New Modern Tomorrowland Marquee Sign Installed at Magic Kingdom

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Tomorrowland

The new Tomorrowland marquee.

♪♫♪There’s a great big beautiful Tomorrowland sign shining at the entrance to the land!♪♫♪

A newly-redesigned Tomorrowland marquee was installed at the Magic Kingdom this week.

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Christian standing in front of the old Tomorrowland marquee earlier this year.

Gone is the clunky 1990’s steam punk design. The old colorful, steampunk marquee sign that had welcomed guests to Tomorrowland since 1994 was removed back in July 2019.

The new marquee is all sleek and white with a fresh modern look.

At night, it’s illuminated.

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The sun is setting….

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It glows after sunset.

We like it a lot!

What do you think of the new Tomorrowland marquee sign?

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Updated park map shows the new marquee design.

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Looks like Disney’s ‘put a ring on it’! 😉

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Fun day at the Magic Kingdom!

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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Two Disney Sisters

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mr Morrow  Tomorrowland People Mover

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New Purple Wall Jackets Have Arrived in Tomorrowland!

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We like this jacket!

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The new Tomorrowland Purple Wall Jacket.

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It’s a windbreaker with hood. Not water proof, but rain resistant.

The brand new Purple Wall Windbreaker Jacket has arrived at the Magic Kingdom.

While it’s way too hot in July to wear it yet, I can see wearing it in late October to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on a cool evening!

What do you think of it?
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Purple Wall

With our mom at the Purple Wall.

#PurpleWall

The Purple Wall is kind of cool.  It’s located in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.

The Purple Wall is a wildly popular spot to have your photo taken – or take a selfie – and then post it on Instagram.  Posting link: https://www.instagram.com/purplewallphotos/

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Tip: There are rarely guests by the Purple Wall. Take your time.

It photographs really well. It’s all triangles in a medium lilac color that’s a flattering background color on everyone, there’s good indirect lighting there, and it’s just enough out of the way that you don’t have an audience watching you pose.

There was no one there when we were taking some photos.

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your friends!

Action:  Next time you’re walking in Tomorrowland, stop for a few seconds at the #PurpleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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The new Purple Wall – what do you think of it???

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The new Purple Wall Magic Bands! 🙂

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Try the new Purple Wall Slushie in Tomorrowland! It has purple sprinkles on top!

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Purple Wall ballcap from shopDisney

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The new Purple Potion Mickey Ears! Perfect for wearing at the Purple Wall!!

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The Magical Walls of Disney World

We will be adding more walls to this blog with all the new walls at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disney World on August 29, 2019!  We can’t wait!

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The Fichwa! Fellow wall at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (Fichwa means “hidden”, so this is a Hidden Mickey!)

It’s a fun photo scavenger hunt to find these “Disney Walls” in the WDW parks.

The best WDW walls for your next Instagram photo are:

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The Purple Wall by Tomorrowland.

#1:  Magic Kingdom Park’s #PurpleWall – The famous #PurpleWall is kind of cool. It’s located in Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.

It’s all different-colored purple triangles, with sort of an Epcot look.

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your friends!  Sometimes, there’s even a snack cart stationed here.

Action:  Next time you’re walking in Tomorrowland, stop for a few seconds at the #PurpleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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#BubbleGumWall

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#BubbleGumWall

#2:  Epcot’s #BubbleGumWall – This tri-color wall is just outside the exit of Spaceship Earth on the right.

Action:  Next time you’re walking out of Spaceship Earth, stop for a few seconds at the     #BubbleGumWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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#BlueberryWall

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#BlueberryWall

#3:  Epcot’s #BlueberryWall – Two steps away from the #BubbleGumWall is the bright #BlueberryWall.

Action:  Next time you’re walking out of Spaceship Earth, stop for a few seconds at the #BlueberryWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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#BigBlueWall looks like sea waves.

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#TheBigBlueWall

#4:  Epcot’s #TheBigBlueWall –You can find the #TheBigBlueWall upon exiting The Seas With Nemo and Friends pavilion.

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The Living Seas at Epcot. The wall is on the left.

Action:  Next time you’re walking out of The Seas with Nemo, stop for a few seconds at the #TheBigBlueWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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There’s even a nice bench to sit on in front of the #MossWall.

#5:  Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s #MossWall  – Head into Pandora – The World of Avatar and walk towards Satu’li Canteen. Just opposite the restaurant’s front door is the very popular Disney green moss wall, which you can spot on Instagram under the hashtag #MossWall.

