Well, yesterday I arrived home after an AMAZING long weekend at Disneyland.
The journey got started bright and early on Friday morning. My sister, Lisa and I were able to work it out so that we were on the same flight from Houston to Anaheim. We were able to hang out and enjoy lunch and a drink before boarding our flight. You can never say no to Mojitos while on vacation.
We arrived in Anaheim, picked up our rental car, and headed to the hotel to check in. I booked the hotel so far in advance that I was able to get one only .5 miles from Disneyland which is needed on race weekends like this because of the street closures that occur. After checking in we were off to the expo to pick up our bibs, it was really cool and they had so much merchandise but we were limited on suitcase space so we didn't buy anything there.
We walked over to the park afterwards and just took it all in because this really is one of our favorite places. We rode a couple rides and then called it a night since we had to be up at 3:15am for the 10k the next morning.
Let me just say that 3:15am came fast haha! But we sprang out of bed, quickly put on our costumes and headed to the start line. It was time for the Tinkerbell 10k! Let me just say, HOLY PEOPLE!!! Wow! The final count was that 8,265 people who ran the 10k.
Our Mr. Smee and Captain Hook costumes were a hit though! This was before the start and we were in the last corral, there were 6 total. The weather was perfect!! It was low 50's at the start and was around 65 degrees when we finished. The race officially started at 5:30am but with the corral start we got going around 6:10am.
You can see the insane amount of people ahead of us in this photo. We were blown away.
The course was absolutely amazing! We ran through Toon Town, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and went through the Castle and turned into Frontierland and then went right past Haunted Mansion which happens to be our favorite ride. We went out of Disneyland and made our way to California Adventure and into Cars Land. The course ended in Downtown Disney and it was just incredible!
You just have to take a selfie in from of Haunted Mansion haha!
Our finish line photo is one of my favorites! We had such a blast running and just enjoyed the time together. I was so proud of Lisa for completing her first 10k.
Once the race was over we headed over to the Starbucks and then back to the hotel to shower and change. We spent the rest of the day at the parks, eating churros, and having a blast.
We had these shirts made for the trip. Lisa's says "I'm Her Elsa" and mine says "I'm Her Anna". We got a lot of compliments on them. The relationship I have with my sister is priceless, so grateful!
Stay Tuned for Part II later this week!