The Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge

January 26, 2015
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What got this runDisney girl swimming to Cape Canaveral for a cruise on the Disney Dream? Some inaugural runDisney bling was what did it, of course. runDisney took to the sea for the first time this January for the Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge aboard the Disney Dream for a 4-night caribbean cruise. The runDisney-hosted cruise featured the Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge 5K on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. For a $65 registration fee, runners who completed one race during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and then the Castaway Cay 5K during the Castaway Cay Challenge cruise were awarded the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge medal. Follow me now on my...
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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Rebel Challenge Recap

January 26, 2015
Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – Rebel Challenge Recap

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be a part of the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend—taking part in the Rebel Challenge. The weekend’s events offered runners 5K, 10K, ½ marathon, and kids races. The Rebel Challenge was offered to those of us runners who were crazy enough to do both the 10K and the ½ marathon—that’s 19.3 miles in two days, for those of you keeping track. Read on to hear of my inter-galactic tales. The 10K began bright and early on Saturday morning. The corrals were just a short walk from our Harbor Blvd hotel. Participating in this event with me were my husband, my sister,...
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May The Course Be With You

January 25, 2015
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Last weekend I participated in the Inaugural runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort. My family ran the 5K together and I ran the half marathon. The weekend also included the Wookie Welcome Party, a 10K and children’s races – none of which I attended so I can’t fill you in on those.  Sorry about that. If you have never been to a runDisney event, they are unlike any other races in the world. The biggest appeal is that the race courses wind through Disney parks and are lined with Disney characters. They are designed for fun. Although there are winners, that’s almost beside the point....
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Bon Jour, it’s Disneyland Paris!

January 24, 2015
Bon Jour, it’s Disneyland Paris!

I was very lucky in that my parents took me to Paris. We stayed right in the center of the city and just a few blocks away from a train that would take you right to the gate of Disneyland. Some people still call it EuroDisney but the official name is Disneyland Paris. After a few days of touring the great sights of Paris, we took a day and visited the theme parks. We walked to the train and boarded it to  Marne-la-Vallée, France . It was a short ride of less than one hour. Many of the people on the train were headed to the same place. When the...
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Magic Minus What?

January 23, 2015
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When traveling to Disney World there is a great number of things you will always find at the parks, including Mickey, Minnie and other magical surprises.  Did you know there are a number of things that are not available, can’t be purchased or not allowed at the parks? Gum There is no gum sold anywhere on property.  The parks have to stay clean; that’s part of what makes Disney World so awesome.  Could you imagine how much gum would be underfoot or stuck to seats if it were sold on the premises?  If you need gum, bring your own, just please remember to discard it properly when the flavor...
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Sporting a Sports Fans Disney Side

January 22, 2015
Sporting a Sports Fans Disney Side

I have traveled to Disney World at many different times of the year and it seems that during many of my trips, there have been major sporting events going on, including the 3 times that I have happened to be there when it came time for the Super Bowl. Since that time of the year is upon us once again, I thought I’d share some experiences that I have had watching sports through the years while at Disney World. Obviously the Super Bowl is one of sport’s biggest events and its popularity keeps growing and growing, whether it’s for the game itself or maybe even just for the commercials!...
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Packing For The WDW Radio Disney Wonder Cruise To Alaska

January 22, 2015
Packing For The WDW Radio Disney Wonder Cruise To Alaska

  On June 1st fans of Lou Mongello’s WDW Radio Show will come together from all over the world to meet up and sail away on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. I am so excited to go on this eight day and seven night expedition departing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Alaska, USA. The ship’s travel to Alaska will include stops in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan before returning to Vancouver. If it is anything like Lou’s previous cruises, and I know it will be, then it is going to be epic fun for everyone. Taking a Disney cruise to Alaska in June is very different than taking...
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Vintage Disney Nursery is Complete!!!

January 21, 2015
Vintage Disney Nursery is Complete!!!

I could not wait to share these pictures with you all!! I am so in love with my nursery. It could not have turned out better. My husband and I both put in a lot of time and effort to make everything just right. Hope you enjoy!! This is the crib. We got all of our furniture from IKEA online and we love every piece. I wanted a modern yet simple nursery and this crib fits in perfectly. Above the crib we hung two of the vintage Disney poster reprints. We went with “It’s a Small World” and “Snow White’s Adventures” because they are both simply classic Disney. Next,...
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