Disney Bounding as Mary Poppins

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Disney Bounding:  When Disney fans dress up as contemporary versions of their favorite characters and go to the theme parks.

Disney Bounding is a way of dressing up as your favorite character using inspired color palettes, accessories, and clothing styles to look like the character, without actually being in a Disney costume. You simply use items from your own wardrobe to pull together a terrific look.

Halloween

The calendar might still say August and it might be 95 degrees in the shade, but it’s full on Fall at the Magic Kingdom!

Not sure what you’re wearing to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party yet?

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The MP Look:  All white lace and pearls with just a touch of red.

If you don’t have the time or money for an all out Disney costume, what about Disney Bounding as Mary Poppins?

Mary Poppins main colors are based on her 2 famous costumes:  red and white, and also blue and black.

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Mary Poppins in her fancy white layered dress.

The red and white look is based on her fancy dancing dress.  This is the outfit you are most likely to encounter Mary Poppins wearing in the parks or at the Grand Floridian.

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She was wonderful!

Seeing Mary Poppins wearing her blue costume is what’s known as a Rare Character encounter.

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I won the Halloween costume contest at my work last year as Mary Poppins!

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Mary Poppins’ autograph.

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Chimney Sweep Mary Poppins at the Magic Kingdom on a cool winter’s day in January (rare encounter).

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We were so lucky to find Mary Poppins ‘Jingles’ purse on sale at Cast Connections!

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50% off!

We got to ride on Jingles at Disneyland! Riding on Jingles

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Jingles most famous horse on the carousel.  Guests run to claim him first!

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Me & Jingles

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Disney Bounding as Haunted Mansion characters.

Need some more Disney Bounding ideas???

Important Note:  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the only time adults can get into the Magic Kingdom while wearing a full costume.

Official Disney rules on wearing costumes at the theme parks: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/recommended-dress/

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Going to MNSSHP as Glinda the Good Witch and Rapunzel.

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Two Disney Princesses at MNSSHP!

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Caroline as Rapunzel at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Still need more ideas? Check out these Disney Bounding ideas: http://disneybound.tumblr.com/

Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana:   https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/disney-bounding-as-princess-tiana/

Disney Bounding as “Frozen” characters: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/disney-bounding-3-frozen/

Disney Bounding as Dole Whip: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/disney-bounding-2/

Disney Bounding as a Disney Princess: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/disney-bounding/

Disney Bounding as Moana:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/disney-bounding-as-princess-moana-and-friends/

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Caroline wearing the Tightrope Walker dress from the Haunted Mansion stretching room.

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

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Princess Anna going to work on Halloween.

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Princess Ariel at a CU-Boulder party!

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Elly is Disney Bounding as Minnie Mouse.

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Caroline using a dinglehopper to comb her hair.  (Yes, that is her real hair, not a wig!)

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Seeing Mary Poppins at the Saving Mr. Banks world premier at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: 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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Adorable!  We love this photo of Mary Poppins taken at the Grand Floridian.

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Disney Princess Wet Brush Collection

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At Kohl’s, $12.99. Unfortunately, Kohl’s coupons don’t work for these brushes. 😦

The popular detangling brush, Wet Brush, has gotten a royal make-over!

The new Disney Princess Wet Brush Collection is now available in-store at Kohl’s and online at Amazon.com. The brushes retail for $12.99 at Kohl’s and $14.99 at Amazon.com.

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Our Kohl’s was sold out of Snow White.

Disney princesses Ariel, Snow White, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Belle, and Cinderella dazzle in this enchanting new collection.

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Wet Brush brushes have ultra-soft IntelliFlex bristles glide through tangles like no other brush. They let you brush with less force so you can detangle with less damage to your hair. As the name suggests you can even use these brushes on wet hair without pulling or tugging.

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  • Exclusive, ultra-soft IntelliFlex bristles glide through tangles with ease
  • Minimizes pain and protects against split ends and breakage

We’ll give you a clue about the one we want:

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: 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!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Caroline using a dinglehopper to comb her hair instead of a Wet Brush!

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Yes, that is Caroline’s real hair!

 

‘Mid-Day Magic’ Tickets for Noon Entrance into Disney World Parks

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The parks are mostly open until at least 9pm every night. That’s 9 hours of playtime if you get there at noon!

Now, if you know us, you know that a few years ago we decided to quit going to the parks early and instead sleep in on our vacations.  Coming from Colorado, there is a 2-hour time difference between Boulder, Colorado and Orlando, Florida.

We found that this later entrance has greatly increased our park enjoyment, we don’t mind staying until park closing even if it’s at midnight, and we get to eat a leisurely breakfast every morning and use the hotel’s pool a lot more often!

