Disney World and Disneyland Will Remain Closed “Until Further Notice”

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3/27/20:  BREAKING NEWS!  Disney World will remain closed “until further notice” now.

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March 27, 2020: Disney World and Disneyland will remain closed “until further notice” now.

Disney World Resort will remain closed “until further notice,” but cast members will continue to be paid through April 18th.

Disney Springs and Disney Stores North America will also remain closed.

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Disney announced that Disney Springs and all Disney Stores in North America are closing indefinitely March 17, 2020.

 

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3/27/20: Disney Cruise Line Update – Disney Cruise Line has suspended all sailings through April 12, 2020 now.

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Disney Cruise Line has suspended all sailings through April 12th.

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March 27, 2020 –  Disneyland Update:  Disneyland is staying closed indefinitely now!

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Disneyland is staying closed indefinitely now!

The Disneyland closure was originally expected to last until the end of the month, but Disney Parks has just announced that Disneyland Resort will remain closed.

The Disneyland Resort will remain closed “until further notice,” but cast members will continue to be paid through April 18th.

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We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Easter 2020 Events at the Magic Kingdom

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BREAKING NEWS:  Disney World will stay closed until at least April 18th now!

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March 27, 2020: Disney World will stay closed until at least April 18th now.

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Look who’ll be wearing their Easter costumes! ❤

Easter Sunday is on April 12th this year.

There’s a lot going on at the Magic Kingdom during the month between Spring Break and Easter Week.

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March 12, 2020 announcement:  Disney World will be close March 16 – 31, 2020!

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March 16, 2020 Update: Disney announced that all Disney Stores in North America are closing March 17, 2020.

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Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be greeting guests at the Magic Kingdom.

Easter Bunny Meet and Greet at the Magic Kingdom

From April 1 –  April 12th (Easter Sunday), you can meet and have your photo taken with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Magic Kingdom’s Town Square.

Note that the character line closes in the mid-afternoon because they are in the Easter Parade.  Use the My Disney Experience app to check their appearance times.

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Bunny Lane Garden, Opens in April

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Their garden is surrounded by pretty flowers!

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Some Easter Sunday Photos:  Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom, April 2019

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The parade weather was gorgeous! Sunny and 73 degrees!

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The Easter Parade with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.

Easter Parade Down Main Street USA

April 1 – April 12th (Easter Sunday), the special Easter Parade will lead off the Festival of Fantasy Parade at 3pm.

Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be at the front of the parade, being driven down the parade route in an old timey car.

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The Easter Parade

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The Azalea Trail Maids are lead by Daisy.

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Mr. Easter Bunny looking very cheerful.

Following them are Daisy and the Azalea Trail Maids.

The Azalea Trail Maids are 50 seniors in high school from Mobile, Alabama.

Daisy received her own Azalea Trail Maid costume in a lovely shade of deep lilac in 2014.

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Daisy in her lilac costume.

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The Azalea Trail Maids in light purple.

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Special Easter characters in the parade.

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March 20, 2019: First Day of Spring. Daisy in her Azalea Trail Maid costume greeting guests.

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Minnie in her Azalea Trail Maid costume.

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Special Easter cupcakes will be available from the Main Street bakery. $5

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Minnie’s Bunny Cupcake.  I love Disney’s buttercream frosting!!!  ❤

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Super cute chocolate (of course) Bunny Cupcake!

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Mickey and Minnie in their Spring outfits over at the Boardwalk.

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Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny at DAK.

And they sometimes make appearances over at the other Parks too, but usually just on Easter Sunday!

We got to see them a few years ago at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Meeting Mr. Easter Bunny.

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Mrs. Easter Bunny.

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Thumper & Ms. Bunny were out at DAK too!

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April 1, 2019: Look who was at DAK this morning!  She’s a rare character!

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Hi Minnie!  🙂

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  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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Easter Now and Then:  26 Years Apart

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Elly’s Easter Party in Louisville, Colorado. April 2019

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#Throwback Thursday: Meeting the Easter Bunny. April 1993

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Easter Crowd Forecast

Rapunzel: ‘When Will My Life Begin’ from Tangled

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In these trying and stressful times, it’s easy to get overwhelmed!
We won’t be inside forever, just a few weeks.
But, it’s so easy to be bored!

