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Beyond the Parks: The Crossroads of Disney Travel

TheDisneyBlog.com - 3 hours 19 min ago

If your family is anything like mine, and it probably isn’t, but just go with me here, then your children may have reached an age where ideas around travel are changing. That is, the family vacation is no longer dependent upon so many theme parks (not that there is anything...

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Dreams Unlimited Travel Show – 06/18/18

disunplugged.com - 6 hours 52 min ago
In this episode, the panel answers more questions about Adventures by Disney vacations! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #105 – Adventures by Disney Questions and Answers:[Download Mp3] Show Notes: To book a vacation with Tracey Heinrichs, click here! To book an Adventures by Disney vacation with Kevin Klose, click here! For general [...]
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Podcast questions

intercot.com - 13 hours 5 min ago
I love that you are asking questions of the Intercot population at large!

I know my last question could be an entire podcast in and of its self!

How about a site specific question....
For example what are, if anything, the individual distinctions next to each name? ie staff member, team Intercot cast member, Intercot guest. Also the green "ribbons" and stars in varying quantities.

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June 9-16 Fantasy cruise to western caribbean

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 20:16
We're back from the 7-day Western Caribbean on the Fantasy. As usual, everything was great and we're ready to go back. Staff, logistics, and food were all up to DCL high standards. We already have a marker down for our next cruise.

1 - It was HOT. We were expecting what we northerners consider hot weather, but nothing like near 100 degrees and near 100% humidity that we encountered every day. We simply weren't prepared. If you go, you'll want loose, light clothing and a hat.

2 - no bugs! They had repellent available, but we really didn't need it. YMMV

3 - traveling with small children (3.5 year-old granddaughter) is different than traveling with adults. We did everything on toddler time. Early seating, no lingering over coffee, none of the adult venues or entertainments and none of the broadway-style shows. We did see Frozen three time over the course of the week and attended every Oceaneer's club open house and EVERY princess-related event. She had a blast, which was the point of this adventure. There is a LOT to do, and the kids are stimulated all the time. I don't think we could have taken her any earlier and had her enjoy it. Every kid is different, of course, but if asked, I'd recommend a minimum age of 3.

4 - Try Remy. Expensive but worth it. It make's Palo look like a food truck.

5 - the Disney app for your phone is worthless, and the in-room cell phones are not much better. They need to improve their wireless infrastructure for either of those tools to be useful. We tried to use them to keep our family coordinated, but the messages were usually delayed by up to 24 hours, making the chat feature useless. Also, it didn't pick up all of your reservations, and didn't update any changes. I recommend other cruisers rely on the Navigator and take a good watch.

Safe travels

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Convenience store?

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 15:44
Planning an upcoming trip - staying at a Disney Springs are hotel - does anyone know if there is a new convenience store in Disney Springs? I thought I saw something about that. TIA
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Disney Springs Has a Cool New Summer Treat

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 14:48
Disney Springs has announced a new ice cream treat at its Häagen-Dazs kiosk:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Springs Cool down this summer with an ice cream cookie sandwich from Häagen-Dazs!

Try it with two new cookie options including the Brownie Cookie and Snickerdoodle Cookie available through July 1.
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Paddlefish Celebrating National Vanilla Milkshake Day 2018

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-06-17 14:42
Paddlefish in Disney Springs is celebrating National Vanilla Milkshake Day 2018 with a sweet deal:

Quote: Originally Posted by Paddlefish
We’re shaking things up for National [Vanilla] Milkshake Day on June 20th, offering $5.00 treats to celebrate!

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The Fourth at the Fort 2018 Event Schedule

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 20:45
Disney's Fort Wilderness will be Celebrating Independence Day 2018 with a line-up of special activities:

Quote: Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Press Release
The Fourth at the Fort

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday:

  • The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place Tuesday, July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ; the run begins from that location at 7:30 a.m.
  • The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4 p.m. on July 4. Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.
  • The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6-11 p.m. on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.
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Walt Disney World Independence Day 2018 Entertainment Schedule

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 20:39
The Walt Disney World resort has announced its Entertainment Schedule for Independence Day 2018.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Press Release
Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Fireworks will soar above Magic Kingdom Park while the air swells with patriotic melodies. The two-nights-only show starts at 9:15 p.m. on July 3 and July 4.

Also at Magic Kingdom Park:

DJs will host dance parties in Frontierland and Tomorrowland on July 3 and July 4.
The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History: Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history – as only they can. The live show is performed daily in Liberty Square.

FUN FACT: The Liberty Bell in Liberty Square is a replica cast from the same mold of the original in Philadelphia; it was placed in Magic Kingdom Park in recognition of the bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1987.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
The perennial “kiss goodnight” at Epcot will include a special fireworks finale that paints the sky red, white and blue. The spectacular begins at 9 p.m. on July 4.

Also at Epcot:

The Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional Americana songs on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Disney Characters dressed in Independence Day attire will meet guests during the day at The American Adventure.

FUN FACT: More than 26,000 feet of lights outline the Epcot World Showcase pavilions that play a role in “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
Fireworks are just one portion of this immersive nighttime experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Adding state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting and lasers, the show transports guests to a galaxy far, far away and into iconic scenes from the Star Wars saga. This one-of-a-kind “wow” begins at 10 p.m. on July 4.
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No FP+ for Star Wars characters?