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There are actually lots of cool moss walls all over Pandora!

Action:  Next time you’re walking around Pandora during the day, stop for a few seconds at the #MossWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

#6:  NEW WALLS AT DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!!!

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Welcome to Toy Story Land at DHS!

NEWEST WALLS AT DISNEY WALL…at Toy Story Land!!!  

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The new #PopsicleWall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We love it!

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Christian at the Popsicle Wall.

Action:  Next time you’re walking over to the cute restroom in Toy Story Land, look around for the #PopsicleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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Caroline at the Block Wall

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The new #PopsicleWall is located over by the restrooms in Toy Story Land.

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Look at how cute even the trashcans are here!

You know you’re close to the Block Wall when you see these super cute Popsicle benches:

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We love these new benches!  ❤

Here are more Magical Walls to find at Toy Story Land:

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Checkers Wall

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Christian at Checkers Wall

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Lion Puzzle Wall

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Woody Wall

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Pushing Buzz Lightyear’s button.

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Mitch at Checkers Wall

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Mr. Potato Head Wall

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Caroline at Coffee Wall with her Starbucks coffee!

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Holding up the Popsicle Wall.

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Not a wall, but the Woody Statue!  ❤

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Bonus Walls:  Hard to Find

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#TheStarWall

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#SalutetoSpace

Epcot’s ‘Salute to Space’ Wall –  This space wall was in the waiting line for the Chase Disney Visa character meet and greet area in Future World West Imagination Pavilion.

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Elly pointing out the Hidden Mickey in the Living with The Land wall.

The Living with The Land wall’s with its Hidden Mickey.  Did you find it too?

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It’s not a wall, but every cast member takes at least one photo in front of the Casting Door on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom.

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Caroline at the Guardians of the Galaxy #GreenWall.

And, don’t forget about the #GreenWall at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland, CA.  It’s by the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction (formerly the Tower of Terror…)

It’s a beautiful lime green color!

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Two Disney Sisters

Andy’s Room wall.

We’ve written two books about our time working 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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Two Disney Sisters (Do you know where this wall is???)

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Welcome Home, DCP Graduate Christian!

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Christian returned home this week after a semester at Disney World working in the Disney College Program.

We missed him so much and are glad that he’s back!
He had a great time living and working at Disney World for 5 months.

We, of course, had a Welcome Home Party to welcome him back to Colorado just in time for a bunch of spring snow!

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Homemade cupcakes.

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Scout was so happy to see him!

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Christian Graduating from the Disney College Program last week:

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Christian’s graduation photo with Mickey and Minnie!

Disney College Program’s graduation event for the Spring 2019 CPs was held at The Commons clubroom next to Christian’s apartment.

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The DCP graduation invitation

Mickey and Minnie were there greeting CPs wearing their new red graduation costumes.

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Spring 2019 DCP graduation day

Christian was given a pair of Mouse Ears and his diploma for successfully completing the Spring 2019 Disney College Program internship.

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Mickey graduation caps for everyone!

There was a really nice catered meal held for all graduating CPs at Chatham Field on May 8th.

It was a lot of fun! 🙂

We’re glad that he went to the graduation event with Mickey and Minnie even if he couldn’t stay long because he had an evening shift at Cosmic Ray’s.

A CP Moment.

CP Moment #50:  DCP Graduation Day

There are CP Moments that every person doing the DCP internship has during their program:

50 Magical Moments Everyone on the DCP Has

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May 2019:  Congratulations Christian!!!!  🙂

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Mickey Graduation Plush

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CP Moment #50: DCP Graduation

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Spring 2019

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DCP Class of 2019

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Working at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland this semester:

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Christian working at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in the Magic Kingdom this semester.

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This cheeseburger was Christian’s specialty: The limited edition Mickey’s 90th Birthday Cheeseburger! $17, only available at Cosmic Rays.

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He worked in Bay 1 making 1,000s of chicken nuggets every week.

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Christian outside his work location in the Magic Kingdom.

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Sonny Eclipse playing some sweet jazzy tunes in the background at Cosmic Ray’s.

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Christian’s work costume.  (Graphic by Elly Collins.)

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Congratulations Christian!  Spring 2019 DCP Program graduate.

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Christian had lots of visitors from Colorado during his program:

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When Caroline and Mitch came to visit him at work. Time for dinner!

