Photos Every Disney Cast Member Needs to Take at Least Once!

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Take at least 100 photos of the Cinderella Castle!

Here’s our list of photos every Disney Cast Member needs to take while working at Disney World:

1. Photo with Mickey, aka The Boss

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Meeting Mickey (and Goofy) at Epcot.

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Christian and Farmer Mickey at Epcot’s Garden Grill Restaurant.

2. Photo in your costume at your work location (a good, non-blurry one!)

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Elly working at Sir Mickey’s in the Magic Kingdom.

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Caroline working at DAK.

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Christian working at Cosmic Rays.

3. Photo of your DCP apartment, with or without your roommates

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In front of The Commons, our Spring DCP apartment

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Christian in front of his apartment at Chatham.

4. Photo on all of the mountain rides (Space, Thunder, Splash, Everest)

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Riding on Space Mountain!

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Christian ready to conquer Space Mountain.

5. Photo in front of the Castle  (bonus:  Nighttime castle photo!)

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In front of the Cinderella Castle, day and night photos!

6.  Photo in front of the Mickey Flower Face at the Magic Kingdom

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Christian’s ready for a day of fun and adventure!

7. Photo with your favorite Disney character

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Love the characters from UP!

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Christian and Chip (he has the chocolate chip nose!).

8. Photo at your favorite park

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We love Epcot!

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Toy Story at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

9. Photo on your favorite ride

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Caroline loves Expedition Everest! ❤

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Christian and the Magic Kingdom train.

10. Photo with the Norway troll

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Epcot Norway folklore: If you touch the troll’s nose, you’ll be back!

11.  Photo eating your favorite Disney snack (Dole Whip, Mickey Bar, Mickey pretzel, cotton candy…)

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Mickey cupcakes, pretzels….it’s all good! Treat yourself!!!! 🙂

12. Photo in Mickey ears (you don’t have to buy them, it can be taken at any store!)

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Wearing our animal print ears at DAK.

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Christian rockin’ his Mickey Ears.

13.  Photo holding the Balloons!

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The balloon guy on Main Street USA is usually right outside the Bakery. If it’s not too windy, ask if you can hold his balloons! 🙂

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Holding some awesome Halloween balloons!

14.  Photo of Favorite Princess 

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We love Disney princesses!

15.  Photo of your best day ever on the program!  🙂

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Sailing aboard the Disney Dream on a 4 day cruise to the Caribbean during our spring program.

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Walking around Adventureland with family during your program.

16.  Photo at Beach or Universal Studios! (To show people that you did leave Disney World occasionally!)

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Caroline enjoying the surf at Daytona Beach.

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Seeing  Harry Potter World at Universal Studios-Orlando.

17.  Photo on the very last day of work

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See you later, Animal Kingdom!

18.  Photo on the very last day of your DCP program

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Very day day of program…last day to use our company ID and get in for free! We should have been packing, the the parks were calling us!

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In front of the Cinderella Castle on the very last day of our Spring DCP program.

19.  DCP Graduation photo

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DCP graduation photo

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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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Livin’ the Dream working at Disney World.

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The Disney College Program

The King Cake, a Colorful Mardi Gras Traditional Dessert

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King Cake with a tiny baby figure hidden inside.

The King Cake is a colorful Mardi Gras dessert that has special meaning and an added surprise.

This cake has its origins in France and Spain.  It is shaped like a crown and is part of the Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – celebration.  The sweet treat is enjoyed before the 40 day Lenten fasting period leading up to Easter.

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It’s more like a breakfast coffee cake than a birthday cake.

Hidden inside each cake is a tiny plastic baby symbolizing the Christ Child.  Whomever receives the piece containing the hidden treasure is King for the Day and is said to have good luck for the rest of the year.

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Royal Cupcake at Port Orleans. No baby figure hidden inside, but it is filled with buttercream frosting.

