Disney Posts

Giving Thanks This Holiday

To all my readers: wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. In the spirit of gratitude, I am thankful for the following five things:

  1. Friends and Family: It is better to give than receive and nothing makes my heart happier than spreading joy and generosity with those I love;
  2. My job: I am lucky enough to have an employer and colleagues I love and respect. I am doing my part to make the world a better place!
  3. Running: I am grateful for a strong, healthy body that carries me mile after mile;
  4. Disney: I feel fortunate to call Walt Disney World my home away from home; I have spent my formative years growing up at WDW and it will always be a very special place for me and my family (especially Liberty Tree Tavern, the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving! Photos included here)
  5. Most importantly, Tommy, who fits in all four categories as stated above: my friend, my family, my cheerleader, and my Disney soul mate. I love you!

Thank you for indulging me and I encourage you to pick your top five! Once you’ve identified your list, think of those less fortunate, and give back to your communities; spread kindness, cheer, and gratitude. Let’s fill the world around us with a little more magic.

With love,
Gina / Will Run for Disney

runDisney news November 13-November 19, 2017

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe 2017 is winding down, but we have so much to look forward to this holiday season, at Disney Parks, and at home with friends and family. Wishing you all a joyous kickoff to the holiday season with Thanksgiving on Thursday! And if you have an upcoming trip to Disney, congratulations! It is sure to be even more magical. As for runDisney news, not much has happened in the past week, as we eagerly anticipate some medal reveals for Princess Half and Dark Side Half, but I think those will come soon! In the meantime, here’s what you may have missed:

WDW Marathon Training Update


Hi everyone! We’re SEVEN weeks away from the Walt Disney World Marathon! And it’s officially the holiday season. Coming up this week we have Thanksgiving, family obligations, and of course tempting treats at every corner. I for one will savor our thanksgiving meal and TRY not to overindulge (read: make myself sick) but hey, we’ve been working hard! We deserve to enjoy ourselves! And I need my gravy and stuffing! And monkey bread! And mashed potatoes! Oh boy. To get ready, I made sure I trained as hard as I could this past week. Here’s what my recent training week looked like:

Christmas in Walt Disney World


If you’re heading to Walt Disney World to celebrate the holidays, lucky you! If you’re not, you can live vicariously through this post and then save your money for a future trip- there is no better time to visit! Of course the closer you get to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the crazier things get as far as attendance, but everyone should experience the magic of Christmas at Disney. It helps that the holiday season starts now, so we have plenty of time to celebrate! I’ll go location by location and outline my favorite Christmas must-dos while you’re there.

runDisney news November 6-November 12, 2017


“That’s A Wrap!” – the 2017 runDisney season is officially over. Congratulations to all who participated in the whirlwind back-to-back race weekends at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Presented by MISFIT and the Disneyland Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend this past weekend! Believe it or not, the next race weekend is the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Presented by Cigna, kicking off the 2018 season! GAH! I am so excited. For now, here’s the latest runDisney news: