The Legend of Tarzan 2016

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06/27/2016:  We won 4 tickets to a sneak preview and loved it!

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We loved this movie!

They were giving out these free phone screen cleaners to everyone that came.  🙂

 

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Free Tarzan phone cleaners!

The new trailer was released for Tarzan 2016 last week…hubba hubba!!!

New movie trailer:  The Legend of Tarzan

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Tarzan and Jane

We’re excited to see this!

tarzan3This was the first movie trailer released for the film a few months ago:  Tarzan 2016 Movie Trailer #1

It opens July 1, 2016!

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Movie Plot:

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for an aristocratic life in London as John Clayton, 3rd Viscount Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side.

Now, he has been invited back to the Congo Free State to serve as a trade emissary of the House of Commons, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the corrupt Belgian Captain Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz).

tarzan5Movie Notes:

This is a modern-day live-action big-budget feature!

The principal photography on the film commenced on June 30, 2014, at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, UK. The filming wrapped-up on October 3, 2014.

Release date:  July 1, 2016.

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Hubba hubba!!!

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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Seeing DiVine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Caroline saw DiVine every day while working at Discovery Island.

Hands down, one of the coolest characters at the Animal Kingdom is DiVine.

While Caroline was working at DAK, she would see her on most days, usually between 10am-2pm, on the pathway between Africa and Asia.

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So pretty!

She’s painted green, walks on stilts, and is wrapped in leaves, ivy, and grapes to camouflage herself into the rest of the park’s foliage.

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She’s almost 7 feet tall!

While working, DiVine would come walking by Discovery Island and everyone would just stop and stare.  She’s is on stilts so her height can vary between 7 feet to 16 feet depending on what she is doing with her hands and legs.

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Seven feet tall!

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DiVine in motion, walking around DAK.

DiVine doesn’t make eye contact while she is hidden in the park’s foliage. In fact, she often keeps her eyes closed and the expression on her face looks much like she is enjoying pure nirvana (‘communing with nature’). Like all plants, she doesn’t ever speak, but she’s a great listener.   🙂

She also doesn’t sign autographs (take a look at her hands in the video below), but loves to pose for photos.

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So cool!  Moving from tree to tree.

Totally awesome video of DiVine in motion: DiVine at DAK    

DiVine is so beautiful!

DiVine is so beautiful!

Hands down, we think one of the coolest characters at the Animal Kingdom is DiVine!

She is hard to see when she's not moving and her eyes are closed!

She is hard to see when she’s not moving and her eyes are closed!

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Caroline working at DAK’s Discovery Island (merchandise).

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Finding Dory – Opens June 17, 2016!

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Opening June 17, 2016

The new movie trailer for Finding Dory was released today!  It looks so cute!

Released 5/24/2016 – watch the new movie trailer:  Finding Dory Trailer #2

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The new movie trailer is out….so cute!!!

Finding Dory is about the amnesiac blue tang fish, Dory, as she tries to reunite with her family. The film takes place six months after the events of ‘Finding Nemo’ (which opened in 2003) and is set off the coast of California.

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Dory and Nemo in Finding Dory

The main characters from the first film are appearing in the sequel, including Dory, Nemo, Marlin and the “Tank Gang” from the dentist’s office.

First movie trailer: Finding Dory movie trailer #1

The Plot:

Six months after the events of the first film, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about “the jewel of Morro Bay, California”, she sets out to find her family, accompanied by Nemo and Marlin.  She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank, an octopus, who becomes her guide. [Our favorite new character!]

dory3The 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

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Finding Dory

We saw it opening week and loved it, especially the ending!  Make sure you stay until after the final credits roll too!  (There’s an extra bonus scene!)

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And, the Pixar short before the movie, Piper, is adorable!!!

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So cute!  Makes us miss the beach!!!

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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DCP Housing Bus in Fiery Accident near Animal Kingdom

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Miracle that no one was killed!  6pm

05/14/2016:  Eleven people were hurt Saturday afternoon in a wrong-way, head-on collision near Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Both vehicles were totally destroyed in the fire.

Troopers say the driver of the SUV, identified as 36-year-old Megan Hester-Villalobos, of Groveland, was headed south in the northbound lanes of Sherbeth Road and hit the bus. A fire erupted, destroying both vehicles.

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Thick black smoke from accident could be seen for miles and from all the parks.

Video from an onlooker shows flames and thick smoke billowing from the crash site and the ensuing clamor as first responders raced toward the scene.

The driver, an adult male passenger and a child were inside the SUV and were all taken to a hospital.

