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  • On Jan 11, 2014
    Patty from TX Asked

    Hi Tania! I'm turning 40 this year- at Walt Disney World! Do you have any suggestions on how I can celebrate this amazing day? I'm running with my girlfriends at the Princess Half Marathon and know we want to make it the best weekend EVER!

    Heigh Ho Patty!

    Happy 40th Birthday! I think you are already on the right track for a perfect birthday celebration! RunDisney and a girlfriends weekend combined? Holla! And since you are the birthday princess, it makes perfect sense to run Disney's Princess Half Marathon. That was my first half marathon ever, and I was quickly hooked to runDisney racecations.

    One of the reasons I love Walt Disney World so much is because of the way it makes me feel like a kid again. So I may go against the grain here by not suggesting an amazing Disney restaurant for dinner or drinking around Epcot. I would actually suggest grabbing ye best mates and setting sail on a Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage! Dress up in costume for your photos with that codfish Captain Hook and Smee. Soak up the Disney magic as you wish upon a star during Wishes Nighttime Spectacular. And if the pixie dust lands just right you could catch the Electric Water Pageant on the Seven Seas Lagoon. That sounds practically perfect to me.

    Another thing I would suggest would be to try a tour such as Disney's Keys to the Kingdom tour. You can gain backstage access to several hidden areas including the Magic Kingdom's underground tunnels. You'll learn more about Walt Disney and his vision. I am always in awe every time I learn something new about him.

    I hope you'll be quoting Rapunzel screaming, "Best. Day. Ever!" Happy Birthday, Princess Patty!

    Wishing you pixie-dusted miles,


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Meet the Panelist: Tania, Virginia

I've been on numerous Walt Disney World Resort vacations, ranging from girlfriend getaways, anniversary trips, "runDisney-cations," mommy/daughter trips and family vacations with my 5 princesses in tow! Need a reason for a Disney vacation? I've got 20! Learn More About Tania

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