Tinker Bell Half Marathon Rumors
I am tired of hearing the rumors surrounding the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.
The registration for most Disney races opens up early about nine months before the half marathon. I remember when Tinker Bell opens because it is close to my birthday.
In 2016 I ran the 10K. This year I ran the Pixie Dust Challenge for charity. Between the years 2016- 2017 something changed drastically.
I don't want to go into a long rant about what was wrong with the race this year.
There are people out there saying runDisney is probably going to get rid of Tinker Bell. Do you think that these people have an inside connection?
Disneyland and runDisney are the same parent company and run separately. Disneyland and runDisney run differently. Disneyland Managers and Cast Members do not have any say in what runDisney does.
They are not going to find out anything before anyone else does. Unless this blogger knows someone who works for runDisney that is risking losing their job you're not going to know anything.
I am nobody important. I have nothing to gain from being honest and blunt. Some Websites and Bloggers like to say things to get clicks; it gets them traffic, which equals ad revenue.
Rumors are good click bait. Frankly, their sources could be just them speculating and going off of what rumors are floating around.
Let's look at this logically Tinker Bell was a disaster. If you want to know what happened this year, please Google it. I'm not getting into it because I have moved on. I have had other wonderful runDisney experiences. Some are using this year's failures to fuel rumors.
With that said do you think that this company that dropped the ball that badly has it together? Supposedly East Coast and West Coast runDisney operations are not run by the same people either. I cannot find information to confirm that.
Just because the website has not updated since the event and no race dates are coming out of it does mean it's not going to happen.
A lot is going on at Disneyland now. There is construction for Star Wars land. That could interfere with the course. At some point, they have to try to plan the course and get it certified.
People were also saying they're going to get rid of Super Heroes. It’s happening. They were wrong. November is closer than May.
Every time someone shares a link about Tinker Bell a website is getting clicks. It’s likely they're getting paid for every click because these websites have ad space and ad revenue.
They also claim to have sources and are treating it as a rumor. That hardly sounds credible. Why not have quotes from that anonymous source?
At some point, this must stop. You can analyze the response I posted when I emailed runDisney and asked if Tinker Bell is happening. If they were canceling the race, why would they have answered like that?
Part of the course is in the middle of a new 14-acre expansion to the park. They're probably trying to figure out the course so they can work on getting the permits they need.
I have been avoiding my running groups because of people saying they are canceling Tink. Incessantly asking when is light side opening? People are getting worked up, and it’s a perfect opportunity for some to capitalize on that.
So until September comes and goes without an announcement, I wouldn't worry. There have been murmurs of the half marathon race being eliminated and keeping the other races. Until Disney says anything, it's pure speculation.I do not think they are doing themselves any favors being so tight lipped, though. Until then my fellow runner's let's chill.