Watch Rapunzels’ song:  When Will My Life Begin?

Here’s some ideas from Rapunzel to keep you busy:

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13 great ideas for keeping busy!

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March 21, 2020: Current daily schedule  😉

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Caroline meeting at Rapunzel at her meet and greet.

We’ve met both Rapunzel and Flynn at the Magic Kingdom.
Tangled is one of our favorite Disney movies!

Flynn on Tangled float.

Flynn isn’t at Rapunzel’s meet and greet very often…but he’s swinging on the Tangled float in the Festival of Fantasy parade every day at 3pm!

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The Floating Lanterns of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  So pretty at sunset when they come on!

Our favorite scene from Disney’s Tangled is when they sing the “At Last I See the Light” song!

Full song:  At Last I See The Light video

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Mitch and Caroline. April 2019

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Making a wish.

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A wish sealed with a kiss.

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We happened to be there at 7pm when the lights all popped on. Magical! 🙂

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8pm. We don’t care that these are the restrooms!!  Beautiful!

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Rapunzel’s Tower at twilight.

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Our favorite scene!  So beautiful with all the floating lanterns!

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Flynn was also at Rapunzel’s meet and greet the day we were there.

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You can meet Rapunzel at Cinderella’s Royal Table inside the Cinderella Castle most mornings.

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The Hidden Gardens of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom

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The Hidden Gardens of Tangled at the Magic Kingdom.  I took this photo in November.

Pascal, a color-changing chameleon, is a true and loyal friend to Rapunzel in Disney’s ‘Tangled’ movie.

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At the waterfall of Rapunzel’s Tower.

Pascal and his friends can be found hiding in the pretty Hidden Gardens of Tangled in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.

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My newest Disney pin!!!! I traded for him in Fantasyland! ❤

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The gardens are directly across from Rapunzel’s Tower.  So pretty at sunset!

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Need to recharge your device or phone? Have a seat!

Free charging station!

Free charging station!

Located just past the tables and chairs in the phone charging area, you will find a beautiful garden filled with flowers, greenery, and even a small stream.

Ten of Pascal’s chameleon friends have made this garden their new home. They can be seen lounging about on rocks near the stream, in greenery, and even hidden on nearby buildings.  You’ll need to look very closely to see them all!

Look for 10 of them!

Look for 10 of them!

After a few minutes of searching, we were able to find six chameleons hiding in the garden. Next time you’re in Fantasyland, be sure to say hi to Pascal and his friends.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Yellow Pascal hidden under the eaves.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

Green Pascal blending into the moss.

This one was the hardest one to find!

This one was the hardest one to find!

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Brown Pascal next to rock.

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So fierce looking, tucked up against the creek rock!

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We traded for these pins!

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Maximus hoof print in Fantasyland by Tangled area.

Bonus photo!  Try and find Maximus’s hoof print in Fantasyland by the Tangled area.

Disney Fun Fact:  Pascal is actually based on a real chameleon, owned by one of the movie’s cast members. The day the directors were trying to find a name for the character, the CM said she named her chameleon Pascal, so they took that name.

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Pascal, Rapunzel’s friend.

Pascal serves a similar role as being a friend and protective sidekick to Rapunzel as Flit the hummingbird did for Pocahontas.

Disney Bounding as Pascal.

Ideas for Disney Bounding as Pascal.

The real Pascal (so tiny!!).

The real Pascal (he’s so tiny!!)

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work

Want to Disney Bound as one of the characters from ‘Tangled’?

Caroline’s done it several times now!  Disney Bounding at Work as Tangled Characters

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Rapunzel outfit ideas

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Flynn Rider

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Don’t forget the tiara!

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel.

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This meme is so funny!

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I want this Tangled birthday cake!  ❤

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Having fun with skillets!

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Rapunzel and her trusty skillet. 😉

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Rapunzel with her short brown hair.

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Cheers!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Wish fulfilled.

Disney World Resorts All Closing March 20th

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BREAKING NEWS!  Disney World will stayed closed until at least April 18, 2020 now!

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March 27, 2020: Disney World will stay closed until at least April 18th now.

