Things I want to do at Disney World during the Disney World Marathon weekend, besides run!

With less than a week to go before I make it to Disney World for the 2015 Walt Disney World marathon and the Dopey Challenge, I thought it would be a good time to sit down and think about what I want to do there (besides run the races and spend tons of money at the expo of course).

Doing the Dopey Challenge, I will need to conserve some energy and hitting every ride at every park is probably not going to be the smartest thing to do for the legs. That means I need to determine what my “Must Do’s” are for this trip. If just to make sure I get best Disney vibe for my money while I am there.

The past few months have been quite hectic and stressful at work and I have put in significant miles running besides. Throw in the holidays and I am looking for peace. So a peaceful and quiet atmosphere is going to be the major theme for the list with some new things thrown in that I haven’t had a chance to do or see before.

So on with the list:

 

  1. 7 Dwarfs Mine Train – the ride wasn’t open yet the last time I was at Magic Kingdom so I want to see this ride

 

  1. Festival of Fantasy Parade – I have to see that steampunk fire breathing dragon up close!

 

  1. Sticking at the Magic Kingdom – the People Mover – not an exciting ride but this one fits the peaceful criteria for me – I love to ride it and people watch Tomorrowland.

 

  1. Monorail – I enjoy the ride between Magic Kingdom and Epcot and it is a uniquely Disney experience

 

  1. Epcot in general – it is our family’s favorite park and I just love the feel of the various areas. I enjoy just finding a bench and sitting and watching people or the fountains in different areas.

 

  1. If I can do that sitting and watching in Epcot with a beer in hand it will be even better – don’t get the chance to sit out and have a drink in the fresh air much in winter here in Winnipeg and it would feel really good.

 

  1. Spaceship Earth – there is just something so comfortable and relaxing about this ride – love it!

 

  1. Illuminations – it is a tough call but I think Illuminations is my favorite fireworks show at Disney World.

 

  1. International Gateway – my whole family loves this back entrance to Epcot and World Showcase. It is a great place to sit and relax or just to pick up the peaceful vibe.

 

  1. That then leads out to the Beach and Yacht Club and Boardwalk areas – I love the Beach and Yacht areas and we have so many good memories of the trips when we have stayed in this area. I always feel good walking around there. (Kind of nice that my happy place happens to be at about the 24.5 mile point in the Disney World Marathon – nice little mental mood boost right when it is needed most!)

There are obviously many, many more things I will be looking at doing but this is the short list of things I am truly looking forward to for this trip. Beside the running, of course!

2 comments

  1. Bill says:

    Do you have your tickets yet? Once you get them you can use your online My Disney Experience account and set up your Fastpasses in advance. No more paper fastpasses. If you’re not familiar with it send me a DM, if you are then just delete this and pretend it never happened lol

    • Ted says:

      Thanks Bill – I’m all good with the app and tickets.

      I like setting up the electronic fastpasses but find they can take away some of the spontaneity in the parks. My trips to Disney World fall in January and February and the parks aren’t usually that busy. Because of that I tend to skip setting up the fastpasses until I get to whatever park I am heading to for the day. I can definitely see the need for them during busier periods though when you want to make absolutely sure he hit that special ride or event!

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