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RAD Reads and Weekly Review: July 30, 2013

It’s been a slow week for me around here because my Mom was visiting from South Carolina!  It’s the first time I’ve seen her since WDW Marathon Weekend in January so we’ve been spending a lot of time catching up.  Sometimes it’s important to unplug and spend time with the ones you love, even if it means falling behind on your blogging every once and a while 🙂


In case you missed it, here’s what’s been happening on Running at Disney this week:

And here’s what’s new over on RAD Living:

Now on to some RAD Reads…I’ve fallen behind on my running & fitness reading, but I’ve get a bunch of great Disney stuff for ya!

Running & Fitness Posts
Carrots ‘n’ Cake looks at a variety of different running workouts.

Disney Posts
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free in WDW indulged in some beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory…SO excited about these!

Main Street Gazette takes a look at some of the best cast members in WDW.

Imagineering Disney has some great construction photos of the Contemporary Resort.

Eating WDW enjoys Roxanne’s Kitfo Leb Leb Flatbread on Jiko’s new menu…YUM!

Disney at Work has some rumors about the expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A Pinch of Pixie Dust shares her early impressions of My Magic Plus.

Weekly Review
I dealt with some dehydration earlier in the week, but managed to get some good workouts in.  To view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: 3.2 Mile Run
Monday: CrossFit: Back Squats, Pull Ups & Wall Balls
Tuesday: CrossFit: Power Clean, Dead Lift, Clean & Jerk
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: CrossFit: Hang Squat Cleans, Push Jerks & Running
Saturday: Yoga – 75 min

Since Mom was here and we were traveling around a bit, I didn’t get a long run in this weekend, but I did take her to her first yoga class and she LOVED it!  I’m going to get back at it this week…along with blogging on the regular!

New to Me – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New to Me - DHS copy

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will forever remain MGM to me.  This park holds a special place in my heart because it is the first park I remember the opening of.  I remember riding the Great Movie Ride over and over and over again…it was truly groundbreaking at the time.  When I was 10 my dream in life was to be one of the cast members working on that attraction.  Oh how times have changed…

I have done almost everything in this park because it is a favorite of mine, but also because of it’s small scale.  It’s easy to get most of the attractions in while visiting.  But alas, there are still a few attractions (mainly shows…shocking!) that I haven’t experienced.  Let’s take a look…

The American Idol Experience

I’m not a big fan the the American Idol television show and have actually never watched any of the seasons, so I think that’s why I’ve never been to this show.  It also seems very time consuming and I haven’t wanted to devote that much of my day to something I most likely won’t enjoy.

Animation Academy

Now this is something I REALLY want to do, but always forget about it.  Probably because it’s hidden away in a corner of The Magic of Animation.  I’ve actually tried to go into this a few times, but have just missed the show and didn’t want to wait for the next one.  Yes, I’m impatient.  I’m not a very good artist, but this looks like a lot of fun!

Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage

I have seen the actual Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast and I think this play a large part in why I’ve never seen the show at the Studios.  This just seems like a condensed version of that show.  I’ve also seen that the seats are bleachers with no backs on them…that doesn’t seem comfortable, especially on a hot day.  However, I do love the songs from Beauty and the Beast so maybe I’ll give it a shot someday.

Hollywood & Vine

Since I don’t have children, I feel a little strange about eating at the Playhouse Disney buffet for breakfast or lunch.  For dinner, you are more likely to find me at Hollywood Brown Derby (new review coming soon on that!) than at a buffet.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m just not a huge buffet fan, so nothing about the menu here appeals to me…at all.  I don’t see this in my future anytime soon.

The Voyage of the Little Mermaid

For some reason, this attraction also feels strange for me to see without children.  I’m not really sure why, but it does.  This also fits into my not liking shows thing.  Now with the new Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction at the Magic Kingdom, I think I have my fill of Ariel.  But like Beauty and the Beast, I do enjoy the music from this film so maybe I’ll give it a shot before it disappears one day.

What attractions and restaurants are new to YOU at Disney’s Hollywood Studios??  

Do you prefer shows or ride along attractions??