New Holiday Decor at the Magic Kingdom 2019

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Merry Christmas!

For the first time ever during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, several Magic Kingdom attractions are getting special enhancements just for the holidays!

When you get behind the wheel on the Tomorrowland Speedway, you’ll find yourself cruising a festive freeway filled with thousands of lights and stylized décor. The Speedway will be decked out with 50,000 sparking LED lights this holiday season!

The crew at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor is putting some “Ho Ho Ho” in their “Ha Ha Ha,” with a new show for everyone visiting the Monster World during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Space Mountain launches you on a trippy jaunt through the cosmos, filled with dazzling lighting and high-energy holiday tunes.

The Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland becomes a wild and wacky Christmas party, as you spin your teacups to one of four new holiday combos of lights and music.

The Jingle Cruise!And, of course, the Jungle Cruise will once again be turned into the Jingle Cruise!

All this is in addition to the brand new “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” show, debuting this year.

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Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

This holiday season, the skies above Magic Kingdom will sparkle to life like never before during the 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the debut of an all-new fireworks show that can be enjoyed across the park!

cindarellas-castle fireworks.jpgMinnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, hosted by the one-and-only Minnie Mouse, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”  The holiday music will evoke heartfelt moments of home and family, as well as the festive fun of the season before an incredible finale you won’t want to miss.

You’ll be able to see the special fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019.

Along with the new fireworks show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.  And during A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

During Party nights, you can also experience select rides and attractions (including the holiday-decorated “Jingle Cruise”), savor complimentary cookie and drink treats, discover event-exclusive merchandise, delight to a magical “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A., and much, much more.

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Celebrating the holidays on Main Street USA

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are now available online or you can call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-1872.

Here are this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates:

November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24

December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22

More info: There are plenty of returning favorites at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party like “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas,” Club Tinsel, the Disney Junior Jingle Jam and “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade”, not to mention sparkling décor, complimentary treats and a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

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Merry Christmas!!!

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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.

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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Brand New: ‘Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show’ at Magic Kingdom!

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Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

Brand New!:  Premiering November 8th, 2019 during the first night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!!

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Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

This holiday season, the skies above Magic Kingdom will sparkle to life like never before during the 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the debut of an all-new fireworks show that can be enjoyed across the park!

Sneak Peak video: Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

minnie1Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, hosted by the one-and-only Minnie Mouse, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”  The holiday music will evoke heartfelt moments of home and family, as well as the festive fun of the season before an incredible finale you won’t want to miss.

minnie3You’ll be able to see the fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019.

Along with the new fireworks show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.  And during A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

minnie christmasDuring Party nights, you can also experience select rides and attractions (including the holiday-decorated “Jingle Cruise”), savor complimentary cookie and drink treats, discover event-exclusive merchandise, delight to a magical “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A., and much, much more.

jacketTickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are now available online or you can call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-1872.

MVMCPHere are this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates:

November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24

December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22

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Disney turns the castle Dream Lights on at 6pm, an hour before the start of the MVMCP party at 7pm.

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See you there!

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In front of Cinderella Castle with Dream Lights turned on.

We love the Dream Lights at the Cinderella Castle!

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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The holidays are an extra magical time at the Magic Kingdom!

We Love Dole Whip at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

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Christian getting us some Dole Whips for us.

Pineapple Dole Whips are served at five Disney locations worldwide:  At Disney World’s Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, at Disneyland’s Adventureland, and the Dole Plantation in Hawaii.

And – secret tip – it’s also served at Epcot during the International Food and Wine Festival in the fall! There you can even have it spiked with some rum!

Feeling Like Some Dole Whip!

Dole Whip Floats served with chilled pineapple juice!

We always get a Dole Whip Float while waiting for the Enchanted Tiki Show in Adventureland.  They allow you to bring it into the show if you haven’t finished it out in the waiting area.

Our favorite place to get a Dole Whip at Disney World is at the Polynesian Resort after having lunch at Captain Cook’s.  dole1

Getting some Dole Whip at the Pineapple Lanai.

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Yum!!!

