2019 Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs

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Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Celebrates 1 Million Guests

Today we’re celebrating a magical milestone at Disney Springs as more than 1 million guests have visited the Christmas Tree Trail since its opening last month – and we still have three more weeks of holiday fun to go!

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1 million visitors!

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It’s open now and it’s free!

Discover 23 Christmas Trees – each inspired by a Disney character or Disney park theme – at Disney Springs this holiday season.

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Open every day at 11am…and all the tree lights stay on each night until 11pm.

The Christmas Tree Trail is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm from November 8, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

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Open Nov. 8th – Jan 5th.

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 Tree Trail is by the marketplace next to Earl of Sandwich.

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 Disney-inspired themes.

This year’s holiday path features 23 trees themed for Disney characters, films and other properties, from The Haunted Mansion to “The Princess and the Frog,” “Star Wars” and “Mary Poppins.”

  • 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 last weekend.

The trees are all decorated this week:

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Toy Story

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Frozen

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The Little Mermaid

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The Haunted Mansion tree. Spooky cool!!!!

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Mary Poppins

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The Villains tree. Caroline loves Disney villains!

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Look for the hint to Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt on this tree!

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

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Seeing all the decorated Christmas trees at the Disney Resorts.

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

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

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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The huge Christmas tree on Main Street USA.

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The Christmas tree at night.

Working at Disney World’s Pin Traders Store in Disney Springs

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Pin Traders at Disney Springs.

It’s Flashback Friday!

My old workplace:  Pin Traders at Disney Springs.

Long before I was a Disney Cast Member, I was a Disney Pin Trader.

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Working at Pin Traders. At start of my shift, wearing all “good” trading pins!

During every family vacation to Disney World or Disneyland, I would trade or buy as many Disney pins as I could afford.  I especially like collecting holiday pins.

I loved trading pins with guests and talking to them about where they’re from and if they are collecting certain characters like the princesses.

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Working this register was always so busy and hectic!!! The store’s Pin Wall is right behind me (closed).

Something that I had a lot of fun with as a Disney Cast Members was pin trading with guests.

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My fully stocked lanyard before work with lots of fun trading pins.

In my merchandise role, I got to wear a black cast lanyard and stock it with 12 Disney pins provided by my managers.

If I gave away pins to guests during the day as part of a Magical Moment celebration, I would re-stock my lanyard during my break.

For extra fun, at least once a day I would turn over a pin and pin it on my lanyard backwards.

This was a “mystery” pin.

Guests wouldn’t be able to see it before the trade and they had to trade for it if they selected it.

Usually my mystery pins were pretty good pins, typically having something to do with a Disney princess, but not always.  That’s what makes mystery pin trading nerve-wrecking for young guests!  Is it worth trading a pin or not???!!!

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Both of these were ‘mystery’ pins that I traded for with a CM!

Pin trading tips: The best way to get a good pin trade is to trade with CMs early in the day when they have “fresh” pins on their lanyard.  During the course of the day, the pins get pretty picked over even with replenishing the selection at breaks or shift changes.  Surprisingly, some of the best pins can be found on custodial lanyards, so it’s always worth a look; you might get lucky! And, “mystery” pins are always better in the morning than late at night!!

Guests used to ask me all the time if it’s easy for cast members to tell “real” Disney pins from scrappers. Just like jewelers can tell a real diamond from a cubic zirconium at a glance, it only takes a day or two on the job to immediately tell the difference.

But, here’s the truth:  To most guests, especially the little ones, it doesn’t matter!  They’re pin trading for fun and most times are interested in only certain pins, like Disney princess or Star Wars pins.  They don’t like any of the pins on their newly purchased My First Lanyard with Pins, and can’t wait to trade them away for something they do like.

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All Disney pins are ‘Made in China’.

And, here’s another truth: All Disney pins are made in China.  The difference between “real” trading pins that cost $8 – $20 at the parks and the much cheaper scrappers which sell online for <$50 cents each and which were probably made at the same factory, is usually a subtle variation in color or a slightly different (cheaper) metal.  Again, most casual pin collectors don’t care.  Especially the under 5 year old ones.

Dealing with the serious pin collectors is another matter.  They go to the parks early and interrupt cast members helping other guests demanding to see their pins.  If it’s later on in the day and the CMs pins aren’t very “good”, i.e., special/rare, woe to them!  They act like they are personally insulted that the CMs pins are so common or boring.

