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MNSSHP Entry Time

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-09-17 14:42
Just checking for this year- are they still letting people with MNSSHP tix in at 4:00?
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Safari at Night

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-09-17 12:26
This will be our first trip to WDW with AK being open at night (normally closed at 5-6 pm the time of year we go). I'd like to get some opinions on the safari at night vs the normal day time version we are used to. Is it worth waiting to go on it at night? We'll get a fast pass for this - so just wondering what time to get it for.

Thanks!
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Safari at Night

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-09-17 12:26
This will be our first trip to WDW with AK being open at night (normally closed at 5-6 pm the time of year we go). I'd like to get some opinions on the safari at night vs the normal day time version we are used to. Is it worth waiting to go on it at night? We'll get a fast pass for this - so just wondering what time to get it for.

Thanks!
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Walt Disney Presents: now with more models

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2017-09-16 17:48

As we mentioned before the fan favorite exhibit and movie attraction One Man’s Dream has been given a new treatment and re-imagined into Walt Disney Presents. The first half is still all the history leading up to the creation of Disneyland, but the second half has now gone theme park...

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AK Nighttime Show

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-16 15:44
How is the AK Nighttime show? Didn't do this past trip but might do an evening at AK next year. Thanks.
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AK Nighttime Show

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-16 15:44
How is the AK Nighttime show? Didn't do this past trip but might do an evening at AK next year. Thanks.
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Pros & Cons of Beach Club/PO Riverside/Wilderness Lodge

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-16 01:20
We are planning a very "last minute" trip to Disney March 2018. It will be our family of 4- me, DH, DD 15 and DS 20. We usually stay at the Wilderness Lodge, but are considering staying somewhere else this time. We LOVE WL ,but are considering Beach Club since it is so close to Epcot & HS and we can walk to both of those locations. I've been wanting to try POR, but feel it may be so far from everything. Also considering Copper Creek Villas at WL, depending on the price.

Please give me some Pro's and Cons of each of the properties to help me decide.
Thank you!:mickey:
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Pros & Cons of Beach Club/PO Riverside/Wilderness Lodge

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-16 01:20
We are planning a very "last minute" trip to Disney March 2018. It will be our family of 4- me, DH, DD 15 and DS 20. We usually stay at the Wilderness Lodge, but are considering staying somewhere else this time. We LOVE WL ,but are considering Beach Club since it is so close to Epcot & HS and we can walk to both of those locations. I've been wanting to try POR, but feel it may be so far from everything. Also considering Copper Creek Villas at WL, depending on the price.

Please give me some Pro's and Cons of each of the properties to help me decide.
Thank you!:mickey:
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Oogie Boogie is the Star of the 17th Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 23:19
Disneyland park has revealed their 17th Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House for the 2017 Halloween Season:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... This year, the fanciful gingerbread creation features Oogie Boogie, who gets his chance to shine after a 13-year absence in the ballroom, thrilling fans of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

“The gingerbread mansion this year has a bug problem – gingerbread bugs! But it’s not a problem that a gingerbread Oogie Boogie can’t fix. He pried open the roof of the gingerbread mansion and has his fork at the ready, happy to fix the infestation in the only way he would – by eating them,” says Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, who designed this year’s house. “But quite a few bugs have gotten loose and are rampaging across the ballroom table, tormenting the gingerbread zombies there, who are forced to defend themselves with silverware!”

The house is six feet tall to the roof point, but the animated Oogie Boogie himself is seven feet tall. There are more than 70 bugs “scurrying” across the ballroom table and the ballroom itself. We have been told there might be a few gingerbread bugs that have escaped out of the ballroom … think you can find them?


