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Long post alert!!! So I really wanted to post this the last couple of
days but was too tired to write a novel. So after this long weekend of
Run Disney events, I was at first annoyed and have been for some months
about the all of a sudden increased popularity of the Disney races and
how difficult it had become over the past 9 months to sign up for an
event but my annoyance turned to joy after this weekend. I have been
into heath and fitness since high school and its always been a big part
of my life and for the most part always been pretty fit. I had done my
fair share of marathons before my days of joining MouseWait but the year
before I joined MouseWait I had been in a bike accident on the
boardwalk in Newport and broke my ankle and cracked my wrist in 3
places that required two surgeries and was in a cast for over 10
months. I had gained quite a bit of weight during that time that
carried over until 3 years ago until I decided after a year plus of
being injuried and at about 50 pounds hevier than I am now that I wanted
to do the Disney marathon for the first time in 2 years and my good
friend who some know YTheRum Ryan, wanted to do it also...That training
regiment that the both of us did separately and working up to this event
and the next has really turned both our lives around like no other.
Since then I have lost 50 pounds, I have a body fat percentage of
17percent and still working to lower that, the increaed energy levels,
my mental state of happiness and a fitness level that I have never
expeinced in all my years. 3 years ago and in years past when I finshed a
half martathon I could not walk down stairs and was in pain for days
and could not run for a week plus. Now days, no pain, worked out for
hours yesterday and today and ready for more!! I'm amazed at how good I
feel these days and still have a lot of work to do to reach a lot of my
fitness goals but am determined! The reason whey I am telling you all of
this is because I really have seen a lot of people the past year plus
do something that they never thought they were able to do in running a
half marathon, running a 10K or 5K, it really does not matter which one
it is as for a lot us the accomplishment is no bigger than the other.
During this time I cant tell you how many people I know that have turned
over a new stone in life and really made running and living a healthy
lifestyle that was all started by the desire to run a Disney
marathon...Its no secret that a lot of people would never have ever
thought of running a race in their life but they really wanted to for a
few big reasons, number one being they wanted to run through the parks
and experience that, the second big one was seeing that their peers were
doing it and it gave them the courage to want to do it! The amount of
support that goes on in here has honestly been overwhelming for those of
us who are running a marathon for their first time or their 10th time.
Its because of a lot of you that for the first time since I joined
MouseWait that after the race I ran into so many people I know and I was
proud of every single one of them. It doesnt matter if you finished the
race in 150 or 350 or did not finish at all you still tried and did
your best and nobody can take that away from you. When you dig deeper
its really not a race at all but trying to accomplish something for
yourself and yourself only.,,,To bring it all back to what I was saying
at the beginning, I was annoyed at how hard it was to join a Run Disney
race but I'm ok with that because what I have really realized is that
Disney has gotten folks that normaly would never do soemthing like this
to do it and train and try and live a healthy and active lifestyle and I
support that 120%...Congrats to all the runners this year and hope that
we seem some more new faces come TinkerBelle this January!!
GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!
unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. Automated crowd prediction calendars are worthless--the UNFORECAST is where it's at!
Update for the week of Monday, August 25th:
Park hours: DL (9am-10pm weekdays, 9am-12am weekends); DCA (9am-9pm weekdays, 9am-10pm weekends). Since the parks are closing earlier during the week, Fantasmic will only be shown Friday-Sunday, World of Color will be shown at 9pm and the "Magical!" fireworks will be shown at 9:25pm daily (weather permitting).
FYI: this is a last full week to participate in "Legends of Frontierland" in Frontierland as it concludes on Monday, September 1st. Also, the Adventure Trading Company's last day in the jungle will be Monday, August 25 and will move onto a new adventure, so make sure to catch them!
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet to moderately busy this week as many schools go back this week, but there's also still quite a few people getting their end of summer vacation in at the Resort before school starts after Labor Day for them. But, reminder that this weekend is the Disneyland Half Marathon, so expect crowds to pick up Thursday and/or Friday as runners and their families come in for this weekend's events. And make sure to keep an eye out for any road closures late Saturday night to mid Sunday morning if you are coming to the Resort this coming weekend!
July was arguably one of the slowest months of the year (some say the Sunday on Independence Day Weekend was the slowest day of the year). However, we saw crowd levels rise Sat Aug 2, and they've been steady through today (Aug 5). With the Socal passes coming good Aug 18, we should see good crowds throughout the end of the month. - Admin Aug 5, 2014 2:23PM
New "Music of Nashville" event coming to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree running on weekends, starting on July 18. To read more info: click here. - BaseballMickey_CM Jul 9, 2014 11:04AM
So far this summer, Saturdays have been the quietest days of the week due to the Annual Passholder block outs. Today, wait times weren't too bad in both parks, with crowd indexes hovering around 60-70 at DL and 50-60 in DCA. - BaseballMickey_CM Jun 28, 2014 11:24PM
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Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is only a few weeks away! Watch the trailer below. In the second season, we go back to 2005 to show you what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Birthday. Events from the VOYAGEERS also appear in this season--get ready!
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