You can celebrate Mardi Gras this week with a Kings Cake-inspired Royal Cupcake at Port Orleans Resort.

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Cupcakes and beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory

Or, stop by the Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory for a delicious yellow cupcake topped with purple, green, and gold frosting and a white chocolate piece decorated with fleur de lis, crowns, and try their famous freshly-made Mickeys beignets!

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Freshly made beignets!

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Disneyland:  Lemon sponge rolled cake or a lemon Royal Cupcake, with lemon butter crème inside and decorated with royal-colored frosting.

At Disneyland, the Mardi Gras cupcakes are lemon flavored this year.

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Disneyland’s 3-layer Cake: The Mardi Gras Coconut Cake

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Happy Mardi Gras 2019!  Mardi Gras King Mickey

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March 5, 2019

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March 2019:  New Minnie Mardi Gras Ears

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

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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Breakfast at the Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

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Wearing my new Mickey Ears from Aulani.

We were lucky to get last minute breakfast reservations for 4 at the Kona Café, and super lucky that Christian was able to join us before heading off to work in Tomorrowland.

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Breakfast menu, February 2019

The Kona Café boasts the famous Tonga Toast as their signature breakfast dish.

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I ordered the Tonga Toast so everyone could try it. It was delicious!  $16

Tonga Toast is a deluxe French Toast…banana-stuffed, fried sourdough bread rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with a side of strawberry compote. It’s absolutely incredible and one of our favorite Disney foods.

The Breakfast Menu features pancakes, French toast, omelets, eggs, bacon and sausage.

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Christian’s Macadamia Nut Pancakes topped with pineapple sauce and a side of bacon. $14

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Ian’s Polynesian Egg Platter with Spam.  $14

We recommend ordering a glass of the Liliko’i Juice for breakfast (orange, passion fruit, and guava juice blend). Disney fans will recognize this as the famous POG Juice.

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My Liliko’i Juice. I always add ice to my juice because I like it super cold.  $6.50

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We ordered a pot of French pressed coffee for the table. It takes about 2 minutes of resting (pressing time) for the coffee to be ready.  $9.50

Freshly Brewed Hawaiian Kona Coffee, Maragogype Press Pot (Serves 2-3)

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Kona Cafe:  A Taste of the Islands.

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The Kona Cafe. We were seated on the left under the mask.

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Welcome!

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Our reservation was for 9:50am and we were seated st 9:55am. Food came up very fast.

The Kona Café is located at Disney’s beautiful Polynesian Village Resort where the sights and smells of the Hawaiian Islands are enough to make anyone want to stay!

Whether you are a guest at Disney’s Polynesian Resort or not, you’re welcome to dine at the Kona Café.  Make a dining reservation and you’ll be allowed to park at the Polynesian for free.

If you’re staying at Grand Floridian or at the Contemporary Resort, just hop on the monorail and come over over.

In case you were wondering, “Kona” is a Hawaiian name meaning “Lady”.

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Christian heading off to work at Cosmic Rays after breakfast.

Cast Member note:  Disney cast members get a 20% discount at the Kona Cafe.

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It’s a beautiful day. Sunny and 74 degrees.

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

Both are available on Amazon.com:

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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Tonga Toast should always be served with a slice of fresh pineapple!

                               MAKING TONGA TOAST AT HOME

INGREDIENTS LIST

For the Tonga Toast

1 Loaf white bread, unsliced

2 Bananas, sliced

4 Large eggs

1 c. Heavy cream

1 tbsp. Sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Vegetable oil, for frying

1 c. Cinnamon sugar

Strawberries, sliced for topping

Maple syrup

For the Strawberry Compote

1 1/2 c. Strawberries, chopped

3 tbsp. Sugar

1 tbsp. Lemon juice

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Slice bread loaf into 3 to 4 very thick pieces. Use a knife to create a slit in one side of the toast, then stuff banana slices into the toast. Repeat with remaining bread pieces and bananas.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Dunk each stuffed sliced into the batter mixture, tossing to coat all sides.

