The New Minnie Kitchen Sink Sundae at Magic Kingdom

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Mickey and Minnie’s Kitchen Sinks, $16.99

In celebration of Mickey’s 90th birthday this month – it’s on November 18th – Disney is rolling out some sweet surprises for guests!

Behold, the brand new Minnie Kitchen Sink Sundae!!!

Two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, caramel or peanut butter topping, whipped cream and a two cherries on top…all in an adorable keepsake Minnie Mouse sink!

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Yummy!!!  Each Kitchen Sink feds 2-3 adult guests or 4 children!

Who can resist an ice cream sundae that comes in a cute Mickey or Minnie Mouse pants container???

You can find Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae (aka: The Mickey Pants Sundae) and the new Minnie’s Kitchen Sink Sundae at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom.

The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street USA

The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street USA

We watched the afternoon parade go by on Main Street USA, then we ran into the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and placed our order for 2 scoops of hand scooped chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream, all topped off with two Maraschino cherries!

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No seating is available inside the ice cream parlor, but there are plenty of tables and chairs outside.

The Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae

Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae, $14.99…or $16.99 during the holiday season.

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We love seeing Main Street USA all decorated for the holidays.

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Looks like Christmas on Main Street USA, but with it being sunny and 82 degrees today, it feels like summer!

Indulge in hand-scooped ice cream at this sweetly nostalgic parlor on Main Street, U.S.A.

Savor ice cream floats, fresh waffle-bowl sundaes smothered in hot fudge, and Mickey cones with chocolate ears! Fat- and sugar-free options are also available.

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Enjoying our Mickey sundae last year.  We planted flowers in the container when we got home.

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December 2017: Our Christmas Cactus blooming in the Mickey Pants container.

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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2018 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

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The Grand Floridian’s 2018 Gingerbread House

The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is celebrating its 20th year!

Mickey and Minnie arriving at the Grand Opening Event on November 14, 2018 at 10am.  They have new holiday outfits!!!

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Mickey and Minnie arriving for the Grand Opening event on November 14th.

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Minnie cutting the red ribbon with the Chief Pastry Chef. The Sweet Shop is now open!

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20th Anniversary!

They put up the 2018 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this week. It’s so beautiful!

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Front view.  It’s in a new location in the Grand Atrium this year!

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Dozens and dozens of beautiful red and white poinsettias surround the Gingerbread House!

There are Hidden Mickey’s carved into the shingles.  The whole lobby of the GF smells like gingerbread! ❤

Free samples of the gingerbread for all the guests.  So delicious!  The botton is coated in rich dark chocolate!

Free samples of the gingerbread for all the guests while they are assembling the house. So delicious! The bottom is coated in rich Belgium dark chocolate!

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The Gingerbread Sweet Shop – Opening Nov. 14th

The chefs make an extra 1,000 gingerbread shingles and dip them in rich, Belgium dark chocolate. You can buy them in the gift shop and also from the gingerbread house when it’s open (limited hours).

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We could eat one of these every day! ❤

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The gingerbread recipe

Some of the delicious gingerbread details:

The Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House stands 16 feet tall.

The ingredients include 1,050 pounds of honey, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 800 pounds of flour, 140 pints of egg whites, and 700 lbs. of delicious Belgium chocolate!

Here’s a video of the final dusting by Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek:  Putting the Final Touches on the Gingerbread House  

The dusting of the gingerbread house takes 10-15 minutes. The chef squirts down the gingerbread roof with a ‘simple sugar’ water mix, and then slowly sifts powdered sugar onto the house.

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So yummy!

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Then in early January when they take it all down, they take off all the gingerbread and compost it, wash down the house and store it again until next Christmas!  

Disney Behind-the-Scenes Video:  Bees Recycle GF Gingerbread House at WDW

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Walking around the Grand Floridian with the Gingerbread House up – it smells so good!!!!

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The 2018 Cinderella’sGingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Open 10am-10pm daily.

Check out the other pretty gingerbread displays at Disney World:

Contemporary Resort:  2018 Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Beach Resort:  The Gingerbread Carousel

Disney BoardWalk Resort: Ginger’s Bread and Cookie Shoppe

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Grand Floridian Gingerbread House.

We love seeing the Grand Floridian’s annual Gingerbread House!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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Caroline at work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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We got to see it last year.  So pretty…so yummy!!  Happy Holidays!

One last photo:

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Look for the 2018 Gingerbread House in it’s new location in the GF’s Grand Atrium this year.

2018 Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs

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Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

Opens Today!

Discover 27 Christmas Trees – each inspired by a Disney character or Disney park theme – at Disney Springs this holiday season.

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Opening at 11am today…and open with all the tree lights on until 11pm every night.

The Christmas Tree Trail is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm from November 8, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

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Nov. 8th – Jan 6th.

Capture one-of-a-kind photos during a walk-through experience featuring holiday music, falling snow, festive trees, and more.

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Disney Springs Map – The Christmas trees are by the marketplace.

Begin your tour near the play fountain outside Once Upon a Toy in the Marketplace. There you’ll spot an alluring pathway – fun invitation to explore all the trees decked out in the following Disney-inspired themes:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Cinderella
  • Disney Springs
  • Disney Villains
  • Dumbo
  • Fantasia
  • Frozen
  • Haunted Mansion
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse
  • The Muppets
  • Mulan
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Peter Pan
  • Pinocchio
  • Pluto
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Robin Hood
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White
  • Star Wars
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story
  • Trees representing the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

During your journey, be sure to check out the nearby food and beverage kiosks and holiday merchandise.  If you’re participating in this year’s Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt, spend a little more time gazing at the Mickey & Minnie tree. It just may contain the clue you’re looking for!  🙂

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Setting up the tree backdrops over the weekend.

