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.

Disney Building New Apartments for DCP Program
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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program.  Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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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Two Disney Sisters

Disney Cast Member Main Entrance Passes Are Eligible for MyMagic+

Main Entrance Passes and MyMagic+

Main Entrance Passes and MyMagic+

Main Entrance Passes Are Eligible for MyMagic+ use at Walt Disney World Resort!

MyMagic+ is taking Walt Disney World Resort vacations to an all-new level, and Main Entrance Passholders will be able to enjoy all of its innovative features. Cast Members can use their Main Entrance Pass to arrange FastPass+ selections same-day in the park or take advantage of arrangements made beforehand using the My Disney Experience app on your smart phone or at MyDisneyExperience.com on your computer.

To take advantage of this new feature, CMs should complete a one-time process on MyDisneyExperience.com that will link their Main Entrance Pass, Spouse/Domestic Partner Pass (if applicable), and all Guest Passes to a personal MyMagic+ account.

Upon completing the registration process, it will be possible to attach FastPass+ selections to your Main Entrance Pass, Spouse/Domestic Partner Pass (if applicable) and Guest Passes up to seven days in advance.

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These new enhancements are optional. All theme park admission privileges will continue to function normally.

ADMISSION PRIVILEGES

Spending time in a Disney theme park offers a special kind of happiness that we call Disney Magic. Whether you visit on their own or with family and friends, the experience of being in a Disney theme park is unparalleled. Depending upon trip plans and the admission media in hand, eligible Cast Members may take advantage of special Disney theme park admission privileges.

Check it out!

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My Disney Experience

First, register on My Disney Experience.

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We love using My Disney Experience!

You can book everything in advance and link up with family members.

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How to book Fast Passes

Link: My Disney Experience

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You can link all these tasks!!!

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You can’t just select 3 Fast Passes anymore.

There is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 system in place:

Tier Fast Passes

Tier 1 and Tier 2 Fast Passes

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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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Seeing Disney World’s Magical Electrical Water Pageant

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King Triton and his team of Sea Horses

We love seeing the magical Electrical Water Pageant at Disney World!

You don’t have to be staying at one the Disney World resorts to see it; we’ve seen it many times from the monorail as we were leaving the Magic Kingdom for the night and heading over to the parking lot.

Fun Fact: We had no idea that it dates back to 1971 and is one of the few original opening year shows to still be running at Walt Disney World.

water3The Electrical Water Pageant takes place every evening (weather permitting) on Walt Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.

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Sea Dragon

It features 14 floats with bright LED lights that depict various sea creatures all floating along to music.  The floats are remote-controlled.

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It’s very pretty with the float lights reflecting off the Seven Seas Lagoon.

An Underwater World of Mystery

Charming sea creatures, both mythical and natural, light up the Seven Seas Lagoon, with a bright green sea monster leading the way!

Throughout this enchanting nighttime parade, you’re invited to delight to a variety of Disney tunes as the sea creatures are joined by flashing American flags—complete with twinkling stars! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a stirring and inspirational medley of Disney tunes and patriotic songs with stars and stripes floating along the shimmering lagoon surface!

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Floating by the Magic Kingdom.

Recommended viewing locations:

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Beginning at 9:00 PM

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – Beginning at 9:15 PM

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Beginning at 9:30 PM

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – Beginning at 9:45 PM

Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Beginning at 10:10 PM; in instances when the Happily Ever After fireworks show takes place at 10:00 PM, the Electrical Water Pageant will begin shortly following its conclusion

Right outside the entrance of Magic Kingdom Park – Beginning at 10:35 PM, during Extended Theme Park Hours only

Note: Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

Check the parade time here:  Disney World’s Electrical Water Pageant

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Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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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Once Upon a Time Show at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

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The holidays are an extra magical time at the Magic Kingdom!

We were both working at Disney World when Disney Parks announce they were replacing our favorite evening show at the Magic Kingdom – Celebrate the Magic – with a new show called Once Upon a Time.

We were there for its premier in November 2016 and have seen it many, many times since then.

We really love it!

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“Once upon a time”…

“Tell me a story!” Chip asks his mother and Mrs. Potts begins to tell stories that all begin with “Once upon a time…” As she speaks, the pages of the towering storybook change to show scenes from various animated Disney movies.

The Once Upon a Time Show premiered at the Magic Kingdom on November 4, 2016, replacing the previous evening show Celebrate the Magic.

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Peter Pan

Hosted by Mrs. Potts, the show has her telling bedtime stories to Chip, including sequences showcasing Alice in Wonderland, Tangled, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Frozen, and finally Beauty and the Beast which culminates in the battle between Gaston and Beast fighting on the castle itself and Beast’s transformation back into the Prince kicking off the finale.

As Mrs. Potts and Chip say together, “And they lived happily ever after,” the performance reaches its grand finale. The show ends with an brief fireworks display over the Castle.

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Our very favorite scene…the floating lanterns of Tangled.    ♪♫♪ And at last I see the lights…♪♫♪

Join Mrs. Potts and her son Chip for a captivating bedtime story that recounts cherished moments from tales that begin with the classic line—“Once Upon A Time.”

Get swept away to far-off lands as scenes from some of your favorite Disney animated films―Cinderella, Peter Pan, Frozen, Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast―are beautifully projected onto the Cinderella Castle.

This evening show runs approximately 14 minutes.

Link to check daily show time:  Once Upon a Time at the Magic Kingdom

Show time for Saturday, November 24, 2018:  10:45 PM

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The wicked sorceress offering the prince a rose…

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Belle and the Beast sing and dance.

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Beauty and the Beast, a tale as old as time scene.

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“and they all lived happily ever after”…

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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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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In front of Cinderella Castle with Dream Lights turned on.

