Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Info

Here is some new information for all you lucky people who will be running during the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend in just a few short weeks! I wish I could go this year, but alas, I cannot do all the Disney races in one year!

Events & Schedule

Health & Fitness Expo
Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Family Fun Run 5K
Disneyland Resort
5:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Disneyland 10K
Disneyland Resort
6:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013

runDisney Kids Races
Downtown Disney District
10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pasta in the Park Party
Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree inside Disneyland® Park
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Disneyland Half Marathon
Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim
5:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013

2013 Medals!


For Runners
For ChEAR Squad and Pasta Party Participants

Packet Pick-Up Authorization Forms
(if you are unable to attend the expo yourself)

Half Marathon Participants
10K Participants

Dumbo Double Dare Participants

5K Participants

Kid’s Races Participants

Course Maps

Half Marathon Course
5K and 10K Course

Other Info

iGiftBag Runner Access
Official Race Program

Runner Tracking (for spectators)

Final Race Instructions

Half Marathon
Dumbo Double Dare



Kid’s Races

ChEAR Squad

Pasta Party

Corral Assignments




QOTD: Will you participating in any of the races during this half marathon weekend?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekly Recap 7/22 – 7/28

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday; I had a busy and fun weekend with family and friends. You know how it goes! So, since I did not do my recap yesterday, I will take care of that today.

This past week was post-triathlon of course, so I tried not to overdo my workouts, but starting today, it’s back to business and my goal is to do more strength training!

Also, I know it’s not running related, but I saw the movie ‘Pitch Perfect’ on Saturday, and I HIGHLY recommend it! It’s absolutely hysterical!

My workouts this week:

Monday: Rest Day/Stretch

Tuesday: 4 x (800 meters fast pace + 400 meters walk)

800 meters pace = 8:45 min/mile
400 meters pace = comfortable walk

Wednesday: Rest Day/Stretch

Thursday: 4 Mile Maintenance Run (Pace: 10:20 min/mile)

Friday: Rest Day/Stretch

Saturday: 6 Mile Long Run on the treadmill (Pace: 11 min/mile)

Sunday: Walk at the Park

Monday Motivation!

QOTD: How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Funny Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a weekend of fun and relaxation, and what better way to start off Friday but with some running humor?! I hope y’all get a good laugh, and have a wonderful weekend!



Aaand my personal favorite running meme of all time!  

QOTD: Do you have a favorite running meme?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My Hope for Universal Studios

As much as I LOVE Disney, it is not my only fandom. Harry Potter is a huge part of my life as well; I started reading the books when they were first published when I was in elementary school, and I grew up reading them over and over again. I always went to the midnight book releases and waited in the excruciatingly long lines for the midnight movie showings.

When The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in July 2010, my dad took me to visit as my college graduation/pre-moving-to-Australia present. Upon entering Islands of Adventure, I sprinted on slick ground through the rain to the newest addition of the park, then bawled like a baby upon seeing my beloved Hogwarts castle in person for the first time. It was a dream that had finally come true!

This passion brings me to my one and only point for this blog post. I truly hope that Universal Studios someday notices the huge success of runDisney and starts putting on races as well. I would love for them to host a half marathon each year that is themed around Harry Potter. Also, how fun would be it be if they did a triathlon based around the Triwizard Tournament?! I honestly think it would be a great business decision because runners would go nuts; people love Harry Potter just as much as they love Disney!

Robert and I when we visited the WWOHP in 2011SAM_0055

If it catches on (ha, like it wouldn’t) they could even add more races with the different movie themes around the parks, such as Marvel superheroes, Dr. Seuss, Jurassic Park, etc. They could even do kid’s races themed around the Dreamworks movies, such as Madagascar and Shrek!

Dear Universal Studios, if you somehow see this post, please think about this. The possibilities are endless when you enter the world of runners; I honestly think it would be a great business decision and people would have SO much fun!

QOTD: Would you like to see Universal Studios start putting on running races? What theme would capture your attention the most?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Race Recap – Cooper Sprint Triathlon

Saturday morning I woke up at 5 AM for my first ever triathlon. The transition area opened at 5:30 AM for set up and luckily it was only a quick 5-10 minute drive for Robert and I to get to the race. After getting ready, I ate a Clif bar and drank a water with Nuun, then we headed out and arrived around 5:45 AM. The transition area was already filled with people, and I set up my station. I loved that we had assigned bike racks based on our bib numbers! It made things very easy. In fact, the whole race was incredibly well-organized. While getting set up, I chatted with a few other newbies as well as a seasoned tri-athlete who gave me some advice to help me have a better race experience.

