Meeting Princess Aurora at Disneyland

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Meeting Princess Aurora. She’s very pretty!

We were surprised to see Princess Aurora greeting guests in front of the Wishing Well at Snow White’s Grotto in Disneyland last week.

It’s such a pretty, calm place and there was no line to meet her.

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Princess Aurora waiting to meet a guest.

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It was chilly and she was wearing her fur-trimmed costume!!!!  ❤

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So pretty!

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Twinning!

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She had to leave right after we met her.

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Princess Aurora walking back into the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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Christian making a wish.

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January 16, 2020: It was such a light post-holiday crowd day, with the threat of rain in the afternoon, which held off until 10pm. We had the park to ourselves and got to ride on everything, some of the rides 2x even.  We really recommend going to Disneyland in January!

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Disneyland roses in bloom.

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Who wore it better????

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Princess Aurora looking over her Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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Christian at Disneyland.

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Interested in Disney Bounding as Princess Aurora??

It’s easy!

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Disney Bounding in Aurora’s pink outfit.

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Disney Bounding in Aurora’ cottage outfit.

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We were lucky to meet her a few years ago at Disney World during Christmastime:

Meeting Princess Aurora at the Magic Kingdom’s Candy Cane Garden

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Meeting a very pretty Princess Aurora.

During the holiday season, Princess Aurora can be found on Main Street USA near City Hall at the Candy Cane Garden in the Magic Kingdom.

We were excited to meet her for the first time.

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Elly and Aurora taking a selfie together.

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Selfie time!

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You can meet Princess Aurora during the day in the Candy Cane Garden.

Christmas will be here soon!

The Christmas Countdown sign.

Mailbox for Santa letters in the Candy Cane Garden.

Mailbox for Santa letters in the Candy Cane Garden.

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Meeting Princess Aurora for the first time.

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The Candy Cane Garden is very festive.

Bonus Tip:  If you’re at  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party  (a hard ticket event during certain nights Nov.-December), you can meet Santa here before the Holiday Celebration Parade!!!  Expect long lines.  He’s only there until December 24th, then he returns to the North Pole!  ❤

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Santa and Mrs. Claus!!!

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The Candy Cane Garden is open daily through the holiday season, 10am – 5pm.

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Cheers to the new year!

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!

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Two Disney Sisters

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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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Jedi Knights Star Wars MNSSHP

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!

#TwoDisneySisters

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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 Bounding as the Tightrope Walker in the Haunted Mansion

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October 2019 at the Haunted Mansion.

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Caroline is already thinking about her Halloween costumes and what she’s be wearing at the 2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this Fall.

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The Tightrope Walker from the Stretching Room inside the Haunted Mansion!

We saw this dress from The Dress Shop on Cherry Tree Lane on clearance at Cast Connections – 75% off! – in March and knew it would be perfect for her!

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So perfect!  Only 2 dresses left at Cast Connection and Christian had a Take Additional 10% Off coupon!  #Winning!

One was in her size and in perfect condition!

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The Tightrope Walker dress.

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So pretty!

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Without the velvet cape.

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The dress’s full skirt

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Caroline wearing her Cinderella costume at MNSSHP, the only time adults can wear full Disney costumes to the Parks.

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.

Having some cold ice cream, yes, it's a Mickey Bar!

Disney Bounding as Frozen characters.

Not sure what you’re going to wear to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) yet?

If you don’t have the time or money for an all out Disney costume, what about Disney Bounding? (This goes for the guys too!)

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Cute Disney Bounding summer outfit ideas for all the Disney Princesses…along with what to drink. Apple juice for Snow White of course….Fuji water for Ariel….Merida gets a strong Starbucks Frappuccino…..and I have no idea why Rapunzel gets a Capri Sun! 🙂

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/

Disney Bounding

At MNSSHP

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Two Disney Princesses at MNSSHP!

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Caroline Disney Bounding 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/

Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

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October 31, 2017: 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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Disney Bounding to a Halloween party as Rapunzel.

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Inside the Stretching Room…it’s not as it seems!

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The Tightrope Walker

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Elly is Disney Bounding as Minnie Mouse.

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Two Disney Sisters at the Magic 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

Bonus points if you know where we took this photo.

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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My new Tangled mug! ❤

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Our favorite scene!  Beautiful with all the floating lanterns!

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Our very favorite scene during the nightly Once Upon a Time projection show at the Magic Kingdom …the Floating Lanterns of Tangled. ♪♫♪ And at last I see the lights…♪♫♪

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April 2019: New Tangled cupcake. Available at Intermission Food Court at All Star Music Resort. Yellow cupcake with buttercream frosting. $6

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We love this Tangled scene so much that we went to a Paint Night 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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Don’t forget the tiara!

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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♪♫♪

Meeting Lady Tremaine and Her ‘Beautiful’ Daughters

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These two crack me up! They are sooo vain!

The Beautiful Tremaine Daughters Have New Outfits!

This summer the ‘beautiful’ Tremaine daughters – Cinderella’s mean stepsisters – got new, upgraded outfits at Disney World.

