Holding the Beautiful Floating Lanterns of Tangled

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April 2019  Mitch and me holding a lantern.

It’s been on my Disney Bucket List for a few years now and I finally got to hold a Floating Lantern in Fantasyland at night!

The Floating Lanterns of Tangled:

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Making a wish.

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Sealed with a kiss.

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Our very favorite scene during the nightly Once Upon a Time projection show at the Magic Kingdom …the Floating Lanterns of Tangled.    ♪♫♪ And at last I see the lights…♪♫♪

Our favorite scene from Disney’s ‘Tangled’ movie is when they sing the “And at Last I See the Light” song!  ❤

Full song:  At Last I See The Light video

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Our favorite scene!  So beautiful with all the floating lanterns in the air!

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April 2019: New Tangled cupcake. Available at Intermission Food Court at All Star Music Resort. Yellow cupcake with buttercream frosting. $6

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The Lost Princess ice cream cone, Storybook Treats, $5.99

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This meme is so funny!  (And true!)

♪♫♪ And at last I see the lights…♪♫♪

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Sunset:  The Floating Lanterns of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  So pretty at sunset when they all come on!

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7pm:  We were there capturing the magic just as the lantern lights popped on.

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Rapunzel’s Tower at sunset.

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Wish fulfilled.

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Interested in Disney Bounding as Rapunzel?

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Thinking about Disney Bounding as Rapunzel?  Here’s some ideas!

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Don’t forget the tiara!

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Meeting Rapunzel.  She’s so pretty…and her hair is something else!!

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I ‘Disney Bounded’ as Rapunzel!  Everyone loved my hair!!!

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I love this hand-painted Tangled Magic Band!

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My new Tangled mug! ❤

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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.

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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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Meeting Tarzan and Jane #MNSSHP

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The Beautiful Floating Lanterns of Tangled

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The Floating Lanterns of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  So pretty at sunset when they come on!

Our favorite scene from Disney’s Tangled is when they sing the “And at Last I See the Light” song!

Full song:  At Last I See The Light video

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Our CM friend, Ricky, capturing some Tangled magic!

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My new Tangled mug! ❤

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Our favorite scene!  Beautiful with all the floating lanterns!

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Our very favorite scene during the nightly Once Upon a Time projection show at the Magic Kingdom …the Floating Lanterns of Tangled. ♪♫♪ And at last I see the lights…♪♫♪

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April 2019: New Tangled cupcake. Available at Intermission Food Court at All Star Music Resort. Yellow cupcake with buttercream frosting. $6

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We love this Tangled scene so much that we went to a Paint Night and painted it!!

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Elly filling in the castle elements.

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Now for some lanterns…

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Everybody painted their castle scene just a little bit different!

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Caroline making good progress on her canvas.

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Caroline’s Floating Castle Lanterns

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Waiting for the paint to dry.

Adding in a few floating lanterns here and there!  Queue the Disney music!!

♪♫♪ And at last I see the lights…♪♫♪

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Each one is just a little bit different, and all are fabulous!

And three hours later…our Floating Castle Lanterns paintings are all done.

Beautiful! 🙂

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Original movie artwork of the floating lanterns.

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This meme is so funny!  (And true!)

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Capturing the magic just as the Tangled lanterns lights popped on.


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Thinking about Disney Bounding as Rapunzel?  Here’s some ideas!

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Don’t forget the tiara!

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Caroline with Rapunzel’s.  She’s so pretty!

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I love this hand-painted Tangled Magic Band!

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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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Posing in the Gardens of Tangled.

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Rapunzel’s Tower on the hill.

♪♫♪And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you♪♫♪

Meeting Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled Movie

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Caroline at Rapunzel’s meet and greet.

We’ve met both Rapunzel and Flynn at the Magic Kingdom.
Tangled is one of our favorite Disney movies!

Flynn on Tangled float.

Flynn isn’t at Rapunzel’s meet and greet very often…but he’s swinging on the Tangled float in the Festival of Fantasy parade every day at 3pm!

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The Floating Lanterns of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  So pretty at sunset when they come on!

Our favorite scene from Disney’s Tangled is when they sing the “At Last I See the Light” song!

Full song:  At Last I See The Light video

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Mitch and Caroline. April 2019

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Making a wish.

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A wish sealed with a kiss.

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We happened to be there at 7pm when the lights all popped on. Magical! 🙂

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8pm. We don’t care that these are the restrooms!!

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Rapunzel’s Tower at twilight.

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Our favorite scene!  So beautiful with all the floating lanterns!

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Flynn was at Rapunzel’s meet and greet the day we were there.

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Rapunzel is also at Cinderella’s Royal Table inside the Cinderella Castle most mornings.

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We love this Tangled scene so much that we painted it during a Paint Nite event!!

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Elly filling in the castle elements.

