We know our updates from Disneyland are few and far between, but this week we're totally making up for it with two amazing updates from the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (today and Friday) and an unbelievable update from the Walt Disney Family Museum on Thursday. We hope you enjoy Disney week (with a bit of Universal Studios Hollywood sprinkled in on Wednesday). =)
Written by Renée Girard and Andrew Cunningham
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We are spending the weekend at Disneyland for the runDisney half marathon!
I guess we won't be riding "classic" Tower one last time.
It's a gorgeous day here at Disneyland!
Having breakfast at Rancho del Zocalo, while watching Big Thunder Mountain trains roll by.
It's the wildest ride in the wilderness!
Not a whole lot going on behind the walls for Star Wars land yet.
The band aboard King Arthur Carousel
While Fantasyland is already busy, Roger Rabbit will be packed later but has no wait now.
Love the fun Disneyland 60 photo ops still in the parks.
Disneyland crowds are picking up. Time to stop by Disney's California Adventure!
You can meet Nick and Judy from Zootopia at DCA. At WDW, they only appear in the parade.
Are these the lights from Stranger Things?
The sign lied, Tower is open!
Radiator Springs Racers is currently down at Cars Land in DCA.
There are a ton of popcorn flavors available in Cars Land!
We'll have to check out the new version of this attraction, Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters.
Hold on like ya mean it! Ready to take off on one of my favorite coasters, California Screamin'!
Here's a tree, in memory of the Maliboomer.
I love this view!
I love this view too!
I love this view most of all.
The Cove Bar at DCA is always a popular spot. Lines start early!
Gonna check out Soarin' Around the World later to see the west coast version.
Racers is back open! 45 minutes standby and 5 minutes singles!
Old school fast pass for Hyperspace Mountain tonight.
We booked the Paint the Night on the go dining package tonight, since it ends in a few days.
The food for the Paint the Night on the go package is really good, and discounts are also accepted.
Time to make a stop at the Disneyland Hotel to pick up our runDisney goodies for the weekend.
Ready to run the Disneyland 10k and half marathon!
If pre-gaming is your thing, you can get a rum runner specialty drink before your race.
The people at Raw Threads always have the best shirts, and they're super comfy too!
Disney always does a terrific job at designing the medals and the Disneyland Half weekend is no exception
Super jealous of those running the inaugural Disneyland Paris half marathon and castle to chateau challenge!
Going for a ride on Hyperspace Mountain! Can't wait!
Jammin' on the Backlot is the nighttime entertainment in Hollywood at DCA. We wouldn't mind if ElecTRONica came back
Saw our first and final viewing of Paint the Night parade tonight
The technology in Paint the Night is amazing!
Several of the Disney princesses make an appearance in Paint the Night. And Olaf.
The Toy Story friends on Slinky in Paint the Night.
The final float in Paint the Night with sorcerer Mickey is exceptional. I hope this parade returns one day!
Caught the Disneyland Forever fireworks after the parade, which we viewed at It's a Small World rather than Main St.
The projections and fireworks from Disney films looked great on the building.
The Lion King segment was one of my favorites.
It wouldn't be a Disney show without "Let It Go" from Frozen.
A fantastic finale for Disneyland Forever, another show that we're sad to see go. Goodnight, we'll be back tomorrow!
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 !