The best of Pixar Fest in Disneyland Resort! As an introduction to the opening of Pixar Pier and all things Disney Pixar (especially the premier of Incredibles 2), there's a new celebration in town. It's Disneyland's equivalent of the Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World. There's been a blast of Pixar touches- big and small- added to the Happiest Place on Earth. Now the Pixar-iest place on the West Coast, here's the best of Pixar Fest in Disneyland to help you navigate. Stretch a leg. Let's go! The Best of Pixar Fest in … [Read more...]
How runDisney Saved My Butt. No, Really.
It's not all tutus, tiaras, and Trader Sam's. Over the past six years, the runDisney brand has been all that and more; camaraderie, sunsets over Cars Land and World Showcase, and many, many a celebratory dinner. See the world! The side effect (even if unintended) of same? Fitness. My physical therapist self kinda knew this all along, but to be honest it was a backdrop to the magic and medals in my timeline. Until now... The invisible side effect of my twenty half marathons and umpteen 5Ks? Core strength. My oh my, that came in … [Read more...]
Walt Disney’s Apartment Decks the Halls
Look who has decorated for the holidays. Christmas tree and all! We all know Walt Disney's apartment will normally have a lit antique lamp in its window overlooking Disneyland's Town Square. It is a tribute to the man and his dream, and it signifies that his spirit remains in his beloved park. Folklore has it that the only time the lamp's light would be extinguished would be if Lillian or one of Walt's daughters was visiting Disneyland Resort. As this park transforms into a twinkling and sparkling winter wonderland, Walt's apartment is … [Read more...]
Best Pre/Post Race Restaurants in Disneyland
Eating is important. Eating at a Disney Park is fun. Eating for runners is crucial and should be fun. In picking my Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Dining Must~Dos, there were two stand outs that racers seem to gravitate towards. I thought I'd share my best pre- and post race spots for eating what you need AND what you like. Pre-Race Top Pick: Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria Located in Downtown Disney District, this authentic Southern Italian eatery is a casual, colorful and energetic stop during your pre-race … [Read more...]