August 7, 2013

A giveaway just in time for an upcoming runDisney trip!

When packing for a trip to Walt Disney World or the Disneyland resort, the usual items are included on your list such as sneakers, shorts, tee shirts and the like.  But when the trip involves running and racing through the parks a whole different list for packing is put in place.  Many bloggers have shared their packing lists and one list in particular from Jenn at Eat, Sleep Run Disney is the one I use for my trips.  I have added some things that are necessary for my comfort and aid during the race weekend too.

My closet shelves have started to accumulate the necessities for our upcoming trip and during my recent trip to London, I found a really cute item at the Primark store on Regent Street!  These little cosmetic bags are perfect for small items like Road ID, Garmin watch and charger, IPod, extra safety pins, etc.

My new cosmetic bag!
When flying to Disney for races, I have always been a carry on only girl. However, packing can get a bit tricky when the trip is for more than four days and a flight is involved. Our upcoming trip to Disneyland for the Dumbo Challenge is a five night stay, so a tiny duffel and back pack will not be enough.  I finally decided on my small rolling duffel that can be carried on for my flight from Atlanta to the Orange County Airport. Carry on for me is a stress reliever and that is important when I am traveling and it involves several flights to reach my destination. Be sure to have all your necessary race day items in your carry on should you decide to check your luggage.  It is easy to replace shorts and tee shirts, but all those items that are needed for your race (s) would be much more difficult to purchase.

Now for the fun part!  I bought a few extra Minnie cosmetic bags and we are giving one away!  Who would like this for their upcoming trip to Disneyland or any other Disney trip?  And you may find an extra goodie or two in your case! Use the link below to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 How do you pack for these trips?  Do you pack light and carry on too?
(Pam)

54 comments:

  1. I would love to not have to worry about loose laces and tripping!!!

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    1. The prize is the Minnie cosmetic bag only.

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    2. When you go to tweet it it still says Lock Laces :) just an FYI!

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  3. Totally Love Love Love this! Fingers crossed! so nice of you ladies to offer this up! Thank You!

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  4. Been waiting for what seems like forever for the Tower of Terror 10 miler and the Halloween 5K! Also doing the Wine and Dine 1/2 for my first time this November! Exciting!

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  5. I'm doing the GSC next year & it will be our honeymoon (4 years later ha!). I carry on my running gear & essentials but check the rest. I tend to overpack :-)

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  6. I'm going tomorrow! To WDW for my husbands graduate school graduation ceremony. Celebrating at our magical place of course!

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  7. I never check luggage, even before they charged a fee for losing my luggage. I have a really cute case from lesportsac in an "it's a small world" print with a glockenspiel keychain for my watch, charger, safety pins, etc.

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  8. Disneyland for Dumbo weekend!!! See you ladies there! :)

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  9. I am going to "Disneyland" this November with my daughter and husband.
    It will be our 1st trip to California. Id love this bag for the trip!
    Have a great time at DumboDare Pam & Christine!

    Thanks!!

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  10. I'm running my first Disney race in October - Tower of Terror 10 Miler. So excited!!

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  11. I would love to win a Minnie Case. I don't have a cosmetic bag, so everything goes into a 1 qt clear Ziploc baggie and is all under 3 oz. I travel by plane a lot...so I like it easy going through security. But this bag is so cute, I would love to win it.

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  12. my next Disney trip is DL for dumbo! SUPER cute bag!

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  13. Love the Minnie case! It would be great for all the Disney races we have scheduled!!

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  14. My next trip to Disney is in 81 days for the Food & Wine Festival!

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  15. Unfortunately my next Disney trip isn't until February for Princess. Wish it were sooner.

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  16. We aren't going until next November. Waiting for my boys to get a little bigger!

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  17. My next Disney trip is in January for marathon weekend! LOVE that bag!!!

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  18. My next Disney trip is the Princess Half Marathon Weekend for the Glass Slipper Challenge! I have been pondering trying to sneak in a weekend trip though...

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  19. Cute bag! I try my best to pack light with only a carry-on as well; makes life so much easier.

