The final few days after the Disney races were spent hanging around the Disney parks and properties. We spent most of Monday at the Magic Kingdom. The weather was absolutely perfect (which was a far cry from the previous day’s heat/humidity for the marathon). We were able to get some great pictures at the Magic Kingdom with our medals.
We spent most of the day walking around and riding several rides while picking up some well-earned sweets and food!
As we were getting ready to leave I decided I wanted to get one more picture, with all of my Dopey medals, with the castle in the background. As I get up to the photo pass guy, he sees my medals, helps get me positioned and then asks me if I’m willing to hold this pose for about 60 seconds. I’m thinking…ummm…ok? Now there is a afternoon show going on in the background but I’m not really thinking about that. So about 60 seconds later he starts to take a few pictures and all of a sudden the afternoon show is ending with fireworks. And I get this amazing photo…
Later we met up with our friends Nick and Ciara for dinner and then headed back over to our condo to watch the National Championship Football Game between Alabama and Clemson. Obviously as a huge Alabama fan, I was very happy with the result!
On Tuesday (our last full day), we decided we wanted to explore some of the Disney properties. We have loved staying on property from time to time, but have always wanted to see more of them. We hit up the Art of Animation first. It was so beautifully themed!
After that we went over to the Wilderness Lodge. I have to admit it was easily the nicest of the properties I have ever been to. In fact, I ended up getting us a night at the Wilderness Lodge for the Star Wars Half Marathon in April. We are excited! We finished up by hitting up the Caribbean Beach Resort. It reminded us a little of Coronado Springs, where we have stayed before. It was very well themed!
We ended the night by meeting up with Nick and Ciara at Disney Springs for dinner. We walked around a little more before saying goodbye to them. We headed back to the condo for one more night of sleep before getting on the road the next morning to head back to Atlanta. It was a wonderful and rewarding week for both of us. Can’t wait till next year!