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Oogie Boogie is the Star of the 17th Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 23:19
Disneyland park has revealed their 17th Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House for the 2017 Halloween Season:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... This year, the fanciful gingerbread creation features Oogie Boogie, who gets his chance to shine after a 13-year absence in the ballroom, thrilling fans of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

“The gingerbread mansion this year has a bug problem – gingerbread bugs! But it’s not a problem that a gingerbread Oogie Boogie can’t fix. He pried open the roof of the gingerbread mansion and has his fork at the ready, happy to fix the infestation in the only way he would – by eating them,” says Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, who designed this year’s house. “But quite a few bugs have gotten loose and are rampaging across the ballroom table, tormenting the gingerbread zombies there, who are forced to defend themselves with silverware!”

The house is six feet tall to the roof point, but the animated Oogie Boogie himself is seven feet tall. There are more than 70 bugs “scurrying” across the ballroom table and the ballroom itself. We have been told there might be a few gingerbread bugs that have escaped out of the ballroom … think you can find them?


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An unusual scenario..

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 22:48
Hello!

My wife and I are going to take our extended family to WDW about a year from now, renting multiple rooms using points (Bank-Use-Borrow). The plan is for 7 nights. Things get a bit convoluted with my sister's boyfriend. He can only go for 4 nights. Once he leaves, my sister will move into our mom's room for the final 3 nights.

Seems simple, right? Well, I started thinking about it and if the DDP is being used, how will that figure into the move. Will we have to do 2 separate ressies for my mom (4 night-3 night)? Can my sister buy 4 nights of DDP for her BF and 7 nights of DDP for her and just take the balance with her?

Member services is busy right now with complications from Irma and requests that I call back if not travelling in the next 7 days. We are just a couple days away from needing to know how this will work, though. Has anyone done a similar trip? Any insights?

Thank you in advance!
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An unusual scenario..

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 22:48
Hello!

My wife and I are going to take our extended family to WDW about a year from now, renting multiple rooms using points (Bank-Use-Borrow). The plan is for 7 nights. Things get a bit convoluted with my sister's boyfriend. He can only go for 4 nights. Once he leaves, my sister will move into our mom's room for the final 3 nights.

Seems simple, right? Well, I started thinking about it and if the DDP is being used, how will that figure into the move. Will we have to do 2 separate ressies for my mom (4 night-3 night)? Can my sister buy 4 nights of DDP for her BF and 7 nights of DDP for her and just take the balance with her?

Member services is busy right now with complications from Irma and requests that I call back if not travelling in the next 7 days. We are just a couple days away from needing to know how this will work, though. Has anyone done a similar trip? Any insights?

Thank you in advance!
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October Park hours have been updated!

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 22:22
For those traveling to WDW in October, the Park hours have been updated - particularly MK and AK.

Non-party nights now show MK staying open until midnight. AK generally open until 9. There are also changes to morning hours, including an 8am MK opening - and a 7am EMH - on ICOT20 Friday!

Steve
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October Park hours have been updated!

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 22:22
For those traveling to WDW in October, the Park hours have been updated - particularly MK and AK.

Non-party nights now show MK staying open until midnight. AK generally open until 9. There are also changes to morning hours, including an 8am MK opening - and a 7am EMH - on ICOT20 Friday!

Steve
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‘Drawn to Magic’ Show at Animator’s Palate Evokes Emotion and Inspires Creativity Onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder

dclnews.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 15:04

CELEBRATION, Fla. – Animator’s Palate on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder inspires creativity with “Drawn to Magic,” a black-and-white to color animation show that surrounds guests in the swirling colors of animated classics and transports their dining experience into a dramatic story of heroes and villains.

The venue, cloaked from floor to ceiling in a classical black and white motif, tips a nostalgic hat to old-time animation in the Steamboat Willie era of Disney’s animation past. Over-sized digital canvases line the walls of Animator’s Palate, where unseen artists sketch character portraits in real-time as guests find their tables and make their dinner selections. Guessing which favorite Disney characters are being sketched becomes a fun game for the whole family, as the likes of their favorite heroes and villains begin to materialize on the walls of the restaurant.

As appetizers begins to arrive, pencil tests of Disney characters are revealed throughout Animator’s Palate, bringing to life iconic moments—from Disney favorites like Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog and more—one canvas at a time.

