Register today for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon

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Today is the day to register for RunDisney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon!  The race weekend starts with the Fall Feast 5k on Friday November 3rd, continues with the Wine and Dine 10k on Saturday November 4th, and concludes with the Wine and Dine Half marathon on Sunday November 5th.

If you participate in both the 10k on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday and run all 19.3 miles you’ll complete the “Two Course Challenge” and earn a third medal for doing both races.

These races are a bit pricey, but there is nothing like a Disney race as far as entertainment and quality.  The medals are exceptionally beautiful, and everyone is treated like a world class runner.

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Head to the RunDisney website to register today at noon!

Once you’re registered let ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com help you plan your “Run-Cation” . She has run many RunDisney races and challenges, as well as the Coast to Coast challenge twice.  Her planning and booking services are always free of charge to you, so why not take the stress out of planning!  Email her today for your free quote!

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Register Today for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

Today is the big day to register for the Avengers 1/2 Marathon Weekend at Disneyland!  Registration opens at noon, so don’t miss your opportunity to show your bravery and be the super hero you know you are inside.

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The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon will take you through Disneyland, California Adventure Park, and through scenic Anaheim, including running through the Anaheim Angels Stadium!

Don’t miss your chance, RunDisney races tend to sell out quickly!

Never been to Disneyland?  Don’t fear, Ashley is here!  Ashley with Charming Travels can help you plan your trip for your RunDisney “race-cation”  She has run Disney races both at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, earning her Coast to Coast distinction twice!  She can help you plan your trip and book for you once you’ve registered for the race!  Contact her today- Ashley@Charmingtravelsllc.com

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Register Today for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Today is the big day to register for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World!  Registration opens at noon, so don’t miss your opportunity to run during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival.  (Edit to original post- Registration has been moved to 3/29/16)

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The Wine and Dine will take you through 3 Disney parks and this race is unique because it takes place at night (edit to original post- this race is no longer at night and a 10k has been added).  Additionally, there is an exclusive after hours party at the Food and Wine Festival for participants!

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Don’t miss your chance, RunDisney races tend to sell out quickly!

Never participated in a RunDisney event?  Do you wanna take the hassle out of planning?  Don’t fear, Ashley is here!  Ashley with Charming Travels can help you plan your trip for your RunDisney “race-cation”  She has run Disney races both at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, earning her Coast to Coast distinction twice!  She can help you plan your trip and book for you once you’ve registered for the race!  Contact her today- Ashley@Charmingtravelsllc.com

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Register Today for the Disneyland Half Marathon

Today is the big day to register for the Disneyland Half Marathon!  Registration opens at noon, so don’t miss your opportunity to run the “Happiest Race on Earth.”

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The Disneyland Half Marathon will take you through Disneyland, California Adventure Park, and through scenic Anaheim, including running through the Anaheim Angels Stadium!

Don’t miss your chance, RunDisney races tend to sell out quickly!

Never been to Disneyland?  Don’t fear, Ashley is here!  Ashley with Charming Travels can help you plan your trip for your RunDisney “race-cation”  She has run Disney races both at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, earning her Coast to Coast distinction twice!  She can help you plan your trip and book for you once you’ve registered for the race!  Contact her today- Ashley@Charmingtravelsllc.com

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RunDisney- Mark Your Calendars!

If you’re interested in running a Disney race in 2016 or early 2017 be sure to mark your calendar for the registration dates!  Disney races tend to sell out quickly, so you’ll want to register on the day they open!

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Disneyland Half Marathon weekend- September 1-4, 2016                                  Registration opens February 2, 2016

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Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend- November 4-5, 2016               Registration opens March 15, 2016

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Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon- November 10-13, 2016           Registration opens April 5, 2016

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend- January 4-8, 2017        Registration opens April 26, 2016

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Star Wars Half Marathon- The Light Side – January 12-15, 2017  Registration opens June 14th

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Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend- February 23-26, 2017 Registration opens July 12, 2016

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Star Wars Half Marathon- The Dark Side- April 20-23, 2017     Registration opens August 9, 2016

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Tinkerbell Half Marathon- May 11-14, 2017                                      Registration opens September 20, 2016

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Are you interested in booking your trip for your running trip?  Let Ashley (a Disney Runner) help you plan your trip!  Contact her today- Ashley@Charmingtravelsllc.com

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California Here I Come- Day 1in review

Alright, after a long day at work for both my husband and myself we boarded a plan in Ohio and headed to Los Angeles for RunDisney’s Avenger’s Half Marathon Weekend!!!

