What is the Disney HUB?

The Disney Hub log-in webpage:

The Hub log-on page

The Disney Hub log-on page for all cast members

The Disney Hub is a web-based collection of information and tools available to all Disney Cast Members. You can register for your Hub user ID and password at any of the Disney Cast Service Centers or at any Hub kiosk across property.

Once you are registered, you can access The Hub from anywhere, including your personal computer or the computer labs in Housing, at: thehub.disney.com/wdw.

You will find that The Hub contains a wealth of helpful information including:

  • Extra Hour$ Hotline
  • Disney University library resources, activities, locations
  • Cast services: Casting, ID office (Access Control), Casting Scout, Payroll forms
  • Personal information, such as your mailling and email address
  • Your work schedule
  • Your pay stub
  • Eyes & Ears stories
  • Breaking news about the Walt Disney World Resort and The Walt Disney Company
  • Disney facts and trivia
  • News, weather, sports, movies and music news
  • Cast activities and events
  • Mickey’s Retreat information and events
  • Cast-exclusive offerings and programs
  • Company D sales and information
  • Role-based messages and activities
  • Training opportunities
  • Disney Look guidelines
  • Departmental details and services

In addition to these general features, The Hub also has a section just for Disney Internships and Programs participants. This section includes information, messages and tips on many topics, including the following:

  • Career planning
  • Upcoming events
  • Photos from recent housing events
  • Education program
  • Transportation schedules
  • HTM: Housing the Magic episodes
  • Copies of the weekly email and The Communicator newsletter
  • Program extension information
The Hub explained page from the Program Handbook

The Hub is explained in a page from the DCP Program Handbook

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For a lot of CPs working at Disney World – or Disneyland – is their very first time living away from home! Welcome!


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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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2017 DCP Summer Alumni Program

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The application will only be open February 6, 2017!

This posting is exclusively for former Disney College Program participants.

Apply now at:  Disney College Program!

appAttention Disney College Program Alumni!

Have you ever wished you could return for a second program over the summer? Well, now could be your opportunity! Apply now to be considered for our 2017 Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program.

It is open to former Disney College Program participants who have successfully completed a past program on either coast and are still enrolled and taking college classes.

For Disney World CPs, you must be available to arrive on May 22, 2017 and depart your program on August 10, 2017 (WDW), and for Disneyland CPs you must be available May 9, 2017 – August 5, 2017.

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Summer Alumni Program opportunities will be extremely limited. We strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible. Available roles include:

Quick Service Food and Beverage

Merchandise

Attractions

Custodial

Transportation

Recreation

Take action to apply now as we anticipate significant demand for this program. The Job Posting will remain active for only 24 HOURS!

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Application opens February 6, 2017!  Don’t be late!

Basic Qualifications    In order to submit an application for the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program, applicants must meet the following requirements.

1. You must have successfully completed a past Disney College Program at either the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL or at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. NOTE: You may not be a current Spring Program participant. (Please speak to your leader about the extensions application process).

2.  Be enrolled as a Full-Time or Part-Time Student and taking at least one class in a U.S. accredited college or university OR have graduated in the past 6 months.

3.  Be fully available for the length of the Program. The Program dates are May 22, 2017 – August 10, 2017 (WDW), May 09 – August 05, 2017 (Disneyland). NOTE: No exceptions can be made to the arrival or departure dates.

4.  Due to limited opportunities we strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible.

5.  Must adhere to all Disney Look guidelines; including those pertaining to visible tattoos. Visible tattoos include any tattoos that would not be covered by an assigned costume (example – shorts and short sleeve shirt).

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2017 DCP Housing rents and apartment choices

6.  A $250 non-refundable Program Assessment Fee will be collected upon accepting your Program, if offered (a $4.50 processing fee may also be applicable).

A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $12.31 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

International College Program participants (including those on the J1-Academic and Cultural Representative Program) are not eligible for this opportunity.

A resume and cover letter are not required to be considered for this opportunity.

Application will open February 6, 2017.  You can expect the link to be active for 24 hours only.

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And, don’t forget, the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program application is open now!

Apply to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Applying to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program

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Apply today!

Feeling adventurous in 2017?  Made a resolution to change your life?

The Disney College Program might be just what you’re looking for!

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Application opened January 23, 2017!  Don’t be late, apply today!

The DCP Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 application opened today!

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There are five main DCP programs at Disney World and Disneyland in 2017.

DCP program dates for Disney World.

DCP program dates for Disney World and Disneyland.

Spring 2017 Program

Students should have applied and interviewed in late August 2016– late October 2016

Program begins mid/late January and ends in early/mid May 2017

Spring Advantage 2017 Program

Students should have applied and interviewed late August 2016 – late October 2016

Program begins late January/early February and ends in early/mid August 2017

Fall 2017 Program  (Application open now)

Students should apply/interview January 2017 – late March 2017

Program begins mid/late August and ends in early January 2018

Fall Advantage 2017 Program (Application open now)

Students should apply/interview February 2017 – late March 2017

Program begins late May/early June and ends in early January 2018

Quarter Session Programs

There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.

