Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm going to run the Goofy Challenge

Also, I’m running the 2009 Goofy Challenge. At my other blog, Fumbling through my Forties I talk about my first week of training.

I know there are many, many runners who love Disney, blogging, and running the WDW marathon. I’m one of them and I hope to keep updating my training progress either here or at Fumbling through my Forties.

Still upset about Adventurer’s Club closing, too.

Podcast thoughts interrupted

So I had great hopes three months ago to do a series of posts that reviewed and discussed my favorite Disney podcasts. But a lot changed since I first started writing my first post. Instead, while I continue to work on the podcast extravaganza, I will try to post more often about other Disney stuff.

When I started writing this post late this afternoon, I did not know if I would get a chance to finish it today. Now, I’m glad I’ve got the chance, because I have just read in the
The Disney Blog that Pleasure Island is getting completely revamped, including the closing of all of the clubs. This makes very little sense to me on many levels, but some sense on some levels. I’ll definitely miss Comedy Warehouse and the great improve comedians, but I’ll especially miss the Adventurer’s Club, one of the best things about Walt Disney World. The themeing and acting of the cast was simply wonderful and the cast clearly enjoyed being a part of the barely-controlled chaos that made up a night at the AC. Since my son was born almost three years ago, we’ve been to WDW six times but have not been able to get over to PI. Now, I don’t know that I want too much any longer. I’ll wait to see what opens in place of the clubs. Apparently, we’ll get more restaurants and shops. Are more dining places needed at WDW? Probably, but will people go to the former PI area just to eat if there’s no entertainment? Does WDW really need more shops? I personally don’t think so, but I’m not trying to wrest every last dollar out of visitors (not that I have a problem with that, as I leave plenty of money with Disney every time I visit).

As always, time will tell, but hopefully, it will tell a story of new and exciting fun entertainment and dining (and shopping, I guess).