Epcot’s 2019 International Festival of the Arts

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The 2019 International Festival of the Arts

What:  2019 International Festival of the Arts

Where:  Epcot

When:   January 18th to February 25, 2019

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“Where everyone is an artist”

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Disney paintings everywhere!

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We chose the blue color, #7.  You are supposed to paint at least 4 squares in your color.  The festival passport is free.

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A new wall mural is painted every day.  (Free event)

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Free postcard when you’re done painting.

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Some of this year’s merchandise.

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Special MagicBands for the Festival.

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The coolest things are the Living Sculptures!

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There were 6 of them. So cool!

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Space

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Energy

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Motion

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Meeting Mickey and Goofy

Things to see:

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Artists at work.  They paint from opening to closing.

Festival highlights include:

  • Artist appearances
  • Artful photo ops
  • Workshops and seminars with visiting artists
  • Commemorative merchandise
  • Community arts musical showcase
  • Culinary masterpieces
  • Destinations Discovered Tour
  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Gallery exhibits
  • IllumiNations
  • Interactive mural
  • Living statues
  • Walking chalk gallery and more!

Even More to Explore!

  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
  • Kidcot Fun Stops
  • World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered Tour
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Cookie painting!  We tried this cookie!

The Festival of the Arts features five unique food booths, each with an eclectic menu that puts an emphasis on presentation and plating as much as bold flavors.

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Paint your own pop tart (with icing!).

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Caroline’s colorful poptart. It was very good!

Original artwork will be on display at the Odyssey Festival Showplace located in the Odyssey building near the entrance to World Showcase.

In addition, chalk artists will reproduce classic works on canvas as well as park sidewalks, Epcot Living Statues literally come to life and guest performance artists create magic on the spot—with only a wave of their paintbrush!

The America Gardens Theatre offers the free Broadway Concert Series, with songs from Aladdin, Newsies, The Lion King and more. Guests can sing along to sensational, show-stopping renditions of unforgettable Disney hits… bravo!  Visit the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. on each festival day to catch the Disney on Broadway Concert Series.

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The 2019 International Festival of the Arts

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Festival of the Arts

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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/

DAK-Entrance

Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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Two Disney Sisters

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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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/

DAK-Entrance

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

 

Buying Christmas Tree Pickles at Epcot Germany

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The Christmas Pickle is sold at Epcot Germany. $12.95-$14.95

Something fun to buy at Epcot Germany for the holidays is a Christmas Pickle for your Christmas tree at home.

The Germany Pavilion has eight different shops including the holiday-themed Die Weihnachts Ecke shop (this is where you can buy the Christmas Pickle ornament); Stein Haus (drinkware and home décor); Weinkeller (wine shop); and Das Kaufhaus, which carries soccer apparel and accessories.

Each shop is filled with wonderful Germany-inspired gifts and treasures.

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The Christmas Pickle Tree stays up and lit all year round.  There’s a sign on the wall explaining the “tradition”.

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The fragile glass ornaments are made in Germany.

Unfortunately, you can’t buy these online at Shop Disney, only In-Store.  😦

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Die Weihnachts Ecke (The Christmas Corner) room usually has 5 or more fully decorated Christmas Trees up year round, covered in blown glass ornaments from Germany.

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Christmas Pickle Backstory:

In the early 1890s, Woolworth department stores started selling glass ornaments imported from Germany that were in the shape of various fruits and vegetables, including a pickle.

Around the same time it was claimed that the Christmas Pickle was a “very old German tradition” and that the pickle was the last ornament hung on the tree on Christmas Eve, buried deep in the tree’s branches.

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A whole tree of Christmas pickles!

The first child to find it on Christmas morning is rewarded with one of three things: the privilege of opening the first gift, the receiving an extra gift from Santa, or being granted a year of good luck.

We are friends with an ICP from Germany who worked at Epcot’s Germany pavilion and he said that he never heard of the ‘Christmas Pickle’ before coming to America, and neither did any of his coworkers!

