Meeting the New Queens of Frozen 2

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The new Frozen 2 queens greeting guests in their new costumes.

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We love their new costumes!

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Close-up of Queen Anna’s engagement ring from Kristoff. It’s a sparkler!  🙂

 

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Queen Anna has a new crystal tiara!  ❤

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Elly’s Frozen nails!  Elsa loved them!

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November 22, 2019:  At the Frozen 2 premiere.

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Seeing Frozen 2.

For one week before Frozen 2 opened, Elsa and Anna wore special “travel” costumes at their meet and greet.

November 16, 2019:  Elsa and Anna are wearing their new “travel” costumes today at their meet and greet area at Epcot Norway.  They will only be wearing these costumes for one week!

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Queen Elsa’s brand new costume.

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Princess Anna in her travel costume.

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These are their new “traveling” costumes from Frozen 2!

Then, on the movie’s opening day, they debuted their new queenly costumes!

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November 22, 2019: The two Frozen 2 queens walking around in their new outfits.

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Meeting Queen Elsa and Princess Anna at the Epcot Norway pavilion last year, wearing their original Frozen costumes:

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Meeting Queen Elsa.  February 2019.

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Princess Anna

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Queen Elsa greeting us.

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Queen Elsa asking us if the winter has been cold in Colorado. (It was cold in Orlando the day we went, 52 degrees!)

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Interested in Disney Bounding as a Frozen character??

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Disney Bounding as Queen Elsa

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Disney Bounding as Princess Anna

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Disney Bounding as Kristoff

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Disney Bounding as Olaf

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Wearing our Frozen shirts at Disney World.

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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Flashback Friday, Nov. 2013: Meeting Princess Anna and Queen Elsa in the Norway Pavilion when NO ONE knew who these two new princesses were!  Frozen movie would open 2 weeks later….

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Halloween morning, October 31st: Caroline as Princess Anna, heading off to work.

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Look who we got!!!

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Elly’s Frozen 2 collection from McDonalds.

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These are our Frozen costumes….and we just got the costumes for Frozen 2!!!!!  #Halloween2020

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With Olaf

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My icy cape with snowflakes. (I made this!)

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Caroline’s cape.

Meeting Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled Movie

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Caroline at Rapunzel’s meet and greet.

We’ve met both Rapunzel and Flynn at the Magic Kingdom.
Tangled is one of our favorite Disney movies!

Flynn on Tangled float.

Flynn isn’t at Rapunzel’s meet and greet very often…but he’s swinging on the Tangled float in the Festival of Fantasy parade every day at 3pm!

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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 “At Last I See the Light” song!

Full song:  At Last I See The Light video

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Mitch and Caroline. April 2019

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Making a wish.

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A wish sealed with a kiss.

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We happened to be there at 7pm when the lights all popped on. Magical! 🙂

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8pm. We don’t care that these are the restrooms!!

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Rapunzel’s Tower at twilight.

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Our favorite scene!  So beautiful with all the floating lanterns!

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Flynn was at Rapunzel’s meet and greet the day we were there.

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Rapunzel is also at Cinderella’s Royal Table inside the Cinderella Castle most mornings.

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We love this Tangled scene so much that we painted it during a Paint Nite event!!

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Elly filling in the castle elements.

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Now for some lanterns…

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Everyone 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.

Last, Caroline adding in a few yellow floating lanterns here and there!  Queue the Disney Tangled music!!

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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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The Hidden Gardens of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom

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The Hidden Gardens of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  I took this photo in November.

Pascal, a color-changing chameleon, is a true and loyal friend to Rapunzel in Disney’s ‘Tangled’ movie.

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At the waterfall of Rapunzel’s Tower.

Pascal and his friends can be found hiding in the pretty Hidden Gardens of Tangled in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.

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The gardens are directly across from Rapunzel’s Tower.  So pretty at sunset!

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Free charging station!

Free charging station!

Located just past the tables and chairs in the phone charging area, you will find a beautiful garden filled with flowers, greenery, and even a small stream.

