During the Half Marathon, I will be trying to score a boarding group for GotG in EPCOT. This will be a challenging task while bobbing up and down and trying to catch my breath. We have a park reservation for EPCOT that morning, so should not have any issues with attempting a ride reservation.
If available, I am thinking of changing park reservation from EPCOT to AK right after I book GotG. Has anyone attempted to do this lately? I do not see any wording on the Disney website about changing your park reservation within 24-hours of entering the park. Will the boarding group from GotG remain if I change parks? (of course park availability will play a factor).
I do not want to be like Jim Hill and have to travel over to EPCOT and scan my magic band before being able to go and get into another park.
Without question, there will be a mid-day break for a No Way Jose and some carb loading at Via Napoli before the Marathon.
I will limp to the start line and question why I did not do enough leg weight training, like I promised I would. I will have the familiar quad soreness I had last year and contemplate how will I ever be able to finish this Marathon. My DS will be beside me and probably get frustrated for the first couple of miles while I try and find the energy to keep up. He will be on “fresher” legs than I. Around mile 3 or so I will start hearing “I can go the distance” and my body will stop reminding me how sore my muscles are. I will hopefully make it to the finish line exhausted and full of pride.
After swearing I will never run another Dopey, I will limp back to the hotel, clean up, fight the urge to lay down and head off to the most magical park for the day…Magic Kingdom.
This day will be full of QS snacks, non-stop refreshments, and constant walking to keep the body from seizing up. We will meet the Skipper for dinner and celebrate the madness of the week.
We will most likely not make it to the park until around 11 or 12.
What are your must-do’s for a half day at MK when touring at a leisurely pace and stopping at every QS counter you see?
This has become our traditional DS time. We don’t have to rush to pack up in the morning to make a rope drop or reservation. We get ourselves together on a leisurely timeline and make our way to DS. We do a bit of shopping and then have lunch at Homecomin’ This has also become when we pick up our Gideons For Home, on shorter trips.
We bus back to resort to get our bags, and then uber/lyft/rental car back to airport, depending on the trip
I’m staying as late as they let me at MK Sunday night, and my flight leaves at 6am Monday. I expect to be in the office around 930am. I’m going straight there from the airport. I’m 100% sure I’ll be sleeping at my desk at some point that day.
ETA: and using office network bandwidth to upload some 360 videos
I do recall you mentioning your extreme park touring right after the marathon and then heading into work. That is going to be a rough day at your desk, but worth every second extra you get in the parks.
I can’t wait to see your POV of the races. It will help this old man recall all the things I passed during each race. Will you be giving us a peek at each character stop along the way?