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Luckily, no one was killed.  The speed limit on that road is 25 mph.

Eight of 16 people from the bus were also taken to a hospital.  All were Disney cast members on their way to work.

It’s not clear why the driver of the SUV was driving in the wrong direction, according to the FHP, but charges are pending.  [Reportedly, the family had been at the park all day and the driver fell asleep.]

WESH video: http://www.wesh.com/news/bus-crashes-into-car-catches-fire-near-animal-kingdom/39552036

Statement from Disney Cast Member Maggie Wallace:

“Okay, to clear any misunderstandings or confusion about the J bus accident, I have the story. It wasn’t the bus driver’s fault at all. I was in the accident and it was the scariest moment of my life (and I’m sure others). A woman came straight at us in our lane (I’m assuming she was texting and driving, but not sure) and I saw the head-on collision… That car was smashed like an accordion in the front and the windshield was smashed in as well – airbags out. Talk about “life flashing before your eyes” moment right there. Flames started in the engine of that car which caused the J bus to go up in flames as well. There were 15 of us on the CP bus and 8 were sent to the hospital. Majority of us were all thrown from our seats onto the floor and received either emotional scarring and/or physical injuries. The bus driver was amazing. Absolutely great, positive, calm, encouraging. He was then sent to the hospital after an hour or two once he could feel his injuries after the adrenaline stopped (along with others). Our bus went completely in flames and some of us lost everything we had with us on the bus – money, IDs, personal items, etc. The family that hit us were also sent to the hospital and they’re in more serious condition then us. Please keep everyone in your prayers, tonight.

Update 05/17/2016:  Driver To Be Charged in Crash

A woman who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel of a SUV could be facing charges after she crashed into a Disney shuttle bus on Sherberth Road, near Animal Kingdom, on Saturday.

Authorities believe Megan Hester-Villalobos, of Groveland, fell asleep at the wheel after spending the day at a Disney park.

The trooper who interviewed the boy was impressed with the child’s recollection of the crash, stating that he has a good memory, was articulate and very specific.

“As they got in the car, (the boy) stated that the father in the passenger seat fell asleep quite quickly and that he was sitting in back center position,” said Sgt. Kim Montes with the Florida Highway Patrol. “It appears that his mother fell asleep … (and) they drifted into the path of the bus (and) they collided.”

The collision resulted in both the SUV and the bus bursting into flames.

Troopers said eight passengers on the Disney shuttle bus suffered relatively minor injuries.

Hester-Villalobos and her husband suffered serious injuries. The 7-year-old boy was also injured but has been released from the hospital.

“It was a very severe crash. We are very lucky that bystanders helped the mother and father out of the car, because both vehicles caught on fire,” Montes said.

Troopers do not feel Hester-Villalobos was impaired, but said she is facing the charge of traveling on the wrong side of the road.

The FHP said nine crashes have happened in the past 1½ years in the area near where Saturday’s incident happened.

“The road is a very curvy road, and if you are not paying attention, it could (be) easy to get on the wrong side of the road or to get out of your lane,” Montes said.

Troopers plan to interview the boy’s mother to get her side of the story, but are giving her some time to recover from her injuries.

Hester-Villalobos has been ticketed at least five times in Lake County since 2009, court records show.

She was arrested in August on retail theft charges and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. A judge also ordered her drivers license be suspended six months and she pay more than $150 in restitution as punishment for the theft charge.

She’s also the daughter of Groveland’s former City Manager Ralph Hester. In 2009, she called her father complaining she’d been pulled over and ticketed after running a red light and driving 23 miles over the posted speed limit.

She and her father then accused the officer of targeting them because he’d tightened budgets in the aftermath of the economic downturn. Hester-Villalobos told her father the officer was rude and intimidating.

She fought the ticket and a judge dismissed it, court records show.  Ralph Hester died later that year.

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And, just last night, 2 DCP buses caught fire at Vista Way.  No one was injured.

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March 11, 2018: Two buses on fire last night!

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Totally destroyed!!!

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During our program, buses caught fire too! DCP Bus on Fire!

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Adios Disney Dollars!

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Disney Dollars were fun!

Beginning Saturday (05/14/16), Disney Dollars, a popular souvenir item and the in-house currency at US Disney parks, will no longer be sold.

Disney confirmed in a statement on Thursday that the once popular currency, which could only be used at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, would be terminated effective Saturday.

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We loved getting Disney Dollars as kids!

The Disney Dollars currently in circulation can still be used.

