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Barksy's Most Expensive Day Ever Day 7

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 22:39
Barsky - Golden Retriever pup extraordinaire
Christi - my human
Aaron - my human's friend and shaman in World of Warcraft

Today was another rest day. We laid around all morning doing nothing. Our paws hurt from walking in wet shoes. My human had noticed a Nike outlet store just down the road and decided we should go there. She needed some new shoes for work and some dry shoes. I wanted to stay and do nothing, but she picked me up and put me in my bag anyway.

It took a while, but eventually we found two pairs of shoes that fit well. Then we took off to Downtown Disney, er Disney Springs. We had some research to do at Trex. The food was ok but way overpriced. We took lots of pictures and then headed out to the Lego store. My human loves the Maleficent dragon. She said she will buy it one day when they sell it. Aaron told her she better start saving her money now. After shipping some toys to Aaron's kids, we wandered around Disney Springs, checking out the new places my human had read about on Intercot. We were too stuffed to try any of the delicious looking desserts. I thought something was wrong with my human when she even passed up the chocolate in the Ganachery. I didn't need to worry though. When we found The Edison, she got dessert. Aaron got the Rocky Road milk shake. It was HUGE. I could have fit in that glass.

After dessert, we waddled towards the movie theater. Aaron wanted to see Deadpool 2. On the way, we watched a group of entertainers rap out words that people in the audience chose. It was pretty amazing. They had words like onamonapia, puppies, and supercalifragilisticexpaladocious. They did a great job.

We got our movie tickets and then went to our seats. This movie theater is not very good. Our seats were at the very end of the row right against a wall. Who doesn't leave a walkway between the seats and the wall? My human always has to go to the bathroom 2 or 3 times during a movie, so this wasn't going to work for us. We went and got a refund (which still hasn't posted in the bank yet).

Of course, it was pouring rain again, so we headed back to our resort. It was our last night to enjoy the sound of crickets from our balcony.
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Barksy's Most Expensive Day Ever Day 7

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 22:39
Barsky - Golden Retriever pup extraordinaire
Christi - my human
Aaron - my human's friend and shaman in World of Warcraft

Today was another rest day. We laid around all morning doing nothing. Our paws hurt from walking in wet shoes. My human had noticed a Nike outlet store just down the road and decided we should go there. She needed some new shoes for work and some dry shoes. I wanted to stay and do nothing, but she picked me up and put me in my bag anyway.

It took a while, but eventually we found two pairs of shoes that fit well. Then we took off to Downtown Disney, er Disney Springs. We had some research to do at Trex. The food was ok but way overpriced. We took lots of pictures and then headed out to the Lego store. My human loves the Maleficent dragon. She said she will buy it one day when they sell it. Aaron told her she better start saving her money now. After shipping some toys to Aaron's kids, we wandered around Disney Springs, checking out the new places my human had read about on Intercot. We were too stuffed to try any of the delicious looking desserts. I thought something was wrong with my human when she even passed up the chocolate in the Ganachery. I didn't need to worry though. When we found The Edison, she got dessert. Aaron got the Rocky Road milk shake. It was HUGE. I could have fit in that glass.

After dessert, we waddled towards the movie theater. Aaron wanted to see Deadpool 2. On the way, we watched a group of entertainers rap out words that people in the audience chose. It was pretty amazing. They had words like onamonapia, puppies, and supercalifragilisticexpaladocious. They did a great job.

We got our movie tickets and then went to our seats. This movie theater is not very good. Our seats were at the very end of the row right against a wall. Who doesn't leave a walkway between the seats and the wall? My human always has to go to the bathroom 2 or 3 times during a movie, so this wasn't going to work for us. We went and got a refund (which still hasn't posted in the bank yet).

Of course, it was pouring rain again, so we headed back to our resort. It was our last night to enjoy the sound of crickets from our balcony.
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Disney ringtones for iPhone

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 18:20
Hey everyone,
I know I asked about ring tones years ago, but I am asking again.

Does anyone know where to get good Disney ring tones or voice alerts?
I know I can make them on a computer, but I don’t even have a computer. Just an iPad and iPhone.

I already have pirates of the Caribbean and Be our Guest
I am really looking for the incredibles. I would love to have Edna Mode as a voice alert again.