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Instead of the usual tracking chip on the race bib, they had us put on ankle trackers that activated our timers, which I thought was pretty cool! About 5 minutes to race start, they had a few announcements and reminded us all about USAT rules and regulations; I had NO idea there were so many things that could get you time penalties or disqualifications!

Also, side note, while the race officials were speaking, a golden retriever went in to the pool for a nice swim! It was adorable and absolutely hilarious!




After standing in the race start line to get into the pool for about 45 minutes, my race began!

350 meter swim – Time: 8 min 55 sec: When I registered for this race, I had no idea how long it would take me to swim this distance, so when they asked for an estimate I put 20 minutes. I think I may have slightly underestimated myself, haha! The swim was more tiring than I expected (my triceps are still sore!), but I pushed myself as much as I could, and only had to pass two people. Nobody was swimming on top of each other while I was in the pool which was very nice, considering I could see how incredibly competitive it was for some of the starting athletes. The swim portion was definitely a success!




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Transition 1 (T1) – Time: 3 min 48 sec: When I got out of the pool, I felt slightly and temporarily dizzy (I blame it on the swim cap – they really compress to your head) but managed to run to my transition station and took a gel, put on my bike gear, and head out as fast as I could. One thing I learned here is if you minimize your transition time, it can REALLY help your overall time.



12 mile bike ride – Time: 51 min 43 sec: The bike portion of the race was a lot of fun! Despite some strong headwinds, I managed to get every mile under my expected 5 min/mile. I was so excited each time I looked down at my Garmin and saw that I was beating my own expectations! I also found out at mile 10 that riding a bike and taking a gel at the same time is not easy. Next time I will probably just wait until T2 to do that. I finished strong and headed to T2 to rack my bike!

Transition 2 (T2) – Time: 1 min 54 sec: This transition is theoretically very easy. All I had to do was rack my bike, remove my biking shorts and helmet, put on my hat, and GO. However, my legs felt like jell-o; I could barely tell that they were moving! I grabbed a cup of PowerAde on my way out to the 5K start hoping that my running legs would make their way back sooner rather than later.

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5K run – Time: 27 min 15 sec: With my glutes feeling close to numb and my legs like rubber, I began running at what felt like a snail’s pace. All I could think was oh my gosh I did not know it was going to be like this, I was banking on the 5K to be my strongest leg of the race! Amidst these thoughts though, I fought through it and kept running, and when my Garmin beeped to show my first mile’s pace, I gasped and my jaw hit the ground; my first mile was a 9:30 pace! This gave me a HUGE surge of motivation and power! I eventually passed my cheer squad, and gave them a huge smile and a wave before finishing the race. I did not know my official Tri time, but I knew my 5K time and I was so proud and incredibly excited!



After the race, they served us a great breakfast; I ate a whole wheat pancake, some turkey bacon and an orange. Robert went off to check out finisher times and came back with great news, saying that not only had I beaten my hoped finishing time of 2 hrs, but I crushed it with a time of 1:33:37! They didn’t have medals at this race, but honestly that is ok with me; I did it for the experience and the fun, and I can honestly say that I will definitely be doing more triathlons in the future!

QOTD: So who is thinking about doing a triathlon now? :0)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Weekly Recap 7/15 – 7/21

Hey everyone, I hope you all have had a great week! I had my first Triathlon experience on Saturday morning, and I had SO much fun, and learned so much! I can’t wait to tell you all about it; the recap will be up tomorrow!

My workouts this week:

Monday: Rest Day/Stretch

Tuesday: 2.5 Mile Tempo Run (Pace: 9 min/mile)

Wednesday: Rest Day/Stretch

Thursday: 3.1 Mile Maintenance Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Friday: Rest Day/Stretch

Saturday: Cooper Sprint Triathlon (Recap to come!)

Sunday: Driving back to Houston

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Long and I heading to the race startDSC03037 

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QOTD: Did you try anything new this week?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Safety First

Safety is an important issue to consider for all athletes. I know many people, including myself, who enjoy running outdoors and running solo. Heck, even if you have a running partner safety will always be essential.

Road ID bracelets are a great accessory to have when you go out running/biking/swimming/etc. For those of you have aren’t sure what this is, it is a very useful piece of gear that could be your life-saver in case of an emergency. It will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself.

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To further your safety, though, is the new FREE phone app that is to be used in conjunction with the road ID bracelet. Currently available for the iPhone (don’t worry Droid users, the app will be launched for us soon!), the Road ID app has wonderful features for athletes. In addition to real-time workout tracking, it keeps you connected with your family to create peace of mind for all.