“It’s a testimony to the enthusiasm and heart of Disney guests and collectors that Disney Dollars remain collectible today,” the Disney statement said. “We continue to offer many ways to collect cherished Disney memories in tangible ways.”

Gift cards and and debit cards made the Disney Dollars obsolete.

Disneyland’s first president, Jack Lindquist, invented Disney Dollars because of the Anaheim and Orlando theme park’s growing popularity in the mid-1980s. The first dollar runs were unveiled and circulated on May 5, 1987.

“We set the criteria that our Disney money would always be tied to the price of the U.S. currency, so if a dollar is worth a dollar, a Disney Dollar would be worth a U.S. dollar,” Lindquist said in his memoir, “In Service to the Mouse.” “That way, the money could be spent in the parks, the same way U.S. currency is.”

Disney Dollars featured pictures of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other characters. They were sold at the theme parks in denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50.

Disney Dollars were produced with the same level of  “care and concern as any other currency,” Lindquist said.

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We brought home Disney Dollars (and a mug!) from our 1994 WDW trip “Remember the Magic”

We loved our Disney Dollars and have several from our early trips to WDW in the 1990s.

During our DCP programs, we both noticed how rare the Disney Dollars had become.  We rarely saw them being used to purchase merchandise. Previously, parents would give their kids $10-$20 in Disney Dollars when they got to the parks to spend on daily snacks and souvenirs.  Now, they just give them pre-loaded Disney gift cards for each day.

Disney Dollars have gone the way of purchasing Kodak photo film for your camera on Main Street USA.

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Special Disney Dollars were issued for the 20th anniversary in 2007.

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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The Disney Look: Acceptable Hair Styles for Cast Members

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The Disney Look for every role.

At WDW and Disneyland, Disney Cast Members are famous for their friendly, classic appearance.

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The Disney Look

This look is not a coincidence, but a result of cast members’ support of the Disney Appearance Standards or, as it’s called, the ‘Disney Look’.

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All of these hairstyles are the Disney Look.

Hairstyling for Female Cast Members

The following are the Disney Look guidelines for Female Cast Member hairstyles:

  • Hair should be neatly combed and arranged in a classic, easy-to-maintain style. Extreme styles are not permitted.
  • Hair below shoulder length should be confined if it falls forward over the face while working.
  • Conservative braided hairstyles without beads or ornamentation are permitted.
  • Hair products may be used to create a soft, natural hairstyle within these guidelines.
  • Shaving of the head or any portion of the head or eyebrows is not permitted.
  • Artificial hair is permitted if it looks natural and meets all of the above requirements.

Hair Coloring

The Disney Look does not permit extremes in dyeing, bleaching or coloring. If the hair color is changed, it must be natural-looking and well maintained. Subtle highlighting or frosting is permitted as long as it creates a uniform look over the whole head and meets all of the previously listed guidelines.

Makeup

If makeup is worn, it should be applied in a blended manner and in appropriate, neutral colors.

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The Disney Look: Nails & Nailpolish

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Allowable nailpolish shades

Read a lot more on Nails and Tattoos:  Tattoos, Nails, and More: Having The Disney Look

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Body modification is not allowed for male or female Cast Members.

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There are many requirements to the Disney Look!

Men’s Hairstyling Guidelines

Following are the Disney Look guidelines for Male Cast Member hairstyles:

  • Hair must be neatly cut on the back and sides, forming a smooth, symmetrical appearance so that it does not extend beyond or cover any part of the ears or the shirt collar. The overall style must be neat, natural and balanced proportionally.
  • A shaved head is permitted, as well as a very short military-style cut. Shaving of the eyebrows is not permitted.
  • Conservative braided hairstyles for men without beads or ornamentation are permitted. They must be styled above the ears and cut above the collar and be neatly braided close to the scalp in straight rows.
  • Tucking hair behind the ears, or pinning or tucking it under a hat to conceal an unacceptable hairstyle will not be permitted.
  • Extreme or bi-level styles are not permitted.
  • Hair products may be used to create a soft, natural hairstyle within these guidelines.
  • Artificial hair is permitted if it looks natural and meets all of the above requirements.

Acceptable

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Neat and professional hairstyles

Not Acceptable

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Mullets and messy hair are not allowed at work.

Hair Coloring

The Disney Look does not permit extremes in dyeing, bleaching or coloring. If hair color is changed, it must be natural-looking and well maintained. Subtle highlighting or frosting is permitted as long as it creates a uniform look over the whole head and meets all of the previously listed guidelines.

