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!

Cinderella

Cinderella

Her royal shoes.

Her royal blue shoes.

Princess Aurora

Princess Aurora

Her royal shoes

Her royal pink shoes

Snow White (and Prince Charming!)

Snow White (and Prince Charming!)

Her royal shoes

Her royal black shoes

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Her royal shoes.

Her royal purple shoes.

Pocahantas

Pocahontas

Her royal moccasins

Her royal deerskin moccasins

Princess Ariel

Princess Ariel

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When she has legs, she wears cream colored shoes.

Merida wearing her long cape.

Princess Merida wearing her sturdy black suede Scottish boots.

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We agree!!

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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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The 5 Magic Walls of Disney World

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The famous Purple Wall at MK in all its glory.

It’s a fun photo scavenger hunt to find these “Disney Walls” in the WDW parks.

The best WDW walls for your next Instagram photo are:

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Elly in front of the #PurpleWall.

#1:  Magic Kingdom Park’s #PurpleWall – The famous #PurpleWall is kind of cool. It’s located in Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.

It’s a pale purple blank wall that really doesn’t look like anything special. Except it is. It’s a wildly popular spot to have your photo taken – or take a selfie – and then post it on Instagram. Posting link: https://www.instagram.com/purplewallphotos/

The wall photographs really well. Its medium lilac color is a flattering background color on everyone, there’s good indirect lighting there, and it’s just enough out of the way that you don’t have an audience watching you pose.

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your friends!

Action: Next time you’re walking in Tomorrowland, stop for a few seconds at the #PurpleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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#BubbleGumWall

#2:  Epcot’s #BubbleGumWall – This tri-color wall is just outside the exit of Spaceship Earth on the right.

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#BlueberryWall

#3:  Epcot’s #BlueberryWall – Two steps away from the #BubbleGumWall is the bright #BlueberryWall.

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#BigBlueWall looks like sea waves.

#4:  Epcot’s #TheBigBlueWall –You can find the #TheBigBlueWall upon exiting The Seas With Nemo and Friends pavilion.

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There’s even a nice bench to sit on in front of the #MossWall.

#5: NEW WALL!!! Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s #MossWall  – Head into Pandora – The World of Avatar and walk towards Satu’li Canteen. Just opposite the restaurant’s front door is the newest and very popular Disney wall, which you can spot on Instagram under the hashtag #MossWall.

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There are actually lots of cool moss walls all over Pandora!

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Bonus Walls:

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Epcot’s ‘Salute to Space’ Wall – Next to the Imagination Pavilion in Future World West is the Chase Disney Visa character meet and greet area. The space wall is in the waiting line.

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At the Guardians of the Galaxy #GreenWall

And, don’t forget about the new #GreenWall at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland, CA.  It’s by the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction (formerly the Tower of Terror…)

Beautiful lime green color!
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housing2Two 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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Toy Story Land Opens June 30, 2018!

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The new Toy Story Land at DHS.

Toy Story Land is opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 30, 2018!

Toy Story Land is based upon the beloved Pixar films and takes guests on an immersive journey.  It will appear as if guests have been shrunk down to action-figure size thanks to oversized building blocks, buckets and game board pieces that will make up the area as they explore Andy’s backyard.

Video watch: Slink’s Roller Coaster ride

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August 28, 2017: Looked what arrived at DHS today!!!  It’s Slink Dog!

Two new attractions:

  1. Slink’s family-friendly roller coaster – Guests will board Slinky Dog’s back for a thrilling toy-filled roller coaster adventure that’s ideal for the entire family.
  2. Alien saucers attraction – The famous little green aliens from the movie will take guests around for a spin in their very own flying saucers – but beware The Claw above!
The Claw!

The Claw!

Toy Story Mania has been expanded to include a third track to help reduce wait times.

Toy Story 4 is coming in 2017.

Toy Story 4, a love story, opens June 2019.

And, Toy Story 4 is on the way!

Movie Trailer: Toy Story 4

This time, it’s all about the love story between Woody and Bo Peep.

“I love Bo Peep,” said John Lasseter, the former chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. “And we never got to know her backstory. She wasn’t in Toy Story 3 at all, so it really set us up nicely for her to come back. It’s a very special story.” For Lasseter, in particular. The Disney exec revealed that Bo Peep’s story is based off of his own wife Nancy’s life.

Both Tim Allen and Tom Hanks will be back for Toy Story 4!

Both Tim Allen and Tom Hanks will be back for Toy Story 4!