Their new outfits are bigger and brighter, and have a lot more velvet and satin layers.

We love their new costumes!  ❤

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Anastasia wears pink

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Drizella wears blue/green.

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Very nice new outfits!

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Meeting the Tremaine Family at Cinderella Castle

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Me and Ricky meeting the Tremaine family.

We were wondering around the Cinderella Castle when a cast member told us that the  the whole Tremaine family would be coming out soon.

This made me nervous because the Tremaines are always so unpredictable!

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Wearing my Cinderella t-shirt at the Magic Kingdom.

Sure enough, Lady Tremaine and her ‘beautiful’ daughters came walking out. I was so nervous because I had on my Cinderella t-shirt and I knew they’d be mean to me about that!  And they were!

We took a group photo with them, and then I asked if I could have one alone.

Lady Tremaine looks at her daughters and says, “Very well!” And then they all walked away from me!!  😦

This is me saying, “Wait, no! I want one WITH you all!”

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“Wait! Come back!!”

Lady Tremaine just shrugged and said, “Well, to each their own. I wasn’t going to question you!”

They are soooo unpredictable!

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Me with Lady Tremaine and her “beautiful” daughters, Anastasia and Drizella.

Talk about a moment I will never forget!

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My favorite photo of Lady Tremaine and her daughters. How old would you say she is??? [Trick question.]

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And we can’t forget about the Fairy Godmother!

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Thinking about Disney Bounding as one of the beautiful sisters?

Here are some ideas:

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The casual look.

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The more dressy option.

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

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Elly is Disney Bounding as Cinderella during MNSSHP.

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frozen3We’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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Caroline in her Cinderella costume in front of the Haunted Mansion.

                       

 

Disney Bounding as Cinderella

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Meeting Cruella DeVille

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

Not sure what you’re going to wear to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) yet?  If you don’t have the time or money for an all out Disney costume, what about Disney Bounding?

Cinderella has several looks.  I went Disney Bounding in her Going to the Ball look.

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Cinderella’s Going to the Ball costume.

Pink Cinderella ears

Cinderella’s Minnie Ears!

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Disney Bounding with our friend Jessie who was Country Belle.

We Disney Bounded last year at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in October.

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The Disney villains only come out during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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Meeting the whole Peter Pan gang.

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The good guys and heroes are also out at the MNSSHP party.  Meeting Captain America.

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Going as your Ghost Hosts at last year’s MNSSHP party with our Star Wars Jedi Knights.

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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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October 1, 2018:  Welcome to Disneyland!

Seeing Orange Bird at Disney World

Shelves full of Orange Bird merchandise!

Shelves full of Orange Bird merchandise!  Cups, bowls, glasses, potholders…I want it all!

We love Orange Bird and are excited to see all the Orange Bird merchandise available at Disney Springs.

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So cute!

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Orange plates with Hidden Mickeys.

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We bought this apron!

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Pretty tea towels with Hidden Mickeys.

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Glasses and orange juice pitchers featuring Orange Bird.

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Perfect for your morning cup of coffee!

Salt and pepper shakers

Cute little OB salt and pepper shakers

More merchandise.

More merchandise.  So bright and cheerful!

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New Orange Bird magic band and charm.

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These Orange Birds are so soft!

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My new Orange Bird Tsum Tsum!  He’s a cutie! 😉

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My Orange Bird kitchen magnet to hold notes (gift from Elly).

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Love this bracelet! ❤

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Orange Bird is the special sorcerer’s card for the 2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!!

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That’s not Dole Whip, that’s Orange Swirl from the Sunshine Tree Terrace that he’s holding!

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We love this year’s trading card of Orange Bird!

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There’s lots of orange everywhere!  🙂

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Thinking about Disney Bounding as Orange Bird for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year???  Here’s some cutie and colorful ideas:

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Disney Bounding as Orange Bird ideas!

My Orange Bird pins.

My Orange Bird pins all lined up.  ❤ them!

Our friend, Disney artist Jason Tackett, did this artwork for the Disney Blog.

Our friend, Disney artist Jason Tackett, did this artwork of Orange Bird for the official Disney Parks Blog.

You never see Orange Bird walking around Adventureland anymore.

You never see Orange Bird walking around Adventureland anymore (photo circa 1975).

Meet Orange Bird

Meet Orange Bird Disney Pin.  “A day with orange juice is like a day without sunshine!”

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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!

What is Disney Bounding?

Disney Bounding

What to wear Disney Bounding as Cinderella.

Disney Bounding:  When Disney fans dress up as contemporary versions of their favorite characters and go to the theme parks.
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August 2018:  We love this photo of a grandmother – mom – granddaughter all Disney Bounding as Snow White at Epcot!!! ❤

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.

Having some cold ice cream, yes, it's a Mickey Bar!

Disney Bounding as Frozen characters.

Not sure what you’re going to wear to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) yet? If you don’t have the time or money for an all out Disney costume, what about Disney Bounding? (This goes for the guys too!)

Disney Bounding

At MNSSHP

We Disney Bounded last year for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in November.

