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runDisney: Villain Event

runDisney announced that Paris will be honoring the Disney Villains with their newest run happening September 20-23, 2018. The 21 The shadow of Thanos will take over the 5k highlighting the Marvel Universe. The 22 the evil sidekicks will come out and play on the 10k course while for the little runDisney participants (Kids Races) will be taken over by everyone’s favorite mischevious alien Stitch and some of his friends. Last but certainly not least on the 23 for the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon event will be taken over by the greatest Disney villains.

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I honestly wish I had the money to participate in this event because my mom and I are obsessed with Disney Villains and of course have been waiting to get our hands on some runDisney villain medals to add to our collection. Will you be ready to face these Disney Villains? Let me know in the comments below if you will be joining this villain event.

-Dezi

runDisney Shorts: 2018 Registration

Today I signed my mom and me up for the runDisney Shorts Celebrating Pixar! Because I am me, I had to sign us up for the series. When you sign up for the series you get finisher medal, magnet frame, resistance band, hot/cold pack, downloaded race bib, and finisher certificate. They did release a pin on the Shop Disney website, which I ordered to add to my running pin collection. I am also excited to see what other merchandise they will be putting out. Last year for Pluto’s Shorts Series I bought the shirt they had available.

file_341f9fac.jpgThe total miles is 9.3, and I plan on taking it nice and easy go to different spots near San Francisco with my pups and my mom because she helps keep me going, we motivate each other and it’s always fun having someone to run with. Plus shaking it up some with where we run instead of just our neighborhood will be a lot more exciting. We did map out some really exciting spots to get some miles in like Little Yosemite which is the place I am most excited about because it does have a lot some water falls that I am looking forward to running by. Will you be participating in this runDisney series? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

runDisney 2018-2019 Registration Delay?!

runDisney just announced that registration dates will be delayed because they are working to create a streamlined race registration experience for participants. When you visit the runDisney page this is what pulls up:

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They say more information about registration will be released June 1. Personally this sounds like they may be “cancelling” race weekends until construction is over possibly because of the amount of participants concerns. I say this because this is kind of what happened to Disneyland’s race events and I have been hearing A LOT of concern about participating in the events while the parks are under major construction.

I did run during construction for the Dopey challenge and honestly, I thought the course was pretty much the same just more mud. I did get a few laughs on the course because during the last couple of miles construction workers were out yelling at the participants saying things like: “you guys aren’t doing anything pick up a shovel and make yourself useful”. What are your thoughts? Do you think they are going to cancel and Im just over thinking this entire thing and they really are on temporary delay to better registration? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

-Dezi

runDisney Virtual Running Shorts: Series 3

Its going to be an INCREDIBLE summer! For all my runDisney participants out there, the Incredibles family will be hosting the 2018 Virtual Running Shorts! So, get those legs ready to run, walk, or stroll with a four legged friend, a two legged friend or go solo on the course of your choice.

 

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There are not one, not two but THREE individual races you can choose from all with a different commemorative finisher medal  featuring: Elastagirl, Mr. Incredible and Violet or Dash and baby Jack Jack. Now, you can sign up for them individually OR you can take on the ultimate Super Hero Challenge by signing up for the Series and receiving 4 medals. The organization for this year will be the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida who have helped inspire hope and opportunities in those who need it since 1944.

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Virtual Running 5k-June:

*Medal, Magnet Frame, Downloadable race bib, Downloadable Finisher Certificate.

-Elastagirl Completer Medal

-Time Frame June 1- June 30, 2018

-3.1 Miles

-$40

*Medal, Magnet Frame, Downloadable race bib, Downloadable Finisher Certificate.

Virtual Running 5k-July:

*Medal, Magnet, Downloadable race bib, Downloadable Finisher Certificate.

-Mr. Incredible and Violet Medal

-Time Frame July 1- June 31, 2018

-3.1 Miles

-$40

Virtual Running 5k-August:

*Medal, Magnet Frame, Downloadable race bib, Downloadable Finisher Certificate.

-Dash and Jack Jack Medal

-Time Frame August 1- August 31, 2018

-3.1 Miles

-$40

Virtual Running Series:

*Four Medals, Magnet Frame, Resistance band, Hot/Cold Pack, Downloadable race bib, Downloadable Finisher Certificate.

-Mr. Incredible and Violet Medal

-Time Frame July 1- June 31, 2018

-3.1 Miles

-$142

 

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This is the third year of the Virtual Running Shorts and y third year participating and I LOVE IT! I get my runDisney miles in, I get to run with my puppies. Another reason I love these series, is my Nana gets the opportunity to participate in a runDisney event unfortunately, her legs aren’t strong enough to ‘run’ all the way through which she would like to do in a park event but non the less she is just as addicted to the bling as I am. Will you be signing up for this Virtual Running Shorts? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

This Week In Disney!

There are two major updates that I feel need to be talked about, runDisney, Pixar Pier, and Pixar Fest!

