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Disney developing live-action musical for David Oyelowo

TheDisneyBlog.com - 2 hours 50 min ago

As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has begun early development on a a new live-action musical that will be a vehicle for English actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Queen of Katwe). Titled “Cyrano the Moor,” the movie would take elements from both William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” a dark tale...

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Bay Lake Tower studio room questions

intercot.com - 13 hours 39 min ago
I didn't want to hoarde in on BuzznWoodysMom's thread about BLT but I'm hoping one of you can help.
Jenn and I are staying in a studio room for ICOT20. Just wondering two things:
- Is there a washer/dryer in a studio room? I was looking at floor plans online and it looks like there might be... but I know there isn't a washer/dryer in most DVC studios.
- Is there a resort mug refill station in the BLT building itself? I'm wondering if I should just buy drinks for our room, because getting to the main building refill station for a resort mug seems like a lonnnnng walk. The last time we stayed at the Contemporary it seemed too far to walk to the main building to be bothered with a resort mug. But if there was a station in BLT itself I might consider it.
That's all! Any help is appreciated!
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Secret Nachos at Pecos Bills Retired

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 22:55
The nachos at Pecos Bills will retire on October 1st....and a new secret menu item will be introduced at MK later this fall.
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MHSSHP and dining reservations at MK

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 19:21
My friends over in the Dining discussion forum section all suggested that I do the earliest dining reservations that I can the night we are attending the MNSSHP so we don't miss out on all the special events.

If they only let you in the park at 4:00 PM is that the earliest they would allow to book somewhere to eat or could I possibly get in to Magic Kingdom earlier than 4:00 PM if I had a ADR?
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Late February?

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 19:07
I know it's a long way off yet but for my retirement celebration we are planning on a few days at the end of February 2019 (Feb 25th - Mar 1st). What has everyone experienced in the way of crowds at that time? We will be coming in early Monday morning and leaving late Friday afternoon/evening. Going all out and staying at the Contemporary with the Magic Kingdom view. So excited, can't wait!!!
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Frustrated with availability

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 17:10
With my job, it is sometimes hard to plan a vacation 11 months in advance. Looking to book a 2 bedroom 5-6 months in advance is nearly impossible (only Saratoga is ever available). However, if I was a non-DVC member paying cash, I could go on to Disneyworld.com and get a 2-bedroom in any DVC resort I wanted. This seems extremely unfair. Shouldn't these rooms be available to DVC members if they are open? Why do they block these and hold them for cash payers only? How do people who can't plan so far in advance able to stay where they want to stay?
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All Star Movies - first time, what should I know?

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 16:00
I'm staying at All Star Movies for the first time this November. We have a preferred room.

We won't be at the resort much. I have family in the area and actually love spending time at Disney so much that I've purchased a vacation condo nearby in Celebration. I'll be staying at All Star Movies while I get my new place set up, so I'll be there all day cleaning, overseeing furniture delivery and the like, and then back at the All Star at night. How is the food court?

How are the park buses? If I want to head to the parks for a few hours in the evening am I better off driving?

Thanks! :mickey:
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All Star Movies - first time, what should I know?

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 16:00
I'm staying at All Star Movies for the first time this November. We have a preferred room.

We won't be at the resort much. I have family in the area and actually love spending time at Disney so much that I've purchased a vacation condo nearby in Celebration. I'll be staying at All Star Movies while I get my new place set up, so I'll be there all day cleaning, overseeing furniture delivery and the like, and then back at the All Star at night. How is the food court?

How are the park buses? If I want to head to the parks for a few hours in the evening am I better off driving?

Thanks! :mickey:
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ICOT 20 Here I Come PTR!

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 15:56
I'm so excited to write a PTR in general, and super excited that it's for ICOT20! This will be my third ICOT meet, and I think it's going to be the best one yet.

I am flying down Thursday night the 12th landing at 11:55 p.m. Using QuickSilver to get to the hotel since I don't want to spend forever waiting on the ME at that hour. I love QuickSilver and it makes me happy to support a longtime ICOT sponsor. I splurged for a round trip back to MCO on Sunday, too :blush:

I am staying at All Star Sports rooming with the very generous and kind Gale for the weekend. This will be a new resort for me as the only value I've ever used is POP. Virtually all my trips from 2006 to 2012 have been at POP, and then I got real spoiled going Deluxe and Moderate on the next trips. I don't mind being thrifty on this trip, all I need is a bed and a shower since I plan on being in the parks and at meets 90% of the time. Plus saving some money is important - I have my honeymoon beginning the next weekend! I am also very grateful to my enabler (aka husband) for supporting me and encouraging me to not miss this meet. He's only been to Disney with me twice, and he didn't want me to miss a minute of the ICOT20 fun!

