Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian

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The Mandalorian is the #1 TV Series in the World

Disney’s flagship Star Wars TV entry The Mandalorian has certainly lived up to its considerable hype becoming the most in-demand series in the world, surpassing Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and other popular competitors.

According to Parrot Analytics, a global content demand analytics firm, in the week leading up to December 1st, The Mandalorian was 31.9 times more in-demand than any other title.

The show has proven popular with both critics and audiences, scoring 95% for both on Rotten Tomatoes after only 4 episodes.

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We love, love, love Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian on Disney+!!!

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Where’s the baby???

The break out hit of The Mandalorian has been Baby Yoda, referred to as ‘The Child’ in the series streaming now on Disney +.

He’s a 50 year old baby!

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The Mandalorian meeting Baby Yoda for the first time.

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Wayyyyy too cute!

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Baby Yoda drinking some soup for breakfast.

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When he walks around, it’s just too cute!!!

He has spawned a thousand memes on the internet:

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So darn cute!

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Big question: Are they somehow related??? What species are they???

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Someone’s been extra good this Christmas!

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Best day ever!

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So small!

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❤ Dole Whip ❤

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He does like his frogs!

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So true, so true…

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Learn the Star Wars timeline people!!!


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Unfortunately, the Baby Yoda merchandise won’t be available until April 2020!!!

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Available April 1, 2020!

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The Mandalorian is the best program streaming on Disney + right now.

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The Force is strong with us!

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

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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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Meeting Darth Vadar is actually pretty scary!

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Caroline in her Dark Side t-shirt at DHS.

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Christmas 2019

 

Star Wars Day 2019 – ‘May the Fourth Be with You’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The Star Wars theme music starts blasting every hour and along comes a parade of Stormtroopers marching down the street. Pretty cool.

Disney Parks is celebrating Star Wars Day – May the Fourth 2019 – with special events and merchandise planned at both Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

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The stormtroopers are led by Captain Phasm.

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The LED screens on the stage switch over to a red Star Wars First Order emblem.

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Captain Phasm. Very dramatic!!! (My best photo of the stormtroopers!)

Expect to see Stormtroopers marching hourly through the streets all the day long.

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The stormtroopers onstage.

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Meeting Kylo Ren

He Chose the Dark Side – Will You?

The leader of the First Order, Kylo Ren is on a furious mission to rid the galaxy of the Resistance and the remnants of the Jedi Order.

Wearing stark black robes and a foreboding mask, Kylo seeks to invoke the dreaded image of his grandfather, Darth Vader. Could there be good in him still?

Kylo’s temper is volatile but there is a far greater danger—will you succumb to the allure of the dark side?

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Kylo Ren Cupcake ($6), DHS

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Oh Sith! This Kylo Ren Cupcake comes with a solid dark chocolate cloak!

Going over to the Dark Side now…..

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Caroline wearing her new Star Wars t-shirt that she got this month at Disney World.  (Look at what Darth Vader’s holding!)

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The life sized Stormtrooper can be yours for only $9,000!

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$9,000!!!

Special After Hours Event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for May the 4th

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be hosting a Star Wars-themed Disney After Hours hard-ticket event on May 4th. Costs are $125 per person in advance and $129 on the day of the event and includes after-hours, low- or no-wait access to select attractions in the park, meet and greets with Star Wars characters, and themed food and merchandise for sale.

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Star Wars fireworks show at 9pm.

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Que the Star Wars music at 110 decibels….

During the After Hours event, you’ll have photo opportunities with Chewbacca with Rey, Kylo Ren with Captain Phasma, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and more!

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Star Wars character meet and greet location at DHS.

There will also be Star Wars merchandise and special treats available for purchase.

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Loads of Star Wars merchandise

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BB-8 balloons

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You’re going to need a lot of caffeine to make it through the day!

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Don’t forget your sparkly Mickey Ears!

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge is debuting later this month on May 31st at Disneyland and later on this summer on August 29th at Disney World.

Free reservations for entrance into Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened on May 2, 2019 on the Disneyland.com website at 10am Pacific Time and were completely gone by 11am.