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Huge carved spoons

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Perfection!  $4.99

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The Dole Whip menu

Check out some of the new Dole Whip merchandise we spotted:

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Dole Whip Magic Band (want)

 

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Dole Whip kitchen magnets

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Dole Whip Mickey Ears

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Brand new Dole Whip travel mugs, $22.99

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Pineapples were considered royal fruit…the fruit of kings.  (Poster at Captain Cook’s)

Yum, Dole Whip floats!

Dole Whip Floats are the best on a hot day! (We’re at the Enchanted Tiki Room.)

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You can even Disney Bound at the Parks as Dole Whip:

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Disney Bounding as Dole Whip – We LOVE it!!

More on Disney Bounding: Tips on Disney Bounding from Experts!

Can't be rushed when eating a Dole Whip Float!

You can’t be rushed when eating a Dole Whip Float!

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We love Dole Whip! ❤

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Stitch enjoying some Dole Whip too!

Yum!

Yum!

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We were lucky to visit the Dole Plantation in Hawaii last summer:

Touring the Dole Plantation on Oahu Island

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A celebration of all things pineapple!

One of the stops on the Aulani Excursion – Majestic Circle Island Tour was at Oahu’s Dole Plantation.

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The Dole Plantation’s Country Store.

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Celebrating 118 years!

We only had about ½ hour to shop at the Country Store and get some Dole Whip. The Country Store was LOADED with every kind of pineapple merchandise that you can think of and then some.

Everything was bright yellow and very cheerful.

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My Dole Whip in a souvenir cup.

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Caroline’s Dole Whip with chunks of fresh pineapple. So good!

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Pineapples growing in rows. Pineapple plants grow from the leafy tops of the fruit. Simply cut the crown off the top of the fruit and place it in soil. You should have a baby pineapple in about 12 months!

Some more photos from inside the Country Store:

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Yellow, yellow everywhere! The Logo Shop.

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Pineapple everything!

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Fresh pineapple chunks.

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YUM!!!!

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She’s making our Dole Whip treat!

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Prices – $27 for a Pineapple Split!!!

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Saying yes to a Pineapple Macaron. $3.75

Pineapple candies.

We bought this shirt!

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The Dole Plantation is northeast of the Aulani Resort.

Originally operating as a fruit stand beginning in 1950, Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience” in 1989.

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A little pineapple.

Today, Dole Plantation is one of Oahu’s most popular visitor attractions and welcomes more than one million visitors a year.

Dole Plantation provides enjoyable activities for the entire family, including the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze.

Also popular is our plantation Country Store offering a wide variety of Dole Plantation gifts, local favorites, foods and refreshments including the world-famous Dole Whip.

And, before you leave you can purchase fresh pineapple to take home.

Dole Plantation is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hope to see you soon!

Dole Plantation

64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy.

Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786

Phone: 808-621-8408

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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.

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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Applying to the Spring/Spring Advantage 2020 DCP Program

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DCP Spring 2020 app opens in 5 days…..Monday, August 19, 2019!!!!!!

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Apply today!  🙂

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Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience where you’ll create memories to last a lifetime. Apply today!

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The Disney College Program

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Feeling adventurous in 2020?  Made a resolution to change your life?

The Disney College Program might be just what you’re looking for!

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Find out where the sky meets the sea…. Application for Spring DCP program is open!

The DCP Spring/Spring Advantage 2020 application opened on August 19, 2019.

It closes October 25, 2019!

Apply here:  Apply to the DCP Now!

And, join the Spring 2020 DCP facebook page: DCPSpring2020

Stop!  Learn what the program fees are first!  If you get accepted, you must pay them ASAP (within 6 minutes of acceptance!)

Disney College Program Spring 2020 Program Fees

2020 DCP rent

Weekly rent.

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These are the main DCP programs at Disney World and Disneyland in 2020:

Program Dates

There are 5 main DCP programs at WDW and 4 main DCP programs at DLR.

Spring 2020 Program (App is open!)

Students should apply and interview in late August 2019 – October 25, 2019

Program begins early/mid January 2020 and ends in early/mid May 2020

Spring Advantage 2020 Program (App is open!)