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Big hugs!  Only 1 month left at Disney World.

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After every 2am shift when Christian finished cleaning out the fryers!

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Our DCP graduation photo with Mickey and Minnie

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.

Adventure Book Cover

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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Goodbye Mickey!  See ya real soon!

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Christian Earns Four Keys Recognition Cards!

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Christian’s first Four Keys Card!!!!

Christian’s coordinators and managers at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in the Magic Kingdom are all very nice and go out to their way to recognize cast members acting in the Disney Way.

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Christian working at Cosmic Rays.

During the Traditions onboarding class that every cast member takes at Disney University the very first week of their program, they go over the Four Keys basics that are the Disney Philosophy.  They are the basis of how to be an excellent Disney cast member (employee).

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Christian working at Cosmic Rays.

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Christian earns another Four Keys card!!!

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Nice!

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What a nice compliment!

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The Four Keys are: Safety, Courtesy, Show, and Efficiency.

These Fanatic Card recognitions go on your permanent Disney cast member record.

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Christian is a Fry Master!

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CP Moment #4: Learning the Four Keys.

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Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom.

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

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

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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Aloha!

 

Disney’s ‘Walk Around the World’ Personalized Pavers Near Magic Kingdom to be Removed

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These paver bricks from 1995 go all the way around the Magic Kingdom entrance all the way over to the Contemporary Resort.

The personalized hexagonal paver bricks near the Magic Kingdom entrance and the Transportation and Ticket Center soon will be retired.

The paver bricks, part of “Disney’s Walk Around the World,” were committed to be on display until 2011. Since the pavers were not designed to be removed individually, they will not be available to take home. Instead, anyone who sponsored a paver may purchase a commemorative version between now and Aug. 31, 2019 (see below).

This has upset many guests who purchased their personalized paver bricks back in 1995.  In the 24 years since they were installed, many guests have lost the family members that either purchased the pavers or whose names were engraved on the pavers.  They visit their paver brick on every trip, just like visiting a family member’s grave at a cemetery.

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Walkway between the Contemporary Resort and the Magic Kingdom.

We had a chance to purchase a paver brick during our family trip in 1995, but they were expensive, around $100 with personalization.  And we didn’t know how many times we would be back to Disney World over the next 20 years, never imagining that one day all three of us would be Disney World cast members!

The reason given for the brick removal is that Disney World is currently enhancing the overall guest arrival experience at all its theme parks. From the parking lots to the theme park entrances, nearly every area in between those points is being reconfigured, including walkways and tram loading and unloading zones. Disney World is also adding more bag screening stations, metal detectors, and other measures to aid in the screening of guests at the Magic Kingdom and reduce wait times.

But, there is something guests can purchase…

Disney World Commemorative Paver Brick Kiosks Are Now Open at Disney Springs and the Magic Kingdom

As previously announced, Disney’s “Walk Around the World” paver bricks at the Magic Kingdom are set to be removed, but due to the design of these historical pavers, they cannot be removed individually.

As a solution to this dilemma, Disney is providing Walk Around the World participants with vouchers to redeem take-home paver bricks at new Commemorative Brick Kiosks at Disney Springs and the Magic Kingdom.

Here’s a look at the Disney Springs location at the Marketplace Co-Op:

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Paver brick kiosk

Instructions guide guests through the process of choosing an art style, adding in names or a special occasion, and personalizing with a date.

The new paver bricks will offer customization of 2-3 lines of text, up to 16 characters per line. This can include names, hometowns, or other messages.

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First, chose a size.  6″ or 8″

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Next, add personalization.

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Then, add some Disney artwork.

There’s also a kiosk located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, inside Tomorrowland Power & Light Co.:

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It’s pretty easy to navigate the order.

Anyone who sponsored a paver brick can purchase a commemorative version between now and Aug. 31, 2019. Guests can stop by City Hall at Magic Kingdom Park or Guest Relations at Disney Springs to verify their previous paver purchase by sharing the name and hometown of the guest who originally purchased it.

After verification, they will be given a one-time use voucher to present before Aug. 31, 2019 at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. or the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs, enabling the guest to purchase one commemorative 6” paver at a special price of $10.

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Our brand new made today paver!  $50

Always wanted to own a Walk Around the World paver?

Disney is also giving non-paver owners two options to create new ones to take home.