Here are some of the unique features of this app:

1. eCrumb (electronic breadcrumbs): Allows your family and friends to track you in real time when you go outside.

2. Stationary Alert: This is a fantastic optional feature that advises people of your choice if you stop moving for over 5 minutes.

3. Customizable Lock Screen: In case of an emergency where you are unable to speak, this feature will allow someone to see important information on your phone’s lock screen. It can include information such as name, city, state, emergency contacts, and pertinent medical information.

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For more information, click here.
For FAQ’s about this app, click here.
To order a Road ID bracelet, click here.

QOTD: Do you often run outdoors? Do you have a Road ID product, or would you purchase one?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Race Prep – Cooper Sprint Triathlon

This Saturday I will be participating in my first ever Triathlon. The Cooper Sprint Triathlon distance for each leg of the race includes:

1. 350-meter swim in a 50-meter outdoor pool

2. 12-mile bike ride (two loops) on a flat, concrete, urban road

3. 5K run with aid stations located at each mile

Race Goals: It is almost engrained into my personality to set lofty goals for myself. For my first 10K, I set a personal goal to finish in under an hour, which I joyfully did! However, I had done quite a bit of training for that race. I feel like this is much different since I really have not done much training for the swim and bike portion. I have done enough to know that I am perfectly capable of completing them, but not near as quickly as others.

With all of this in mind, I would love to finish this race in less than 2 hours, because I believe it is a tough, yet doable goal. Most importantly though, I want to finish this race knowing I gave it everything I could possibly give. I want to cross the finish line strong but I do not want to say anything along the lines “well I think I could have done more.”

Saturday’s weather is undoubtedly going to be HOT. Since it is in Dallas, however, the humidity should stay relatively low to my usual training conditions in Houston. That being said, I will still be hydrating with water and Nuun all week.


Race Strategy: The race start is at 7 AM, and the transition areas open at 5:30 AM. My plan is to arrive around 6 AM and get my bike and accessories situated in the first transition area.

Swim: For the swim, I plan to push my freestyle pace as hard as I can knowing that I do not have to do much else with my arms for the remainder of the race. I will not allow myself to get frustrated due to a herd of people swimming on top of each other. I will pass people if I need to and allow faster swimmers to pass me.

T1 (Transition 1 – from swim to bike): I have read that first time tri-athletes can get very overwhelmed by T1 because they lose sight of their bike when it gets overrun with everyone else’s stuff. In order to ease any possible stress, I plan on putting a bright neon bandana on my bike to make it easy to spot. Also during T1, I will lightly dry off my legs and feet, put on my compression running shorts, along with my bike shorts over that. Then I will put on my socks, shoes, helmet, and sunglasses, and hit the road.

Bike: I want my run to be my strongest leg of the race, so I am going to bike fast, but not ever let my legs feel so bad that it could affect my running. I will focus on hydrating while biking so I won’t have to stop during the run portion. At mile 10, I will take my energy gel.

T2 (Transition 2 – from bike to run): I have been told this is by far the hardest transition because my legs will probably feel like jell-o from being on the bike so long. All I need to do for this transition is rack my bike, take off my bike shorts and helmet, and just go!

Run: I want to feel hydrated and ready to do great since the run is where my strength truly lies. I know it will be hot but if I could stay under 30 minutes for the 5K, I would be thrilled! However, this goal will be secondary to how I feel. If I need to stop at an aid station due to the heat, then I will.

I think I have a pretty good strategy for Saturday, but of course there are things that could happen that are out of my control. I do like to go in with some kind of grasp on what I want to do though; it helps with nerves, and feeds my ‘Type A’ desire to plan!

QOTD: Do you set specific goals for each race? Do you go in with a strategy in mind?

Monday, July 15, 2013

ABC’s of Me

This post has been circulating a lot of the blogs I read lately, so I thought I would join in on the fun! Here are a few fun facts about me!

A. Attached or Single?

B. Best Friend?
 My hubby of course :0) Also my three friends who were my ‘bridesmen’ at our wedding!

C. Cake or pie? Cupcakes are the best. But between cake and pie, I would probably choose cake.

D. Day of choice? Saturday of course!

E. Essential Item?
 This is a tough one. Probably my phone since I never go anywhere without it.

F. Favorite color? BLUE! More specifically, turquoise, because it reminds me of the ocean!

G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy bears, unless they are the sour worms. Those are so yummy.

