Friday, October 22, 2010

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Recap: Disney Pre-Race

If you're keeping up with our Half Marathon trip, you know that we arrived in Florida late on the night of Friday, October 1. Then we woke up early to attend the race expo on Saturday, October 2 where we picked up our bibs. We held off on breakfast until 10:30 a.m. when we had a reservation to dine with the princesses at Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom.

We dined liked kings at the "All You Care to Eat" buffet. They brought out pastries, fruit, and orange juice to start and then we each ordered the All-American breakfast of hash browns, eggs, and sausage to finish.

When we arrived we took a professional photo with Cinderella (which is now hanging above our entertainment console) and received wishing stars.

While we were eating they announced the princesses one by one and they came around and greeted guests at each table.

Steak was quite the stud prince that day! All of the princesses wanted pictures with him. The picture with Sleeping Beauty was the only one I was invited into.

The castle is beautiful and everything you imagine it would be. At the end of our meal I got a couple of magic wands from our waiter to place wishes on my wishing star. They offered Steak a sword but he was worried about airport security.

After breakfast we ventured into Tomorrowland and got "fastpasses" for the new and improved Space Mountain roller coaster. While we waited for our time to go on Space Mountain we went and saw the comedy show at the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.

After we rode the roller coaster we took a moment to check out the Halloween decorations at the front of Magic Kingdom.

I love Halloween and Disney both so much it was really fun to see the holiday decorations for the very first time! In all my trips to Disney I've never been in October.

We left Magic Kingdom and went to meet my Aunt J, Uncle J and cousin M at Epcot World Showcase for the Food and Wine festival. They were so kind and bought me and Steak a gift card so that we could try all the food we desired. I didn't try any wine sadly, because our race was in a few hours, but I really enjoyed the festival and the time we spent with my family.

After our tour around the "world" we headed back to our resort for a much needed nap. Then off to the race we went!


  1. Looks like so much fun! And your breakfast looks amazing!


  2. You took so many pics - I love it! It looks like such a fun trip!
    p.s. Hope we might be able to see you this weekend! xo