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3 New Dining Concepts Announced for The Landing at Disney Springs

Tue, 2017-10-31 01:29
Presumed to replace Walt's Place and The Neverland Tunnels in the original Disney Springs Master Plan, Disney Parks & Resorts has announced 3 New Dining Concepts to be part of the same complex as The Edison:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Located adjacent to The Edison, a lavish “Industrial Gothic”-style destination, ... the new concepts all tie into Disney Springs’ storyline of a restored Florida waterfront town, bringing unforgettable food and wine direct from Italy to the Sunshine State, with stunning scenery you can only find at Disney Springs.


The first concept, called Maria & Enzo’s, is a trattoria set in the town’s abandoned 1930’s airline terminal which has now been transformed into an open and airy restaurant. Featuring gorgeous views of Lake Buena Vista and incredible 50-foot ceilings, the interior dining room is adorned with artifacts that reflect air travel of the time such as maps and historic flight paths. Inspired by Sicily, the menu has a delightful range of family-friendly dishes – Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant parmesan), and handmade pastas including Busiate con Granchio (spiral pasta with crab) and ‘Ncasiata al Forno (Sicilian baked pasta) – all served tableside. Other delectable highlights include fresh fish, richly flavored steaks and chops.


The second concept is Enzo’s Hideaway – Enzo’s own personal speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars. Located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria & Enzo’s and steeped in Florida’s true history of rum-running, Enzo’s Hideaway will pour Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serve a casual menu of hearty Roman Dishes such as the city’s legendary Bucatini alla Carbonara (hollow spaghetti with creamy egg and pancetta sauce) and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (square-cut spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper).


Finally, Pizza Ponte rounds out the group with a fast-casual restaurant serving pizza, pastries, Italian sandwiches and espresso. With the perfect blend of savory and sweet, Pizza Ponte is the ideal place quick bite. On the savory side, the menu features Pizza al Taglio (Sicilian-style pizza served by the slice), signature Tirangolo (stuffed pizza bread) sandwiches, and Porchetta (roast pork). To satisfy your sweet tooth, pastry specialties include Bombolini (Italian donuts), Sfoglia di Riso (pastry with rice cream), and Tiramisu.
These 3 new dining locations are set to open "Winter 2017" Attached Images    
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CBR Refurbs. How bad is it?

Mon, 2017-10-30 23:27
We are thinking of staying at the CBR in June. We know there are refurbs going on. How bad is it? Are the pools usable? Are the food options decent? I understand the food court is under refurb.

Thanks.
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Chef Mickey's Location in Jan 2018

Mon, 2017-10-30 14:47
I have been seeing different reports about CHEF MICKEYS RENOVATION. The family and I have reservations for Chef Mickeys 2nd week in Jan of 2018. Ae they serving at the normal location will reno's be done?
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Time table for expansions?

Mon, 2017-10-30 06:12
I know toy story is supposed to open next summer and star war land fall of 2019. Any ideas about the other things they announced this summer and when they may be completed?

Tron Ride?
Grandolas sp
the ride in france?
The Mickey ride in Hollywood Studios?
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Christmas decorations

Mon, 2017-10-30 06:08
When does Disney take down the Christmas decorations?
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Make Your Own Mickey Calavera Krispy Treats at Home

Sun, 2017-10-29 22:36
Disney Parks & Resorts has released a How To Video for making your own Mickey Calavera Crispy Treats at Home:

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Insight for a 12/31 stay

Sun, 2017-10-29 21:08
1st Thank you for the feedback.
Backstory-WL from 12/27-12/31
We have RSVP for several hotels 12/31-1/01
WL
SWAN & DOLPH
RIVERSIDE
CONTEMP

