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October Campfire Movie Schedule

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-01 14:59
Howdy Campers

What could be better after a long day in the parks than a relaxing evening and a Disney movie. And how about a campfire, some roasted marshmallows and other snacks. You can find it all near the Meadows trading post every evening. Come join the fun with a campfire, sing-a-long, a visit from our nutty friends, Chip 'n Dale, and a Disney movie. The lighting of the campfire is at 7:30, the sing-a-long starts at 8:00, and the movie is at 8:40. It's free of charge and open to all Disney resort guests.

Here are your campfire movies for October:

Oct 01 The Pirate Fairy
Oct 02 Newsies (PG)
Oct 03 Freaky Friday (1976)
Oct 04 A Goofy Movie
Oct 05 Lilo & Stitch (PG)
Oct 06 Toy Story
Oct 07 Descendants (TV-G)
Oct 08 Descendants 2 (TV-G)
Oct 09 Maleficent (PG)
Oct 10 Aladdin
Oct 11 Dumbo
Oct 12 The Haunted Mansion (PG)
Oct 13 Hocus Pocus (PG)
Oct 14 The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)
Oct 15 The Pirate Fairy
Oct 16 Newsies (PG)
Oct 17 Freaky Friday (1976)
Oct 18 A Goofy Movie
Oct 19 Lilo & Stitch (PG)
Oct 20 Toy Story
Oct 21 Descendants (TV-G)
Oct 22 Descendants 2 (TV-G)
Oct 23 Maleficent (PG)
Oct 24 Aladdin
Oct 25 Dumbo
Oct 26 The Haunted Mansion (PG)
Oct 27 Hocus Pocus (PG)
Oct 28 The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)
Oct 29 The Pirate Fairy
Oct 30 Newsies (PG)
Oct 31 Disney short films
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Dream has a Fender Bender

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-01 13:07
Disney Dream backed in to a concrete pier in Nassau yesterday, resulting in a nasty looking dent in the stern. No injuries, and the hull was not breached. Attached Images  
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Dream has a Fender Bender

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-01 13:07
Disney Dream backed in to a concrete pier in Nassau yesterday, resulting in a nasty looking dent in the stern. No injuries, and the hull was not breached. Attached Images  
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Positive Quote Of The Day October 2017

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-01 12:45
"There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity."- Nathaniel Branden (1930 - 2014) American Author and Psychologist
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Positive Quote Of The Day October 2017

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-01 12:45
"There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity."- Nathaniel Branden (1930 - 2014) American Author and Psychologist
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Long Hard Journey (ICOT20 Pre-Trip)

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-01 00:20
With a little more than a week to go, it seemed time for the ol' pre-trip report! :mickey: It's been what seems like an eternity since I visited WDW last in 2008, as life happened (and not in a good way) to me. However, I'm BACK! I'm READY, and I'm DOIN' the ICOT20 fest!:number1:


Arriving on the afternoon of the 10th for a couple of days of solo touring/catch up before the crazy fun weekend activities begin, I'll be staying at Pop Century & hoping for a refurbed room. Food court for dinner, and a good night's sleep before heading for MK on Wednesday morning to keep with my usual traditions of spending a few minutes in Town Squre watching people coming around the corner & seeing the castle, and their reactions to that sight. Very fun! Then it's off to Small World, the first ride I ever rode way back in '71 with my family. After that, who knows? I've got a couple of FP+'s during the day, and a nice dinner planned at the Kona Cafe', and I'll return for the new fireworks show to close out my first day.


Thursday it's The Studios which, as about half that park is closed, should be a short park day, with dinner at the Brown Derby (mmmm...grapefruit cake!)


Friday, I'm rockin' the ICOT20! CoP meet, HM group ride, etc....just about every event I can make this tired old body attend, ending with the soon-to-be-epic "Monorail Pub Crawl" WOOHOO!:thedolls:


Saturday - Let's do it again! Soarin' & snackin' with my ICOT friends in the AM, followed by several other meets during the day including paying tribute to Column and actually meeting Real Live Canadians! Actually, I'm from Michigan so it's not that big a deal (sorry Buttercup). Of course, I've got to make time to see the Voices of Liberty at least twice during the day, as I'm also a singer (27 years with the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus), and a big fan of VoL. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be making the Jellyrolls event though, as I want to be fresh for Sunday's fun, and my usual bedtime is around 9:30PM, as I get up around 4:30-5AM for work.


