CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (KKTV) – One lucky woman from Colorado Springs just hit the jackpot – again.
The woman, identified as Rebecca, won Cripple Creek’s Wildwood Casino’s largest jackpot in the casino’s history. While playing a Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine over the weekend, she won a whopping $805,329.80.
Even more impressive, in 2007, she won the $1 million Powerball.
“I guess I’m just a lucky person,” said Rebecca according to a release sent Monday.
Rebecca said she was at the casino celebrating her father’s birthday.
The winner beat out the previous jackpot record for the casino from 2011 of $678,198.
“I’ve been in the gaming industry in this town for 26 years and have never seen a jackpot of this size,” said Wildwood’s director of gaming, Mike Chaput. “What a fun day for all who were involved.”
Get ready, everyone, because it’s time to sail away from this provincial life and find adventure in the great wide somewhere—out in the ocean with Disney Cruise Line aboard the Disney Dream! We were able to see a sneak peek of the brand-new musical production of Beauty of the Beast earlier in the year, but now the tale as old as time has officially taken to the stage. Inspired by the live-action film while still weaving in everything we love about the animated classic, the Disney Cruise Line musical will bring the story to life in the 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theater—combining classic storytelling elements and cutting-edge technology. Our favorite songs that we love to sing along to will be in the show, as well as new costumes and puppetry. The creative team includes director and choreographer Connor Gallagher (Tangled: The Musical) and writer Sara Wordsworth (Frozen, A Musical Spectacular), so it’s bound to be epic! Here are some more details about the show that we’re really looking forward to seeing on stage:
The Set Drawing inspiration from the live-action film, set designer Jason Sherwood and video designer Aaron Rhyne, who both worked on Disney Cruise Line’s Frozen, A Musical Spectacular, used the scenic motif of a music box to guide audiences through the story. On top of that, the lighting design by four-time Tony Award-nominated Japhy Weideman is sure to make every moment of the musical magical. We’re getting emotional just imagining all this right now.
The Music Matt Castle and Frank Galgano (Into the Woods) created the arrangements and orchestrations for the musical that we’ll be sure to be humming for days! The production features songs from the original soundtrack by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman—as well as Menken and lyricist Tim Rice’s “How Does a Moment Last Forever” and “Days in the Sun” from the live-action film. And “Be Our Guest”—perhaps the song we sing along to most passionately—is re-imagined for the stage as a full-fledged multi-course French dinner extraordinaire, complete with choreography and dazzling visual effects. We’ve never been more excited to try the grey stuff!
The Puppets Costume designer Sarah Cubbage and puppet designer Jeff Conover worked their magic to give life to the enchanted objects, including our fave characters like Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and Cogsworth. Hearing all this gives us life!
Beauty and the Beast has already debuted on the Disney Dream (which sails three and four-night cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, Florida). We’re ready to embark on a musical voyage and fall in love with the enchanting fairytale all over again!
Music and lyrics for “Belle (Reprise)” were written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
One of the reasons why Disney and fashion work so well together is that each has a magical quality. The timeless Disney stories we all love are filled to the brim with magical moments. Fashion, and in particular, couture gowns, can have an ethereal element to them that sparkles as much as Cinderella’s blue ballgown.
And at the Paolo Sebastian Spring/Summer 2018 show, Australian designer Paul Vasileff combined the magic that we know and love from our favorite Disney stories along with his signature dreamy aesthetic, to create a collection of gowns that you’ll definitely be swooning over.
The show, appropriately titled “Once Upon a Dream,” featured 34 one-of-a-kind dresses inspired by Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, and more. We also loved that there were Snow White-inspired gowns, perfectly timed for the film’s 80th anniversary later this year.
Stay tuned to Disney Style, as we’ll have more behind the scenes from the Paolo Sebastian show soon!
MICKEY MOUSE AND KIEHL’S GIVE BACK IN AN INCREDIBLE NEW HOLIDAY COLLECTION
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It’s definitely not too early to start thinking about the holidays, and on November 2 the perfect gifting collection launches from premium beauty brand Kiehl’s. We’re even more excited to announce that this charitable collection from Kiehl’s will be starring our beloved Mickey Mouse!
For a little bit of background, Kiehl’s—the 166-year-old cosmetics brand focused on skin, hair, and body care—has released a Limited Edition Charitable Holiday collection for the past nine years. The collection comes curated with must-own care products, and 100 percent of the proceeds, up to $100,000, go to Feeding America—the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. To break it down, purchase of the Disney x Kiehl’s collection will be able to feed about 1.1M families this holiday season. Pretty amazing, right?Since Disney has always been committed to creating healthier generations, and Kiehl’s products make for great gifts to any and everyone, we couldn’t think of a better match for the holidays. Plus, the products are pretty perfectly packaged for any Mickey fan in your life. See for yourself!
The Mickey Mouse Kiehl’s Collection will be available in stores and online November 2!
The photo of the dusty bikes originally sparked controversy in light of the obvious betrayal of the Burning Man tenet “Leave No Trace” – but now, volunteers are refurbishing the bicycles for new homes across the country.
The workers who rounded up the bicycles in Black Rock Desert have already begun cleaning and prepping over 100 bikes for shipping from Reno to Florida. Next, the bikes will be given to distribution programs and organizations throughout Florida and the Caribbean.
The project’s GoFundMe page has already raised $3,800 of their $10,500 goal in order to pay for shipping and handling.
The crowdfunding campaign’s creator, Meg Kiihne, said the bikes will provide valuable transportation to those affected by the weather disasters.
