In honor of my first trip to Disneyland and the start of Dumbo Double Dare weekend being just ONE WEEK AWAY, and my excitement over making it in to the meet-up, I thought I’d write a fun little Disney-inspired post. I totally stole this from Mindy over at Road Runner Girl and Karen from Just Me and My Running Shoes (hope they don’t mind!), so be sure to check out Mindy’s post here, and Karen’s here!
Favorite runDisney Race
Well, so far, I’ve only run the Princess Half…so I’m going to have to go with that one! But I’m currently registered for the Dumbo Double Dare in Disneyland, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, and next year is the BIG ONE: the Dopey Challenge — which will include my first FULL MARATHON — followed by the Glass Slipper Challenge in February!
Favorite Disney Movie
Favorite Disney Song
Surprise, surprise…”Part of Your World.”
Favorite Disney Park
No question about it, Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom IS Disney World to me. It’s just…well, magical. No other way to say it! It’s definitely my “happy place.”
Favorite Disney Restaurant
Ah, this is a bit of a tougher question to answer! When I “do Disney,” I like to book those ADRs and have lots of Disney meal magic! (Okay, fine, I just like to eat…). A few of my favorites include:
La Hacienda de San Angel in Epcot (gotta love that Mexican food and the AWESOME viewing location for Illuminations!)
Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom (of course!)
The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom (because, you know, that’s where Pooh and the gang hang out…)
Favorite Disney Princess
Favorite Disney Character:
That would definitely be Winnie the Pooh. My other favorites are Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc., and Stitch!
Dressing Up As a Disney Character
Yes, please! I like to run in costume any chance I get, and I’ve already put together several Disney-themed outfits for local races…with lots more in the works for my future runDisney races. I’ll be revealing my Dumbo Double Dare costumes here REALLY soon!
Favorite Disney Memory
That would have to be crossing the finish line of my first half marathon. There was nothing — NOTHING — like that moment. I can’t even put it into words. The two seconds I spent crossing that finish line made all of the months of hard work that I poured into training SO very, very worth it!
Random Disney Fact
Here’s one. I tend to be a bit…commando when it comes to touring the parks. I religiously follow the touring plans in The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and, as a result, have honestly never waited more than 15 or 20 minutes for an attraction, tops…even during the summer months! (Character meet-and-greets, of course, are a different story). They really, REALLY do work…would highly recommend!
Okay, your turn…if you’re a Disney fan like me, I challenge you to write your own post…or just comment with some of YOUR Disney favorites!