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Now for some lanterns…

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Everyone painted their castle scene just a little bit different!

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Caroline making good progress on her canvas.

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Caroline’s Floating Castle Lanterns

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Waiting for the paint to dry.

Last, Caroline adding in a few yellow floating lanterns here and there!  Queue the Disney Tangled music!!

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Each one is just a little bit different, and all are fabulous!

And three hours later…our Floating Castle Lanterns paintings are all done.

Beautiful! 🙂

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The Hidden Gardens of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom

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The Hidden Gardens of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  I took this photo in November.

Pascal, a color-changing chameleon, is a true and loyal friend to Rapunzel in Disney’s ‘Tangled’ movie.

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At the waterfall of Rapunzel’s Tower.

Pascal and his friends can be found hiding in the pretty Hidden Gardens of Tangled in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.

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The gardens are directly across from Rapunzel’s Tower.  So pretty at sunset!

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Free charging station!

Free charging station!

Located just past the tables and chairs in the phone charging area, you will find a beautiful garden filled with flowers, greenery, and even a small stream.

Ten of Pascal’s chameleon friends have made this garden their new home. They can be seen lounging about on rocks near the stream, in greenery, and even hidden on nearby buildings.  You’ll need to look very closely to see them all!

Look for 10 of them!

Look for 10 of them!

After a few minutes of searching, we were able to find six chameleons hiding in the garden. Next time you’re in Fantasyland, be sure to say hi to Pascal and his friends.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

This one was the hardest one to find!

This one was the hardest one to find!

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Brown Pascal next to rock.

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So fierce looking, tucked up against the creek rock!

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We traded for these pins!

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Maximus hoof print in Fantasyland by Tangled area.

Bonus photo!  Try and find Maximus’s hoof print in Fantasyland by the Tangled area.

Disney Fun Fact:  Pascal is actually based on a real chameleon, owned by one of the movie’s cast members. The day the directors were trying to find a name for the character, the CM said she named her chameleon Pascal, so they took that name.

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Pascal, Rapunzel’s friend.

Pascal serves a similar role as being a friend and protective sidekick to Rapunzel as Flit the hummingbird did for Pocahontas.

Disney Bounding as Pascal.

Ideas for Disney Bounding as Pascal.

The real Pascal (so tiny!!).

The real Pascal (he’s so tiny!!)

Want to Disney Bound as one of the characters from ‘Tangled’?

Caroline’s done it several times now!  Disney Bounding at Work as Tangled Characters

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Rapunzel

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Flynn Rider

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel.

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This meme is so funny!

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I want this Tangled birthday cake!  ❤

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😉

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Rapunzel with the short brown hair.

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Cheers!

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

book Two Girls

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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Wish fulfilled.

What is Disney Bounding?

Disney Bounding

What to wear Disney Bounding as Cinderella.

Disney Bounding:  When Disney fans dress up as contemporary versions of their favorite characters and go to the theme parks.
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August 2018:  We love this photo of a grandmother – mom – granddaughter all Disney Bounding as Snow White at Epcot!!! ❤

Disney Bounding is a way of dressing up as your favorite character using inspired color palettes, accessories, and clothing styles to look like the character, without actually being in a Disney costume. You simply use items from your own wardrobe to pull together a terrific look.

Having some cold ice cream, yes, it's a Mickey Bar!

Disney Bounding as Frozen characters.

Not sure what you’re going to wear to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) yet? If you don’t have the time or money for an all out Disney costume, what about Disney Bounding? (This goes for the guys too!)

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At MNSSHP

We Disney Bounded last year for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in November.

Some Disney Bounding ideas (photos from the internet):

Cinderella at the Ball

Cinderella at the Ball

Pocahontas bounding

Disney Bounding as Pocahontas.

Cinderella in rags.

Cinderella in rags.

Evil stepsisters

Evil stepsisters

Toy Story

Toy Story

Hunchback

Hunchback

White Rabbit (yes that's NPH!)

White Rabbit (yes that’s NPH with his husband and twins!)

UP

UP characters

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Genie from Aladdin

Genie from Aladdin

Hippo from Fantasia

Hippo from Fantasia

Jane from Tarzan

Jane from Tarzan

Hercules

Hercules

Minnie Mouse.  (We've seen versions of this a lot!)

Minnie Mouse. (We’ve seen versions of this bounding a lot at the parks!)

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Snow White

Snow White

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Disney Bounding as Snow White is probably the most popular:

You just need a little yellow, royal blue & cherry red...

You just need a little yellow, royal blue & cherry red…

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So pretty!!

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Perfect!

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Two Disney Princesses at MNSSHP!

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Still need more ideas? Check out these Disney Bounding ideas on tumblr: http://disneybound.tumblr.com/

Important info:  You can’t wear a full Disney Costume to the Magic Kingdom on normal days, only during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party nights.