Sunday I've got a FP+ for FoP at 10:35, so I'll be there first thing & ready to explore Pandora. Not sure what meets I'll be attending , but I wouldn't miss the "live" podcast for anything. I was SO jealous of everyone who participated in the 15th podcast & am looking to put my "2 cents" worth in this time.


Monday will be my last park day, and I'm planning on a split day - Epcot in the AM and early afternoon, with dinner early at the GF Cafe', and closing out my trip at MK for the evening. Then it's flying home on Tuesday, recovery on Wednesday, and back to reality on Thursday (Boo).:(


It's been a very long, very hard journey over the last 8 1/2 years for me to get to this point & one of the things that kept me going was Intercot & all the great people associated with it I'm really looking forward to this trip & meeting some old ICOT friends & making some new ones as well! I'll see everyone on the 13th!:mickey::party::cloud9::cool:
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Long Hard Journey (ICOT20 Pre-Trip)

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-01 00:20
With a little more than a week to go, it seemed time for the ol' pre-trip report! :mickey: It's been what seems like an eternity since I visited WDW last in 2008, as life happened (and not in a good way) to me. However, I'm BACK! I'm READY, and I'm DOIN' the ICOT20 fest!:number1:


Arriving on the afternoon of the 10th for a couple of days of solo touring/catch up before the crazy fun weekend activities begin, I'll be staying at Pop Century & hoping for a refurbed room. Food court for dinner, and a good night's sleep before heading for MK on Wednesday morning to keep with my usual traditions of spending a few minutes in Town Squre watching people coming around the corner & seeing the castle, and their reactions to that sight. Very fun! Then it's off to Small World, the first ride I ever rode way back in '71 with my family. After that, who knows? I've got a couple of FP+'s during the day, and a nice dinner planned at the Kona Cafe', and I'll return for the new fireworks show to close out my first day.


Thursday it's The Studios which, as about half that park is closed, should be a short park day, with dinner at the Brown Derby (mmmm...grapefruit cake!)


Friday, I'm rockin' the ICOT20! CoP meet, HM group ride, etc....just about every event I can make this tired old body attend, ending with the soon-to-be-epic "Monorail Pub Crawl" WOOHOO!:thedolls:


Saturday - Let's do it again! Soarin' & snackin' with my ICOT friends in the AM, followed by several other meets during the day including paying tribute to Column and actually meeting Real Live Canadians! Actually, I'm from Michigan so it's not that big a deal (sorry Buttercup). Of course, I've got to make time to see the Voices of Liberty at least twice during the day, as I'm also a singer (27 years with the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus), and a big fan of VoL. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be making the Jellyrolls event though, as I want to be fresh for Sunday's fun, and my usual bedtime is around 9:30PM, as I get up around 4:30-5AM for work.


Sunday I've got a FP+ for FoP at 10:35, so I'll be there first thing & ready to explore Pandora. Not sure what meets I'll be attending , but I wouldn't miss the "live" podcast for anything. I was SO jealous of everyone who participated in the 15th podcast & am looking to put my "2 cents" worth in this time.


Monday will be my last park day, and I'm planning on a split day - Epcot in the AM and early afternoon, with dinner early at the GF Cafe', and closing out my trip at MK for the evening. Then it's flying home on Tuesday, recovery on Wednesday, and back to reality on Thursday (Boo).:(


It's been a very long, very hard journey over the last 8 1/2 years for me to get to this point & one of the things that kept me going was Intercot & all the great people associated with it I'm really looking forward to this trip & meeting some old ICOT friends & making some new ones as well! I'll see everyone on the 13th!:mickey::party::cloud9::cool:
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Epcot's Mexico Folk Art Gallery Debuts La Celebración del Día de Muertos Exhibit

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 22:46
"La Celebración del Día de Muertos" is the new exhibit in the Mexico Folk Art Gallery at Epcot's Mexico Pavilion:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Guests are invited to experience the beautiful artistry of this important cultural celebration with artwork including papel picado, sugar skulls and paper sculptures, as well as pre-hispanic items on loan from various museums showcasing the early history of this celebration.

The gallery also highlights four pieces of artwork and explores the artists’ unique processes and inspiration. One such piece, a sculpture group titled Bridal Couple, was created by a father and son in Mexico City whose family has been hand-making this type of celebratory art for more than 300 years. When it debuts next week, Bridal Couple will be the centerpiece of the gallery with four sculptures ranging from 2.5-10 feet tall.