We are actually going to be celebrating NYE 12/30 at MK. We wanted to extend our trip a day. However, we do not know where we should stay. We have WL for more night, however that does not get us around the fireworks and keeps us a little hidden from all the action. This might not be a bad thing.
Swan and Dolph, Spec dolph room with EPCOT firework view for actually two night b/c you can't get one a night stay for our date. That means we can check out whenever we would like, an advantage.
CONTEMP-We have a theme park view, and it is expensive, do not know if it is worth it?
Riverside- No where near anything could go to Springs, but on the cheaper side. Still a nice resort
Again thank you!
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Insight for a 12/31 stay

Sun, 2017-10-29 21:08
1st Thank you for the feedback.
Backstory-WL from 12/27-12/31
We have RSVP for several hotels 12/31-1/01
WL
SWAN & DOLPH
RIVERSIDE
CONTEMP

We are actually going to be celebrating NYE 12/30 at MK. We wanted to extend our trip a day. However, we do not know where we should stay. We have WL for more night, however that does not get us around the fireworks and keeps us a little hidden from all the action. This might not be a bad thing.
Swan and Dolph, Spec dolph room with EPCOT firework view for actually two night b/c you can't get one a night stay for our date. That means we can check out whenever we would like, an advantage.
CONTEMP-We have a theme park view, and it is expensive, do not know if it is worth it?
Riverside- No where near anything could go to Springs, but on the cheaper side. Still a nice resort
Again thank you!
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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Day 4 Final Day

Sun, 2017-10-29 18:11
10/15/17 Animal Kingdom

Sadly, ICOT 20 was coming to a close. This was the day that Ron was finally going to be able to join in the fun. Unfortunately, last night my brakes on my car started grinding, so my wonderful son-in-law offered to fix them, if Ron could bring the car over this morning. So after dropping the girls and I off, Ron headed over to Courtney and Jason's to fix the brakes.

At AK, I met up with Marci, Nikki and Gale near Creature Comforts. Pretty soon a bunch more joined us. Marci and I then rode the Na'vi ride, before meeting some of the others at Flights of Passage. This was actually my first time on Flights of Passage . Even though I 've heard excellent reviews about this, I was still skeptical. I'm not an Avatar fan at all and did not see how this belonged in AK. I have ridden the Na'vi before, but was not all that impressed here other than at the technology. As far as Flights of Passage goes, I have to say that I enjoyed it. I'm not blown away by it, but it actually fits in better than I thought it would and is fun overall. However, I would never wait more than 1 hour for this.

Emily and Hallie had been hanging out with Matt again this morning, riding Everest and watching Nemo, but it was time to meet up because Matt had to get to work. Good timing as it was now time for the meet at Flame Tree. I haven't eaten here in a while, but it was very good. I highly recommend the Mac and cheese with pulled pork and cole slaw. Poor Gale had a big portion of her chicken snatched away by a big white bird! Next up was the It's Tough To Be a Bug meet, so we just walked over as a group.

The podcast was being pushed up to 3:00 from 5:00, so that pretty much left the Dawa meet not really doable, so some went over for a short time just in case anyone happened along. I should also mention that on our way to ITTBAB, Rhonda and her husband made a quick appearance. I haven't seen Rhonda since a 2003 meet, although we are in touch through Facebook. It was still really great to see her in person again!

We bussed over to the Contemporary and met everyone by the pool. Due to some issues, I'm not sure what exactly, the Podcast was going to have to be recorded at a later time, so it was turned into a Facebook live session. John had all the "Podcasters" say hello and some quick remarks about the weekend. He then had the rest of us Intercotees come up and also share some of their favorites moments of ICOT 20 or the boards themselves. So if you are on Facebook and have not already seen the video, go to Intercot's page and watch. You will even get to see me, babble on lol. I never know what to say in front of a camera!

Ron had finished helping Jason with the brakes, so he was finally able to swing by and catch this last official meet of ICOT 20. He even scored a nice, royal blue INTERCOT hat as John was still handing out the swag! It was a fun little meet and it was so nice to be able to sit down and relax for a while after a busy weekend with great friends! I have to give a great big about out to John and all those who helped him organize such a great event as well as keeping the site up and running. I have met so many great friends, both this weekend and throughout my 16 years on Intercot!