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Mid-Day Magic Ticket: Having fun your own way!

Beginning August 15, 2019, Mid-Day Magic Tickets are available for noon park entrance and allow guests to stay until park closing. The tickets cost 25%-40% less than the price of a full day park ticket.

Guests can purchase Mid-Day Magic Tickets for two-days, three-days, and four-days. Their cost is based on date-based pricing.

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The Magic Kingdom is open most nights until at least 10pm.  Avoid Mickey’s Not So Scary Party Nights when the park closes to day guests at 6pm for the 7pm-12am party.

Mid-Day Magic Ticket – Admission after 12 p.m. at the 4 theme parks until Closing

2-Day Ticket: Available from $81 per day plus tax – Expire four days after the selected start date

3-Day Ticket: Available from $78 per day plus tax – Expire five days after the selected start date

4-Day Ticket: Available from $74 per day plus tax – Expire seven days after the selected start date

Mid-Day Magic Ticket with Park Hopper Option – Admission after 12 p.m. to the 4 parks with park hopping ability for $116/$101/$94 for a 2/3/4 day ticket

Mid-Day Magic Ticket with Park Hopper Plus Option – Admission after 12 p.m. to the 4 parks with hopping ability, and water parks, Oak Trail golf, and Mini-Golf for $126/$108/$99 for a 2/3/4 day ticket

Additional details can be found on the Walt Disney World ticket website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/admission/tickets/mid-day-magic-tickets/

Disney FastPass+ selections are valid after 12:00 p.m. with this ticket.

Currently, the Mid-Day Magic Tickets are a limited time offer. Pricing and dates are only available through December 15, 2019.

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Fast Passes can be set up with these ‘Mid-Day Magic’ tickets for anytime after 12pm.

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1:45pm:  Arriving at the Magic Kingdom for an afternoon and evening of fun!

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: 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!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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The balloons are always out in the afternoon!

$299 Unlimited Pass for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom!

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Welcome to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Available now, you can purchase the brand new Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass and enjoy up to 35 party nights in 2019.

With this new pass, you can attend almost all the event nights – Halloween Night is excluded – for just $299 plus tax.  Three months of Halloween parties!!!

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Get your MNSSHP Party Pass today!!!

There is so much to see and do at this festive celebration and this pass is the perfect way to enjoy trick-or-treat throughout the Magic Kingdom, exclusive entertainment including a brand-new fireworks spectacular and attraction offerings and partake in the endless amount of ghoulishly good times!

The 2019 MNSSHP hard ticket, after-hours event is expanding from 34 nights in 2018 to 36 evenings this year, spanning over three months!

The 2019 MNSSHP event takes place on the following dates:

  • August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31*
  • November 1​

Single tickets range from $79 to $135 for adults depending on the date and pre-sale/at the gate purchase.

A $299 unlimited pass is a steal!

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Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show

New this year is a brand-new fireworks show, “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular.”

In the show, Jack Skellington from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” serves as host and has come to tell a “not-so-scary” story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. The show will also include state-of-the-art projections and lasers, plus lighting and dazzling fireworks that will fill the sky above Magic Kingdom Park.

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The first of 13 free candy stations is right as you enter the park, on your right after the turnstiles.

The party also includes a new interactive treat trail at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and attractions updated with new Halloween twists as well.

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Look at all that candy a family of 4 got last night at the party! A whole suitcase full!!!!

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Fun Halloween costumes for Mickey and Minnie!

Look for new Halloween costumes for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, spooky additions to “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade!”, and a new Haunted Mansion unit featuring the spectral Bride, who glides among the waltzing spirits all representing Liberty Square.

A new Tomorrowland unit brings The Incredibles and designer extraordinaire Edna Mode to “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” followed by Buzz Lightyear and some Alien explorers, as they discover crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float.

For information on the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass or to book now, call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-4295 or visit any Walt Disney World Theme Park Ticket Window. The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass is only available in limited quantities.

Already have an event ticket? You can modify your event ticket to a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass and enjoy even more frightful nights!

For more information on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, visit DisneyWorld.com/Halloween.

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The Headless Horseman leading the Boo To You Halloween Parade on Friday night.

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Spooky!

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So fun!

Special Halloween treats:

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Chocolate dipped cookies.

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Frosted Halloween Sugar Cookies.

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Devils Food Chocolate Cupcake

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Disney Bounding Two DIsney Sisters Halloween

Minnie & Ariel

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: 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!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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It looks like Halloween on Main Street USA.

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With our Jedi Knights at MNSSHP last year.

