Touring the Cinderella Castle Suite at the Magic Kingdom

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The Cinderella Castle at Disney World

A few months ago, our cast member friend, Ricky, was able to do something few people ever do, and that was go on a tour of the Cinderella Castle Suite.

He works at the Magic Kingdom now and we think he’s going to make Disney his career.

Here’s a few photos from his magical castle tour:

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Ring, ring….Hello, Charming here!

The C over the beds is for Cinderella…or is it for Charming?

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The entry mosaic is made out of 30,000 hand-laid tiles, including some that are 14-karat yellow and white gold.

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The bedroom suite sleeps 4.

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The royal bedding.

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The royal phone.

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The parlor sleeps 2 more, for a total of 6 overnight guests in the suite.

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Bedside table.

 

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The twinkling stars over the jacuzzi tub.  The mosaics match the ones downstairs in the castle walkthrough.

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Disney is very hush-hush about who has stayed in the suite.  But, some celebrities who have stayed there recently are:

  • Tom and Suri Cruise, on their WDW vacation in the summer of 2012
  • Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle, celebrating 1st anniversary December 2010
  • Neil Patrick Harris, hubby David, & twins, April 2013
  • Nick Cannon, wife Mariah Carey & twins (they have also stayed at Dream Suite in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Disneyland), 2013
  • Katy Perry, July 2014 (photos below)
Signing in.

Katy Perry signing in for the night.

Katy Perry and her girlfriend got to stay in the Cinderella Suite at Disney World  and posted some photos of their adventure.  Looks like they had fun!!! 🙂

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Welcome!

Welcome chocolates

Welcome chocolates

The stained glass windows in the suite.

The stained glass windows in the suite. (Seen from the outside.)

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Stained glass of Cinderella’s château. (Seen from the inside.)

The view from above

The view from above of Fantasyland…Hello guests below!

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Fresh fruit tray, with crown to welcome Katy.  Food for 6 guests.

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Royal crest

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Royal bath

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Royal bathtub

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Royal shower

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Royal throne

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So pretty!  Cinderella slipper window.

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The royal bedroom the next morning.

It's all in the details.

It’s all in the details.  Cinderella’s mice friends.  🙂

The Glass Slipper!!!

Katy holding Cinderella’s Glass Slipper!!!

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Royal towel

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Royal double sinks.

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The parlor with it’s hidden TV is actually pretty small.

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The Cinderella glass case.

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The three blown glass pumpkins. These were a gift from Cinderella’s fairy godmother, reminding her of her “humble beginnings.”

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Cinderella’s glass slipper was cut from a single piece of crystal.

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Cinderella’s coronation crown and scepter.

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Katy trying on the glass slipper.  It doesn’t fit! 😦

Katy Perry staying in the Cinderella Suite on 4th of July.

Katy Perry ordering pizza delivery at the Cinderella Castle Suite, 4th of July.

Bedtime chocolates

Bedtime chocolates  “Good night and may all your dreams come true”

The next morning at DAK

Katy the next morning at DAK’s Pizzafari.

Katy Perry posting:

Princess pizza party. @ The Cinderella Castle Suite Walt Disney World http://t.co/dIKGknYjwn

Omg I have the wifi password to the Cinderella castle @WaltDisneyWorld. Dreams do come trueeee!

Checking out of the suite the next morning.

Katy checking out of the suite the next morning.

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Note:  It’s not not ‘Cinderella’s Suite’. It is the ‘Cinderella Castle Suite’. That’s because this isn’t where Cinderella lives, but rather it’s where her guests stay when they come for a visit.  Guests enter the suite using a Castle elevator activated by a key-to-the-world card.

Guests staying in the suite have 24 hour concierge service.

Some history of the Cinderella Castle:
Disney World first announced the creation of the Cinderella Castle Suite in 2006. The space which is now the Cinderella Castle Suite was originally intended to be a place that Walt Disney and his family would stay in the MK park. Sadly, Walt never got to see his creation as he died in December 1966, almost five years before the Magic Kingdom opened.

Before 2006, the suite space in Cinderella Castle was generally empty, although at times it was used for storage and was once the home of the Disney telephone operators for a short while.

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This is Tinkerbell’s view of Tomorrowland from the turret where she jumps off the Castle every night before the start of the fireworks show.

With the launch of The Year of A Million Dreams in 2007-2008, Disney wanted something as a very special prize for a select few lucky guests. Someone was randomly chosen at the Park each day to spend the night, with up to 5 guests, in Cinderella’s Castle Suite.

