Vader & Mufasa discuss runDisney, all of their events, challenges, and surprises on their runs in this podcast episode. We'll tell you why it's worth it!

Vader gets a special greeting from Captain Jack Sparrow

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I think I’ll go for a run where I’ll encounter costumed people with enormous heads?”  Us too!  That’s why Vader registered for a runDisney event at Walt Disney World in 2009, and also why Mufasa and family registered for a family 5K in 2017.  We’ll tell you all about it in this week’s episode of the Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over podcast.  Check out the timeline below if you want a sneak peek at what’s to come. Or,  just sit back and click the play button at the top of the page and listen to all 35 glorious minutes of two out of shape Disney nerds talking about running.

Podcast Timeline

00:23 Longest Podcast Dedication Ever?

01:40 Time to talk runDisney!  What is runDisney you may ask?  Have you been living in a cave!?!

02:49 If you want to find out all of the events at your disposal, then this is where to head in the podcast

03:30 Vader shares his almost-marathon experience from Walt Disney World back in 2009

04:04 This tip is really critical to you enjoying Disney before or after your runDisney event

09:00 It’s at this moment in the podcast where you discover the moment that Vader’s marathon ended (spoiler, it wasn’t at mile 26…)

09:16 Did we just tell you to wear a fanny pack during your run?  Yes, yes we did

11:24 If there’s one takeaway to Vader’s runDisney marathon, it’s…

12:30 Mufasa gives his impressions on his family’s runDisney event in Disneyland Paris

13:30 There are some very special character greetings during runDisney, and we share a few of our favorites

Vader & Mufasa discuss runDisney, all of their events, challenges, and surprises on their runs in this podcast episode. We'll tell you why it's worth it!

Mufasa and his family stopped during their run because who could pass up a picture with Quasimodo and Frollo?!

15:37 runDisney events take you to special parts of the park, frequently off-limits to guests, does this alone make it worth it?

19:00 Vader shares one of his favorite moments where some characters gave him a personal shout-out!

21:00 Mufasa BREAKS INTO SONG!  You gotta listen to find out why.

21:40 Challenges add an extra dimension of fun and challenge to any event.  Are they worth it?

24:45 If you find yourself in Disneyland Paris, which I’m sure happens often, there’s a special challenge that you can only complete part of while here

26:33 Mufasa is here to tell you all about the virtual half-marathon that runDisney has started, and why you should run…for the hills, and not for Disney

27:54 Sometimes, unplanned moments create the best memories.  Mufasa’s daughter showed him that while his wife was on her half-marathon

29:40 There’s a really big different when registering for a runDisney event at Walt Disney World compared to Disneyland Paris, and it’s a huge hit to your wallet

31:50 STUMP THE HOST!!!

 

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