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RAD Recap for August 2, 2014

So as I’ve been going through my photos from California this week, I realized I took over 1,000 photos.  I think I have a problem 🙂  I have a few posts coming up in the next few weeks exploring my new love of Disneyland.  Yes, that’s right I officially fell in love with Disneyland this trip…a VERY different experience from Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend last year.

In the meantime, enjoy this full ride through of Radiator Springs Racers from our trip!

Big runDisney news this week was the announcement of the Pixie Dust Challenge during the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend.  Like the other half marathon weekend challenges, runners participating in both the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and the Tinker Bell 10K will receive an extra medal for completing both.  Early registration opens this Wednesday at noon EDT.  Will you be taking on this newest challenge??

runDisney also revealed the medals for this year’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  I love the spinner design of the Wine & Dine Half medal, but I’m really not a fan of the ribbon.  What do you think?

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Also this week Julia stopped by to share her transformation story and I shared some photos from our trip to the CrossFit Games.  Check it out!

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Hope you’ve had a great week and that you make this one RAD!!

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Breakfast at Flo’s V8 Cafe in Disneyland

Mmmmm breakfast…one of my favorite meals of the day!  I particularly love when you can find different and unusual breakfast options.  So when I first saw the menu at Flo’s V8 Cafe, I knew I had to have breakfast there when I went out to the west coast for the Disneyland Half Marathon!

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Nestled in the back of Carsland and overlooking the amazing Radiator Springs Racers, Flo’s V8 Cafe is like stepping back in time.  Back to the neon and nostalgia of the 1950s…it’s SO FUN!

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I went in knowing what I was going to order.  Ever since the restaurant opened in June 2012, I knew what I was going to order…Chicken Tamale Breakfast please!  This is a chicken tamale with scrambled eggs, salsa verde and pico de gallo.  Right up my alley! The only problem with that dish is that I can’t eat eggs..sigh.

Oh well that was no problem!  They took the eggs out and let me substitute for a side.  WIN! Obviously I went with the amazing hash browns for my side…I mean, how could you not get that for your side?!?

As I was waiting my special order, I noticed the fun beers they had on tap for the later crowd.   Now I don’t like IPAs, but the Racer 5 IPA looks intriguing enough for me to try!

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We waited a few extra minutes and got our meals…oh man!

The chicken tamale (sans eggs) with a side of potatoes was beyond amazing!  Honestly, I still dream about this dish…

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B went with the more traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns and a biscuit.  Oh man was that biscuit good!!

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We grabbed a booth overlooking Radiator Springs Racers and went to town on this meal!

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I have to say, even without the eggs, this is a meal I crave to this day!  That salsa verde is SO GOOD!!  Wait…did I already say that?! 😉

As a Walt Disney World regular, I can’t help but be sad that this is not an option over here.  That “California cuisine” needs to make it’s way east because it’s amazing!!

Have you eaten at Flo’s V8 Cafe for breakfast?  What is your favorite Disney breakfast?

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Countdown to Disneyland: New Experiences

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I am now only 2 weeks away from arriving in Disneyland for the first time…squeeeeeeee!!!!!  This trip has seriously snuck up on me and the closer it gets, the more excited I am getting to experience all of these new things!  There are so many that it’s a bit overwhelming to think if I will actually be able to fit it all in.  But I’m sure gonna try!  So here are a few new experiences that I’m most looking forward to:

Fantasyland

Yes, ALL of Fantasyland.  I love dark rides…LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  I’m beside myself with excitement over getting to finally ride the Alice in Wonderland attraction….it has been on my Disney bucket list since I first saw it on a World of Color episode as a kid.  Then there is Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, the Storybook Canal Boats, the Casey Jr. Circus Train and well obviously the Matterhorn Bobsleds!  I’ve heard that the entire feel of Fantasyland is much different than in WDW and I plan on spending quite a bit of time there…that’s if screaming children don’t drive me out!  🙂

Indiana Jones Adventure

This looks like one of the best attractions out there.  Ever since it opened in 1995, I have been dying for imagineers to get rid of the stunt show at the Studios and put this attraction in.  Obviously they haven’t been listening to me.  I love this movie series and I can’t wait to go on an adventure with Indy!

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

Another dark ride!  This is one of those attractions that has always intrigued me.  I was (and still am) a big fan of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  I remember seeing the film for the first time while away at summer camp in 1988!  This attraction just looks silly and like it will have me in hysterics the entire time!  Hopefully all the spinning won’t make me sick…

Cars Land

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Well this should be obvious.  Yes, Radiator Springs Racers looks beyond amazing and the other two attractions look quirky and fun, but what I’m most looking forward to is just immersing myself in the land.  The funny thing is that I’m not even a big fan of the Cars movies, but I am just blown away by all of the details I have seen in photos from here.  And I particularly can’t wait to see it at night…all that neon!!

a bug’s land

Now this might seem strange because I don’t have kids, but I love the idea of being shrunk down to the size of a bug and that everything is giant around you.  I mean, how cute are Flik’s Flyers where you get to ride around in raisin box “hot air ballons”?!?  This area kind of reminds me of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, which I loved as a kid.  I also don’t think I will seem as creepy walking around a bug’s land as I would in the playground…

World of Color

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Everyone says this is a MUST DO!  Don’t kill me here, but I have to say that the idea of this show doesn’t thrill me and I would probably be fine if I didn’t see it. Seriously, don’t kill me!  That said, I already have World of Color reservations at the Carthay Circle Restaurant for the first night of our trip so I will be seeing it.  I also have this feeling that I’m going to magically fall in love with it and want to see it every night after that…we shall see.

What new experiences were you looking forward to at Disneyland on your first trip?