There’s probably not a person out there that hasn’t heard of or seen a Disney movie. There’s probably not a person out there who hasn’t heard of or seen a Disney advertisement for magical vacations but here are a few things that many people might not have heard of or even knew existed.

Disney has resorts located in Vero Beach, Hilton Head, Hawaii and a cruise line. These resorts/cruises follow the Disney model of exceptional service, great food, amazing entertainment, children’s programming and spectacular views. The accommodations in all these places are top rated, comfy and themed so well that you won’t want to leave.

Disney has an official fan club: D23. D stands for Disney and twenty-three is a reference to 1923, the year Walt Disney was born. The fan club was established to bring passionate fans up close to the “Magic” of Disney. There are special events, merchandise that is unique to D23, quarterly publications, online stories and chances to meet other fans who love all things Disney. General membership is COMPLIMENTARY! Other membership levels cost a fee and there are benefits associated with each. All ages can become D23 fans however, an adult over 18 must complete the registration process.

Disney has running events for every level of athlete. These events called RunDisney are held in the theme parks on different weekends throughout the year. There are themed runs like Star Wars or Princess half marathon and participants can dress like their favorite character. Distances include 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon. Disney even has virtual runs that a person can register for and complete on their own using an honor system to track one’s time and completion. Participants in virtual runs or in person runs receive Disney bling, the ultimate reward.

Disney has theme parks all over the world:

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida which has 4 theme parks, two water parks and a shopping venue that is incredible.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California.

Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park both located in Chessy, France.

Tokyo Disney Disneyland in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture is comprised of Tokyo Disney and DisneySea.

Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Lantau Island.

Shanghai Disney is located in Pudong, Shanghai.

Now that you know about other Disney resorts, theme parks, running events, and fan clubs, go out and explore the possibilities that are the world of Disney!


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