UA-36047796-1 What to Do at Disney: March 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Disney Wine & Dine 2013 Half Marathon Open

Register for the Wine & Dine 2013 Half Marathon or Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K. Both races are now open, but are filling up quick. The half marathon takes place Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10pm and includes admission to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival after! Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K goes through the Animal Kingdom (cool, huh), beginning at 7am on the same day.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Disney Running Events Getting Very Popular

It seems like everyone is training for something nowadays. A marathon, a half marathon, a 10K, a 5K...where does it stop? It doesn't seem too. And it isn't just your hardcore athletes. Running has become popular. Very popular. I myself am guilty of taking part. I have done a few. The first 5K I wanted to check that off my list of something I've done. Ran a 5K. Check. I did it - ran the whole time. Then, I did a few more as an excuse to visit Disney World. Well, might as well go to this park. Down here already. Why am I at Disney World? Doing this 5K. But I kinda feel like you've done one, done them all.

Not the case for a lot of people it seems. My friends, co-workers, and it seems like the majority of the U.S. Some people seem to want to do them all or they do them because they love them. Wow. I guess I am just not a runner. Is it the universality of them? The fact that all ages can take part? The little quirks each one has. Do this one and complete a scavenger hunt. Run for this cause. The quirks are great. For me, the quirks are what has made me do them.

And it's not just Disney. Companies are getting creative. Do this one and jump through fire. I must admit that once appealed to me though at the time I had a prior commitment and couldn't do it. Do this one and get sprayed by colors. Have fun messing up your t-shirt. Do this one and get chased by zombies. What will they think of next? I think probably even more.

Running races has become so popular in fact Disney's Expedition Everest Challenge, a 5K held in May, yes May is already sold out. Last year, I was able to sign up for this much closer to the time. A Disney half marathon and 10K held August 31st and September 1st are also sold out. Maybe more people are catching on to the Disney races, but I also just think these running events in general are just way in demand, maybe a little too popular....

 Until next time, Happy Running!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

2013 Atlanta Braves Spring Training

Hey, Braves fans! You probably already know spring training is here, but I'm going to say it any way: Spring Training is Here!! That means baseball season is just around the corner. The Braves are practicing hard at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Practice continues until March 28, 2013.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Here

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2013 has arrived! Buy a ticket to Epcot to view the beautiful new gardens and cool character topiaries. Something different from other years is that many of the topiaries and gardens will be lit at night. The festival lasts until May 19, 2013. And if you enjoyed Oz, The Great and Powerful movie you should definitely take a stroll through because you just may see a new garden.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Epcot Easter Egg Hunt

If you are or will be in Orlando's Epcot soon (now until Sunday, March 24, 2013), you should know about the Easter Egg Hunt. You will not be picking up eggs, but purchase a ticket to Epcot and then buy an Eggs-perience park map along with stickers for about $5 to search for hidden eggs. Once you find them, mark your map with stickers. The prize is two Vinylmation key rings. And if you're into collecting the Vinylmation thingies, you can play as much as you want-just have to purchase a map each time.

So, ok, it's more like a scavenger hunt. Imagine if they actually hid thousands of eggs at Epcot...that would really be something. Maybe next year?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Now on Sale

I have yet to do this Disney run, and if I was a big runner, I would sign up today! Why? It includes the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival as the Finish Line Party. Awesome! Get more information and register at http://www.rundisney.com/wine-and-dine-half-marathon/

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Customize Disney Parks Maps

Are you headed to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom? Create your own Disney park maps tailored to the attractions you most want to see. Visit http://customizedmaps.disney.go.com/ to get started. Maps will be mailed to you.