Some Disney Bounding ideas (photos from the internet):

Cinderella at the Ball

Cinderella at the Ball

Pocahontas bounding

Disney Bounding as Pocahontas.

Cinderella in rags.

Cinderella in rags.

Evil stepsisters

Evil stepsisters

Toy Story

Toy Story

Hunchback

Hunchback

White Rabbit (yes that's NPH!)

White Rabbit (yes that’s NPH with his husband and twins!)

UP

UP characters

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Genie from Aladdin

Genie from Aladdin

Hippo from Fantasia

Hippo from Fantasia

Jane from Tarzan

Jane from Tarzan

Hercules

Hercules

Minnie Mouse.  (We've seen versions of this a lot!)

Minnie Mouse. (We’ve seen versions of this bounding a lot at the parks!)

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Snow White

Snow White

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Disney Bounding as Snow White is probably the most popular:

You just need a little yellow, royal blue & cherry red...

You just need a little yellow, royal blue & cherry red…

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So pretty!!

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Perfect!

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Two Disney Princesses at MNSSHP!

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

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

Important info:  You can’t wear a full Disney Costume to the Magic Kingdom on normal days, only during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party nights.

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

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

Disney Bounding for all the Princesses

Disney Bounding color ideas for all the Princesses!

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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Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

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October 31, 2017: Princess Anna going to work.

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

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Disney Bounding as Rapunzel.

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Elly Disney Bounding as Minnie Mouse.

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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2018 Mardi Gras Celebration at Disney Parks

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Mickey and Minnie on Fat Tuesday

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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February 13, 2018!

Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – is today – February 13, 2018!

It’s celebrated at all the Disney parks, but especially at Disney World and Disneyland!

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Meeting Princess Tiana at the Magic Kingdom.  Her gown is so beautiful!!!

Disney World:

At Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort, there is a mini-float parade consisting of themed golf carts decorated by resort cast members at 10am on Fat Tuesday.

The mini parade features music, select Disney characters in Mardi Gras costumes, and free party beads and candy for guests along the parade route.

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Try some sugar-dusted beignets at Sassagoula restaurant at Port Orleans!

We got to eat at Sassagoula Floatworks Food Factory at Port Orleans for Mardi Gras last year and really liked it! It’s a Mardi Gras celebration there every day!

Dining at Disney’s Port Orleans

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My delicious beignets!  No, six isn’t too many for me!!!!

House specialties include famous New Orleans-style Beignets, fresh baked goods, pizza, pasta, hamburgers, split-roasted chicken, BBQ ribs, Po’ Boys and scrumptious sandwiches.

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Chip and Dale in their Mardi Gras costumes today.

And, Princess Tiana will be at her meet and greet area all day signing autographs for guests:

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She’s so beautiful!

At Disneyland:

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Mickey celebrating as Mardi Gras King

The New Orleans Square of Disneyland is always decorated for Mardi Gras!

The streets of New Orleans Square are filled with jazz music and the smells of delicious cajun food.

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New Orleans Square at Disneyland decorated for Mardi Gras.  So colorful!

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Princess Tiana and Gator Louie taking to the streets.

Don’t forget to meet Princess Tiana from Disney’s ‘Princess and the Frog’ movie!

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Caroline meeting Princess Tiana at New Orleans Square, Disneyland.

Interested in Disney Bounding at the parks as Princess Tiana?

It’s easy to do!

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A few ideas for Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana!

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❤ February 14, 2018 ❤

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Princess Tiana tsum tsum. We have the entire Princess and the Frog tsum tsum set and they are really cute!!!

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Happy Mardi Gras 2018!

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You can get delicious beignets at the Magic Kingdom too!!!! Yes, please!!!

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Two Disney Sisters at Disneyland

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Disney Bounding as Princess Moana and Friends

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Fun ideas to Disney Bound as Moana.

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

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Coral and tan with seashell accents.

Princess Moana is one of the easiest Disney princesses to Disney Bound to!  Her colors are beautiful – coral and tan.

You can also Disney Bound as other characters in the movie like Maui:

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Disney Bounding as Maui

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Maui

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Ocean colors for Te Fiti

Other Disney Bounding ideas:

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

Disney Bounding as Dole Whip or Orange Bird: 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/

Now, Disney Bounding is different than Cosplay, which is dressing up exactly like the characters.

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Cosplaying as Moana characters.

You can’t get into the Disney Parks dressed liked this, except at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party nights.

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Moana signed my signature book.

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Meeting Moana!

 

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Meeting Moana at Disney’s Aulani 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

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 whole family meeting Moana at Disney’s Aulani Resort.

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Hello Moana!!!!

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Moana and Hei Hei at the Polynesian Resort.

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January 2019: Moana in her winter costume (note the sleeves and leggings).

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I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat and restore the heart to Te Fiti. — at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Oahu, Hawaii.

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Meeting Moana at Disneyland in June.

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LE Moana pin.

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She was so friendly and nice!

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Close up of her cool island shoes!

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We love this song!  ❤