In fact, a recent survey revealed more than 90 percent of Germans had never heard of the “Christmas Pickle”.

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It seems like this sparkly pickle would be easy to find on Christmas morning…$19.95

Bottom line, the Christmas pickle is actually an American Christmas tradition, not German!

But, we still like the idea of getting an extra present on Christmas morning!

Read more about our visit to Epcot Germany here:  Epcot Germany Pavilion.

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Epcot Germany – A beautiful town square with a real clock tower.

The Germany pavilion is one of our favorite places to shop at Epcot.

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The shops at Epcot Germany when we went in January.

Crystal princesses.

Crystal princesses.  So pretty!!

We’ve bought some crystal figurines there and we can’t talk about Germany without talking about the wonderful caramel popcorn at the Karamell-Kuche shop!!!

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Werther’s Original Caramels at the Karamell Kuche shop….so delicious!!!!

And, Snow White meets there every afternoon by her wishing well.

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Do you hang a Christmas Pickle on your tree on Christmas Eve?

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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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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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Fall Dapper Days 2018 at Disney World

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Caroline celebrating Dapper Days!

What:  Dapper Days at Disney World!

When:  November 17 & 18 starting at 9:00am

Where:  Disney’s Animal Kingdom/Magic Kingdom (Nov. 17th) and Epcot (Nov. 18th)

Details:  Come dressed in your absolute best!  It’s Dapper Days!

Join us worldwide for Dapper Days Fall 2018! 

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Dapper Days, Fall 2018

Official link to planned events worldwide:  www.DapperDay.com

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Hat’s off to this family at the Magic Kingdom during Spring 2018 Dapper Day!!!

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If you’re looking for a pretty outfit to wear on Dapper Day, The Dress Shop on Cherry Tree Lane at Disney Springs has you covered!

Check out these pretty dresses!

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Just say yes to the dress!!!

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Orange Bird dress

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Casey’s Train

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Melanie’s dress from the Haunted Mansion’s Stretching Room.

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Haunted Mansion

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Tiki Room

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Cinderella dress (note the silver slippers on the collar).

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Snow White and 7 Dwarfs dress

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The teacups skirts

And don’t forget to pick up Minnie’s new Dapper Day mug!

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Minnie’s new Dapper Day mug

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The Mickey Sketch Dress. So pretty!

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All of these holiday dresses would be so perfect for Dapper Days!!!

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Hahahaha! 🙂

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Some photos from Spring 2018 Dapper Days at WDW (photo credit:  DCP Blog)

For more information go to:  Special Things to Do for Dapper Days 2018.

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There’s a special pin available too!

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Dapper Day 2018 pin.

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Mickey and Minnie looking very dapper earlier this year!

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If you can’t make it this year, how about next Spring???

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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 at work 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!  Dapper Day:  Sat 11/17/18 from 9am – 3pm!

 

Best Orange Chicken at Epcot’s Lotus Blossom Café

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Try the Orange Chicken – it’s delicious!!!

When we’re in the mood for a quick lunch at Epcot, the Lotus Blossom Café is our first choice.
Epcot's Hidden Gem – China’s Lotus Blossom Café

We love the Orange Chicken with white rice there, and also the pot stickers. It has lots of covered seating so it’s fun to people watch while having lunch.

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And, don’t forget to order some Pot Stickers!

We always see Mulan when we’re there and there’s never a line to see her.

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Mulan is one of the nicest characters at Epcot!

lotus blossom cafeMenu (October 2018)

Appetizers
Potstickers $5.25
Egg rolls $3.99

Entrees
#1 Orange Chicken – Served with steamed rice. – $10.49
#2 Beef Noodle Soup Bowl – Beef noodle soup bowl. – $10.95
#3 Shrimp Fried Rice – Served with an egg roll. – $10.49
#4 Vegetarian Stir Fry – Served with steamed rice. – $10.49
#6 Sesame Chicken Salad – Sesame chicken salad. – $9.99

Kids Meals
Sweet and Sour Chicken. – $7.95
Pot Stickers and Spring Rolls. – $7.95

Red Lychee

Red Lychee fruit…it’s sweet!