Pour a 1/4” of vegetable oil into skillet and heat over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the battered bread and cook until crispy and golden all over, about 2 minutes per side.  (This can also be baked in a 9″x13″ buttered glass pan at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.)

Drain toast briefly on a wire rack. Pour cinnamon sugar into a large shallow bowl, then gently shake off excess oil from warm toast and toss in cinnamon sugar.

Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries and serve with strawberry compote and maple syrup.

Making the strawberry compote: In a small skillet over medium heat, combine strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until the strawberries begin to break down and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and gently mash the compote with the back of a fork.

Fabulous Upgrades Coming to Epcot in 2020

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Epcot’s guest entrance will be more park-like in 2020 with a fountain.

Big changes – about a BILLION dollars worth – are coming to Epcot in time for Disney World’s 50th Golden Anniversary Celebration in Summer 2021.

In 2020, Epcot’s grand plaza is being totally redesigned and re-landscaped with a new large fountain being added to the back in front of Spaceship Earth.

The Leave A Legacy photos will be moving to a new setting just outside the park’s gateway.

We’re most excited about the new Ratatouille ride coming to the Epcot France pavilion in fall 2020. It’s a very popular ride at Disneyland Paris.

Epcot, which opened in 1982, has been showing its age.

Over the next 2 years, Epcot will be getting a lot of Imagineering love.

“We want to keep it true to the original vision, while making it more timeless, more relevant, more family, and more Disney,” said Disney spokesperson.

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

Ratatouille Ride attraction: France
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.

Guardians of the Galaxy attraction
A new attraction based on the popular Marvel franchise is taking 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 and not Hollywood Studios?

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 2019.

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 of Earth.

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.

We haven’t heard anything about a new IMAX film for France, but as the current film was filmed in the late 1970s, we imagine that will be updated too.  Same with the Canada film.  The technology has changed so much in 40 years….not to mention the clothes and cars!

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

Both are available on Amazon.com:

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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Trying School Bread at Epcot Norway

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The Kringla Bakeri

The Kringla Bakeri is located in the Norway pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase.

Walk through the open door and you’ll find yourself in a quaint, Scandinavian kitchen.

norway3It was recently refurbished and the layout makes much more sense for ordering.  There’s covered seating out back for you to sit and enjoy your lunch.

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I like the decor in here.

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This is a good place to hang out in the afternoon and wait for it to stop raining. It’s rarely crowded.

Kringla Bakeri is best known for School Bread.  This treat is a sweet bread roll, injected with vanilla custard, then covered with sweet icing and toasted coconut.

Ian had never tried School Bread before and was in the mood for a late afternoon snack.

I ordered a chocolate cupcake.

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Ian’s School Bread, $3.99

The School Bread recipe comes from a classic Norwegian snack (properly called “Skolebrød”), which kids took to school in their lunches and parents sold at bake sales.

The bread is a cross between a cinnamon roll and a dinner roll. It’s not super moist, more like a dinner roll flavored with cardamom.

We’ve tried it before and didn’t care for it, but Ian really liked it!  🙂

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People either love School Bread or hate it.

The Kringla Bakeri also features a selection of other traditional Norwegian pastries like lefse, and also a large selection of sandwiches, many of which contain some sort of fish or eggs.

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Menu board, February 2019

Sandwiches with fish and cheese.

Sandwiches with fish and cheese.

We love lefse!!

We love lefse!!  ❤

These looked tasty!

These looked tasty!

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Purple Passion Cupcakes, $5.99, new this month.

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Pretzels

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Sweet treats.

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My chocolate cupcake with snowflake sprinkles.

There is lots of seating outside in the back, which is nice in the evening or when the weather is too hot. It was empty when we were there.

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You can get wine by the glass, $9

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The bakery is right next to the Norway Viking.