Students should apply and interview late August 2019 – October 25, 2019

Program begins mid January/early February 2020 and ends in early/mid August 2020

Fall 2019 Program  

Students should have applied/interviewed January 2019 – late March 2019

Program begins early/mid August 2019 and ends in early January 2020

Fall Advantage 2019 Program 

Students should have applied/interviewed January 2019 – late March 2019

Program began late May/early June 2019 and ends in early January 2020

Quarter Session Programs

There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.

Summer 2020 DCP Alumni Program

The summer-only program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company.  App will open – briefly – in January 2020.

Summer 2020 DCP Program begins mid-to-late May/early June 2020 and ends in early August 2020 (10 weeks).

Winter (Holiday Break) Program

The Winter Holiday program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company. 

Winter 2018 Program began mid-to-late November/early December 2018 and ended in early January/February 2019 (5-8 weeks).

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The Winter Alumni Program is the shortest of all the DCP programs.

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The DCP is accepting applications for the following program dates:

We are currently accepting applications for the following program dates:

  • Anaheim, CA
    • Housing: January – August
      • 1/12/2020 – 8/1/2020
    • Local/Commuters: January – August
      • 1/6/2020 – 8/8/2020
  • Orlando, FL
    • Spring: January – May
      • 1/13/2020 – 5/14/2020
      • 1/13/2020 – 5/21/2020
      • 1/13/2020 – 5/28/2020
      • 1/21/2020 – 5/14/2020
      • 1/21/2020 – 5/21/2020
      • 1/21/2020 – 5/28/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 5/14/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 5/21/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 5/28/2020
    • Spring Advantage: January/February – July/August
      • 1/21/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 2/3/2020 – 8/6/2020
    • Late Spring: March/April – July
      • 3/9/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 3/30/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 4/20/2020 – 7/30/2020
    • Late Spring Advantage: March – October (Lifeguard role ONLY)
      • 3/9/2020 – 10/29/2020
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The months in YELLOW are when the application link for the DCP is open.

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Been invited to take a Web-Based Interview (WBI)? Find out more here:

DCP Web-Based Interview Tips

Been invited to a Phone Interview (PI)?  Find out more here:

DCP Phone Interview Tips

Step #1:  Apply!

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#1. Apply, then #2. Take the Web-Based Interview.

Step #2:  The Web-Based Interview (WBI)

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#3. Then schedule your Phone Interview!

Step #3:  The Phone Interview (PI)

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#4: Wait and see if you catch a wave! Good luck!

Step #4:  The Waiting Game!

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Good luck, we hope you catch a wave!

Step #5:  Acceptance!!!

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Whoo-Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!

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October 25, 2019:  Don’t be late for this very important date! 10/25/2019 is the last day to apply for next spring’s Disney College Program at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort. The link only stays open 10 weeks!

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Check out all the current Disney employment openings at:  Disney College Program Careers

This program is currently offered at both at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. During the application process, candidates will be given the opportunity to express interest in one or both locations. (It is not necessary to apply separately.) A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $11.00 – $15.00 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

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Link to get email notifications for future openings:  http://disneyinternsinfo.com/

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What role do you want to apply for???

Fun Roles for Cast Members at WDW

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Working together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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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Best $6 Snacks at Epcot in Disney World

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Caroline having the best Treat Yourself Day.

Epcot has really upped their snacking game with all the delicious snack-sized food available during the International Flower and Garden Festival in the Spring and the International Food and Wine Festival in the Fall.

The Best Park Snacks (Many for Under $6):  These will fill you up until dinnertime!

It’s snack time!  What are you in the mood for…something sweet?, something salty?, something hot?, something cold????

Many snacks at Epcot are actually quiet filling!

  1. Bakery items, $6:  Freshly baked pastries, huge cupcakes, muffins, cookies from the Kringla Bakeri (Norway) and  Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie (France).
  2. Starbucks, $5:  Iced coffees, fruit smoothies, hot coffee drinks, hot cocoa, pastries.

Epcot’s snack locations: Fountain View (Starbucks), Refreshment Port (soda), Kringla Bakeri (Norway), Karamell-Küche (Germany), L’Artisan des Glaces (France), American Adventure pavilion

Best snacks available year-round at Epcot’s World Showcase.

#1:  The Cronut:   Our #1 favorite snack at Epcot

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Have a Cronut at Epcot? Don’t mind if I do!!

Cronuts.

