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[26 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Closures at Caribbean Beach Resort, DCL 2018 Sailings, and More

What a week it’s been! We’re closing out February with major news from Caribbean Beach Resort, menus for the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, and summer 2018 sailings on Disney Cruise Line.
We found out this week that the restaurants – and pool bar! – at Caribbean Beach Resort are closing for refurbishment on May 1. The Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, and Banana Cabana Pool Bar will be affected.
Guests will have alternative options for dining in Centertown, three island markets, and a new quick service in Trinidad.
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[23 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pixar Theme Announced for 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

The 2017 runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will feature a Pixar theme, celebrating some of the most popular Pixar films and characters.
The Disneyland Half Marathon will feature a Toy Story theme, while the Disneyland Double Dare will celebrate Pixar Animation Studios.
Monsters University is the theme of the Disneyland 10K with host Mike and Sulley, while the Disneyland 5K theme is The Incredibles.
And the runDisney Kids Races will celebrate Up.
The 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is August 31 through September 3 and spaces are still open in select races. Find out …

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[22 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Previews Commemorative Merchandise for Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

The 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend starts February 23 and Disney has given guests a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise.
Participants will find several apparel items including short and long-sleeved shirts, jackets, tank tops, and running shorts. A Beauty and the Beast theme will be found throughout the weekend including entertainment, finisher medals, and select merchandise.
Runners participating in the Glass Slipper Challenge will find a race jacket, a tank top, logo shirts, and running pants. There is also special merchandise for the other races including the Princess 5K, …

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[19 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Updates Planned at Coronado Springs, Preview of Flower and Garden Merchandise, and More

Happy weekend! It was another busy week full of exciting Disney news! Let’s recap what we were talking about!
Disney announced two major resort updates at Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resort! Coronado Springs will get a 15-story, 500 room towers and Caribbean Beach is adding waterfront dining.
Could Disney be planning to build a gondola-style cable car system? Maybe.
We got a peek at the commemorative merchandise for the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
Disneyland is featuring special Beauty and the Beast-themed food and special experiences. And this summer, Disney California Adventure …

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[18 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney and PANDORA Jewelry Team Up to Design Finisher Medal for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Disney and PANDORA Jewelry have teamed up for the first time to design a finisher medal for a runDisney event.
The Tinker Bell Half Marathon finisher medal was created by Disney Yellow Shoes art director David Brotherton and PANDORA Jewelry. The medal features Tinker Bell and a bit of bling.
The other finisher medals for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend are also a lot of fun. The Never Land 5K and Tinker Bell 10K finisher medals feature fan-favorite characters from Peter Pan.
The runDisney Kids Races medal features Disney Captain Jake and …

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[13 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Registration Opens February 14 for 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon

Registration for the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon – the 25th anniversary of the race weekend – opens February 14 at at 12 p.m. ET.
The 2018 Marathon Weekend takes place January 3-7, 2018 at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Races for the weekend include: the 25th Anniversary Marathon, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Walt Disney World 10K, Walt Disney World 5K, 5th Anniversary Dopey Challenge, Goofy’s Race and a Half, and the runDisney Kids Races.
Prices for the races vary from $185 for the marathon and/or half marathon, $120 for the …

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[13 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series Returns this Summer

The runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series is returning this summer.
The series features virtual races, which are a great way to jump start training for runDisney events or other races.
The 2017 Virtual Races will go on sale on April 11. The series includes three 5K races that can be completed on a course of your choice, including treadmills.
Participants in the series will receive a finisher medal for each 5K completed plus a challenge medal for completing all three virtual 5Ks.
The charity for this year’s event is the Pet Alliance of Greater …

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[8 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: New One-Day Dining Plan Testing, WDW Marathon News, and More

You did it! You made it through the first week of 2017! It was a busy week of Disney news, so let’s check out what you might have missed.
Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom between January 12 and February 22 have a chance to try the new ‘Dine on the Go’ one-day quick service dining plan.
This new one-day quick service Dining Plan gives guests one quick service meal before 4 p.m. and one quick service meal after 4 p.m. The cost is $29 for adults and $12 for kids ages 3-9.
Today …

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[6 Jan 2017 | One Comment | ]
runDisney Cancels All Running Events for Saturday, January 7

runDisney has announced that all running events planned for Saturday, January 7, during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend have been cancelled.
The cancellation was announced as the weather forecast is calling for an ‘elevated risk’ of lightning in the area and the fact that some areas of the race course do not provide access to shelter.
The half marathon and the runDisney Kids’ Races are the two events that are cancelled. The Health & Fitness Expo will not open until 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Runners who were registered for the half …

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[3 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives Preview of Merchandise for 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This weekend marks the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Disney has given fans a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise that is available.
Participants can purchase apparel for every race this weekend including short and long sleeve shirts, jackets, and more. Logo merchandise will also be available.
Merchandise for the 5K and 10K races include shirts, hats, pins, and car magnets.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the marathon so guests will also find commemorative anniversary merchandise featuring Donald Duck.
A new collection – Running with Character – is making …