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The “Return to Sleepy Hollow” Experience

Last night, @Chelle and I enjoyed the new Disney experience called “Return to Sleepy Hollow”. It is held at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. They have two tiers of tickets, premium and general admission. It’s a small audience of only 60 people which made for a nice and quiet experience. We parked at the guest lot in the front of the resort and took the shuttle bus to the settlement. From there you had to follow the mulch path to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch (which is the Mickey logo… three circles ). As we approached the barn, cast members were there to greet us with a smile. They start by taking your picture in front of the banner. After we checked in we r... »

Listen to other Supporter Playlists

Ever since the release of supporters being able to create unlimited custom playlists, I have been asked “Can we listen to other people’s custom playlists?”. Well, the answer is… YES! It’s so simple to do. Go visit another supporter’s profile (or maybe you’re already there wishing them a magical birthday) and you will see their list of custom playlists. Click on the button “Listen” and the jukebox will load up with that playlist ready for you. Take a look at the playlists drawer, you’ll notice you’ll be able to listen to that person’s other playlists too (if they have multiple). If you have any issues, try clearing your b... »

Quiz: Disney Springs

This week in 2013 (March 14th to be exact), Disney announced the multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs. There were major renovations and one building included was The Adventurer’s Club. :hmmph: If you ever had the chance to experience this amazing attraction at Disney’s Pleasure Island (another wonderful thing that Disney terminated), consider yourself lucky. The Adventurer’s Club will always hold a dear place in my heart. Disney Springs has gone through a lot of changes over the past few decades. Let’s see how much you know about it. Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information On March 14th in 2013, Disney a... »

Welcome Our Newest Sponsor Ambit Energy

Today we welcome a new sponsor to the site, Ambit Energy. Ambit Energy was founded in 2006 and has grown to serve and supply over 1 million customers by 2012. In 2010 Ambit was named #1 by INC. magazine for being the fastest growing private company. 2011 brought yet another accolade by J.D. Power and associates as being the #1 fastest growing private company. “I’m honored to be able to help my fellow Disney addicts with the opportunity to save money and perhaps make some extra money to spend at the place we all hold so dearly to our hearts,” says Jloosh78. Thank you for the support and sponsorship, Ambit Energy. »

New D-CoT Swag Sale

We have two new designs in the D-CoT shop today! All items are 20% off. »

How much do you know about Pinocchio?

Today in 19… uhh well I can’t say the year because it’s one of the questions in the quiz. But, today Pinocchio was premiered at the Center Theatre. This lovable wooden boy came to life and had to prove himself to be “brave, truthful, and unselfish”. Let’s see how much you know about this classic movie. Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information How much do you know about Pinocchio? You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz: Results 0 of 6 questions answered ... »

The Winner of the $50 Voucher is…

The giveaway had a total of 182 entries with 138 actions taken. »

Star Wars Emojis

Let’s welcome some new emojis to the list! I will add more as time goes on, but for now let’s see how the light side deals with the dark. »

New Moderators

It is with all smiles that I announce the promotion of two D-CoT members, starbee and eeyorepoohfan. These two lovely souls are joining the ranks of Nascfan as moderators. They both have shown an incredible amount of support to the community. Let’s put our hands together in congratulating them! »

Win A $50 Voucher on Your Next Disney Trip

Click here to join the event! Giveaway ends on January 31st. Our good friends at Off to Neverland Travel® are sponsoring this giveaway! The winner will receive a $50 voucher from Off to Neverland Travel® that is redeemable on any Walt Disney World® Resort Room and Ticket Package, Disneyland® Resort Room and Ticket Package, Disney Cruise Line Vacation or Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa Vacation. The winner will be contacted by D-CoT via e-mail with instructions on how to redeem their voucher. »

Quiz: How much do you know about Winnie the Pooh?

