Dumbo Double Dare 2015

This past weekend I ran in Disney’s Dumbo Double Dare. The race consists of a 10k on Saturday followed by a half marathon on Sunday. They are intense. For running the two races you receive an extra medal, the Dumbo Double dare medal. 

The 10k 

The 10k started bright and dark. I was in my corral before 5 am. The race starts at 5:30 am. The theme of the race was Villians. Of course Cruel and Maleficent stopped by to kick off the race.  I dressed up as Snow White rather than a Villian. 

in my corral waiting for the race to start

Once the race began you got to run through part of the streets of Anehiem, California Adventure, Disneyland, Downtown Disney, and finishing by Disneyland hotel. 

photo ops during the race

Finishing was the best part and I really liked the medal. It was a replica of the Magic Mirror. 

 

after crossing the finish
    

magic mirror 10k medal

It was a great race, but I had to rest up for the half the next day. 

The half marathon 

Not only was Disneyland celebrating their 60th but the Disneyland half was celebrating their 10th anniversary. 

I was a feeling good after the 10k so I felt confident running the half.  I dressed as Minnie Mouse for the half and taped up my knees. I have previous knee injuries so I find that KT tape helps a girl with two bad knees continue running all these races. 

  

  

Mickey and Minnie kicking off the race
    

I didn’t stop for pictures on the race. I did take this at mile 5. It is wonderful running in Disneyland. The whole city of Anaheim is there to support all the runners. From marching bands, to different culture organizations everyone is cheering you on. It’s amazing. 

 

at the finish
 
all the bling
 

 
The half marathon medal was special this year. It spun around in the center. It was awesome 

Well that’s another race in the books. So happy I had my friends and my mom to cheer me on. Thanks to all the people that volunteered, strangers that passed out wet sponges, all the organizations and classic car owners that were out cheering us on. No race compares to RunDisney. I’ve been running them for several years and I plan on running them for as long as I live. I hope this inspires you to run or volunteer for a race. Thanks for reading. Have a magical day. 

Disneyland half Marathon Weekend 2015 Packet Pick Up 

It’s another race weekend at the happiest place on earth. I’m signed up for Dumbo Double Dare, a 10k on Saturday followed by a Half Marathon on Sunday.  It’s also the 10th anniversary of the 5k and the Disneyland half. 

I headed over the first day of the expo to pick up my packet and get some cool merchandise. 

   
      One day I’ll be a legacy runner. To be a legacy runner you have to run a half marathon from the inaugural race for a consecutive 5 years and all the other years after that.   

  
            

New Balance the official shoes of Run Disney has three styles at the expo, these are exclusive to Run Disney events. There is a Steamboat Minnie, Steamboat Mickey, and Tinkerbell. I have the Cinderella ones from 2014. They are good for 10ks but not for half marathons 

      

  

picked up my packet and now im done
 

My haul from the expo. I got the car magnets which I put on the fridge. I did get a coast to coast one since I did the coast to coast earlier this year. I got some pins too and a necklace. 

magnets and pins
   

And I bought two jackets. The red is fleece lined it runs a bit big not sure if it’s a men’s jacket. I got a small and I’m usually a medium. The blue one is a running performance jacket. They are pricey at $74.95 but I did get 20% with my AP discount.    These are the race shirts. When you do Dumbo Double Dare not only do you get the Dumbo Double Dare shirt you get the 10k and half marathon shirts as well. I love the designs this year.  

Thanks for reading and stay tune for more posts about the 10k and half marathon. Wish me luck! Have a magical day. 

D23 expo recap

D23 expo was this past weekend at the Anaheim convention center. It comes ever other year and it was my first time going. 

I decided to go as Vanessa, Ursuala’s alter ego on land. The costume I made turned out great.   

I got in line about 7 am the convention opened at 10 am.  

  
  
  
The nice thing is that D23 expo had stage pass for some panels. It’s basically like a fast pass so you don’t have to wait in line for hours and hours. I was able to stag a pass for the shorts panel. 

The short panel discussed the different shorts featured in the new DVD. The coolest thing was a sketch book they gave to all audience members. 

  
Another cool thing about the expo was a chance to visit the Disneyland archives.  It featured props from rides, photos, badges, and costumes.  I took a ton of photos. 

 

disneyland archieves
 
  
This was the end of the collection. Amazing!!!

There were tons of phot opportunities and amazing cosplays. I was lucky to take some photos with some amazing cosplayers. 

 
  
  

Sven let’s go save Anna
 My favorite had to be this one with Flynn Rider. Move Eric I have my eye on Flynn, Maximus doesn’t approve. Can’t help it Flynn stole my heart.   
fellow cosplayers
   
I really was a fan of cosplayers that cosplayed less popular characters, Mr. and Mrs. Darling (Wendy’s parents) Olivia (Great Mouse Detective) King Steffan and the Queen (Aurora’s parents) and the Haunted Mansion (Amber Arden’s tightrope girl was amazing)

  

There was another great opportunity to take a photo on a Star Wars speed racer. It was pretty awesome.  


I attended an artist signing of Jasmine Becket Griffith. I love her art work. Picket up a Snow White postcard.    

Disney Infinity has a booth too. Uou had an opportunity to choose one of six figurines after their interactive experience. I was one of the last in line to get this opportunity, the line was two hours long but for a free infinity figure so worth it. 

  I picked up Sadness. She’s so cute.  

