September 8th: Major Closing of Attractions Begin at Epcot

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Coming in 2021: The 4 Worlds of Epcot – World Celebration, World Nature, World Showcase, and World Discovery.

As part of the major redevelopment of the entrance and Future World East/West ahead of the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Walt Disney World, Disney has announced closings of several locations in Epcot starting September 8th and continuing through December 2019.

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It looks beautiful – like Hawaii in Florida! The new World Nature.

Note:  Some locations will be moving to temporary locations.

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All these buildings are closing September 8th.

Here is a list of Future World West and Future World East closings below:

Character Spot – Closing September 8, 2019

Club Cool – Closing September 8, 2019

Electric Umbrella – Closing September 8, 2019

Innoventions East – Closing September 8, 2019

Fountain of Nations – Closing September 8, 2019

Colortopia and Nanooze Break in Innoventions East – Closing September 8, 2019

Art Of Disney – Closing October 2019 (will be relocated to The American Adventure pavilion)

Mouse Gear – Closing October 2019 (will be relocated to a temporary location)

Pin Central – Closing October 2019 (will be relocated to the Camera Center)

Starbucks – Closing on November 23, 2019 (will be relocated to a temporary location)

Character Spot – Closing September 8, 2019

The characters will relocate as follow:

Minnie Mouse will move to the World Showcase Gazebo

Daisy Duck will move to the American Adventure

Mickey and Goofy will have an all-new location in the Imagination! pavilion

Winnie the Pooh will still meet in the United Kingdom pavilion

The location for meeting Joy and Sadness is still to be determined

Baymax will lose his meet and greet until next year.

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This whole area is being demolished to make way for Moana’s tropical Journey of Water.

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New events building for the annual festivals.

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New PLAY! building coming.

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Fun day at Epcot!

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

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Have a magical day!

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Moana’s Journey of Water in Epcot’s new World Nature

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Coming in 2021: The 4 Worlds of Epcot – World Celebration, World Nature, World Showcase, and World Discovery.

Moana’s Journey of Water will be located in the new “World Nature” neighborhood.

Along with the World Showcase, there’ll be 3 new ‘World’s’ at Epcot’s entrance: World Nature, World Discovery, and World Celebration.

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It looks beautiful – like Hawaii in Florida! World Nature

World Nature replaces Future World West and World Discovery replaces Future World East.  Both Future World East/West locations badly needed updating, especially Future World East.

Innoventions West and all the buildings on that side will be demolished as part of the new design before the end of the year.

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Moana’s magical Journey of Water.  Note the new Epcot logo redesign on the poster.

This will be an immersive walk-through attraction with a lot of water features and lush tropical foliage.  Very hands-on for kids.

It looks like they will be adding the popular Jumping Water feature to the attraction.

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Interactive water features for kids. (This is ‘Jumping Water’.)

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Lush foliage. It reminds me a little bit of Avatar over in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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“Blowholes” in the “lava” rocks just like what are found in Hawaii! Halona Blowhole

Moana’s Journey of Water is coming to Epcot in late 2020.

This first-ever Disney Parks attraction will be based on the hit film, “Moana,” letting guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring tropical setting.

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A lush tropical slice of paradise with many water features, including waterfalls and jumping water. A 2-story Heart of Te Fiti will be in the center of it all.

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September 2019: Current Epcot park map.

Future World West Update:  The permits to take down Fountain View (14 on the map) this year have already been filed.  We expect those buildings to be gone before the end of the year.

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Newly released Epcot drawing shows Journey of Water with the Heart of Te Fiti’s Mountain in World Nature.

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Moana’s new water attraction will be anchored by the Heart of Te Fiti. (This is just its design, it won’t be located in the middle of Friendship Bay!)

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We’re expecting that Moana will have a permanent Meet and Greet area here.

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New limited edition Moana Magic Bands are out! (LE 2400)  ❤

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We like how prominent Te Fiti is, both in the mountain face and her heart.

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The Polynesian goddess Te Fiti with her heart restored.

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Expect to see this symbol everywhere!

