Virtual Tour- Disney World Rides

Virtual Tour- Disney World Rides

Looking for resources to help entertain your kids while they are at home this spring?

You don’t have to create complex projects and lesson plans, there are thousands of Virtual Field Trips your kids can take right from your living room.

Discover the magical world of Disney with Virtual Disney World Rides. Thanks to filming park-goers, kids stuck at home can sit back and enjoy their Virtual Field Trip at the park. All for free!

So, strap yourself in tight, and enjoy the wonders of Disney World below.


Space Mountain



It’s a Small World


Frozen Ever After


Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure


Splash Mountain


Hogwarts Express 


Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance


The Seas with Nemo and Friends


& many more!

To find other high-quality Virtual Disney World Rides try searching, “POV rides” on Youtube or visit the iThemePark Youtube page. They are notorious for filming virtual point of view rides from parks across the country like Disney and Universal.

If you would like to make a whole lesson plan, or feel like it needs to be a bit more, “educational” check out these free Walt Disney Teaching Resources that you can use to go along with your kid’s Disney World Virtual Field Trip.


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Indoor Activities for Children

Indoor Activities for Children

Just because your kids are home, doesn’t mean they have to sit inside bored (or run rampage on your house). We’ve compiled a list of the best indoor activities designed to help your children burn off that extra energy!

  1. YouTube Dance Along Channel 
  2. Scavenger Hunt
  3. Baking
  4. Indoor Camping
  5. Smores
  6. Write a Story
  7. Homemade Stamps
  8. Make Puppets and Put on a Puppet Show
  9. Paper Airplanes
  10. Create a Game 
  11. Rock Painting
  12. Make Jewelry Or Pasta Jewelry
  13. Origami
  14. Tie Dye or Tie Dye With Kool-Aid
  15. Build a Solar System Model
  16. 3D Pen Activities
  17. Play Dress Up
  18. Decorate Flower Pots
  19. Make Play Dough
  20. DIY Laser Maze
  21. Indoor Bowling
  22. Obstacle Course
  23. Marshmallow Shooters
  24. Alexa Games
  25. Balloon Tennis
  26. Target Golf

Want a little more variety? We’ve got you covered. We have all of these indoor activities and more on our “Indoor Activities for Kids” board on Pinterest, check it out by clicking here. And don’t forget to give us a follow at California Casualty to stay up to date on every new tip, trick, and gift we discover! Scan our Pincode with your Pinterest camera to follow:

Employee Spotlight: Patty Pizer

We have amazing employees at California Casualty. The Employee Spotlight is a new series aiming to highlight those talented individuals that make up our successful company culture and community. From human resource recruiters and learning and development trainers to claims adjusters, marketers, customer support specialists, partner relations, sales representatives, and beyond; each week, we’ll highlight a new team member, so you can get to know us better and see how our employees make us who we are as a company. 

This edition of the Employee Spotlight will feature our Senior Learning Instructor, Patty Pizer.

Patty has been with us for a whopping 23 years now and is based in our Arizona office.

Let’s get to learn Patty!

Employee Spotlight: Patty Pizer


Where are you from?

Winter Park Florida


What made you want to be a Learning Instructor California Casualty?

I love teaching; it’s my passion and I’ve been in the Insurance Industry for the majority of my working career.  So, having the opportunity to work in all facets, personal lines, commercial lines, sales, service, underwriting, and claims, I get the best of both worlds.

Over the years, I have come to know and respect the values CalCas represents. I love my job and my current capacity to help others be successful in their insurance careers!


What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of being a learning instructor is getting to work with all departments and interact with individuals within many different areas of the company. Being an instructor, my primary focus is helping prepare new hires for their new careers with CalCas, but another fun part of my job is having the opportunity to work on projects and company implementations that involve both existing and new staff.

I love it when the light bulbs go on and you can see the excitement of learning in others!

Seeing employees that I have trained grow and become successful, and knowing that I had a hand in helping make that happen, is the greatest reward.


What are your favorite activities to do outside of the office?

Traveling and learning new things!  Hiking, swimming, reading, shopping and Gabby Gourmet are also on the list.

My dream job would be to become a famous restaurant reviewer and then relax by going to see all of the great movie premieres!


Anything else you would like the audience to know about you?

I was born in Iowa, grew up in Florida and moved with my husband (from North Carolina) to 5 different states and 8 different homes! All in 30 plus years of marriage.

We have 2 grown daughters with 5 grandkids in 5 different states, so we’re a family that likes to move around a lot!


If you want to learn more about Patty or are interested in a career at California Casualty, connect with her on LinkedIn! Or visit our careers page at https://www.calcas.com/careers



United MileagePlus Member Plans European Vacation with Half-A-Million Miles Won from California Casualty

United MileagePlus WinnerDavid Williams can now point to almost any place on the globe and head there for a new experience.

David was the lucky person chosen from thousands of entries in the “Win Half-A-Million Miles” Sweepstakes from California Casualty. David, who promised his daughter a European vacation as a graduation trip, will now be able to take his entire family!

With 500,000 miles, David hints the trip to Europe will be just the beginning. “This opens up the world to us for new adventures,” he said.

One of those adventures maybe a trip to Cambodia, Thailand, and other exciting parts of Southeast Asia.

“We will be very judicious with the mileage. We appreciate the opportunity this will afford us and we are thankful for the chance to do things that we might not have been able to do before,” he added.

David, who has been traveling to China for business for the past 30 years, appreciates United Airlines and is a dedicated United MileagePlus member. “I’m an anxious flyer, but United makes the experience much more enjoyable,” he said.

