Saturday, January 22, 2011

2011 Disney World Marathon Monday – Marathon Weekend Recap 5

Marathon Monday was a busy one!  We booked breakfast at the Crystal Palace for 8:30 a.m.  Our plan for the day was to spend Marathon Monday in the Magic Kingdom (Heather and Bobby were going to join us for lunch!).  Disney gave each Marathon runner a free ticket into one of their parks on this day so we could enjoy ourselves after the race!

On our way there, we took a boat from WL to the Contemporary, where we ran across these….


Yikes!  That’s DEFINITELY a NO!  I’m taking the doors on the first floor! :0)


I have NO clue what possessed me, but we decided not to take the escalators up to the Monorail – instead, we walked to the MK!  (I’ve never done this before and it was a neat little walk!)! 

The main problem I kept running into is that I couldn’t walk very fast.  Jason is used to my “hospital walk”and he got way ahead of me a LOT.  I had to tell him many times to SLOW DOWN!  Haha!


We were able to get my ticket certified with no problems, then we were allowed inside early because we had a Character breakfast planned!

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The weather did a number to my hair. Ugh.


I know we were just at the Crystal Palace the day before for lunch, but we didn’t mind! :0)  I like this place!


I posted this picture on Facebook with the caption… “Mickey Medal or Mickey Waffle?”

Well, my wonderful husband who thinks he’s funny left the comment “ONE?!  Try SIX, piggy!”  I saw his comment and responded, “JASON!  I didn’t even eat that ONE!” 

This of course brought on a slew of comments… “You just ran a Marathon, you can eat as many waffles as you want!”  “You don’t need to worry about the calories you look fine…” etc. 

Oh boy.  My husband just thought he was being funny and had no idea what he started.  He has NEVER told me that I couldn’t eat something or prevented me from eating anything.  I had to come to his rescue and defend him!  What a mess!  Hah!

Anyway, on with breakfast!


This was too cute!  Jason and Eeyore did the fist pound, then a slide. 

After we ate, we decided to walk (I hobbled) over to Tomorrowland but on the way, we ran into these ladies!  They were SO funny!  The one in red reported that she has a contraption in her house a “tread” from the “mill” and she was going to start using it again soon.  The one in gold said that she’s allergic to hay and shouldn’t go anywhere near this “mill”.  It gave her “tingles” just thinking about it!  Hehe!


After our Tomorrowland adventures, we found Heather and Bobby, and continued our hobble around the Magic Kingdom!

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We had lunch reservations for Liberty Tree Tavern and on our way there, we saw these guys!  My husband is a trumpet player (it was his first degree) so he loves watching various bands around the parks!


Our lunch was SO good!  Especially the dessert! YUM! 


Sometime after lunch and walking around Liberty Square, the heavens decided to open and a monsoon hit the Magic Kingdom. It was awful!


We took soaking wet pictures with Mickey and Minnie….


…and I hated it.  I wanted these to be good so I could frame them.  I looked like a drowned rat.  I think this started my grumpiness because after these pictures, I was in a bad mood the rest of the afternoon!


It POURED. Seriously.

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I was so unhappy that Bobby told me to stop whining.  Haha!

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We decided to leave at this point.  Our shoes were squishing and I was soaked (wearing jeans) up to my THIGHS!  Ugh. 


Your immune system is at it’s lowest for 48 hours following your Marathon run, so I knew that I had to get changed, and fast!

We saw Santa on our way out! :0)


I couldn’t wait changed and get dry!  We stayed in our room for a few minutes but we didn’t want to waste our Marathon Monday tickets so after we changed and dried off, we pretty much turned around and went right back to the Magic Kingdom! :0)

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The steam off the water!

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Feeling better!


I’m a dork I know but I HAD to get a “retake” with Mickey and Minnie!  I was much happier with this photo!!! :0)


I also love this one!!  Cause it’s true…you CAN do the impossible and it’s fun to try! :0)


We left after night hit and made our way to Fort Wilderness for the Hoop Dee Doo Review!  If you haven’t seen this show, you definitely should!  It’s hilarious!

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Having a great time!!! :0)

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We went to Downtown Disney after the show and shopped around for a while, then made our way back to the Wilderness Lodge for a little shut eye! :0)

Over all, I had a good Marathon Monday minus the RAIN!  That wasn’t Disney’s fault, though.  It was a great day!!! :0)

Someone on Twitter reported:

“Disney World was the most hobblingest place on earth today!  Marathon Monday!!”

I think I have to agree with that statement! :0)


  1. Oh it sounds like such a fun day! You hit all of my favorite eating places! I miss Walt Disney World. We were supposed to go visit this summer but I don't think we will be able to due to my inlaws possibly moving :-(

    I love your ending with the hobbliest place on Earth, that was too funny!

  2. Interesting fact about your immune system after a marathon. I did not know that.
    Your recaps make me want to do Disney : )

  3. OMG you were so unhappy! I thought it was pretty funny and just started splashing in the puddles LOL!
    You ARE a nerd for going back and retaking mickey mouse pics hahaha!
    Lunch was SO yummy!


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