Beards

October 28, 2019 Update:  Starting today, cast members can grow their facial hair up to one inch (1″), with visible stubble now allowed during the grow-out process.

Previous rules stated that facial hair was limited to a quarter inch and beard growth had to be done while the cast member was on vacation, no unshaven stubble was allowed.

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The Disney Look for Beards

 

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The Disney Look for Goatees

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Mustaches must be neat and trim (like Walt’s!)

For all Male Cast Members, a fully grown in, well-maintained mustache, beard, or goatee is permitted, unless otherwise restricted by regulatory codes and standards.

  • Facial hair must be neatly trimmed and may not present an unkempt appearance. Extreme styles are prohibited.
  • All facial hair (beards, goatees and mustaches) must create an overall neat, polished and professional look.
  • All facial hair must be fully grown in, neatly groomed and well maintained at no longer than a quarter of an inch in length. Mustaches may extend below the corners of the mouth to meet with the facial beard.
  • Shaping the mustache or beard to a particular style is not permitted. Mustaches (without lower facial hair) must not extend onto or over the upper lip and must extend to the corners of the mouth, but not beyond or below the corners.
  • Cast Members without a mustache, beard, or goatee are expected to be clean-shaven every day.

For clarification on whether a mustache, beard or goatee is acceptable, please consult your area leader or contact the Cast Image and Appearance team.

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Sideburns must be conservative and neat.

Sideburns

Sideburns should be neatly trimmed, straight and even in width, and are permitted to extend to the bottom of the earlobe. They should blend naturally from the hairline and from the length of hair on the head. Flares or muttonchops are not permitted.

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Nope, not the Disney Look.

(adapted from the Disney Program Blog)

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Read more on the Disney Look:

Disney Look for Acceptable Eyewear

Disney Look for Acceptable Watches and FitBits

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Christian at working at Cosmic Rays. The hat was part of his costume.

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Christian went to Magic Kingdom Costuming right after Traditions. This is his costume for working at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

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Working together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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Two Disney Sisters

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Once upon a time…

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Yes, we did!!! 🙂

DHS’s Earful Tower is Gone!

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My last photo of the Earful Tower that I took earlier this year.

Disney announced back in January 2016 that DHS’s iconic Earful Tower would be torn down as part of the plan to redevelop the park.

At one time, the Earful Tower served as the main icon for what was then known as Disney MGM Studios in the 1990s. It was in place when Disney MGM Studios opened on May 1, 1989 and through the years the tower saw décor come and go.

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Disney MGM Studios logo

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Decorated for the 101 Dalmatians movie premier.


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DHS’s new park icon is the Hollywood Tower of Terror building

The Earful Tower was removed overnight after park closing last Friday night (April 29, 2016). The area of land that the tower occupied will soon be home to the new Toy Story Land.

Major construction at DHS continues on a new Star Wars-themed Land and new Toy Story Land, both opening in 2017.

This follows the removal of DHS’s other park icon, Mickey’s Socerers Hat, in early 2015:

Mickey’s Hat Torn Down

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The new Disney Springs water tower.

In January 2016, is was rumored that the Earful Tower might be moved to Disney Springs, but then a new, different style water tower was installed at Disney Springs in February.

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All the Earful Tower merchandise is gone from the shops.

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a Disney ¡Fiesta!

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Caroline outside the Epcot Mexico pavilion sipping a cool drink.

This week Disney World is throwing one festive party… and it’s all set to go down at the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot!

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Mexico Mickey Ears

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Niños, Epcot is hosting “¡Fiesta!”—a week-long celebration honoring the pride of Mexico, the personality of its people, and the color and food of its culture.

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The three amigos tsums tsims!

From meeting classic characters to eating authentic Mexican foods and collecting magic merchandise including special Mickey Ears, this is sure to be one fiesta you won’t soon forget!

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At La Cava, where all the drinks are delicious!!

Be sure to stop in and sample some the wonderful tequilas available at  La Cava del Tequila, especially the Flight of Tequilas!

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Ole!

We’ve always liked the Mexico pavilion at Epcot, nowadays even more after sampling the La Cava del Tequila Flight featuring the delicious Crème de Tequila!  Ole!

These sombreos are actually a big seller!

These sombreos are actually a big seller!  How do guests get them on the plane home???!!!

Tequila Liquor Flight:  The Essence of Mexico – ole!

Tequila Flight at La Cava del Tequila.

Tequila Flight at La Cava del Tequila:  Yes, please!!!