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 20:32
Just wanted to double check here, but it looks like the Star Wars meet & greets in HS aren't on the FP+ list. Is that correct? Thanks! :mickey:
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Broken Arm

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 15:27
We leave for Disneyworld on Tuesday June 19 and my 8yr old daughter just broke her arm yesterday. Was curious if the characters would be able to sign her cast. Also has anyone had this happen and we’re you able to swim with a waterproof cast? She’s going to be so upset if she can’t swim.
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Girls night?

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-06-16 06:29
My DDIL's mother has decided to join us on our trip. On the kids' date night, she asked if she and I could go for a girls night out. The only thing I could think of doing is hopping over to POR to see if Yehaa Bob is playing. I haven't seen him yet. What other suggestions do you guys have?
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Vivoli il Gelato Adds a Celebratory Sweet for 3rd Birthday

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-06-15 23:21
Disney Springs has announced a new celebratory sweet:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Springs
Vivoli il Gelato is celebrating their 3rd birthday with a special Birthday Cake Shake!

Packed with gelato, yellow cake, and a chocolate-dipped waffle cone, this treat is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Available through June 30. Attached Images  
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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 06/15/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-06-15 08:00
In this episode, Craig shares the little touches of Disney he was able to find in Italy before giving a report on his trip to Disneyland Paris! Podcasts #060 – Finding Disney in Italy + Disneyland Paris: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: Connecting with Walt RSS Feed CONNECTING WITH WALT MERCHANDISE!!! DIS Unplugged App on iTunes DIS [...]
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Reservations Now Open for 2018 Food & Wine Festival Events

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-06-15 00:51
Reservations opened today (June 14, 2018) for the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Reservations for nine tremendously popular Epcot Signature Dining Events – a part of this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival [are now open]. Each festival event offers an exclusive, immersive and tasty dining experience at a World Showcase restaurant.

Mexican Tequila Lunch – La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion
Italian Food, Wine Vs. Beer Pairing at Via Napoli – Via Napoli, Italy Pavilion
Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon – Tutto Gusto, Italy Pavilion
Parisian Breakfast – Chefs de France, France Pavilion
French Family Meal Traditions – Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles! – Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
The “Hibachi” Experience: Iron Chef – Teppan Edo, Japan Pavilion
Tokyo Pairing – Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing – Spice Road Table, Morocco Pavilion

... Get more details at EpcotFoodFestival.com, or call 407-939-3378. Disney Vacation Club Members may call Member Services at (800) 900-9800.
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Bringing guest that uses walker

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-06-14 16:42
My brother is going to meet me in Orlando for a few days in August. He uses a walker to get around and also has problems with side vision and has to have help by walking close by so he doesn’t get dizzy.

We are going to have one park day, probably animal kingdom, and he isn’t going to get his ticket ahead so won’t get fast passes ahead of time. If he isn’t in a wheelchair can he still go in the handicapped entrance to rides and shows so he doesn’t have to use steps and hopefully won’t stand quite as long.

He likes to walk because it keeps him in better shape and he feels better with a walker rather than a wheelchair.

Is Magical Express able to take guests that can’t get on the bus? I regular van would work for him but those busses probably won’t.

Any suggestions appreciated.
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intercot.com - Thu, 2018-06-14 15:09
Not sure where to post this question, so I'm trying here... I'm trying to plan a trip , but at the bottom of every intercot page I've clicked onto so far the info is from 2016 . Does that mean every thing is the same and has not changed since 2016 ? I am looking at the dining menus prices and I want to make sure I am figuring correctly so I can price out my trip for sure.. Thank you
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Question on booking 2019 packages on 6/19

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-06-14 12:03
Hi there-

I have a question that I seem to be getting mixed answers on when I do an internet search. We all know that 2019 packages are opening up on 6/19. But can you book for the entire year or is it just 499 days out (so only until the end of Oct)?

We are lucky enough to be planning two trips, one in June and one in early December (NOT for Star Wars but to attend a Christmas party) and I'm trying to prepare for what I can book on Tuesday (especially how many deposits I'll need!). I'd like to book a package for June and a room only for December since we will probably move to APs in June.

People all over are talking like they are going to be booking Nov/Dec for Star Wars hopes on Tuesday but I see several sites with a note saying that packages are only out 499 days. Other sites say nothing other than 2019. I can't recall if this was done in the past or if it really is due to SW opening. I've never planned a trip at the end of the year before.

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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 06/14/18 – Universal Show

disunplugged.com - Thu, 2018-06-14 08:00
In this episode, Craig and Ryno answer your questions about Universal Orlando Resort! Check out our contact page. Subscribe to the DIS YouTube Channel – Be the first to watch! Audio Edition #178 – Questions and Answers: [Download Mp3] Video Have any questions or comments? Email us today! Subscribe to our feed on iTunes or via [...]
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Episode 1614 - Water Park Trip Planning

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2018-06-13 14:00
Matt Lott is going on an all water park trip! He gets into how they are tackling this style of vacation. Thanks to Simple Contacts for supporting Walt Disney World Today. Save $30 on your first Simple Contacts order at http://www.simplecontacts.com/wdw and use promo code: wdw.
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