Sadly, we all had to part company at this time. We decided to grab some dinner at the Contempo Cafe and a ride on the monorail before heading home.

I can't wait until January, when some of these great people return for Marathon Weekend. Love meeting up with these friends. I'm always in the mood for a quick meet too, if you are in the area and want to meet up!
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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Day 4 Final Day

Sun, 2017-10-29 18:11
10/15/17 Animal Kingdom

Sadly, ICOT 20 was coming to a close. This was the day that Ron was finally going to be able to join in the fun. Unfortunately, last night my brakes on my car started grinding, so my wonderful son-in-law offered to fix them, if Ron could bring the car over this morning. So after dropping the girls and I off, Ron headed over to Courtney and Jason's to fix the brakes.

At AK, I met up with Marci, Nikki and Gale near Creature Comforts. Pretty soon a bunch more joined us. Marci and I then rode the Na'vi ride, before meeting some of the others at Flights of Passage. This was actually my first time on Flights of Passage . Even though I 've heard excellent reviews about this, I was still skeptical. I'm not an Avatar fan at all and did not see how this belonged in AK. I have ridden the Na'vi before, but was not all that impressed here other than at the technology. As far as Flights of Passage goes, I have to say that I enjoyed it. I'm not blown away by it, but it actually fits in better than I thought it would and is fun overall. However, I would never wait more than 1 hour for this.

Emily and Hallie had been hanging out with Matt again this morning, riding Everest and watching Nemo, but it was time to meet up because Matt had to get to work. Good timing as it was now time for the meet at Flame Tree. I haven't eaten here in a while, but it was very good. I highly recommend the Mac and cheese with pulled pork and cole slaw. Poor Gale had a big portion of her chicken snatched away by a big white bird! Next up was the It's Tough To Be a Bug meet, so we just walked over as a group.

The podcast was being pushed up to 3:00 from 5:00, so that pretty much left the Dawa meet not really doable, so some went over for a short time just in case anyone happened along. I should also mention that on our way to ITTBAB, Rhonda and her husband made a quick appearance. I haven't seen Rhonda since a 2003 meet, although we are in touch through Facebook. It was still really great to see her in person again!

We bussed over to the Contemporary and met everyone by the pool. Due to some issues, I'm not sure what exactly, the Podcast was going to have to be recorded at a later time, so it was turned into a Facebook live session. John had all the "Podcasters" say hello and some quick remarks about the weekend. He then had the rest of us Intercotees come up and also share some of their favorites moments of ICOT 20 or the boards themselves. So if you are on Facebook and have not already seen the video, go to Intercot's page and watch. You will even get to see me, babble on lol. I never know what to say in front of a camera!

Ron had finished helping Jason with the brakes, so he was finally able to swing by and catch this last official meet of ICOT 20. He even scored a nice, royal blue INTERCOT hat as John was still handing out the swag! It was a fun little meet and it was so nice to be able to sit down and relax for a while after a busy weekend with great friends! I have to give a great big about out to John and all those who helped him organize such a great event as well as keeping the site up and running. I have met so many great friends, both this weekend and throughout my 16 years on Intercot!

Sadly, we all had to part company at this time. We decided to grab some dinner at the Contempo Cafe and a ride on the monorail before heading home.

I can't wait until January, when some of these great people return for Marathon Weekend. Love meeting up with these friends. I'm always in the mood for a quick meet too, if you are in the area and want to meet up!
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Flame Tree Barbecue Adds New Signature Menu Item

Sun, 2017-10-29 17:15
Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom has added a new signature dish:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Flame Tree Barbecue is cooking up Baked Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork, topped with coleslaw and onion rings.



I know a few INTERCOTees tried this dish during the ICOT20 Birthday BBQ Bash, so hopefully they can share their review of this new dish. :eat: Attached Images  
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Flame Tree Barbecue Adds New Signature Menu Item

Sun, 2017-10-29 17:15
Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom has added a new signature dish:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Flame Tree Barbecue is cooking up Baked Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork, topped with coleslaw and onion rings.