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runDisney:

Today, runDisney put out a post about Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend which has a lot of participants a bit uneasy. In the post Disney states that the W&D registration has been temporarily delayed and they will have an update on registration later this week for W&D race weekend on Nov. 1-4, 2018.

If you are familiar in the runDisney world then you know everyones concern, if you are not well this is a similar situation on what happened with Disneyland race weekend events. During construction at the Disneyland Resort they will not be hosting any runDisney events. Do you think they are going to put a temporary hold on W&D or race weekend events? let me know your thoughts and concern.

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Pixar Pier:

There are a lot of changes undergoing on the former Paradise Pier and I am pretty excited about all of them. So here is the rundown of whats to come on Pixar Pier!

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  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company will reopen as the Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats. It will continue selling frozen treats with some lemon frozen non dairy treats.
  • Lamplight Lounge will be a two story lounge that will be taking over Ariels Grotto and the Cove Bar.

*The top level (Cove Bar will offer cocktails and light meals, where as the bottom level will have more of a substantial menu.

*March 16-May 29 will be the last chance to eat at the Cove Bar before it goes away forever.

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  • Bing Bongs Sweet Stuff will sell candy, slushies and of course Bing Bong himself.
  • Nick’s Nack will be taking over Treasures in Paradise.
  • The Angry Dog inspired by Inside Out’s Anger will be a quick service stand located in Pixar Promenade.
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel will remain the same but it is currently getting painted blue and the gondola cars will represent Pixar movies such as: Toy Story, Nemo, CoCo, Incredibles, Up, Cars, and Monsters Inc.

There are about five new themed areas/neighborhoods: Incredibles Neighborhood, Toy Story Neighborhood, Pixar Promenade, Inside Out Neighborhood, and Paradise Park.

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Incredibles Neighborhood:

  • Home of the Incredicoaster, the attraction where Jack Jack is on the lose and his family is trying to get him back.
  • The queue to the ride will have a 1950’s mid century modern look to it.

 

Toy Story Neighborhood:

  • Jessie the Yodeling Cow Girl will be taking over King Tritons Carousel. It will reopen as  Jessie’s Critter Carousel, where it will feature cute little critters.
  • Don Tomas Turkey Leg will be replaces by a huge carton of Chicken called Poultry Palace where you can buy snacks.
  • A revamped churros stand will be called Señor Buzz Churros themed around everyones favorite space ranger Buzz Lightyear.

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Pixar Promenade:

Four out of the five boardwalk arcade games will be reconfigured and there will be new plush prizes to win.

  • Bullseye Stallion Stampede will remain the same.
  • Dumbos Bucket Brigade will be replaced by WALL-E Space Spin.
  • La Luna Star Catcher will replace Goofy about Fishin’.
  • Casey at the Bat will be taken over by Heimlich Candy toss.

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Inside Out  Neighborhood:

  • The land where Pixar characters come to life.
  • It may also home a new attraction where Maliboomer (2010) once stood. It looks like it will revolve around memories. Unfortunately, no information has been released whether this is actually happen or an idea that has been scratched off the list.

Paradise Park:

  • Paradise Pier will become Paradise Park
  • It will home: Paradise Gardens, Goofy’s Sky School, The Little Mermaid Ride, Jumping Jellyfish, Silly Symphony Swings and The Golden Zephyr.

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Pixar Fest:

Pixar Fest will be coming to the Disneyland Resort, April 13 through September 3 with a brand new nighttime show and of course food.

  • Together Forever- A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.
  • Paint the Night will return.
  • Pixar Play Parade will make its debut in Disneyland.

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  • Fried Chicken Bologna Sandwich- Carnation Cafe
  • Fredrickson TV Dinner- Carnation Cafe
  • Up Merit Badge Eclair- Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
  • Up Tart-Nutella Pop Tart Chocolate Fredrickson House and Balloons- Cappuccino Cart

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Toy Story

  • Boot Beet Root Beer Float served in a souvenir Woody’s Boot- Golden Horseshoe
  • Jessies Berry Jubilee Funnel Cake- Golden Horseshoes
  • Lots-o-straw-“bear”y funnel cake- Hungry Bear
  • Lots-o-straw-“bear”y churro- Tomorrowland

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  • Coco churro (chocolate/ vanilla bean served with spiced Mexican chocolate dipping sauce)- Frontierland

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Monsters Inc.

  • Mike Wazowski Bread-Pacific Wharf Cafe
  • Sulley premium popcorn bucket- All popcorn carts
  • Mike Wazowski sipper- DCA quick service restaurants

Pixar Fest Merch:

  • Pixar Fest Logo Tees along with Woody, Buzz, Mike and Sulley
  • Pixar Fest leather tote
  • Limited release pin with feature event logo
  • Tumbler featuring an illuminated claw reaching towards an alien from Toy Story

All these changes are really exciting, at least for me. I honestly can’t wait to see Pixar Pier, and of course try all the new Pixar inspired foods coming to Disneyland. What are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.