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All general reservations at Disneyland are gone!  😦

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Meeting Darth Vader is actually pretty scary!  He’s close to 7 feet tall!

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Meeting Chewy. He is sooooo tall!  Even taller than Darth Vader! [May 2, 2019:  RIP Chewy!]

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Feeling the Force with Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

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With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald

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Mickey and Minnie as Luke and Leia.

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Caroline in her Taste the Dark Side Mickey ice cream bar t-shirt at DHS.

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There can be only one winner in this battle…

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Happy Star Wars Day!

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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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Fun day at Epcot! Two Disney Sisters.

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…and also with you! 🙂

23 Changes Coming to Disney Parks Soon

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WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!

Here’s a rundown of the 23 official Disney announcements that came out of the D23 convention in Anaheim last week.  Simply AMAZING!!!

Over the next few years, Disney is planning a mind-boggling array of park developments and expansions, signaling an explosive growth period for the US parks.

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We’ve checked out the recent construction progress for Star Wars Land at both Disneyland and Disney World and it’s amazing!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
We’ve known for a while that new 14-acre Star Wars-themed lands would be coming to both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. The expo revealed models of the highly anticipated lands and more details, including that they would be named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Both will open in 2019, with the California version debuting first. Visitors will be able to interact with characters such as Kylo Ren and BB-8, dine at the Cantina, and otherwise geek out in the highly immersive, sci-fi havens.

Millennium Falcon attraction
One of the two featured rides at Galaxy’s Edge will hand visitors the reins of the Millennium Falcon, the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” according to Lando Calrissian. There’s no word whether Han Solo and Chewbacca will help the rookie pilots in their mission aboard the famed starship.

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The other major experience at Galaxy’s Edge will drop visitors into a raging battle between the Resistance and the First Order. Chapek said that guests will feel like they are inside a Star Destroyer and that “the scale of the attraction is unlike anything we’ve ever done before.”

Star Wars-themed hotel
For those who just can’t get enough of the galaxy far, far away, Disney World visitors will soon be able to sleep among wookies and Jedi knights. Calling it Disney’s “most experiential concept ever,” Chapek announced that a new Star Wars-themed luxury resort will invite guests on a multi-day voyage aboard a starship. Every window, the parks chairman promised, will have a view of space.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary
As with many of the D23 Expo announcements, there were no opening dates given for the Star Wars-themed hotel. But much was made of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, which will take place in 2021. It’s likely that everything revealed for the Florida resort will be up and running by then, and that there will be a blowout celebration.

Epcot makeover
Epcot, which opened in 1982 and has been showing its age, will be getting a lot of Imagineering love. In its initial inception, the park struck a serious tone and had an edutainment focus geared largely to adults. The company plans to continue injecting more whimsy into Epcot.

“We want to keep it true to the original vision, while making it more timeless, more relevant, more family, and more Disney,” Chapek said. In addition to specific announcements, he shared a blue-sky rendering of a significantly updated Future World, the area at the front of the park. Among other changes, the Innoventions science and technology exhibit building appeared to be missing in the image.

Guardians of the Galaxy attraction
A new attraction based on the popular Marvel franchise will take over Ellen’s Energy Adventure in the former Universe of Energy pavilion. While it sounds more “family” (and potentially a whole lot of fun), the connection to the park’s vision seems tenuous. What are the Guardians doing in Epcot? Chapek says that the attraction will have something to do with Peter Quill’s visit to the park when he was a child.

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We’re looking forward to this Epcot update the most!

Ratatouille Ride attraction
Coming to the France pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, the new ride will be based on the popular Disneyland Paris attraction. That 4D ride shrinks visitors down to the size of Remy, the gourmet chef who happens to be a rat, and sends them on an adventure using sophisticated trackless vehicles.

New mission for Mission: Space
In addition to sending passengers on a mission to Mars (which will be getting new media), the Epcot attraction will offer a toned-down experience that will take guests on an orbital adventure above Earth. Younger kids will be able to blast off on the revamped ride which will reopen later this summer.

