This past year has been pretty incredible for runDisney, and as we look back it has become apparent that the ladies are stepping up their game in a big way. In fact, according to our friends at RunningUSA, 8.6 million women completed a race last year, comprising 56 percent of the runners out there. At runDisney we are proud of all our races (like my kids, I can’t have a favorite), but the response we have seen to our women’s focused races is nothing short of amazing.
So with that set-up, we have a bit of news regarding our 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend. Check out the video to learn more about what we have in store in 2015. And, as always, we invite you to follow us on runDisney Facebook, Twitter @runDisney and on runDisney Instagram for exciting news and future opportunities.
You need to know your Disney Parks holiday decorations to ID this week’s mystery image – it’s the first stumper of our special December series. This vessel out of water can be found somewhere on property and if you’ve seen it, then this week’s puzzler will be a breeze. Any guesses? Please put your answers in the comments and we’ll update the post with the answer later today.
That’s right, this holiday mystery image can be found at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. It’s right there in the Christmas tree in the resort’s lobby.
Do you have a favorite resort you like to visit during the holidays?
I recently shared with you details about an online exclusive T-shirt celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Horizons. Being a long time fan of that classic attraction, I was thrilled to see other Horizons fans shared my passion (by the way, Omega Centauri was the most popular destination selected of the three shirts we offered). When we were planning the Horizons shirt, Disney Design Group artist Casey Jones suggested we offer another shirt featuring a different classic Epcot attraction, Journey Into Imagination. Fortunately, Casey, who created the artwork for the aforementioned Horizons shirt, had artwork ready to go.
From December 4-8, 2013, I invite you to visit http://www.DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents where you will find a holiday-themed T-shirt featuring Dreamfinder and Figment. Please note that items will ship in 6-8 weeks and express shipping will not be available.
The original Journey Into Imagination attraction opened at Epcot on March 5, 1983, so this seems like the perfect year for this shirt. Casey originally created the artwork for a virtual holiday card last year for D23, the official Disney fan club.
I really want Santa Dreamfinder to bring me a replica of the Rainbow Corridor/Sensor Maze from the former attraction’s Image Works post-show. I promise I’ve been good all year.
Will you attend a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park this season?
Starting in January, three of our ships will be sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla., giving even more of you the chance to experience two of the magical lands that set Disney apart – Walt Disney World Resort and Castaway Cay.
Today, WestJet unveiled their newest custom-painted aircraft called the “Magic Plane” featuring Mickey Mouse in his famous role, Sorcerer Mickey.
On a Saturday morning in September 1953, Walt Disney stood over the shoulder of artist Herb Ryman as he sketched an idea for an amusement project that would appeal to both children and adults. Walt’s brother Roy was going to New York that Monday to line up financing for Disneyland and he wanted Roy to “show” them what he planned to build.
This photo, shot at Magic Kingdom Park during the 1972 Christmas Parade, features Doc from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” leading one of the parade’s horses down Main Street, U.S.A.
When I was younger, I loved when my parents would read stories to me. I still have my collection of Disney storybooks that I now read to my son. I can’t wait to add the newest book created especially for Disney Parks to that collection. Titled “The Magic Kingdom Storybook,” this incredible 128-page, hardback book was written and illustrated by Walt Disney Imagineer Jason Grandt. You may recall Jason from previous Disney Parks Blog articles about Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland or the Orange Bird in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom Park. This book is amazing; it’s easily at the top of my gift list this year! I recently spoke with Jason to learn more about this exciting new book.
In the 1941-film “Dumbo,” there’s a scene in which the circus comes to town in a big way – by parading through the streets and offering a glimpse at fun that awaited would-be customers in the big top. In the scene, the procession includes exotic camels, colorful clowns, Dumbo and more.