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The Disney Pin Trading rules.

Disney Pin Trading Tips

Pin trading is big at Disney’s parks and resorts. While the simple act of trading pins with a cast member is easy, I have some tips for guests wanting to start a collection.

Tip#1: Look beyond the lanyards

Cast member lanyards are the most obvious place to look for Disney pins, but they’re not the only option. You can find pins at resorts, merchandise locations, and Disney Vacation Club kiosks. In some locations, pin boards and pin books are sitting out nearly all the time. At others, you have to ask to see these extra pins, but they’re nearly always available.

Every Walt Disney World resort (with the exception of the Swan and Dolphin) does pin trading somewhere. Just ask at the front desk or concierge, and they can direct you to the resort’s pin board or pin book.

Some other good pin trading locations to look for include:

  • Pin boards at park stroller rental locations across Disney World property
  • The Pin Drum at the photo purchase area of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Pin Oven Mitt at Main Street Confectionary in Magic Kingdom
  • The Frontier Trading Post pin board at Magic Kingdom
  • Popcorn trading pins at Big Top Store in Magic Kingdom
  • Pin boards at the Magic Kingdom bus area
  • Pin trading book at African Outpost in Epcot
  • Pin Tree of Life at The Outpost outside Disney’s Animal Kingdom

You can also find pin boards at or behind many merchandise registers.

Tip #2: Know where the best lanyards are

Many cast members – but not all – wear pin lanyards.  Merchandise cast members wear them most often, followed by custodial and guest relations.  For safety reasons, cast members working attractions or other “safety critical” roles do not wear trading pins.

Pins are refreshed most often for merchandise lanyards because these get the most trading action. This is great if you’re lucky enough to spot a lanyard just after it’s gotten fresh pins. However, merchandise cast members often have a poor pin collection simply because guests trade with them so often.

Custodial cast members get fewer trades, so it’s always worth taking a look at their lanyards. If you spot a manager or coordinator wearing pins, you’ll want to get a look at those, too. They probably trade the least because they are so busy running around all the time.  But, you never know with cast members, you just might come across some spectacular pin finds.

Tip #3: Visit Disney Pin Traders at Disney Springs

Disney Pin Traders at Disney Springs has the best pin trading. When their pin wall is open, you can check out dozens and dozens of pins. The wall is refreshed often, too, so this is a good place to find special pins. Unfortunately, the pin wall isn’t always open but you can ask any cast member working there for information on the next trading time.

Tip #4: Know your pins

Serious pin traders know the value of a special pin when they see it. If you’re serious about pin trading, do some research before you arrive at WDW to identify pins or pin sets that you’re particularly interested in collecting.

Tip #5: Guests can pin trade with other guests

Not all guests who wear pins in the parks are looking to trade with other guests. Many just want to show off their pins. We once traded pins with two wonderful Japanese guests while sailing aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship.  All their trading pins were from Disneyland Tokyo and all our pins were from Disney World.  It was so much fun and we got several very special pins!

Tip #6: Observe proper pin trading etiquette

All pin traders should know how to approach cast members correctly and politely conduct a pin trade. Always ask to see a CMs pins rather than leering at them from a distance. Cast members wearing pins are always happy to show them to you, but it can get uncomfortable when guests are staring at your lanyard from 5 feet away without saying anything. You can trade two pins per cast member per day.

Tip #7: Trading for mystery pins

This is one of my favorite things!  Backward pins are mystery pins that you must trade for without knowing what they are first. You can’t trade a mystery pin right back to the cast member if you don’t like it.

I never turned around a common pin as a “mystery pin” as I think that’s kind of mean, but some cast members do, so be warned!  Keep some pins on hand that you don’t care about to trade for mystery pins and keep in mind that you can always trade them away to the next CM you see.

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Score!  A good pin trade!!!

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My work costume at Pin Traders:

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My Disney work costume: Red shirt, khaki shorts, black belt, black shoes.

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My name tag. ❤

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

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

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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Savor ‘The Flavors of Florida’ at Disney Springs this Summer!

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The Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs

This summer, June 2 – September 2, 2019, enjoy a slice of summer flavors with a selection of perfectly paired Florida dishes, cocktails and brews at Disney Springs!

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Key Lime Pie

Focusing on iconic Florida flavors – such as Key Lime Pie, fresh seafood, citrus-inspired dishes, refreshing craft cocktails and local Florida brews – you won’t want to miss this menu of delicious offerings.