Please let me know if you know of any good sites.
Angel
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Disney ringtones for iPhone

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 18:20
Hey everyone,
I know I asked about ring tones years ago, but I am asking again.

Does anyone know where to get good Disney ring tones or voice alerts?
I know I can make them on a computer, but I don’t even have a computer. Just an iPad and iPhone.

I already have pirates of the Caribbean and Be our Guest
I am really looking for the incredibles. I would love to have Edna Mode as a voice alert again.

Please let me know if you know of any good sites.
Angel
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More Trips!!

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 16:19
My DD just accepted her extension in the Disney Culinary program! What does mom do to celebrate - PLAN TWO MORE TRIPS THIS YEAR. I can not wait to go down and see my kiddo and play a little
:mickey:
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John Lasseter era offically ending

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 15:27
First, why can't I find the Intercot thread where this first developed in November 2017? Am I crazy?

But it has now officially been announced what we long suspected, that after doing some "consulting work" for Disney through December 31, 2018 that John Lasseter will be completely separated from Disney.

As trivial as it seems, the one thing that keeps wondering through my head is what will they do with the "Short Film Festival" at Epcot?

His dismissal seemed inevitable last year, but it still remains a sad moment in Disney history.
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Episode 1613 - Menu Review: Woody's LunchBox and Roaring Fork,

wdwtoday.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 14:00
We do a full review on the Toy Story Land QS - Woody's Lunchbox and the somewhat creative offerings at Roaring Fork at Wilderness Lodge. Thanks to Away for supporting Walt Disney World Today. Go to awaytravel.com/wdw20 and use the promo code wdw20 to get $20 off your order!
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John Lasseter stepping down from The Walt Disney Company after 6-month leave

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 13:08

For reasons officially unstated, The Walt Disney Company has decided to give John Lasseter a brief reprieve allowing him to return to the company in a consulting role before stepping down entirely at the end of the year. Lasseter had been on a leave of absence from his roles directing...

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SeaWorld banning single-use plastic straws and shopping bags from all its parks

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2018-06-09 01:58

If you’ve been paying attention to the news these last few months, you’ve probably heard about the whales, sharks, and other aquatic life that wash up dead on beaches with stomachs filled with plastic debris that has accumulated in the ocean after being discarded by humans on land. It’s horrible,...

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Training after surgery

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-06-08 23:53
Hey all. Looking for advice. I just had surgery to remove my gall bladder and I’m scheduled to do my 1st 1/2 marathon for Disney’s Wine and Dine.
How long after surgery did everyone feel good enough to start adding miles to their training? Thanks in advance.
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Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park

disneylandnews.com/ - Fri, 2018-06-08 20:02
Guests Discover Swashbuckling Fun and Adventure on this Beloved Attraction

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 8, 2018) – Since its debut at Disneyland Park in California in 1967, Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean adventure has thrilled hundreds of millions of guests from around the world. An immersive and engaging entertainment experience, it’s steeped in detail and rollicking pirate fun. It debuted as a technological marvel and storytelling masterpiece and, for decades, this award-winning attraction has been considered one of the pinnacles of theme park experiences worldwide.

The original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, which inspired a global phenomenon and launched a highly popular film franchise, adds new magic in 2018 as guests discover a swashbuckler caught in a booby-trap. Fans of the attraction’s early days may also recognize a familiar voice as a pirate shares the cautionary tale of a cursed treasure. And the familiar redheaded figure among the townspeople has switched sides to become a pirate known as Redd, who pillages the town’s rum supply.

Today, guests enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at five Disney theme parks around the world: Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort; Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort; Tokyo Disneyland Park at Tokyo Disney Resort; Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris; and Shanghai Disneyland at Shanghai Disney Resort.

Here are some of the fun facts, trivia and milestones associated with one of Walt Disney’s greatest entertainment achievements.

