The Floating Lanterns of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom

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The Floating Lanterns of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  So pretty at sunset when they come on!

Due to it’s wild popularity, the PhotoPass op with Tangled’s Floating Lanterns has been extended indefinitely passed the original planned March 15, 2017 final night.

We’re so happy to hear this!

Our favorite scene from Disney’s Tangled is when they sing the “At Last I See the Light” song!

Full song:  At Last I See The Light video

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Disney announcement on March 14th.  Lines for this photo op at sunset have been over an hour long during Spring Break 2017!

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Our friend, Ricky, capturing some magic last week.

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Our favorite scene!  Beautiful with all the floating lanterns!

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We love this Tangled scene so much that we went to a Paint Nite a few weeks ago and painted it!!

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Elly filling in the castle elements.

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Now for some lanterns…

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Everybody painted their castle scene just a little bit different!

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Caroline making good progress on her canvas.

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Caroline’s Floating Castle Lanterns

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Waiting for the paint to dry.

Adding in a few floating lanterns here and there!  Queue the Disney music!!

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Each one is just a little bit different, and all are fabulous!

And three hours later…our Floating Castle Lanterns paintings are all done.

Beautiful! 🙂

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Original movie artwork of the floating lanterns.

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This meme is so funny!  Yes, the photo op is right outside the restrooms!!!

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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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Princess Tiana’s Riverboat Party – An All New Ice Cream Social Aboard the Liberty Square Riverboat

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Welcome aboard!

All-New, Old-Fashioned Fun aboard the Liberty Square Riverboat at the Magic Kingdom!

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Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen looking fabulous!

Make the most of your next visit to Magic Kingdom Park where Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are throwing an unforgettable party… and you’re invited!

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Unlimited drinks and sweets are all included in the cruise.

The occasion begins on the dock as your royal hosts welcome you and your sweet tooth to an ice cream social, complete with ice cream and toppings, drinks, and sweet treats.

Then, board the Liberty Square Riverboat and relax while enjoying Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade—all from the comfort of your special onboard viewing location!

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Such a beautiful gown!

After the parade, Princess Tiana and Naveen will join you to continue the party as you all cruise around the Rivers of America, circling Tom Sawyer Island.

Pricing and Reservation Details

This special event is available for $49 per adult and $29 for children ages 9 and under (tax included). For reservations, you can book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

Disney Bounding

Thinking about Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana for the day?  We’ve got some ideas for you!

Look like a princess: Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana

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Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana

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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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2017 Easter Egg Hunt at Epcot and Disneyland

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Disney’s EggStravaganza 2017!

From March 1–May 29, 2017, guests at Epcot can search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters and record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.

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Just follow the signs to buy a map!

Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.99 at the entrance to World Showcase.

Note:  Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017 and special characters will be out and about for meet and greets, including Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny!!!!!

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Epcot’s Egg Hunt map and stickers for 2017, $5.99

Maps and stickers can be purchased for just $5.99 at the following parks and locations:

Disney World

Epcot – Pin Central, Port of Entry (Showcase Plaza), Heritage Manor (The American Adventure) and World Traveler (International Gateway)

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Epcot’s map

Look how cute those mini prize eggs are this year!

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2017  Maps for Disneyland Egg Hunt

And, Epcot isn’t the only Disney Park that’s holding an Easter Egg Hunt this year!

Disneyland Resort

The Easter egg scavenger hunt at Disneyland will take place from April 1-16, 2017, at Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park, and Downtown Disney District.

You can buy maps at:

Disney California Adventure Park – Elias & Co., Humphrey’s Service & Supplies, Off the Page, Oswald’s, Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Treasures in Paradise

Disneyland Park – Disneyana, Disney Showcase, “it’s a small world” Toy Shop, Little Green Men Store Command, Pieces of Eight, Pioneer Mercantile and Stromboli’s.

Downtown Disney District – Anna & Elsa’s Boutique, D Street, Disney Pin Traders, WonderGround Galleryand World of Disney Store

Disneyland Resort Hotels – Acorns Gifts & Goods, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa; Mickey in Paradise, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel; and Fantasia Shop, Disneyland Hotel

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OMG, cute!