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Epcot's Mexico Folk Art Gallery Debuts La Celebración del Día de Muertos Exhibit

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 22:46
"La Celebración del Día de Muertos" is the new exhibit in the Mexico Folk Art Gallery at Epcot's Mexico Pavilion:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Guests are invited to experience the beautiful artistry of this important cultural celebration with artwork including papel picado, sugar skulls and paper sculptures, as well as pre-hispanic items on loan from various museums showcasing the early history of this celebration.

The gallery also highlights four pieces of artwork and explores the artists’ unique processes and inspiration. One such piece, a sculpture group titled Bridal Couple, was created by a father and son in Mexico City whose family has been hand-making this type of celebratory art for more than 300 years. When it debuts next week, Bridal Couple will be the centerpiece of the gallery with four sculptures ranging from 2.5-10 feet tall.


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The Baseline Tap House is Now Open at Disney's Hollywood Studios

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 22:38
The Baseline Tap House is the newest restaurant to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios and is effectively the replacement for the Writer's Stop:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... BaseLine Tap House sits among the vintage office buildings and warehouses that represent the glory of Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. Formerly known as the Figueroa Printing Company, this re-purposed print shop specializes in beer and wines from the Golden State of California, featuring craft ales, lagers and cider as the stars of the drink menu, along with California wines on tap and specialty cocktails that you won’t want to miss! If you can’t decide on one drink, then try one of BaseLine’s customizable beer flights, with up to 126 possible combinations of craft beers! Rounding out the drink menu, the pub also offers gourmet non-alcoholic lemonade and soda on tap.

In addition to offering delicious drinks, the pub will be serving up savory dishes such as a Bavarian Pretzel served with mustard and beer-cheese fondue dipping sauces, spiced almonds and a charcuterie board highlighting delicious California cheeses. This delectable array of small plates is sure to be the perfect way to savor the afternoon or cap off an evening out.

Also make sure you check out the photos and video that intrepid INTERCOT Field Reporters Christine & John W. posted on the INTERCOT Instagram from the Grand Opening Eve for Baseline Tap House and the surrounding Grand Avenue "land". Attached Images  
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The Baseline Tap House is Now Open at Disney's Hollywood Studios

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 22:38
The Baseline Tap House is the newest restaurant to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios and is effectively the replacement for the Writer's Stop:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... BaseLine Tap House sits among the vintage office buildings and warehouses that represent the glory of Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. Formerly known as the Figueroa Printing Company, this re-purposed print shop specializes in beer and wines from the Golden State of California, featuring craft ales, lagers and cider as the stars of the drink menu, along with California wines on tap and specialty cocktails that you won’t want to miss! If you can’t decide on one drink, then try one of BaseLine’s customizable beer flights, with up to 126 possible combinations of craft beers! Rounding out the drink menu, the pub also offers gourmet non-alcoholic lemonade and soda on tap.

In addition to offering delicious drinks, the pub will be serving up savory dishes such as a Bavarian Pretzel served with mustard and beer-cheese fondue dipping sauces, spiced almonds and a charcuterie board highlighting delicious California cheeses. This delectable array of small plates is sure to be the perfect way to savor the afternoon or cap off an evening out.

Also make sure you check out the photos and video that intrepid INTERCOT Field Reporters Christine & John W. posted on the INTERCOT Instagram from the Grand Opening Eve for Baseline Tap House and the surrounding Grand Avenue "land". Attached Images  
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Disney Dream suffers hull damage docking in the Bahamas this morning

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 22:33

The stern area of the Disney Dream cruise ship suffered a large dent in its hull while docking in Nassau, Bahamas this morning. The ship was back into the dock when the collision took place. No reports or injuries and all the damage looks to be above the water line....

The post Disney Dream suffers hull damage docking in the Bahamas this morning appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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Disney World extends 20% dining discounts for Annual Passholders

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 21:42

As part of its 45th Anniversary, Walt Disney World offered its Annual Passholders a gift of a 20% discount at dozens of restaurants across the theme parks and resorts. The discounts were supposed to expire when the resort turned 46 this Sunday, but Disney has now said that the dining...

The post Disney World extends 20% dining discounts for Annual Passholders appeared first on The Disney Blog.

