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Old 12-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #31
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Looking at the response, I have a feeling this "Dumbo Double Dare" is going to sell out VERY quickly. Hopefully I can sign up at the expo!
That's what I'm hoping for too!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #32
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I was really thinking of skipping the Disneyland Half until the medals changed but now I'm definitely running it. Darn you Disney! Lol.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #33
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Still haven't figured out what to do...DDD at the tune of about $1000, wait for Tinkerbell 2014 (I love that medal!) when it would cost slightly less, or just forego DL and do all four race weekends at WDW next race season? (I don't count Everest) Oh decisions!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:10 PM   #34
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I was really thinking of skipping the Disneyland Half until the medals changed but now I'm definitely running it. Darn you Disney! Lol.
I agree. Wish the medals would change a lil each yr.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #35
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Still haven't figured out what to do...DDD at the tune of about $1000, wait for Tinkerbell 2014 (I love that medal!) when it would cost slightly less, or just forego DL and do all four race weekends at WDW next race season? (I don't count Everest) Oh decisions!!!
This will be my first C2C so I have to go. And with DDD being the inaugural race, I can't pass that up.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #36
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This will be my first C2C so I have to go. And with DDD being the inaugural race, I can't pass that up.
I don't have C2C yet, either. I had a plan in my head to do all the WDW halfs in 2013, and then in 2014 to Tinkerbell and one half at WDW for C2C. This throws such a wrench in my plans! I have been seriously debating it, looking up quotes, and driving myself nuts. My DH calls it "first world problems to the Nth degree". but it's still frustrating
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:42 PM   #37
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I was really thinking of skipping the Disneyland Half until the medals changed but now I'm definitely running it. Darn you Disney! Lol.
This was me exactly!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #38
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This was me exactly!
I couldn't of said it better myself "darn you Disney!" I completed my CTC this year. I ran DL TBHM & WDW WADHM thought I would save some $ this year my accomplishing this goal but now they are offering the West Coast Dumbo Dare! I am so saving my mad money to run this!
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:20 PM   #39
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After getting some Christmas cash for race registrations, I am back to looking! I am looking at good neighbor hotel and am wondering if anyone has experience with Carousel. It says across the street, free breakfast, mixed reviews, but has a 3rd night free promotion making 2 1 park tickets and 3 nights hotels $508...that seems reasonable...anyone know anything about it?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #40
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After getting some Christmas cash for race registrations, I am back to looking! I am looking at good neighbor hotel and am wondering if anyone has experience with Carousel. It says across the street, free breakfast, mixed reviews, but has a 3rd night free promotion making 2 1 park tickets and 3 nights hotels $508...that seems reasonable...anyone know anything about it?
I also got race money! I've started to look at planning too. I have no experience with this motel tho.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #41
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As I understand it, the Carousel is a simple hotel. Nothing bad about it, but nothing outstanding either. I know some folks who only stay there and don't even consider anywhere else. So it can't be all bad! Fireworks from the rooftop viewing location, I believe, so that's cool. It's location being just about as "literally" across the street as you can get makes it a good choice! There's maybe 1 or 2 other hotels before the crosswalk? Something like that.

In 2010, I stayed at the Candy Cane Inn which was very nice. To us, anyway. Great breakfast included, super comfy beds, a fridge, and the grounds were just beautiful. But a friend and I split the cost of the room so that helped out. I had a little bit longer of a walk to the race start, but it still wasn't terrible.

I'm hoping to do this race too, and stay at the Sheraton Anaheim, using my points. I'll be walking to the start of the race through the back-way, near the parking structure. But that's OK. It's still closer than the Epcot parking lot walk to the WDW starting corrals!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #42
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My family and I stayed at the Best Western Park Place Inn for the last couple of races. It is walking distance from everything, clean, affordable, and it has a pool and hot tub for after the race. I am a AAA member and split the cost of a suite with my family so it ends up being a really great deal at about $40 bucks per night per person. Already booked it for 2013 DLHM weekend.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #43
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My friends and I just decided to do this. I think I've lost my mine. I'm training for Goofy 2013 and said I would never do back to back again, but here I go I believe we are staying at Best Western Stovall.

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #44
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I just received permission from my Boss to go ahead and makes plans to do the Dumbo Dare (I work at a University and this is the weekend before the students arrive on campus.)

Now to plan the transportation (BUF/YYZ,) how painful is LAX, there are non-stop flights from Toronto, night be worth the extra $$ to not have a layover flight, .

Where to stay, have already used my 2013 DVC points, .

A four medal weekend (DD, 10k, 1/2 and C2C) Wow!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #45
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I always stay at BW Stovall's for Disney races. It's just a short walk to the start/finish.
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