We love seeing the Dream Lights turned on at the Cinderella Castle!  ❤

 

2018 Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs

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Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

Opens Today!

Discover 27 Christmas Trees – each inspired by a Disney character or Disney park theme – at Disney Springs this holiday season.

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Our friend Meaghan at Disney Springs this week.

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Opening at 11am today…and open with all the tree lights on until 11pm every night.

The Christmas Tree Trail is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm from November 8, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

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Nov. 8th – Jan 6th.

Capture one-of-a-kind photos during a walk-through experience featuring holiday music, falling snow, festive trees, and more.

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Disney Springs Map – The Christmas trees are by the marketplace.

Begin your tour near the play fountain outside Once Upon a Toy in the Marketplace. There you’ll spot an alluring pathway – fun invitation to explore all the trees decked out in the following Disney-inspired themes:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Cinderella
  • Disney Springs
  • Disney Villains
  • Dumbo
  • Fantasia
  • Frozen
  • Haunted Mansion
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse
  • The Muppets
  • Mulan
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Peter Pan
  • Pinocchio
  • Pluto
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Robin Hood
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White
  • Star Wars
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story
  • Trees representing the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

During your journey, be sure to check out the nearby food and beverage kiosks and holiday merchandise.  If you’re participating in this year’s Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt, spend a little more time gazing at the Mickey & Minnie tree. It just may contain the clue you’re looking for!  🙂

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Setting up the tree backdrops over the weekend.

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The Tangled tree with all its lanterns.

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Look for the hint to Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt here!

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See it during the day…then come back at night!

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Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Caroline at work 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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The holidays are an extra magical time at the Magic Kingdom!  Happy Holidays!!!!

Assembling the 2018 Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian

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Nov. 5, 2018:  Assembling begins on the Gingerbread House frame.

November 5, 2018: Yesterday, maintenance laid down temporary carpet protectors and brought in the wooden gingerbread house pieces.

Disney reuses the same wooden house frame every year.  It gets a fresh coat of white paint before they reassemble it.

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It took most of the day, but the gingerbread house is finally assembled.

Once the frame is assembled, the bakers arrive and get to work. A small crane/lift is brought in for the task.

It takes about a week to attach all the baked shingles and decorate the house.

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Disney is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the GF Gingerbread House.  Opening November 14th this year.

November 6, 2018:  The talented bakers and decorators begin working non-stop on the house.  While they are working, free gingerbread samples are available for guests to try.  It’s delicious!!!!!

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LE pin release on November 17th at 1pm.

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November 6, 2018 progress.

The whole grand atrium of the Grand Floridian smells like gingerbread! ❤

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Free samples of the gingerbread for all the guests while they are assembling the house. So delicious! The bottom is coated in rich dark chocolate!

The chefs make extra gingerbread shingles and dip them in dark chocolate. You can buy them in the gift shop and also from the gingerbread house when it’s open (grand opening Nov. 14th).

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We could eat one of these every day! ❤

November 14, 2018: The grand opening this year is on November 14, 2018 with a special limited edition 2018 GF Gingerbread House pin release happening on November 17th.

The Sweet Shop will be open offering all kinds of delicious gingerbread goodies!

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The gingerbread recipe. They start baking batches of the shingles in July!

November 6, 2018:  Let the decorating begin!

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All hands ondeck for this huge decorating project!

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Nov 6th progress

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Nov. 7th…coming right along…

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Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Caroline at work 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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Grand Floridian Gingerbread House.

We love the Grand Floridian’s annual Gingerbread House!

Our plans for December 2018:

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Meeting Lady Tremaine and Her ‘Beautiful’ Daughters

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These two crack me up! They are sooo vain!

The Beautiful Tremaine Daughters Have New Outfits!

This summer the ‘beautiful’ Tremaine daughters – Cinderella’s mean stepsisters – got new, upgraded outfits at Disney World.

Their new outfits are bigger and brighter, and have a lot more velvet and satin layers.

We love their new costumes!  ❤

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Anastasia wears pink

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Drizella wears blue/green.

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Very nice new outfits!

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Meeting the Tremaine Family at Cinderella Castle

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Me and Ricky meeting the Tremaine family.

We were wondering around the Cinderella Castle when a cast member told us that the  the whole Tremaine family would be coming out soon.

This made me nervous because the Tremaines are always so unpredictable!

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Wearing my Cinderella t-shirt at the Magic Kingdom.

Sure enough, Lady Tremaine and her ‘beautiful’ daughters came walking out. I was so nervous because I had on my Cinderella t-shirt and I knew they’d be mean to me about that!  And they were!

We took a group photo with them, and then I asked if I could have one alone.

Lady Tremaine looks at her daughters and says, “Very well!” And then they all walked away from me!!  😦

This is me saying, “Wait, no! I want one WITH you all!”

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“Wait! Come back!!”

Lady Tremaine just shrugged and said, “Well, to each their own. I wasn’t going to question you!”

They are soooo unpredictable!

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Me with Lady Tremaine and her “beautiful” daughters, Anastasia and Drizella.

Talk about a moment I will never forget!

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My favorite photo of Lady Tremaine and her daughters. How old would you say she is??? [Trick question.]

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Thinking about Disney Bounding as one of the beautiful sisters?

Here are some ideas:

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The casual look.

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The more dressy option.

Disney Bounding:  When Disney fans dress up as contemporary versions of their favorite characters and go to the theme parks.

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Elly is Disney Bounding as Cinderella during MNSSHP.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

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

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

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

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

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Another day, another Cinderella t-shirt! No Tremanines out today!

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You’re definitely a cast member if you have dozens of photos taken in front of the Castle! 🙂