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Te Fiti’s Heart spiral.

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And, Moana is getting her first ever float in the Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom next year!  We love it!!!

Time to start planning your Disney Bounding outfits!!!

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Disney Bounding as Moana.

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Disney Bounding as the goddess Te Fiti (sea colors).

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We love this dress! (green goddess colors)

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Any Goddess Te Fiti outfit must have a crown of flowers!

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We wish Te Fiti would have a meet and greet too!

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April 22, 2019 (Earth Day 2019): WOW! DiVine is out this morning at DAK and is entirely covered by blooming flowers!!! So pretty!

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

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

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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Brand New: Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show at Magic Kingdom!

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Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

This holiday season, the skies above Magic Kingdom will sparkle to life like never before during the 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the debut of an all-new fireworks show that can be enjoyed across the park!

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, hosted by the one-and-only Minnie Mouse, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”  The holiday music will evoke heartfelt moments of home and family, as well as the festive fun of the season before an incredible finale you won’t want to miss.

You’ll be able to see the fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019.

Along with the new fireworks show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.  And during A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

During Party nights, you can also experience select rides and attractions (including the holiday-decorated “Jingle Cruise”), savor complimentary cookie and drink treats, discover event-exclusive merchandise, delight to a magical “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A., and much, much more.

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are now available online or you can call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-1872.

Here are this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates:

November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24

December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22

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

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

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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Best $6 Snacks at Epcot in Disney World

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Caroline having the best Treat Yourself Day.

Epcot has really upped their snacking game with all the delicious snack-sized food available during the International Flower and Garden Festival in the Spring and the International Food and Wine Festival in the Fall.

The Best Park Snacks (Many for Under $6):  These will fill you up until dinnertime!

It’s snack time!  What are you in the mood for…something sweet?, something salty?, something hot?, something cold????

Many snacks at Epcot are actually quiet filling!

  1. Bakery items, $6:  Freshly baked pastries, huge cupcakes, muffins, cookies from the Kringla Bakeri (Norway) and  Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie (France).
  2. Starbucks, $5:  Iced coffees, fruit smoothies, hot coffee drinks, hot cocoa, pastries.

Epcot’s snack locations: Fountain View (Starbucks), Refreshment Port (soda), Kringla Bakeri (Norway), Karamell-Küche (Germany), L’Artisan des Glaces (France), American Adventure pavilion

Best snacks available year-round at Epcot’s World Showcase.

#1:  The Cronut:   Our #1 favorite snack at Epcot

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Have a Cronut at Epcot? Don’t mind if I do!!

Cronuts.

Cronuts up close.  Yum!

#2:  Macaroons from France Pavilion  (with or without ice cream!)

Macarons by the box.

Macaroons by the box.  Yes please!

So pretty!

The orange macaron. So pretty!

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Caroline and Christian with their ice cream snacks.

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Macaroon ice cream sandwich.  This was delicious! So perfect on a hot day.

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Taking our treats outside so we can walk around the World Showcase with them. Brioche ice cream sandwich.

#3: Starbucks Coffee Drinks from Fountain View

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Epcot’s Starbucks is inside the Fountain View.  This is location closing soon and the Starbucks is moving over to the Odyssey building.

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Funnel cakes!

❤ Funnel cakes!  So good!

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A Funnel Cake instead of lunch? OK!!

#5 School Bread from Epcot Norway???

No thank you!  While lots of guests swear how delicious this snack from Norway is, we disagree!

Have you tried the  Norway School Bread?

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School Bread from Epcot Norway.

#6:  Giant Cotton Candy from China Pavilion

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So beautiful!  The 5- layer Spring Fantasy, $15

These Giant Chinese Cotton Candy Flowers were introduced during the 2019 International Flower and Garden Festival and were hugely popular.  We can see why!

#7:  Ice Cream Cones from L’Artisan des Glaces (France)

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Christian’s Blueberry ice cream cone.

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Mickey in the sherbet!

These cones have to been eaten very fast on a hot summer day!  The melt rate is FAST.

