International Mermaid Day 2018

Our favorite mermaid! (I traded a cast member for this pin right in front of Ariel’s Grotto!)

Today – March 29, 2018 – is International Mermaid Day!

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We love The Little Mermaid ride in Fantasyland.

In honor of the day, Freeform is debuting their new series “Siren” tonight.

Mermaid legends come to life in the gripping new drama series “Siren,” premiering March 29 at 8/7c on Freeform. In this epic tale, the coastal town of Bristol Cove is turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc on the small fishing town. Using their resources, marine biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) must work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land, and are there more like her out there?


Ariel’s Grotto at the Magic Kingdom. No one was in line! Empty.

We got Fast Passes to see Princess Ariel in her grotto on our trip in January.  We walked right in…no wait!

Our mom hadn’t seen Princess Ariel in years.

We love seeing our favorite mermaid, Princess Ariel, at Ariel’s Grotto in the Magic Kingdom.  But, the wait line can be long and FastPasses to see her are hard to get.

Our CM friend Ricky was with us.
Princess Ariel admiring Caroline’s new earrings.

But, not in January!!!

She’s so pretty!

We were lucky and scored some really good Princess Ariel pin trades right in front of Ariel’s Grotto. The cast member we traded with said that a guest was pin trading with some really old Ariel pins from 2007. So fun!

Love this ride and love her bridal veil! ❤
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My new Ariel mug. I love how her hair is the mug’s handle!
She waved right at us during the Festival of Fantasy parade that afternoon.
We had lunch over at Disney’s Art of Animation (a first for us) and guess who we saw there……
We love Disney PhotoPass!


Do you want to Disney Bound as Princess Ariel (when she has her land legs)? We have!
My favorite color combo!!!
Caroline ‘Disney Bounding’ as Princess Ariel (after she gets her legs!).
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Throwback Thursday: Meeting Princess Ariel in Disneyland, 2009


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 in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale


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