Disneyland: Upcoming Events

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Actually the first event is one that’s already happened – and that’s the opening of the Celebration Roundup and Barbecue at Big Thunder Ranch. We have the menu on-line – it’s fixed price barbecue chicken, ribs, beans, coleslaw etc., served family style. There are vegetarian options, also. Though not billed as a character meal, Woody … Continue reading "Disneyland: Upcoming Events"
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A Couple Downtown Disney Dining Experiences

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I ate in Downtown Disney a couple of times last week, and thought I’d share. The first time I was on the lookout for a snack. I was thinking of getting a Mexicone at Tortilla Jo’s Taqueria, but as I was walking by Ralph Brennan’s Creole Cafe, I noticed they had a few new menu … Continue reading "A Couple Downtown Disney Dining Experiences"
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Disneyland – Miscellaneous Observations

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Just some notes and observations on some things going on or upcoming at the Disneyland Resort. As I posted in my recent blog entry, the new Celebrate! A Street Party opened on March 27. This not a traditional parade – it’s more of a traveling dance party with three performance stops, so getting a good … Continue reading "Disneyland – Miscellaneous Observations"
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Celebrate! A Street Party Opens at Disneyland

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Lee and I saw the opening performance of the new “parade”: Celebrate! A Street Party at Disneyland on Friday afternoon. According to Disney: “A cast of dancers, DJs and Disney characters invite guests to join the celebration as they take to the street for a high-energy street party featuring lively music, colorful costumes, confetti and … Continue reading "Celebrate! A Street Party Opens at Disneyland"
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Grand Californian Villas Hard Hat Tour

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On Thursday I had the opportunity to take a “Sneak Peek Hard Hat Tour” of the DVC Grand Californian Villas. These villas are still under construction – they are scheduled to open late this fall – November according to some of the literature we were given. Our tour began with a continental breakfast and an … Continue reading "Grand Californian Villas Hard Hat Tour"
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Princess Half Marathon – The Rest of the Weekend

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I’m back home now, but thought I’d finish writing about the rest of the trip. So, when we left our heroines they had just completed running the Inaugural Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. We pick up our story after they have returned to the Boardwalk and showered. Breakfast (a bagel) had been hours before, and since … Continue reading "Princess Half Marathon – The Rest of the Weekend"
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Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Race Day

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We did it!!!! And actually we did a lot better than we were expecting to do. 2:42:49, and that includes a lot of stops for photos with characters. The weather was just about perfect by my standards – it was ~56 at the start, and it was about 68 when we finished. Not too humid … Continue reading "Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Race Day"
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Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Days 1-2

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(I didn’t have time to finish all of Day 2’s activities, I’m going to pick up where I left off from Friday, and then talk about today, Saturday.) So, when we left our intrepid band on Friday evening, they were headed into Epcot for dinner, IllumiNations, and Extra Magic Hours. On the Epcot schedule we’d … Continue reading "Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Days 1-2"
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Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Day 1

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Thanks to all of you who have written wishing us good luck in the race! We need it! So, today is Friday. Yesterday was a travel day for Pam and me, and also for my husband Lee – he was in Charleston on business so flew from there instead of from San Diego with me. … Continue reading "Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Day 1"
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Disney Princess Half Marathon

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This Sunday, March 8, I will be running the Inaugural Disney Princess Half Marathon. This will be my third “inaugural” Disney race – I also did the first Disneyland half marathon and the first Tower of Terror 13K. You only get one chance to do the first one! Though men can enter, this race is … Continue reading "Disney Princess Half Marathon"
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