I know a few INTERCOTees tried this dish during the ICOT20 Birthday BBQ Bash, so hopefully they can share their review of this new dish. :eat: Attached Images  
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All Star Music Family Suite or Wilderness Cabin - Help please!

Sun, 2017-10-29 15:00
Hello! We are looking to visit Disney from Southern FL for a week at the end of January. We just got our resident season passes too.

Originally planned on staying off property in January, but now realize that is kind of a pain after coming up here for the weekend in october.

Considering splurging and staying at All Star Music in a family suite @ $1985 grand total for 7 nights or Fort Wilderness Cabin for $2263 total. Both are about 500-520 sq Ft.

I did stay at All Star Music in 2003, but don’t remember it too well.

Another option is the Caribbean resort with a king bed for $1367, but I think we would be happier with a bit more space since we don’t need to be at the park every minute of the day. Would also be nice to have a mini kitchen, which we wouldn’t have here.

The Cabin sounds a bit more appealing from a privacy perspective, but the All Stars have a 2nd bathroom.

We are the types of people who go to the park from opening until 1 or 2 pm. Would prefer to easily get back to the room and take a mid day break and go back in the evenings.

We figure if we have a kitchen we can do a lot of our eating there and maybe one meal out each day.

We like to walk. Can you walk to Epcot from the Wilderness cabins? The Disney guy told me 1 mile. Is that true?

We don’t care too much about pools, we have a nice one where we live, so it’s not something we wouldn’t necessarily take advantage of.

Is it easy to get to Disney Springs from the cabins?

Any advice for 2 thirty something adults with no kids? We will have our car since we only live 3-3.5 hours away.

Any tips would be much appreciated!
Thank you!
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All Star Music Family Suite or Wilderness Cabin - Help please!

Sun, 2017-10-29 15:00
Hello! We are looking to visit Disney from Southern FL for a week at the end of January. We just got our resident season passes too.

Originally planned on staying off property in January, but now realize that is kind of a pain after coming up here for the weekend in october.

Considering splurging and staying at All Star Music in a family suite @ $1985 grand total for 7 nights or Fort Wilderness Cabin for $2263 total. Both are about 500-520 sq Ft.

I did stay at All Star Music in 2003, but don’t remember it too well.

Another option is the Caribbean resort with a king bed for $1367, but I think we would be happier with a bit more space since we don’t need to be at the park every minute of the day. Would also be nice to have a mini kitchen, which we wouldn’t have here.

The Cabin sounds a bit more appealing from a privacy perspective, but the All Stars have a 2nd bathroom.

We are the types of people who go to the park from opening until 1 or 2 pm. Would prefer to easily get back to the room and take a mid day break and go back in the evenings.

We figure if we have a kitchen we can do a lot of our eating there and maybe one meal out each day.

We like to walk. Can you walk to Epcot from the Wilderness cabins? The Disney guy told me 1 mile. Is that true?

We don’t care too much about pools, we have a nice one where we live, so it’s not something we wouldn’t necessarily take advantage of.

Is it easy to get to Disney Springs from the cabins?

Any advice for 2 thirty something adults with no kids? We will have our car since we only live 3-3.5 hours away.

Any tips would be much appreciated!
Thank you!
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Innoventions Announces New Exhibit

Fri, 2017-10-27 00:56
Epcot has announced a new exhibit for the Innoventions Pavilion:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Innoventions will welcome The SpectacuLAB, an engaging new interactive show this November. In it, guests will be invited to join a group of real scientists – and their tech-savvy intern – for a series of thrilling experiments that put scientific principles like ultrasonic pressure, barometric pressure, acceleration and force to the test. Through this funny and fascinating show, guests of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the demonstrations and discover how each scientific principle has inspired amazing technologies we enjoy today.

To bring The SpectacuLAB to life, Walt Disney World will collaborate with sponsor Murata, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic components, and Science from Scientists, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve STEM literacy at schools.