Since then, mostly various contest winners have stayed there. You can’t reserve the room – Disney has to offer the suite to you. It’s considered the most exclusive hotel suite in the world.

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Me.

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Be sure to look for these 3 windows on your next trip!

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

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

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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

Two Disney Sisters

Lunch at Pizzafari in Animal Kingdom

Pizzafari in Animal Kingdom

Lunchtime! Welcome to Pizzafari!!

Pizzafari...the menu is posted right out front.

Pizzafari…the menu is posted right out front.

There are not a lot of sit down, indoor places to eat at the Animal Kingdom, but Pizzafari has good, fast food (i.e., pizza!).

The ordering stations can handle large crowds.

Ordering stations.

The perfect lunch:  Kids cheese pizza and a side order of breadsticks with dipping sauce!  Yum!

The perfect lunch: Kids cheese pizza and a side order of breadsticks with dipping sauce! Yum!

A Magical Moment!  Caroline was wearing her Happy Birthday celebration button in honor of her 1/2 birthday we we all got a free mini cupcake!  It was delecious!!

A Magical Moment! Caroline was wearing her Happy Birthday celebration button in honor of her 1/2 birthday and we all got a free mini cupcake! It was delicious!!

We love all the murals and art work in Pizzafari. Each room has colorful murals depicting playful animal scenes. It’s so bright and fun!

Lions and tigers and zebras…oh my! 🙂

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Pizzafari at Animal Kingdom.  Even if there’s a line, it moves fast!

Parrots!

Parrots!

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Beautiful murals.

Beautiful murals.  Always plenty of seating…in the cool AC!

So colorful!

So colorful!

Entree/Main Course

Cheese Pizza – Freshly baked pizza-for-one, topped with mozzarella and a tangy Tomato Sauce. Served with a side Caesar Salad – $9.19 **Recommended!

Freshly-prepared Chicken, Vegetable, and Pasta Salad – Freshly grilled Chicken tossed with wheat penne pasta in a roasted tomato dressing with bits of zucchini, yellow squash, spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes, red onion and peppers – $9.79

Freshly-tossed Caesar Salad with Chicken – Hand-tossed, freshly grilled chicken breast with Romaine lettuce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, crunchy croutons and a delightfully sharp Caesar dressing – $9.19

Hot Italian-style Sandwich – This mouth-watering sandwich features layers of ham and turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, and slices of Swiss topped with pesto and a Caesar Dressing. Served between two toasted slices of delicious Muffaletta bread, with your choice of carrot sticks or chips – $9.49

Meat Lovers Pizza – $10.69

Pepperoni Pizza – Individual pizza freshly-baked with tangy tomato sauce, mozzarella, and spicy pepperoni. Served with a side Caesar Salad – $9.69

Vegetable Pizza – A cheese pizza-for-one, freshly baked and topped with delicious helpings of onions, Portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, and peppers. Served with a side Caesar Salad – $9.69

Side Dish

Bread Sticks – Basket of fresh-baked breadsticks topped with cheese and served with Marinara sauce – $4.99 **Recommended!

Dessert

Cheesecake in a glass – $4.19

Chocolate Mousse – $4.19

Free birthday cupcakes!  **Recommended!!

Katy Perry was there right after us!

Katy Perry was there right after us!

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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.
http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409410046&sr=1-1&keywords=Two+Girls+and+a+Mouse+Tale

Katy Perry Prizmatic Concert Tour

We had the best time at the Katy Perry concert this week!

She is so pretty!

She is so pretty!  Waiting for the showto begin.

Katy’s Worldwide Prizmatic Tour came to Denver on Sept. 30th and we went!  We had the best seats!!!  (Elly bought the tickets for us in January!)

Too bad we forgot our wigs!  Everyone was wearing them!  :)

Too bad we forgot our wigs! Everyone was wearing them! 🙂

Prism glasses...trippy!

Prism glasses…trippy!

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Opening act.

Cool LED dress that changed colors during the songs.

Cool LED dress that changed colors during the songs.

Way cool dancers with their LED costumes too.

Way cool dancers with their LED costumes too.

Even her beads were LED!

Even her beads were LED!

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Cat part of show. Her fans are called Katy Kats.

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Singing Happy Birthday song to audience.

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Katy about to fly through the air (again!) while singing Happy Birthday song.

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Sold out crowd…13,000 fans!

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“Fireworks” finale…what a dress…of course there were fireworks!

WOW!