Summer Programs

The summer-only program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company. The application will be open for ONE DAY:  February 6, 2017 only!  The 2017 DCP Summer Alumni Program.

Program begins mid-to-late May/early June and ends in early August 2017 (10 weeks).

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Disney College Program Careers

This program is currently offered at both at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. During the application process, candidates will be given the opportunity to express interest in one or both locations. (It is not necessary to apply separately.) A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $12.31 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

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Link to get email notifications for future openings:  http://disneyinternsinfo.com/

DCP Program info

DCP Program info

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2017

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Sleeping Beauty Castle in the early morning sunlight.  Lovely!

We thought we would post a link to the Disneyland blockout dates for using cast member guest passes, in case family and friends are planning on visiting you in sunny California!

New official link to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks including Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure:  https://blockoutdates.disney.com/

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The weather at Disneyland is beautiful in the springtime!

Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2017:

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Blockout days at DLR. Always more days blocked out for using guest passes at Disneyland than California Adventure.

 

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Blockout days for California Adventure

Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year’s Day and the days around MLK Day, Jan 16th)

Weekdays in February (minus the days around President’s Day, Feb 20th )

The first week in March

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Every weekend blocked out for Easter/Spring Break 2017

 

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Weekdays the first half of April before Easter

Weekdays in May

Weekdays the first week of June

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Most weekends are blocked out this summer for using your guests passes at Disneyland.

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California Adventure Park doesn’t have nearly as many blocked out days this summer. Enjoy!

The first half of September after Labor Day; weekdays for the remainder of September and October

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It is VERY hard to use guests passes during the holidays at Disneyland!!!

 

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Forget about using guest passes at California Adventure in November!

Weekdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving, Nov 23rd)

Weekdays during the first two weeks of December

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2016 Disneyland major blocked out for guest passes over the holidays.

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2016 California Adventure over the holidays


To check on the daily park crowd forecast at Disneyland, click here:   
Is It Packed??? 

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Disneyland in front of Pirates, December 27, 2016.  NO THANK YOU!!!

The Worst Times to Visit Disneyland in 2017:

MLK weekend: Jan. 14 – 16, 2017

President’s Day weekend: Feb. 18 – Feb. 20, 2017

Spring Break : March 11 – March 26, 2017

Easter Week:  April 8 – April 16, 2017

Memorial Day weekend:  May 27 – 29, 2017

Summer: June 3 – August 27, 2017

4th of July weekend:  July 1 – 4, 2017

Labor Day weekend: Sept. 2 – Sept. 4, 2017

Columbus Day weekend: Oct. 7 – Oct. 9, 2017

Halloween weekend: Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2017

Veteran’s Day weekend: Nov. 10 – Nov. 13, 2017

Thanksgiving week: Nov. 18 – 26, 2017

Christmas week through the first week of the New Year: Dec. 23, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

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Disneyland is really blocked out for using guest passes in the Fall, mainly because of Mickey’s Halloween Party activities.

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Disney’s California Adventure Park

During blockout days, you can’t use your Disney Guest Passes to swipe friends and family into the park for free.  Also, Disney limits the number of rooms available for CMs to use their cast member hotel discount.

New CMs can expect to get their guest passes after working 150 hours (about 5 weeks into their program), after completing Traditions class on around Day 3.

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Disneyland even has its own star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood!

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Celebrating Disneyland’s 60th Diamond Anniversary:  We ❤ Disneyland!  We’ll see ya real soon!

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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3 Kings Day Celebration at Disneyland

The sculptures of the Three Wise Men bearing gifts.

The sculpture of the Three Wise Men bearing gifts.

Three Kings Day (Día de los Reyes Magos) honoring the 3 Wise Kings bearing gifts to the baby Jesus is on January 6, 2017.

At Disney’s California Adventure Park, the celebration activities for the event are scheduled for January 5 – 8, 2017.

We love Mickey & Minnie's costumes for the event!

We love Mickey & Minnie’s latino costumes for the event!  So festive!

Three Kings Day entertainment includes your favorite Disney characters in festive, colorful costumes, and plenty of holiday photo opportunities.

Los niños can have fun coloring pictures of the Three Kings and can even design their own custom crown with sparkling “jewels.”

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Rosca de Reyes cake – yummy!

For a sweet treat, try the cake known as Rosca de Reyes—there could even be a tiny toy hidden inside!

[Rosca de Reyes (King’s Ring) is a Latin American pastry traditionally eaten to celebrate Epiphany.  For decoration, figs, quinces, cherries or dried and candied fruits are used, sort of like a Spanish fruit cake.

It is traditionally eaten on January 6th, during the celebration of the Día de Reyes (literally “Kings’ Day”), which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men.]