Today back in 1882, Alan Alexander Milne was born. Who is that? Why he was an English author best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. We all love that honey-eating bear and all of his friends. Let’s find out how much you know! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information Let’s see how much you know about Pooh. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz: Results 0 of 6 questions answered correctly Your time: Time has elapsed You have reached 0 of 0 points, (0) Ave... »

Quiz: Wonders of Life Pavilion

The Wonders of Life pavilion was an attraction at Epcot at Walt Disney World. It was devoted to health and body related attractions and is located inside a golden colored dome between Mission: SPACE and the Universe of Energy. On January 4, 2004, Disney made the decision to make it seasonal operation only. It reopened when the park was projected to hit near capacity during the high spring months and Christmas season. Currently it is open as the center for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival as the Festival Center. The location hosts seminars, videos, presentations, and more. Let’s test your knowledge! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of... »

We Are Secure

Tonight I made the switch over the a secure connection for the website. If you had your login remember you, you will have to login again. You’ll see a green padlock next to the URL (which is now https:// instead of http://) which indicates that that the data you pass between your network and the server is encrypted and secure. You can read up on my previous blog post on why I did this. »

Quiz: Christmas at Walt Disney World

:santa: Ho ho ho! The holidays are a wonderful time of year to visit the Disney Parks. How much do you know about the Walt Disney World Resort and all of it’s wonder during this time of the year? Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 7 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Information Disney is beautiful around the holidays. Let’s see how much you know about it. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz: Results 0 of 7 questions answered correctly Your time: Time has elapsed You have reached 0 of 0 points, (0) Average score &... »

Rivers of Light: Cast Preview

Last night I was delighted to accept the invitation to see a cast preview of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We entered the park around 8:15PM to cast members at the turnstiles checking for the special “Cast Preview” ticket. There are two sides to sit on, Asia and Dinoland. We were seated at Asia. The event opened at 7:30PM and the preview started at 8:30PM so we had a few minutes to spare. We took our seats which were very close together. I had a woman sitting in front of me and I had to open my legs to avoid hitting her back. I’m 6’1″ with big knees, but they were definitely close. I assume they did this in order to seat more people into the ... »

Happy Birthday, Walt Disney

Walt’s Legacy There’s a lot that can be said about this magnificent man so I’m going to make this short and sweet. I started to become a huge Disney fan the first time I visited Walt Disney World in 1986 with my family. We traveled there every year since then and I could not help but feel the magic in the air. It was more apparent as I got older. Walt practiced what he preached: follow our dreams. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. He had his dream of creating a fun-loving, family-friendly place where people from around the world could visit and step away from reality. That’s what makes it so awesome; it pulls you from the stress and ... »

Security and Your Account

One of the reasons I switched this site over to a new platform was so that I could take advantage of the better security offered by the various software I use. Since the switchover, I’ve blocked over 25 IPs that were trying to brute force into the site. To increase security, I will be adding an SSL certificate to the site before January 1, 2017. How will this affect you? It will ensure that the data you pass between your network and the server is encrypted and secure. Modern web browsers are stepping up their game when it comes to security. Chrome will be the first and they announced that starting in January of 2017 they will include a new warning for unencrypted login sites. I will ma... »

Quiz: Disneyland Opening Day

To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. ~ Walt Disney Leaderboard: Disneyland - Opening Day maximum of 6 points Pos. Name Entered on Points Result Table is loading No data available Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information How much do you know about opening day at Disneyland? You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can... »

Quiz: The Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is an attraction located at the Magic Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort. On this journey you travel through the 20th century to see how technology has improved our way of life during this classic, 21-minute Audio-Animatronics show. Presented inside a revolving theater, the show includes an innovative audience seating area that rotates around a stationary central stage from act to act like a carousel. Let’s find out how much you know about this classic. Leaderboard: The Carousel of Progress maximum of 5 points Pos. Name Entered on Points Result Table is loading No data available Take the Quiz This is our first quiz on D-CoT! They consi... »

Happy 88th Birthday, Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse made his debut in 1928 where he first was seen in a single test screening (Plane Crazy). Mickey officially debuted in the short film Steamboat Willie (1928), one of the first sound cartoons1. Chelle and I celebrated Mickey’s birthday by visiting Epcot. It was a beautiful day with barely any clouds and the sun was shining bright. As you entered the park, cast members were waiting with big buckets (similar to the ones they use for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party) and handing out birthday pins. On it was a picture of the new Mickey style and “#HappyBirthdayMickey” which they did so guests would use the hash tag on when posting to social media. Desserts... »

The New D-CoT

Welcome to the new D-CoT. This has been a long time coming and has been in the works for over a year. I am so excited to finally launch this into your hands. Before I get into what is new and what I have planned, let me take you down memory lane for a little bit. »