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If Netcot could be defined in one word, I think the word would have to be: reincarnations. Prepare for another one. Soon.

The nearly perfect WDW breakfast.


I firmly believe that Boma at Disney’s Animal Kingdom resort offers one of the BEST breakfasts anywhere on the WDW property (perhaps even Disney resorts world-wide). Their selection of American and African inspired food is excellent. If you’re an adventurous eater, you’ll find something you like. If you like your breakfast basic, you’ll find something […]

This changes everything


For years, two ideas have consumed Disney fans around the world as they speculated about when or if they could come true. Now, one has. As seen in this YouTube video, Disneyland is testing a Mickey Mouse character greeter that can blink, move his mouth and even talk as he completely interacts with guests. Its […]

Florida State To Play In 2009 Old Spice Classic At Disney’s Wide World Of Sports


For Thanksgiving weekend, Florida State University Basketball will take part in the 2009 Old Spice Classic at Disney’s Milk House according to the Orlando Sentinel. In addition to FSU, Alabama, Baylor, Creighton, Iona, Marquette, Michigan and Xavier will be invited to the classic. This is the fourth year for the Old Spice Classic at the […]

Netcot Podcast: Nominated for People’s Choice Podcast Award


We’re proud to announce that the Netcot Podcast has been nominated for a People’s Choice Podcast Award. In addition to thanking the staff that brings you content every day at Netcot.com, we also want to thank all of you: the Netcot community. Without your support and participation at netcot.com, this wouldn’t have been possible. If […]

Twisney.com Mixes Walt Disney World, Twitter, Flickr and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth


Twisney.com is a site that merges Walt Disney World, Twitter, Flickr and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth to share photos ‘live’ from Walt Disney World. Additionally, people can link their e-mail address to a user name and have a link directly to their photos. Users can e-mail the site with attachments and a subject with the location. […]

You’re Not Alone #006


“Wiinders of Life” I haven’t been inside Epcot’s Wonders of Life pavilion for many years. My memories of it are few and far between. One recollection that stands out, however, is of a baseball game that was featured very early on in the pavilion’s history as a part of the Fitness Fairgrounds. A guest would […]

You’re Not Alone #005


“A Need for Clarification” Rather than serve as a catalyst for substantive and amusing community-driven discussions, the latest YNA segments have been misinterpreted as deliberately antagonistic. This has NEVER been my goal. My intent with #001 & #004 (in addition to intermittent future installments) was to build on an idea that would culminate in a […]

Details on Epcot’s 25th


(News | Source: Orlando Sentinel) Walt Disney World is expanding the observance for Epcot’s 25th anniversary. The company is planning a public ‘rededication ceremony’ that will echo the original 1982 dedication. Additionally, there will be an exhibit hall dedicated to the parks first 25 years, a special IllumiNations, retro maps, menus and other souvenirs for […]

Missing Jacksonville 4 Year Old Spotted at Walt Disney World


(News | Source: News 4 Jax) Jewel Strong, a missing Jacksonville 4 year old, has been spotted at Walt Disney World over the past 2 months. Strong was believed to have drowned on a Memorial Day vacation to Panama City, Florida a year ago. Her body was never found and presumed lost at sea. Since […]

Disney Releases Video of Castle Decorations for Christmas at Walt Disney World


(News | Source: Walt Disney World Website) Walt Disney World has released a video showing the decorations planned for Cinderella Castle for 2007/2008 Christmas. The castle will be covered in LED lights which will hang from the castle like icicles. To view the video, go to Walt Disney World’s web site and click on ‘My […]

Orlando Sentinel Releases Restaurant Inspection Records Which Include Walt Disney World


(News | Source: Orlando Sentinel) The inspection record for most Walt Disney World restaurants has been released by the Orlando Sentinel online. You can find a list of most of the restaurants by searching for zip code 32830 which is most of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista. Click here to view the search results […]

Details About the Original Surveyor for Walt Disney World


(Commentary | Source: American Surveyor (PDF) The American Surveyor, a magazine written for land surveyors, has written about Bill Hart who was the original surveyor for Walt Disney World when it was originally under construction. The article talks about how the surveyor would have to walk through miles of swamps infested with Cotton Mouths and […]

Fountain View at Epcot re-opens as an Ice Cream Parlor


(News | Source: Netcot) The Fountain View restaurant re-opened on Sunday as an Edy’s Ice Cream parlor replacing the espresso and coffee bar. The restaurant serves Ice-Cream sandwiches, sundaes, floats shakes as well as soda. Its current flavor offerings are Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Rainbow Sherbet, Dulce de Leche, and No […]

You’re Not Alone #003


“Hooray for Hollywood!” I’m sure by now you’ve all heard and weighed in on the Disney-MGM name change. Come January 2008 we’ll all be able to enjoy Disney’s Hollywood Studios. From what I’ve read around the web, there are two main opinions regarding this change. Those in the first camp think the new name is […]