H. Home town?
 I was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but with my dad being in the Navy, we moved every 2-4 years. So I can call many places home :0)

I. Favorite Indulgence? Anything with chocolate and peanut butter!!

J. January or July? I am inclined to say January since I am so looking forward to the Tinker Bell half marathon, but July is awesome too because there are always lots of BBQ’s!

K. Kids? Nope.

L. Life isn’t complete without?
 My family!

M. Marriage date? September 17, 2012.

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N. Number of brothers/sisters?
 One very awesome younger brother!

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples!

P. Phobias?
 Snakes. I can’t even go in to the reptile house at a zoo without being a nervous wreck!

Q. Quotes? I have many favorites but here is one from the top of the list:

"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney

R. Reasons to smile?
 I have many reasons to smile! To name just a few…my family, Disney, and reaching fitness goals!

S. Season of choice? This changes depending on how it feels outside. Currently, my favorite season is Fall.

T. Tag 5 People. Anyone who reads this and hasn’t done this post yet, you are tagged!

U. Unknown fact about me? I lived in Hawaii for 4 years when I was younger, and swam with dolphins!

V. Vegetable? Red bell peppers dipped in hummus… SOOOO good!

W. Worst habit? Picking at scabs… I need to just leave them alone!

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Neither.

Y. Your favorite food? Peanut butter, chocolate, cheese…the list goes on and on…lol

Z. Zodiac sign? Sagittarius

QOTD: Choose any question on this list and answer it in the comments!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekly Recap 7/8 – 7/14

Happy Sunday! I apologize for the lack of posting on Friday. To be perfectly honest, this week has been exhausting and Thursday night I fell asleep and completely forgot about doing my blog for the next day.

Monday and Tuesday I was sick (sinus problems are no fun), but on a great note, Robert and I are officially registered for the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon! I still cannot believe it sold out in less than TWO days! So, all in all, it has really been a great week even though I missed my first couple workouts.

My workouts this week:

Monday: Sick/Rest Day

Tuesday: Sick/Rest Day

Wednesday: 4 x (800 meters fast pace + 400 meters walk)

800 meters pace = 8:45 min/mile
400 meters pace = comfortable walk

Thursday: Jillian Michael’s Six-Week 6-Pack (35 minutes)

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 6 Mile Long Run on the treadmill (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Sunday: Walk at the Park & 8 Mile Bike Ride

Sunday Motivation!

QOTD: Do you work out or rest when you get sick during training weeks?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cycling Training

This past Sunday, Robert and I went for a bike ride so I could get a feel for the bicycle I am borrowing from a family friend. We went about 8 miles in 40 minutes, which is exactly where I was hoping I would be; this will help me gauge my finishing time for the triathlon that is coming up in a week and a half. I don’t know if a 5 minute mile on a bike is considered “fast”, but I do know I am definitely happy with that time!

I have to admit this was my first bike ride for my triathlon training – crazy right?! Honestly, the biking portion of the triathlon is what scares me the most. Not because I can’t do it though; my dad and I used to go bike trail riding all the time. What scares me is all the things that can go wrong during this portion of the race, and how very limited my knowledge is for fixing bikes. I have to ride 12 miles during the race, and what if a tire popped at mile 5? I would have to run/walk with my bike for the remaining 7 miles!


All of this anxiety build up has caused me to put off my cycling training, but after riding on Sunday, I can say that my worries have dwindled down SO much. Everything went great, and I had forgotten how much fun it is to bike ride! I also think it helped that I bought a pair of bike shorts with padding earlier that day to help with any discomfort and soreness from being on a bike seat for so long.

So now I just need to figure out small details for the Triathlon, such as what I will be doing during each transition and how long each transition should take. Luckily, my friend Long (same friend who did the Wounded Warrior Half with me) will be doing this race with me, and since he has done triathlon’s in the past and is also training for a half iron man, I will be absorbing any and all information he has to share!

QOTD: Do you enjoy bike riding? Have you ever thought about doing a Triathlon?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Registration for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

Tomorrow morning (July 9th, 2013) at 12:00 PM ET registration officially opens to the public for the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend. The races and events this weekend take place January 16-19 2014. I cannot wait for this race – I will be registering right away!

For those of you who wish to register, or are thinking about registering, here is the information you need regarding pricing and scheduling.