Space-themed restaurant
Next to Mission: Space, Epcot will be adding a table-service restaurant that will transport diners to a space station high above Earth. It promises to have great views.

New film for the China Pavilion
A new in-the-round movie about China will be presented at Epcot’s pavilion. It will use a new digital “Circle-Vision 360” film and projection system that will replace the circular theater’s multiple screens with one seamless screen and image.

Tron ride
Next to the Star Wars-themed hotel, perhaps the most exciting new announcement made at the D23 Expo was about the Tron attraction coming to Tomorrowland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It will be based on Shanghai Disneyland’s Tron Lightcycle Power Run, which is arguably Disney’s most intense and best themed roller coaster. Using cycle-like cars, launched trains will blast riders into the videogame-like “Grid” of the films.

New theater and show at MK
The Magic Kingdom will also be getting a new live show in a theater that will be based on an early 20th-century Kansas City playhouse. Located on Main Street, U.S.A., it will complement the area’s architecture and theme, which is tied to Walt Disney’s boyhood town.

Toy Story Land at DHS
In addition to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming in 2019, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open Toy Story Land in summer 2018. Capitalizing on the existing Toy Story Mania attraction, the land will invite visitors into Andy’s backyard for adventures among his playthings. It will include a new Alien Swirling Saucers ride featuring the green aliens from the movies.

Slinky Dog-themed coaster
Also on its way to Toy Story Land will be a roller coaster themed to the films’ Slinky Dog. It appears that it will be a family-level ride and offer moderate thrills.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
The curtain will come down on The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In its place at the park’s centerpiece Chinese Theatre will be a new ride-through attraction based on the hip, retro-style Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts broadcast on the Disney Channel.

According to Walt Disney Imagineering’s Kevin Rafferty, the E-Ticket ride will feature a “sing-able and lovable theme song” and will be presented in “2-and-a-half-D.” The breakthrough concept will present dimensional media without the need for 3-D glasses. He adds that passengers will step into the flat movie screen and onto a train – presumably a runaway locomotive – that will be operated by Goofy.

Disney Riviera Resort
A new Disney World hotel will be part of Disney Vacation Club, the company’s membership-based vacation ownership program. It will be located near Epcot.

Disney Skyliner Gondolas
Moving visitors around the vast property has always been a challenge for Disney World. Instead of expanding the monorail system to address the need for more capacity, the resort is building a gondola system. It will connect Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with some of the hotels near those parks (including the new Disney Riviera).

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The Minnie Van service. Finally! We’ve been using Uber to get around WDW for years now!

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Another new transportation option will move Disney World guests from door to door using “Minnie Vans” (great name!). They will use an Uber-like ride-hailing service.

Marvel Land
The Guardians of the Galaxy ride that recently opened at Disney California Adventure will expand into a full-fledged Marvel Land. Chapek said that attractions based on The Avengers and Spider-Man will be part of the superhero mix. It would be interesting to have competing Spider-Man rides from Disney and Universal, which has been featuring the web-slinger in a highly regarded attraction at Islands of Adventure for years.

Pixar Pier
Pixar has long been prominently represented at Disney California Adventure with Cars Land, A Bug’s Land, and Turtle Talk with Crush. Soon, Paradise Pier, which is already home to Toy Story Midway Mania, will be transformed into Pixar Pier. The Incredibles and Inside Out will be added to the mix at the “seaside” boardwalk.

Pixar Fest
In 2018, Disneyland Resort will celebrate Pixar Fest. Disneyland Park will feature the returning Pixar Play Parade and a Pixar-themed fireworks and projection show, while Disney California Adventure will bring back the Paint the Night Parade.

The Art of Marvel
Disney’s Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris will transform into a Marvel-themed resort with the incorporation of The Avengers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and other superheroes.

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Disney cruises are the best!

Three new Cruise Ships
Yes, you read that right!  Three (3) new multi-billion dollar Disney cruise ships have been commissioned!

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Love this photo from last week of the Disney princesses and Olaf!!!


