This is always a crappy week for me. 13 years have gone by and that one day still continues to have such a strong impact in my life. Each year gets better but it’s never easy. Much love to all my family and friends out there who have supported me through the years <3
Moving on to the lighter topics of Disney news. WTF is up with this Frozen attraction replacing Maelstrom business?? This is making me slightly irate! I love Frozen….no seriously, it’s one of my favorite Disney movies ever. Awkward Anna is like me in character form. However, a character based ride like this does NOT belong in the World Showcase. First, World Showcase is supposed to “showcase” (hence the name!) the culture of the countries…I’m pretty sure Arendelle is not a real place, so no. Second, can you imagine the bottleneck traffic this is going to cause?!?!?! Norway is not a large pavilion and Maelstrom even has queues that go out into the square. Can you imagine this business?!? Blech. This belongs in Fantasyland, NOT World Showcase.
OK, clearly I need to move on from my frustrations because I could go on for days! Let’s talk about the Disneyland Half Marathon! This week I featured 2 great recaps of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon. The first was from a back of the packer (like me!) who made some amazing friendships along the way. And the second was from a first time runDisney runner AND half marathoner…so fun to see this race through her eyes!
It’s hard to believe that it’s now less than two weeks until the Disney Fit Challenge. I’m going a little crazy that the WODs haven’t been announced yet, but hopefully that will happen in the next few days. In the meantime, to clearly NOT prepare, I’ve been indulging in some local food and drink. Yesterday, B and I went on another super fun Taste of New Haven tour where we sampled food and drink from some of New Haven’s best establishments, as well as learned a lot about the city’s rich history along the way. Oh and of course I had to take a photo with one of the locals…
Lastly, I want to hear from you. First, what Disney Parks Transportation would you Kill, Refurb or Marry? Any idea on where the monorail falls in my picks?
Then, I want to know how how you stay fit on vacation. My friend John LOVED the fitness centers at the Animal Kingdom Lodge during his most recent trip. I want to know what you do!
I also want to know who is excited about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! I know I sure am…it’s my favorite time of the year!! I’ve been studying the DFB Guide to the 2014 International Food & Wine Festival in preparation for my trip in 2 weeks and it is making me SO excited for all the new stuff I can try this year. Have you checked it out yet?
Make sure to come back this week as I will have more coverage of the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and Hannah will have more tips from her Mission to Marathon series! Oh and I might have some Food & Wine Festival tips…I just can’t help myself but talk about all the foodie awesomeness!!
Have a great week!