Mar 13

Walt Disney World ‘Opening Day’ Fastpass iPhone Case

Hey Doc! Can I borrow your DeLorean? I’ve got some extinct attractions to ride! Spotted on WANELO

Walt Disney World Opening Day Fastpass iPhone Case

Mar 13

2013 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon – Guess How Many People Will Be Running It?

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon WeekendRunners can now register for this year’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort, Nov. 8 – 9, by going to www.rundisney.com.

     More than 20,500 runners are expected to register for weekend races, including 14,000 for the nighttime half marathon, increasing the number of registeredrunners for runDisney races in 2013 to more than 175,000 – a single-year record for runDisney, which has seven event weekends.  Last year more than 125,000 runners competed in runDisney’s seven event weekends at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

     The 13.1-mile Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon course takes runners through Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  After crossing the finish line runners can join family and friends for a special ticketed post-race party inside Epcot until 4 am (friends and family must purchase party ticket for entry).   The Finish Line Party features more than 25 kiosks offering fine cuisine and wine from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, plus Disney characters, music and the opportunity to ride various attractions such as the newly reimagined Test Track Presented by Chevrolet and Soarin’.

Epcot Food Wine Festival Cocktails     New this year is the Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste on Friday, Nov. 8, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This special ticketed event offers runners and fans a private reception on the set of Lights, Motor, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, featuring food and beverages from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, music and Disney characters.

     In addition, Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend features the runDisney Kids Races, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K and the half marathon which starts at 10 pm at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

     There’s also Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 – 9, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  The expo offers the latest in running apparel, technology and a speaker series featuring running experts such as runDisney official training consultant Jeff Galloway and runDisney nutritionist Tara Gidus.  Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo is free and open to the public.

     To register for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend races and to purchase tickets for the Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste and Finish Line Party at Epcot, visit www.runDisney.com.


Schedule of Events

Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo

Nov. 8 – 9

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste

Nov. 8, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K

Nov. 9, 7 am

Disney’s Animal Kingdom


runDisney Kids Races

Nov. 9

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Nov.9, 10 pm

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


Finish Line Party

Nov. 9, 10 pm – 4 am


This is an amazing event AND the only runDisney half marathon where you get to run through THREE Walt Disney World theme parks: Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Check out my 2012 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Recap and I’ll see ya out on the course!

Mar 13

Disney Photobomb Friday – Beach Club Booty Biter

Disney Photobomb Beach Club Resort

Looking back through my Disney pics on Facebook and I came across this photo that made me LOL. This shot was taken right outside Disney’s Beach Club Resort near the lake. Love the two girls photobombing in the background. One looks like she’s trying to take a bite out of my friend’s behind.

I’m sure I’m not the only one this has happened to. If you’ve ever been photobombed at Disney, I’d love to feature your funny photo here! Send your best photobombed pics to amanda@disneyeveryday.com to be featured in a future “Photobomb Friday” post.

Mar 13

2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon ReCap – What it Looks Like When You Just Run for Fun

disney princess half marathon running at disney amanda tinneySUB 3 HOURS!

That was the goal that repeatedly ‘ran’ through my brain during the weeks leading up to the 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon.

Running at Disney” and I were going to celebrate our 2 year anniversary of running Disney’s Princess Half Marathon together and Disney was celebrating it’s 5th Anniversary of the event. 7,000 princesses ran it in 2009 and this year there were to be 27,000 princesses running it.  We were just two tiny sparkles in a pool of diamonds about to fill the Princess Half Marathon crown.

I had my doubts. My half marathon time has always hovered around the 3:20 – 3:30 mark and Sarah was going to try and get me through the race in under three hours. Pshaw! Was all I could think.  And then…the heat advisories came. Just like they had come a month before at the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. PR’s (Personal Records) are not set during record heat and humidity. Imagine my relief when I heard Sarah say, “It’s gonna be too hot and humid. Let’s just run it for fun.”  Whew!

What does a runDisney race look like when you just run it for fun? It’s looks a lil like this…

Bus ride to the start. No nerves when you’re chatting up runDisney consultant Jeff Galloway and  his wife Barbara.