FUN FACTS ABOUT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ATTRACTION

 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction personally supervised by Walt Disney. It was designed by WED Enterprises (now called Walt Disney Imagineering).
  • The attraction originally was envisioned as a New Orleans-themed Blue Bayou Mart featuring a Pirate Wax Museum, housed in a 70-foot deep basement. The basement now serves as the grotto section of the attraction.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean was loosely inspired by such Hollywood films as “Captain Blood,”
    “The Sea Hawk” and “The Buccaneer,” plus Disney’s “Treasure Island,” “Kidnapped” and “Swiss Family Robinson.”
  • It cost $15 million to build New Orleans Square, the home for Pirates of the Caribbean. This is equal to the amount the United States paid for the real New Orleans in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
  • The attraction façade was partly inspired by the Cabildo building in Jackson Square in New Orleans that served as the seat of the Spanish colonial government in 1799. It is also noted for being the site where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.
  • Guests ride through the attraction in a 1,838-foot canal.
  • Approximately 120 animated characters (human characters plus nine different types of animated animals) appear in the Audio-Animatronics cast of Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Several original designers and Imagineers for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction have since become Disney Legends, an honorary title bestowed on individuals by The Walt Disney Company.
  • Disney Imagineer X Atencio, who wrote the attraction’s memorable tune, “Yo-Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” is the voice of the Jolly Roger skull and crossbones, seen just before guests plunge down the waterfalls.
  • In the lyrics of the song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” the phrase “Yo Ho” is uttered 18 times.
  • Guests ride through the attraction for approximately 15 minutes, on one of the longest rides at Disneyland Resort.
  • Approximately 400 million guests have ridden Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park since its opening in 1967.
  • In 1997, Pirates of the Caribbean won the Thea Classic Award from the Themed Entertainment Association. The Thea Classic Award is given to an outstanding “compelling place and experience” which has been in operation for a minimum of 20 years.
  • The Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square allows diners to observe passing boats traveling through a bayou, which is the first scene of the attraction. This table service restaurant continues to be the only dining establishment that looks into a dark ride attraction at Disneyland Resort.
  • The concept of Pirates of the Caribbean has come full circle with the attraction initially inspiring the successful film franchise and then the films (starting with the release of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003) inspiring exciting additions to the attraction.
  • Both Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa from the blockbuster films appear in the attraction.
  • Guests can spot Captain Jack Sparrow at three different points during their journey.
  • Approximately 400,000 pieces of gold coins and set pieces were added to the attraction during a lengthy refurbishment in 2006 when some of the film characters were added to the story.
  • The Aztec pirate chest used in the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” appears in the Treasure Room as the last thing guests see in that scene.

HISTORICAL TIMELINE

January 3, 1965 Walt Disney talks about models for the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean attraction on an episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” called “Disneyland 10th Anniversary.” March 18, 1967 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction has a soft opening for guests of Disneyland. April 19, 1967 Official Grand Opening ceremony of Pirates of the Caribbean attraction takes place at Disneyland. December 15, 1973 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Magic Kingdom Park, Florida. April 15, 1983 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Tokyo Disneyland Park. April 12, 1992 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Disneyland Paris. June 28, 2003 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” the first in a series of highly popular films inspired by the attraction. July 9, 2003 “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” opens in theaters. June 24, 2006 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” Additionally, Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland Park re-opens after a lengthy refurbishment in which characters from the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” films were added into the attraction. July 7, 2006  “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” opens in theaters.
Also, “Pirates of the Caribbean” film characters added to the Magic Kingdom Park attraction. May 19, 2007 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” the third film in the series. May 25, 2007 “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” opens in theaters.
Additionally, Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer Island re-opened as Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island with the addition of themed elements related to the film franchise. May 7, 2011 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth film in the series. May 20, 2011 “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opens in theaters. June 16, 2016 Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure attraction and Treasure Cove themed land open at Shanghai Disney Resort. May 26, 2017 “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth film in the series, opens in theaters. June 8, 2018 Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park returns with new storytelling magic in two new scenes.

ENDURING LEGACY

In addition to four Pirates of the Caribbean films, with the fifth – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” releasing in May 2017 – the legacy of Pirates of the Caribbean continues to expand across the globe.

Characters from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise continue to be celebrated throughout Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – in Entertainment shows, interactive experiences, character greetings, themed hotel rooms, and activities and events aboard Disney Cruise Line ships.