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All Disney World resorts will close March 20th at 5pm.

Disney has decided to temporarily close all Disney-owned resorts at Walt Disney World and Disney-owned storefronts at Disney Springs at Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland.

When Walt Disney World and Disneyland first announced that their theme parks would be temporarily closing last weekend (March 15th), they were projected to reopen on April 1st. However, the most recent recommendation from the CDC states that group gatherings of 10 or more should be limited for the next 8 weeks.

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March 15th operational notice to all DVC members. They are now closing everything March 20th.

At this time, it is unclear if the CDC’s suggestion against crowds will have an impact on Disney’s decision to reopen the theme parks sooner than June 30th.

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March 16, 2020 Update.  All Disney stores and Disney Springs is closing March 17th.

Disney has also announced that all Disney Stores in North America will be temporarily closing on March 17th due to an abundance of caution as coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

Per the most recent update from Disney:

In line with state and federal guidance, in an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and cast members, we are proceeding with the closure of all Disney stores in North America, beginning March 17, 2020.  Guests can continue to visit shopDisney.com.

In the announcement of the temporary closure of North American Disney stores, Disney stated that they will continue to monitor the current situation and maintain regular contact with the appropriate officials and health experts during this time. However, Disney did not forecast how long this temporary closure will last or when the Disney Stores of North America will reopen.

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March 12, 2020 announcement regarding Disney Parks closing.

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We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Disney Springs Shopping Complex is Closing Today

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Disney Springs is closing all shopping and dining establishments March 16th. All resorts will close March 20th.

Disney has decided to temporarily close all Disney-owned resorts at Walt Disney World and Disney-owned storefronts at Disney Springs at Disney World and Downtown Disney at Disneyland.

When Walt Disney World and Disneyland first announced that their theme parks would be temporarily closing last weekend (March 15th), they were projected to reopen on April 1st. However, the most recent recommendation from the CDC states that group gatherings of 50 or more should be limited for the next 8 weeks.

At this time, it is unclear if the CDC’s suggestion against crowds will have an impact on Disney’s decision to reopen the theme parks sooner than June 1st.

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March 16, 2020 Update

Disney has also announced that all Disney Stores in North America will be temporarily closing due to an abundance of caution as coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

Per the most recent update from Disney:

In line with state and federal guidance, in an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and cast members, we are proceeding with the closure of all Disney stores in North America, beginning March 17, 2020.  Guests can continue to visit shopDisney.com.

In the announcement of the temporary closure of North American Disney stores, Disney stated that they will continue to monitor the current situation and maintain regular contact with the appropriate officials and health experts during this time. However, Disney did not forecast how long this temporary closure will last or when the Disney Stores of North America will reopen.

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March 12, 2020 announcement regarding Disney Parks closing.

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We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  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!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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The Fabulous Topiaries at 2020 EPCOT’S International Flower and Garden Festival

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March 12, 2020 closing announcement

BREAKING NEWS: DISNEY WORLD IS CLOSING DUE TO COVID-19!

March 12, 2020:  Thursday evening, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida released the following statement saying:

“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15th, through the end of the month,” a Disney spokesperson said.

The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period. The hotel at Walt Disney World resort will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will remain open.

Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products. We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”

Disney World resort employs more than 75,000 people, making it the largest single-site employer in the United States.

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The International Flower and Garden Festival.

When:  March 4, 2020 – June 1, 2020 – the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is amazing!  [With Disney World closing this weekend for a month, the Festival might get extended.]

Where:  EPCOT

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Let’s Dance!

There is a dazzling array of over 70 topiary displays – some brand new!, gardens and exhibits—each featuring seasonal designs or several popular Disney characters, including some new ones.

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Remy topiary is brand new for 2020.

Brand new in Epcot’s topiary lineup is Remy, a rat character from “Ratatouille,” standing on a piece of cheese in the France pavilion. He’s surrounded by planting that represent the ratatouille ingredients. (Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is set to open this summer.)

Topiary Magic Awaits You!

Some of the topiaries have moved around due to all the construction, but they’ve all returned this year!

