Signs of fall…. leaves changing, pumpkins, a chill in the morning air and Disney Medal Reveals!
I mean, not that I’ve spent a few days stalking the Disney Parks Blog or anything…but knowing they came out on September 20th last year, I may have been actively monitoring. And when last week came and went, I had a pretty good hunch it would be yesterday. Especially as i had a 2-hour work meeting…and figured THAT would be when they came out. LOL Of course, I was right.
And with every medal reveal, comes the comments… people love them, or hate them. Some, aren’t sure. Me? I was not entirely sure at first, but they are growing on me. Lets take a look.
As a Dopey runner – i’m getting everything but the one on the far right (The Castaway Cay Challenge one). And I kinda can’t wait to hang them all on my new medal holder that I built.
As a whole, I like them. They all go together with similar elements and look like a set. Unlike prior years where some have been a unique shape or they all just didn’t flow, these “match”.
Let’s go through them one by one…with some pros and cons.
The 5k – Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
This is the first time Oswald has made an appearance. And while i’m bummed that Pluto was ‘demoted’ to a kids race medal, i’m definitely intrigued to have something so unique. And wonder if going forward the 5k will continue to change characters. (Maybe steamboat willie 2020?). I do like the dark silver, which matches my 2017 5k medal.
Decision – Its okay. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. I just don’t know Oswald that well.
The 10k – Miss Minnie Mouse
My 2nd favorite of the four races and not just because i’ve been known to rock the dots a time or two. I love this race’s course too. Running on the boardwalk at sunrise is so pretty.
Decision – not as sparkly as last year, and fewer dots on the ribbon, but a great medal
The 1/2 marathon – Donald Duck
At least its round… LOL Sorry, but the 20th anniversary X’s (which was also the race that wasn’t) were not my favorite. This fits the theme and I like the blue.
Decision – its prettier than that final on ramp on course. 🙂
The marathon – Mickey Mouse
My friend asked..why so angry? In his defense, that’s his “fierce focused face” Haven’t we all looked like this running a marathon? LOL Its mickey It seems to have some sparkle. And it spins. Tho i’m curious what’s on the back side.
Decision – Again not as sparkly as last year, but better than some of my other disney marathon medals. Its a win.
The Goofy – 39.3
It spins. I think like a dial? I don’t know…this is my 5th Goofy medal and i’ve definitely liked some of the others better. Also, with it not having the stripes behind him like the other medals in the set, it doesn’t entirely match. (One of these things is not like the others.)
Decision – Sorry Goofy…i love you, but i’m not sure on your medal.
The Dopey – 48.6
This will be my 2nd Dopey medal. And while last year was AH-mazing…this year is still a good solid medal. Dopey looks adorable, i love the color of the metal itself (copper? rose gold?) and that there’s no stones that call fall off in transit. (I didn’t lose mine last year but apparently a lot of runners did)
Decision – Its cute! And his little armed raised in victory? That will be me. 🙂