Desserts
Choice of Caramel-Ginger or Lychee ice cream. – $3.50

Drinks
Smoothies – Choice of mango or strawberry. – $4.65
Cold Drinks – Choose from Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Nestea, and Fanta orange soda. Regular $2.99 or Large $3.29. Dasani Bottled Water $2.75, Bottled green tea or oolong tea (no sugar added) $4.25, Peach oolong tea $4.25, Orange juice $2.59, and Milk (regular, low fat, or chocolate) $1.99
Hot Beverages – Chinese Hot Tea, Nescafe coffee, or Nestle hot cocoa. – $2.29
Beer & Wine – Tiger Draft Beer $7.50, Plum Wine $4.99, and Tsing Tao bottled beer $6.95

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Lotus Blossom Cafe in Epcot China pavilion – Lots of seating!

Orange Chicken Blossom Cafe

This really is our favorite lunch at Epcot!

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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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Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

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

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

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

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

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DAK-Entrance

Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Hunt at Epcot

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There’s a hidden Remy outside at each country.

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Hunt is going on right now around the World Showcase during the 2018 International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot.

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Maps are $6.99 and you’ll get a free LE pin.

The treasure maps for the Remy’s hunt cost $6.99.  For that, you’ll receive a map and a sheet of stickers. The stickers are pictures of Remy with various food items.

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Hi Remy! Found you!!!

You follow the map and find Remy in each country. He’ll be with one of the sticker items like a zucchini, so you’ll peel off that sticker and place it in the circle on the map.

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And the answer is….the France Pavilion!

When you’re finished, take your map back to the shop and you get your choice of a 2018 limited edition Remy pin.

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Don’t forget to pick up your LE pin! (You get to keep your treasure map.)

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Remy’s bottle cozy…2nd one from the right (the blue one, of course).

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We can’t wait until this new ride comes to the France Pavilion in 2020! It’s hugely popular at Disneyland Paris!!

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Caroline holding a little Remy.

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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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dak tree costume

Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

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

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

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

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

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DAK-Entrance

Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Epcot’s Spaceship Earth Will Be Closing for Over Two Years!

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Spaceship Earth during the International Flower and Garden Festival.

Disney Parks is moving forward with a planned overhaul of Epcot’s park entrance and central area of Future World as part of “Project Gamma”.

Included in this project will be the complete overhaul of Spaceship Earth.

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The entrance to Spaceship Earth is way too congested on heavy load days, especially the Fast Pass queue.

The ride inside of Spaceship Earth will get a refreshing of all scenes.  The ride’s track will be overhauled with new loading and unloading areas, increasing the ride’s capacity.

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The loading/unloading area will be expanded to increase the ride’s capacity.

The scene at the top of the dome’s attraction where guests look back at Earth from space will be drastically reimagined utilizing the latest in projection mapping technologies.

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Boring!

We’ve always thought LOTS more could be done with the second half of the ride whereby you ride backwards down from the very top of the dome with nothing to look at but light points.  BORING!

epcot3For the exterior of Spaceship Earth, Disney will be setting-up projection mapping in 2020, covering the entire geodesic sphere with projections during the ride’s lengthy downtime and the redevelopment of the area around it. It should make for a nice nighttime display as guests are leaving the park.

The overhaul will cause the ride to close from early 2020 until the park’s 40th anniversary in October 2022, two and half years!

Ahhh...the smell of Rome burning...

Hmmm…the smell of Rome burning…

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Breaking News! Spaceship Earth is Closing Soon!!!!

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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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dak tree costume

Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

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

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

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

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

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October 2018: Epcot seen from the air flying out of Orlando Airport. Major changes are coming to the entire park starting next year.