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Velkomen! Welcome!!

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

Both are available on Amazon.com:

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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It’s considered good luck to touch the troll’s big nose…it means that you’ll be back! 🙂

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We always stop by and touch the troll’s nose for luck!  ❤

One last secret that only cast members know:

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Did you know that there’s a twin of the Epcot troll in Norway??!! The troll at Epcot is brown, while the troll at the Flam Railway Station in Voss, Norway has been painted.

Brunch at Disney World’s Trail’s End Restaurant

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Welcome to Trail’s End Restaurant

Christian and a few of his DCP friends decided to have brunch at Trail’s End Restaurant near the Wilderness Lodge last week.

You can’t just drive up to the restaurant parking lot.  It took them an hour to go about 6 mikes from their DCP apartments to the restaurant.

First, they took the cast member bus over to the Wilderness Lodge, then caught another shuttle bus to the restaurant which is up in the Fort Wilderness campground area.  The Wilderness shuttle buses run every 5 minutes, and it takes about 10-12 minutes to get from the Lodge to the restaurant as the buses make a lot of stops along the way.

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Don’t be late for your reservation! Allow a lot of time to get to the restaurant!

Trail’s End is a pretty small restaurant, and it’s set up buffet serving style.

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The stone fireplace with elk head mounted over it.

The restaurant is decorated in western décor, including a real buffalo head mounted on the wall and a real the stone fireplace.

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The restaurant’s buffet stations with hot and cold breakfast foods.

A few minutes after being seated and ordering some juice, they all got up and went over to the different stations of food.

Moonshine juice in glass canning jars.

“Moonshine”, aka POG juice, in glass canning jars.

Trail’s End serves the most delicious “moonshine” drink, a yummy mixture of chilled orange juice, passion juice, and guava juice..aka POG juice. So good!

Everything is served on western-style tin plates.

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Round 1. Christian has been missing having fresh fruit while at the DCP.

The house specialty is the French Toast Bake and all their signature buffet egg dishes.  They feature huge, “help yourself” serving platters of crisp bacon and grilled breakfast sausages.  All delicious!

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Dessert. 🙂

Cast members get a 40% discount on breakfast.  For that giant breakfast, it’s $17.99 guests, but only $10.79 for cast members!!!

Trail’s End is hands-down the best breakfast at Disney World!

Rating:  5 Stars

Some more food photos:

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Lots of fresh fruit available.

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Two kinds of Mickey Waffles:  Plain and Chocolate Chip!

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Bacon and two kinds of breakfast sausages.

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Mickey Waffles!! Christian’s favorite!

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Two kinds of yogurt (strawberry and vanilla) with several healthy toppings.

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Scrambled eggs.

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Muffin station

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Bagels and cream cheese.

Trail’s End Breakfast Buffet (February 2019)

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Breakfast Buffet: $17.99

Entree/Main Courses
Breakfast Buffet – Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Bacon, Breakfast Pizza, Breakfast Hash, Mickey Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Specialty Country Pork Dish, French Toast-Custard Pudding, Cheese Grits, Oatmeal, Yogurt Parfait Station, Freshly-baked Pastries, Vegetable Frittata – $17.99 [HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!]

Bounty Breakfast – served with Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Browns, French Toast, and Biscuit – $8.79

Side Dishes
Biscuits and Gravy –  $3.69
Blueberry Yogurt – $1.99
Cinnamon Roll –  $3.19
Fruit Plate –  $3.39
Muffins –  $2.79
Oatmeal – $2.79
Warm Sticky Buns (6 each) –  $4.69

Drinks
Assorted Fountain Beverages – Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, Barq’s Root Beer, Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade, Pibb Xtra, Iced Tea – $2.99
Dasani Bottled Water –  $2.50
Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee – $2.79
Hot Cocoa – $2.79
Hot Tea –  $2.79
Moonshine Juice, Minute Maid Apple Juice – $2.59

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge lobby. Very pretty! It’s a beautiful lodge.

