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11
Feb 14

Stay in a 3 Bedroom Suite at WorldQuest Resort During Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend for $127 a Night

WorldQuest Orlando Resort

The runDisney Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler race registration opens today.  After you secure your bib, then it’s time to decide where you’re going to stay for your racecation.

I have the perfect spot.

For the past two years I’ve stayed at the elegant WorldQuest Orlando Resort for Tower of Terror Weekend. The property is beautiful and for an “off-property” resort, you just can’t beat how close it is to the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort.

We were so close we could see Disney’s Characters in Flight Balloon from our balcony.

WorldQuest Orlando Resort

WorldQuest Orlando Resort WorldQuest Orlando Resort Not only is this gated property close to Walt Disney World, it is also tucked away on a private road and surrounded by natural woods.

The resort offers two and three-bedroom suites. So bring the entire family, or get a group of your closest running buddies together.

WorldQuest Orlando Resort These suites are comparable to a Deluxe Disney Vacation Club Suite. Our three bedroom two bath unit was equipped with a full kitchen, a king bed, queen bed and two twin beds. I just checked the resort website for availability and you can get this same 3/2 suite for as little as $127 a night!  The 2/2 units are even more reasonable at $112 a night. This size unit at a DVC Resort would run you well over $1,200 a night.

WorldQuest Orlando Resort WorldQuest Orlando Resort The resort offers free breakfast every morning which will save you hundreds on your Disney Racecation.  You’re not going to get that at a Disney Resort.

WorldQuest Orlando Resort WorldQuest Orlando Resort I felt very safe knowing that there was a guarded gate behind which we were sleeping every night and the resort staff are extremely friendly.

To register for the runDisney Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler visit runDisney.com

WorldQuest Orlando Resort is located at 8849 WorldQuest Blvd., Orlando, FL 32821.  If you’re ready to book your vacation please visit WorldQuestOrlando.com or call 877-987-8378.

Special thanks to WorldQuest Resort for hosting my stay. All opinions are my own.


10
Feb 14

A Sneak Peek at Eight Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Costumes

LION FISH

Lion Fish Little Mermaid disney festival of fantasy parade

Set to dance down the streets of Magic Kingdom this March in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, “The Little Mermaid” unit’s expansive Lion Fish provides a sneak peek at her new costume, featuring a fiery bodice, spotted wings, a spiny headdress and yellow eyelashes. The elaborate costume is one of 39 intricate looks created by designer Mirena Rada and Disney’s Creative Costuming team for the cast of 91 performers.  In addition to vibrant costumes, the new daytime parade will bring the magical stories of New Fantasyland to Main Street, U.S.A. through fantastic and innovative parade floats and an original soundtrack featuring beloved songs from favorite Disney films.

SEASHELL GIRL

SEASHELL GIRL DISNEY FESTIVAL OF FANTASY PARADE

“The Little Mermaid” unit’s extravagant Seashell Girl exudes under-the-sea royalty with an elegant pastel-toned gown with jeweled shell embellishments and a conch shell headdress featuring gold and pearl tiara inserts.

SWING THUGS

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Tangled Swing Thugs

Ready to barrel down the streets of Magic Kingdom this March in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, the brutish Swing Thugs of the “Tangled” unit display their ruggedness through garb comprised of leather, fur and gold-trimmed details, robust chest and shoulder pieces, sturdy belts and studded headpieces.

FLORAL MAIDENS

floral maidens disney festival of fantasy parade

The “Tangled” unit’s Floral Maidens offer a sneak peek at their new costumes featuring soft lace details, colorful woven ribbons, bright flowers and lace-up shoes with floral touches.

RAVEN

RAVEN DISNEYFESTIVAL OF FANTASY PARADE

A member of the “Sleeping Beauty” unit, the Raven, shows off his hauntingly elegant new costume featuring a Swarovski crystal embellished, gold filigree beak headpiece, colossal wings, talon-like boots and structured, armored bodice.

CHA CHA GIRL

disney festival of fantasy parade cha cha girl

The Finale unit’s vivacious Cha Cha Girl offers a sneak peek at her new costume, complete with bright blue hair reminiscent of pulled taffy, a big top-inspired fit and flare dress, star spangled tights and colorful ribbons.

LOST BOYS

lost boys disney festival of fantasy parade

Set to “follow the leader” down the streets of Magic Kingdom this March in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, a crew of Lost Boys offers a sneak peek at their new costumes featuring snazzy socks, furry plaids and tweed stripes and caps that pay homage to beloved woodland creatures.

 SWAN COURT

swan court disney festival of fantasy parade

A member of the regal Swan Court offers a sneak peek at her new costume, a soft yellow ball gown accented with an elegant feather headpiece and touches of sparkle.


07
Feb 14

runDisney May Be Hosting a Post Race Cruise After the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Disney Castaway Cay 5K Bib

Apparently runDisney is entertaining the idea of hosting a post-race Disney Cruise out of Port Canaveral following the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. At least we now know the reasoning behind moving the Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend from January to May in 2015.

Can you imagine how large the Castaway Cay 5k group would be for this cruise?!

I just completed my 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend survey and this was one of the questions asked:

We are considering hosting a special post-race cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line® for runners and their families next year. Guests can rest, relax, and recover while enjoying stops in Bahamian or Caribbean ports of call, including Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Special post-marathon programs and events will be included onboard.

If this cruise was offered, how interested would you be in sailing?

  • Definitely would be interested
  • Probably would be interested
  • May or may not be interested
  • Probably would not be interested
  • Definitely would not be interested

The follow up question asked why I would like to take a post-race Disney Cruise… “Duh! Run ALL the miles and then eat ALL the cruise food!”  And then the final question was…”Which cruise would I like to take…a 7 Night Caribbean or a 4 Night Bahamas?”

If you were asked about a post-race Disney Cruise what would your answer have been?


07
Feb 14

Disney Infinity’s Rapunzel Saves the Day Sweepstakes

Rapunzel Disney InfinityRapunzel is letting down her long hair and using her frying pan to save the day in Disney Infinity! Disney Interactive is giving away Disney Infinity’s first princess in the Rapunzel Saves the Day Sweepstakes.

For the entire month of February, fans can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a grand prize of a video game console, Disney Infinity Starter Pack and Rapunzel character figure. A different game system will be given away each week!

No Purchase Necessary. Entry/Rules: princess.disney.com/rapunzel-saves-the-day-sweepstakes


03
Feb 14

Code for Free Shipping on Disney Parks Merchandise from the Disney Store

Code for Free Shipping on Disney Parks Merchandise from the Disney Store

Code valid for three days only at the Disney Store. Order by February 5th, 2014 to receive in time for Valentine’s Day.