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halloween1November 2, 2019: The last night of 2019 MNSSHP was last night. The party was over at Midnight, but the All Clear wasn’t given until 2am. The crews brought in all their magical holiday decor and the transformation from Halloween to Christmas began.
Unfortunately, they ran out of time and the Halloween bunting was still up today!

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So pretty!

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Character Breakfast Buffet at Makahiki at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii: Our Restaurant Review

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You can eat inside or out by the koi pool.

We were able to score breakfast buffet reservations at the Makahiki restaurant at Disney’s Aulani Resort.

Restaurant Tip:  Reservations are difficult to get at Makahiki year-round.  Make your dining reservations as soon as you book your hotel stay.

**This is the only place to meet Mickey and Minnie at the resort.**

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Really pretty wall murals.

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Entertaining characters.

Makahiki – The Bounty of the Islands

Start the day with a buffet breakfast, live entertainment, and visits with your favorite Disney Characters!

The Breakfast Buffet Menu

Enjoy a selection of family favorites, including pancakes, Mickey Waffles, French toast, island fruits, traditional Asian offerings, house-baked pastries, daily specialties and a build-your-own omelet station.

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Throughout your meal, enjoy enchanting experiences like:

Some of your favorite Disney Characters— dropping in for photos, fun interactions and a few very special surprises your family will never forget

Island-inspired touches, like a ukulele performance by Aunty.

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Aunty entertaining the guests.

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Close-up of the restaurant’s signature Dolphin Banana. (See the goldfish in his “mouth”???)

Disney Character Breakfast:  Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki 

Hours:  7:00 AM – 11:00AM

Price:  Adults $41.00, Keiki (Ages 3 to 9) $21.00, gratuity not included

Review Date: August 2019

Restaurant Rating:  5 Stars

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Fresh Fruit Juice, Sliced Island Fruits

Assorted Yogurts, Almond Granola

Breakfast Pastries, Bagels, English Muffins, Assorted Breads, Bread Pudding

Butter, Jam, Honey, Compotes

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Pastry and muffin station.

Western Entrees

Oatmeal with fresh berries

Scrambled Eggs, Omelets, Eggs Benedict, Fluffy Egg White and Vegetable Frittata

Grilled Mahi Mahi, Smoked Salmon

Pork Sausage, Pineapple-Glazed Ham, Chicken Sausage, Deli Meats and Cheese

Bacon, Turkey Bacon, Kalua Pork Hash, Portuguese Sausage

Aulani Potatoes, Hash Browns, Grits, Loco Moco

Pancakes, Mickey Waffles, French Toast

Chinese/Japanese Entrees

Fresh Fruit Juices, Soy Milk

Grilled and Seared Island Fish, Tamago

Soba Noodle Salad, Waipoli Field Greens

Miso Soup

Fried Rice, Steamed Rice

Nishime

Pickled Vegetables

Congee with condiments

Omelet Station

Made-to-Order Omelets

Keiki (Kids) Corner

Fruit, Yogurt, Granola, Breakfast Pastries

Mickey Waffles, Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Tater Tots
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Some Breakfast Buffet photos:

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Caroline’s breakfast: Mickey Waffles with fresh pineapple!

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My new hubby, Mitch, wanted to try the Eggs Benedict. They were delicious!

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Minnie stopping by our table while we were eating. Our hair flowers match!

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We met Goofy too!

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Aulani’s Mickey and Minnie in their Polynesian surfer costumes.

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Character breakfast with Mickey…a wonderful chance to meet him without waiting in meet and greet lines!

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Meeting Mickey Mouse! Hang 10 surfer dude!

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January 2020: New Aulani Wishable. She’s adorable!!!

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The shaved ice at Aulani is delicious!! Mitch had 1 – or 2! – every day!

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Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii.

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November 9, 2019: New Aulani merchandise has been released. So cute!

January 2020:  The new Aulani Spirit Jersey in Potion Purple, $75.00

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Back

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Aulani Wishables.

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January 20, 2020: Meet CookieAnn! CookieAnn, Duffy’s creative, food-loving friend, has arrived on Oʻahu bringing her recipe for friendship to Aulani. 🙂

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Two Disney Sisters in Hawaii

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

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

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

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!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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December 25, 2019: Minnie wearing her new holiday costume this week:

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We love Minnie’s new holiday costume!

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Pretty Aloha hat.

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Stitch purse.

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2020 DCP Housing Rents at Disney World

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The DCP Spring 2020 app opened Monday, August 19, 2019 and closes October 25, 2019!!!!!!

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The four housing complexes at Disney World.

There are four huge DCP housing complexes at Disney World.

The DCP apartments at Disney World have one to four bedrooms, with two or three participants in each bedroom.