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  20. I'm doing the GSC next year. When I went to the PHM this past February, they wouldn't allow carry- ons (which had my running gear in) b/c the flight was too full. So I had to carry my shoes in my purse for the day. It was kind of humerous having to take my shoes out every time I had to get my wallet or something.

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  21. My mom, daughter, and I are going to Disney for the Wine and Dine Weekend in November. Super excited to run through the Animal Kingdom!!

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  22. My husband and I are planning to go to Disneyland in May as graduation present to each other for completing graduate school! We are so excited! I am so excited to hear about your trip to Disneyland in a few weeks! The race looks like fun! Enjoy! Leah F.

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  23. I am going to Disney in November for the Wine and Dine Half! Woo hoo! Girls trip with my sister and best friend!

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  24. My next Disney trip is to run The Dopey!!!

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  25. My next Disney Trip is Wine and Dine in November!

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  26. I'm going to Disney in January to run my first full marathon!

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  27. This bag is adorable! I'll be in DL for Dumbo, WDW for Wine and Dine and again for Dopey! I just can't get enough of run Disney!!

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  28. WIll be headed to Disney for the GSC in Feb!

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  29. Plotting and planning for Tinkerbell Race Weekend January 2014!

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  30. My next trip is Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend!

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  31. My husband and I just got back from our Disneyland trip last night. Wish we could have delayed for the runs, but its too difficult for us to travel far over Labor Day weekend. Have a blast when you're there later this month!

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  32. I'll be at Disneyland in a few weeks too! I know some people who went all the way to Europe for a half marathon and the airline misplaced their luggage so they didn't get to do the race. It made me do a double take because the guy used to coach a charity running team and they always told participants to keep race stuff in carry-on luggage if a flight was involved. I don't know what he was thinking. Better to be safe than sorry.

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  33. Super stoked for DDD in Disneyland!! My 3rd RunDisney event and my husband's first! Looking forward to sharing it with him.

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  34. I love the bag! So cute! Hoping to run wine and dine '14

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  35. My next Disney Trip is going to be the FIRST for my twins! We will be in Disneyland for a whole week December of this year, to celebrate the twins turning 3!

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  36. I love how cute this little bag is!! My next Disney trip is for the Glass Slipper Challenge. I'm so giddy about it, I almost wish the year would hurry up and pass (but not really) :)

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  37. Cant wait! Hope to see you two at Disneyland and the Dumbo Double Dare!!

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  38. My next Disney Trip is Disneyland for the Dumbo...so excited!!!!!

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  39. I am always at Disney!!! =D I love it I am a big fan and currently training for the Disney Full Marathon!!

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  40. My next Disney trip is a surprise week in November at WDW with my husband and five children. Then I'm headed back for Princess Weekend to take on the GSC! So excited!!!

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  41. I can't wait for Disneyland, it is going to be so much fun! It is funny, I had the same idea of carrying on my running stuff (you just can't replace your running shoes or costume) and checking a bag of regular clothes! Great running minds think alike!

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  42. Going to Disney for the Marathon weekend in January!

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  43. Can't wait to join you ladies at Disneyland in 22 days!!

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  44. We are going the first week in December. Can't Wait!! Hoping to do either Wine & Dine in '14 or the Princess half in '15. Just started running about 2 months ago. Love the blog and look forward to reading every post!

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  45. No Disney trips planned as of now :( Unfortunately it seems like it'll be a little while til we return so I'll have to live through your trips ;-)

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  46. Next Disney trip is to Disneyland for Dumbo's Double Dare! :0)

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  47. We are planning our next trip to Disneyland for Carsland!
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  48. I'll be at the Wine & Dine for my next race there, but will be visiting several times before. =)

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  49. I'll be at PHM in February with the family, and we drive from NC -- and we tend to pack the opposite of light! It's getting better now that both of my kids are past the baby stage, at least.

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  50. We just got home from our Disney trip on Saturday. I'm trying to plan another visit in January.

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  51. Hope the packing list helps everyone! :) Hope to run into you while there!

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