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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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Star Wars Launch Bay filming event at Hollywood Studios on February 3rd!

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Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

New details of Disney’s Star Wars park expansions will be delivered this month by the captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo!

But first, CPs have been invited to be in the “Inside Disney Parks” commercial on Wednesday!!

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Come be in a commercial!!

Hollywood actor and Star Wars captain, Harrison Ford, will outline plans for the long-awaited additions to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., during a Feb. 21, 2016 television event ABC.

Ford — who plays Han Solo in the Star Wars movies — will join Elton John, Josh Gad and Witney Carson on The Wonderful World of Disney special. New details of the new Star Wars attractions in both parks will be unveiled during the broadcast.

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Seeing Chewy at meet & greet.

Star Wars Launch Bay is a special exhibit for all things in the Star Wars universe, including movie props, behind-the-scenes, and special merchandise.

This also includes the chance to meet with Storm Troopers, Darth Vader and Chewbacca.

Starting February 7, 2016, Kylo Ren will also be making meet & greet appearances at DHS! (He’s already been making appearances at Disneyland this week!)

Celebrate the Star Wars Saga

Explore immersive special exhibits of the new movie, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Discover sights, sounds and surprises that are sure to delight any Star Wars fan.

Get an up-close look at replica props, models, costumes and artifacts from the Star Wars films and watch a behind-the-scenes video about how a new generation of filmmakers is crafting the future of the saga. Encounter Han Solo’s trusty sidekick, Chewbacca, for a furry photo and—if you’re brave enough—dare to take a picture with the menacing Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader.

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February 21st!

Walt Disney, one of the ultimate dreamers, used his uninhibited imagination and determination to create what became the springboard for all of the Walt Disney Company’s spirited and wildly successful creativity that followed — his crowning achievement: Disneyland. The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 8|7c on ABC, will celebrate the inventiveness and inspiration of Disney’s big, bold creation with a glamorous, star-studded Diamond Anniversary event.

Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, will give viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. New details of the ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life at both resorts will be revealed during the show, with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough.

Hough, a six-time Dancing with the Stars champion, will be joined by past champion Witney Carson as the pair leads a team of dancers down Main Street U.S.A. to an enormously popular Oscar®-nominated song from a classic Disney animated motion picture.

Music legend Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park, the Oscar®-nominated song “Circle of Life,” from Disney’s The Lion King, and the new song, “Wonderful Crazy Night,” from his upcoming album.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, will join the celebration performing “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Walt Disney’s acclaimed animated film Fantasia.

The special takes place in the heart of Hollywood at the Dolby Theater and throughout some of the most iconic locations at Disneyland Park, including Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street U.S.A., and Cars Land, a themed area of Disney California Adventure Park. It will also showcase two dazzling displays of technology – the “Paint the Night” Parade and “World of Color–Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” in Disney California Adventure Park, along with many more.

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At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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Star Wars – The Force Awakens poster, aka the “Where’s Luke?” movie poster.

Two new movie trailers for the new Star Wars movie were released yesterday:

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Looks great!!

Coming to theaters December 18, 2015! The Fandango ticket website crashed on Monday, overwhelmed by all the ticket requests.  I’m guessing that opening day is sold out nationwide, maybe even opening weekend.

Meanwhile, Build-A-Bear has the cutest Star Wars stuffed bears:

Star Wars bears.

Star Wars bears.

So many Star Wars bear costumes.

So many Star Wars bears – the gang’s all here!

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The entire front of the store was Star Wars bears and costumes!

The entire front of the store was Star Wars bears and costumes and accessories!

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And at the Boulder Bookstore in Boulder, Colorado.

And at the Boulder Bookstore in Boulder, Colorado.

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.

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

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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Force Friday: May the Force Be With You!

September 4th: Force Friday

September 4th: Force Friday

Yesterday was global ‘Force Friday’ and we were there!

Our local Disney Store opened at 7am and the first 100 guests in line got a special Star Wars pin.

Special Star Wars pin

Special Star Wars pin for store guests.

The pins were gone in 15 minutes!