They stopped by the Wilderness Lodge afterwards and had a look around.  It’s a beautiful place, a copy of Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park.

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

Both are available on Amazon.com:

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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2019 DCP Housing Rents at Disney World

The four housing complexes at Disney World.

There are four huge DCP housing complexes at Disney World.

The DCP apartments at Disney World have one to four bedrooms, with two or three participants in each bedroom.

2019 DCP Housing fees for January 2019 and also with scheduled May 2019 increase:

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Jan 1st – May 4, 2019 DCP rent

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May 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020 DCP rent

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Physical layout of how the DCP apartments are to each other.

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Welcome!

Check out the DCP link for more info:  DCP Arrival Information

Disney Housing Video: Living in DCP Apartments

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Apartment amenities.

Rent costs are automatically deducted weekly from every cast members’ paychecks, so you don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. (If you don’t work enough hours in a week, you can call the Front Office and pay your rent over the phone.)

The apartment rent includes all utilities such as electricity, wifi internet (S-L-O-W!), TV cable hookup, waste disposal, recycling, heat/AC, local phone service, 24 hour gated security, free bus transportation to all the Disney parks, resorts, and Disney Springs (for work and playtime!); as well as the various resort-style amenities, such as pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, gyms, basketball, etc. available at each housing complex.

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You can rent all these things for free at the front desk of each housing complex.

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Interested in what the Spring 2019 DCP fees are when you accept your offer?
Spring 2019 DCP Acceptance Fees

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December 2018 Update: Alcohol will now be Allowed in all DCP apartments. No more Wellness/Under 21 Apartments.

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Smoking Update:  All DCP apartments have been smoke-free for years, but now Housing is limiting where you can smoke on property (i.e., one of our roommates used to smoke out on the balcony. That’s no longer allowed.)  We think this is a good thing!

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May 16, 2017 email from Housing regarding smoking on property.

Now if they see or smell any sign of smoking in the apartment at all, the whole apartment will FAIL the monthly inspection!  😦

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“Smoking inside the apartment” is now a Code Violation.

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All DCP apartments are inspected monthly!

As soon as you’re accepted to the DCP, sign up for what type of apartment size you want and where you want to live like I did: Filling out my DORMS form.  (Be aware, there is no guarantee…I literally got my last housing choice!)

To help figure out what size apartment you will be able to afford during your program, remember that most CPs are paid $10/hr. before taxes and are only guaranteed 32/hrs. week.  [Certain roles like lifeguarding get a $1/hr. premium.]

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The DORMS apartment selection process.

Bonus Tip:  Disney Housing offers a free monthly Housing Event social for all residents. Lots of free food, music and dancing, and fun character meet and greets!

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Jan 16, 2019: Life is the Bubbles!

Our first DCP Housing event:  August 2013

At our first DCP Housing event, we got to meet the characters from Andy’s Room (Toy Story) and they gave us free straw hats!

Interested in learning about the DCP Housing available at Disneyland? It’s called Carnegie Plaza:  Carnegie Plaza at Disneyland.

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#Truth  😉

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Which role are you most interested in???

20 Fun Roles for Cast Members at Disney World

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Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!

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Flamingo Crossings

Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program and that could mean adios Vista Way!

In February 2018,  Disney confirmed that all 2,600 planned apartment units were for the Disney College Program with any units not occupied by the program being leased to current Disney employees. The application also confirmed that the new apartments would house educational facilities within them. (So Disney University would be moving too).

Disney currently owns or leases four local complexes to house its college interns with a total of 1,580 units.  The only one owned directly by Disney is Vista Way, while the others are owned by third parties.  These would be closed and sold when Flamingo Crossing opens in Fall 2020.

This would also greatly simplify the current CP bus routes from the four apartment complexes.

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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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Caroline working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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