Disney World Premiering New Fireworks Show at Magic Kingdom this Fall

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The new fireworks show will feature a Halloween story projected onto the Cinderella Castle, all set to themed music and less fireworks.

A brand-new castle projection/fireworks show will debut at this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party  on August 16th, replacing the popular HalloWishes fireworks show.

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The new show may feature live character cast members on the Cinderella Castle stage.

In the new castle projection show, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy will be drawn into a haunted house where they will face “dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a whole series of troublemaking Disney villains.”

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Happy Halloween!

The yet-to-be-named show “will feature state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks that come together to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night,” according to Disney.

halloween3The use of castle projection effects, lasers, and lighting comes as no surprise. As fireworks themselves become more of an environmental and cost-cutting concern, the company has been introducing other technologies into their shows.

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Fireworks lighting up the skies over the Magic Kingdom!

Disney Parks continues to update their fireworks shows ahead of the huge anniversary celebration planned for 2021.

“Happily Ever After” debuted at the Magic Kingdom in 2017, replacing the long running “Wishes,” and bringing new projection mapping to the forefront of the storyline. The popular HalloWishes leaned heavily on loud fireworks set to themed Halloween music.

While Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will have a new nighttime fireworks spectacular, other party classics, like the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, and the 13 free trick-or-treating stations will all return.

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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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2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Nights

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The Fall Fun at Disney World began August 17th!

The MNSSHP hard ticket, after-hours event is expanding from 32 nights in 2017 to 34 evenings this year, spanning over three months!

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31*

We’ll see the return of popular favorites, such as “Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular” stage show in front of Cinderella Castle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You!” parade down Main Street, and “Happy HalloWishes!” led by everyone’s favorite villains.

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You don’t need to bring your own trick-or-treating bag as they hand them out for free…but you can if you want to!

Tickets for this Halloween spectacular start at $75 for advance purchase, or $85 at the gate, if available.

*Halloween Night (Oct. 31st) always sells out first! Tickets are $125.

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MNSSHP nights at a glance.

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Don’t forget to buy the 2018 Magic Band and some 2018 MNSSHP pins! They are only for sale during the party nights from 7pm-Midnight.

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The perfect party hat!

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♪♫♪This is Halloween, this is Halloween…..♪♫♪

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party started August 17th this year!

Cast members can buy discounted tickets at the Company D store for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at a 30% discount off of general ticket prices for several party nights in August and September.  $55/ticket.

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Minnie looks so pretty!

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September 25, 2018: Discounted tickets dates have been added for October!

The ticket prices are good for the earlier party dates in August and September – and now some dates in October –  which is wonderful as those are the less crowded nights.

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August 17, 2018, 8pm…Look who just showed up! New Halloween costumes this year!

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Special treats on party nights!

 

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Popcorn!

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Yum!

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At last year’s MNSSHP party:

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Star Wars: At last year’s MNSSHP party with our significant others.

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Caroline going as your Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion.

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Pickup a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party button (free!) at guest services!

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Boo!

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Happy HalloWishes fireworks!

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Main Street USA is so pretty during the fall!

The Magic Kingdom will be fully decorated for Fall/Halloween by Wednesday, August 15th this year.  Two weeks earlier than last year.

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Main Street USA on MNSSHP party nights.  Cool lighting and special effects on the entire street!!!

MNSSHP party details:

Hours: 7:00 pm – Midnight

2 Boo To You Parades:  at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm

HalloWishes Fireworks: at 10:15 pm

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Mickey and Minnie in the Boo To You Parade.

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Nobody decorates for the holidays – any holiday! – like Disney! We love Fall!!! 🙂

CP Tip:  The party starts at 7pm, but Disney let’s guests wearing costumes in for the party starting at 4pm. (Normally, adult guests may not wear costumes in the parks.)  Come early and plan on staying until midnight!

Plan on being at MK all day:  Plan on going to the Magic Kingdom in the morning and storing your costume in the lockers near the entrance.  At 4pm, change into your costume and have your photo taken on Main Street before the crowds arrive at 7pm!

If you have time:  Go visit the Headless Horseman at Fort Wilderness in 2018  earlier in the evening.

Everyone arriving in costumes for the evening.

Everyone arriving in great costumes for the party.

Special party lighting on Main Street USA.

Special MNSSHP party lighting all along Main Street USA.

After dark fun!

Having ‘after dark’ fun in our costumes!  PhotoPass on Main Street.

Characters everywhere!