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Stopping for pics on the course with the friends who pass you…cause they ARE going for a PR…

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How fun does this group look? Always a pleasure to see my friends…the WDW Radio Team cheering once rounding the corner onto Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom!

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More Fun Funky Fresh Disney Friends!

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Hey…it’s THE Jim Doyle from “Mulch Sweat and Shears” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Magic Kingdom. The two dudes over each of our shoulders….not amused. They don’t know the definition of FUN.

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Princess Power Naps are fun! This one was on the New Fantasyland Wall right before our BIG push through Cinderella Castle!

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Nap time is OVA! Time to pick up the pace princess!

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More friends on the course!

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Games with your trash. The volunteer group who fancied up this one gets a high five from me!

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Sarah doing push ups with the Toy Story Green Army Man =)

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Me…push ups…PSHAW! An arm lift is all you’re getting out of me at Mile 10!

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If Kathy Griffin was a Disney Princess! Eek!

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Yep…stopping again in Epcot around Mile 12.5 cause we didn’t want the experience to end!

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Having the best time of our lives getting one of the worst times of our lives!…and we wouldn’t have had it ANY OTHER WAY!

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SUCCESS! And the only tears shed on the course were at the end when Sarah and I crossed the finish line hand in hand and then embraced to bask in the glow of what we had just accomplished. It was just one year prior that Sarah had stepped across the finish line of her very first Half Marathon…the 2012 Disney Princess Half. And here we were doing it all over again and loving every minute of it.

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Ah…the sweet taste of VICTORY Half Marathon Mimosas!

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and some celebricizing with a tiara wearing hobbit!

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If you want to partake in your own runDisney FUN…check out runDisney.com and register for a race. You’ll be glad you did! See you on the course!

Mar 13

Puss In Boots Pajama Party at the Gaylord Palms Resort Near Walt Disney World

Puss in Boots shrek feast gaylord palmsYou guys know I don’t often stray outside the gates of Walt Disney World, but there are just some places right outside the property line  that I absolutely LOVE!  The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is one of those select few places my family and I adore and I just got wind that they will be hosting a one-night event your kids are sure to want to attend.

Pack your favorite pajamas to party with the most darling swashbuckler and all around coolest cat in Central Florida! Gaylord Palms invites guests and their families to a brand new DreamWorks Experience, the Puss in Boots & Friends’ Purrrrrrfect Pajama Party. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16 because this exclusive event will take place one night only!

Guests have one chance to participate in this purrrrrrfect family friendly adventure. Clad in your party pjs enjoy an exclusive meet & greet with your most admired feline hero, Puss in Boots. Package guests will want to bring their DreamWorks autograph book amenity for this one – and don’t forget a camera! Tap into your creative genius by decorating and customizing your very own Puss in Boots pillowcase while snacking on cookies and leche (milk). The party continues outside at Gaylord Palms’ Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park as you settle in for a Splash ‘N’ Screen viewing of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s Academy Award® nominated film, Puss in Boots.

Upon check-in, children will get their paws on some special gifts including their very own magic beans and a memento from DreamWorks’ most recent film, Rise of the Guardians. Additionally, package guests will embark on an adventure like no other in the Rise of the Guardians Adventure Scavenger Hunt. Join forces with Jack Frost and the legendary Guardians to solve exciting puzzles, crack codes and find the clues needed to defeat the evil spirit, Pitch, and his devious plan to engulf the world in darkness and fear. Are you brave enough to take the challenge?

shrek feast gaylord palms chocolate fountain slimeWhy let the fun stop there? For an additional charge, guests can start the next day with a ShrekFeast Interactive Character Breakfast. Kids will love becoming an honorary Ogre and joining Shrek and friends for a fairytale feast fit for a king. Tableside hugs included! This experience features a Magic Fountain bubbling over with intoxicating chocolate potions and Shrek-shaped waffles with syrup.

The feline fiesta is part of The DreamWorks Experience and takes place at Gaylord Palms on Saturday, March 16. Visit www.gaylordpalms.com today to book your Puss in Boots & Friends’ Purrrrrrfect Pajama Party package. Package rates start at $189 per night for a family of four (exclusive of tax, resort fees and parking).

Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. For more information, visit www.gaylordpalms.com or call 407-586-2000.

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