Guests get their first taste of color when the character pencil tests around the room are treated to ink and paint. Each of the characters are shown throughout the painting process of animation, highlighting both the traditional cel painting and modern digital art, which offers a unique look into the animation behind some of Disney’s most adored feature films.

Pixie dust heralds the final element of animation, completing the arc from sketch, to pencil test, to ink and paint, leading to the result—storytelling. As dinner begins to wind down and desserts are selected, a grand “Drawn to Magic” finale begins, immersing guests in an animated show about a hero’s journey through Disney and Pixar animation from wishing upon a star to happily ever after.

The tale begins as the room darkens so that the illuminated digital canvases can tell the story of dreams, featuring iconic wishing moments from films like Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and more. “When You Wish Upon a Star” tugs at heartstrings, as guests reminisce with the characters of dreams and wishes.

The arrival of the Blue Fairy from the classic feature film Pinocchio, brings hope—and a dash of magic—to these stories, imparting a rich splash of color to the walls of Animator’s Palate, for the first time. With their dreams coming true, characters like Cinderella, Merida, Peter Pan and more show guests how animation can tell a story of beauty, hope, magic and wonder. Guests soar through the clouds with Aladdin and Jasmine, tumble to Wonderland with Alice and explore a new world with Ariel. The storytelling continues as the walls shift to a lighter, golden color with clips of lovable Disney characters featuring some of their most memorable, humorous and endearing moments. As the stories continue and become more intense, the room melds into more colors, bringing new life to the stories.

The show takes a dramatic turn when these fanciful dreams are interrupted by fearsome Disney villains—from Maleficent to Jafar—drenching the entire room in a deep crimson red for the first time during the show. This dramatic shift in the lighting plunges guests into the story as characters, taking them on a fearful journey of darkness and despair, finally halting when the protagonists have been overcome.

Wearied and worn, the canvases return to their normal state, and the walls become a pale washed-out color—our heroes have been defeated, and hope seems lost.

As with happy endings though, magic, faith—and a little bit of pixie dust—raises our heroes (and guests), proving that dreams and hope prevail. Scenes from classic and modern Disney films play on canvases around the room, as the walls flash with moving watercolor medleys, bathing the black and white room in full color. The celebration comes to life, with a parade of color and “transformed” wait staff, led by Sorcerer Mickey, who knows more than anyone, that wishing and dreams can change everything.

Set to an eloquent score composed by Randy Miller, and recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, this show features music and animation from popular Disney movies that range from Disney’s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to the contemporary, including Disney’s hit feature film, Frozen.

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Hall of Presidents

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 14:41
Has anyone heard anything about expected dates on reopening of Hall of Presidents?
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Hall of Presidents

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 14:41
Has anyone heard anything about expected dates on reopening of Hall of Presidents?
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FP+ Tier Question

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 12:07
Sorry if this has been asked before...

Speaking specifically for Epcot, if we get a FP+ ahead of time for Soarin' and maybe one for Living with Land, but no others, after we arrive and ride those two rides, can the 3rd one we pick be from the same tier as Soarin'? Or do they force your 3rd FP to be in the second tier like they would when booking ahead of time?

Thanks!
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FP+ Tier Question

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 12:07
Sorry if this has been asked before...

Speaking specifically for Epcot, if we get a FP+ ahead of time for Soarin' and maybe one for Living with Land, but no others, after we arrive and ride those two rides, can the 3rd one we pick be from the same tier as Soarin'? Or do they force your 3rd FP to be in the second tier like they would when booking ahead of time?

Thanks!
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Disney’s Frozen musical officially opens in Denver, first photos & video

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-09-15 11:31

On September 14, 2017, Disney’s Broadway-bound musical Frozen moved from previews (the stage musical equivalent of a soft opening) to it’s official opening night at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, CO. To celebrate the event Disney Theatrical shared video of the opening night curtain call. Disney...

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