My Tequila Flight:  Almond Ultimo Agave, Agavero, and Rumchata 1921 Cream.  Yummy!

Tequila: The True Spirit of Mexico

“The soul of Tequila is the essence of Mexico; to drink it is to absorb stories and be initiated into a world of legends.”

And, who could forget the guest climbing the temple steps at last fall’s Food & Wine Festival after a few too many tequilas???

VIDEO:  Guest Climbs the Mayan Temple Steps!

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Epcot Mexico in the early evening.  Now it’s all posted with ‘No Climbing’ signs.


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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Seeing Disney’s Jungle Book Opening Weekend

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It’s a live action movie.

We got to see the new Jungle Book movie on opening weekend!  It was very good!!!

(It made $104 million opening weekend in the US.)

They gave out these cool free posters with every ticket purchase.

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We got 4 posters.

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It opened on Earth Day 2016,   April 22, 2016.

Watch the movie trailer:  The Jungle Book 2016 

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The Jungle Book 2016

The Jungle Book 2016 cast:

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Mowgli and Bagheera

Neel Sethi as Mowgli (he was excellent!!!)

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Baloo and Mowgli floating down the river (love this scene!)

Bill Murray as the voice of Baloo.  (He was very good.)

Kaa

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Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa.  (She was great, but the scene was too short!)

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Shere Khan

Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan  (so scary!!)

Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera

Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Raksha

Christoper Walken as the voice of King Louie  (very good)

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Lots of new Jungle Book merchandise!

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And the brand new Jungle Book tsum tsums came out this week too!

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

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How To Join the DCP Alumni Group

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Disney College Program pin.

Alumni Update:

Until this semester, ICPs couldn’t join the DCP Alumni Assoc…but they can now!

Greetings from the Disney Alumni Association!

Congratulations on successfully completing your DCP program!

By now you have received the official communication on this new, exclusive group of College Program alumni. Don’t forget to complete the registration process.  Click here to join today!

Join Us:  www.dcpalumni.com

Best Regards, Disney Campus Recruiting

Join the DCP Alumni Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/disneyalumniassociation/

  • Network and connect with over 100K College Program Alumni across the country
  • Receive invites to future Alumni exclusive events on Disney property
  • Participate in webinars with Leaders from around the Company and partake in networking and learning opportunities
  • Receive exclusive Professional Development webinars and workshops with Disney Recruiters
  • Receive Disney Alumni Association exclusive merchandise
  • Be the first to know about Disney Internships and Programs opportunities

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NEW!!!    Want to buy some Alumni merchandise?  It’s now online!!

Click here to shop:  Disney College Program Alumni Merchandise

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DAA

Continuing the Magic….

Update from DAA if you haven’t been accepted yet:

Several times a year, the Disney Alumni Association (DAA) experiences a backlog about joining, i.e., when the Spring and Fall CPs all graduate.

If it’s been more than 2 weeks, please contact the DAA email inbox at: wdw.disney.college.program.alumni@disney.com

We can then specifically look up the individual’s lost information.

Marcie Lemke, DAA admin

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Remember, to join the DAA, you must be in “Good Standing” with the company and not on Restricted Rehire status!

The Number #1 reason for Restricted Rehire status is: ‘Failure to Return All Costume Pieces’!!!!  Don’t be that person!

 

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If you didn’t return all your costume pieces at the end of program, you’ll be on Restricted Rehire until you do and can’t join the DAA.  😦

 

What is Restricted Rehire?  Read more here:  Disney Restricted Rehire Status

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They’re here!!!!  Get your DCP Housing pin while supplies last:

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The brand new DCP Housing pins are being released every month into 2017!!!

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DCP Merchandise Update:  Our DCP Alumni packages came with all the free DCP merch!  The t-shirts fit perfectly!  We’ll be wearing them to MK on our next trip!

DCP Alumni  t-shirt, car decals, stickers & more!

DCP Alumni t-shirt, business card holder, car decals, stickers & more!  FREE!!!

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DCP Alumni Logo

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DCP Alumni Homecoming Event Update:  January 19 -21, 2018

Don’t miss this event!

Read more here:  2018 DCP Homecoming Event at WDW

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We went to the 2016 DCP Alumni Homecoming in January 2016.  We had a blast…so much FUN, so many great people!!!  We’re going to the next one in January 2018 too!

Read about it here:  2016 DCP Homecoming Event

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Our DCP welcome package

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Celebrating 35 Years!

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Caroline signing in on the DCP alumni big board.  January 2016

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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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