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Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s guest coffee mug is from Sarah R. of Disney by Design. Sarah stated “I think this Mrs. mug has to be my favorite.  I’m able to show my Disney pride and my excitement for being a Mrs. all in one”.

Photo Credit: SR

Photo Credit: SR

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email pictures and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

Happy Anniversary Disneyland

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Photo Credit: EH

I remember taking my first trip to Disneyland in 2009.  I was very excited and just a ball of energy.  I could not wait to step on Main Street USA to walk in the footsteps of Walt.  This is where it all began.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

My first trip was short due to me attending the first D23 Expo as well.

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Photo Credit: EH

 

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Photo Credit: EH

Since this trip, I have been to Disneyland in 2011 and 2013.  My next trip will be this August to earn the runDisney Coast to Coast Medal by participating in the Disneyland Half Marathon.

 

Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s coffee mug is from Hallmark and has one of my favorite quotes from Walt Disney on it.  The mug retails for $12.95.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email pictures and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s guest coffee mug is from Randy B. ( @rfbutler2009 ). Randy stated “Here is my newest Disney Parks mug. I love it!!  DCA was awesome and LOVED World of Color. I wish WDW would get a version of this beautiful show”.

Photo Credit: RB

Photo Credit: RB

Photo Credit: RB

Photo Credit: RB

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email pictures and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s guest mug come from Andy, son of Missy S. ( @MissyinTexas).  He stated “I love meeting Darth Vader Goofy and was happy to meet R2D2 years ago.”  His mom added the family goes to Star Wars Weekends every year.

Photo Credit: Andy

Photo Credit: Andy

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email picture and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

Mean Muggin’ Monday

Today’s travel coffee mug was seen at World of Disney at Walt Disney World. The travel mug has the year and representations of the four parks on it.  It retails for $17.95.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

If you would like your coffee mug on Mean Muggin’ Monday, email pictures and description to DizThruBrownEyes@yahoo.com.

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Brings Intergalactic Journey to Disneyland

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I will not be registering for this race, but I know several people who are.  Registration opens Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The official press release from runDisney is below.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 27, 2014) – Joining forces with one of Hollywood’s most iconic brands, runDisney is creating another transportive race weekend – the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at Disneyland Resort. The intergalactic journey begins January 15 and runs through January 18, 2015.

The Star Wars event is the fourth runDisney race weekend scheduled for 2015 at Disneyland Resort, doubling the number of races held in 2013. The new race weekend offers runners a variety of race experiences for all levels, from Padawans to Jedi Masters – kids races, a 5K, a 10K and a half marathon. And for those who show an event greater strength for the Force, there will be a two-race challenge involving the 10K and the half marathon with a commemorative medal awaiting every finisher.

In addition, there will be a slew of family-friendly events throughout the weekend, including a Health and Fitness Expo and a Star Wars-themed pre-race party, plus popular Star Wars and Disney characters and other entertainment. Registration opens June 10th at  http://rundisney.com/.

The Star Wars event at Disneyland Resort joins the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, the recently announced Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend.

“This melding of the iconic Star Wars franchise and the runDisney brand creates an ideal race experience that will resonate with core running groups as well as attract new runners to the sport,’’ said Maribeth Bisienere, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises. “We will continue to identify opportunities to collaborate with other Disney franchises and partners to develop more unique runDisney race weekends that will appeal to an increasingly wider range of runners across the country and beyond.’’

“This is an ideal intersection of family, fitness and Star Wars fun for our global, cross-generational audience and runDisney fans’’ said Howard Roffman, executive vice president of Franchise Management at Lucasfilm. “Star Wars is all about reaching deep within to realize your true potential and runDisney embodies that message in a very real way.”

As presenting sponsor of the race weekend, Sierra Nevada Corporation will have a presence throughout the event. Sierra Nevada Corporation, based in Sparks, Nevada, provides rapid, innovative and agile technology solutions and is best known for its Dream Chaser spacecraft, the company’s solution for providing the United States with human spaceflight capability.

“With the passion and creativity of runDisney and Lucasfilm, this race weekend is going to be out of this world, which makes it a natural fit for Sierra Nevada Corporation because we are in a race of our own to take humans into space with our Dream Chaser spacecraft program,’’ said Sierra Nevada Corporation president and chairman Eren Ozmen.

As with other new runDisney events, the inaugural Star Wars event sponsored by Sierra Nevada Corporation is expected to be an instant hit. The new Avengers race at Disneyland Resort sold out in less than two hours. In general, runDisney race weekends have regularly sold out in record time, and last year attracted more than 163,900 runners to Walt Disney World and Disneyland – a 40 percent increase over the previous year, making the runDisney series one of the largest in the nation.

The surging popularity of runDisney events has created significant economic impact on the surrounding communities. For example, in Anaheim it’s estimated that the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend drives approximately $20 million to $30million in additional economic activity locally by attracting thousands of runners to Southern California. In suburban Orlando, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, which is considered to be the largest race weekend in the country, attracts more than 50,000 runners and 50,000-plus spectators, for a total attendance of more than 100,000 in Central Florida. 

RunDisney

A Non-Drinker’s Take on Epcot After Hours Wind Down

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Photo Credit: EH

Yes you read it right…A Non-Drinker participating in Epcot After Hours Wind Down.  One of my best friends, Shaene, informed me he would be attending Epcot After Hours Wind Down at La Cava del Tequila located in the Mexican Pavilion.  I have been to La Cava (we have shortened the name) several times and would order a coke, of course, while the rest of the crew was ordering alcohol.  I have never been a drinker, even in college.  So what would I do at this event where alcohol was the main ingredient? Just spend some time with my BFF as he drinks his tequila and mine.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

After watching Illuminations, we made our way to the Mexican Pavilion.

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We were asked to check in and given a wristband.  From surveying the crowd, I could tell it would be a full house.  Once we were allowed to enter, we discovered there was assigned seating.  This ensured everyone had a place setting from what I understand.

Several guests were very happy to hear that Hilda, Tequila Ambassador from Tequila, Mexico, had returned to conduct the event.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

I do not want to give too much away for those who want to attend the event at La Cava.   From listening to others, the event was like a true tasting and not just “here are your drinks and food”.  Hilda gave a wonderful presentation and even quizzed us.  She explained the different types of Tequila, how it is made, and how holding the angle of the glass gives a different aroma.

Photo Credit: EH

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Photo Credit: EH

We all were having so much fun talking with Hilda and other Cast Members that they literally cut all the lights on signifying time to leave. It was a wonderful way to end a day.  Due to it being an afterhour’s event, Epcot was empty and a good time to take pictures.

Photo Credit: EH

Photo Credit: EH

The next day, I returned to La Cava with other friends and Alejandro was present.  I told him how I enjoyed the event the night before even though all I wanted was a coke.  He told me I had to try a Mexican soda the next time I came in.

To sum up the event as a whole, I had fun due to being with a BFF and other Disney fans.  I did not take part in the tasting and that was the main draw of the event. However, the appetizers were good.  For those of you that love La Cava del Tequila, I encourage you to schedule an Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) with friends or solo as a way to show your adult Disney Side.