        • Anna and Elsa from Frozen
          Located at the Norway Pavilion
        • Bambi & Friends
          Featuring Flower, Bambi and Thumper
          Located at the Canada Pavilion
        • Beauty and the Beast
          Located at the France Pavilion
        • Bo Peep and Her Sheep with Woody
          Located at Future World East
        • Bold Bromeliads
          Located near The Land at Future World East
        • Bromeliad Dragon
          Located at the Japan Pavilion
        • Buzz Lightyear
          Located near Mission: SPACE at Future World East
        • Captain Hook and Peter Pan
          Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
        • Construction Mickey and Minnie with Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale
          Located between Future World and World Showcase
        • Donald and Daisy with Huey, Dewey and Louie
          Located near Showcase Plaza
        • Fantasia– Sorcerer Mickey, Brooms, Ostriches and Hippo
          Located near Imagination at Future World West
        • Lady and the Tramp
          Located at the Italy Pavilion
        • Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog
          Located between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions at the France Pavilions
        • Pandas
          Located at the China Pavilion
        • Pluto and Goofy
          Located between Future World and World Showcase
        • Remy (NEW!)
          Located at the France Pavilion
        • Simba and Friends
          Featuring Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi
          Located at The Outpost Shop
        • Snow White and Dopey
          Located at the Germany Pavilion
        • Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses
          Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
        • The Three Caballeros
          Featuring Jose, Donald and Panchito
          Located at the Mexico Pavilion
        • Topiary Butterflies
          Located at Future World West
        • Topiary Flowers
          Located near the Main Entrance
        • Winnie-the-Pooh & Friends
          Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
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      The Bo Peep figure, flanked by three wide-eyed topiary sheep from “Toy Story 4.”

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      Bo’s three sheep.

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      Lady and the Tramp are still in Italy, but have moved.

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      Kermit riding a bike!

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      Miss Piggy waving.

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      Daisy in front of her garden of daisies.

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      Queen Elsa and Princess Anna.  Look at their hair!!!

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      Snow White

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      Wow! Look at Dopey‘s face!

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      Captain Hook and Peter Pan

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      Peter Pan got a face over the winter!

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      This was Peter Pan’s plain face in 2019.

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      Lovely!  Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip dancing at sunset.

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      Christian in front of the Lion King topiaries.

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      Pooh and his little red balloon.

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      100 acre woods gang

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      Beauty and the Beast

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      Sunflowers are my favorite flower!

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      Cogsworth & Lumiere

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      Remy!

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      Buzz Lightyear got moved over to Mission: Space this year.

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      The Three Caballeros

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      New! The Dragon at Japan pavilion.

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      We think Remy is super cute!

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      The EPCOT Express Monorail heading back over to the Magic Kingdom.

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      So pretty!

      March 2020:  The flowering trees at Epcot are just starting to bloom!

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      Flowers all around the bay.

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      Epcot France Pavilion in the late morning sunlight.

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      Interested in Disney Bounding to the International Flower and Garden Festival??? Here are some ideas.

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      Beautiful!

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      Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival.

      We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

      Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  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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      Having a fun day at Epcot! 🙂

Raglan Road’s Mighty Irish Festival 2020 at Disney Springs!

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March 16, 2020 Update: Disney announced that Disney Springs is closing March 17, 2020.  It will not be open for St. Patrick’s Day 2020.

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BREAKING NEWS: DISNEY WORLD IS CLOSING DUE TO COVID-19!

March 12, 2020:  Thursday evening, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida released the following statement saying:

“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15th, through the end of the month,” a Disney spokesperson said.

The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period. The hotel at Walt Disney World resort will remain open until further notice.

The retail and dining establishments at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will remain open for now.

Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products. We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”

Disney World resort employs more than 75,000 people, making it the largest single-site employer in the United States.

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March 12, 2020 announcement:  Disney World is closing March 15, 2020.

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March 2020: Raglan Road at Disney Springs

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2020 at Disney Springs

The mightiest of mighty Irish festivals, Raglan Road’s Mighty Festival, kicks off on Friday, March 13, 2020 and runs thru Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Experience a rollicking party in March during a uniquely Disney and authentically Irish tribute to St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy festive encounters of all kinds with entertainment and merchandise inspired by the Emerald Isle.

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Raglan Road at Disney Springs

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They’re after me Lucky Charms!

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the biggest leprechaun of all!