DCP Housing fees for January 2020:  $111 – $200 per week

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January 4, 2020 DCP rent

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Physical layout of how the DCP apartments are to each other.

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Participants in the Spring 2020 DCP Program have already started arriving. Welcome!

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Check out the DCP link for more info:  DCP Arrival Information

Disney Housing Video: Living in DCP Apartments

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Apartment amenities.

Rent costs are automatically deducted weekly from every cast members’ paychecks, so you don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. (If you don’t work enough hours in a week, you can call the Front Office and pay your rent over the phone.)

The apartment rent includes all utilities such as electricity, wifi internet (S-L-O-W!), TV cable hookup, waste disposal, recycling, heat/AC, local phone service, 24 hour gated security, free bus transportation to all the Disney parks, resorts, and Disney Springs (for work and playtime!); as well as the various resort-style amenities, such as pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, gyms, basketball, etc. available at each housing complex.

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You can rent all these things for free at the front desk of each housing complex.

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Interested in what the DCP fees are when you accept your offer?

These fees must be paid right after you accept your offer! So, if you are accepted in September 2019 for the Spring 2020 program, the fees are due within a few days, not in January 2020 like how it would be in college.  There are no grants or fee waivers.
Spring 2019 DCP Acceptance Fees

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December 2018 Update: Alcohol will now be Allowed in all DCP apartments. No more Wellness/Under 21 Apartments.

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Smoking Update:  All DCP apartments have been smoke-free for years, but now Housing is limiting where you can smoke on property (i.e., one of our roommates used to smoke out on the balcony. That’s no longer allowed.)  We think this is a good thing!

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May 16, 2017 email from Housing regarding smoking on property.

Now if they see or smell any sign of smoking in the apartment at all, the whole apartment will FAIL the monthly inspection!  😦

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“Smoking inside the apartment” is now a Code Violation.

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All DCP apartments are inspected monthly!

As soon as you’re accepted to the DCP, sign up for what type of apartment size you want and where you want to live like I did: Filling out my DORMS form.  (Be aware, there is no guarantee…I literally got my last housing choice!)

To help figure out what size apartment you will be able to afford during your program, remember that most CPs are paid $10/hr. before taxes and are only guaranteed 32/hrs. week.  [Certain roles like lifeguarding get a $1/hr. premium.]

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The DORMS apartment selection process.

Bonus Tip:  Disney Housing offers a free monthly Housing Event social for all residents. Lots of free food, music and dancing, and fun character meet and greets!

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Life is the Bubbles Welcome Housing Event!  FREE.

Our first DCP Housing event:  August 2013

At our first DCP Housing event, we got to meet the characters from Andy’s Room (Toy Story) and they gave us free straw hats!

Interested in learning about the DCP Housing available at Disneyland? It’s called Carnegie Plaza:  Carnegie Plaza at Disneyland.

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#Truth  😉

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Which role are you most interested in???

Read our blog about the different roles for DCP participants:  20 Fun Roles for Cast Members at Disney World

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New DCP Housing ‘Flamingo Crossings’ Nearing Completion

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2,600 apartment units. That does NOT look like enough parking spaces for 10,000 DCP participants!

The new DCP housing development for cast members doing an internship program with Disney Parks is almost ready to welcome its first DCP participants.

The $630 million residential community will have 10,400 beds (2,600 residential units), two 25,000-square-foot community centers, two resort-style pools, and more.  It replaces the current 4 DCP apartment locations.

The first participants are scheduled to move in this May 2020, with a phased occupancy rollout lasting for the next three years.

In addition to housing, the development will include the Disney Education Center (replacing Disney University), providing unprecedented integration for program participants to engage in ‘uniquely Disney’ learning experiences and the ability to earn up to nine credit hours in college coursework. Program residents will also have access to resources needed for academic success, including group and private study rooms, computers with free printing, and Wifi.

“The college students who have been part of our college and internship programs have helped make magic for millions of our guests for more than three decades,” said Kristi Breen, vice president of Disney International Campus Programs.

Mike from BlogMickey stopped by and checked out the construction progress:

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One of the Community Centers.

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Very high density housing.  I’m sure they will look nicer once painted.

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No balconies. I’m assuming Disney is moving all the old furniture from the current 4 housing complexes over to Flamingo Crossings.

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Two Years Ago: February 2018  

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Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!

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Flamingo Crossings

Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program!

In February 2018,  Disney confirmed that all 2,600 planned apartment units were for the Disney College Program with any units not occupied by the program being leased to current Disney employees. They also confirmed that the new apartments would house educational facilities within them.  Disney University would be moving to the new complex too.  If would be great if Magic Kingdom Costuming moved there too.

