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Disney World Wedding

Tue, 2017-03-14 16:33
Has anyone gotten married at Disney World? If so, can I pick your brain?
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Disney World Wedding

Tue, 2017-03-14 16:33
Has anyone gotten married at Disney World? If so, can I pick your brain?
Categories: Disney Blogs

Winter storm STELLLLAAAAAA

Tue, 2017-03-14 11:47
I know many of us are in Stella's path. Who is home today?

I type this from my home as I work from my living room this morning in Ithaca, NY. I hope my fellow INTERCOTees impacted by the storm from Maine to DC are staying safe and warm. I am lucky to have the privilege of choosing to work from home and having that support from my employer, and I recognize that many other people don't have that choice and can't afford not to show up for work no matter the conditions. If you are lucky enough to have a "snow day" with no consequences, have a great day and stay safe. If you can't- if you are the person plowing the streets so our law enforcement, first response, and power companies can keep us safe and the wifi running, if you are the doctors and nurses who trudge through awful weather to deliver babies and save lives, THANK YOU!
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Winter storm STELLLLAAAAAA

Tue, 2017-03-14 11:47
I know many of us are in Stella's path. Who is home today?

I type this from my home as I work from my living room this morning in Ithaca, NY. I hope my fellow INTERCOTees impacted by the storm from Maine to DC are staying safe and warm. I am lucky to have the privilege of choosing to work from home and having that support from my employer, and I recognize that many other people don't have that choice and can't afford not to show up for work no matter the conditions. If you are lucky enough to have a "snow day" with no consequences, have a great day and stay safe. If you can't- if you are the person plowing the streets so our law enforcement, first response, and power companies can keep us safe and the wifi running, if you are the doctors and nurses who trudge through awful weather to deliver babies and save lives, THANK YOU!
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Disneyland Announced 50th Celebration for Pirates of the Caribbean

Tue, 2017-03-14 01:35
Disneyland has announced it will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Saturday, March 18, marks 50 years of “rascals and scoundrels … villains and knaves” with the anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland park, and we’re planning to celebrate with scoundrels and scallywags alike!

Beginning Thursday, March 16, guests can feast upon special pirate-themed grub at French Market Restaurant, Mint Julep Bar, Harbour Galley, Royal Street Verandah, Cafe Orleans and the one-of-a-kind Blue Bayou Restaurant.

Then the party really sets sail Friday, March 17, and on the attraction’s official anniversary, March 18. Guests will find pirate-themed entertainment throughout New Orleans Square by the likes of Bootstrappers and Lucky the Pirate. They can also plunder limited-edition anniversary merchandise, available in New Orleans Square while supplies last. And ye landlubbers who wish ter talk like a pirate – aye, ye’ll getcher chance … with pirate speak collectible cards. And stay sharp, because there will be even more to discover! Highlights of the 'pirate themed grub' beginning March 16th will reportedly include:


  • Cafe Orleans and the Mint Julep Bar serving Lost Treasure Beignets, lemon flavored beignets with vanilla anglaise and fruit couli, priced at $9.00
  • A commemorative Pirate Stein at French Market, Mint Julep Bar, Royal Street Veranda, and Harbour Galley priced at $12.99


On March 17th two more golden opportunities will begin:


  • The New Orleans Churro Cart will offer a Gold-Dusted Churro priced at $4.25
  • The Blue Bayou will offer a Pirates of the Caribbean 50th anniversary button and commemorative Gold doubloons with your meal.
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Limited Time Floating Lantern PhotoPass Photo Op Extended

Tue, 2017-03-14 00:42
Disney Parks & Resorts have announced that they have extended an originally 2 week limited time PhotoPass photo opportunity "until further notice" at the Magic Kingdom park:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
.. the PhotoPass photographer stationed near Rapunzel Tower {in Fantasyland} in the evening will have a luminous lantern you can include in your photos.

Disney PhotoPass Service has extended this photo opportunity past March 15. It will now be available on a nightly basis (weather permitting) until further notice.


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You're In Luck if you are Looking for Walt Disney World St. Patrick's Day Treats

Tue, 2017-03-14 00:31
You're In Luck if you are Looking for Walt Disney World St. Patrick's Day Treats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... though the exact date is Friday, March 17, the Disney chefs are starting the wearin’ (and eatin’) of the green already – well, at least at The Ganachery at Disney Springs, where the ganache flavors now include Irish Stout Ganache, Irish Cream Ganache and Irish Whisky Ganache through March 18.

The biggest celebration at Walt Disney World Resort is the Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Raglan Road at Disney Springs. This is the real deal, with Irish Chef Kevin Dundon’s authentic cuisine, Irish bands and pro dancers, a fine selection of beers and cocktails and all sorts of St. Pat’s fun. The party stretches from March 16-19, and the craic (Gaelic for fun) will be mighty.

On St. Patrick’s Day, you can find the cutest cupcake at Fountain View at Epcot: yellow cake with green and white buttercream and a leprechaun hat made of a chocolate sandwich cookie and a marshmallow. Three gold nuggets (from the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?) are the finishing touch.

In Magic Kingdom Park’s Main Street Bakery, the St. Pat’s cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting with four-leaf clover sprinkles is the perfect holiday Instagram opportunity. And beginning March 12 at Casey’s Corner, celebrate with a new gourmet hot dog, topped with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and whole grain mustard.

If you’re passing through Disney’s Contemporary Resort on the monorail (or a guest at the resort), stop in Contempo Café for a fancy Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold Cupcake, a delectable vanilla cupcake filled with green lemon filling with a dollop of yellow “gold” lemon filling in the center, then topped with green swirled buttercream icing and decorations of gold chocolate coins and sprinkles. Take a photo before you’re tempted to start eating.

At Epcot, Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom pavilion celebrates the day with green beer – perfect with the restaurant’s corned beef and cabbage.
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Where to watch wishes?

Mon, 2017-03-13 20:23
Where is a great place to see wishes? Got stuck an extra day and a half at Disney due to a blizzard at home...so what was a quick one day at Disney without tickets before flying back turned into 2 1/2 with a 2 day ticket [emoji41]


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Where to watch wishes?

Mon, 2017-03-13 20:23
Where is a great place to see wishes? Got stuck an extra day and a half at Disney due to a blizzard at home...so what was a quick one day at Disney without tickets before flying back turned into 2 1/2 with a 2 day ticket [emoji41]


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Old Mickey button

Mon, 2017-03-13 17:14
My husband has really gotten into metal detecting lately. He found this button buried in our front yard. It's 7/8 of an inch wide, and had a brooch-type pin on the back. It's obviously a profile of Mickey, but I have searched and searched for it online, with no results. Our house was built in '66, so I'm thinking it may be from the 70s or 80s. I'm trying to find an age and where it came from. Any ideas?

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Old Mickey button

Mon, 2017-03-13 17:14
My husband has really gotten into metal detecting lately. He found this button buried in our front yard. It's 7/8 of an inch wide, and had a brooch-type pin on the back. It's obviously a profile of Mickey, but I have searched and searched for it online, with no results. Our house was built in '66, so I'm thinking it may be from the 70s or 80s. I'm trying to find an age and where it came from. Any ideas?

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INTERCOT Bracketology Challenge 2017 - Win Swag!

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!

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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Rivers of light/ dining package already booked?

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?

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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INTERCOT Bracket Challenge - Anyone Interested?

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.?

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.
Categories: Disney Blogs

So Just What is the S.E.A.?

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.
Categories: Disney Blogs

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

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

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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