Disney Vacation Recap November 2013

You may have already read my race recap from my time in Disney, but I have yet to post what we did when we weren’t running.  We checked into the gorgeous Wilderness Lodge on Thursday. I haven’t stayed here in a few years and forgot how much I love it. We had a standard club level room but lucked out and had a beautiful Courtyard vied.



We hung out in the lounge and some with Jen and her family, then Bobby and I had dinner at the Captain’s Grille before going to EPCOT for the runDisney meet up.


We slept in a bit then headed to Magic Kingdom for a couple hours. I love taking the boat over!



The park was all dressed up for Christmas. I love it!


Bobby discovered Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, and we spent a lot of time on the trip playing.


We took Jen over to the expo with us and picked up our race bibs.


That night we ate with Jen and family at Trails End at Fort Wilderness. It was an early dinner, so we had some time that night and decided to just wander around the resort, which is one of my favorite Disney past times. We went over to the villas and sat by the fire. There was NO ONE in there, and it was so nice to just sit and hang out.


The next day we met Jen, Jeff, and Wyatt at Downtown Disney after Wyatt’s kids race. We had lunch at Earl of Sandwich then Bobby and I saw a Disney Infinity tent set up. If you tested the game you got a free t-shirt, so we figured…why not? We waited in line about 15 minutes, played the game and got our shirts.


On our way out of Downtown Disney, we ran into my Healthy Living Summit roomie Amanda, and local pal Larissa and chatted for a few minutes before Bobby and I headed back to the resort for a nap. We had a long night ahead of us!


We had a blast running Wine and Dine, and didn’t go to sleep until almost 4:00 in the morning. We got up around ten for breakfast and to say goodbye to our friends before heading to EPCOT.


In the parking lot I ran into more bloggers!


It was our last day to enjoy food and wine at the festival and it was HOT outside. Don’t worry, I cooled off with some frozen adult beverages.



That night, we met some friends at the Polynesian for a few minutes then headed over to ESPN to watch the Saints play on Monday Night Football. We someone got lucky and snagged the two amazing lounge chairs front and center. We were so excited we couldn’t stop smiling. The game was great, and we had a blast.


It was another late night, about 1:00 by time we got to bed, and the next day was our last day. We went to Hollywood Studios and did some of our favorite things.


That evening we had dinner at Citricos at the Grand Floridian, then changed clothes and headed over to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very merry Christmas Party! (Recap to come!) I wanted to eat the huge gingerbread house. It’s amazing.




The party was a blast, and it even “snowed” on Main Street.


We walked around the new Grand Floridian Villas after the party and took some pictures of the gorgeous lobby.



After another late night, we slept in then drove home. We had a great trip and made lots of new memories!

QOTD: Do you stay up late on vacation? Do you nap on vacation? We did every day!

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  1. Such a fun trip! SO glad we get to do it again so soon!

  2. I love that gingerbread house! Normally I don’t stay up late during Disney vacations. We get up early and go all day without napping.

  3. Looks like fun! I haven’t been to Disney since I was a kid. I’ve been really wanting to go again.

  4. Cant’ wait to hear about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! We open the parks, nap, and then close a park:) We are totally off our sleep schedule, but it’s ok, it’s Disney!

  5. Excited to see all of the Disneyness for Christmas this weekend!!

  6. I love the running outfits. Where did you get your husband’s tee? Did you make it or was it something you got off the rack?

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