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Innoventions Announces New Exhibit

Fri, 2017-10-27 00:56
Epcot has announced a new exhibit for the Innoventions Pavilion:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Innoventions will welcome The SpectacuLAB, an engaging new interactive show this November. In it, guests will be invited to join a group of real scientists – and their tech-savvy intern – for a series of thrilling experiments that put scientific principles like ultrasonic pressure, barometric pressure, acceleration and force to the test. Through this funny and fascinating show, guests of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the demonstrations and discover how each scientific principle has inspired amazing technologies we enjoy today.

To bring The SpectacuLAB to life, Walt Disney World will collaborate with sponsor Murata, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic components, and Science from Scientists, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve STEM literacy at schools.

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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Day 3

Thu, 2017-10-26 21:52
Saturday, 10/14/17 Epcot day

Today pretty much began like yesterday except that my girls were now with me. We had a little extra time before the opening of Epcot, so I took the girls out for breakfast. Still we made to "rope drop" and I ran into Brad and Genna while waiting. Genna went to look for some merchandise she wanted and I lost Brad in the crowd. However, I spotted Dawn & Justin getting in line for Spaceship Earth so we joined them for a ride before heading over for the Meet at Soarin'. Our wait time was posted at 35 minutes. But it wasn't anywhere near that long. Afterwards the group gathered at Sunshine Seasons for some breakfast. We hung out but did not eat since we ate you earlier. Here I met another Intercotee John, for the first time. His wife, Melanie, who I met on Sunday is a cast member, it also turns out they recently moved to Fl from Pa, not too far away from our hometown. Someone mentioned about trying to get into a Behind The Seeds Tour, so all of those interested went to inquire. We settled on the 3 pm tour. Luckily both John and I inquired about the cast member discounts, so we were able to get that rate for the whole group.

Next we made a pit stop with Cindy and Katerina at Ice Station Cool, before my girls and I tried out the new green version of Mission Space: Although, I really miss Gary Sinise, I enjoyed the new version as did Hallie. Emily was determined not to like it because of the lack of Gary Sinise. She probably did like it but would not admit it. Then it was over to the Imagination pavilion where we took a ride with Figment before our unnecessary fastpass at the Pixar Short Film Festival. I'm glad they've included Piper now. However, our timing was off and we missed the meet at the Fountain of Nations. We arrived just as that was wrapping up and just in time to walk to the Gran Fiesta Tour meet. The crowds were now getting insane and the line for the ride stretched all the way up to the entrance of the Mexico pavilion itself. It was getting close to our tour time so everyone attending walked back to The Land. Once we checked in, they provided Hallie with a scavenger hunt that she could do during the tour. There was one question that had to be answered from each room that we entered. At the end of the tour, if she completed it, she would be given a prize. In the end it was a packet of seeds. The tour was fun and educational, and I was glad we had done something we've never done before. I would definitely recommend it. The next meet was at 5 at Gary's Column. I had really wanted to do this followed by the Canada meet, but had to miss it to meet up with Ron. Turns out DD#2 ended up needing a ride to her house from work as well, so we headed over to AK to get her. She works at Nemo and Dinosaur, so feel free to say hi if anyone happens to see Ashleigh from Bear Creek Pa. The Jellyrolls meet was this evening and although I was also really looking forward to this one, I was just too tired to go back out after going home. Next time I will make it a point!
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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Day 3

Thu, 2017-10-26 21:52
Saturday, 10/14/17 Epcot day

Today pretty much began like yesterday except that my girls were now with me. We had a little extra time before the opening of Epcot, so I took the girls out for breakfast. Still we made to "rope drop" and I ran into Brad and Genna while waiting. Genna went to look for some merchandise she wanted and I lost Brad in the crowd. However, I spotted Dawn & Justin getting in line for Spaceship Earth so we joined them for a ride before heading over for the Meet at Soarin'. Our wait time was posted at 35 minutes. But it wasn't anywhere near that long. Afterwards the group gathered at Sunshine Seasons for some breakfast. We hung out but did not eat since we ate you earlier. Here I met another Intercotee John, for the first time. His wife, Melanie, who I met on Sunday is a cast member, it also turns out they recently moved to Fl from Pa, not too far away from our hometown. Someone mentioned about trying to get into a Behind The Seeds Tour, so all of those interested went to inquire. We settled on the 3 pm tour. Luckily both John and I inquired about the cast member discounts, so we were able to get that rate for the whole group.

