After the 5K Jan and I headed to Epcot, where much to our surprise as we headed into World Showcase we stumbled upon a pop up character meet n greet. I’ve heard of these happening, but have never been lucky enough to stumble upon one myself! Most often these meet n greets are used to train cast members, and they often take place prior to race weekends or when a college program starts up.
As soon as I saw the gate between Canada and the UK open I ran over to see who we could meet! The characters in attendance at this meet n greet were:
- Penguin from Mary Poppins
This was a super fun way to kick off our day in Epcot. We arrived between 11-11:30 so World Showcase was pretty empty. We had been headed to lunch at Tangeriene Cafe, and almost took the boat but it wasn’t running yet. Thank God for that since we got to experience this fun character pop up!
After we met the characters we wanted to we headed to lunch at Tangeriene Cafe in Morocco as planned. (A few of them we chose not to meet and the meet n greet was over fairly early so we didn’t get the chance to meet everyone.) Tangeriene Cafe is seriously my favorite quick service restaurant! I try to eat there every trip! The lamb is phenomenal!
After lunch we wandered World Showcase. I got a grapefruit beer in Germany which is always so refreshing!
Jan and I split an Anna’s birthday cupcake in Norway and found a fun photo opportunity (there was a PhotoPass photographer) with the Anna & Elsa topiaries. If you’re going for the Flower and Garden festival this is a great photo spot, especially if you have a little princess in tow!
We then met up with my friend Erin, grabbed some Starbucks and relaxed for a bit and put our feet up. Then we headed to the character spot at Epcot to see Mickey and friends. We followed this up with a ride on Test Track and Spaceship Earth before heading to dinner at O’hana.
This was a fun day, but we may have overdone it on the walking! Either way we were in bed early after taking a cab back to Riverside from the Polynesian. (We opted for a cab after walking from the Ticket & Transportation center to O’hana due to a down monorail. We just didn’t want to mess with the monorail or waiting for a bus back to Riverside at Magic Kingdom.) Time to rest up for the 10K!
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Dive into Big Savings with this Summer Offer!
Dreaming of a Disney World vacation this summer? Take the plunge and book your trip with these fabulous summer savings!
Save on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights June 15 – Aug. 28, 2014.
- Save up to 30% when you stay up to 5 nights*
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- Save even more when you stay 6 nights or longer and add minimum 6-day Magic Your Way® Tickets to your room!**
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*Rooms are limited! Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom Villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. 30% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings for other Resorts.
**Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same ticket.
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Are you a Florida resident or military active/retired? Need last minute Spring Break plans? Look no further…Disney Cruise Line is offering FABULOUS discounts to both Florida residents and active and retired military members!
Florida Residents can enjoy a 3-night Bahamian cruise, departing from Port Canaveral on April 3, in a Category 05A stateroom on the Disney Dream for just $175 per night, per person, or a total of $525 each! Proof of Florida residency is required to take advantage of this discount and these costs do not include government taxes and fees, which are approximately $54 per person. Please note that these rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Gratuities and port excursions are an additional fee as well.
Active and retired members of the U.S. military are eligible for discounted 3-night Bahamian cruises as well. You can sail for $175 per person, per night in a category 05A stateroom on the Disney Dream on the following 3-night Bahamian cruises:
March 20, 2014
March 27, 2014
April 3, 2014
April 10, 2014
Just having returned from a 3-night Bahamian cruise I can say one thing…a Disney cruise is an AMAZING experience. I would highly recommend it to everyone! The experience will leave you wanting to cruise with Mickey again and again!
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You’ve heard my personal goal to run Disney for the Princess Half marathon weekend in 2015, now what are your goals? If your goal is to complete in a runDisney race, to run a 5K or to run a 10-miler then runDisney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend is for you! The best news is, that Destinations in Florida has fabulous group rates for this weekend! We always aim to secure the best possible deal for you and this race weekend is no exception!
We have amazing group rates at all resort levels? Are you a fan of the value resorts, we can hook you up with a great deal at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. Or stay at my favorite moderate, Port Orleans Riverside. Love rustic luxury and close proximity to Magic Kingdom? Then stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for a steal! You can add your tickets and the Disney Dining Plan to your reservation to make the ultimate runcation!
What better time is there to visit Walt Disney World and celebrate your accomplishments than the Halloween season. Race your way to great deals, and add a stop at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for a fabulous getaway! For a quick quote to make your racing dreams come true, please contact me at email@example.com or 818-519-0777. I look forward to helping you reach your goals and helping you have a magical time celebrating your achievements!
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Are you a Disney Visa cardholder? There is a new Walt Disney World vacation package offer for Disney’s Visa cardholders! Save up to 30% on your room, plus get discounted 4-day through 10-day tickets, for travel 2/18/13 – 3/23/13 and 4/2/13-6/14/13. Very limited availability and higher prices for packages 3/24/13-4/1/13 . The regular dates can also be booked as room only discount. Book by 3/7/13 for February and March stays. Book by 3/31/13 for April, May and June stays.
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