Video of Three Kings Day:  Celebrating 3 Kings Day at Disneyland

Three Kings Celebration at Disney’s California Adventure Park

Capping off Disney’s “¡Viva Navidad!” celebration will be the special three-day celebration of Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) January 5, 2017 through January 8, 2017 in Paradise Garden. Traditional Rosca de Reyes bread will be served in honor of this special holiday.

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The 3 Wise Kings Bearing Gifts for the baby Jesus

The Epiphany—or twelfth day of Christmas—is celebrated around the world in many ways. Join us as we mark the occasion known as El Día de los Reyes Magos in Mexico, Central and South America with traditional festivities.

Fanciful Displays

Enjoy sculptures of the 3 Wise Men bearing gifts to Bethlehem as well as replicas of children’s shoes—customarily left outside the home, to be magically filled with toys by the Three Kings during the night.

Kids’ Activities

Los niños can have fun coloring in pictures of the Three Kings or even design their own custom crown with sparkling “jewels.”

Traditional Treats

Savor a taste of the circular cake known as Rosca de Reyes—and enjoy good luck for the year if your piece contains a secret baked-in surprise! 

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Disneyland’s New Eastern Gateway Parking Lot Opening 2018!

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The Eastern Gateway.  Finally!  Parking at Disneyland has always been a struggle!

Disneyland Resort is planning to break ground soon on their Eastern Gateway, a new arrival point that will provide guests even more choices for access and parking when it opens in late 2018. This project on the east side of the Disneyland Resort will include a new parking structure with 6,800 spaces, a new transportation facility and an elevated pedestrian bridge.

The new pedestrian pathway and elevated bridge over Harbor Blvd. will directly link guests arriving at the parking structure and eastern transportation facility with the main Disneyland Resort entrance plaza.

Disney's recent land purchases.

Disney’s recent land purchases across Harbor Blvd. (east side)

Location of the new parking structure looks great!

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The pedestrian bridge will link to this DLR entry spot.  Perfect and long overdue as anyone who has driven on Harbor Blvd. – or as a pedestrian waiting at the crossing light – will tell you!

They’ve need more parking nearby, especially for guests going to Downtown Disney for the evening.

Downtown Disney needs some non-resort parking for its guests.

Downtown Disney badly needs some close by, non-resort parking for its guests.

The OC Register reported that Disneyland Resort acquired 1515 and 1585 South Manchester Avenue for the purchase price of $48 million. Disney also purchased the Carousel Inn April 2015 for $32 million.

Two parking lots are available at Disneyland: Mickey and Friends and Toy Story. Both are far away from the park's entrance.

Two parking lots are available at Disneyland: Mickey and Friends and Toy Story.
Both are far away from the park’s entrance and require bus service.

Right now, guests can park at two Disney parking lots: the Mickey and Friends parking structure or the Toy Story parking lot.

Mickey and Friends Parking Structure is a six-level facility and is the second largest parking area in the world. (The largest is at Tokyo Disneyland.) There is tram service from the parking structure to the Disneyland Main Entrance Plaza. Restrooms and drinking fountains are located near the tram loading area under the escalators. Wheelchairs/ECV users will be directed to a special parking area, then proceed to the wheelchair/ECV ramps in the tram loading area.

For the Toy Story Parking Lot: There is bus service from the lot to the shuttle bus area on the east side of the Disneyland Main Entrance Plaza.

2016 Costs — Parking is $18.00/day for cars, $23.00/day for “oversized” vehicles, and $28.00/day for buses and tractors with trailers. Annual passholders who have the parking option on their pass may park in either facility at no additional charge.

We expect parking fees at the new structure to be $20/day.

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Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Playing Pokemon Go at Disneyland – Game Tips!

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Disneyland is a great place to play Pokemon Go!

“The Happiest Place on Earth” is also one of the happiest places for playing Pokémon Go!

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It’s easy and it’s fun!

Both Disneyland and California Adventure parks are full of Pokéstops and rare Pokémons.  And, you’ll definitely get in plenty of steps while finding them too!

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Try to discover an eluding Goldeen or Pikachu while you wait in line at one of the park’s many adventures and attractions this summer.

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They are here and there and everywhere!!!

During the Paint the Night parade after sunset, many special characters come out along the parade route!

Downtown Disney is also a good place to hunt Pokemon, as the Disney shopping district does not require an admission fee and it’s very crowded there all the time!

Also, check out the areas around the Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel, and the Grand Californian Resort (all free to visit).

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Finally, DO NOT go into restricted areas chasing Pokemon!  Rules are still rules, and even if you see the grass moving in a backstage area, you’re not allowed to go there!  Respect Cast Members and Disney Security.

There are 15+ Pokestops and gyms throughout the Disneyland area.

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15+ Pokestops at Disneyland alone!

Interested in playing Pokemon Go at Disney World?  Disney World Pokemon Go Tips

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Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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