With 20 participating venues, guests can stop by the Disney Springs Welcome Center through September 2nd to pick up an event guide with a full list of offerings.

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Try the Baked Alaska Pie at The Boathouse. We did!!!

Participating venues include:

  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • The Boathouse
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • The Ganachery
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Paddlefish
  • Paradiso 37
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Polite Pig
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues®
  • Splitsville – Disney Springs
  • STK
  • T-Rex Cafe
  • Wine Bar George
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Orlando
  • YeSake

Remember, Disney cast members get a 20% at most of these dining places!

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The complete food offerings for the summer event:

Fountain of Youth Chicken Wings and Florida Rain Cocktail from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Fountain of Youth Chicken Wings – Chicken wings served with St Augustine Datil Pepper Sauce
  • Florida Rain – Orange vodka, gin, coconut rum, blue curaçao, and sour mix
Southern Burger and Orange Crème Milkshake from D-Luxe Burger for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

D-Luxe Burger

  • Southern Burger – Signature beef blend patty topped with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce, grilled onion, and bacon
  • Orange Crème Milkshake – Vanilla gelato blended with zesty orange flavors and topped with whipped cream
Blood Orange Mousse from Amorette’s Patisserie for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Blood Orange Mousse – Lemon chiffon cake with grapefruit gelée
Disney Springs Flavors of Florida Offerings from The Ganachery

The Ganachery

  • Disney Springs Dark Chocolate Bar – Dark chocolate bar with orange
  • Florida Orange Ganache Square – Dark chocolate blended with Florida orange juice and orange zest
  • Key Lime Ganache Pop – White chocolate blended with Key lime juice and fresh lime zest covered with dark chocolate
Conch Fritters from Rainforest Café for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Rainforest Cafe

  • Conch Fritters – Conch fritters served on a bed of tropical slaw with Key lime tartar sauce
  • Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen

Wine Bar George and The Basket at Wine Bar George

  • Frozcato Cookie Sandwich – Frozen pineapple frozcato sandwiched between two house-made sugar cookies
  • Frozcato – Moscato, vodka, and Dole Whip Pineapple
Smoked Prime Rib Slider and Florida Mango Frosé from Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Polite Pig

  • Smoked Prime Rib Slider – Prime rib served with a citrus aïoli and a green papaya horseradish slaw
  • Florida Mango Frosé – Fresh mango purée, sparkling rosé, and citrus
Key Lime Pie from House of Blues – The Smokehouse for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

House of Blues – The Smokehouse

  • Key Lime Pie – Key lime pie with graham cracker crust and toasted coconut
  • Sandbar Sunday Islamorada Beer Company American Pale Wheat Ale
Tuna Poke Tower and Strawberry Sake Spritzer from Splitsville for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Splitsville

  • Tuna Poke Tower – Seared ahi tuna, spicy crab mix, diced Florida avocado, and Asian slaw stacked and served with crispy wonton chips
  • Strawberry Sake Spritzer – Local strawberries, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, and rosé-infused sake garnished with a whole strawberry and mint
Disney Springs Flavors of Florida Offerings from YeSake

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  • Fresh Tuna Tekka Don – Fresh, customizable poke bowl featuring sushi-grade tuna on a bed steamed rice topped with avocado, cucumber, seaweed salad, tempura crunch, and a zesty house-made yuzu aïoli
  • Violet Sake Slushie – Japanese sake, prickly pear, and lime topped with konpeito candy
  • Frozen Beer Shandy – Kirin draft beer with fresh-squeezed orange juice topped with frozen Kirin foam
Disney Springs Flavors of Florida Offerings from T-REX

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  • Boom Boom Alligator Tacos – Flour tortillas, fried alligator, and tropical fruit slaw topped with micro cilantro and spicy garlic sauce
  • Sailfish Brewing Co. Tag & Release Amber
  • The Ice Age – Rum, blue curaçao, piña colada purée, and orange juice
Key West Shrimp Cocktail and Blood Orange Madras from Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

  • Key West Shrimp Cocktail – Seasoned shrimp hand tossed with avocado, mango, cucumber, and house-made cocktail sauce and served with buttermilk crackers
  • Blood Orange Madras – Blood orange moonshine, freshly muddled strawberries, pineapple purée, and cranberry juice
Local Buratta and Cigar City Jai Alai IPA from Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