Ten of Pascal’s chameleon friends have made this garden their new home. They can be seen lounging about on rocks near the stream, in greenery, and even hidden on nearby buildings.  You’ll need to look very closely to see them all!

Look for 10 of them!

Look for 10 of them!

After a few minutes of searching, we were able to find six chameleons hiding in the garden. Next time you’re in Fantasyland, be sure to say hi to Pascal and his friends.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

This one was the hardest one to find!

This one was the hardest one to find!

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Brown Pascal next to rock.

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So fierce looking, tucked up against the creek rock!

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We traded for these pins!

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Maximus hoof print in Fantasyland by Tangled area.

Bonus photo!  Try and find Maximus’s hoof print in Fantasyland by the Tangled area.

Disney Fun Fact:  Pascal is actually based on a real chameleon, owned by one of the movie’s cast members. The day the directors were trying to find a name for the character, the CM said she named her chameleon Pascal, so they took that name.

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Pascal, Rapunzel’s friend.

Pascal serves a similar role as being a friend and protective sidekick to Rapunzel as Flit the hummingbird did for Pocahontas.

Disney Bounding as Pascal.

Ideas for Disney Bounding as Pascal.

The real Pascal (so tiny!!).

The real Pascal (he’s so tiny!!)

Want to Disney Bound as one of the characters from ‘Tangled’?

Caroline’s done it several times now!  Disney Bounding at Work as Tangled Characters

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel.

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This meme is so funny!

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I want this Tangled birthday cake!  ❤

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😉

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Rapunzel with the short brown hair.

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Cheers!

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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Wish fulfilled.

How To Autograph Like a Disney Princess

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All the Disney Princesses signatures.

All the Disney princesses have a unique signature and they always sign their autograph the exact same way!

Yup, that’s right.  All the Disney characters at every Disney Park must sign their name using the same the Disney signature font.  Same swirl – or heart – over the i, same swirl underneath the name, same floating bubbles….

How cool is that??!!!

We always collect character autographs while visiting any Disney park:

Mickey Mouse on Main Street USA

Mickey Mouse signing our book at the Magic Kingdom

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Mickey Mouse signing our book at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Our newest princess autograph is Moana’s:

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Moana signing my autograph book, cool signature.

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Meeting Moana at Disneyland.

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Seeing her again at Disney World!

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Meeting her at Disney’s Aulani Resort in July 2018.

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The whole family meeting Moana at Disney’s Aulani Resort last month.

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Character signatures!

All characters must learn to sign their name the correct way.

All characters must learn to sign their name the correct way. It takes a few days of training and practice to make it perfect.  🙂

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But, what if you don’t have time to stand in the character meet and greet lines???

Did you know that you can get a signed autographed postcard or picture from your favorite Disney character in the mail?

disney-postcardSend your request to your favorite character to the address below.  What Disney will send you varies from 5 x 7 character postcards to full 8 x 10 photos… make sure you address the letter to your favorite character – they’ll try to send the letter back from that character when they send the picture!  Usually takes 4 weeks.

Walt Disney World Communications

P.O. Box 10040

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

                                                                – OR –

The Walt Disney Company

Attn: Fan Mail Dept.

500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91521

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But wait, what about Walt’s famous signature?

Do you think you can recognize it??

The offical Disney Company logo.

The official Disney Company logo, Walt Disney Pictures.

You might think that you know Walt Disney’s signature – after all it’s at the beginning of every Disney movie – but you’re wrong!

logo3 (2)The Disney Company logo is actually a “stylized version” of Walt Disney’s signature.

As can be seen on legal documents, Disney’s own signature was not nearly as exciting or intricate.

That's his real signature on his passport.

That’s his real signature on his passport.

The ‘Walt Disney’ signature used by the company was actually designed by an animator and is not his real signature. They say that Disney didn’t like the way his real signature looked. In fact, rumor has it that Walt couldn’t even reproduce the famed Disney signature!

But, you know who can reproduce his style of writing???

Mickey Mouse!

Yup, look at how he signs his name and it’s actually Walt’s signature!

