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    New WDW Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (Aug. 25, 2015) – runDisney is summoning the Force today to announce another Star Wars-inspired intergalactic journey, this time to the dark side. The “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side” enters the galaxy April 14-17, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and pays homage to the dark […]

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    23,000 Run at Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

    Fountain Valley, Calif. native Nick Arciniaga won the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort with a time of 1:08:13. Jennifer Berry, 34, of Denver, won the female category with a personal record of 1:22:34. Both athletes won the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon, and Berry was also the top female finisher at the Disney Wine […]

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    runDisney: May the Course be with You!

    May the Force be with you during the all-new Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort. It’s a weekend journey to a galaxy far, far away featuring various runs, special events, Disney entertainment, your favorite Star Wars and Disney characters to cheer you along the course, and much, much more! Choose your Destiny! […]

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    WDW Hotel Ops VP Kevin Myers to Retire, 2 Promoted

    According to a story in the Orlando Sentinel, Kevin Myers, the vice president in charge of hotel operations, will retire in December. A busboy in Adventureland when the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, has been directly involved in the opening of more than 10 hotels at Disney World and serves on the resort’s executive steering […]

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    Scuttlebutt – A runDisney Weekend

    Disney Gets Two Art Directors Guild Nominations. Saving Mr. Banks was nominated for Excellence in Production Design – Period Film (Production Designer: Michael Corenblith), and ABC for Excellence in Production Design – Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series – Modern Family, (Production Designer: Richard Berg: Episode: The Wow Factor). The ceremony is set to take place on […]

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    Walt Disney World Marathon Info

    The Walt Disney World Marathon is the finale to a weekend of endurance events at Disney World including the Disney Half Marathon, 10K, and Family Fun Run 5K. The final challenge is a 26.2-mile race through all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks with Disney Entertainment on-course. Walt Disney World Half Marathon is Saturday, January […]

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    runDisney and New Balance Announce New Shoes

    Sorcerer Mickey and Pink Minnie will anchor the 2014 New Balance runDisney 860 V4 running shoe. Runners will have the opportunity to purchase kits with race specific shoe liners and shoe lace charms to personalize their runDisney race experience. These shoes are aimed at runners looking for a faster experience in a neutral cushioning shoe, […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Star Wars Casting and the Mad Chinese

    Disney opens ‘Star Wars’ casting to video submissions.Disney and LucasFilms have posted an open call for video submissions for two lead roles in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. submissions can be made via opencastingcall2013.com.  The deadline for video submission is Dec. 3, according to the website. Disney is holding in-person casting in the United Kingdom […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Run, Aladdin, Run!

    Aladdin to appear on Broadway next year. The production of Aladdin features music by Tony-winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman, with direction and choreography by Tony-winner (for “Book of Mormon”) Casey Nicholaw. Chad Beguelin wrote the book for the show. The creative team for Aladdin also includes scene design by Bob […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Neil Patrick Harris and the Dopey Challenge

    Disney World has filled two more narrator slots for its 2013 Candlelight Processional program at Epcot. Actors (and Candlelight) veterans Gary Sinise and Neil Patrick Harris now are scheduled to kick off the seasonal presentation. Sinise will read the Christmas story Nov. 29-Dec. 1, followed by Harris on Dec. 2-3. These additions fill the Candlelight lineup with the […]

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    runDisney’s Dopey Challenge!

    It’s only 48.6 miles of fun! Are you ready for the ultimate endurance challenge? Then take part in four days of fun for a total of 48.6 miles in the all-new Dopey Challenge! Participants will run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, and if you complete all four races within the pacing requirements you […]