Cronuts up close.  Yum!

#2:  Macaroons from France Pavilion  (with or without ice cream!)

Macarons by the box.

Macaroons by the box.  Yes please!

So pretty!

The orange macaron. So pretty!

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Caroline and Christian with their ice cream snacks.

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Macaroon ice cream sandwich.  This was delicious! So perfect on a hot day.

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Taking our treats outside so we can walk around the World Showcase with them. Brioche ice cream sandwich.

#3: Starbucks Coffee Drinks from Fountain View

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Epcot’s Starbucks is inside the Fountain View.  This is location closing soon and the Starbucks is moving over to the Odyssey building.

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Funnel cakes!

❤ Funnel cakes!  So good!

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A Funnel Cake instead of lunch? OK!!

#5 School Bread from Epcot Norway???

No thank you!  While lots of guests swear how delicious this snack from Norway is, we disagree!

Have you tried the  Norway School Bread?

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School Bread from Epcot Norway.

#6:  Giant Cotton Candy from China Pavilion

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So beautiful!  The 5- layer Spring Fantasy, $15

These Giant Chinese Cotton Candy Flowers were introduced during the 2019 International Flower and Garden Festival and were hugely popular.  We can see why!

#7:  Ice Cream Cones from L’Artisan des Glaces (France)

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Christian’s Blueberry ice cream cone.

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Mickey in the sherbet!

These cones have to been eaten very fast on a hot summer day!  The melt rate is FAST.

#8:  Fresh Caramel Popcorn from Epcot-Germany

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Yes please!!!

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More recommended snack photos.  We have tried all of these!

Delicious!

Delicious!  Dipped pretzels.

Cronut and cup of water, under $5

9pm: My Cronut and cup of water before IllumiNations fireworks, $5

Free drinks!

Free drinks at Fountain View!

Caramel apples.  They will slice these for free for easier eating.

Caramel apples. They will slice these for free for easier eating. Enough for 2 people.  $6

Freshly made caramel popcorn, $4

Freshly made caramel popcorn, $4-$6

Macaron in France.

Elly having a macaroon in France.

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Everything is between $4-$6.

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More giant pastries, $6

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Freshly dipped caramel apples, $6

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Cupcakes are available everywhere at Disney World! $6

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Had to say yes to this Epcot tumbler! “Celebrate the Future”

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Fun day at Epcot! 

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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Two Disney Sisters

Having Dinner with the Beast at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom

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Be Our Guest restaurant.

For a final get together before he left Disney World, Christian’s roommates got dinner reservations at Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.

All his roommates decided to extend their DCP Spring 2019 program through the hot summer months until mid-August.  One of his roommates is in the Disney Culinary Program (Arthur) and hopes to make Disney his career.  He is an excellent chef.

Dinner at Be Our Guest is prix-fixe for $55/person and includes your choice of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.  Cast members get a 20% discount.

It was already very hot for mid-May, in the mid-90s every day. This summer has been brutal in Orlando.

The restaurant is at the back of the Magic Kingdom and you have to walk through Fantasyland to reach it.

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Sign out front of the restaurant.

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Massive stone lions.

It’s a very pretty, Gothic restaurant with lots of stone.

It is the Beast’s Castle after all.

The Beast only makes appearances at dinnertime.

The food is actually better at breakfast, and it’s good for lunch. And much less expensive then as it’s all ala carte.

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The Main Dining Room aka The Ballroom.  The huge windows do not look out at the Magic Kingdom.  It’s always twilight outside those windows and snowing.

They were lucky to be seated in the main dining room, which is the best and most sought after reservation.

Christian was feeling really adventurous and wanted to try something new.

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Not today, Satan!!!  Ordering this appetizer was a mistake!!

For his appetizer, he selected the Charred Octopus (served cold!).  This was not good and upset his stomach.

For his entrée, he went for the Sea Scallops.

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Diving into some Sea Scallops.

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Christian trying the “grey stuff”.

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Meeting The Beast after dinner.  l-r: Kenny, Christian, The Beast, Arthur, and Tom.  Kenny also worked in Tomorrowland.

A ton more restaurant and dinner photos:

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Cool lamp posts with gargoyles.

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The pretty waterfall outside the restaurant.