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The official Disney Font.  You can download it onto your computer and write all your emails with it!

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Having fun 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

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Bonus points if you know where this wall is!  🙂

Royal Footwear: Disney Princess Shoes

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Princess Anna is wearing her royal boots.

All Disney princesses are beautiful from head to toe.

To prove it, we asked several of them to show us their royal shoes.

We were not disappointed!

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Her royal shoes.

Her royal blue shoes.

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Princess Aurora

Her royal shoes

Her royal pink shoes

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Snow White (and Prince Charming!)

Her royal shoes

Wearing her royal black shoes the day we saw her.

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But, sometimes Snow White wears cream colored shoes.

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July 2018: Wearing cream colored shoes now out by the wishing well in Epcot.

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Her royal shoes.

Her royal shiny purple shoes.

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Her royal moccasins

Her royal deerskin moccasins

Princess Ariel

Princess Ariel

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When she has legs, she wears cream colored shoes with dance heels.

Merida wearing her long cape.

Princess Merida wearing her sturdy black suede Scottish boots.

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We agree!!

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Let’s talk about Disney princess hair next!!!

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Two Disney Sisters

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 Princesses in Their Winter Outfits

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All the Disney princesses wearing their winter costumes.

When the temperature in Orlando falls below 65 degrees, the Disney princesses change into their heavier winter gowns.

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November 2019:  Nighttime lows in the 30s this week! Burrr!!!!!!

This generally only happens in the December – February time period, so it’s hard to catch them wearing their winter gowns and capes.

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January 27, 2019: Princess Ariel looking lovely in her warm winter costume on a chilly day. (“She has legs!”)

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

It’s been cold in Orlando this week, so they’ve been wearing their winter costumes every day.

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November 2019: Country Belle wearing her winter cape at Epcot this week.

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Belle in her winter costume with Prince Adam.

They are extra beautiful!  All that velvet and heavy satin and the long gloves and capes….so pretty!

Winter Belle at Hollywood Studios

Winter Belle and the Beast at Hollywood Studios

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Tiana looking warm in her winter gown. (Liberty Square)

Cinderella stepsisters & mother in their winter outfits.

Cinderella stepsisters & mother in their long-sleeved winter outfits. (Fantasyland)

Meeting Snow White before dinner.

Snow White in her winter gown. (Epcot)

Merida wearing her long cape.

Merida wearing her long cape. (Epcot)

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Princess Aurora in her long-sleeved gown. (MK)

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Jan 2017: Pocahontas in her old winter outfit. (DAK)

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Pocahontas in her new winter costume.  She wears gloves now. (DAK)

Keeping warm at the Festival of Fantasy parade:

Anna and Elsa in their capes.

Anna and Elsa in their winter capes and gloves.

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The Frozen Float

The Frozen princesses.

The Frozen princesses.

Cinderella all covered up.

Cinderella all covered up.

Cinderella keeping warm.

Cinderella keeping warm.

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Princess Aurora and her Prince staying warm.

Rapunzel keeping warm.

Rapunzel keeping warm.

We didn't even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket!

We didn’t even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket!

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Belle looks beautiful in her long sleeved gown and white fur stole.

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The Disney princesses staying warm in their winter outfits.  (Jiminy Cricket looks concerned about Alice!)

Winter Aurora

Winter Aurora

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Belle looking lovely in her winter gown at the Magic Kingdom.

And the rarest one: Chimney sweep Mary Poppins!!!

And the rarest one: Chimney sweep Mary Poppins!!!

A warm cape for Princess Ariel.

A warm cape for Princess Ariel.

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Prince Naveen in his winter outfit.

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And here is the rarest of all the winter costumes….TARZAN!  Whoo-hoo!!!!

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December 2018: Snow White – wearing a tiara!!! – in her winter outfit on the Cinderella Castle stage.

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November 2019: The two Frozen queens in their new outfits.

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Disneyland:  At Disneyland, they hold Christmas Fantasy Parades during the holidays with special princess costumes and tiaras.

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Princess Aurora looking lovely.