Disney currently owns or leases four local complexes to house its college interns with a total of 1,580 units.  The only one owned directly by Disney is Vista Way, while the others are owned by third parties.  These would be closed and sold when Flamingo Crossing opens in Summer 2020.

This would also greatly simplify the current CP bus routes from the four apartment complexes.

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These will all be shut down and replaced by Flamingo Crossings over the next 3 years.

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Disney University is moving over to Flamingo Crossings this Fall.

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Our first week at the DCP in front of our apartment at Chatham Square.

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!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Once upon a time…

Two Disney Sisters

#TwoDisneyPrincesses

 

Brunch at Ohana’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort: Our Restaurant Review

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Ohana’s is on the 2nd floor of Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

We’ve eaten at Ohana’s several times now, but only for brunch.

Ohana, of course, means Family. The food is served family style to your table.

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Lilo and Stitch at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Brunch is a delicious Hawaiian-themed character breakfast with Mickey, Lilo, and Stitch all wearing their luau costumes and leis.

Reservations are hard to get, especially for breakfast, as it’s very popular.

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Ohana’s signature Pineapple-Coconut Breakfast Bread. So good!

We were on-time for our 10:30am brunch reservation and were immediately seated and given a basket full of yummy, freshly-baked Hawaiian bread.

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Mickey Waffles and Stitch Waffles!

Ohana’s serves the breakfast food family style to the table, in gigantic metal bowls with large spoons to serve yourself onto your individual plates.

We were really excited to get some chilled “moonshine” juice just like they serve at Trail’s End restaurant, but here it’s called P.O.G juice, which stands for pineapple, orange and guava juice.  It is perfection.

Carafes of P.O.G. juice.

Carafe of chilled P.O.G. juice for the table.

We love the Mickey Waffles and order them whenever we can.

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August 2019: Fruity Pebbles Mickey Waffles!  These might not be available all the time.

The day we were there, they not only had Mickey Waffles, they also had Stitch Waffles too!  Super cute!

Food photos!

Food photos!

While we were enjoying our breakfast, Polynesian Mickey, Lilo, and Stitch all came by our table to visit us.

We had a great time with the characters!

I had forgotten how short Stitch is!  Halfway through breakfast, Hawaiian music started playing and all the kids got up and started parading around the restaurant, laughing with the characters.  So fun!

Cost:  $40.47 per person. Tax is included; gratuity is not included. A standard, non-alcoholic beverage is included in this price.  Cast members get a 20% discount.

Note that the price of this meal varies based on the time of year (peak season vs regular season), and also on the day of the week (weekday vs. weekend).

We ate it all!

We ate it all!

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“Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch”

Breakfast Menu, August 2019

Served 7:30am – 12pm, $40.47 (includes tax, but not gratuity)

The ‘All you care to enjoy’ meal is brought table-side by servers. Sweet bread, fruit, breakfast skillet, and Mickey Waffles with warmed syrup are brought to your table as soon as you’re seated.  You may request seconds.

Basket of Sweet Hawaiian Breads

Seasonal Fruit

Hawaiian breakfast platter for the table includes:

Hua Paka (Scrambled Eggs) – made fresh, hot & delicious

Uala Kahiki (Fried Potatoes) – island-style potatoes, with caramelized onions & scallions

Pua’a (Pork) – pork breakfast sausage links & smoked bacon

Mickey and/or Stitch Waffles – with warmed syrup

Beverages:

Unlimited P.O.G. juice – the juice is a blend of pineapple, orange and guava juices

Milk, hot cocoa, bottled water, coffee, and tea
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Some photos from our brunch:

Enjoying a Character Breakfast at 'Ohana

Enjoying our Character Breakfast at ‘Ohana.

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The food was so delicious!

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Yum!

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Mickey leading a parade of kids around the restaurant.

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Elly with Lilo. (Look at that basket of Hawaiian Bread!)

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Lilo was great!

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Having fun with Stitch.

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Elly & Hawaiian Mickey.

“Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch”

Polynesian friends invite you to join Mickey for autographs and pictures. A family photo is taken before you are seated.

A photographer will bring the photo to your table during the meal for you to purchase if you wish.

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We love the theme-ing of this restaurant.

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It’s actually not a very big restaurant.

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Aloha!

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Character breakfast with Mickey at Aluani Resort…and chance to meet him and Minnie Mouse without waiting in meet and greet lines!

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Aulani’s Mickey and Minnie.  🙂  (Minnie’s wearing blue eyeshadow!)

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: 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

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Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Throwback Thursday: Christian meeting his favorite character Stitch. #TBT