  • Local Buratta – Buratta made in Pompeo Beach, Florida served with prosciutto, arugula, fresh peaches, and basil pesto
  • Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
Crab Ceviche and Key Lime Wheat Ale from Paddlefish for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Paddlefish

  • Crab Ceviche – Blue crab, avocado, bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime served with tortilla chips
  • Key Lime Wheat Ale
Steamed Peel and Eat Florida Shrimp from The BOATHOUSE for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

The BOATHOUSE

  • Steamed Peel and Eat Florida Shrimp – Florida shrimp dusted with Boathouse seasoning and served with drawn butter
  • Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat Ale
 A Zesty Slice of Florida from Pizza Ponte for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Pizza Ponte

  • A Zesty Slice of Florida – Pizza bianca with Florida lemon, ricotta cheese, arugula, and black pepper
  • Guyebera Citra Pale Ale
Market or Fresh Catch Ceviche and La Playita Lager from STK Orlando for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

STK Orlando

  • Market or Fresh Catch Ceviche – Ceviche with passion fruit, lime, and chilis
  • La Playita Lager
Florida Scorpion Shrimp Paella and Sunset Margarita from Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Paradiso 37, Taste of The Americas

  • Florida Scorpion Shrimp Paella – Colossal gulf shrimp, mussels, pancetta, peas, crushed red pepper, tomatoes, and savory Key lime butter tossed with Calasparra rice and broiled to perfection
  • Sunset Margarita – Tequila, cointreau, and fresh-squeezed Florida orange juice
Citrus Kale Salad and Key Lime Martini from Planet Hollywood for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida

Planet Hollywood

  • Citrus Kale Salad – Superfood blend of kale, julienned broccoli, slivered Brussels sprouts and cabbage, feta, fresh grapefruit and oranges, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and agave dressing
  • Key Lime Martini – Vodka, ice cream, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup with a graham cracker crumbs rim
Disney Springs Flavors of Florida Offerings from Morimoto Asia

Morimoto Asia

  • Orange Gator & Waffle Cone – Tempura alligator wok-tossed with a sweet Florida orange sauce and served in a house-made waffle cone
  • Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA

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Come on out and celebrate summer with us and enjoy Disney Springs Flavors of Florida. Remember, this event runs through September 2, 2019, and you won’t want to miss it!

For more information and to make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

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Welcome to Disney Springs!

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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‘Imagination Pink’ Merchandise Arrives at Disney World!

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Imagination Pink merchandise is available at Disney Springs.

The Imagination Pink merchandise arrived at Disney World yesterday, just in time for summer!

Can’t make it to Disney World this summer?

All the Imagination Pink merchandise is available online at:  shopDisney.com with free shipping on all orders over $75 (use code:  SHIPMAGIC).

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June 2019: Imagination Pink Minnie Ears, $27.99

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Pink or Silver sequins????  $39.99

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I think I like the deep pink sequins a little bit better.

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Mini Backpack, $90.00

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Imagination Pink Spirit Jersey, $64.99

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Imagination Pink Magic Band, $14.99

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We like these Imagination Pink backpacks a lot!

It’s a nice compliment to the Millennial Pink merchandise that was available last summer.

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Pink Millennial Minnie Ears at MK.

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

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Disney Discontinues Selling Car Antenna Toppers

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December 1, 2019: Time to put on the Santa topper!

Disney Parks is no longer selling Disney-themed car antenna toppers in its stores.

We knew this day was coming as most cars nowadays either have an embedded antenna in the front windshield or a thick 6” antenna mounted over the back windshield.

Gone are the days when all cars had 30” antenna wires fastened to the car’s front hood!

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A few of Caroline’s car toppers.

We personally own about 20 of these antenna toppers, most of them holiday themed.

And neither of our cars have the old fashioned wire antenna!  😦

But, you can still use them!

Here’s some fun ideas for using Disney Antenna Toppers:

On Your pre-2010 car’s 30″ Car Antenna – You knew this would be number one. It’s what they’re made for. I will say that you need to make sure that they fit a little snug because I’ve had them go on super easy and then come off just as easily… while driving at 40 mph. Goodbye fun souvenir!

Pencil or Pen Toppers – Maybe this is the teacher in me, but they fit perfectly on top of pencils!  Bring some to school and show them off!

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Orange Bird topper, $1.99 at the Character Outlet store.

