Epcot’s Feast of the Three Kings

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Red colors and plants everywhere! Beautiful!

Enjoy Tidings of Joyful Fare

‘Tis the season – embark on an epicurean adventure featuring culinary traditions from countries around the globe.  During the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, guests of all ages can visit themed Holiday Kitchens for flavorful food and beverages that evoke the yuletide spirit.

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Feast of the Three Kings

Travel to the Caribbean for a fa-la-la-la-fabulous fusion of food, drink and culture celebrating the story of the Magi.

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Feast of the Three Kings Holiday Kitchen

This booth, located near World Showcase Plaza, highlights the celebration of Three Kings Day, a religious holiday celebrated in Spain and Latin America as well as the Caribbean.

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Feast of the Three Kings

The full food menu for the Feast of the Three Kings:

Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives

Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce

Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco

Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie

Beverages

Coquito: Tropical Eggnog

M.I.A. Beer Company Tres Reyes Mango Golden

Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater

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$2.50 – $10

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The Three Kings bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh for baby Jesus.

Three Kings Day (Día de los Reyes Magos) is on January 6, 2020.

Honoring the Three Wise Kings Bearing Gifts

The Epiphany – or the twelfth day of Christmas – is celebrated around the Latino world in many ways with food and presents.

Fanciful Display with Holiday Flowers

The display symbolizes the visit of the Three Wise Kings who followed the shining night star to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus, arriving with gifts on the 12th Day of Christmas, the Epiphany.

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Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays

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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!

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Two Disney Sisters

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December 1, 2019: The Epcot Christmas Tree at sunset.

Epcot’s new 2018 Holiday Cookie Stroll is a Treat!

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Welcome to the 2018 Holiday Cookie Stroll

Epcot has a new sweet event going on this month for the holidays:  The Holiday Cookie Stroll.

It’s a “Cookie Challenge” for guests.

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Epcot’s holiday cookies

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Peppermint cookie

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Cookies, cookies, cookies!!!!

Guests are invited to stroll around the World Showcase and taste five different holiday cookies.

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The cookie challenge is on pages 34-35 of the International Festival of the Holidays passport.

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Challenge accepted!   Done!!!!

Guests receive a coordinating stamp in their International Festival of the Holidays Passport for each cookie sampled.  Once the cookie challenge is completed, the guest receives a free “completer” Mickey holiday cookie.

The cookies included in the Holiday Cookie Stroll are:

Red and green Chocolate Chip Cookie at the Feast of the Three Kings

Peppermint Sugar Cookie at Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

Green and White Sugar Cookie at American Holiday Table

Black and White Cookie at L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen

Gold Chocolate Chip Cookie at Yukon Holiday Kitchen

Completer Cookie:  Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie at Holiday Sweets and Treats

Guests can share the holiday cookies with their family and friends while strolling or they can complete the holiday cookie stroll over several visits.

cookie3The new Holiday Cookie Stroll is part of Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays and runs through December 30th.

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Gingerbread cookies are the best!

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

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

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Caroline working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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Fun DCP Moment: Holiday cookies!  #CPMoment

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Cookies, pretzels….it’s all good! Treat yo self!!!! 🙂

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Two Disney Sisters

 

Celebrating the Christmas Holidays at Epcot France

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A jumbo La Tour Eiffel ornament surrounded by poinsettias.

The France pavilion at Epcot is especially pretty at Christmastime with all it’s holiday décor.

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These huge ornaments are so pretty in the sunlight!

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The jumbo ornaments surrounded by dozens of poinsettias.

We especially love the oversized Christmas ornaments out by the fountain.

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Arc de Triomphe jumbo ornament. So pretty!

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Buche de Noël, the holiday celebration cake traditionally served on on Christmas Eve.

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All the buildings and windows are draped with holiday decor.  (The 30 year old Impressions de France film really needs updating and it’s finally getting it in 2019!!!)

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Christmas traditions from France are told by Père Noël.

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Epcot France during the holidays.  It’s decorated right after the International Food and Wine Festival ends in mid-November.

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The evenings can get pretty chilly after the sun goes down! Bring a jacket!

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It’s very romantic at night!

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Special holiday Buche de Noël desserts available this month in the bakery.  Yum!

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Me and Ian on Epcot’s Friendship Bridge in front of the France Pavilion.

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The France Pavilion is very romantic at night.

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The Eiffel Tower in red, white, and blue.

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Epcot’s Holidays Around the World celebration is going on right now!

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Let’s not forget about the Christmas Tea at the UK pavilion!

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All is calm, all is bright.

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Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

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

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Caroline working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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Happy Holidays!