Bo Peep is voiced by Annie Potts. Tom Hanks, of course, voices Woody, while Tim Allen covers Buzz Lightyear.

Toy Story 4 is due to hit theaters in June 2019, a year after the opening of Toy Story Land at DHS.

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You can stay in a Toy Story room at Art of Animation.

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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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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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Two Disney Sisters

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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WDW Parking Fees Increase to $22 a Day on 02/11/2018

Expect traffic into DHS to be bad.

WDW parking lot.

New WDW Parking Fees 02/11/2018:

Guests pay one fee per day to receive a parking pass good for all Disney theme park parking lots.

  • Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $22 per day
  • Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45 per day
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer – $27 per day

Disney Resort Hotel Guests:
Self-parking at theme parks and Disney Resort hotels is complimentary for Disney Resort hotel guests.

Universal Studios Orlando:

And, no surprise here, Universal Studios Orlando raised their parking fee to $22 also! Universal Parking Fees

Disney has the best fireworks shows in the world!

Fireworks over the Cinderella Castle

Rumor has it that Disney uses the revenue from all their parking lots to help cover the cost of the fireworks. So, when you pay for parking, you’re really paying for the evening’s fireworks show.  Be sure to stay for the fireworks and not leave the parks early!!

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The new fireworks show ‘Happily Ever After’ debuted summer 2017 at the Magic Kingdom.

With the new high def  ‘Happily Ever After’ fireworks show that launched last summer, it’s no surprise that car parking has now gone up to $22/day.

New ‘Happily Ever After’ fireworks show

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We love the new fireworks show!!

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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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Meeting Disney Legend Richard Gerth at the Grand Floridian

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January 2018: Resort hopping at the Grand Floridian.  It was a cool day so Richard was wearing his white gloves to keep his hands warm.

Anyone who has ever visited the Grand Floridian Resort &  Spa has no doubt seen his familiar smiling face.

Disney cast member, Richard Gerth, who’s celebrating birthday #93 this year!, has been greeting guests at the Grand Floridian since 1991.  26 YEARS!

He was proudly wearing his 25 Year Disney Service pin.  We asked him if he was going for his 30 year service pin with Disney and he said “maybe”.  We like his spirit!  🙂

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October 2017:  Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid) meeting CM Richard at the Grand Floridian. Two Disney Legends!!

In 2013, Richard was presented with the Walt Disney Legacy Award. This is the highest award any Disney cast member can receive. According to Robert Hitchcock of the Disney Parks Blog, “Richard has greeted thousands of guests, and assisted thousands of brides with wedding photos on their special day.”

Link to his facebook page:  Disney Legend Richard

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Disney cast member Richard Gerth.

The day we were there, he was greeting arriving guests out in front of the Grand Floridian.

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He calls himself a “train conductor” as he preps all the bride’s trains for their grand entrance into the Grand Floridian’s Grand Atrium Lobby.

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One of the thousands of brides that he’s attended to on her wedding day.

In addition to being the greeter, Richard is also the Official Fairy Tale Wedding Greeter and has helped over 3,500 brides on their special day at Disney’s wedding pavilion!

Video link by Disney:  A Day with Richard

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December 2017 Update:

You know the holiday season has officially arrived when:

1.  The GF Gingerbread House goes up, and

2. Greeter Richard dons his festive holiday red vest and hat brim!

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92 years old!

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Looking good, Richard!

 

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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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The Magic Kingdom’s #PurpleWall

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Elly in front of the #PurpleWall.

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The Purple Wall is kind of cool.  It’s located in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.

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Caroline standing at the Purple Wall of the Magic Kingdom.

It’s a pale purple blank wall that really doesn’t look like anything special. Except it is. It’s a wildly popular spot to have your photo taken – or take a selfie – and then post it on Instagram.  Posting Link: https://www.instagram.com/purplewallphotos/

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The Purple Wall in all its purple glory.

It photographs really well. It’s medium lilac color is a flattering background color on everyone, there’s good indirect lighting there, and it’s just enough out of the way that you don’t have an audience watching you pose.

There was no one there when we were taking some photos.

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your friends!

Action:  Next time you’re walking in Tomorrowland, stop for a few seconds at the #PurpleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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The Purple Wall in Tomorrowland!  Beautiful.

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At the Guardians of the Galaxy #GreenWall

And, don’t forget about the new #GreenWall at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland, CA.

It’s by the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction (formerly the Tower of Terror…)

Beautiful green color!

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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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