Next we made a pit stop with Cindy and Katerina at Ice Station Cool, before my girls and I tried out the new green version of Mission Space: Although, I really miss Gary Sinise, I enjoyed the new version as did Hallie. Emily was determined not to like it because of the lack of Gary Sinise. She probably did like it but would not admit it. Then it was over to the Imagination pavilion where we took a ride with Figment before our unnecessary fastpass at the Pixar Short Film Festival. I'm glad they've included Piper now. However, our timing was off and we missed the meet at the Fountain of Nations. We arrived just as that was wrapping up and just in time to walk to the Gran Fiesta Tour meet. The crowds were now getting insane and the line for the ride stretched all the way up to the entrance of the Mexico pavilion itself. It was getting close to our tour time so everyone attending walked back to The Land. Once we checked in, they provided Hallie with a scavenger hunt that she could do during the tour. There was one question that had to be answered from each room that we entered. At the end of the tour, if she completed it, she would be given a prize. In the end it was a packet of seeds. The tour was fun and educational, and I was glad we had done something we've never done before. I would definitely recommend it. The next meet was at 5 at Gary's Column. I had really wanted to do this followed by the Canada meet, but had to miss it to meet up with Ron. Turns out DD#2 ended up needing a ride to her house from work as well, so we headed over to AK to get her. She works at Nemo and Dinosaur, so feel free to say hi if anyone happens to see Ashleigh from Bear Creek Pa. The Jellyrolls meet was this evening and although I was also really looking forward to this one, I was just too tired to go back out after going home. Next time I will make it a point!
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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Day 2

Wed, 2017-10-25 22:58
10/13/17

Magic Kingdom day

Today was EMH at Magic Kingdom beginning at 7, with a regular opening at 8 because tonight is a MNSSHP party. Ron had to be at work at 7, so we all rode in together. I had promised my girls a day off from school when I thought we would be staying on property. I still let them off, but instead of joining in the INTERCOT festivities, they decided to hang with their brother today.

We got to the gates about 7:30 and were allowed in on Main St. A cast member pulled up in a Main St. Vehicle and offered us a ride up to the castle, so we accepted. We then got breakfast at the bakery. By the time we finished, the lands had opened up for all guests. The girls and Matt had a fastpass for Peter Pan, so we headed into Fantasyland. First, the girls wanted to meet Rapunzel and Tiana so we obliged since the wait was 10 minutes. I then waited for the rest to use their fastpasses. Next, it was over to Enchanted Tales with Belle. Hallie was chosen to be the Beast, while Emily played Mrs. Potts.

It was getting time for the first meet of the day and they had some more fastpasses to use, so we split up and I headed for the meet at Carousel of Progress. I spotted Brad in his INTERCOT gear, so I introduced myself and before long the rest of the gang began arriving. In addition to Brad I met Genna and Nikki for the first time. We had a great time singing along! Afterwards, most of us rode Peoplemover, before we split into groups. I wound up heading over to Big Thunder My. Railroad with Justin & Dawn, Jason, and Marci. After our wild ride through the wilderness, we decided to grab some lunch at Peco's Bill's. Here we ran into Cindy and Katerina again, so they joined our merry group. Also, just before we left, I also happened to run into my kids. Next up was the Haunted Mansion meet. We had a bit of a wait here as the park was pretty crowded. However, when you have a lot of friends to chat with, the time kind of goes quickly. Next was the trivia meet with the lovely ladies from Magical Journeys at Tortuga Tavern. I sat with Gale, Marci, and a new friend Nick who joined us I believe at the Haunted Mansion. The questions were tough, but between the 4 of us and Google,lol, we were able to get them answered. The prizes were cute Disney mystery figurines. I got Ariel, who was super cute, but unfortunately she forgot to get off the monorail at the TTC with me.