How to redeem by May 29, 2017:  A surprise awaits you!

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a redemption location for a special surprise – a mini Easter egg to remember your hunt by.  (You get to keep your map, they just mark it with a star!)

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Epcot: Port of Entry

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Disneyland’s Easter Egg Hunt starts Saturday, April 1st.  So fun!

Disneyland Resort: Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; and the World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District.

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Finding an Easter Egg by China.

We loved doing the Easter Egg Hunt at Epcot! Finding Easter Eggs at Epcot: Where to look

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2017 International Flower and Garden Festival

The extended  2017 International Flower and Garden Festival  runs March 1 – May 29, 2017 this year.

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Thousands and thousands of colorful flowers surrounding Friendship Bay at Epcot.  30 million blossoms!

There’s also brand new limited edition Flower and Garden Merchandise available throughout Epcot.

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Some of the really cute items for 2017.

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We love the D&B bags!

And, for the hungry, take a look at the all new Menu for the 2017 International Flower and Garden Festival, just $3 – $8 per delicious item.

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So cute!

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Welcome!

Here are some clues on where to look for the Easter Eaggs at Epcot:

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Now it looks so obvious!!!

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The cast members we asked followed us outside and laughed when we finally found it!

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Triumphant Elly!  1st egg found!!

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These Easter pins are so cute!

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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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Raglan Road’s Mighty Irish Festival 2017 at Disney Springs!

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This weekend!

The mightiest of mighty Irish festivals, Raglan Road’s Mighty Festival, kicks off on Thursday, March 16, 2017 and runs thru Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Experience a rollicking party in March during a uniquely Disney and authentically Irish tribute to St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy festive encounters of all kinds with entertainment and merchandise inspired by the Emerald Isle.

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Raglan Road at Disney Springs

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They’re after me Lucky Charms!

Irish Sights, Shopping and More: Just follow the shamrocks as they take you on an Irish history lesson—from the Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle to the Rock of Cashel. It’s a perfect opportunity to pick up fun facts about several famous landmarks!

Be sure to stop by Raglan Road’s Shop which will have a wide selection of St. Patrick’s Day merchandise available, including Raglan Road t-shirts and souvenirs, Celtic jewelry and much more.

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Irish Mickey and Minnie

Mickey and Minnie get to wear their Irish costumes only 1 day a year….

Music and Merriment: Kick up your heels for family-friendly festivities filled with singing, dancing and more! Whether you’re looking for high-energy sets showcasing authentic live music or a step-by-step workshop teaching you how to dance like the Irish, you’ll find it all during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Disney Springs’ Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant.

Irish Food & Beverage: Savor traditional Irish fare and refreshment, from the flavors of the countryside to classic pub favorites. You’re invited to sink your teeth into some corned beef specials and quench your thirst with specialty drinks at a variety of locations.

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St. Patrick’s Day Chili Cook-off & Irish Festival

Irish Mickey & Minnie on St. Patrick’s Day

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March 17th!

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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 a Sneak Peek of Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast Movie!

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We’re D23 members.

We got invited to a sneak peek of Disney’s new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie!

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At the Bellco Theater…there were only a few hundred people there!

Whoo – hoo!!!!  So exclusive!  And they played a “sneak peek” video before the movie of all the upcoming Disney events from Disney Parks to Disney movies to TV shows on ABC….wonderful!

We loved it!!

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Our ticket into the event

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Elly wearing her Belle pin.  So many little girls were wearing their Belle dresses!  Adorable!

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From: CORP D23Events <CORP.D23Events@disney.com>

Subject: D23’s Special Preview of “Beauty and the Beast” Confirmation Reminder

Date: March 6, 2017 at 12:56:23 PM MST

Dear D23 Member,

We are so happy that you will “Be Our Guest” this week for a special preview of Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast! The screening will take place on the afternoon of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Check-in will begin at the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202) at 1:30 p.m. Please do not arrive earlier than that time.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: All phones and recording devices will be required to be checked in upon entering the Bellco Theatre.