-Dezi

runDisney Tag!

runDisney, like I’ve always said, has completely changed my life and since its Medal, Monday why not do a tag about runDisney! So runners set GOOOOO!

  1. How did you first discover runDisney?

I first discovered runDisney when my family and I took a trip to Disneyland about 6 years ago. We were walking in Downtown Dinsey when my aunt shouted: “WHAT IS THAT AND HOW DO I GET ONE?” and the guy was really nice and answered her and then we signed up.

2. How many raced have you done?

8 events (some multiple times). 13 5k’s, 6 10k’s, 11 Half Marathons, 2 Full Marathons, 9 challenges, 3 virtual,  2 coast to coast and 1 castle to Chateau.

3. What was your first run?

The Inaugural Dopey Challenge in 2014. 48.6 miles and this was my first ever running event EVER. I also did not train at all nor did I break in my shoes…

   4. What was your favorite race weekend?

Dopey Challenge 2018 because I PR and I ran it with my mom. Plus Dopey was celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary which was also in a way celebrating my 5-year running adventure which I hope to continue.

   5. What was your least favorite run?

Disneyland Paris because I was so thrown off by the mile markers because they don’t use miles, but everyone was super friendly and encouraging like every other runDisney event.

   6. What was your favorite park to run through?

Hollywood Studios in WDW and Carsland in DCA.

   

7. What is your favorite runDisney medal?

Castle to Chateau medal. I think it’s GORGEOUS!

   8. What is your favorite shirt?

2018 Goofy’s challenge and a Half shirt because it reminds me of my favorite baseball team.

   9. What are 3 songs on your runDisney playlist?

Hey Princess (Allstar Weekend), I Can Go the Distance (Hercules), and Carrying the Banner (Newsies).

 10. Do you go for a PR or do you not worry about time?

I go for a PR, I find the longer I stay out on the course the more I get into my own head.

  11. Which character do you always stop for?

None.

  12. What is your favorite pre-race meal?

Lucky charm marshmallows. I don’t like to eat before a run but if I do it’s the lucky charm marshmallows.

   13. Favorite costume you ran in?

Darth Maul. It was more of a Dinsey bound than an actual costume but I think it was close enough.

   14. Favorite costume you’ve seen someone else run in?

That is a tough one because everyone has AMAZING costumes but I will go with Thunder mountain because for the entire 10k she wore a mountain on her head and her body and there was an actual bobsled that moved around on a track. It was really cool.

I hope you enjoyed this runDisney Tag and let me know what your answers in the comments below!

-Dezi

runDisney/WDW Haul 2018!

The amount of merchandise I accumulated is insane. I honestly thought I was going to have to buy another bag just to get everything home. Thankfully, I was able to shove it all in my bag with only some complications.

To start off the haul is definitely 2018 New Years hat, I got when I first arrived at the hotel which I had to deconstruct due to the lack of room in my bag. Of course what follows the hat is the 6 running shirts I picked up at packet pick up. The Dopey Challenge shirt is definitely my favorite.

Over at the official runDisney merchandise, I thought it was my duty as a freezing participant that I buy everything that would keep me warm. So, I did…as you can tell, buy everything that would keep me warm! Plus, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy two new spirit jerseys that say runDisney and I runDisney on it. In my defense my Nani bought me one of them. I also had to buy The Dopey Challenge pin, its a tradition I started 5 years ago every event I do I have a pin to go with it.

Now for actual park shopping there wasn’t much I wanted except the WDW rose gold spirit jersey. The socks were a necessity that helped me keep my toes from frost bite. While eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table, I got a magic wand that I will treasure forever. I also bought 4 Nightmare Before Christmas Pins that look like the paintings that are in the stretching room of the Haunted mansion.

-Dezi

 

 

Star Wars Half Marathon is back?!

Yes the Star Wars Half Marathon has made its way back and I couldn’t be more excited! I know what your thinking there is no possible way because Disney took out all of their runDisney events until construction is over BUT it’s true!

Instead of bringing it back to the parks runDisney has decided to bring it back as a virtual Disney run for its first 13.1 virtual run. You get your medal, your bib and a certificate and knowing Disney they will have shirts to buy online.

RunDisney is also allowing guests to complete the Kessel Challenge where you run the Light side (virtual) and the dark side over at Walt Disney World to achieve the Kessel Star Wars coast to coast medal! Will you sign up for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Blogmas Day 11/25: runDisney

One of the most magical Christmassy runDisney events is Mickeys Holiday 5k  and Kid Races during the Wine & Dine weekend in Walt Disney World.

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The Wine & Dine weekend begins November 2-5 and the 5k and Kid Races medals are always so festive and what a way to start the holiday season by bringing home a festive Disney medal? Have you participated in Wine & Dine weekend? Let me know in the comments below.

-Dezi

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