Winter Cinderella

Winter Cinderella

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Another winter gown for Princess Aurora.

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We think the Disney Princess costumes are the best! This is Princess Aurora in her blue gown.

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Meeting a very pretty Princess Aurora.

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 Girls

Happy Holidays!

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Disney Princesses Keeping Warm in the Festival of Fantasy Parade

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The Disney princesses staying warm in their winter outfits.  (Jiminy Cricket looks concerned!)

When the temperature in Orlando falls below 60 degrees, the Disney princesses change into their heavier winter gowns.  This generally only happens for a few days in the December – February time period, so it’s hard to catch them wearing their winter gowns and capes. [We think that in 365 days, they maybe get to wear their winter costumes only about 20-25 times!]

But, when they are wearing them, they are extra beautiful!  All that velvet and heavy satin and the long gloves….so pretty!

They were wearing them during the Festival of Fantasy parade for several days last week before Christmas (Dec 2016).

The Festival of Fantasy parade photos (several photo credits:  Dan K.):

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The Frozen princesses dressed to stay warm.

The Frozen princesses.

The Frozen princesses in their capes and gloves.

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So exciting to see Cinderella in her winter outfit!

Cinderella all covered up.

Cinderella all covered up.

Cinderella keeping warm.

Cinderella keeping warm.

Rapunzel keeping warm.

Rapunzel keeping warm.

We didn't even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket!

We didn’t even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket for her costume!

Belle looks warm.

Belle keeping warm.

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They also wear their winter costumes for the character meet and greets in the parks when the temps fall below 60 degrees.

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Princess Aurora in her long-sleeved gown.

Meeting Snow White before dinner.

Snow White in her winter gown.

Merida wearing her long cape.

Merida wearing her long winter cape.

Tiana looking warm.

Tiana looking warm in her winter gown and cape.

Cinderella stepsisters & mother in their winter outfits.

Cinderella’s mean stepsisters & stepmother in their winter outfits.

A warm cape for Princess Ariel.

A warm clamshell cape for Princess Ariel.  (We didn’t even know that she had a cape either!)

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Close-up of her clamshell cape.  I wonder if her seat is heated…

Winter Belle at Hollywood Studios

Winter Belle at Hollywood Studios. (This is her Christmas outfit.)

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Full on view of Belle’s winter dress.  Lovely!

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Pocahontas in her winter outfit last year at DAK.  She has a brand new costume, so her winter outfit may have been updated too

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And here is the rarest of all the winter costumes….TARZAN!

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Meanwhile at Disneyland, they hold Christmas Fantasy Parades during the holidays with special princess costumes and tiaras.

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Princess Aurora looking lovely in the tiara.

Winter Cinderella

Winter Cinderella

Winter gown.

Another winter gown for Princess Aurora.

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Two Disney sisters.

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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Disney Princesses in Their Winter Costumes – Festival of Fantasy Parade

Cinderella keeping warm.

Cinderella keeping warm.

Tiana looking warm in her winter outfit.

Tiana looking warm in her winter outfit.

Tiana and Prince Naveen

Tiana and Prince Naveen

A warm cape for Princess Ariel.

A warm cape for Princess Ariel.

We didn't even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket!

We didn’t even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket!

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Belle looks beautiful in her long sleeved gown and white fur stole.

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The Frozen Float

The Frozen princesses.

The Frozen princesses.

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The Disney princesses staying warm in their winter outfits.  (Jiminy Cricket looks concerned about Alice!)

Winter Aurora

Winter Aurora

And the rarest one: Chimney sweep Mary Poppins!!!

And the rarest one: Chimney sweep Mary Poppins!!!

Our facebook friends have posted more photos of the Disney World princesses in their winter costumes.  (It’s been cold in Orlando this week!)

They are all so pretty!

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Pocahontas in her winter outfit. It was so cold today that both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach were closed! March 2018.

Even more princess photos in their winter gowns: Disney Princesses in Their Winter Gowns for the Festival of Fantasy Parade

 

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And here is the rarest of all the winter costumes….TARZAN!  Whoo-hoo!!!!

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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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