31 responses

  1. Jen
    September 2, 2013

    I’m glad you had such a great time at “my” Disney park! I’ll be making my first visit to WDW in January. It’ll be interesting to compare. I agree with you on the Cars ride. It really is one of the best.
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  2. Sheena
    September 2, 2013

    I love love love Disneyland! When I lived in San Diego, we had season passes and I’m guilty of calling sick once or twice to go in on a Tuesday or Wednesday 🙂

  3. Katie
    September 2, 2013

    Wow! You really got around with tons of walking, nice job!!
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  4. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    September 2, 2013

    Looks like you all had a great time! I have never been do Disneyland either, but it is on my list of things to do for sure!
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  5. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    September 2, 2013

    So jealous of your trip! Looks like you had an amazing time! 🙂
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  6. Ja @Ja on the RUN
    September 2, 2013

    It’s nice that you shared the differences and similarities of the 2 Disneys. I love California Adventure!!! 🙂
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  7. Kristen @ glitteranddust
    September 2, 2013

    Sitting in the driver’s seat of the Indiana Jones ride is pretty hard to beat. I also love Space Mountain. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in California Disney is my favorite – what a rush!

    Glad you had a great time. I have been to Disneyland a number of times (being on the west coast), but have yet to make it to Disney World. Bucket List!!!
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  8. Jill C.
    September 2, 2013

    I haven’t been to Disney World since I was 12, but my favorite ride then was the Rock n’ Roll Rollercoaster. I also loved Space Mountain. Oooh, and there was this fun alien ride/experience thing that I loved; an alien escaped and we had to endure it breathing on us, and spitting. I don’t know how to better explain it since it’s been over 14 years since I’ve been, but it was seriously fun.
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    September 3, 2013


  10. Emily K. @ Leaf Parade
    September 3, 2013

    Looks like you had so much fun! I haven’t been to Disney since I was a little kid, and since then I haven’t felt particularly eager to go (theme parks and big crowds of small children can sometimes stress me out!) I thought about doing the WDW Princess Half next year. I thought it looked really fun, but I ultimately wasn’t sure if I would really enjoy a trip to Disney. But! You have me feeling pretty excited about doing a Disney race in the future! I think I may explore this further — thanks!
    -Emily K.
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  11. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    September 3, 2013

    I wish I had been closer so I could have joined you ladies! I miss you both! I’m glad you had a good time at Disneyland though; I certainly miss it! I hope that means you’re going to come back so we can hang out there in the future 🙂
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  12. Lulu
    September 3, 2013

    looks like fun!

  13. Elizabeth @ Positive Change
    September 3, 2013

    What a great time! Next year my husband and I are hopefully running the coast to coast challenge!! Can’t wait to visit!
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  14. Ashley
    September 3, 2013

    I was ALWAYS a DisneyWorld girl growing up, but this post may have me converted!

  15. Kashi @ Cape Island Runners
    September 3, 2013

    Very cool recap! I grew up with WDW, very fun to see what DL looks like. Looking forward to the next installment!
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  16. Anna B.
    September 3, 2013

    Hi Meghann! This is my first time visiting your blog. I was initially here to check out some healthy recipes, but then I came across your post about your adventures in Disneyland and found myself reading this instead out of curiosity. It was mainly because me and my family were just recently talking about a trip we’re planning to go next summer which is Walt Disney World in Florida for the VERY first time! I’m excited about it, but this post made me a lot more so! lol It was fun reading this, and I look forward to your next post 🙂
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  17. Mary @foodandfunontherun
    September 3, 2013

    Love the recap! Looks like you had so much fun over there! I am thinking we may need to make a Disney World trip in the near future!

  18. Beth
    September 3, 2013

    I’m not a Disney person but you make this look like a lot of fun. Carsland is super cute. 🙂
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  19. Caitlin
    September 3, 2013

    i’ve been to disneyland several times but not since i was 5 or 6 (i used to live in california). i was from FL and kept accidentally calling it disney world, ha. i think it’s funny that they just changed the cali park’s name to land instead of world. if they open another one i wonder what it’d be called…disney-territory?
    your short hair is looking cute as ever! that Mediterranean food is pretty nice for a theme park!
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  20. Rebecca@Running.Food.Baby.
    September 3, 2013

    I’ve been to both DL and WDW – I do say that I prefer WDW. It was really weird to go to DL after being to WDW so many times – they are really similar. We went on Boxing Day (HAHAHA) a few years ago and because the parks were so busy, they gave us the option to go to California Adventure first and not go into DL until 3pm – for the same price. We took them up on that offer. I really really liked California Adventure and was glad to have had the opportunity to go. After 3 we went to the regular ol’ DL and got on most of the rides. We did not get to ride Space Mountain, but we went on Materhorn twice.

    One thing that I have learned to do is go into the Single Rider line, even when I go with my husband. We went on that Indiana Jones ride and asked if they were accepting single riders – they were! Bonus! So my husband and I go through, by-passing the whole line. We thought we were VIP’s or something the way we were walking though the line. We get to the single rider staging part and boom on a ride immediately. Hilarious part – we ended up on the same car! We have done this so many times. Between fast passes and single rider lines, I manage to get on most of the big rides.

    Although I think I shouldn’t tell people my secrets……shh
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  21. Becky
    September 3, 2013

    So weird that you were on my side of the country (I’m from Phoenix)! Did you notice any Arizona State, bright gold/maroon pitchforks, or University of Arizona, dark blue/red bearcat, shirts? Arizona residents tend to pack out Disneyland, we really only know how to vacation in California or Vegas because they’re within driving distance!

  22. Chelle
    September 3, 2013

    Why is it so funny that the parks are close together?

    • Meghann
      September 3, 2013

      Because the parks at WDW are no where near each other. They’re all a bus or a monorail ride away!

  23. Megan Dyan
    September 3, 2013

    I asked this on one of your Disney Sports complex posts…but please! I would love to know what Disney blogs you read. Please share!!
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  24. Lauren
    September 3, 2013

    Great recap! I’ve been to WDW a bunch of times but never DisneyLand. It was cool to see the comparison!

  25. Jessica
    September 3, 2013

    I don’t know why I always thought Disneyland wasn’t as nice but it almost looks… dare I say.. better?
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  26. Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    September 4, 2013

    I haven’t been to Disney Land in ages! I want to do one of the Disney races– they seem so fun! Ps. Next time you’re in SoCal, you should come down to San Diego!
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  27. Heathers Looking Glass
    September 4, 2013

    So glad you got to do so many rides and it was great to see you again! GLad we got to run part of the 10k together!

  28. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    September 4, 2013

    This whole post has me smiling. I need to make a Disney visit ASAP!

  29. Michelle @ Running More Than Errands
    September 4, 2013

    So glad you enjoyed Disneyland! I haven’t been there yet buy LOVE Disneyworld! I’ve heard awesome things about the Princess Half and hope to one day run that. I’m a new runner so I have to work up to it. 🙂 Love your blog!
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