Over the long Labor Day Weekend great friend and site contributor Renée was back out for her annual running of the Disneyland Half Marathon.
She's one of a select group of Legacy Runners, that is runners who have done the Disneyland Half Marathon every year. That's an incredible achievement. Congrats Renée!!!
Enjoy her awesome report below.
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We are at Disneyland this weekend to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the #DisneylandHalf
First stop for all runners is the Disneyland Hotel for the Health and Fitness Expo
The expo tends to be busy first thing in the morning, but later on isn't too bad.
Legacy runners stop at a booth to pick up extra swag and get their name on a banner.
At the @runDisney booth, you can view all the medals you can earn and proudly wear in the parks after
Doing some pre-marathon carb loading with Disneyland 60th treats.
Cast members around DCA have signs for photos to celebrate tomorrow's #DisneylandHalf
Goodnight Disneyland! See you tomorrow morning for the 10th anniversary of the #DisneylandHalf
5am at #disneylandhalf with a few thousand of my sweaty runner friends. Here we go! Good luck to all!
Fireworks and cheers from Mickey and Minnie kick off the start of the #DisneylandHalf !
The first part of the #DisneylandHalf course goes through the parks, including some backstage areas.
World of Color and Cars Land are all lit up as the runners go through DCA
Running up Main Street and through Sleeping Beauty castle is a highlight of the course
There were several unique photo ops in the parks for the #DisneylandHalf
You'll find some rare characters out, but lines tend to get quite long!
The streets of Anaheim aren't too exciting but there is still some good local entertainment
There are a ton of awesome cars that line the street and a crowd to cheer runners on
Another highlight is running through Angel Stadium!
It's not every day you get a view like this!
Churro costume yesterday rocked, but I gotta give a shout out to this guy for the best shirt today.
I always appreciate the signs that spectators make to cheer on runners and make us laugh!
And just like that, we're at the finish line and get the newly designed medal! Thanks @runDisney !
Over the weekend Renée was back at Walt Disney World and she was kind enough to live tweet some updates from both Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs, which is growing very quickly. Much faster than anything being built in the parks it seems.
Checking out Disney's Hollywood Studios, where Frozen Summer Fun is still in full swing. #frozensummer
Want a Frozen-themed cupcake or an Anna or Elsa makeover? Disney's Hollywood Studios can take care of that!
One Man's Dream is a hidden gem at Disney's Hollywood Studios, likely to disappear with the new land expansion.
Walt Disney's office has already been removed from One Man's Dream, replaced by a map of Disneyland.
Retro Epcot items and a Tokyo DisneySea model are among the awesome things on display at One Man's Dream.
Even though it's early September, Disney is all ready for Halloween. The Nightmare Before Xmas ears and hats should be a hit.
And if you think they're getting a jump on Halloween, the Osborne Family Xmas lights are starting to go up at DHS.
Stumbled across this random building next to Pixar Place, where you can just sit down and chill.
One more update from DHS, the recent closure of the Magic of Animation building. Hoping that space will be used soon!
Moving on to Disney Springs, the construction skyline of Downtown Disney/Disney Springs has made a lot of progress.
Walls are still up around many areas at Downtown Disney, including the World of Disney store.
One of the new restaurants opening this fall at Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia, looks very nice so far.
Vivoli Il Gelato at Downtown Disney has a large selection of gelato, as well as sandwiches and pastries.
Tea Trader's Cafe, featuring products by Joffrey's, has many varieties of tea to sample
Thanks again to Renée for the awesome pics, we can't wait to see what's coming to the Florida parks.