#8:  Fresh Caramel Popcorn from Epcot-Germany

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Yes please!!!

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More recommended snack photos.  We have tried all of these!

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Delicious!  Dipped pretzels.

Cronut and cup of water, under $5

9pm: My Cronut and cup of water before IllumiNations fireworks, $5

Free drinks!

Free drinks at Fountain View!

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Caramel apples. They will slice these for free for easier eating. Enough for 2 people.  $6

Freshly made caramel popcorn, $4

Freshly made caramel popcorn, $4-$6

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Elly having a macaroon in France.

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Everything is between $4-$6.

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More giant pastries, $6

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Freshly dipped caramel apples, $6

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Cupcakes are available everywhere at Disney World! $6

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Had to say yes to this Epcot tumbler! “Celebrate the Future”

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Fun day at Epcot! 

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!

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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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With our mom at the Purple Wall.

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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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#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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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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Star Wars: March of the First Order Ending at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Captain Phasma leading the Stormtroopers. Very dramatic!!!  (All photos by Elly Collins.)

The last performance of The March of the First Order was Saturday, July 6, 2019.

We think that it’s moving over to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens on August 29th.

The March of the First Order debuted at DHS in April 2016 and quickly turned into a fan favorite.

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

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The stormtroopers being led by Captain Phasma.

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The Star Wars theme music begins blasting every hour and along comes a parade of Stormtroopers marching down the street. Pretty cool.  You almost feel like saluting them or something!

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The stormtroopers onstage after the march.

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Chewie taking the stage!!!  He is soooo tall!

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Stop in at the Trolley Car Cafe!  You’re going to need a lot of caffeine to make it through a hot summer’s day!

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August 29, 2019:  Be prepared for mobs of guests!

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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May 2019: Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge still under construction at Disney World. Still so much to do!  They are working night and day on this huge 14 acre project!

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With our Jedi Knights at MNSSHP.

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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Flashback Friday:  Meeting Star Wars Mickey and Minnie at the DCP Housing Event.

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The Force is strong with us!

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Celebrating the 4th of July 2019 at Disney World

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These patriotic Minnie Ears are perfect for wearing on 4th of July!

Yes, it’s the most crowded day in July at Disney World, which is also the busiest attendance month at WDW, but, heck yes, it’s a lot of fun too!

Just go with the right attitude and you’ll have fun celebrating the 4th of July holiday this week at Disney World!

Magic Kingdom Park – Park Hours: July 3rd, 8 am – 12 am; July 4th, 8 am – 1 am

    • “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” offers booming fireworks orchestrated to patriotic melodies showering the Magic Kingdom sky on both July 3rd and July 4th at 9:15 p.m. Guests can also dance the night away with DJs spinning tunes at a Hoedown Throwdown in Frontierland and an out-of-this-world Galactic Gathering in Tomorrowland. Fans at home can join in the Independence Day celebration by viewing a special July 4th live stream of the dazzling fireworks display on the Disney Parks Blog.
    • Watch live stream at 9:10EDT:  Disney Parks Blog Live Stream

Epcot – Park Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

  • “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will end its 20-year run on September 30, 2019. This will be the last chance to experience the patriotic Fourth of July grand finale of this beloved nighttime spectacular. “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks extravaganza will begin immediately following the 9 p.m. “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” display.
  • A cappella vocal group Voices of Liberty will perform great American tunes during a Fourth of July concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. on July 4th. The group also will perform in the rotunda inside The American Adventure pavilion at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Guests can meet favorite Disney characters donning their “Spirit of ’76” patriotic attire at The American Adventure throughout the day on July 4th.
  • Guests can indulge in themed eats and sips honoring Independence Day throughout the park – everything from patriotic cupcakes and special dining packages to red, white, and blue sangria and try a refreshing Boom Berry Lemonade.
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    July 3, 2018, 8pm: The rain is clearing out and the huge crowds are arriving for the special fireworks show at 9:15pm.  Hot and humid.

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    July 4th, 2017, 8pm:  Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom.  IT WAS VERY CROWDED AND HOT!!!!