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Mousekeeping

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 21:31
Staying for five nights @ GF in November, but still hoping my waitlist comes through for BW....how often does housekeeping come in...I thought it was every third day but someone just told me they were st BW for a week and never had housekeeping! We are usually there for 3-4 nights so I really don't remember! Thanks!
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Mousekeeping

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 21:31
Staying for five nights @ GF in November, but still hoping my waitlist comes through for BW....how often does housekeeping come in...I thought it was every third day but someone just told me they were st BW for a week and never had housekeeping! We are usually there for 3-4 nights so I really don't remember! Thanks!
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Baltimore at Christmas

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 19:41
Our daughter will be working a show in Baltimore through the month of December. My wife and I are planning to fly up and spend time with her 12/25-28 arriving mid afternoon on the 25th. They have no performances on Christmas day or on the 26th. I know that we want to make a trip to Ft McHenry on one of our days and we'd like to head into DC as well. We'll be staying downtown near the Inner Harbor. How is public transport (including rail to DC)? Any suggestions for must sees?
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Baltimore at Christmas

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-09-30 19:41
Our daughter will be working a show in Baltimore through the month of December. My wife and I are planning to fly up and spend time with her 12/25-28 arriving mid afternoon on the 25th. They have no performances on Christmas day or on the 26th. I know that we want to make a trip to Ft McHenry on one of our days and we'd like to head into DC as well. We'll be staying downtown near the Inner Harbor. How is public transport (including rail to DC)? Any suggestions for must sees?
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Frustrated

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-29 19:37
We have a trip planned for November 8-13. There will be my husband, adult son, adult daughter and son in law. At 11 months, I booked a 2 BR at my home resort...GF. Exactly 7:00 AM on the day of my 7 month window, I tried booking BW. No luck! I have a waitlist for two different type rooms at BW and am orayingnit comes through since I hate to use all of the points required for GF. I know BW is extremely hard to get, inknkw thst it is Food and Wine Festival and I know that I still have time. I have had to go on Waitlist for BW before and I have always been lucky. My question...has anyone else ever had a waitlist come through for a 2 BR with only 6 was to go??? It's so frustrating being a dvc member but still not being able to get the resort we choose!
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Frustrated

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-29 19:37
We have a trip planned for November 8-13. There will be my husband, adult son, adult daughter and son in law. At 11 months, I booked a 2 BR at my home resort...GF. Exactly 7:00 AM on the day of my 7 month window, I tried booking BW. No luck! I have a waitlist for two different type rooms at BW and am orayingnit comes through since I hate to use all of the points required for GF. I know BW is extremely hard to get, inknkw thst it is Food and Wine Festival and I know that I still have time. I have had to go on Waitlist for BW before and I have always been lucky. My question...has anyone else ever had a waitlist come through for a 2 BR with only 6 was to go??? It's so frustrating being a dvc member but still not being able to get the resort we choose!
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Party of one Day 4 - All Star Movies

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-09-29 18:27
Back home. Wrapped up visit to Epcot Food and Wine Fest and DW on Thursday. Checked my luggage at All Star Movies air line baggage check in around 7 a.m. or so. I had a breakfast reservation over at Kona Cafe at 10:05. So I took a Disney bus over to MK bus stop first then did the monorail transfer to the Polynesian resort. The resort has changed a lot since I stayed there in 1993 and 2001. The big water fall area in the middle of the lobby is just a memory. The pool area has changed plus the new accommodations in the water that I understand cost $$$$. To me it seemed like the Disney boats taking people over to MK come pretty close to those new in the water units. The accommodations at All Star Movies worked for me. A basic room. carpets need to be replaced as the carpet in the sink area is definitely worn out. Clean room and everything worked. As a money saver I would stay in a value resort again, if I plan to spend most of my time at parks or Disney Springs. For lounging around Yacht Club or other higher priced resorts would be my choice. I did notice that there are a scarcity of electrical outlets in the lobby areas of All Star Movies and even the Beach Club for recharging phones. I guess the view is you have outlets in your room, so charge them up there?? Back to Kona Cafe. I ordered the Tonga Toast. It seemed a little dryer than what I was used to. Afterwards I took a bus from Polynesian over to Disney Springs where I walked around one last time. Then took a bus back to All Star Movies. DME came on time and I had an uneventful half an hour or so ride to the airport. Overall my 2 day park hopper pass was all I needed. Until more new attractions are opened at HS I would suggest no one purchase a full day ticket there. Just park hop between HS and another park. The River ride at Pandora was okay for a quiet get out of the heat attraction. I wouldn't stand in the line for an hour. I'm thinking that night time might be the best time to experience Pandora visually. I'll catch the flight ride another year! Thumbs up to all the improvements made to the former Downtown Disney. I first went to Disney in 1991. I forget the name of the place that Disney Springs ultimately replaced. It was for the over 21 crowd and required a separate paid admission! The current form of Disney Springs is a nice change. With the construction still on going in HS it looks like I may not return to DW until 2019.
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