  

Got to get a sneak peak of Disney Shanghai. 

 
And another sneak peek of Pandora at Animal Kingdom 

   

Plus there will be a lot of exciting with the announcement of Star Wars land in Disneyland and DisneyWorld. So much exciting new developments and expansions. It’s an amazing era for Disney. Can’t wait to see all the developments completed. 

Plus all the cute products that will come out soon for Disney style at the Disney store. 

  
 It was an amazing day and I ended the day sailing back to the sea. After all Vanessa can’t remain on land forever.     
I did buy a few things and scored some free stuff. I loved my Aristocats prints I bought and my Disney Vans. I loved the Ariel ones. Ironic that Vanessa bought Ariel shoes but it was the only way to get a little mermaid. 

  
It was a fabulous day can’t wait for 2017. Thanks for reading, have a magical day. 

Ariels at Disneyland 

My friend was in town this past week and we both decided to go bounding as Ariel to Disneyland. I went as the Kiss the Girl Ariel and my friend went as Pink Dress Ariel.  We took Flouder with us  and he did swimmingly.

   

We got a little goofy with Goofy. 

something is fishy

And we took some pictures with Ariel 

  
And lots of Princess 

  
We had some fun in Disney California Adventure with Flounder. 

  

kiss the flounder
  Taking a spin on Mater 

Flounder helped us pump gas cause flipping your fins to get around doesn’t work on land.       
 He even took at ride on Triton’s carousel.

   

And of course took a ride on the Little Mermaid, because obviously. 

  
 It was a great time and we had a blast. 

 

Thanks for reading. Hope this inspires you to bound on your next Disney trip or just for any day. Have a magical day.  

D23 expo is approaching. So excited!!!

This Sunday I will be at the D23expo in Anaheim, CA. If you don’t know what D23 expo is, it’s basically a convention for Disney fanatics by Disney. Lots of great panels and legendary artists will be there. 

I’ll be Cosplaying as Vanessa (Ursuala’s human form). So if you see me, say hi. I’m pretty proud of my costume. I made it myself. First time making a bodice with boning and thankful I had a friend that gave me some step by step instruction. In the end it turned out great. I’ll be posting a tutorial on what patterns I used to create it later on.  

  
Who else is going to D23 expo? What are you dressing up as? 

Thanks for reading! Have a magical day!

Disneyland 60th celebration. 

This past Friday, July 17th,  Disneyland celebrated it’s 60th birthday. I must admit Disneyland keeps getting better with age and goes to show it’s forever young. 

I decided to camp over night with my friend Kaitlyne. We got in line about 10:20 pm. We were moved to three different location throughout the night. Finally we got to go in. I was in the first 100. We all received buttons. This was a bit disappointing since the 24 hour party received ears. Now the actually 60th should have received ears as the 50th did. I still have my 50th ears. The date is embroidered on the back. 

I decided to Disneybound as the old Orange Grove of Anaheim.  I got inspired by a clip from the fireworks in which orange groves are projected on the side of the building and they mention how before there was Disneyland there were the Orange Groves. 

The dress is from Pinup girl clothing. The Orange ears hat is from  Hat and mouse  and the Mickey ballon purse from Sarah’s cutesy skirts.

   

My friend was lucky to secure a reservation on the Lily Belle. If you haven’t heard what the Lilly Belle is, it’s a beatiful presidential train car that isn’t always running and has limited reservation spots. If you get to disneyland first thing when it opens run to the train station and try to grab a reservation. You won’t be disappointed. 

 

We got to sit where Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp have sat.  Best thing of riding the Lily Bell besides being In a beautiful train car, you also get a commemorative ticket to remember the special day.  

  For the rest of the day we walked around and enjoyed the sites and took lots of pictures. 
  
Free cupcakes were giving out to celebrate the day.   

     

  Richard Sherman played Feed the Birds on the piano. How awesome. 

  
Took a picture with the Dapper Dammes.  

And some Dapper Dans.   

 

It was a fun day!! 

Best part I later found out that I was mentioned in Dinsey Style as one of the favorite outfits of the 60ths. Here is the article which also features so many other fabulous outfits.  Favorite outfits of the 60th
  

Happy 4th from Captain America 

Hope everyone is having a great 4th whether you’re  in the States or not 🙂 I decided to celebrate America’s birthday by Disneybounding as Captain America,  the girly version. The dress is from Hot Topic Her Universe clothing line. My Avengers pin is from disney. A cute bow I bought at a geek fair and ballon purse from Sarahs curtesy skirts.

  
I headed to Disneyland to  get a picture with the famous super hero. He definitely approved of my outfit.  


I even got one with Thor don’t ever tell him that Loki is your favorite :/ He was offended. I told him I did like him…”Umm you have a good body” lol

  
Oh and red, white and blue desserts were had. A 60th celebration cupcake (lemon with a raspberry filling) and a Raspberry Rose macaroon fillies with whole raspberries. Mmm so yummy. 

  

After dessert I got to see my favorite mainstreet performers the Dapper Dans. 

   
 

I was so happy I got a picture with them. I  love their red, white, and blue dapper outfits. 

  
It was a great day even though I was there for just a bit. I did manage to get some sparkly 60th ears. I love that they are blue. I love blue.  

It was a great way to start the 4th. Do you dress up for the 4th? Do you have a favorite superhero. 
Hope everyone had a great fourth!