    Expect the parks to be packed, especially the Magic Kingdom, with crazy long ride lines and food lines, but just go with the flow. 🙂

    The celebration starts on July 3rd and continues into July 4th!

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    The Magic Kingdom is more fun on the 4th of July after the sun sets and it starts to cool off a little.

    Magic Kingdom – Special ‘Celebrate America!’ Fireworks Over the Castle!

    Expect 15 minutes of impressive – and LOUD – pyrotechnics rising not just above the Cinderella Castle, but all around the park. Independence Day is one of the few fireworks displays, along with the Halloween and Christmas versions, that utilize the perimeter bursts, making it seem like the fireworks are all around you.

    As you may expect, the fireworks display is accompanied by a rousing patriotic soundtrack that is designed to speak to the soul of America.

    Unofficial Tip:  Think you’ll watch the fireworks from the beach at the Polynesian Resort? You and a lot of other folks are thinking the same thing! Disney will be checking Magic Bands for beach guests on the 3rd and 4th , and parking will be restricted to resort guests only. The Resort Parking Fees just increased this week!

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    ‘Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky’ Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

    July 3, 2019:

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    Expect special lighting on Cinderella Caste both before and during the show.

    July 4, 2019:

    Magic Kingdom – 9:15 pm: “Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” Fireworks.  The Magic Kingdom Park will stay open until 1am!

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    Celebrating with Mickey and Minnie on 4th of July

    Epcot – Special Characters will be out and Special Fireworks Show: Heartbeat of Freedom!

    July 4, 2019: Throughout the day, Disney characters in their patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near The American Adventure.

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    July 4, 2019

    The talented Voices of Liberty, a cappella singing group, will perform traditional Americana tunes for a 4th of July Concert on the America Gardens Theater stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 pm.

    The vibrant American Music Machine will perform pop hits, at 12pm, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 3:50 pm.

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    July 4th:  Special fireworks show at Epcot, The Heartbeat of Freedom. WOW!!!

    9:15pm – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks show, a special 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale added onto IllumiNations.

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    July 4th:  Mickey will be at his meet & greet in Epcot outside American Pavilion all day.

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    Mickey and pals in their Spirit of ’76 4th of July outfits.

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    4th of July gang celebrating at Epcot

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    We’ve seen Minnie in this costume.

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Rock the 4th with Star Wars fireworks!

  • July 4, 2019:   10 pm – Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration: “Star Wars – A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show for the evening’s celebrations.The new Toy Story Land is open, but Star Wars: Galaxy’s Quest doesn’t open until August 29th!
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    July 4th fireworks at DHS

    Animal Kingdom:  See the new Rivers of Light: We Are One Show!

    There are no special 4th of July events planned at Animal Kingdom. There are never firework events at DAK as they would scare the animals.  But, the new light show around the Tree of Life is cool and the Rivers of Light show has been updated.

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    Update Rivers of Light: We Are One show

    Disney Springs

    There are no special holiday events planned at Disney Springs but the Flavors of Florida event is going on right now.

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    Try the Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs

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    4th of July fireworks. WOW!!!

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    It's the 4th of July!  One of the Top 5 busiest days of the year!!

    It’s the 4th of July! One of the Top 5 busiest days of the year at MK!!

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    Nobody does 4th of July fireworks shows better than Disney!  WOW!!!

    Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

    9pm:  We loved seeing the special fireworks over Cinderella Castle with patriotic music.  🙂

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    Mickey in yet another one of his patriotic outfits!

    Caroline wrote a blog about celebrating the 4th of July at Disney World:

    Read it here:  4th of July at Disney!

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    07/04/2018, 9pm:  One last Castle shot before the fireworks show began.

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    We picked up a pair of these at Walmart for just $6 each!

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    Special holiday merchandise available at Disney Springs this week.

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    4th of July Minnie

    We’ve met the Statue of Liberty 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.

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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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    Happy 4th of July!

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Caroline celebrating the 4th of July at the American Pavilion in Epcot.