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Walking into the restaurant.

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Two massive stone lion statues out front.

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The grand hallway.

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Princess Belle and Prince Adam in tile.

Fairytale Elegance at Be Our Guest Restaurant

20 foot ceilings with beautiful paintings. Really lovely Ballroom.

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The size of the ballroom.

 

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Bringing home some dessert for the 2 roommates who couldn’t make it.

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Spring 2019 DCP – Chatham Square!

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Kenny shaking The Beast’s paw.

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Meeting the Beast after our lunch.

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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We’ve eaten at Be Our Guest 5x now. Breakfast is best (3 Stars), lunch is good (2 1/2 Stars), and dinner is only for special occasions (1 1/2 Star).

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Meeting the Beast.

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Two Disney Sisters

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hehehe…bad food at dinner!

Dinner with the Evil Queen at Storybook Dining in the Wilderness Resort

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Having dinner with the Evil Queen.

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Wilderness Lodge

A very warm late Spring night with the sun just setting to the west.

We tried something new on the last night of our Disney World trip:  Storybook Dining at Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge.

It’s very popular and very hard to get dinner reservations.  We were very lucky to get a reservation for three on Christian’s night off.

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We love the Wilderness Lodge!

We arrived at the Wilderness Lodge early so we could walk around for a little bit.  The Wilderness is one of our favorite resorts at Disney World.

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The Artist Point. (We’ve been to the original Artist Point in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.)

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Original artwork.

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Snow White’s story.

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Artist Point has a huge tree in it now.

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The cast member’s costumes.

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Table set for 3.

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Each guest gets their own “enchanted apple.” Snow White, Grumpy, and Dopey will still sign autographs for guests, but the Evil Queen might not. It’s nice to get this!

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Cocktails first! The Enchanted Apple.  $12.50

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Snow White coming over to our table!

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Snow White is one of my favorite Disney princesses!

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The Enchanted Forest Tree covers the ceiling.  The lights came on when the sun set.

Our Full Meal Review with Tons of Photos:

On 12/16/2018, Artist Point Restaurant at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge reopened as a character dining experience called Storybook Dining.  We’ve previously eaten breakfast and lunch there many times, but never dinner.

The prix-fixe dinner meal at Storybook Dining is divided into three courses, all of which are included in the $55/adult price.  Drinks are extra.

Appetizers and desserts are served ‘family style’ on a large, leafy green Lazy Susan.

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Our appetizers arrive.

The appetizers served were: Winter Squash Bisque, Hunters Pie, and a Wicked Shrimp Cocktail.

We each tried a different entree.

The main courses we ordered were:  Royal Prime Rib Roast (Mitch), Butter Poached Snapper (Christian), Brothers Grimm Roasted Chicken (Caroline).

During the meal, Snow White, Grumpy and Dopey walked through the restaurant, while the Evil Queen was in her court in the corner of the dining room. Guests are invited to go get their pictures taken with the Evil Queen once their dinner is finished. At several times throughout our meal, there were special things going on with the characters dancing, etc.

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The Hunter’s Gift to the Queen

The last dessert brought to the table after we were done eating was the “The Hunter’s Gift to the Queen.” It arrives in a silver box and contains cracked maple popcorn and red chocolate hearts. That was fun.  So fancy.

4 1/2 Stars

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Cocktails and Appetizers (April 2019)

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Entree and Dessert choices (April 2019)

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Cocktails (April 2019)

Brew of Peaches

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Transformation Potion Lemonade

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Christian with his Brew of Peaches drink.

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My appetizer plate.

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Royal Prime Rib Roast (Mitch) with popover.

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Bashful’s Butter-poached Fish. (Christian)

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Brother’s Grimm Roasted Chicken (Caroline)

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The desserts arrive. Those are gooseberry pies. Delicious!

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The “Poison” Apples.

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My dessert plate. Wonderful!

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The Hunter’s Gift to the Queen.

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Wilderness Lodge

On the kissing bridge over Silver Creek Geyser inside the Wilderness Lodge Resort.

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

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Meeting the Evil Queen after dinner. She’s actually a rare character to see in the Parks. She only comes out for certain hard ticketed events. We’ve met her 2x before at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.