WOW!

Cover Girl photo shoot.

Cover Girl photo shoot.

Her setlist! Such good songs!

Her setlist! Such good songs!

During her worldwide tour, Katy made a top at Disney World in July 2014 and got to stay overnight at the Cinderella Castle Suite:
https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/katy-perry-at-cinderella-castle-suite/

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We’ve written a book about our year working at Disney: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale.
Available now on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. Published by Theme Park Press.
http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409410046&sr=1-1&keywords=Two+Girls+and+a+Mouse+Tale

 

 

Katy Perry at Cinderella Castle Suite

Signing in.

Signing in.

Katy Perry and her girlfriend got to stay in the Cinderella Suite at Disney World last month and posted some photos of their adventure.  Looks like they had fun!!! 🙂

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Welcome!

Welcome chocolates

Welcome chocolates

The stained glass windows in the suite.

The stained glass windows in the suite. (Seen from the outside.)

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Stained glass of Cinderella’s château. (Seen from the inside.)

The view from above

The view from above of Fantasyland…Hello guests!

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Fresh fruit tray, with crown to welcome Katy.

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Royal crest

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Royal bath

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Royal bathtub

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Royal shower

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Royal Throne room.

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So pretty!  Cinderella slipper.

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The royal bedroom.

It's all in the details.

It’s all in the details.  Cinderella’s mice friends.  🙂

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Cinderella’s Royal Crown and septure.

The Glass Slipper!!!

Katy holding Cinderella’s Glass Slipper!!!

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It doesn’t fit! 😦

Katy Perry staying in the Cinderella Suite on 4th of July.

Katy Perry ordering pizza delivery at the Cinderella Castle Suite, 4th of July.

Bedtime chocolates

Bedtime chocolates

The next morning at DAK

The next morning at DAK’s Pizzafari

Wonder what other guests have stayed in the Cinderella Suite recently?  Guests of Disney World’s Cinderella Castle Suite

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

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 (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) 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:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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Cinderella Castle Suite at the Magic Kingdom

The stained glass windows in the suite.

The stained glass windows in the Cinderella Castle suite.

While it wasn’t on our DCP Bucket List, during our Spring 2014 DCP program, Disney ran a contest open to any Cast Member to win a night’s stay with a guest at the Cinderella Castle Suite.

Note:  It’s not not ‘Cinderella’s Suite’. It is the ‘Cinderella Castle Suite’. That’s because this isn’t where Cinderella lives, but rather it’s where her guests stay when they come for a visit. Cinderella actually lives upstairs. Guests enter the suite using a Castle elevator activated by a key-to-the-world card.

We both entered the contest every day, but didn’t win. 😦

Disney is very hush-hush about who has stayed in the suite. But, some celebrities who have stayed there are:

  • Tom and Suri Cruise, on their WDW vacation in the summer of 2012
  • Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle, celebrating 1st anniversary December 2010
  • Neil Patrick Harris, hubby David, & twins, April 2013
  • Nick Cannon, wife Mariah Carey & twins (they have also stayed at Dream Suite in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Disneyland), 2013
  • Katy Perry, July 2014
Katy Perry staying in the Cinderella Suite on 4th of July.

Katy Perry staying in the Cinderella Castle Suite on 4th of July.

Katy:

Princess pizza party. @ The Cinderella Castle Suite Walt Disney World http://t.co/dIKGknYjwn

Omg I have the wifi password to the Cinderella castle @WaltDisneyWorld. Dreams do come trueeee!

Checking out of the suite the next morning.

Katy checking out of the suite the next morning.

Watch a video tour of the Suite:  Cinderella Castle Suite

Some history of the Cinderella Castle:
Disney World first announced the creation of the Cinderella Castle Suite in 2006. The space which is now the Cinderella Castle Suite was originally intended to be a place that Walt Disney and his family would stay in the MK park. Sadly, Walt never got to see his creation as he died in December 1966, almost five years before the Magic Kingdom opened.

Before 2006, the suite space in Cinderella Castle was generally empty, although at times it was used for storage and was once the home of the Disney telephone operators for a short while.

With the launch of The Year of A Million Dreams in 2007-2008, Disney wanted something as a very special prize for a select few lucky guests. Someone was randomly chosen at the Park each day to spend the night, with up to 5 guests, in Cinderella’s Castle Suite.

Since then, mostly various contest winners have stayed there. You can’t reserve the room – Disney has to offer the suite to you. It’s considered the most exclusive hotel suite in the world.

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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