Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – a Multi-Post Recap (Part 1)

8 Sep

First up, The Travel     airplane

So, I’ve mentioned before how much I love to travel! As soon as I got signed up for this weekend of events (at the #TinkerbellHalfMarathonWeekend) I started making travel plans!

Since I was going across the country I decided to splurge and use up almost all of my saved up miles on American Airlines to go First Class. At least my flight would be first class!


I made my hotel reservations through Hotels.com and ended up getting a great rate at the Comfort Inn and Suites – it was just as close as anywhere I’ve stayed at Disneyland lately and the Anaheim Resort Transportation stop was right outside so not so bad!

For the first time in a very long time, my flight was NOT at 6 am! So I was able to take Earnest Phred to his babysitter on my way to the airport and take my time getting parked and to the plane.

A big thanks to the super friendly counter ladies at American! Great start to what was going to be a very long day!!

I was early, of course. I really do prefer to be early! I grabbed a coffee on my way to the airport at Dunkin, of course so was happy to start trying to hydrate a little before my flight.

There was a really small delay but once everyone boarded things went pretty smooth!


It was quite an uneventful trip.

The beauty of first class is that they do still serve you a meal – egg quesadilla for me. My seatmate thought the cereal would be “healthier” but…whatever! She wasn’t going on vacation!! I watched a movie on my tablet (Grown Ups) and the 6 hours went by pretty fast!


My arrival at LAX and the trip to Anaheim were also uneventful. Which is not a bad thing when you’re traveling in LA! Met some other runners in the Super Shuttle van and the time went really quickly as we avoided traffic on the infamous LA Freeways!

Once I got to the hotel I unpacked (yes, I unpack and put everything away!) and headed out to the original Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure for some quick re-con and a trip to CarsLand – my new favoritest place in Anaheim!! I had every intention of staying for the fireworks but it had really been a super long day so I grabbed a dinner to go and headed back to the hotel to eat and sleep.



And to get ready for the Great Weekend Ahead!!

Up Next – the Expo or “How is it possible that Disney was this unprepared and disorganized?”


One Response to “Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – a Multi-Post Recap (Part 1)”

  1. fitfitbrittbritt September 12, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    I like to unpack too! I feel discombobulated and cannot find anything if I don’t, lol!

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