Halloween 2018: My Mary Poppins Returns Costume!

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Off to work!

With the world premiere of the new Mary Poppins Returns just 6 weeks away, it was pretty easy choosing my Halloween costume this year!

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Knock, knock!

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Holding my umbrella and singing Robin.

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A very proper hairdo!

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My Disney parrot pin was perfect to complete the outfit!

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Going to the costume party at my work.

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1st Place!!!!!! I won a visa gift card! Whoo-hoo!  🙂


Me riding around on my next bicycle!  🙂

UPDATE: There will be limited edition popcorn bowls available during the movie’s premiere week! How cute are they???!!!

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Mary Poppins Returns popcorn bowl!

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ opens on December 19, 2018!


December 19, 2018 at Epcot tonight!


‘Mary Poppins Returns’ opens in the US on December 19, 2018!


Trailers for #MaryPoppinsReturns:

Trailer #1 – Opening Scenes

Trailer #2 – Mary Poppins Returns

Trailer #3 – Mary Poppins Sneak Peek


Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family with her magical carpet bag in hand.

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins – her magical carpet bag in hand – following a personal loss.


Michael Banks, his wife, and his three children.

Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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February 2017:  Location filming begins in London.

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is the sequel to the 1964 Academy Award-winning ‘Mary Poppins’ and is set 25 years after the original film (1910 Edwardian London).

Principal photography on the new film began on February 10, 2017, at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, United Kingdom.

The film is scheduled for release on December 19, 2018.

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Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda take part in filming of a scene from the movie sequel Mary Poppins Returns in front of Buckingham Palace, central London.

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She is so pretty!

Magical scene from Mary Poppins Returns

The Cast of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’:

Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Jack, an “optimistic streetlamp lighter”, and he is developing new songs for the film

Meryl Streep – Cousin Topsy

Julie Walters – Ellen, Michael’s housekeeper

Ben Whishaw – the grown-up Michael Banks

Emily Mortimer – the grown-up Jane Banks

New Banks children: Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson

Colin Firth – William Weatherall Wilkins, president of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank

Dick Van Dyke – Mr. Dawes Jr., CEO of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank

Angela Lansbury – the Balloon Lady

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Jack, the optimistic streetlighter.


Mary carrying her famous parrot head umbrella.

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Mary Poppins topiary at the Grand Floridian

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The amazing Dick Van Dyke!

Top photo:  Dick Van Dyke in 1964 (age 39) playing Mr. Dawes Sr. in Mary Poppins.

Bottom photo: Dick Van Dyke in 2018 (age 92) playing Mr. Dawes Jr, the son of his original aged character, in Mary Poppins Returns.

He appears to be nearly identical, with fluffy white hair and a beard, and glasses.  Many fans took to Twitter to express their disbelief at the likeness, with one writing that it is “surreal” and that he “doesn’t need prosthetics now”.

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Dancing on the table at 92 years old!!!


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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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/



Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!