In 2016, Treasure Cove opened at Shanghai Disney Resort, marking the first land at any Disney theme park inspired by the adventure and swashbuckling fun of pirates. The anchor of that land is the latest iteration of the classic attraction, known there by the name Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. It has won industry awards including Outstanding Achievement – Attraction from the Themed Entertainment Association and a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project. Additionally, an original story about Captain Jack Sparrow opened as “Eye of the Storm – Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular,” also in Treasure Cove.

About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

 

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I'm so happy intercot is back!

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-06-08 14:59
:party::party::party::party::party:

Yay! I missed you guys.
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Lion King Show at Animal Kingdom - Inside or Outside?

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-06-08 13:50
I know the Lion King show used to be outside. Is that still the case or is it in an inside theater now (i.e. air conditioned). Thanks.
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Donald’s Dino-Bash brings Duckburg to DinoLand, USA

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:36

One of the unheralded aspects of the Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World is the opportunity to get character photos with some rare pals from Duckburg. Donald’s Dino-Bash has taken over DinoLand, USA with colorful decor and new character meet and greet opportunities. Rare characters like Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad...

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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 06/08/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-06-08 08:00
In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by author Jeff Kurt to discuss his book “Travels with Walt Disney” and so much more! Podcasts #059 – Interview with Jeff Kurtti: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: Connecting with Walt RSS Feed CONNECTING WITH WALT MERCHANDISE!!! DIS Unplugged App on iTunes DIS Unplugged App on the Google Play Store [...]
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Morimoto Asia guest Chef series returns with chefs from the Polite Pig

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2018-06-07 11:54

If Orlando’s food scene is known outside of Central Florida a significant part of that work was done by James and Julie Petrakis. Their award winning restaurants “The Ravenous Pig,” “Cask and Larder” and the Disney Springs exploration of all that’s great from the barbecue “The Polite Pig,” bring their...

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Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – Full Show from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2018-06-07 11:29

A few new segments from “Solo: A Star Wars Story” debuted in Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and digital projection show during Star Wars: Galactic Nights event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This still ranks as one of the best night time options in all of Walt Disney World and...

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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 06/07/18 – Universal Show

disunplugged.com - Thu, 2018-06-07 08:00
In this episode, Craig and Ryno discuss the announcement that there will be ten houses at HHN 28, the return of Academy of Villains, the three original scare zones, and The Faculty. Check out our contact page. Subscribe to the DIS YouTube Channel – Be the first to watch! Audio Edition #177 – HHN 28 Original [...]
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Tambu Lounge To Be Re-Imagined For Fall 2018

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-06-07 00:37
The popular lounge at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is slated to undergo a re-imagining this Summer and emerge a refreshed tropical respite this Fall.

Although there are conflicting exact start dates reported among Resort Cast, it appears the Tambu Lounge will close "Mid-Summer 2018" and re-open "Fall 2018" after a 2 -3 months renovation.

The re-imagining will reportedly primarily focus on a re-design and update of the bar area.

During the closure, Guests can expect to find temporary drink spots set-up inside the Great Ceremonial House.
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Random thoughts from our adventure

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-06-06 21:07
Has anyone noticed that all buildings on property seem to be kept at a higher temp than in previous years? I used to love the cold rush of full blast AC when entering any WDW property. At least this year my room thermostat was not restricted so I could play global cooling. Yay!

Many reviews state that those staying at CBR don't notice the construction but imho CBR is destroyed. It'll be fantastic when it's done, for sure but if I'd never stayed there before then I probably wouldn't ever again. On the bright side the new Spyglass grill was a nice new addition.

The Noodles at Skipper Kanteen are fire on the lips. That's a good thing for the first 10 min but after that it's inedible. Loved the first 10 min of the dish however. :)

I did notice an increase in Disney "moments" where cast memebers empower themselves to make things right. Based on our schedule we weren't going to be able to get fast passes to the rides we wanted so my 8 year old started crying as he passed by Splash Mountain. A cast member saw this and gave us all fast passes. Also, in MGM I was looking for replacement batteries for my daughter's Star Wars Mickey light up ears that were several years old and not working anymore. A cast member looked for the batteries first but upon seeing that they don't offer the size she offered to simply swap out the old ears for new ones with new batteries. Nice!

One last thing...everything, everywhere is under construction or destruction. It's definitely a transition period. I just hope from this point forward it doesn't always look like a work in progress.

It was a great trip overall!
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