Since I won't be on property until probably 1 a.m. (sorry, Gale! We should probably talk about Magic Bands and I should make sure the one I have will work to let me in the room, I would fee awful waking you up!) I will miss the Hangar Bar pre-meet meetup. Friday morning I will be at Magic Kingdom for early EMH. A late bedtime and early morning will mean running on lots of coffee, adrenaline, and pixie dust for the rest of the day but hey, it's worth it! I will be at the Carousel of Progress meet, Haunted Mansion meet, and Dole Whips and Tiki Birds. Lunch with Gale at Be Our Guest, I have never been here before and I am really excited. I am ordering two cupcakes and I am not sorry about it :)

Not attending MNSSHP that night will be a change from previous meets, but I am excited to try something different and looking forward to traveling around the monorail resorts with the gang :marg: It will be a little like a progressive dinner!

Saturday I'll head to EPCOT for rope drop and take a quick ride on TT before joining everyone at The Land for our Soarin' and breakfast meet. The rest of the day I will go to the meetups and have a FP for Frozen Ever After. It will be my first time on this ride since Maelstrom closed (RIP) but I am looking forward to it. I don't really have food plans this day. Normally I'd eat around World Showcase but since ICOT15 I am not sure I'll want to stick around for too long in those crowds. I don't minds crowded parks but EPCOT on a F&W Weekend and Disneyland on a Friday night in the summer are the two occasions I've ever felt close to a panic attack at Disney. Besides, I will be visiting the real France and Italy a week later! So, before Jellyrolls I may go back to Sports for a rest or go down to Disney Springs and check out what's up over there since I've never seen the finished product. Have I mentioned it's been since Marathon Weekend 2014 that I've even been to EPCOT and Jellyrolls, and since ICOT15 in 2012 that I've been in Disney Springs, the Studios, and Animal Kingdom? It's been a while. But, in my defense, I have been to Disneyland twice in the mean time :mickey:

Sunday I'll get packed up and leave my carry on bag with Bell Services at Sports before going over to Animal Kingdom. I have a FP for Navi River, and we'll see how my luck holds out for Flight of Passage. I have faith I'll get on it at some point. Looking forward to Pandora, even though I've never seen Avatar. I may get it from the library if I have time to watch it between now and the meet. I have a FP for Everest and the Safari, and will be at the Flame Tree and Dawa Bar meets.

Sadly, I will have to go back to Sports around 4/4:30 to catch my Quicksilver back to MCO for my 8 p.m. flight. I am so sad I will miss the second live taping of the Insider. That was one of the highlights of ICOT15 for me, I listen to the podcast faithfully and loved being a part of that last time. I hope John can figure out a way to stream it live somehow so I can watch it from the car on my way to MCO! Otherwise, it will be a nice way to relive the fun when the final version is released.

So that's it, my crazy whirlwind plans for ICOT20. Can't wait!
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ICOT 20 Here I Come PTR!

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 15:56
I'm so excited to write a PTR in general, and super excited that it's for ICOT20! This will be my third ICOT meet, and I think it's going to be the best one yet.

I am flying down Thursday night the 12th landing at 11:55 p.m. Using QuickSilver to get to the hotel since I don't want to spend forever waiting on the ME at that hour. I love QuickSilver and it makes me happy to support a longtime ICOT sponsor. I splurged for a round trip back to MCO on Sunday, too :blush:

I am staying at All Star Sports rooming with the very generous and kind Gale for the weekend. This will be a new resort for me as the only value I've ever used is POP. Virtually all my trips from 2006 to 2012 have been at POP, and then I got real spoiled going Deluxe and Moderate on the next trips. I don't mind being thrifty on this trip, all I need is a bed and a shower since I plan on being in the parks and at meets 90% of the time. Plus saving some money is important - I have my honeymoon beginning the next weekend! I am also very grateful to my enabler (aka husband) for supporting me and encouraging me to not miss this meet. He's only been to Disney with me twice, and he didn't want me to miss a minute of the ICOT20 fun!

Since I won't be on property until probably 1 a.m. (sorry, Gale! We should probably talk about Magic Bands and I should make sure the one I have will work to let me in the room, I would fee awful waking you up!) I will miss the Hangar Bar pre-meet meetup. Friday morning I will be at Magic Kingdom for early EMH. A late bedtime and early morning will mean running on lots of coffee, adrenaline, and pixie dust for the rest of the day but hey, it's worth it! I will be at the Carousel of Progress meet, Haunted Mansion meet, and Dole Whips and Tiki Birds. Lunch with Gale at Be Our Guest, I have never been here before and I am really excited. I am ordering two cupcakes and I am not sorry about it :)

Not attending MNSSHP that night will be a change from previous meets, but I am excited to try something different and looking forward to traveling around the monorail resorts with the gang :marg: It will be a little like a progressive dinner!

