Friday, November 11, 2011

Great Disney Moments

Welcome to those of you joining me from the CanaDisney Blog and those of you just hopping aboard.  I am the third stop on today's Magical Blogorail.  Today we are discussing our...

Greatest Disney Moment Since Magical Blogorail

It's hard to believe that his makes 1 full year of the Magical Blogorail Blue.  When Beth first asked me, I had no idea this group would become so amazing - several different loops filled with great Disney people and bloggers.  Thank you, Beth, for putting this awesome group together!

This loop, we're talking about our Greatest Disney Moment in the past year.  

I've been lucky enough to have been to Walt Disney World twice since the inception of the blogorail - first time for the 2011 WDW Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and second for a last minute trip in June.

There have been almost too many amazing moments - watching my son see Mickey Mouse while waiting our turn and literally begging will probably always stay with me

And watching him have the time of his life getting soaked at Disney's Animal Kingdom:

But, I think I'll have to be completely selfish.  My greatest Disney Moment in the past 12 months includes more than just fun - accomplishment. 
Post Race

Last mile (or 1.5 miles)
Finishing the WDW 2011 Half Marathon.  With a 13 month old, I ran 13.1 miles for the first time in my life.  Starting outside of EPCOT, through the TTC, to and through the Magic Kingdom, then back through and exiting EPCOT to cross the finish line and receive my first medal.

I ran with Disney people - with a Disney team, for a Disney cause - raising money for the WDW Radio Dream Team Project - helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation give children their wish to visit Walt Disney World.  

I burned a gagillion calories (no really, like 2000 calories) and splurged at several amazing Disney restaurants for the following days, all while wearing my medal and running shirts from the weekend.

That Disney memory is a point of fun, excitement, and pride - a major accomplishment and one that I will never forget.

Your next stop on this month's Magical Blogorail Blue is Cooking with Mickey

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Days in the Park
2nd Stop ~ The CanaDisney Blog
3rd Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog
4th Stop ~ Cooking with Mickey

5th Stop ~ Meet the Magic
Final Stop ~ Pursuing the Magic


  1. I am in awe. Running a marathon is something I know is not in my cards but I so respect those that can. What a great achievement.

  2. What an awesome experience. I'm the world's worst athlete, so I have a great respect for people like you! I recently asked my hubby if he'd take me to Disney to run in a marathon if I trained. Of course, thinking I was kidding, he said "sure". Hmmm . . .

  3. This is such an amazing moment and I look forward to someday having a simlar experience - hopefully with you!! This has been such a great year for all of us and I look forward to many more!!

  4. Heidi - January 2013!!! :-) You should absolutely do it!! :-)