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The Tangled tree with all its lanterns.

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Look for the hint to Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt here!

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See it during the day…then come back at night!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Caroline at work 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:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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

2018 Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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The Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Open 10am-10pm daily.  The castle is outlined in bright LED white lights this year.  Look for the 17 Hidden Mickeys!

This year’s gingerbread display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort again features Cinderella and Prince Charming in front of their gingerbread castle.

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Prince Charming and Cinderella

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The Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmother was added this year, along with a fabulous glass slipper on a blue velvet pillow.

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Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

The adorable gingerbread version of Cinderella Castle is done in “it’s a small world” style inspired by the artwork of Mary Blair.

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It’s in the Contemporary’s main atrium.

You can find it by the large A-frame window in the main atrium.

Some treats available at the Cinderella Castle Gingerbread Snack Stand:

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THESE SHINGLES ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Contemporary’s Gingerbread Shingles feature a glittering silhouette of Cinderella’s glass slipper!  $6.50

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Catch me, catch me, if you can….I’m the gingerbread boy!  $6.00

There are several Sugar-Free sweets available too.

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About 2,000 lbs. of sugary goodness went into making this display!

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2018 Holiday mug featuring the Contemporary’s gingerbread display.

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Contemporary’s 2018 LE holiday pin.

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2018 LE Holiday ornaments, $14.99

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Open from 10am – 10pm. Be sure to check it out this holiday season!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Caroline at work 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:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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In front of Cinderella Castle with Dream Lights turned on.

We love the Dream Lights at the Cinderella Castle!  Happy Holidays!!!

The Beautiful Floating Lanterns of Tangled

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

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

Full song:  At Last I See The Light video

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Our CM friend, Ricky, capturing some Tangled magic!

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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 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!!

♪♫♪ And at last I see the lights…♪♫♪

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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!  (And true!)

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Capturing the magic just as the Tangled lanterns lights popped on.


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Thinking about Disney Bounding as Rapunzel?  Here’s some ideas!

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Caroline with Rapunzel’s.  She’s so pretty!

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I love this hand-painted Tangled Magic Band!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Adventure is out there!

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:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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Posing in the Gardens of Tangled.

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Rapunzel’s Tower on the hill.

♪♫♪And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you♪♫♪

 

Joining the Disney College Program Alumni Association

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Disney College Program pin.

Greetings from the Disney Alumni Association!

Congratulations on successfully completing your DCP program!

By now you have received the official communication on this new, exclusive group of College Program alumni. Don’t forget to complete the registration process.  Click here to join today!

www.dcpalumni.com

Best Regards, Disney Campus Recruiting

Join the DCP Alumni Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/disneyalumniassociation/

  • Network and connect with over 100K College Program Alumni across the country
  • Receive invites to future Alumni exclusive events on Disney property
  • Participate in webinars with Leaders from around the Company and partake in networking and learning opportunities
  • Receive exclusive Professional Development webinars and workshops with Disney Recruiters
  • Receive Disney Alumni Association exclusive merchandise
  • Be the first to know about Disney Internships and Programs opportunities

Want to buy some Alumni merchandise?  It’s now online!!  Click here:  Disney College Program Alumni Merchandise

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Continuing the Magic….

Update from DAA:

Several times a year, the Disney Alumni Association (DAA) experiences a backlog about joining, i.e., when the Spring and Fall CPs all graduate.

If it’s been more than 2 weeks, please contact the DAA email inbox at: wdw.disney.college.program.alumni@disney.com

We can then specifically look up the individual’s lost information.

Marcie Lemke, DAA admin

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Update:  Our DCP Alumni packages with all the free merch came!  The t-shirts fit perfectly!

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DCP Alumni t-shirt, business card holder, car decals, stickers & more!  FREE!!!

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DCP Alumni Logo

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We love the new DCP Alumni postcards:

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The Disney College Program Alumni Postcards. ❤

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DCP Alumni postcard #1

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DCP Alumni Postcard #4 – This one is our favorite!!!

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And, don’t forget about the special DCP Housing pins!

 

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DCP Housing pins!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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The 30 year DCP celebration pin.

Mickey’s Retreat at Disney World

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Mickey’s Retreat for Disney cast members.

Located at the DCP housing complex between Chatham Square and The Commons, Mickey’s Retreat is a free 19-acre recreation facility located on Little Lake Bryan open exclusively to Disney Cast Members and their families.

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This gator fencing is all new since a 2 Year Old Boy Killed By Gator at the Grand Floridan.

It has two nice swimming pools, a white sand beach for relaxing, a marina with canoe and paddle boat rentals ($2), a children’s play area, picnic pavilions, four sand volleyball courts, a banquet room, and much more.

Beach volleyball on white sand beach.

Beach volleyball on white sand beach.

We love paddle boats!

We love paddle boats!

Mickey’s Retreat is where the WDW Lifeguard Tests  are held.

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Disney World Lifeguards earn this patch.

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At least once a year, one of the monthly DCP Housing events will be held there. You might even get lucky and have your DCP graduation bar-b-que held there.

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Our 2nd DCP graduation event was held at Mickey’s Retreat!  Free food, music/DJ, dancing…and, of course, Mickey and Minnie Mouse made an appearance too!  🙂

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Come out and play, but don’t forget your Disney ID!

Mickey’s Retreat Information

Address: 8151 Lake Forest Dr. Orlando, Florida 32821
Phone: (407) 828-3620
Summer Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm (Mon – Sun)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mickeys-Retreat/134618086587184

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But wait!  I got to go to Mickey’s Retreat several times with my CP friends and my roommates during my 3rd DCP program!  Read that blog, with more Retreat photos here:  Visiting Mickey’s Retreat!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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