The Disney Store at Flatirons Mall, Broomfield, CO.

The Disney Store at Flatirons Mall, Broomfield, CO.

Worldwide release of new Star Wars merchandise.

Worldwide release of new Star Wars merchandise.

The front 1/3 of the store was all Star Wars stuff.

The front 1/3 of the store was all Star Wars stuff.

Princess Leia costume complete with wig.

Princess Leia costume complete with wig.

September 4, a.k.a. Force Friday — the highly-anticipated midnight release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, gadgets, and more. It will be the world’s first chance to own official product celebrating the next installment of the Star Wars saga, and several retailers – including Disney – have “something special planned.”

May the Force (Friday) be with you!  🙂

11:58pm on Sept. 3rd at Downtown Disney Orlando. 200 guests in line to stampede into the World of Disney store at midnight!

11:58pm on Sept. 3rd at Downtown Disney Orlando: 200 guests in line to stampede into the World of Disney store at midnight!

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May the Fourth be with you!

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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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2015 Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios

With Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

With Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

Star Wars Weekends will be held every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from May 15-June 14, 2015.

starwars3 (2)Weekend I: May 15-17, 2015

Weekend II: May 22-24, 2015

Weekend III: May 29-31, 2015

Weekend IV: June 5-7, 2015

Weekend V: June 12-14, 2015

chewy (2)Each night the “Summon the Force” celebration will close out the day, with the “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks returning as the evening’s grand finale.

Expect traffic into DHS to be bad.

Expect traffic into DHS to be bad.

Celebrity appearances: Actor James Arnold Taylor, known as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” will once again host the Stars of the Saga talk show, but at a new, larger location in Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard.

Many costumed characters circulate throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends, presenting lots of great photo opportunities!

Star Wars vinylmations

Star Wars vinylmations

The merchandise location Darth’s Mall is moving to an expanded complex near Streets of America.  Look for special merchandise!

With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald

With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald

CP Tip: If you plan on attending any of the Star Wars Weekends, be sure to arrive at the park early. Although the official park opening time is 9am, you will be allowed into the park around 8:30am.  But, you won’t be able to get over to the Star Tours area until the official rope drop at 9am.

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Darth Goofy

Many children, and even some adults, dress in Star Wars costumes for the event — this might be something to consider to add to the fun.

Yummy!

Yummy!

May the Force be with you!  🙂

Jedi Mickey saving the galaxy

Jedi Mickey and Leia Minnie saving the galaxy.  May the Force be with you!

Since 1997, Walt Disney World has sponsored a series of special Star Wars Weekends in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Activities include celebrity appearances, as well as trivia contests and prize give-aways, Star Tours “ride-a-thons,” and a Star Wars Cantina street party, complete with a live disc jockey.

Special Star Wars parade with Mickey leading the way.

Special Star Wars parade with Mickey leading the way.

During Star Wars Weekends, celebrities from the Star Wars films and the animated series are on hand for motorcades and star conversations, as well as autograph sessions. Actors featured over the years include Jake Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C3PO) among others. Lots of costumed characters, from Luke Skywalker and Queen Amidala to Ewoks and Jawas, can also be found milling about the park, with plenty of opportunities for Star Wars fans to meet and greet them.

We don't think that these characters sign autograph books!  ;)

We don’t think that these characters sign autograph books! 😉

The Star Wars character meals:

Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine — Hollywood and Vine will be transformed into a Star Wars themed venue where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Chip & Dale come together to celebrate the greatest saga ever told. The VIPs, dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters, will meet and greet guests and interact during several fun Star Wars themed moments throughout the evening. Star Wars decor, themed foods, and music create the intergalactic atmosphere seen nowhere in the gal

Cool Star Wars photo.

Cool Star Wars photo.

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Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast! at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater — Start the day with the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Inside, it’s a long time ago at a drive-in far, far away, where out-of-this-world breakfast delicacies are accompanied by thrilling movie moments from the “Star Wars” films. Encounter Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, along with a rogues gallery of infamous “Star Wars” characters, who appear to step right off the screen.
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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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