**Note that you must download your race waiver online and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo.

Packet Pick-Up Authorization Forms
2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Packet Pick Up Authorization Form
2014 Tinker Bell 10K Packet Pick Up Authorization Form
2014 Never Land Family Fun Run 5K Packet Pick Up Authorization Form
2014 Tinker Bell runDisney Kids Races Packet Pick Up Authorization Form

Schedule of Events

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Expo
Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014

Never Land Family Fun Run 5K
Disneyland Resort
5:45 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014

Tinker Bell 10K
Disneyland Resort
6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014

runDisney Kids Races
‘Simba’ Parking Lot near the Downtown Disney District
9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pasta in the Park Party
Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Disneyland Hotel
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tinker Bell Half Marathon
Disneyland Resort
5:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Tinker Bell Half Marathon
$175 by August 13, 2013
$190 between August 14 and October 15, 2013
$205 on or after October 16, 2013

Tinker Bell 10K
$95 by August 13, 2013
$110 between August 14 and October 15, 2013
$125 on or after October 16, 2013

Never Land Family Fun Run 5K
$70 per participant

runDisney Kids Races
$20 per child

Proof of Time (NEW!)

If you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 3:15 hours, proof of time is required from a certified race (10K or longer) that takes place after January 1, 2012 (otherwise you will be placed in the last start corral). It must include the following information:

  • Name and Date of Race, Distance, Finish Time
  • City and State

To provide or update your proof of time,

You will no longer be able to bring proof of your estimated finish time to the Runner Relations booth during the Expo and have your start corral placement changed.

QOTD: Will you be signing up for any of these events tomorrow?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Weekly Recap 7/1 – 7/7

Good morning everyone! I don’t know about y’all, but I am already ready for the fall season. This heat and humidity is getting to me, and as much as I love pool time and BBQ’s, I could go for some days where it’s a lot easier to spend more time outdoors without sweating so much!

My Saturday run took place on the treadmill again. I know that dealing with the natural elements is part of being a runner, but I am still proud of myself for doing what is most important – and that is getting the miles done!

My workouts this week:

Monday: Jillian Michael’s 6-Week Six Pack (35 minutes)

Tuesday: 4 x (800 meters fast pace + 400 meters walk)

800 meters pace = 8:45 min/mile
400 meters pace = comfortable walk

Wednesday: Jillian Michaels Killer Buns & Thighs Accidentally took a nap – Oops!

Thursday: 4 Mile Maintenance Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 6 Mile Long Run on the treadmill (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Sunday: Rest Day, but may go on a leisurely bike ride later this afternoon

Sunday Motivation

QOTD: How was everyone’s week? Have you ever accidentally fell asleep when you were supposed to work out?

Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July

I know it’s a day late, but it was a holiday so I was out celebrating! I hope everyone had a fun, delicious, and safe Independence Day! I am very proud to be able to say that I live in this wonderful country, and thank you so much to all the soldiers – past, present, and future – that fight for our freedom!

Robert and I had a couple of friends over and we BBQ’d by the pool, enjoyed the beautiful outdoors on a much needed day off, then watched some movies. It ended up raining during the late afternoon/evening so it was perfect to sit out on the balcony and enjoy a beer while watching the rain. I am also happy to report that I got my 4 mile run done!

QOTD: What did you do for the 4th of July? Did you have a race?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tinkerbell 10K Announced

Although there have been rumors floating around for awhile about a possible 10K during the Tinkerbell Half Marathon weekend in 2014, runDisney has now made it official! The Tinkerbell 10K will take place Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 6 AM (the day before the half marathon). Registration for the weekend’s events, which include a 5K, 10K, and half marathon, opens next Tuesday, July 9th at 12 PM ET.

Check out this adorable runDisney video for the official announcement!

With the fantastic news of the 10K, and what is sure to be a gorgeous new medal, comes just one small disappointment for some; there will be no official challenge offered for those who desire to do both the 10K and the half marathon. My only thought as to why runDisney is doing this is to deter people from signing up for both races in hopes that the growing popularity of the 10K race distance will bring in new runners who have yet to experience the magic of running through the Disney parks!

QOTD: Will you be signing up for any of the races during Tinkerbell weekend? Are you excited about the 10K?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Planning for Tower of Terror

A few days ago, I received my first runDisney email for the Tower of Terror 10-Miler. I am so excited! Yes, we are still about 15 weeks away from the race, but what can I say? I enjoy celebrating the little things in life!


Robert and I also ordered our tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (for Friday, October 4th)! This is the first time for both of us to be at Disney World around Halloween time and we are SO excited; we have heard great things about this event. I must admit I’m really looking forward to the Hallo-wishes show, trick-or-treating (I am a choc-o-holic), the Boo to You Parade, and dressing up!

QOTD: Have you ever attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Would you want to?