Friday, January 24, 2014

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

 I have officially joined the ranks of the runDisney runners.

I participated in my first run/race ever this month. What better place to do it than at Disney?! (In all honesty I would never run "far" anywhere else without something chasing me!)

If you read my other blog you know that I am not a fitness girl. I don't get up and run at 5am and watch the sunrise. Nope, not me, no thank you.

This was an awesome exception. The race started at 5:30am and being as anxious as I am I decided to grab the first bus to the starting line which meant getting to the bus stop by 3:30am. Normally I'm still awake then! (I'm writing this at 3:36am lol) 
So, to make the situation as easy as possible I laid my outfit out the night before. This was a tip I was given by another runner at the Expo. Great tip!!

I got to the Epcot parking lot and started the walk to the starting line. 

I met so many amazing people that weekend. Runners are the craziest, nicest, most supportive people EVER and runDisney runners are magical too!

(My friend Kira and I before the start of the race.)

I waited for what felt like centuries for my corral to head to the starting line. I was feeling stiff and nervous since I hadn't planned on such a late start. (Now I know for next time) While we waited for our turn to head on to the course, the winner actually crossed the finish line! It was incredible and it got me back into a good space mentally. 

Then it was our turn!

I didn't go with anyone so I spent quite a bit of my run texting my bff about my progress while she cheered me on from home.
I sent her photos at every mile marker which helped push me to go a little faster to show her how quick I could be lol
(I couldn't stop to take a photo of myself bc of how long the line was! Those Frozen chicks are super popular)
(Almost done!!)
Only .2 miles to go!!

I did it!!!

I stopped to meet some characters along the way.

This was by far one of the best experiences of my life. I can't wait for my next race and to add to my new runDisney bling collection!

Do you runDisney? What has been your favorite race?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Experience the NEW Disney Magic at a Magical Price

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For a limited time you can enjoy special rates on select Disney Cruise Line® sailings departing from Miami this fall. 
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruises
• Starting at $125 per person, per day, based on double occupancy for Category 11 Standard Inside Stateroom on most sail dates Nov. 1 – Nov. 29, 2013 (excluding Nov. 24, 2013).

Booking Window:
• Must book through July 31, 2013

Contact me today for more information and/or a FREE no obligation quote.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Grand Floridian DVC Sales Begin This Month!

Sales of DVC points for The Grand Floridian Villas starts on May 23rd for current DVC members and on June 19th for the general public. Are you excited??

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Disney's First Three Park "All Nighter" Announced!

Have you heard the fun news??
Disney will be kicking off it's "Monstrous Summer" with another 24 Hour party, this time at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney's California Adventure.

The "all nighter" will begin at 6am on May 24th and end at 6am on May 25th. The announcement was made tonight at Epcot by a 180 foot tall Mike Wazowski. You can watch excitement in the video below.

  What do you think about another 24 hour party at Disney? Will you be attending?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Walt Disney World Tickets - Non Expire Option

As reported throughout the internet recently, Disney has removed the "Non Expire" option from their website and ticket booths.

Why is this a big deal you ask? Purchasing a 10 day Non Expiring ticket has saved many families a lot of money over the years because it locks in today's park ticket price for years to come. Say you only want to spend 2 days in the park, but know you'll be back a few times over the next few years... it's a perfect solution!

Well, I have good news for those of you who were sad to hear that this option was taken away...

You can still add the "Non Expire" option to your ticket when you purchase it through a Disney travel agent.

I confirmed that the option was still available today.

Contact me for more information!

Kerri Hill
Travel Agent

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Boy pulled from Disney's Pop Century Resort pool on Sunday dies

What a tragic end to what should have been a magical vacation for this Missouri family.

Anthony Johnson, 13, died Tuesday morning after being pulled from the pool at the Pop Century Resort on Sunday night.

Family members and bystanders performed CPR on Johnson, and he did not drown on the scene. He was taken to Florida Hospital Celebration Health where he passed away this morning.

Disney spokeswoman Marilyn Waters stated that lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm and that there are signs posted advising guests that swimming outside of those hours are at their own risk.

Disney also gave the following statement:
"We are saddened by Anthony Johnson’s passing and our hearts go out to his family, friends and loved ones. We have reached out to his family to offer care and assistance during this difficult time."

My personal thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Disney Characters Come to Life

I am always looking for hints of Disney in the "real" world. It helps keep life interesting. I was delighted when I saw this image posted on Facebook today. It's real life Bambi and Flower!

I hope you enjoyed this dose of Daily Disney Cuteness.