The Only Constant at WDW is Change…

Well, fellow Disney fans, this week was filled with breaking news that definitely made me clutch my heart. The Disney Parks of my youth are changing and in times like these I’m not sure how I feel about it! Here are the top 3 news stories of the week:

runDisney news 6/18/2017 – 6/24/2017

Hi friends!

Here’s the latest on runDisney news for the week of 6/18/17 through 6/24/17. Highlights include the unveiling of the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend medals! Here’s what you may have missed:

Race Recap: 2017 B.A.A. 10K

Hi friends & Happy Summer!

I kicked off summer ’17 with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 10K, the second event of three events in the B.A.A. Distance Medley. I ran the 5K in April and plan on running the half marathon in October!

For those of you considering a trip to Boston, I highly recommend planning a race weekend around one of these B.A.A. races. People of all ages and abilities are welcome, but as you can imagine it is a fast course, with even faster elites at the front. Some of the best athletes in the world come out for the B.A.A. races and it is so exciting to be in the same field as them. And I’m somewhere in the middle! Here’s my recap:

2017 Eat to the Beat Concert Series Lineup Announced!

 

Who else is already as excited as I am about the 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival?!

While I won’t be participating in this year’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend, Tommy and I will be heading to F&W in October to sample small plates and beverages from around the world. We can’t wait! There will be plenty of time to celebrate the 22nd annual Food & Wine Festival this year: 75 days to be exact! The longest celebration to-date, beginning August 31 and running through November 13.

Part of the Food & Wine tradition is knowing the “Eat to the Beat” concert series lineup, the musical acts presented on the America Gardens Stage in The American Adventure pavilion in Epcot. Solo artists and bands from the 70s through the 90s (and now early 00s!) will be part of the fun. Walt Disney World Resort JUST announced the concert lineup here and below:

WDW Disney Dining Plan 2018 – Now Serving!

Disney Dining News Update:

Walt Disney World announced today that the 2018 Disney Dining Plan will now feature “several new beverage options” including alcoholic beverages (where available) and specialty premium non-alcoholic drinks such as hot chocolates, milkshakes, and smoothies.

The Disney community is definitely abuzz (pun intended) and for many 21+ guests, this has been a long time coming! But this of course means higher price points, whether you intend to drink alcoholic beverages or not, which may price out some families. Disney Dining plans are available to those with vacation packages staying on property at any of the Walt Disney World resorts, and traditionally have only offered juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea for the beverage selection.

My family has never personally used the Disney Dining Plan, so to my readers: Is this change a positive one or are you thinking Walt Disney himself would be horrified? 

Until next time, #willrunfordisney!