Happy Friday, we hope you had a great short work week and have enjoyed all of the amazing updates this week.
Today we have the second part of Renée and Andrew's weekend at Disneyland. If you missed part one of their update be sure to check it out here.
Written by Renée Girard and Andrew Cunningham
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We are up bright and early to run the Disneyland 10k!
And we made it to Agrabah!
After running a 10k, might as well drop in one last time at DCA Tower.
Our last ride on classic DCA Tower. Fun ride but we're fine with Guardians coming in. After all, FL does it better:)
Going to check out Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters in Cars Land.
Luigi's is a cute ride, definitely a nice addition to Cars Land.
We might regret this, but we're going on the swinging gondolas on Mickey's Fun Wheel.
Immediately regretting this as we swing freely above DCA.
But you do get a nice view of the parks from Mickey's Fun Wheel.
California Screamin' has been down all morning. So far one train is cycling the track.
Radiator Springs Racers is also down again
No line at the beer truck and 2 major rides down? Guess what we're doing!
Disneyland has jalapeño cheese pretzels. Please bring them back to WDW!
Haunted Mansion is closed but reopening in a few days with their holiday layover.
Rivers of America is also closed, but still offers a lovely view.
You can see a bit of the Star Wars land construction just behind the walls in Critter Country.
Haven't seen too many of the Disneyland "gangs" this weekend. We were curious as to why Walt is in quotes on theirs.
Having a pre-marathon dinner at DCA's Wine Country Trattoria.
Delicious meal of pasta, with a side of wine, to get some carbs in before tomorrow's Disneyland Half
One last stop at Cars Land and Radiator Springs before heading out for the night.
Ever see a line at the Starbucks at Downtown Disney at 5am? Gotta get some fuel for the Disneyland Half!
The elite runners in the Disneyland Half are on their way!
Just another morning run with thousands of other sweaty crazy people.
Corrals backed up all the way to the parking structure.
Here we go! See you in 13.1 miles!
Cars Land was up first
Running through the Paradise Pier area of DCA, with the World of Color fountains on.
The Three Caballeros were among the characters along the route in DCA
Tower of Terror in the background of Flik's Fun Fair, a view that will soon be changing.
Here's what you've all been waiting for... The back side of Tower!
The course changes had us go through Disneyland for a shorter distance but back to DCA after
Storm Troopers were the only Star Wars characters out and about in Tomorrowland.
Going through Fantasyland and of course the highlight of running through Sleeping Beauty castle
Love that the Disney PhotoPass folks are doing the course photography here too
Characters from Robin Hood on the bus on Main Street
Got to catch up with the news boys on their trolley on Buena Vista Street at DCA.
One more run past Tower before exiting the parks and on to the streets of Anaheim.
All of the cast members and volunteers throughout the race course were awesome!
Before finishing back at Disneyland, the next best thing is running at Angel Stadium!
Finished! More Disneyland Half updates to come, but shower and breakfast come first.
Please make a separate line at bag check for runners after the race. This is painful.
After finishing the Disneyland Half & Disneyland 10K , a perfect way to celebrate is lots of food at Goofy's Kitchen
Our afternoon of relaxation includes beer at Grand Californian's Hearthstone Lounge.
Love this hidden Mickey, that you can find in the lobby of Disney's Grand Californian hotel.
And our Disneyland Half weekend has come to an end. See ya next year!