Princess Ariel is Our Favorite Mermaid!


That Aquaman is a hottie for sure!

January 8, 2019:  We saw Aquaman last weekend and loved it!


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

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We love The Little Mermaid ride in Fantasyland.

We got Fast Passes to see Princess Ariel in her grotto on our last trip to Disney World.  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 especially in the summer or during the Christmas holidays.


Our CM friend Ricky was with us.


Princess Ariel admiring Caroline’s new earrings.


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 walking around and pin trading with some really old Ariel pins from 2007.


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

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).


We love Disney PhotoPass! Their enhanced photos with borders are perfect!



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, 2009: Meeting Princess Ariel at Disneyland.  She has legs!


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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


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Caroline working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:



Two Disney Sisters


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