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RAD Recap for June 15, 2014

Today I’ve been decompressing from our big family barbecue yesterday.  B’s entire family (all 23 of them) came to visit from NY yesterday.  I don’t think we’ve ever had more than 8 people over before so this was quite interesting.  I was nervous, but it turned out to be a really great day!  The food was great, we had a lot of laughs and even some hula hoop contests!

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This week I also recapped days 2 & 3 of the CrossFit Games Northeast Regional and took a look at the 2nd week of my CSA…it’s all about greens this time of year!

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It’s been quite an exciting week in the world of runDisney!  First let’s start with Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend.  I knew this was going to sell out fast, but the rate it sold out is insane!  The Rebel Challenge (Star Wars 10K & Half Marathon) sold out in a record breaking 26 minutes with all of the other races not far behind.  And faster than you can say Wookie, the entire weekend was sold out in about 2 hours! Pretty incredible.  The big question is…Did you get in?!?

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More news from the West Coast this week was the big reveal of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend medals. As Katherine pointed out that the ribbons for this year might be cooler than the medals themselves and I kind of have to agree…they are pretty rad!

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In other happenings, Richard stopped by to share his transformation story, John was back with more Anaheim Antics and his recap of the Laguna Hills 10K, and I took a look at the Epcot pre-shows in a fun game of Kill, Refurb, Marry.  Do you have a favorite Epcot pre-show?  Here’s mine:

And last, but certainly not least, I want to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day! Especially to my Dad…he’s pretty awesome and was the driving force behind my Disney obsession. Without that I never would’ve started on this Running at Disney journey and accomplished some of the most amazing things in my life.  Thanks Dad 🙂

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Have a great week everyone!

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Kill, Refurb, Marry: Epcot Pre-Shows

Kill-Marry-RefurbThese months are sure going by fast because once again it’s time for another Kill, Refurb, Marry!  This months topic is Epcot Pre-Shows. When I first heard of this topic, the first thing that popped in my head was the pre-show from The Living Seas.  You know, when it rained and rained and rained…the deluge…followed by a trip on the hydrolators, oh how I would like to marry that pre-show! Sadly it has been permanently killed so I had to come up with some other options.  Here we goooooo….

Kill – Test Track

OK…I know what you’re going to say…Sarah, this was just refurbed…what?!  Well, I just don’t like it!

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Honestly, I just don’t understand the new theme at Test Track.  I wasn’t sure what I was doing when I was building my car…none of it made sense.  There were no instructions and the whole thing felt very rushed.  Then when on the attraction, it was like Cars met Tron and we were being taken on some sort of trippy ride that just doesn’t make any sense!  Why is that MAC truck covered in neon?? Where are we going??  Ok screw the pre-show…this whole attraction just needs a redo

Refurb – Soarin’

Let me start by saying that I love the pre-show at Soarin’  I mean how can you not love Puddy?! However, it just feels more like loading instructions rather than a full on pre-show.  What if it could be more…

The queue for Soarin’ has been known to push the 2 hour mark.  Yes, they have added some interactive games in there, but for the most part that is the more boring queue EVER.  Why not expand on the story?  Make a mini-film for guests to watch about the crew and maybe some silly mishaps they encounter along the way.  Laughter is the best way to forget about you boredom of standing among giant white walls for hours…am I right??

Marry – Ellen’s Energy Adventure

This is by far the best pre-show in all of Epcot…hands down.

Ok, it might be a bit dated (Alex Trebek still had a moustache!), but the humor is still very relevant.  Also, I think this might be one situation where the pre-show is better than the attraction itself.  We all know the jokes about Universe of Energy Ellen’s Energy Adventure…it’s where you go to get a rest from the heat and take a mid-day nap.  I have to agree that the attraction is a bit of a snoozer and I have taken my fair share of naps there.  However I am always alert and often laughing out loud during the pre-show.  STUPID JUDY!

So those are my choices…what about you?  Which Epcot Pre-Shows would you Kill, Refurb & Marry??

Make sure to visit This Happy Place BlogMouse on the Mind and all of the other great blogs participating in Kill, Refurb, Marry today!

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