August 3, 2013

Top Ten Reasons to Be Excited about the Dumbo Challenge!

When preparing for a big race weekend, there are lots of things to be excited about.  I made a list in my mind while running this week and thought I would share it with you!

10.  A trip to Disneyland, Walt Disney's park!


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9.  Dole Whip at the Tiki Bar

Dole Whip float at Magic Kingdom!


8.  World of Color

7.  Cathay Circle Restaurant  Jenn at Eat, Sleep, RunDisney recommended this restaurant and we can't wait to celebrate here after our races are done!

6.  Fun Races with costumes! Still keeping those a secret!

5.  Seeing / meeting all our fanatic runDisney running friends!  Can't wait to meet so many people we have interacted with during the months leading up to race weekend.

4.  Park visits! We bought 4 day park hoppers and plan to cover everything!

3.  Race Expo and shopping! We tend to get in trouble at the Expos, but our credit cards love it!


The runDisney clothes are a big weakness of ours!


2.  A fun weekend with Christine! And Yes, we look forward to riding Dumbo!




1.  Lots of bling:  Dumbo Medal Trio plus Coast to Coast!  We may need a neck realignment after wearing these beauties around the parks!

We love all three, especially the Dumbo medal!

What are you excited about for the race weekend at Disneyland?  
(Pam)



17 comments:

  1. Awesome list and I agree with everything! Let the count down begin!

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    1. Can't wait Kim and yes, I (Pam) already have piles in my closet.....sad but true. I am so excited about this trip!

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  2. You both are going to have so much fun! That whole trip is worth it just for a Dole Whip :)

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  3. LOVE!I hope the Disney Merch at the expo isn't as chaotic as the Princess this year! T-minus 4 weeks til race 1/2! :)

    ~Princess Lisa

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    1. Lisa, we found the DL expo to be fine in 2011 when I ran with my sister. Hopefully it is just as good this year!

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  4. Can't wait until Carthay Circle again either!! Bring on the food!

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    1. We had to book that place after reading your post Jenn!

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  5. So excited! I'm doing a trial run of packing tonight :)

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    1. Good idea Jen. I need to get all my stuff organized to try that too!

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  6. Awesome! Dole whips are the best :)

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  7. I keep forgetting we are getting 3 of everything, hopefully I keep forgetting and the 3 shirts and the 4 medals will be a nice surprise!

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    1. Abby, I forgot about the shirts, but I think we only get two race shirts since we are running the 10k and the half marathon. We decided to skip the 5k!

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  8. Super excited for Dumbo--just PR-ed at a half Sunday and feeling strong going in. And Carthy Circle REALLY is THAT good. Try the duck wings (if you like hot/spicy), and I've heard the burger is really good--I regretted not getting it the last time!

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    1. Congrats on your PR Aly! Thanks for the tip on Carthay Circle. Can''t wait!

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  9. I'm super excited about, well, pretty much everything on that list! My husband and I are already prepared to (spend a ton in the expo and) get ourselves a pair of the special ears for World of Color. I read Jenn's review of Carthay Circle and had booked my reservation there too. They even do a combo thing where they'll reserve a spot for you in the World of Color. It's an awesome Disney 2fer!

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  10. yet another person telling you Carthay Circle is really worth it. Make sure to get the house biscuits. In fact, maybe I'll book my post Rebel Challenge meal there!

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