With Trivia wrapped up, most of the gang chose to ride the Magic Carpets. I, however, needed to meet up with my kids and ultimately Ron. We decided to grab some dinner together, before Ron and the kids headed home and I was dropped off for the evening monorail bar crawl. We gathered at The Wave, where our Canada girls brought more glowy products for us to wear. From the Contemporary, we headed to the Poly to meet at Tambu lounge, but since we couldn't get any seats there we opted for the outdoor deck of Trader Sam's. The indoor area was at a 1.5 hour wait. We lost a few members after we finished here, but those of us still left, headed for Mizner's at GF. A great time was had by all on this day! I got an Uber home to get some rest for another early and busy day at Epcot tomorrow.
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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Day 2

Wed, 2017-10-25 22:58
10/13/17

Magic Kingdom day

Today was EMH at Magic Kingdom beginning at 7, with a regular opening at 8 because tonight is a MNSSHP party. Ron had to be at work at 7, so we all rode in together. I had promised my girls a day off from school when I thought we would be staying on property. I still let them off, but instead of joining in the INTERCOT festivities, they decided to hang with their brother today.

We got to the gates about 7:30 and were allowed in on Main St. A cast member pulled up in a Main St. Vehicle and offered us a ride up to the castle, so we accepted. We then got breakfast at the bakery. By the time we finished, the lands had opened up for all guests. The girls and Matt had a fastpass for Peter Pan, so we headed into Fantasyland. First, the girls wanted to meet Rapunzel and Tiana so we obliged since the wait was 10 minutes. I then waited for the rest to use their fastpasses. Next, it was over to Enchanted Tales with Belle. Hallie was chosen to be the Beast, while Emily played Mrs. Potts.

It was getting time for the first meet of the day and they had some more fastpasses to use, so we split up and I headed for the meet at Carousel of Progress. I spotted Brad in his INTERCOT gear, so I introduced myself and before long the rest of the gang began arriving. In addition to Brad I met Genna and Nikki for the first time. We had a great time singing along! Afterwards, most of us rode Peoplemover, before we split into groups. I wound up heading over to Big Thunder My. Railroad with Justin & Dawn, Jason, and Marci. After our wild ride through the wilderness, we decided to grab some lunch at Peco's Bill's. Here we ran into Cindy and Katerina again, so they joined our merry group. Also, just before we left, I also happened to run into my kids. Next up was the Haunted Mansion meet. We had a bit of a wait here as the park was pretty crowded. However, when you have a lot of friends to chat with, the time kind of goes quickly. Next was the trivia meet with the lovely ladies from Magical Journeys at Tortuga Tavern. I sat with Gale, Marci, and a new friend Nick who joined us I believe at the Haunted Mansion. The questions were tough, but between the 4 of us and Google,lol, we were able to get them answered. The prizes were cute Disney mystery figurines. I got Ariel, who was super cute, but unfortunately she forgot to get off the monorail at the TTC with me.

With Trivia wrapped up, most of the gang chose to ride the Magic Carpets. I, however, needed to meet up with my kids and ultimately Ron. We decided to grab some dinner together, before Ron and the kids headed home and I was dropped off for the evening monorail bar crawl. We gathered at The Wave, where our Canada girls brought more glowy products for us to wear. From the Contemporary, we headed to the Poly to meet at Tambu lounge, but since we couldn't get any seats there we opted for the outdoor deck of Trader Sam's. The indoor area was at a 1.5 hour wait. We lost a few members after we finished here, but those of us still left, headed for Mizner's at GF. A great time was had by all on this day! I got an Uber home to get some rest for another early and busy day at Epcot tomorrow.
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