Characters in special costumes everywhere!

We love the Boo to You parade!

We love the Boo to You parade!

The parade smells like candy!

The parade smells like candy corn!

Caroline loves the Disney villians!

Caroline loves the Disney villains!  They are out in force during the party.

Got to meet all 7 dwarves!

Got to meet all 7 dwarfs during the MNSSHP party!

Castle in Halloween colors.

Cinderella Castle in Halloween colors with “fog” rolling in.  (This is our favorite castle color at night!)

Spooky music and lighting and fog throughout the Magic Kingdom.

Midnight – Closing Time:  Spooky music and lighting and fog throughout the Magic Kingdom on party nights.

Have a magical time!

Watch out for the headless horseman who leads the Boo To You Parade each evening!!

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The Headless Horseman leads the Boo To You Halloween Parade.  🙂 And you can also meet him over at Fort Wilderness earlier in the evening before parade time.

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Special Treats are available during the Halloween season!

Disney provides the treating candy bags for free. There are 13 – a lucky number! – trick-or-treating candy stations too!

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Free candy! Take as much as you would like!!! 🙂

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13 Trick-or-Treat stations.

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2018 MNSSHP map.

One final party note!

There are new, expanded costume rules!  Please plan your party costume accordingly!

Come Dressed for the Occasion

Looking forward to dressing up for the occasion? Learn about costumes you can wear to this event—and some you can’t too.  Before you brew up ideas for your next disguise, please take a moment to read over our official costume guidelines at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Caroline’s Halloween costume made from merchandise bags from Disneyland!!! ❤

More MNSSHP details:

2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom new additions:

•Real live pirates will be invading the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! They will interact with guests, plus guests get the chance to join in the hunt for Gunpowder Pete.
•Special lighting and effects are being added to the Mad Tea Party ride that gives it a special glow!
•A new soundtrack and more will be added to Space Mountain.
•Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins, will be hosting a dance party in the Storybook Circus area for the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam.

Special Entertainment and Inclusions
•Trick-or-Treating at designated spots throughout the Magic Kingdom
•Guest-only access to Magic Kingdom attractions
•Show: Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular
•Fireworks Show: Happy HalloWishes
•Parade: Boo-To-You Halloween Parade
•Photo opportunities with Disney characters in their Halloween costumes
•Party-exclusive snacks, some at additional cost

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party officially begins at 7:00 pm and ends at midnight; however, party guests can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4:00 pm.

2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party prices vary based on selected date (not including tax).

August 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 14, 21, 25:
Advance Sale: Adult $79/Child $74
Same Day: Adult $89/Child $84

August 28 and September 3, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23:
Advance Sale: Adult $75/Child $70
Same Day: Adult $85/Child $80

September 28, 30 and October 2,4:
Advance Sale: Adult $89/Child $84
Same Day: Adult $99/Child $94

October 5, 12, 19, 26, 28, 30:
Advance Sale: Adult $119/Child $114
Same Day: Adult $119/Child $114

October 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25:
Advance Sale: Adult $99/Child $94
Same Day: Adult $109/Child $104

October 31:
Adults $125/Child $120

Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for discounts on select dates.  Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes; however, rules do apply.

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Boo to you! 🙂

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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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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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Happy Halloween!

2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Nights

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The 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party button (free!)

The MNSSHP hard ticket, after-hours event is expanding from 29 nights in 2016 to 32 evenings this year, spanning four months!

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Boo!

At last year’s MNSSHP party:

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Star Wars: At the 2016 MNSSHP party with our boyfriends.

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Caroline going as your Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion.

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Mickey at DHS this week greeting guests.


2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
will be held on 32 nights this year:

August 25 and 29th

September 1, 7, 10*, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29

October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31**

November 1st

*Sept. 10th MNSSHP Party cancelled due to Hurricane Irma!

**Oct. 31st is sold out.

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Happy HalloWishes fireworks!

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Main Street USA is so pretty during the fall!

The Magic Kingdom was fully decorated for Fall/Halloween on Wednesday, August 23 this year!  Two weeks earlier than last year.

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Main Street USA on MNSSHP party nights.  Cool lighting!!!

MNSSHP party details:

Hours: 7:00 pm – Midnight

2 Boo To You Parades:  at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm

HalloWishes Fireworks: at 10:15 pm

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Mickey and Minnie in the Boo To You Parade.

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And, don’t forget about the upcoming Spooky Days in the Magic Kingdom Park, September 22-23, 2017!