Saturday I'll head to EPCOT for rope drop and take a quick ride on TT before joining everyone at The Land for our Soarin' and breakfast meet. The rest of the day I will go to the meetups and have a FP for Frozen Ever After. It will be my first time on this ride since Maelstrom closed (RIP) but I am looking forward to it. I don't really have food plans this day. Normally I'd eat around World Showcase but since ICOT15 I am not sure I'll want to stick around for too long in those crowds. I don't minds crowded parks but EPCOT on a F&W Weekend and Disneyland on a Friday night in the summer are the two occasions I've ever felt close to a panic attack at Disney. Besides, I will be visiting the real France and Italy a week later! So, before Jellyrolls I may go back to Sports for a rest or go down to Disney Springs and check out what's up over there since I've never seen the finished product. Have I mentioned it's been since Marathon Weekend 2014 that I've even been to EPCOT and Jellyrolls, and since ICOT15 in 2012 that I've been in Disney Springs, the Studios, and Animal Kingdom? It's been a while. But, in my defense, I have been to Disneyland twice in the mean time :mickey:

Sunday I'll get packed up and leave my carry on bag with Bell Services at Sports before going over to Animal Kingdom. I have a FP for Navi River, and we'll see how my luck holds out for Flight of Passage. I have faith I'll get on it at some point. Looking forward to Pandora, even though I've never seen Avatar. I may get it from the library if I have time to watch it between now and the meet. I have a FP for Everest and the Safari, and will be at the Flame Tree and Dawa Bar meets.

Sadly, I will have to go back to Sports around 4/4:30 to catch my Quicksilver back to MCO for my 8 p.m. flight. I am so sad I will miss the second live taping of the Insider. That was one of the highlights of ICOT15 for me, I listen to the podcast faithfully and loved being a part of that last time. I hope John can figure out a way to stream it live somehow so I can watch it from the car on my way to MCO! Otherwise, it will be a nice way to relive the fun when the final version is released.

So that's it, my crazy whirlwind plans for ICOT20. Can't wait!
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2018 pricing and discount

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 15:54
I am looking ahead a possibly a Spring Break trip 2018. I was just trying to get an idea of when the prices and discounts would come out for April 2018. Thanks.:cool:
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2018 pricing and discount

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 15:54
I am looking ahead a possibly a Spring Break trip 2018. I was just trying to get an idea of when the prices and discounts would come out for April 2018. Thanks.:cool:
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Cruise Discounts

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 14:17
Hi Everyone,
My family is looking into trying our first ever Disney cruise! We have actually never done any cruise, but thought the Disney cruise would really appeal to our family. I was wondering if there are ever any discounts or if there are times of the year that the prices are lower?

Thanks!
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Cruise Discounts

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 14:17
Hi Everyone,
My family is looking into trying our first ever Disney cruise! We have actually never done any cruise, but thought the Disney cruise would really appeal to our family. I was wondering if there are ever any discounts or if there are times of the year that the prices are lower?

Thanks!
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 09/24/17 – Disneyland Show

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 14:00
In the news this week, recent airport rankings offer some interesting results for Southern California airports, Disneyland continues to give back to the community of Anaheim, and Give Kids the World announces a chance at a once in a lifetime opportunity, plus the team discusses their experiences at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park and [...]
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Walt Disney World workers to rally for higher wages

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 12:08

Walt Disney World workers are planning to rally for improved wages. Right now six unions represent around 38,000 of Walt Disney World’s workers. They’re in the middle of negotiations to earn higher wages and improve the living conditions for them and their families. The group is planning to hold “Rally...

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Very Merrytime Disney Cruises still available in 2017

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 11:55

If you’re looking for a magical vacation for your family this holiday season, consider a trip that’s both nautical and nice: a Disney cruise that’s all decked out with holiday cheer. Starting early November, all four ships of the Disney Cruise Line add sparkle as part of its Very Merrytime...

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Big Hero 6 The Series — First Extended Clip

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 03:47

A new extended clip for Big Hero 6 The Series on DisneyXD is a much welcome sneak peek at how the characters will appear in the new show. In the clip Hiro, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Go Go, and Wasabi defuse a situation at the Lucky Cat Café before attending to...

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Second American Idol Judge Revealed

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 03:31

Auditions for the revival of American Idol coming to ABC have been underway for a few weeks. In previous seasons, you’d expect the show’s judges to make appearances at the auditions, but until yesterday we knew just one of the judges – Katy Perry. We now know the name of...

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College program

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-09-25 00:23
My youngest applied today........
I'm nervous for her. Anyone here have experience with not being accepted?
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