Disney Post-Princess

I will be blogging about all of my race experiences later this week, but right now I am pretty darn tired. I am writing this on Tuesday night for Wednesday’s post, and we just got back from Disney this afternoon. I have been unpacking and cleaning then realized I needed to blog. Oops! I thought it would be fun to recap the day of the race (after the race) and Monday, what we did with my family etc.

After we got cleaned up on Sunday morning post half marathon, we headed to Epcot. My mom wanted pizza, and we were able to walk up and get seated immediately at Via Napoli, yes! I was starving, and pizza never tasted so delicious. A sweet Princess runner came up to our table and said she read my blog (hi again!) we chatted for a minute, it was great to meet her and see a fellow runner wearing a medal!

After lunch we walked around Epcot a bit, not even riding anything, and realized we were exhausted from our 2:45 wake up call. We decided to head back and rest, and I took a whopping one photo of the day.

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We went back to Animal Kingdom Lodge, and headed to the hospitality suite for a snack before taking a nap. Well, the nap never happened. Sean Astin was in the suite, and we ended up hanging out with him for two hours. I interviewed him about the race so stay tuned for that later! My parents picked us up for dinner and we ate at Trails End buffet. So good, but I was basically a zombie by this point and had been up for almost 19 hours. We made it back to the resort and fell into the bed for a good snooze before our last day in Disney.

We “slept in” until 7:30 (sad I was finishing the race at that time the day before!) We got breakfast in the hospitality suite and chatted with race announcer Rudy before heading to Hollywood Studios.

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It was super crowded so Bobby rode Aerosmith and we did Star Tours before deciding we were hungry. Mom wanted to ride the boat from port Orleans to Downtown Disney, so we did just that and ate lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s Express.

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We stayed at Port Orleans the last night with my parents

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On the boat to Downtown Disney

After lunch, we wandered around a bit then decided we needed some ice cream.

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Oh yes, I ate all of it by myself

We rode the boat back to the hotel, it’s such a nice little ride.

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It was such a nice relaxing day and awesome not to have any major plans except for dinner. We walked around the resort just enjoying the grounds and sat in the food court and chatted.

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Our royal room:

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It was soon time for dinner, so we headed to the Magic Kingdom for a long awaited feast at Be Our Guest restaurant.

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We ate in the West Wing, and honestly I loved it. I was bummed at first, but the main room seemed so noisy and this one was much quieter and more intimate. I also loved that you can get your photo with the Beast after! I met another sweet reader in line for photos, and she just got engaged!

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We tried to recreate the picture behind us. Totally dorky.

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Right as we were walking out of the restaurant, we realized Wishes was about halfway over. We stood on the bridge and watched. It was SO COOL. Fireworks were coming from both sides. it was an amazing wyt to end the night.

My mom took the below photo without me even knowing, and it’s not one of my favorites ever!

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Love it! We headed to Gaston’s and got some er….drinks? Before leaving.

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It was an amazing last day, a perfect way to end the trip! Stay tuned for meet up, 5k, and half marathon recaps!

QOTD: Have you eaten at Be Our Guest? Do you like Fireworks?

Comments

  1. I ate there Friday night!!! It was so yummy. When we were leaving Wishes was about half over too! I had never seen the fireworks from the back of the castle. It was very neat! There is no better place than Disney!!! Can’t wait to hear about your race experience. Mine was AWESOME!

  2. Looks like a fun day! I can’t wait to stay in those princess rooms!

  3. I love the pink I Did It shirts this year (so did my mom…I told her y’all matched and she wanted to see…lol)! Glad y’all had fun with your family! Very cool y’all watched Wishes from new Fantasyland! Love the picture your mom took! :0)

  4. The more I hear about Be Our Guest the more I want to go! Maybe if I do W&D I’ll get to check it out

  5. The fireworks photo is so cute! I don’t think I’ve seen Wishes, but I’ve seen Illuminations many times.

  6. Sounds like a fun day! One thing nice about doing Disney often is doing things “off the beaten path” and spending more time exploring and not just riding rides. I think it enhances the Disney experience. Have you ever tried a Dole whip? I’m usually a chocolate girl, but I swear I’d sell my right arm for one of those :) I think the picture of you and Bobby watching the fireworks is so sweet! I love the fireworks, but usually have to force my family to watch them!

  7. I love reading your Disney recaps! That picture of you and Bobby watching the fireworks is precious…definitely frame worthy!!! Can’t wait for all the race recaps!

  8. I wish you could understand how teary-eyed I got at just the MENTION of Wishes. It blows me away absolutely every time. And that picture your mom took is the absolute most precious thing ever. Amazing timing!!

  9. Totally jealous that you got to hangout with Sean Astin, I’m hoping to bump in to him at a runDisney event one of these days!

    And no Disney trip is complete without a trip to Ghiradelli! I usually stay at Saratoga Springs which makes it walking distance so to be honest it’s usually more like 2 or 3 trips!

  10. Your trip looks so great! I can’t wait to hear more about the race, but it looks like you really got to enjoy Disney while you were down there! Even though fireworks all look the same, I absolutely love them! I take them in at all times throughout the year!

  11. I love reading your blog – you seem to have such a great life! So awesome that you and your mom do so much together. I have an almost-18 month old daughter and am hoping to instill in her the love of physical activity. Keep up the great work!

  12. Mm, Via Napoli sounds like a perfect post race meal. Yum! And speaking of yum – we ate at Be Our Guest Sunday night and loved it! We also ate in the West Wing and I liked that it was quieter. Although Wishes was going on while we were eating and our waitress told us the neighboring castle was attacking! :)

  13. What a great way to spend the time after the race. It was great meeting you Thursday night at Splitsville!. I adore that picture you had taken while watching Wishes.
    We went to BOG for my birthday last week, and we loved it. It’s definitely a unique dining experience. And I absolutely love watching Wishes-we will be checking out that spot you watched them from. Hope our paths cross again. I’ll be back for TOT!

  14. Laure Simms says:

    Loved Be Our Guest. We also ate in the West Wing and think it is better than the ballroom for the noise factor. Had the chicken entrée and it was delicious. How did you like the Royal Rooms? Need to try those

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