Dopey Challenge Registration has Begun!

Dopey

By Frances

Are you ready to register for the Dopey Challenge? If you are a Disney Annual Pass holder, you can sign up to be the very first Dopey Challenge Participants!

Here are the fees if you register before June 18, 2013. I’m sure that registration will close sooner than later for this amazing event.

Walt Disney World Marathon: $160 Run Disney Photo

Walt Disney World Half Marathon: $160

Goofy’s race and a Half Challenge: $340

Walt Disney World 10k: $95

Disney Family Fun Run 5k: $60

Dopey Challenge: $495

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passholder-program/passholder-2013-benefits-and-discounts/rundisney/

Registration opens up on April 9, 2013 to the general public.

http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/

 

Magical Vacations by Me is currently making travel reservations for this challenge.

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Are you Dopey enough for the Dopey Challenge?

Dopey

By Lisa P.

Do you love Disney So much that you run through it? If so the new additions to the Walt Disney Marathon weekend may be just right for you!

As many of you know Disney has been putting on the Walt Disney marathon weekend for 20 years now. They have been offering the Half and full marathons as well as a 5k. They have also had the Goofy Challenge it involves running the half marathon on Saturday and Full on Sunday, that is 39.3 miles over 2 days…as they say you aren’t crazy if you do it, just Goofy.   Marathon start

Well now Disney has taken it a step further, coming in 2014 Disney is adding 2 more races a 10k and the new Dopey Challenge! For those of us crazy enough you can run a 5k/10k/half marathon/full marathon over 4 days and get the new Dopey medal! If you do this race you will be running 48.6 miles over 4 days! This Mouze had already planned on doing the Goofy Challenge, but since I love Dopey how can I not do this challenge? You will also get a medal for each of the individual races as well as the Goofy Challenge medal!

There is something truly amazing about running through the Disney Parks before they are open. You get to run through Cinderella’s Castle, see rare characters and go places that you would never get to if you weren’t doing the race.

There is one downside to the new races (besides some sore legs and feet!) The cost is a bit steep for the runs. If you register before June 18th the prices are as follows:

Walt Disney World Marathon: $160

Walt Disney World Half Marathon: $160

Goofy’s race and a Half Challenge: $340

Walt Disney World 10k: $95

Disney Family Fun Run 5k: $60

Dopey Challenge: $495

There are additional packages for travel and pre race pasta parties as well. You may also qualify for discounts. DVC offers a small $10-$20 discount for the runs. They have all the information at rundisney.com.

So if you love Disney and want some great medals to go on your wall then the Disney World Marathon weekend may be for you! I am already planning what fun Dopey costume I can come up with to wear in January, hope to see some of you there!

LisaLisa just moved to Nashville, TN, after spending 28 years in Ohio. She has been a huge Disney fan since her parents took her on her first trip at age two. 2. She has been to Disney over 70 times and worked at Blizzard Beach as part of the Disney

College Program. She is now working on finding a way to move to FL, so she can be closer to her favorite place on Earth!

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Picturing Food at Walt Disney World

By Frances

There are so many awesome snacks and meals at the Walt Disney World Resort. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Narcosee’s at the Grand Floridian Resort

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes (Celery root, fennel, Florida citrus, Creole-style Remoulade and blood orange oil)

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Disney Cupcakes start at $2.99 and go up to about $5.oo depending on the size. They can be found in a wide variety of locations including the Main Street Bakery & Goofy’s Candy Store.

Mama Melroses' Ristorante Italiano, Mama Melroses', Disney's Mama Melroses menu, Mama Melroses' prices, Mama Melroses reservations

Mama Melrose @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios

No Sugar Added Mascarpone Pound Cake – with Lionello-macerated berries and fresh whipped cream

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Is Disney just for kids? Here’s Some Tips for Adult Fun at Walt Disney World

Think Walt Disney World is a place where just kids have fun? Think again. We had three of our Mouze Kateerz writers take a look at what it takes for an adult to have a ball at Disney, without a child in sight, at least not a kid they brought with them!

Epcot Japan, Epcot China,

“Kid free Disney? Yes, I said it,” says Maleah Moskoff, a Mouze Kateerz staff writer from www.chachatea.net, who also provided many pictures for today’s article from one of her many adult-only trips“The Disney magic is not just for the little ones. Think about the architecture, food and night life. I have made several adult only trips to Disney World. Before I had a child, I brought my then boyfriend, now husband to Disney on a package. We stayed at the very adult friendly Yacht Club, walked slowly through Epcot, stopping for whatever food looked good, enjoyed late night strolls through Downtown Disney and quiet time in the adult pools. “

Epcot Paris

“As an adult, I have visited Disney World with my mom and aunt, and we have fun! It’s a foodie adventure, a photographer’s paradise, and I educate many adults who think there is nothing for adults at Disney. You can make the trip romantic, educational or relaxing. With the cool back stage tours, architectural walks and tours plus award-winning restaurants, think Disney the next time you plan your vacation without kids.

