Feb 15

2015 runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Medals Revealed

2015 runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Medals

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend is one of four runDisney race weekends scheduled for 2015 at the Disneyland Resort, doubling the number of races held in 2013.

In 2015, the race weekend will again be anchored by the 13.1-mile half marathon through Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and the streets of Anaheim. The half marathon course will include music, entertainment and Disney characters at various junctures as well as runners in colorful costumes.

The race weekend also features fun for the whole family, including the Never Land 5K on Friday, May 8, and the runDisney Kids Races on Saturday, May 9. Additional elements include:

  • There will be a runDisney Health and Fitness Expo Thursday through Saturday (May 7-9) showcasing the latest running merchandise, as well as guest speakers – all geared toward women. The expo is free and open to the public.
  • Runners and their families can also attend the Pasta in the Park Party inside Disney California Adventure Park to “carb up” for the next morning’s races.  Families and friends can enjoy ChEAR Squad amenities to help them cheer on the runners.
  • Any participant who completes both the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in May will earn a special pink version of the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge Medal. The coveted medal features the likeness of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse with a pink overlay and lanyard.

The inaugural Pixie Dust Challenge, designed for runners with a pinch of Tinker Bell’s own sense of adventure, gives runners the thrill of running the Tinker Bell 10K and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Runners who complete the challenge will receive a specially-designed, fairy-themed medal.

Feb 15

2015 St. Patrick’s Day Event Schedule for Raglan Road at Downtown Disney

St. Patrick's Day at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney

Award-winning Irish and American bands and quick-stepping Irish dancers will showcase their Irish roots during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney March 13-17. The most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Central Florida also will feature inventive cuisine by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, host of the TASTE Award-winning PBS and Create TV cooking show, “Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food.”

Raglan Road guests ready to “get their green on” can participate in festivities that run from 4 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. March 13 and from noon until 1:30 a.m. March 14-17, including complimentary face painting for guests, and live music. The diverse band lineup headed by Scythian — playing gypsy-infused American Celtic tunes — offers something for everyone:

  • Reel Ó Gránde, the newest Raglan Road house band playing traditional Irish ballads, jigs and reels and modern Irish and country music.
  • The West Coast Trio from Connemara, playing traditional and contemporary Irish songs on accordion, flute and guitar with plenty of reels and jigs.
  • 3 Dollar Band, three extraordinary musicians inspired by Irish and Appalachian music.
  • The Brayzen Heads, a popular duo on guitar and banjo playing Raglan Road regularly.
  • Drops of Green, an exciting new ballad group from the heart of Ireland.
    The Raglan Road Dancers, seven full-time champion dancers, performing daily

Feb 15

First Look at the New Disney Dooney and Bourke Bags Being Released at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

New Disney Dooney and Bourke Bags Being Released at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is right around the corner. I can’t wait to check out the food and beverage offerings at the Outdoor Kitchens this year.

Disney has released a special Dooney & Bourke Collection to commemorate this year’s event.  The collection was designed by Disney Design Group artist Paola Gutierre. Select bags released during the Festival will include a specially designed hangtag. There are no immediate plans to carry these bags at Disneyland Resort or on our Disney Parks online store; they will only be found at Epcot during this initial release.

These purses will be released at the Festival Center,in the Woders of Life Pavilion located between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy. This year, the Festival Center will be open Friday-Sunday during the Festival Weekends. Items will also be found in other merchandise locations in Future World and World Showcase.

Feb 15

Construction Walls Down at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Reveal New Animals on Tree of Life

Tree of Life Animal Kingdom Buffalo

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park’s iconic Tree of Life has grown new roots. Featuring new animals that make up the circle of life, from tiny bugs to large crocodiles, the expanded roots also offer a widened walkway for guests visiting Discovery Island. The 145-foot tall structure is covered in more than 103,000 leaves and debuted as the park’s icon at the park’s opening in 1998.

Feb 15

Cinderella Perfect Fit Sweepstakes Offering Free Disney Vacation and Stay in Cinderella Castle Suite

Cinderella Perfect Fit Sweepstakes 2015

Disney is offering fans a chance to win a free 5 day, 4 night Walt Disney World vacation with a one night stay in the coveted Cinderella Castle Suite, Magic Your Way Park Hopper Tickets, $500 Gift Card and a Bibbidi Bobbidi Makever. For more info and to enter Click Here. Good Luck!