As a reminder, guests will not be admitted without photo ID.

We’ll see you real soon!

-The D23 Team

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The cast photos are beautiful!

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Belle (Emma Watson) and Maurice (Kevin Kline)

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Gaston courting Belle.

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Belle and The Beast (Dan Stevens)

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Gaston and LeFou

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AMAZING!!!!!

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Gaston: “Kill the Beast!”

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Belle in her yellow dress

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The ballroom scene

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Funniest scene in movie:

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Gaston admiring himself

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Gaston (Luke Evans) and LeFou (Gosh Gad) in tavern scene.

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Love this!

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The Beast’s family before the curse.  He is a prince.

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Official movie poster

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The cast and their roles.

Movie Release Date:  March 17, 2017!

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Opens worldwide March 17, 2017

The movie trailer is out!  Watch:  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 2017

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Check out this huge movie display at our local AMC theater!

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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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ABC’s The View is Taping at DAK All This Week!

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When they announced that the show would be airing live from DAK in March.

The cast and crew from ABC’s The View will be airing their show from Disney’s Animal Kingdom all this week.

Video link:  ABC’s The View is Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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Whoopie and Mickey Mouse

They have a great line-up of guests planned for the week.  A lot of cast members were able to score free tickets to watch the daily taping!

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March 6, 2017:  Check-in.  They are giving out free t-shirts to audience members!!!

Monday, March 6– John Stamos; a performance by Andy Grammer.

Tuesday, March 7– Ariel Winter (ABC’s “Modern Family”; Disney’s “Sofia the First”); Sherri Shepherd.

Wednesday, March 8–Eric Stonestreet (ABC’s “Modern Family); Audra McDonald (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”).

Thursday, March 9–  Mandy Moore (Disney Channel’s “Tangled”; “This is Us”); James Cameron and Whoopi explore Pandora: The World of Avatar.

Friday, March 10– Tom Bergeron (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”);a performance by Train; Celebrity Chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Art Smith.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017:  Setting up for tomorrow’s show.

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So much prep work goes into doing this!

Whoopie Goldberg arrived early and had fun working as a cast member on Friday greeting guests at various attractions in the Magic Kingdom!

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Whoopie as a Ghost Host greeting guests at the Haunted Mansion

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Working a ride at Adventureland.

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Elly as Whoopie’s twin!

We’re looking forward to watching The View all this week!

They’ll be doing a segment on the new Pandora: The World of Avatar that is opening in May at DAK.

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Pandora: The World of Avatar.  Opens May 2017.

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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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2017 Free Admission to Disney Water Parks for Cast Members

CP Moment: Typhoon Lagoon on your day off!!!

CP Moment: Going to Typhoon Lagoon with friends on your day off!!!

Cast members can get into the two WDW Disney water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon – for free until June 9, 2017!

You can also buy 1/2 price tickets ($28.50) for family and friends at the gate.

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Free admission until June 9, 2017!

NOTE:  The upcoming cast member blockout dates are over Memorial Day weekend: May 27 – May 29, 2017.

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Blizzard Beach is open from 10am – 5pm daily.

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Frozen’s Summer Games returns May 26th!

The “Frozen” Summer Games will be returning to Disney’s Blizzard Beach starting May 26th, with even more snowy, summery fun!

And for the first time in forever, you will be able to meet and take photos with Kristoff and Olaf at Blizzard Beach.

Guests visiting Blizzard Beach can once again join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of activities, games, and crafts from Ice Pail Relays and a Snowball Toss to Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races. It’s going to be a blast!

Listen for a DJ spinning some cool Disney tunes throughout the day!

And at Typhoon Lagoon, the new Miss Adventure Falls ride is open!

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The new Miss Adventure Falls tube ride

Read all the details about the new Miss Adventure Falls here:  Miss Adventure Falls is Open!

Sun’s out, guns out!

Let’s go!!!!   🙂

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Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon (our favorite!) are open daily.

The water park’s hours are currently from 10am – 5pm daily.  The water parks do close for thunderstorms, so always check before you go!

Check on water park hours:  Disney’s Water Parks Hours

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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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