The first thing that I learned on this trip is that flying after work is exhausting, especially when it is a 7 + hours in the air kind of trip. When I originally planned the trip in my mind it was going to be WAY better to fly out on a Thursday after work so that we could hit the race expo AND enjoy more park time on Friday.  I still think this was the right choice, but eeesh with the 3 hour time difference and waking up at my normal Ohio time, I’m pooped and the day hasn’t even begun.

All flights went smoothly AND we got a fun bonus… as we were eating our dinner waiting for our first flight, a man asked if anyone was flying southwest (which we were) and handed me 4 drink vouchers to use on the plane!!!  SCORE!  What a nice way to start the trip and take the edge off on a long trip!

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We got into LAX at 11:20pm California time, so 2:20am Ohio time… LONG day!!!  After getting our bags we were ready to hit the road by 11:45 or so.  When I booked our trip I had purchased round trip transport on the Disneyland Express.  Much to my dismay when our travel documents arrived I realized that our flight was coming in far to late to use this bus service and that it was non-refundable.  Lesson learned.  There are other shuttle services that run 24 hours, but after having so much fun and success with Uber on or Disney World trip we decided well in advance that we would just take Uber to our hotel in Anaheim.

I won’t call using Uber for our hotel ride a mistake per say, BUT at midnight there were absolutely no Uber X drivers at LAX (I don’t know if that was the time of day or if that is standard practice for Uber out here), so we had to take “Uber Select” which is considerably more expensive.  The reason that I won’t call it a mistake, is that after 7+ hours on a plan with VERY little leg room, riding in the back seat of a BMV 7 series with leather interior and dual climate control was a DREAM!!!  But for a nearly 40 minute car ride from LAX to anaheim it was WAY more expensive than I care to admit that I paid for a car ride.

We got checked into the beautiful Best Western Stovall’s Inn around 12:30 pm and hit the hay!  I am excited for Day 2 of our adventure because that’s where the fun is!!!  Day 2 will be in the parks, race expo at the Disneyland Hotel, (hopefully a nap), hanging out with friends that live out here, and a drink at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar!!!  Have a great Friday mouskaholics

30 Day Disney Challenge- Day 9 “Favorite Character to Meet

Confessions of a Mouskaholic's 30 Day Disney Challenge

Confessions of a Mouskaholic’s 30 Day Disney Challenge

Alright, Day 9,  and my favorite Disney Character to Meet.  I am going to break this one into two categories- Animated Characters, and Face Characters (Just because interacting with the two are quite different.)

So first, my favorite animated character to meet is Tigger!  He has been my favorite since I was little!  He’s so fun to meet (I’ve met him both at Crystal Palace, and in the park).  I love him so much that for my first Marathon ever (at Disney of course) I dressed up at Tigger!  I was so proud to get a picture with him and my marathon medal the following day! (And our course I can’t find the picture… MEH!!!!)

Me with Tigger at the Crystal Palace (Day before my 2nd Disney marathon!)

Me with Tigger at the Crystal Palace (Day before my 2nd Disney marathon!)

Me dressed as Tigger for my first Disney Marathon!

Me dressed as Tigger for my first Disney Marathon!

So in the other category, “Face Characters”-  it is definitely Mary Poppins!  She is so fun to interact with!  I’ve met her at both the Magic Kingdom (by the carousel) and at Epcot (in the United Kingdom).  During my last trip I asked her if I could take a “selfie” with her, and she didn’t miss a beat!  Her response was “Is that like a self portrait?  I have never heard of a selfie.”  I love the movie, and I love Mary Poppins (never just Mary)

Me with Mary Poppins for our "Self-Portrait"

Me with Mary Poppins for our “Self-Portrait”

Who are your favorite characters to meet?

Want to plan a trip to meet your favorite Disney characters?  Be sure to contact ashley@charmingtravelsllc.com for your free quote!  Her planning services are free of charge!

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