California Casualty offers customers who purchase auto and home/renters insurance United MileagePlus miles. Now the most rewarding airline loyalty program allows members to qualify for first-class service with special benefits from California Casualty:

    • Great rates
    • Free ID defense
    • $500 coverage for non-electronic personal property stolen from your vehicle
    • $0 deductible for accidents with a rental car
    • Affordable towing and roadside assistance
    • $1,000 pet injury coverage
    • Skip payment options

California Casualty is inviting United MileagePlus members to buckle in for another chance to win a half-a-million miles in 2020. With 4,400 daily flights to more than 300 cities across five continents, the options for half-a-million miles are endless: a trip to Paris, a Tahiti getaway, sampling dim sum in Hong Kong, touring the sights of Rio de Janeiro or visiting the Vatican in Rome. The sky’s the limit.

David recommends that all United MileagePlus members enter because, until this contest, he had never won anything before. “I’m proof that anyone can win and I’ll be entering more contests and offers like this in the future,” he said.

United MileagePlus members can enter now at www.win500kMiles.com.


This article is furnished by California Casualty, providing auto and home insurance to educators, law enforcement officers, firefighters, nurses, and United MileagePlus members. Get a quote at 1.866.704.8614 or www.calcas.com.

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes

‘Twas two nights before Thanksgiving…..

The Turkeys are busy unthawing and the smell of pumpkin & pecan pie lingers in the air. To some, it’s a comforting feeling, to have everything all planned and in the process of creation for their Thanksgiving feast, but to others, the mere thought of Thanksgiving dinner may bring anxiety- we’re looking at you, procrastinators.

If you are like the majority of the working class, you have yet to prepare much for your big dinner. Or, worst-case scenario, maybe some of you haven’t even been to the grocery store yet to buy supplies! Have no fear, we have created a list of simple, easy, last-minute Thanksgiving dishes that you can bring and show off to your family (just don’t tell them how long it took you to cook 😉 ).

Here are 10 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes:


1. Crock Pot Fried Apples


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2. Easy ~Cheesy~ Scalloped Potatoes


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3. Slow Cooker Sweet Baby Carrots

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4. Personal Pumpkin Pies


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5. Loaded Southern Green Beans


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6. Cranberry BBQ Meatballs


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7. 5-Minute Pumpkin Cheesecake


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8. Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball


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9. Winter Fruit Salad


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10. Meat & Cheese Tray


Thanksgiving Dishes


Check out our Pinterest board Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes  for more simple dish ideas! While you’re there, don’t forget to give us a follow at California Casualty to stay up to date on every new Thanksgiving classroom game and activity we discover! Scan our Pincode with your Pinterest camera to follow:


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Generator Safety Tips and Hacks if Power Goes Out

Generator Safety Tips and Hacks if Power Goes Out

California utility companies are taking drastic steps to prevent wildfires by cutting power to up to one million households. Downed power lines or sparks during high winds and red flag fire warnings have been blamed for starting previous fires. The outages could last for days, depending on the fire threat. generator safety tips

Blackouts may reduce fire danger, but losing power can be frustrating and even life-threatening. Utility companies are urging customers to have an emergency supply kit and keep automobiles with a full tank of gas (in case gas stations in the area are without power). Also, you should have an emergency plan if someone depends on electricity for medical needs. It’s important to know how to manually open up garage doors and community gates if the power is out.

Here are some hacks that can make weathering a lack of electricity a little easier:

  1. Strap a headlamp facing into to a clear plastic jug filled with water to light an entire room.
  2. Keep a bag of stuffed animals, games and toys that don’t require electricity to occupy and entertain children.
  3. Turn cell phones off or to airplane mode to extend the battery life and have extra power packs or solar chargers.
  4. Fill your washing machine with ice to make a great cooler with a drain.
  5. Have a propane or briquette grill or camp stove with fuel for cooking (never use it indoors and make sure to have extra fuel or bags of briquettes).
  6. Store milk jugs with frozen water in your freezer to be used to keep food cold and for drinking water when the ice melts.
  7. Stock up on candles, or make your own from your kitchen.
  8. Use boxes of baby wipes if showers don’t work.
  9. Consider installing or buying a standby generator.

Portable generators can power heaters, water pumps and refrigerators. However, while it can light your home and make life a little more comfortable, using a portable generator can also be dangerous.

Whether you have used it once or a hundred times, it’s good to know these generator safety tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning and fires:

  • Never use a generator inside your home or enclosed areas like a garage – fatal fumes from the engine can build up inside.
  • Keep it away from open windows, vents and doors to keep dangerous fumes from entering your home.
  • Install battery operated carbon monoxide detectors to warn if the exhaust is seeping into your home or shelter.
  • Avoid fires: gasoline and natural gas generators create a lot of heat and can cause nearby combustibles to burn. They need to be cooled for a few minutes before adding more fuel.
  • Never plug the generator directly into a home’s outlets – it can cause a dangerous “back-feed” on the power grid that can harm utility workers and others working on or repairing power lines.
  • Avoid using generators that are wet or in puddles because they can cause electrocution.
  • Only use heavy-duty electrical cords with portable generators that are rated for outdoor use, and make sure they are uncoiled.

It’s also a good idea to have flashlights or lanterns (with extra batteries) on-hand during a power outage. Additionally, keep an emergency kit that contains enough canned food and water to keep your family fed and hydrated for up to a week. This includes extra blankets and warm clothes, and a battery operated or crank radio to keep you up to date on emergency response and repairs.

California Casualty cares about your safety. We have numerous home safety information links available at www.calcas.com/resources.


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