Team Mickey Goodbye Party

Team Mickey Goodbye Party

Team Mickey Goodbye Party

Team Mickey crew.

Team Mickey crew – it was great working with you all!

To commemorate the closing of Team Mickey, DTD Zone 1 Cast Members were invited to a private party (invitation only).

My party invitation

My party invitation

We had heard that the Team Mickey managers and some special Disney characters would be there, but had no idea that several Disney VPs were coming to the party too and would be talking to us.

Disney VIPs and Ambassadors

Disney VPs and Ambassadors

Lunch

Our catered lunch

Disney provided us with lunch/cupcakes, and photo ops with Mickey and Minnie. It was a fun party! I’m glad I could make it. (I scored a photo of Mickey in yet another costume!)

Team Mickey cupcakes.

Team Mickey cupcakes.

Chocolate with white chocolate icing.

Delicious chocolate with white chocolate icing.

Minnie!

Cheerleader Minnie!

Mickey!

Football Mickey!

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Mickey heading out the door of Team Mickey for the last time.

Working the last night at Team Mickey before it closed for good:

Last Shift at Team Mickey 

View from in front of Team Mickey store.

View from in front of Team Mickey store.

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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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R.I.P. Team Mickey!

Team Mickey costume:  Yellow polo shirt, red belt, navy shorts.

The Team Mickey costume: Yellow polo shirt, red belt, navy shorts.

I worked last night on the final shift for the Team Mickey store.

At closing time – 11pm – the Cast Members all lined up with pom-poms and wished the final guests farewell with a Magical Moment good-bye.

R.I.P. Team Mickey!

Final night working at Team Mickey.

Disney is hosting a party for Team Mickey Cast Members on Thursday afternoon, and I plan on going to it. (Photos of the Team Mickey Cast Party.)

A new magic wand

Interacting with guests at Team Mickey before closing.

Farewell Team Mickey!

 

Team Mickey, an athletic-gear and souvenir store at Downtown Disney, is closing in January 2014 in favor of Marketplace Co-Op, a store-within-a-store concept that’s set to open in late spring 2014, the company said Friday.

Once open, the Co-Op will feature six slots for shops featuring beauty and fashion accessories for women and girls, home products with a dash of Disney theming, vintage-inspired sports apparel plus D-Tech on Demand, a spot with personalized and customized electronic accessories.

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bookstore (2)

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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Downtown Disney at 5:30AM

Downtown Disney at 5:30AM

If you’re wondering what Downtown Disney looks like at 5:30 in the morning, it’s COLD (41 degrees) and DARK (sunrise isn’t until 6:50am). All the Christmas lights are turned on and it’s very quiet.

I have three stocking shifts in a row this Thanksgiving weekend, all 6am – 2:30pm. 😦

Downtown DIsney Christmas display.  So pretty!

Downtown Disney Christmas display. So pretty!

My friend, Ting, works at Pin Traders with me.

My friend, Ting, works at Pin Traders with me.

Off to work at Team Mickey.

Off to work at Team Mickey.

New Day, New Costume – Team Mickey Mouse

Wearing my new outfit, my "referee" one, its: yellow shirt, blue shorts, and red belt.

Wearing my new outfit, my “referee” one, its: yellow shirt, blue shorts, and red belt.

New Day, New Costume - Team Mickey Mouse

Working at Team Mickey in Downtown Disney.

Work is going well, I’m working inside today at Team Mickey… fun!

Team Mickey Athletic Club at Downtown Disney:
Score big with Disney sportswear, autographed sports photos, helmets, jerseys and more at Downtown Disney Marketplace.

Update:  I also worked the final night at Team Mickey in Feb. 2014 before it closed for good.  Goodbye Team Mickey!

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bookstore (2)

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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