Additionally, Kiihne says their distribution partner plans on opening bike repair maintenance hubs in the afflicted regions, creating dozens of jobs for the devastated economies.
Kiihne says she first got the idea for the project after seeing the photo of the lonely “Burner bikes”.
“As I have told every reporter since, I didn’t think very long about the next steps,” says Kiihne. “As someone who has worked as a live event director/producer and has had the vision for years of getting more bikes to more lower-income communities, I honestly didn’t think much. I reacted on what I knew was needed and could be done.”
We’re gearing up for an event weekend like no other as we get ready celebrate 25 years of the most magical race on Earth during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna! Featuring our biggest race weekend of the season, with six races and three challenges hosted by some of our Fab Five friends and Dopey, participants will look forward to lots of fun and excitement and of course, MEDALS. This year’s medals commemorate the silver anniversary with colorful designs and lots of SPARKLE! Take a look at what you can earn this year, with limited spots still remaining for select races:
Starting off the race weekend celebration in the most “paw”-fect way is the Walt Disney World 5K. After an exciting run with fun for the whole family, earn a fetching medal featuring Mickey and his pal, Pluto.
Runners, rock those dots for a thrilling 6.2-mile run during the Walt Disney World 10K featuring hostess, Minnie Mouse. This year’s sparkly medal spotlights our favorite mouse couple together with the lanyard featuring Minnie’s signature white polka dots.
Run, don’t waddle your way to the finish line during the Walt Disney World Half Marathon hosted by our beloved friend, Donald Duck. Enjoy a “quack”-tastic 13.1-mile course to earn this year’s medal featuring our feathered friend and his pal, Mickey Mouse.
It’s a four-park celebration that’s been 25 years in the making as we end the weekend celebration with 26.2 magical miles during the Walt Disney World Marathon, with your host Mickey Mouse. This year’s spectacular medal design captures the excitement of the silver anniversary year while keeping true to the classic design elements of Mickey that have been featured throughout all the Marathon medals over the years. Don’t miss the fun spinning element in the middle of the medal!
Our ‘Goofiest’ and ‘Dopiest’ participants, conquering either the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challengeby completing both the Half Marathon and full Marathon or the Dopey Challenge by completing the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and full Marathon, can look forward to earning these medals full of character! This year’s Dopey Challenge medal also incorporates a nod to its 5th Anniversary. Those runners looking to rack up even more miles can set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line and participate in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge on January 10, 2018. Combine any Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend race with the Castaway Cay 5K, a 3.1-mile adventure around Disney’s beautiful private island in the Bahamas, and earn this medal showcasing the spirit of running from parks to paradise!
Want to join in this year’s spectacular celebration? Limited spaces remain in select race events so check out our website to see how you can earn this exciting “bling”!
Let us know which race you’ll be participating in using the hashtag #WDWMarathon on our social channels! Follow runDisney on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
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If living in a real life Disney film is your idea of heaven, then this job could be for you.
Ok, it’s not exactly like being a Disney Prince or Princess – but working on the Disney Cruise Line is about as close as you can get.
Voted the best cruise line for families by Travel and Leisure, and reader’s choice for cruises by Conde Nast, the stunning vessels – packed with pools, water slides, and plenty of Disney whimsy – are currently recruiting waiting staff to work on their cruise lines to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Alaska, and Europe.
The Disney Magic – one of the company’s biggest ships – even features an enchanted beauty salon giving head-to-toe pirate and princess makeovers, and a luxury adult-only spa.
Now they’re looking for waiters and waitresses who want to travel the ocean waves surrounded by enormous versions of Mickey Mouse and friends.
Posting on Manchester Gumtree the recruiters wrote: “At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime aboard our extraordinary ships! You can create an unforgettable voyage for families by delivering exceptional guest service, while also charting the course for an incredible career journey of your own.”
The successful applicants will be payed between £1,500 and £2,500 pcm, according to the job advert.
Prospective Disney team members simply need to be over 21, have one or two years of recent or ongoing experience as a waiter or waitress, and should be comfortable having a basic conversation in English.
The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts panel at D23 Expo was truly magical, especially because we got so much incredible news from it! We can’t wait to share this with you all, so let’s dive in. Here’s what we learned:
THE NAME OF THE NEW DISNEY PARKS STAR WARS-INSPIRED LANDS.
Just three months after promising to “vigorously defend” itself against a lawsuit over Zootopia, Disney is now making the same assertion about claims that it stole the idea for Inside Out from a childhood development specialist and TV parenting expert. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Denise Daniels is suing Disney and Pixar for allegedly taking her concept for anthropomorphized emotions, which she pitched repeatedly from 2005 to 2009. Daniels helped found the National Childhood Grief Institute, where she’d counseled kids in the wake of events like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and eventually crafted the premise for The Moodsters.
What began as a TV pilot was shopped to Disney and Pixar, whom Daniels claims kind-of, sort-of led her to believe they’d give her credit if they moved forward with it. Her lawsuit alleges “breach of implied-in-fact contract,” because while she never got an offer, what she knew of “entertainment industry customs and practices” made her think she’d eventually be compensated if the project was ever produced. Her understanding of how these movers and shakers work comes from decades of close observation: Daniels has won a Peabody for her work in children’s programming, and she’s appeared on several TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and The Today Show, the latter of which dubbed her its first parenting expert in 1991.
A Disney spokesperson has already issued the requisite “Inside Out was an original Pixar creation” statement, and THR has the full complaint available here, which is all legalese, and not at all written from Anger or Sadness’ point of view.