Official Disney rules on wearing costumes at the theme parks: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/recommended-dress/

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Caroline wearing the Tightrope Walker dress from the Haunted Mansion stretching room.

Disney Bounding for all the Princesses

Disney Bounding color ideas for all the Princesses!

Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana:   https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/disney-bounding-as-princess-tiana/

Disney Bounding as “Frozen” characters: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/disney-bounding-3-frozen/

Disney Bounding as Dole Whip: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/disney-bounding-2/

Disney Bounding as a Disney Princess: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/disney-bounding/

Disney Bounding as Moana: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/disney-bounding-as-princess-moana-and-friends/

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Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

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October 31, 2017: Princess Anna going to work.

Ariel (Disney Bounding at CU!)

Caroline Disney Bounding as Princess Ariel at a CU-Boulder party!

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Disney Bounding as Rapunzel.

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Elly Disney Bounding as Minnie Mouse.

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.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

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

Royal Footwear: Disney Princess Shoes

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Princess Anna is wearing her royal boots.

All Disney princesses are beautiful from head to toe.

To prove it, we asked several of them to show us their royal shoes.

We were not disappointed!

Cinderella

Cinderella

Her royal shoes.

Her royal blue shoes.

Princess Aurora

Princess Aurora

Her royal shoes

Her royal pink shoes

Snow White (and Prince Charming!)

Snow White (and Prince Charming!)

Her royal shoes

Wearing her royal black shoes the day we saw her.

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But, sometimes Snow White wears cream colored shoes.

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July 2018: Wearing cream colored shoes now out by the wishing well in Epcot.

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Her royal shoes.

Her royal shiny purple shoes.

Pocahantas

Pocahontas

Her royal moccasins

Her royal deerskin moccasins

Princess Ariel

Princess Ariel

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When she has legs, she wears cream colored shoes with dance heels.

Merida wearing her long cape.

Princess Merida wearing her sturdy black suede Scottish boots.

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We agree!!

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Let’s talk about Disney princess hair next!!!

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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

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Hidden Pascal and Friends in Fantasyland

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The Gardens of Tangled.  I took this photo in November.

Pascal, a chameleon, is a true and loyal friend to Rapunzel in Disney’s “Tangled’ movie.  Hidden Pascal’s and friends can be found hiding throughout the Magic Kingdom Fantasyland’s Tangled-themed pavilion.

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Free charging station!

Free charging station!

Located just past the tables and chairs in the phone charging area, you will find a beautiful garden filled with flowers, greenery, and even a small stream.

Ten of Pascal’s chameleon friends have made this garden their new home. They can be seen lounging about on rocks near the stream, in greenery, and even hidden on nearby buildings.

Look for 10 of them!

Look for 10 of them!

After a few minutes of searching, we were able to find six chameleons hiding in the garden. Next time you’re in Fantasyland, be sure to say hi to Pascal’s friends.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

This one was the hardest one to find!

This one was the hardest one to find!

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Brown Pascal next to rock.

Maximus hoof print in Fantasyland by Tangled area.

Bonus photo!  Try and find Maximus’s hoof print in Fantasyland by the Tangled area.

Disney Fun Fact:  Pascal is actually based on a real chameleon, owned by one of the movie’s cast members. The day the directors were trying to find a name for the character, the CM said she named her chameleon Pascal, so they took that name.

Pascal

Pascal, Rapunzel’s friend.

Pascal serves a similar role as being a friend and protective sidekick to Rapunzel as Flit the hummingbird did for Pocahontas.

Disney Bounding as Pascal.

Disney Bounding as Pascal.

The real Pascal (so tiny!!).

The real Pascal.  (He’s so tiny!!)

RAPNUZEL

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Disney Bounding as Rapunzel. That jeweled Pascal pin is really cool!

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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

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Disney Bounding 4: Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from “Tangled”

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Disney Bounding as Rapunzel

At work this week, Caroline has been Disney Bounding as characters the movie “Tangled”.

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Wearing her Best Day Ever button

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Disney Bounding a Flynn Rider

Here comes the smolder!

Here comes the smolder button  🙂

We love Disney Bounding! 🙂

Disney Bounding is a way of dressing up as your favorite character using inspired color palettes, accessories, and clothing styles to look like the character, without actually being in a Disney costume. You simply use items from your own wardrobe to pull together a terrific look.

Disney Bounding looks from Rapunzel:

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Flynn Rider

Flynn Rider

Mother Gothel

Mother Gothel

Maximus

Maximus

Pascal

Pascal

Rapunzel - See the Lights scene

Rapunzel – See the Lights scene

Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/disney-bounding-as-princess-tiana/

Disney Bounding as “Frozen” characters: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/disney-bounding-3-frozen/

Disney Bounding as Dole Whip: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/disney-bounding-2/

Disney Bounding as a Disney Princess: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/disney-bounding/

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Working 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 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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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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