Spooky Days at MK 2017

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halloween1Cast members can buy discounted tickets at the Company D store for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at a 30% discount off of general ticket prices for several party nights in August and September.

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Don’t forget to buy some MNSSHP pins! They are only for sale during the party nights from 7pm-Midnight.

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$51.80 discounted tickets for cast members!


The ticket prices are good for the earlier party dates in August and September, which is wonderful as those are the less crowded nights.

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Nobody decorates for the holidays – any holiday! – like Disney! We love Fall!!! 🙂

CP Tip:  The party starts at 7pm, but Disney let’s guests wearing costumes in for the party starting at 4pm. (Normally, adult guests may not wear costumes in the parks.)  Come early and plan on staying until midnight!

Plan on being at MK all day:  Plan on going to the Magic Kingdom in the morning and storing your costume in the lockers near the entrance.  At 4pm, change into your costume and have your photo taken on Main Street before the crowds arrive at 7pm!

If you have time:  Go visit the Headless Horseman Appearing at Fort Wilderness earlier in the evening.

Everyone arriving in costumes for the evening.

2016: Everyone arriving in great costumes for the party.

Special party lighting on Main Street USA.

Special MNSSHP party lighting all along Main Street USA.

After dark fun!

Having ‘after dark’ fun in our costumes!  PhotoPass on Main Street.

Characters everywhere!

Characters in special costumes everywhere!

We love the Boo to You parade!

We love the Boo to You parade!

The parade smells like candy!

The parade smells like candy corn!

Caroline loves the Disney villians!

Caroline loves the Disney villains!  They are out in force during the party.

Got to meet all 7 dwarves!

Got to meet all 7 dwarfs during the MNSSHP party!

Castle in Halloween colors.

Cinderella Castle in Halloween colors with “fog” rolling in.  (This is our favorite castle color at night!)

Spooky music and lighting and fog throughout the Magic Kingdom.

Midnight:  Spooky music and lighting and fog throughout the Magic Kingdom on party nights.

Have a magical time!

Watch out for the headless horseman who leads the Boo To You Parade each evening!!

The Headless Horseman leads the Halloween Parade.

The Headless Horseman leads the Boo To You Halloween Parade.  🙂  And you can also meet him over at Fort Wilderness earlier in the evening this year!

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Special Treats are available during the Halloween season!

Disney provides the treating candy bags for free! There are 13 – a lucky number! – trick-or-treating candy stations too!

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The 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party map

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13 trick or treat candy stations (marked with pumpkins on map)

One final party note!

There are new, expanded costume rules!  Please plan your party costume accordingly!

Come Dressed for the Occasion

Looking forward to dressing up for the occasion? Learn about costumes you can wear to this event—and some you can’t too.Before you brew up ideas for your next disguise, please take a moment to read over our official costume guidelines at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:

GENERAL

  • Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

GUESTS AGES 13 AND UNDER

  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

GUESTS AGES 14 AND OLDER

  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g., full-length Princess dresses)
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable.
  • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • Masks of any kind may not be worn.

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The brand new 2017 MNSSHP Magic Bands!

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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

2015 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Cast member discounted prices!

Cast member discounted prices!  30% off!!!

The dates for 2015 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party have been announced!

September 2015: 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27*

October 2015: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31**

November 2015:  1st

Hours: 7:00 pm – Midnight

Boo To You Parade at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm

HalloWishes Fireworks at 9:30 pm

Tickets went on sale April 8, 2015.

So fun!

So fun!  Taking photos on Main Street USA.

Public Ticket Prices:

All September dates & 10/1*: $68.00 plus tax age 10+, $63.00 plus tax age 3-9 in advance, $74.00/$69 same-day

All October dates & 11/1: $74.00 plus tax age 10+, $69.00 plus tax age 3-9 in advance, $79/$74.00 same-day

10/31 (Halloween)**: $87.00 plus tax age 10+, $82.00 plus tax age 3-9 (Note:  Always sells out first!)

*Cast Members can get discounted tickets (30% off) to MNSSHP for most nights in September at the Company D Store.

**Tickets for Halloween night always sell out early!

CP Tip:  The party starts at 7pm, but Disney let’s guests wearing costumes in for the party starting at 4pm.  Plan on going to the Magic Kingdom early and storing your costume in the lockers near the entrance.  At 4pm, change into your costume and have your photo taken on Main Street!

 At the 2014 MNSSHP party:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-2/

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We 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.