Baby’s First Trip to Walt Disney World
Living in Florida all of my life, I have to say that I’ve never stayed on the Disney resort!
I wanted to write a post just about our stay, because all I’ve been doing is raving about it to everyone I know…or see!
Through another blend of mine, Heather from Running with Sass, is also a travel agent for Disney and was able to help us out with a deal on a room at the Port Orleans – Riverside resort on Disney property.
When we arrived last Thursday, we check into the lobby and were given a ton of information on the events around the Disney area and also related to the race weekend itself. Everyone on the Disney staff is so friendly and helpful!
Our room was very comfy and quaint. We brought snacks and food from home and had a fridge to store the fruit and water in. There was even a partisan between the bathroom area and main bedroom so that made waking up early for my runs easy without waking up the Kraken….I mean, hubs. It was super cozy! After the expo on the first night we arrived we decided to head out for dinner and drinks over at Downtown Disney. Since the shuttle was about 5 seconds from our room, we were able to hop on the bus and head there without driving! Safety first, I always say.
Sadly, on the race course I wasn’t able to see the character I’d channeled: Piglet. I mean, I did, but only in frozen-pose form. Hubs and I fell in love with a Margarita Bar off of the water by the Cap’n Jacks where we had dinner. It was so nice to get out because we normally like to chillax at home 😉
After dancing around by the Disney stage, we went into the World of Disney – a huge store full of ALL things Disney – to search for something Piglet-like. I didn’t have a ton of luck, though, because it was SUPER crowded. So, we just played dress up by the not-so-crowded Mickey hats and then headed to Ghiradelli.
Mickey in towel-form, our bathroom, cute character pillows, & Mickey shampoo to boot!
I saw a guy with a Half Fanatics jacket on and struck up a conversation with him about the club. He was one who told me I couldn’t PR at Disney (touche) and said he and his buddy were running Goofy (both races) that weekend. After getting some HF knowledge, hubs and I shared a Ghiradelli cone – YUM. Carb loading at its finest.
Saturday, after the race, we made our first trip off the resort. Shocker! We were staying in the same resort as a few other running group buds and carpooled over to Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse in Orlando for a pre-marathon celebration dinner a.k.a. pasta carb-load! Yes, I just ran the half, but felt the need to carb-load in honor of my buds running the full!
Verdict: delish! Great service too! Most of the group headed back to their respective places of slumber to get shuteye before their big day, but we were feelin’ froggy! Hubs and I went with Sunita and her hubby Michael back over to Downtown Disney. This time, though, we took the Riverside Water Shuttle! Such a cool idea!
Don’t worry, we made sure to introduce them to our oh-so-favorite Margarita bar 😉
I can’t wait to stay at DisneyLAND this summer!!
You can take a peek at my other WDW Weekend posts here!
Do you use margaritas as vacation-fuel? What’s your favorite part of Downtown Disney/the Disney Resort?