC Commissary, The Trolley Car Café, Rosie’s All-American Café and Catalina Eddie’s at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


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Cape Canaveral Hotel recommendations

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-03-12 00:47
So I do apologize if this has been asked before. We will be coming in for our cruise the day before it embarks and we were wondering if people have recommendations on hotels especially ones with shuttle service to the port. Thanks!
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Cape Canaveral Hotel recommendations

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-03-12 00:47
So I do apologize if this has been asked before. We will be coming in for our cruise the day before it embarks and we were wondering if people have recommendations on hotels especially ones with shuttle service to the port. Thanks!
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Dining in Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-03-11 17:50
The Walt Disney World resort has been releasing more details regarding the two new dining locations in its forthcoming Pandora-The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom:

Quote: Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Resort
Dining

Satu'li Canteen

Satu’li Canteen supplies travelers all the comforts of home—courtesy of a unique, fast-casual menu that’s been crafted from Pandora’s natural abundance.

Featuring international-inspired cuisine, vegetarian options and specialty libations, it’s the perfect place to refuel as you venture through the Valley of Mo’ara.



Pongu Pongu

... try our bioluminescent frozen cocktail, indigenous beers—or even a sweet snack you won’t find elsewhere!

. The Disney version of Lumpia will be a signature sweet wonton replacing the traditional savory or vegetable filling with a pineapple cream filling.

Based on the descriptions to date, it does not appear that either location will accept Advanced Dining Reservations. Attached Images    
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Dining in Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-03-11 17:50
The Walt Disney World resort has been releasing more details regarding the two new dining locations in its forthcoming Pandora-The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom:

Quote: Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Resort
Dining

Satu'li Canteen

Satu’li Canteen supplies travelers all the comforts of home—courtesy of a unique, fast-casual menu that’s been crafted from Pandora’s natural abundance.

Featuring international-inspired cuisine, vegetarian options and specialty libations, it’s the perfect place to refuel as you venture through the Valley of Mo’ara.



Pongu Pongu

... try our bioluminescent frozen cocktail, indigenous beers—or even a sweet snack you won’t find elsewhere!

. The Disney version of Lumpia will be a signature sweet wonton replacing the traditional savory or vegetable filling with a pineapple cream filling.

Based on the descriptions to date, it does not appear that either location will accept Advanced Dining Reservations. Attached Images    
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Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Parade – behind the scenes video

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2017-03-11 16:31

The 25th Anniversary celebration for Disneyland Paris is right around the corner. A highly anticipated parade celebrating the 25th anniversary. A new behind-the-scenes video takes us inside the warehouse where the final touches were being applied to the parade floats. We’re also getting our first look at the “Finding Nemo”...

The post Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Parade – behind the scenes video appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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1st TIME @BOARDWALK....

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-03-11 16:17
So after numerous trips to the World we are looking at a new accommodation this time around - The Boardwalk! Me, DW and the two DS' (15 and 17) this August. Have never really investigated this option before so what are some general pros and/or cons anyone out there has experienced regarding a Boardwalk stay? :thumbsup:
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1st TIME @BOARDWALK....

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-03-11 16:17
So after numerous trips to the World we are looking at a new accommodation this time around - The Boardwalk! Me, DW and the two DS' (15 and 17) this August. Have never really investigated this option before so what are some general pros and/or cons anyone out there has experienced regarding a Boardwalk stay? :thumbsup:
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