Christmas Decoration Toppers – You can transform your favorite antenna toppers into Christmas tree decorations with a little bit of ribbon and craft glue.  They are much cheaper than buying Disney Christmas ornaments at the Parks, approx.. 75% less.

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Just tuck them into your door wreath.

Add them to Your Holiday Wreath – You can make a door wreath for any season and Disney has antenna toppers for every holiday that you can think of, along with most Disney characters having their own topper too.  They make a boring wreath into a Disney wreath!

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Make a bouquet!

Bouquet of Antenna Toppers – This is great if you have a collection. Make an “antenna topper bouquet” in a vase to display your collection. This way, you aren’t displaying one at a time or having to choose just one for a souvenir.  You can get a bunch of them off ebay now and display them in a pretty vase.

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We liked these toppers so much that we bought them in packages of 4 toppers!

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We have Disney car antenna toppers for every holiday including this set!

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My most favorite car topper! ❤

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Happy Holidays!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Once upon a time…

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Eating Dinner at the T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs

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The T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs

The T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs was on Mitch’s list of new places he wanted to eat at on this trip.

There’s always a long wait line to be seated, but he made a reservation for 2 as soon as he and Christian got to Disney Springs and before they started walking around.

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Tip: Make your dining reservation as soon as you get to Disney Springs, especially if you’re with a larger party!

The waitline is always out the door no matter what the time of day.

They were seated right ontime.  Mitch loved the decor. He is a real life dinosaur hunter you know.

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15 foot tall T. Rex greets guests.

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T-Rex Cafe menu

All the food on the menu looked so good as both he and Christian were hungry.

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Christian trying the Bronto Burger, $17

Mitch tried the Megasaurus Burger, $21.

To read the full T-Rex Cafe menu, click T-Rex Menu.

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Dining during Ice Age in the Ice Cavern Room

Every 20 minutes, there’s a meteor shower with fiery explosions that wipes out all the dinosaurs.  The dining room turns from blue to red.

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Watch out for the meteor shower!

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Run for your life!

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Travel back 200 million years for a Jurassic adventure and megalosaurus-sized eats.

Squawking pterosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive undulating octopus and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—including a 15-foot-tall T. Rex—make for a roaring good time.

With themed rooms depicting diverse primordial landscapes from a color-changing ice cavern to a fern forest buzzing with giant wasps, you can spend ages wandering from area to area.

Dine on family-friendly American favorites beneath luminescent jellyfish or in a very unique section: the midsection of a triceratops!

And every 20 minutes or so, witness a meteor shower complete with rumbling and fiery “explosions.”

Unearth the Past
Attention all paleontologists, be sure to visit the Paleo Zone, a hands-on experience where you can dig for hidden dinosaur fossils, pan for precious treasures in Discovery Creek and learn more about “the time before time” through interactive displays.

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Giant jellyfish over Christian’s head.

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

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

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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The Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs

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March 2019: My delicious lunch at Earl of Sandwich  $12 (before discount)

There is sadly no Earl of Sandwich where we live in Boulder, Colorado.

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Welcome!

But, there’s a really large nice one at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida that we eat at once a year.

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The Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs.

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The Earl of Sandwich at night.

The ordering line is usually out the door all day long, but the line moves very fast and we rarely wait more than 15 minutes for our food.

There’s table seating both inside and outside.

The Earl also serves breakfast, but we’ve never been there that early!

Open:  8:30am – 11pm

And, they are on the Disney Dining Plan and accept Quick Service/ Snack credits.

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And cast members get a 10% discount! (Thanks Lisbeth!)

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The Holiday Turkey Sandwich

This popular spot for a quick meal at a reasonable price features hot and cold sandwiches served on oven-warm bread.  Large selection of salads and bakery items.  Counter service restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

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The Earl of Sandwich

Menu items:
Hot Sandwiches ($6.99 – $7.99)
Sandwich Wraps ($6.99)
Artisan Soups ($4.99 – $5.99)
Breakfast Sandwiches ($6.49)
Fresh Salads ($7.99)
Bake Shop (muffins, cookies, brownies, scones, turnovers) ($1.99 – $4.99)
Chips ($1.29)
Bread Pudding ($2.99)
Smoothies, soft drinks, teas, juice, beers
Signature Earl’s Grey Lemonade ($2.99)
Boxed lunches to-go are available

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8:29am before they open the door to the waiting masses outside.

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So good!

Lunch/Dinner Menu – April 2019

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

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

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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