“Maleah Moskoff is a small business owner based out of Madison, WI. She is also known as the “Tea Lady” around town. Maleah’s business, Cha Cha Tea, is an online tea retailer and local tea educator.

An avid Disney fan since childhood, Maleah has been going to Disney World since 1991. Maleah can be found at www.chachatea.net.

Epcot Mexico, Epcot Mexican pavilion

Roger and Brenda from Going Back to Disney offer three great reasons to go to Disney without a child in tow.

“Our first visit to Walt Disney World as a couple was on our honeymoon. Since then, we have been about a dozen times in ten years. We have no grandkids, so all of our trips have been “Kid Free,” which allows us to indulge in Friends, Flowers, and Fun.

We meet new friends at Disney World. Sometimes it’s another Kid Free Couple, other times it’s a family with children. Either way, we enjoy transforming wait time into friend time. We are festooned with our Disney pins (Brenda has Tinker Bell, Roger has Goofy) and always carry a bag of pins to trade. We like to offer pins to the kids we meet to help boost their collections. We frequently buy pins on e-Bay to use just to trade and give away. And one day we met a couple who lived just a few miles from our house, so we’ve gotten together for dinner and relived our Disney fun!

Mickey Epcot topiary, Mickey MouseCheck out the flowers! Brenda is a serious gardener, so every year we attend the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

 Standing in the midst of the many viola flowerbeds is intoxicating to Brenda. She would love to have a small portion of the Disney Flower budget for her own garden.  From the 100+ topiaries to the floating gardens to the presentations by HGTV personalities, it truly is magical.

Watching 100’s of species of butterflies is incredible.  Being “Kid Free” means we can stay at any display for as long as we want, and change directions whenever it suits our fancy. And how much fun is it to see the new “toys” in the gardening world the vendors have to offer.

Waiting in line for fun? You bet. We like to wait in line. Really! We get to the early park opening an hour before the early opening, and we wait so we can be near the front of the line. That’s where we meet folks; sometimes new, sometimes “old”—we’re always amazed how many times we run into our new friends at Disney World!”

 Epcot Morocco

“We also like to Wait—Watch—Repeat. We love the Voices of Liberty show, and Brenda was even part of the show once. We’ll listen to their beautiful singing and hang around outside for a while.  Then we get back into the air-conditioned comfort and sit on a bench to be ready for another performance. We do that three or more times in a row!

While waiting we also search for hidden Mickeys, talk to Cast Members, plan our next move, and enjoy the pre-show.

We’re not sure how much fun meeting strangers, smelling flowers, and waiting in line would be with kids—but it’s a hoot when you’re kids free!”

Brenda & Roger are Disney-holics who hail from Franklin, NH. Their Disney adventures are chronicled at Back to Disney.  Roger is a professional resume writer and Brenda is a serious gardener. They are proud and excited to be part of the Mouze Kateerz staff.
Epcot Paris, Epcot France
Mouze Kateerz writer Lisa Petrarca has been going with her Mom to Disney World since she was two.Now that I am 29, Mom and I can both agree on one thing…going to Disney as two adults is much more fun! We still like the Magic Kingdom, but not nearly as much as the other parks. What we try to do is go to one of the after hours parties, such as “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” if they are going on , since we can get through all of MK in one night and have the rest of the trip for the other parks.  One thing we love to do at Epcot is go around the World Showcase. As a child I hated it, but now we can enjoy the shows, try the local cuisine and alcoholic beverages and not feel rushed. One of our favorite activities is after the parks close, we walk down to the Boardwalk and go to Jellyrolls. It is a dueling piano bar that is always a blast. Everyone is singing along, and the songs they play are all requested by the audience.  We have celebrated many birthdays and special occasions there. Lastly, we like to be able to relax! We have taken an afternoon to go for a massage at Saratoga Springs, which was wonderful. We spent the rest of the day resort hopping and just being able to enjoy all that Disney has to offer, without worrying about waiting for two hours to get on Dumbo!
Lisa Petrarca just moved to Nashville, TN, after spending 28 years in Ohio. She has been a huge Disney fan since her parents took her on her first trip at age two. 2. She has been to Disney over 70 times and worked at Blizzard Beach as part of the Disney College Program. She is now working on finding a way to move to FL,  so she can be closer to her favorite place on Earth!
So there you have it, lots and lots of ways to have fun at Walt Disney World without a child of your own in sight. Let us know if you have any ideas of your own, because we’re always looking for our next article.
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