Irish Sights, Shopping and More: Just follow the shamrocks as they take you on an Irish history lesson—from the Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle to the Rock of Cashel. It’s a perfect opportunity to pick up fun facts about several famous landmarks!

Free Nightly Entertainment

Catch talented singer-songwriters and energetic bands belting out Irish tunes, popular ballads and pub classics on multiple stages.

Schedule

  • Main Stage: 4:30 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Patio Stage: 8:00 PM to 12:30 AM
  • The Rhythms of Raglan Dance Show (Main Stage):4:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Sunday—and noon to 3:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday during The Rollicking Raglan Brunch
  • Live Music and Dance Shows: 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Live Bands: 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM

The Rollicking Raglan Brunch

Join us for this high-spirited weekend event—Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Anticipate a menu packed with lip-smacking Irish entrées, sides and specialty morning cocktails. Plus, the all-new Rhythms of Raglan Dance Show hits the Main Stage from noon to 3:00 PM.

Live music throughout the weekend sets the high-energy scene

  • And, of course, The Raglan Road Dancers

You can find the full performance schedule by visiting the Raglan Road website.

As always, the Festival is a family-friendly event, and your young one might even enjoy a dance lesson onstage!

Raglan Road’s brunch, lunch, dinner, and bar menus will all be available to diners — including some new dishes like Guinness-infused Bangin’ Bangers and Mighty Mash as well as In Cod’s Way.

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March 17, 2019: Minnie showed up at Old Key West in her new outfit! Looking so pretty in green!

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Perfect Mickey Ears for celebrating being Irish. 🙂

Be sure to stop by Raglan Road’s Shop which will have a wide selection of St. Patrick’s Day merchandise available, including Raglan Road t-shirts and souvenirs, Celtic jewelry and much more.

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Irish Mickey and Minnie celebrating at Disney World.

Mickey and Minnie get to wear their Irish costumes only 1 day a year….

Music and Merriment: Kick up your heels for family-friendly festivities filled with singing, dancing and more! Whether you’re looking for high-energy sets showcasing authentic live music or a step-by-step workshop teaching you how to dance like the Irish, you’ll find it all during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Disney Springs’ Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant.

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Try the lamb and potatoes!

Irish Food & Beverage: Savor traditional Irish fare and refreshment, from the flavors of the countryside to classic pub favorites. You’re invited to sink your teeth into some corned beef specials and quench your thirst with specialty drinks at a variety of locations.

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Try the fish and chips!

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Make your St. Patrick’s Day reservations now!  To make reservations for March 16th or 18th, call (407) 938-0300.

St. Patrick’s Day Chili Cook-off & Irish Festival

Irish Mickey & Minnie celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Disneyland Paris last year.  Unfortunately, Disneyland Paris is closing for the rest of the month.

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Mickey cupcakes for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

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March 16, 2020 Update: Disney announced that all Disney Stores in North America are closing March 17, 2020.

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Check out this new Disney gift card that Elly got!

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We traded for this green Mickey pin with its Hidden Mickey!

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New green Starbucks mug.

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I traded for this Irish Mickey at Disney Springs! He’s a cutie!

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HOW TO BE IRISH FOR A DAY

The team at Raglan Road Irish Pub takes the holiday seriously and recently shared their top tips on how to “Celebrate like the Irish”:

  • Please don’t call the holiday “St. Patty’s.” It’s either “St. Patrick’s Day” or “St. Paddy’s.”
  • A shamrock has three leaves…not four – that would be a clover.
  • Americans invented the St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1737 in Boston.
  • Most Irish pubs do a full month’s business on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Guinness sells 13 million pints on St. Patrick’s Day versus the usual 5 million daily.
  • Green beer is an American invention. Raglan Road does not serve green beer, that would be sacrilege!

Though green beer isn’t on the menu, a full line-up of entertainment is on tap, along with a mighty selection of beers, spirits and craft cocktails served alongside exceptional Irish fare.

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Try a flight of Irish beers during the celebration.

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March 17, 2020

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Everyone is Irish on March 17th!

Irish blessing*******************  

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Cheers!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  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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Two Disney Sisters

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Don’t forget to wear a bit of the green on March 17th!