Non-Walk Around the World participants can purchase a 6” paver ($29.99), 8” paver ($49.99) or an ornament ($24.99 – on sale soon), with all with customizations included, at Disney Springs or at Tomorrowland.

To Order a Paver Online:

Email Disney World Guest Services or call (407) 828-2791 with the name and hometown of the guest who purchased the original paver brick.

After the paver is verified, you’ll be given a one-time use code to use by Aug. 31 at shopDisney to purchase the 6-inch commemorative paver for $10.  This code cannot be redeemed in person or at any Disney Store location.

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Thank you, Christian! We love it!!!! ❤

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Two Disney Sisters

We’ve written two books about our time working 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

Working at Cosmic Rays Starlight Café in the Magic Kingdom

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Food Chef Christian!

Week 2 – Training at Cosmic Rays

Christian completed his food training this week at Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe.

While we initially thought he would be working FOH (Front of House) at Cosmic Rays, he actually was assigned HOH (Heart of House), which is all the food prep in the kitchen.

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Heart of House food prep stations.

There’s a lot of crew working the kitchen, at least 16-20 people per shift.

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Welcome to Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe.

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Christian heading into work.

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Christian making us lunch!

It’s a busy kitchen as Cosmic Rays is the major quick service restaurant in Tomorrowland. They have it divided into food “bays” so they can serve a lot of guests at once.  The food lines move pretty quickly.  It’s typically open for lunch and dinner, usually 10am – 8pm.  Christian’s shifts this week have mostly been 2pm-9pm.

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Bay 1: Chicken, chicken, chicken.

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Bay 3: Sandwiches.

It was open yesterday for breakfast for EMH (Extra Magic Hours when the Magic Kingdom opens early for guests staying onsite), so he had to work a 7am – 3pm shift.

We’ve eaten there many times, it’s a good place for an early dinner.  Their burgers and chicken nuggets are tasty and the Toppings Bar is excellent.

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They have a special menu for Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration.

cosmic6The Kid’s Meal is an PB&J Uncrustable sandwich.  $6.49

Explore a galaxy of enticing options—from our out-of-this-world BBQ platter and chicken breast nuggets to bacon cheeseburgers and hot dogs. Customize your meal at the topping bar, then have a blast enjoying the stellar musical entertainment of Sonny Eclipse!

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He doesn’t play all the time.

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Sonny Eclipse playing some jazzy tunes.

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The Mickey Burger.

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The bar-b-que pork sandwich is very good.

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The Mickey Burger cheeseburger ($16) at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café!  This angus burger comes loaded with macaroni and cheese, American cheese, cheese sauce, flaming hot cheese dust, and bacon all served on a toasted Mickey Mouse bun.  It’s out of this world!

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Cosmic Rays at night. It’s a good place to watch the evening parade if it’s cold outside.

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We’ve written two books about our time at the DCP.

Both are available on Amazon.com:

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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

The Magic Kingdom’s #PurpleWall

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Elly by the Purple Wall by Tomorrowland.

#PurpleWall

The Purple Wall is kind of cool.  It’s located in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom near the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.

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Caroline standing at the Purple Wall of the Magic Kingdom.

The Purple Wall is a wildly popular spot to have your photo taken – or take a selfie – and then post it on Instagram.  Posting link: https://www.instagram.com/purplewallphotos/

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Tip: There are rarely guests by the Purple Wall.

It photographs really well. It’s all triangles in a medium lilac color that’s a flattering background color on everyone, there’s good indirect lighting there, and it’s just enough out of the way that you don’t have an audience watching you pose.

There was no one there when we were taking some photos.

So, take your time and get out your cell phone….and snap a few photos of you and your friends!

Action:  Next time you’re walking in Tomorrowland, stop for a few seconds at the #PurpleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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The new Purple Wall – what do you think of it???

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The new Purple Wall Magic Bands! 🙂

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Try the new Purple Wall Slushie in Tomorrowland! It has purple sprinkles on top!

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And, don’t forget about the other Magical Walls of Disney World!

There are at least 10 of them and every park has at least 1!

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#BlueberryWall at Epcot

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How many walls have you ‘captured’ at Disney World???

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At the Guardians of the Galaxy #GreenWall

And, don’t forget about the new #GreenWall at Disney California Adventure in Disneyland, CA.

It’s by the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction (formerly the Tower of Terror…)

Beautiful green color!

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

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

Adventure Book Cover

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

Two Disney Sisters